Sony’s 4.45 patch had a bug that would brick unlucky PS3 systems. Luckily, a fix was released today.
The 4.46 system update solves the console-bricking glitch that plagued unlucky PS3 owners. In addition, the update ads the ability to hide notifications. Notifications include winning a trophy in a game and friends logging in online.
Should you have a bricked system, Sony has given you step-by-step instructions on how to fix the issue right here.