How to update PS3: with USB, in safe mode

How to update PS3: with USB, in safe mode

This article will show you how to update the firmware of your PS3 manually with a USB and in safe mode.

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.

How to install a PS3 update via a USB key?


  • A USB key formatted in FAT32.
  • Create a PS3 folder at the root of your USB key.
  • Open the PS3 folder and create an 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.

How to update PS3 with USB in safe mode?

  • Download the latest update on your PC.
  • Next, transfer the PS3UPDAT.PUP file to the UPDATE folder.
  • Plug your controller into the PS3 via a USB cable.
  • Put your PS3 on standby
  • Next, press and hold the power button - the system has to turn off again.
  • Once this is done, press and hold the power button again. You will hear a single beep , and you can release it when you hear a double beep
  • Press the PS button on your controller.
  • Select System Update from the list with the controller.
  • Connect your USB to the PS3.
  • Press the Start and Select buttons of the controller at the same time
  • Next, you have to wait (you may get a blue screen) and then follow the on-screen instructions.
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