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SONY PLAYSTATION 3 FIRMWARE UPDATE

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SONY PS3 Firmware Update

PS3 System firmware updates

Sony frequently releases firmware updates for the PS3. The PS3 uses a very capable general-purpose processor (i.e., Cell processor) and many of the audio and video capabilities are performed in software running on the unit’s processor, rather than in hardware as used in standalone Blu-ray Disc players. This has allowed Sony to easily add many new capabilities to the PS3 via firmware updates. Newly purchased PS3’s will not usually have the latest firmware and you should be prepared to download and install the latest firmware update.

How do I update my firmware?

The simplest way is to connect your PS3 to the internet. Then, from the XMB, choose Settings, System Settings, Update via Internet.

If you don't have a network connection, you'll need to download the update with a PC and copy it to a USB memory stick or a memory card if your PS3 model has a memory card reader. More details are provided below how to update your PS3's firmware.

How to Update your PS3's Firmware

(April 8, 2011 Firmware version 3.60 is now available)

• PS3 system updates
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PS3 System Update

Required:

* PlayStation®3 system
* A wireless controller
* A USB cable
* Internet access (wired or wireless* connection)
* Available only on PS3™ systems that are equipped with the wireless LAN feature.

You must create the necessary network settings for the PS3™ system before performing a system update. For details, refer to the PS3™ system software user's guide.

Update procedure

Notice

* Do not turn off the PS3™ system during an update. If an update is cancelled before completion, the system software may become damaged, and the system may require servicing or exchange.
* During an update, the power button on the system front and PS button of the controller are inactive.
* From the XMB™ menu, select Settings (Settings) > System Update (System Update), and then press the Close (X) button.
Select [Update via Internet], and then press the Close (X) button.
The system automatically searches for and finds the latest version of the update data.
Download the update data.
Follow the on-screen instructions to perform the update.
Confirm that the update was successful.
After the update has been completed, go to Settings (Settings) > System Settings (System Settings) > [System Information].

If the [System Software] field displays the version number of the update, the update was successful.

Alternate method:
Update using a PC
Required:

* PlayStation®3 system
* A wireless controller
* A USB cable
* A PC with Internet access
* Storage media (Memory Stick™, SD Memory Card, CompactFlash®)* or a USB Mass Storage device such as a USB flash drive
(At least 168 MB of free space required)
* An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.
Update data download procedure

* Create a folder on the storage media in which to save the update data. Using a PC, create a folder named “PS3” on the storage media or USB device. Within the PS3 folder, create a folder named “UPDATE”.
Download the update data and save it in the "UPDATE" folder created in step 1.
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Notice

Be sure to save the update data as noted below. If the data is not saved in the correct way, the PS3™ system will not recognize the update data. The folder name must be in all uppercase letters.

Location: Save in the “PS3” folder > “UPDATE” folder
File name: Save as file name “PS3UPDAT.PUP”.

Update procedure

Notice
Do not turn off the PS3™ system or remove the storage media or USB device during an update. If an update is cancelled before completion, the system software may become damaged, and the system may require servicing or exchange.
During an update, the power button on the system front and PS button of the controller are inactive.
Insert the storage media or USB device that contains the update data in the PS3™ system.
From the home menu, select Settings (Settings) > System Update (System Update), and then press the Close button. Select [Update via Storage Media], and then press the Close button.

The system automatically searches for and finds the update data saved on the storage media or USB device.

Start the update.
Press the Close button to start the update. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.
Confirm that the update was successful.
After the update has been completed, go to (Settings) > (System Settings) > [System Information].

If the [System Software] field displays the version number of the update, the update was successful.

• PS3 firmware update history

As background the current generation of firmware, i.e., starting with version 3.00, was released on September 1, 2009 and subsequent updates have been forthcoming every few months. Firmware releases that increment the third digit of the version number (e.g. from version 3.50 to 3.55) are considered minor updates to the previously released major update (e.g., version 3.50 of the firmware.

PS3's connected to the internet (via either WiFi or Ethernet) can now use the 'System Update' feature under the 'Settings' menu to download and install the latest firmware. It is recommended that owners use the PS3 game controller to operate your PS3 for performing a firmware update. While other remotes (e.g. Sony bluetooth BD remote control) have worked for most of the more recent firmware updates, it appears the PS3 game controller is the only one that is assured to work for every firmware update, so to avoid possible issues with the download and installation it is suggested you use the PS3 game control.

If you don't have your PS3 connected to the internet then you can download the firmware update onto your PC and install the update onto your PS3 using a USB flash memory drive. Note that the USB flash drive must use FAT32 formatting.

Note that firmware updates first become available for download only for those PS3's that have high speed interent connections and will typically become available a few days later to download to a PC. After you do the update, you may have to re-register your PS3 with your Sony Bluetooth BD/DVD Remote, if you have one (go to the PS3's 'Settings' menu then 'Accessory Setting' and then 'Register BD Remote Control').

What if something goes wrong with the firmware update?

There were several new PS3 recovery tools added, starting with firmware version 2.5x. A new recovery menu gives users access to several restore tools. Among the recovery tools it provides is the ability to re-install a new firmware update, in the event there is an failure/error during the firmware installation process. However, to re-install the firmware you will need to download the firmware on your PC and transfer it a USB flash memory drive as per the instructions provided above. To access the recovery menu:

1. Turn off Playstation 3
2. Hold The power button down; The system will turn on and turn off once again.
3. Once the System has been shutdown, re-press your finger on the power button until you hear 2 consecutive beeps.
4. When you hear the 2 beeps take your finger off the power button.
5. You will be prompted to plug in your controller via usb and then press the PS button on the controller.
6. The Recovery menu will pop up.




 


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