PS3 OFW 4.46 – Live Now, Download Links & Guide!

So as Jd8531 reported on a few days back, OFW 4.45 was causing some PS3′s to turn into a brick. A fix has now been released! 

Now, what does this update specifically do?

Well the main one would be fixing all of those bricked PS3′s, obviously, and you can now change the settings so you no longer get trophy notifications.



For those of you who have had their PS3 bricked by this disgusting piece of software ( ;) ) hopefully, this will help your road to recovery! A step-by-step guide on updating your PS3.


First of all, download the version of the PS3 firmware matching your console: download the PS3 firmware 4.46 here


Firstly we will need to make sure your memory stick (or SD Card, or USB storage) is formatted correctly, make sure everything is out of it, right click it and click ‘Format…’. This will bring up a little window that looks a little bit like this:
Choose FAT32.


Once we’ve done that, we now need to put the .PUP you downloaded onto your freshly formatted memory stick. Well of course, it needs to be in the correct folders!

And it goes a little bit like this:

So, Inside your memory stick, you want nothing else apart from a folder that says PS3, and inside that folder, UPDATE (In capitals!)

Got it yet? Good.


Remember, make sure that this is correct, otherwise your beautiful PS3 will not recognize that the update file is there. And keep everything in capitals!

I’ll go over update method if you still have an XMB for the moment:

Go over to Settings, second to the left, all the way to the top you’ll find something that says ‘System Update’ can you guess what that does?

Well once you’ve chanced death and pressed X on it you’ll be greeted by a screen like this

Now’s the time where you plug your memory stick into the console, and select ‘Update via Storage Media’


Once you have done so, the PS3 finds the selected FW to which you just press X and it’ll start!



Now’s the tricky part – For those of you who have a bricked console.

Now regarding the memory stick, it’s the same as above (format to FAT32, download .pup , put in PS3//UPDATE)  but after that, you’ll need to start up your console in safe mode by:

  1. Turn off your PS3, making sure that the light is on solid red
  2. Hold your finger down on the power button – you will hear the first beep which tells you the PS3 is powering on

2.1 Continue to hold down the power button after for 5 seconds, indicating the video reset, it will beep to let you know.

2.2 Keep on holding down until you hear yet another beep – The PS3 will now power off.

3. As before, turn it on, hold it down for video reset, after this as you keep holding down, you will hear a quick double beep – After remove your finger from the power button and this beautiful screen should come up:

4. Do what it says. (Connect a PS controller using it’s charger cable)

5. Once you have done so, a magic screen appears;

You can probably guess which one to choose, right? You want to update the system, so you choose restore file system. (I’m only joking, don’t do that)

Put your memory stick in, and go down to System Update and press

follow it through, and hey presto your done. (Unless your PS3 blows up, that’s not my fault…)

Remember, if you have any problems, you can always make a topic on /talk, where the other members will gladly help out! ( I hope)


  1. JeoWay’s avatar

    I was asleep during the process of the update going live. I was also still asleep as the update was taken down.

    Thank god for sleep 8-)


    1. JeoWay’s avatar

      The update that bricked consoles*


  2. garrei’s avatar

    my ps3 blew up


    1. hgoel0974’s avatar

      you should have called bomb disposal although I don’t know how you survived without getting injured at all


      1. If You What?’s avatar

        Will the PS3 isn’t C4, so it’s not gonna have a massive explosion.

        Just some crappy sparks and smoke and shit.


  3. The Kick’s avatar

    I hope sony built a new headquarters with all those bricks they’ve made over the years.


  4. Shapeshifter’s avatar

    Sony should make a mac clone called brickintosh!! :D
    Or maybe their plan was to ensure we study for our exams instead of playing!!
    Or They wanted to schedule psn maintainence and decided to not say it out publicly!! :D


    1. phil87700’s avatar

      LOL… but waiting for 4.46 rogero..;-)


    2. Thrawn’s avatar

      Or they wanted to dispose of all that hackable consoles out there :)


  5. kikershadow’s avatar

    ¿esto podría servir para cargar cualquier firmware como uno pirata? y si no la restauras como un iphone cada vez que se brickeee o me equivoco.


  6. ADX2’s avatar

    ALL it does is fixes the bricked hitted console by applying a software gel 4.46gm …HAHAHAHAHAHHA


  7. gunblade’s avatar

    so there ofw dat bricks ps3 n ofw that unbricks them prety cool.


  8. psp411’s avatar

    So much tnx Minimur12, bery good explication, that´s the reason I like to come to Wololo´s site every day, (apart of course of the ninja release in vita HBL).

    in Servante´s speach:

    gracias muchas gracias Minimur12, afortunadamente yo leí en este sitio web que no actualizara mi PS3 al firmware anterior, así que no tuve el problema del “brick” gracias wololo por avisarnos, ahora si puedo actualizar mi play3, lo siguiente:
    esperar por el nuevo VHBL… y a jugar Doom, QuakeGL, y metroid en mi PSVita.

    gracias por el gran trabajo un saludo y mis respetyos de siempre a la comunidad.


  9. FUCKFACE’s avatar

    OMG if this was VHBL I bet you be nice!


  10. x-eye’s avatar

    no offense y
    all but PS3 and PS4 can kiss Vitas rear touchpad™


  11. cronofear’s avatar

    I’m not sure but i think the non bricked ps3′s tutorial was not necessary, users can update normally using internet… Or am i wrong?


    1. Minimur12’s avatar

      if bricked, you cannot access the internet, the only thing you can do with it would be access the safe mode menu


  12. John’s avatar

    Waiting for rebug GFW v4.46


  13. Jorge’s avatar

    It’s you’re done, no your done. At the end of the post*


  14. Jye’s avatar

    mine says no applicable data was found when i try system update in safe mode! D: i did everything that you said


  15. Lars2254’s avatar

    Its says; data is corrupted.


  16. Kevin’s avatar

    I got data corrupted too…?? Damn


  17. Tamashii’s avatar

    My PS3 hacked Pentagon!!


  18. mike’s avatar

    can someone tell me step by step how to jailbreak my ps3 and what I will need and were to get everything I have update system 4.46 im not a very smart person but I want to do this got a usb just for this someone help me please


  19. aaron’s avatar

    Is it possible to use this method to revert from OFW 4.5 to OFW 4.46?




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