How To Install a PS3 Update Via a USB Key

December 2016

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.


  • A USB key formatted in FAT32.
  • Create a PS3 folder at the root of your USB key.
  • Open the PS3 folder and create a UPDATE subfolder.
  • NB: The folder names are case sensitive.


  • Download the latest update (4.70 24 February 2015) on your PC:
  • Transfer the PS3UPDAT.PUP file to the UPDATE folder.
  • Connect the USB to your PS3.
  • Go to Settings > System Update, then Update via Storage Media.
  • Select the USB key and launch the update procedure.

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