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How to install a PS3 update via a USB key

March 2015

How to install a PS3 update via a USB key

Your PlayStation 3 is not connected to the internet? Here's how to update the firmware manually. You can download and transfer the update file (PS3UPDAT.PUP) using a compatible storage device such as Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, a USB key (FAT32) or PSP.


  • First you need to create a folder named "PS3" in the storage media or USB. In this folder, create a subfolder named "UPDATE" (the folder name is case sensitive). Once the UPDATE folder is created, download and save the update file as PS3UPDAT.PUP.
  • Connect the USB to your PS3.
  • Go to Settings > System Update, then Update via Storage Media.
  • Select the storage media connected to the PS3 and start the update process.
  • Latest update 4.66 (24 November 2014):
  • Note that: If you don't create the UPDATE folder, the PS3 will not detect the USB key.
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By Carlos-vialfa on December 30, 2009
Original article published by udodirck. Translated by jak58.
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