PS3 Update Center 4.70

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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


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  • 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.?

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