For this guide there are a few requirements, all of which you should own or you would not be looking here. A storage media device, either a USB flash drive or a Memory Stick, SD Memory Card, or Compact Flash card.
Play Station 3 console- Any model works, as all models have Memory Card readers and USB ports. On that storage media, you will need at least 150MB of free space.
This is very useful if you cannot get Wi-Fi on your console or cannot get a wired connection.
Firmware upgrades are very important and will help with stability of the system as well as upgrade playback options and add other features. You can find the latest firmware here: Sony Play Station 3 firmware update.
If a new version of the system software is found, an update is necessary.
When the update is done, your PS3 will reboot and when you come back, confirm you have the firmware update.
Head to Settings, then System Settings and finally System Information.
If the number showing matches the update you downloaded at the beginning of the guide, then the update was successful :) If you have any questions or comments please post them in our Play Station 3 Discussion Forum.
An update to the PS3™ system software was released on August 28, 2019.
New for 4.83 This system software update improves system performance.