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PS3 system software


To update the game on the PlayStation 4 you need to select it and press "OPTIONS" on the gamepad.

In the menu that opens, select "Check for Updates."

If an update is not required, you will see a message stating that the latest version of the application is installed.

If there is an update available, it will automatically be added to the downloads. In the window that opens, you can click on "OK" to return to the main menu, or "Go to Downloads" to see the progress of downloading the patch.

If you select "Go to Downloads", a window will open in which the progress of downloading the update file and the time remaining until completion will be indicated.

Is it mandatory to download patches for PlayStation 4 games? No, this is not necessary for singles, but it is desirable. Updates include various bug fixes and performance improvements. To play on the network, the latest version is mandatory, you won’t be able to play multiplayer without the latest update.

System software update version 4.84

On February 14, 2019, a software update for the PlayStation 3 system was released. When updating the PS3 system, software version 4.84 will be installed, some functions will be changed. To download the version 4.84 update for the PS3 system, at least 200 MB of free space is required on the PS3 hard drive (system update) or removable media (computer update).

Main functions of updating system software version 4.84

  • This system software update improves system performance.


  • Prior to updating the system software, you may encounter problems when starting some games on your PS3.
  • Use only official updates released by Sony Interactive Entertainment on discs or online. Use only those software update methods that are described in the accompanying documentation or on the site. If the update is performed using data from another source, in other ways, or on a PS3 system that has been modified or modified in any way, then the PS3 system may not work correctly and official update data will not be possible to install. Any of the above actions may void the warranty on the PS3 system and prevent you from receiving warranty and repair services from Sony Interactive Entertainment.

How to update

You can update the PS3 system system software in any of the following ways.

Online Update

Download the update data from the Internet directly to your system. A new update is downloaded automatically.

  • Select [Settings]> [System Update].
  • Select [Network Update]. Download the latest update from the Internet. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the update.

Update Using a Disk

Update the system software using the update file located on the game disc.

To install the update you need:

  • PS3 system
  • The drive where the update file is located.

When playing a disc on which a new version of the system software is recorded, you will see a screen that will help you complete the update process. Install the update by following the on-screen instructions.

Computer Update

This update method will help you upgrade your PS3 system, which is not connected to the Internet. Download the update file to your computer, then save it to a USB drive. Copy the saved file to the PS3 system memory to update the system software.

Follow the steps below to complete the standard upgrade procedure. Follow the link to learn how to initialize the PS3 system and perform a new installation of system software — for example, if you replaced the system’s hard drive.

To update you need:

  • PS3 system
  • a computer with an Internet connection,
  • a USB drive, such as a USB flash drive.

* Approximately 320 MB of free space is required.

    Create folders to save the update file to the USB drive.

Connect the drive to the computer and create a folder on it with the name "PS3". Inside this folder, create the UPDATE folder.

Download the update file and save it in the “UPDATE” folder created in the previous step.

Save the file under the name "PS3UPDAT.PUP".

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Connect the USB drive with the recorded update file to your PS3 system. Then, on the function screen, select (Settings)> [Update System Software].

Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the update.

If the PS3 system does not recognize the update file, check that the folder and file names are correct. Folder and file names must use uppercase characters in single-byte encoding.

Install the latest update for PS3

Start with unmodified consoles, since updating them will not take you much time and make it much easier.

So, let's start with the fact that update is a file, which means it will take up some space on the hard drive. Usually it weighs about 100-200 MB, so before you start downloading and installing, make sure that there is enough space on the HDD.

Now we will analyze several options for satisfying the desire of the system if PS3 requires updating.

The second way - installing from a flash drive

If suddenly you can’t access the network from the console, then it’s time to connect your PC to the process. From the official PlayStation website you can download the current or interesting “bundle” of updates, and then copy it to a flash driveformatted in FAT32 (this is a prerequisite).

File PS3UPDAT.PUP need to put in a folder / PS3 / UPDATE /. If the PS3 does not see the update on the USB flash drive, most likely the problem lies precisely in the fact that it is located, for example, in the root directory, and not in the necessary directory.

When the flash drive will already be in the USB port of the console, you need to go to “Updating system software”, and there to open “Update from the storage medium”.

The third way - downloading the update from the game BR-disk

Often, along with game data, what we need is also updated on the disc — updates. If the version of the system installed on your console is different from the one on the disk (down), you will be prompted set a more "fresh" option.

By the way, some games do not start or are unstable without first installing a new version of the OS. PSN access possible only with the latest version of the system.

How not to “kill” PS3 during the update

During installation do not turn off the console. You will see something like this on your screen during the download process, and it is there for a reason. If at the moment when the files important for the console’s work are copied to the hard disk, turn off the power - the operating system may fail, and the console will lag or stop turning on at all.

If everything goes well, the prefix will reboot, and you will see the XMB menu on the PS3, which, by the way, may change slightly or be supplemented with new icons.

Many often do not know what XMB on PS3. There is a misconception that this is something for stitched consoles, but in fact, everything is much simpler. XrossMediaBar is the console user interface. In other words - this is the prefix menu, what you see every time you run it.

Downloading updates to a flashed PS3

Hacked PS3 instances updated second and third way from our list, since when you enter the PSN (first method) - the console is instantly banned.

However, not everything is as simple as it seems. The difficulty is that if you do not want to lose the firmware - standard updates cannot be installed. Usually, the firmware data is deleted along with the old files, and a new version of the software becomes in their place.

But there are exceptions. Sometimes the download of the update to the stitched prefix ends with its "death". That is, during the installation process arises critical error, which breaks the system, and it, logically, stops working.

If the hack has stopped working after the update - reinstall CFW (custom firmware), replacing the old assembly with a new one - the one that came out last.

In some cases, to install a “fresh” CFW, you will need to downgrade the system (uninstall PS3 updates and return to the earlier version), but this will not work on most consoles. Before you start doing anything, - study all the details carefully reinstall the software and find out if your set-top box meets all the requirements.