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June 27, 2013 // 2:59 am - Following up on their previous update, today Sony has officially released PS3 System Software Update 4.46 which now fixes the widespread 4.45 PS3 bricked consoles (for some) and also allows users to turn off trophy notifications.

Download: PS3 Firmware 4.46 Update (US) / PS3 Firmware 4.46 Update (EU) / PlayStation 3 System Software 4.46 User's Guide / PS3 4.46 Keys (Unconfirmed) / GIT / PS3 4.46 Keys by Smhabib and Naewhert / research.tar.xz (CORE_OS package disassembly) by zecoxao / Core_OS Info by Smhabib / (10.57 MB) by Smhabib

PS3 4.46 Firmware Size: 203.7 MB (203,745,830 bytes)
PS3 4.46 Firmware MD5: 6085b02c415ec912fab4670d7957db68

Despite the PS3 OFW 4.45 brick fix though, some users on Sony's Official Forums are still reporting that their PlayStation 3 console remains bricked after updating to 4.46, as follows:

From HillTerror: "My PS3 is still bricked even after the new update 4.46!! So **bleep** I waited a week for the fix and its still broken!! HELP SONY!"

From Gambit2886: "Well.. I ended up reformatting my drives on my pc. I was able to run the update after the reformat. Guess ill just have to redownload all my games God this will take days.."

From ElKry: "I have tried to update to 4.46 with my 750GB drive, but it’s been stuck “preparing” at 99% for 10 minutes now. Which... doesn’t sound good."

From KyahTheDamned: "When I press X on 6. System Update in safe mode... it just... freezes. Does nothing. Does anyone else have this problem and more importantly, did anyone else have this problem and fix it?"

To quote: PS3 System Software v.4.45 Issue

If you updated your PlayStation 3 Software to version 4.45 and the XMB (XrossMediaBar) menu is not displayed, please follow the steps below to manually update your PS3's Software and restore your system's functionality.

Step 1: Manually Download System Software

  • You will need a USB Mass Storage device such as a USB flash drive with at least 168 MB of free space. If your PS3 is either CECHA00/CECHB00 series model, you can also use Memory Stick, SD Memory Card, and CompactFlash.
  • Create a folder named “PS3” on the storage media or USB device.
  • Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named "UPDATE".
  • Using your computer, click the following hyperlink to begin downloading system software 4.46
  • Download the update data from the webpage and save it in the "UPDATE" folder.
  • Location: Save in the “PS3” folder > “UPDATE” folder
  • File name: Save as file name “PS3UPDAT.PUP”

Note: If the data is not saved in the correct way, the PS3 will not recognize the update data. The folder name must be in all uppercase letters.

Step 2: Activate Safe Mode

  • With the PS3 off (power light should be red), touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the 1st beep indicating that the PS3 is powering on.
  • Continue to hold the power button, and after approximately 5 seconds you will hear a 2nd beep.
  • Continue to hold the power button and after 5 more seconds you'll hear a 3rd beep, and system will power off (Power light goes red).
  • Release power button.
  • Touch and hold the Power button, you will hear the 1st beep, again for PS3 power on.
  • Continue to hold and after approximately 5 seconds you will hear the 2nd beep for video reset.
  • Continue to hold and after 5 seconds you will hear a quick double beep. At that point release power button.
  • If you succeeded in activating Safe Mode, you will see a message on screen saying, "Connect the controller using a USB cable and then press the PS button".
  • Connect a controller to the PS3 with a USB cable.

If you were not able to get into Safe Mode, your system may need service. Please contact us for further assistance.

Step 3: Manually Update PS3 Software

  • Connect the storage media to PS3 system.
  • Select [6 - System Update] and Press X.
  • Please note: Data and settings may be deleted if you choose any of the first (5) options. Please make sure to only choose option [6 - System Update].
  • Press Start and Select at the same time.
  • The PS3 system will restart and recognizes the update file in the storage media.
  • Press right on the d-pad to scroll through the update description and user agreement.
  • Press X to confirm the update.
  • The system will now install the new system software and restart automatically upon completion.

If you were not able to properly install the firmware or experienced and issue please follow the steps again. If you are still having an issue: Please contact us for further assistance.

From hemi11p comes a How to Bypass 4.46 and Play Online Guide, as follows:

Download: Yet Another Bypass 1.8.rar

How to use:

1. Start bat file YABStart
2. Set up on PS3/Proxy Seetings IP: of your computer
3. Set up on PS3/Proxy Seetings Port: 27 you can change them on config folder (port.txt)
4. Connect to PSN

This is an old method but it still works

From Acid Burn1 comes the PS3 4.46 keys below, with details as follows:

Download: 4.46

Hi all, I want to release all the keys in the PS3's 4.46. I help the scene PS3. Please test all keys. My name is Acid Burn1 Italian developer

For problem please visit or write in this thread:

Below is another PS3 4.46 Keys compilation by franzes80:

Download: PS3 4.46 Keys / PS3 4.46 Keys (Lv0 Updated) (4-46-keys and lvo update.rar)

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Also from franzes80 comes a LV0 updated set of PS3 4.46 Keys (linked above or HERE) who states the following:

Hi all, new update keys 4.46. You know and everyone the metldr in the keys file is 3.55! There were never 4.xx metldr only. 3.55!!! So guys i just renamed it to 4.46 for it to work on 4.46 that's all! lv0tool is initial developing. Changes:

  • fixed keys for mfw
  • update new keys
  • handles loaders including obfuscation in 3.65+ lv0

This file is for dev users, friends site

From RedDot-3ND7355: 4.46 Keys [REMINDER] Read README

Don't forget that the private keys added are 3.55! These keys aren't Ac1d's. Part of it because he got them from me. Ac1d's has the outdated ones with wrong MFW format keys. Stay updated on the git and always read Changelog for changes!

Hey all! There is nothing new... Just a reminder that the ps3 4.46 keys are released Some of you might just already have it anyways... and here they are:

  • Don't forget to read the changelog
  • Don't forget to read the credits

BTW here is the readme for the ones that never reads them:

And here is a text version here: Confirmed them on ps3 dev wiki! Dont forget that the private keys added are 3.55! Dont start making a cfw and say that it dosent work on 4.xx OFW **the MetLDR is 3.55** that means don't be a noob

So, i released the 4.46 keys firstly in the web, then 1 week after that i saw them on the wiki, so i updated all mistypes and stuff... So now they all work! You can make your own 4.46 CFW for 3.55 OFW

*People who has tried the keys* Some guy said that TeamSGK tested them and worked on 3.55 OFW and upgraded to 4.46 CFW from 3.55 OFW. HABIB said that they are legit, verified but private keys are 3.55 (no sht).

From xxmcvapourxx (via comes a lv2_kernal.elf in 4.46 OFW found in IDA and lv2_kernal.elf rebug 4.41 public key, as follows:

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Finally, from Smhabib: The syscon is same for all pup 4.46.i gived you from my cfw but its same for ofw too.. its in core_os_package:

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PS3 System Software Update 4.46 Released, Fixes 4.45 PS3 Bricks

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#17 - Blade86 - June 27, 2013 // 3:46 pm
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nice, hope it helped ya! And if sony brings the next update, you can just open the "*.yml" file in notepad and change ther "4.46" to the next update-ver and BAAAM there is PSN again

#16 - lSHaDoWl - June 27, 2013 // 3:43 pm
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okay, yup i have the latest Multiman, so i do that way.

and yes the usb way would be faster and easier.

#15 - Blade86 - June 27, 2013 // 3:38 pm
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1st: you need to enable "dev_blind", you can do it with multiman in the xmb-view goto settings and the 3rd or 4th option FROM BOTTOM is dev_blind.

2nd: you can copy the ca27-file with multi man from usb-stick to dev_blind/data/cert and then reboot

#14 - lSHaDoWl - June 27, 2013 // 3:31 pm
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FTP like i move normal files right ?

i use Winscp and blackb0xFTP.

#13 - Natepig - June 27, 2013 // 3:28 pm
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Its crazy this is needed in the first place. Sony must have made cutbacks in the quality control department.

#12 - Blade86 - June 27, 2013 // 3:23 pm
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You know how to copy the cer-file into your flash?

#11 - lSHaDoWl - June 27, 2013 // 3:20 pm
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its much appreciated.

#10 - niwakun - June 27, 2013 // 3:19 pm
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logan5's tool should work just fine for those who already in 4.xx firmware.

for 3.55 firmware use the Rebug's spoofer for 4.41 with combination of logan5's tool.

#9 - Blade86 - June 27, 2013 // 3:18 pm
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its done just run Blade-Mod on PC and copy the ca27.cer file to your ps3 and use your PC's IP as 1st and 2nd DNS server in PS3

#8 - lSHaDoWl - June 27, 2013 // 3:17 pm
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if its a straight forward (easy to use tool) plz re-upload it when you have time.

if it complicated don't bother