Users must then boot up the Play Station 3 in safe mode and load the update onto it manually.Sony’s full instructions on how to install firmware update 4.46 can be found below.
In this guide we will teach you how to update the firmware of your Play Station 3 console using a flashdrive.
This is very useful if you cannot get Wi-Fi on your console or cannot get a wired connection.
The PS3 supports a variety of file types, including MP4, Div X, AVI, and WMV.
The trick is to organize the media on the USB flash drive into folders labeled MUSIC, VIDEO, and PICTURE.
Open the new PS3 folder and inside create a new folder called UPDATE (all capitals again). Turn on your Play Station 3 console and insert the storage media.
Move the downloaded firmware file into the UPDATE folder. From the Xross Media Bar, head over to Settings and finally to System Update.
The company also posted detailed instructions for users to install the update even if their consoles won’t turn on.
Required equipment includes a USB Mass Storage device such as a USB flash drive with at least 168MB of free space, or older models can use an SD card, Memory Stick or Compact Flash card.
Press X on your controller to move to the next step.
Select Update via Storage Media and the system will search the drive for the PUP file.
If your PS3 system software version is 4.55 (or later), you do not need to perform this update.