Bugs which users of the Sony PlayStation 3 have been experiencing after installing the firmware 4.45 update on their device may find relief with the fix that Sony have announced would be coming out shortly. Users of the console who had loaded the firmware found their console unusable thereafter. Sony has announced the fix would be available on 27th June, but such users would have to install the update manually. In all probability users would have to download the update to their computer, transfer it to a flash drive which would then be connected to the Sony PS3 device for the update. A step by step guide would also be issued by Sony along with the release of the fix.
Sony claims that the effected users were few as they had removed the original firmware update 4.45 on 19th June and within a short time removed it also. Online reports however indicate the number of effected people is not just a few.
The firmware update was supposed to remove the trophy notification coming up on the console. Users however experienced their console was not booting properly and would hang after the XcrossMediaBar user interface screen appeared.
One of the drastic solutions that few gamers resorted to was to boot in safe mode and format the hard drive. This meant loss of all previous stores game data as well as apps and games that had been downloaded to the device. The fix, which Sony has promised the suffering users of the PS3 should remove the hanging bug without any loss of data or games.
Sony has a lot of reputation at stake, given the release of the PlayStation 4 later this year. Lucky for Sony that at the same time Microsoft has removed the DRM from their Xbox. The grudge of the people therefore has been spread between the two.