PS3 Update Center 4.76

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With all of our readers hanging on every word that Sony puts out, we decided to put together a page explaining the proper processes in updating your PS3. There are several different methods for updating. You can update directly from the PS3, you can update using data on a game disc, or you can download the update file from your PC and update using a USB drive or memory card. Downloading the file directly from Sony’s servers to your PC is generally the fastest way to grab the PS3 update file. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us, or just ask in the comments below.

If this information looks familiar, like maybe from the PlayStation forums, that’s because Ftwrthtx wrote this for us.

Be sure to download the proper file for your PS3. Japan’s update file isn’t the same as the US or EU update file.

If you are stuck at the wavy screen update again via Safemode.

Also see the official page for the 4.45 issue here.

Download for your region and please note that these files are hosted by PlayStation and are not hosted by

Update using a PC Required items

  • 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 130 MB of free space required)
    * An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models.

Update data download procedure

  1. 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”.
  2. Download the update data from the above links and save it in the “UPDATE” folder created in step 1.

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 Notices

  • 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.
  1. Insert the storage media or USB device that contains the update data in the PS3™ system.
  2. From the home menu, select  (Settings) >  (System Update), and then press the button.
  3. Select [Update via Storage Media], and then press the button.

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


  1. Start the update data.
    Press the button to start the update data. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.
  2. Confirm that the update was successful.
    After the update has been completed, go to Settings Icon (Settings) > (System Settings) > [System Information]. If the [System Software] field displays the version number of the update, the update was successful.

Hint: You can delete the update data from the storage media or USB device after the update has been successfully completed.


    thanks for the download

  • Ted529


    Before you commit to the new operating system you might want to know about my experience. I have two PS3′s, one original (which is backward compatible with PS2 games,) and one much more recent. I attempted to update both this morning (Sunday am CDST) directly over my encrypted home wifi network, i.e., no pc or thumbdrive involved.

    The newer machine downloaded the file and installed it with no problems. The system sent me an email to update my password via pc, and that was taken care of (though the screen comes up with the first password box already filled – you have to type over it.)

    The older machine downloaded the file and began installing it, but never completed a reboot. The green power led was on, but the PS3 was not putting out any signal to the monitor, was unresponsive to the controller, and when I eventually got tired of waiting for some sign of life and tried a soft reboot via the front touch switch, it beeped three times but refused to boot or turn off. This machine is now comatose, and still shows no sign of life other than a green power led when turned on.

    I hold Sony responsible for this problem and will be interested to see how they handle my service call.

  • obed

    which update do I install. im in Africa, Botswana

  • vikas

    which do i update im in south africa

  • Redz

    Hi i currently own a region 3 ps3 (primary button is circle and in english)but my psn account is a European/middle east account.Im pretty sure the psn service is back online since all my friends have it back up and running.

    There are two things i’d like to address.

    1st is that whenever i try and sign into the psn it detects that there is an update needed to be installed,but as soon as i confirm to download the update it tells me the latest version is already is installed.Is this normal?Or should i be worried?

    2nd is which firmware should i use to update the ps3?Since my ps3 is region 3 but my account is on the eu server its gotten me quite confused.Or is it better to wait for me to get the psn download?

    Thank you very much for your assistance in this matter.Your reply is greatly appreciated.



  • bilal

    i did everything they said here but its not working, someone please help me

  • klay_xD

    yeah time to play PSN

  • jp

    help iy goes to 46% then stops with no jb

  • Louis Edwards

    This is NOT a jailbreak update. This is the official update.

  • jp

    so where is the jailbreak

  • jp

    i was referd here by youtube to jailbreak

  • wtf

    im very cunfueds im only 10 and im i gusse u call us hillbillys so is the real or fake

  • Alex Lopez

    It is real i have a RLOD issue that urged me to update using flash drive(personally i prefer) because overheating while downloading is high chance…blah.blah… :)

    Ill get to the point this is LEGIT update 3.66, just successfully installed.

  • sinister

    wat download do i get if im from australia the US download or th EU download ??????????????/

  • Louis Edwards
  • David

    uhmmmmm am in Africa which one should i download?

  • Louis Edwards

    Africa should use the European download.

  • David


  • http://terminalgamersplaystation@3 jackson

    say cant fnd file on this websit help plz

  • http://google floyd

    what do you mean 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.



  • Anonymous

    if i done this what do i got then 3.66?

  • steve


  • Anonymous

    @FLOYD it means that every thing must be capital letters so it recognize the file

  • Michael Wade

    I Did Exactly What They Told Me To Do; I Downloaded The Download; Upgraded My PS3 To 3.72; Created The The PS3 Folder With The UPGRADE Folder In It & Drag The PS3UPDAT.PUP Download Into It… I Ejected My Flashdrive & Put It Into My FatPS3 & I Got To System Update & Then Update via Storage Media & It Always Say “no applicable update data was found”; I Tried 3 Different Flashdrives & It’s Still The Same …. PLEASE HELP .!!!!!!!

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  • Teo

    I love you guys, after going to 1000 fake jailbreak and surveys it finally works! <3 love to you ( No Homo, No FoBo)

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  • http://TerminalGamer kevin

    my playstation is a fat32 and i am haveing trouble update via Storage Media on System Software version 4.00 i get downloading it on my USB device it says no applicable is thay a downlounding for it can you help me out thanks

  • Anonymous

    will it work on a 250gb slim

  • Richard soton

    Quality i’m all upto date, keep getting dns errors before, took 10 mins via media storage

  • andy

    worked really well on 320G thanks

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  • BOCEPUS42009

    im on my ps3 and don’t have a pc but i click on the us 1 still said i needed storage media i don’t have nething no flashdrive r ne of that how can i jailbreak my ps3 from my ps3 and if i had to get a flashdrive can i stll do it over my ps3


    Muchas gracias por el aportazo!

  • John

    my ps3 is jailbroken this does not work

  • Reza

    I’m from Iran what link should i download?

  • EvilZOmbieLOrd

    I just dropped a 1T HDD SATA drive in and followed the USB STORAGE instructions and it worked fine fee me

  • MiniFiti

    Esta en español ?

  • soster

    john what jb has your ps3??

  • brad

    its is jailbroken update???

  • Angelo

    i wana know if i can get java on my ps3 and could i do it using my ps3?

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  • ineedhelp

    I did all these steps but it doesnt read it ive tried many times and it doesnt work. the file cant be found even tho i made the folders in uppercase and everything and still nothing.

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  • edgar marta

    i have a ps3 system and when i turn it on it says to update to the 4.3.1 version or later, but im not sure what to do next . cause recently inserted my laptops hd and this is what it says , it wont take me to the system menu just the safemode menu, because my original ps3 hdd wont work or run anymore , will these procedures work ?

  • ftwrthtxTG

    You can update using the above method.

  • stevie

    done everything by the steps but keeps saying “no applicable update data was found”

  • luci

    does this file hv pass ?

  • Neptune

    Small update yet fc*** pain in the ass to fix it….took 2 days to make my ps3 work again applause sony -_-

  • Hatweung

    Does this work

  • Louis Edwards

    Yep. Been doing it this way for years.

  • Tony

    I have tried this twice to unjailbreak 4.60 it tells me that “No applicable update data was found…I am not a modder and dont know anything about this..My son traded for this system not knowing it was modded…Help

  • BrokenGamer2014

    Install for update 4.66 stops at 99%. Anyone else have this issue.?

  • Neo

    i know this is an old post but im fed up now. i downloaded the 4.70 update on TWO consoles on the same day, the update has completely killed my PS3s. my PS3 80GB stops at 48% and my PS3 60GB stops at 76%. i can access recovery mode on both consoles but none of the recovery options work even my back ups have been wiped.

    PS3-UPDATE-PS3UPDAT.PUP is the correct format to place the update when using external storage for the flashing. HOWEVER. i have tried….

    2 brand new hard drives in each console – fail
    external hard drive – fail
    32GB memory card pro duo – fail
    32GB flash drive – fail
    PSP console – fail

    i have even tried reinstalling the previous 4.60 update back on they also fail.

    BOTH consoles where in 100% full working order before this update running 4.60. i hooked up my 80GB to access PSN and download my games iv purchased, it said i couldnt as a “system update was required” big mistake.
    so, being wary i hooked up my 60gb console again tried to access to PSN, again denied stating update needed. also stopped halfway through installing.

    the update ONLY contains these two things
    PSN logo change
    PSN renamed to PlayStation Network…..this update is 198MB just for that.

    i have contacted sony and they claim the update is fine, stating its a hardware fault, then that changed to “user error” ecuse as i suspected from them. they then wanted me to send the consoles in for repairs – out of warranty – meaning the repair would cost more than the console is worth. OR i could buy a refurbished console at the cost £110, as i have 2 dead consoles thats a cost to me of £220.

    i have stated to them and sent them proof that this is a SOFTWARE fault, not a hardware issue. they then said maybe your consoles had underlying hardware issues that were only brought to the surface with this update – BULLS*IT!

    the console would not boot up at all IF
    you had a faulty hard drive
    you had a faulty display output
    faulty motherboard

    the consoles turn on fine i get a picture on screen, they BOOT from the hard drive and reattempt to install the update – this means ALL the hardware is working fine.

    after sending this proof to sony – they are now ignoring my emails and refuse to reply.
    SONY are the ones who have caused this issue, and under your consumer rights IF your product (in warranty or not) goes bad due to a fault by the OEM or source of the machine or software, THEY are obligated to fix, repair it at no cost to you.

    SONY state when you update the console, in there own words….
    “only download official sony software published by sony computer entertainment”
    “to update the PS3 system go to system update on the XMB and select system update”

    this is what i have done, i followed there steps, as i always have done. they published the update, they set out the steps for you to update the console, they also set out steps on installing updates from flash media or external storage. ALL of which again failed.

    a recent statement online has said that sony did not infact test this update before publishing it. and there is also hundreds of other users who have been hit with the very same problem in update 4.60 and 4.70. AND its also been said that sony have done this on purpose to kill off all the PHAT ps3 consoles so they do not have to support them anymore, also a profit tactic to make you go out and buy a slimline ps3 or ps4 console. of which iv yet to see proof of however its just the kind of trick sony would pull.

    the fact that so many are having the same issues, its clearly NOT a hardware fault. sony said to me “yes as you said the chances of the same update killing both consoles on the same day is highly unlikely, however not impossible” yes it is impossible unless the fault lies within the software itself.
    i sent sony 15 emails, and in 7 of them, they kept referring to my problem as “one console” when they were told it was TWO, secondly, despite putting the steps i did in big black bold letters, numbered and underlined, 7 times they sent the very same reply to me telling me how to flash from external storage. after this is when the excuses started.
    the update runs fine on all slimline ps3s from what iv seen, however this is affecting everyone on the phat consoles and youtube is full of the videos – i did suggest to sony to take there head out there ass, get in the real world and do some proper research rather than kissing sonys ass and reading from screen – they didnt take to kindly to this but i was seriously losing my patients with them.

    there is a way however of finding out the what firmware was shipped with your console which i found out. it involves taking your console apart though.

    once you have it open, lift out the motherboard and turn it upside down. you should see a BIOS or CMOS battery, 60GB models have them wrapped in green plastic with 2 wires coming from it plugging it into the board. and 80GB models there button cell batteries inserted into the board that pop out. remove the battery, and put your console back together (roughtly) dont put it all back together, connect the PSU and bluray back up again WITHOUT the battery installed. plug the console in and turn it on. wait till it loads to the installing software screen, then simply pull the power cord out – this wipes the current install data for the 4.70 update from the BIOS where its stored. now take out your PSU and bluray again, pop the battery back in, and put your console back together again completely. at this point i suggest downloading the update again and putting it onto a flash drive BEFORE turning the console on. remember, format the drive to FAT32, and the structure of the update is PS3-UPDATE-PS3UPDAT.PUP

    now, plug your flash drive into your console, turn the console on holding the power button, wait for the beeps and the console turns off again. then press and hold the power button again wait for the first beep, and beep then when you hear TWO fast beeps together, let go of the power button. this will load up safe mode. select SYSTEM UPDATE at the bottom, you will be asked to press start and select together etc, then (ON MY CONSOLES ATLEAST) the next screen will tell you to insert storage media conatining software update 3.xx, 4.xx which ever version it tells you is the firmware that came with your console. then “PLEASE WAIT” appears on screen and STAYS there for 20 flippen minutes. at this point your lucky if your update will flash over, mine wont. but i thought id help you prepair just incase yours will. mine wont even flash its original FW 4.35. it copies to the hdd ok as when i use my psp to store the update, you see clearly the psp and ps3 hdd lights going, when the system reboots the hdd again flashes away, but one thing i did notice, at 9% of the flash over the hdd light stops flashing, but the counter continues till it gets to its crashing point. this happens even when i install new hdds in the consoles, formatted to NTFS on purpose to make sure the console detects them and it does, then formats to fat32.

    so, two perfectly good consoles now scrapping for parts due to sony. i know why people jailbreak there consoles and frankly i FULLY support them. if you cannot even trust the legit updates from the source anymore why bother installing them?

    anyway, sorry for the long post guys, just thought id share this incase it can help any of you out.
    dont ask sony as they will blame you or the console just to boost profits. and they never listen to what your saying.

    one last way you can recover them is by using an E3 flasher, this will jailbreak your console too, to spite sony do it. they dont respect our rights so why should we respect theres.

    thanks guys.

  • Louis Edwards

    The fact that they are beta testing updates now for the PS4 just shows that they realize that they had issues in the past with updates.

    Sucks that you are having these issues.

  • XGAM3R

    may be it will work when u r updating system from safe mod or recovery mod i f u want to unjailbreak;D

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