Updating ps3 via storage media
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In this guide we will teach you how to update the firmware of your Play Station 3 console using a flashdrive.
To check the version of your system software, go to Settings (Settings) You can update your system software by any of the following methods: Update using a PC Download update data using a PC and save on storage media* or a USB Mass Storage device.
Copy the update data to the PS3™ system's hard disk drive and perform the update.
From there, plug in your flash drive or insert your memory card.
Open the drive in Windows Explorer and create a new folder in the drive named PS3 (all capitals). PUP file in the UPDATE folder which is inside the PS3 folder on your storage media.