Is your PS3 bricked after installing the PS3 firmware 4.45 which was pulled by Sony? Then fret not as Sony are working on a fix and it’s out in Japan, the company has announced.
The North American and European Sony Playstation websites haven’t been updated yet but they should soon. The problem was due to people installing custom HDDs in the PS3 as we reported earlier.
Sony’s japanese website cites this (via Google Translate).
Notice of 4.45 delivery PlayStation 3 system software version (6/21 update)
Reports from some users that were conducted to update the system software version 4.45 of “PlayStation 3”, we have received reports XMB (cross media bar) will not appear after the update, but new to solve this phenomenon will be published on Thursday, June 27, the system software updates such. For now put everyone in a user, we apologize for the inconvenience, I would like to ask for your understanding.
The update will go live on June 27th, so there’s still time.