PS3 Firmware Update 4.78 And Vita Firmware Update 3.57 Is Live, Removes Facebook Support

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Sony has released a brand new firmware update for the PS3 and Vita. These new firmware updates are mandatory for both platforms and they also remove Facebook support for them, which allowed users to share their trophies and game purchases on Facebook.

While we don’t have an official changelog for these updates, it has been reported that the PS3 update only removes the Facebook support while the Vita update not only removes Facebook, it also patches some of the latest exploits that were found by the homebrew community.

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If you want to download the latest PS3 firmware, you can download it from the links below.

If you want to stay online, you will have to update to the latest firmware on the Vita and PS3. Sony has also recently released a new firmware update for the PS4 which improved the system stability.

While Vita and PS3 Facebook support was completely removed, it is completely different situation on PS4 where the support is there but it never works as intended. Ever since the launch of PS4, there is no way to share trophies on Facebook with a PS4 although we can still share videos and screenshots.

Let us know what you think about this new firmware update in the comments below.

  • Kristopher

    ever since the update my ps3 slim wont read any games..it plays dvds just fine. Ive replaced with brand new blu ray player kept the same logic board so didn’t have to remarry and did every option in safe mode including full system restore. I even just recently replaced with a brand new hard drive and updated that to 4.78 and guess what it still reads dvds but not games. ive checked every wire/ribbon ive ran tests to make sure my logic board was good. I can see the red&blue diodes light up inside the disc drive itself insuring that the lasers do work properly it just wont read games can anyone enlighten me here? its been 2 weeks and I cant play my games

  • Dorianse

    Press PS BUTTON right after selecting multi-player

  • Nacho DeRosario

    I HAVE A PROBLEM!! Since I updated my PS3 to this version, I cannot play The las of Us Online. I can connect to PSN; the problem is when a want to connect to “Multiplayer factions” in TLOU. The loading bar freezes al the end.
    Please someone help me?

    • Matts Computer Support

      every update (you should hard reset your console) like a clean installation but make sure that you back up your games and other files.

    • Dorianse

      Look above

  • Dorianse

    Downloading now. Hopefully it doesn’t brick my ps3! If bad will update…

    • Kristopher

      ever since the update my ps3 slim wont read any games..it plays dvds just fine. Ive replaced with brand new blu ray player kept the same logic board so didn’t have to remarry and did every option in safe mode including full system restore. I even just recently replaced with a brand new hard drive and updated that to 4.78 and guess what it still reads dvds but not games. ive checked every wire/ribbon ive ran tests to make sure my logic board was good. I can see the red&blue diodes light up inside the disc drive itself insuring that the lasers do work properly it just wont read games can anyone enlighten me here? its been 2 weeks and I cant play my games

      • Kristopher

        this literally happened the moment after the update..and I was hardwired directly into my modem during the update