PS3 FW 4.45 coming - Trophy notification toggle [Warning: Update bricking PS3s?]

I'm too afraid to update. I have Slim 1 with a WD 320gb HDD. Luckily all I want to do is play TLOU tonight.
Let me know how it goes. I'm afraid to turn mine off. I was re-running the update. The percentage went fine. It then re-booted to a black screen. I'll give it another 10mins before I attempt a hard reset.
 
If you *really* have to update at least back up all of your save data to USB first. Otherwise, I'd wait until Sony fix the problem. I know I'd avoid it with a ten foot pole for now.
 
If you *really* have to update at least back up ALL of your save data to USB first. Otherwise, I'd wait until Sony fix the problem. I know I'd avoid it with a ten foot pole for now.
If it weren't for PS1/2 saves I'd say backing up to the cloud is enough.

Anyways:

Problem with FW 4.45? (choose one):
* No

HDD (choose one):
* Custom (750 GB 7200 RPM)

PS3 type (choose one):
* Slim 1 (Late 2009)

PS3 Region (choose one):
* US
 
Welp according to the Sony Forums someone with 500GB got bricked too.. So maybe anything less than 500gb works?

Also people that bricked, try to reinstall the firmware from USB.

Link: http://dus01.ps3.update.playstation...e6d82c8201d5d528095221bb7034ffa7/PS3UPDAT.PUP
So I was finally able to get back to the recovery menu, but once I chose the System Update option it just freezes. This is with the USB stick in and out and I tried it several times.

Hey, it's only a terabyte of games! We should be thanking Sony for helping us get rid of our digital backlog!

On a serious note, I am very happy that the majority of my saves are backed up on the PSN+ cloud. Although the next few days will be hell on my bandwidth, at least I haven't lost everything.
 
Luckily my copy of TLoU arrives during the weekend so I'm in no rush to turn it on right now, wanted to play some Lords of Shadow to try and finish it before TLoU arrives though :(
 
We should put out more data like:

Problem with FW 4.45? (choose one):
* Yes
* No

HDD (choose one):
* Custom (please state GB)
* Factory (please state GB)

PS3 type (choose one):
* Fat with backward compatible
* Fat without backward compatible
* Slim 1
* Slim 2

PS3 Region (choose one):
* US
* UK
* AUS
* JPN
* Other (state)?
good thinking.
 
So I was finally able to get back to the recovery menu, but once I chose the System Update option it just freezes. This is with the USB stick in and out and I tried it several times.

Hey, it's only a terabyte of games! We should be thanking Sony for helping us get rid of our digital backlog!

On a serious note, I am very happy that the majority of my saves are backed up on the PSN+ cloud. Although the next few days will be hell on my bandwidth, at least I haven't lost everything.
I have the same problem trying to install the new firmware via the recovery menu. (Managed to get back in after holding down the power button through one full turn on/beep/turn off cycle.)

FWIW, my info:

Problem with FW 4.45? (choose one):
* YES

HDD (choose one):
* Custom (1TB Samsung Spinpoint)

PS3 type (choose one):
* Slim 1 (CECH-2001A)

PS3 Region (choose one):
* US
 
well my system is gone, don't have another hard drive to use on the system yet.
try re installing it, or wait for Sony to fix it. The worst thing you can do right now is wipe your hard drive.

edit: re-installing from the USB doesn't work. The update installs half way, restarts, and then goes to a black screen.
 
try re installing it, or wait for Sony to fix it. The worst thing you can do right now is wipe your hard drive.

edit: re-installing from the USB doesn't work. The update installs half way, restarts, and then goes to a black screen.
yup. I hope they release an update for the update and i can get my 1TB HD back..
 

Killthee

helped a brotha out on multiple separate occasions!
Problem with FW 4.45? (choose one):
* No

HDD (choose one):
* Custom (250 GB)

PS3 type (choose one):
* Slim 1

PS3 Region (choose one):
* US
 
try re installing it, or wait for Sony to fix it. The worst thing you can do right now is wipe your hard drive.

edit: re-installing from the USB doesn't work. The update installs half way, restarts, and then goes to a black screen.
Were you able to access the System Update option immediately or did it hang for a while? As soon as I pressed the option it seemed to freeze on me.
 
HDD:
* Custom 500GB

PS3 type:
* Slim 1

PS3 Region:
* JP

Update:
* Successful

I read this news on Twitter right after launching the update, almost strangled myself. Thankfully there was no problem.
 
Anyone has this setting and had successful update?

HDD (choose one):
* Custom (250 GB)

PS3 type (choose one):
* Fat without backward compatible

PS3 Region (choose one):
* Japan
 
Fat model with BC
Hdd upgraded to 500gb, originally 80gb
NA
No problem with update.


From what I've been reading in other places, it seems to be mostly affecting ps3s that have been upgraded to 1tb. Seems to be the most in common factor.
 
I downloaded the firmware without knowing about this thread. I seem to be fine.

Problem with FW 4.45? (choose one):
* No

HDD (choose one):
*Factory, 250GB

PS3 type (choose one):
* Slim 1

PS3 Region (choose one):
* US
 
Were you able to access the System Update option immediately or did it hang for a while? As soon as I pressed the option it seemed to freeze on me.
I can access the system update just fine. I scroll though the user agreement, accept and then begin the actual install. The installation hits 47/48% the system reboots to a black screen. At least I still have access to safe mode. So, if Sony does release a fix, there is hope.

Ok this is bullshit that I have to update to watch netflix
I wouldn't chance it, even if my model is listed as safe in this thread. Nexflix isn't going anywhere. Wait.
 
Problem with FW 4.45? (choose one):
* No

HDD (choose one):
* Seagate Momentus XT 500 GB Solid State Hybrid Drive

PS3 Type (choose one):
* Slim 1 - CECH-3001A

PS3 Region (choose one):
* United States