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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Follow the on screen instructions to begin the update.

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.