Download PlayStation 3 Firmware v4.90 and Older for RPCS3 and other PS3 Emulators

PS3-system-update, PS3 Firmware updated on 28-02-23, at least 200MB of free space in the PlayStation 3 Hard Disk Drive is needed for updates. It can also be carried out from the removable storage media.

How to Update PlayStation 3?

There are different advantages when you upgrade your PlayStation 3 software and firmware, such as new exciting features, improvements in usability, and enhanced security. Make sure not to switch off the PS3 or pull the AC cord during an update of the system.

1. Updating Using the Internet:

  1. Ensure your PlayStation 3 is connected to the internet.
  2. Navigate to “Settings” in the PlayStation 3 Menu.
  3. Find “System Update” in the menu.
  4. Select “Yes” if the latest update is available.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PS3 update.

2. Updating Using a PC/Computer

  1. Visit the official PlayStation website on your PC link and download the latest PS3 Firmware Update (PS3UPDAT.PUP) file. Extract the file to a folder on your computer.
  2. Create a folder named “PS3” (all caps) on a USB flash drive.
  3. Inside the “PS3” folder, create another folder named “UPDATE” (all caps).
  4. Copy the extracted PS3 system software update file (PS3UPDAT.PUP) to the “UPDATE” folder on the USB flash drive.
  5. Connect the USB flash drive to your PS3.
  6. Go to “Settings” and select “System Update.”
  7. Choose “Update via Storage Media.”
  8. The PS3 system will recognize the update file from the USB flash drive. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the update.

Re-installing PS3 Console System Software/PS3 Firmware

  1. Visit the official PlayStation website link to download the latest PS3 system software.
  2. Create a folder named “PS3” (all caps) on a USB flash drive and connect it to your computer.
  3. Inside the “PS3” folder, create a new folder with all capital letters.
  4. Move the downloaded PS3 system software update file (PS3UPDAT.PUP) to the USB flash drive.
  5. Connect the USB flash drive to your PlayStation 3.
  6. Go to “Settings,” then select “Update via Storage Media.”
  7. The PS3 system will recognize the update file. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

During installation, your PS3 may restart multiple times. Do not turn off your PS3 or disconnect it from the power source. After installation, your PS3 will restart and be ready for use.

Download Sony PlayStation 3 Firmware 4.90 (Latest) and Other Versions

  • System Software Name: PS3 Firmware
  • Version: 4.90
  • File Name: PS3UPDAT.PUP
  • Filed in: System Updates
  • File Size: 190MB
  • Latest Update: 28 February 2023
  • Manufacturer: Sony
  • System/Console: PlayStation 3

Download Sony PlayStation 3 Firmware Other Versions

NameLast modifiedSize
Firmware 1.0204-May-2021 14:16
Firmware 1.1004-May-2021 14:18
Firmware 1.1104-May-2021 14:18
Firmware 1.3004-May-2021 14:18
Firmware 1.3104-May-2021 14:20
Firmware 1.3204-May-2021 14:20
Firmware 1.5004-May-2021 14:20
Firmware 1.5104-May-2021 14:21
Firmware 1.5404-May-2021 12:28
Firmware 1.6004-May-2021 12:28
Firmware 1.7004-May-2021 12:28
Firmware 1.8004-May-2021 12:29
Firmware 1.8104-May-2021 12:30
Firmware 1.8204-May-2021 12:30
Firmware 1.9004-May-2021 12:30
Firmware 1.9204-May-2021 12:32
Firmware 1.9304-May-2021 12:32
Firmware 1.9404-May-2021 12:34
Firmware 2.0004-May-2021 12:34
Firmware 2.0104-May-2021 12:34
Firmware 2.1004-May-2021 12:35
Firmware 2.1604-May-2021 13:12
Firmware 2.1704-May-2021 13:14
Firmware 2.204-May-2021 13:14
Firmware 2.3004-May-2021 13:14
Firmware 2.3504-May-2021 13:15
Firmware 2.3604-May-2021 13:15
Firmware 2.4004-May-2021 13:17
Firmware 2.4104-May-2021 13:17
Firmware 2.4204-May-2021 13:17
Firmware 2.4304-May-2021 13:18
Firmware 2.5004-May-2021 13:19
Firmware 2.5204-May-2021 13:19
Firmware 2.5304-May-2021 13:20
Firmware 2.6004-May-2021 13:20
Firmware 2.7004-May-2021 13:22
Firmware 2.7604-May-2021 13:22
Firmware 2.8004-May-2021 13:22
Firmware 3.0004-May-2021 13:23
Firmware 3.0104-May-2021 13:23
Firmware 3.1004-May-2021 13:25
Firmware 3.1504-May-2021 13:25
Firmware 3.1604-May-2021 13:25
Firmware 3.2104-May-2021 13:27
Firmware 3.3004-May-2021 13:27
Firmware 3.4004-May-2021 13:27
Firmware 3.41v104-May-2021 13:28
Firmware 3.41v204-May-2021 13:29
Firmware 3.4204-May-2021 13:31
Firmware 3.5004-May-2021 13:31
Firmware 3.5504-May-2021 13:31
Firmware 3.56 v104-May-2021 13:33
Firmware 3.56 v204-May-2021 13:33
Firmware 3.6004-May-2021 13:34
Firmware 3.6104-May-2021 13:36
Firmware 3.6504-May-2021 13:36
Firmware 3.6604-May-2021 13:36
Firmware 3.7004-May-2021 13:38
Firmware 3.7204-May-2021 13:38
Firmware 3.7304-May-2021 13:40
Firmware 3.7404-May-2021 13:41
Firmware 4.0004-May-2021 13:42
Firmware 4.1004-May-2021 13:43
Firmware 4.1104-May-2021 13:44
Firmware 4.2004-May-2021 13:44
Firmware 4.2104-May-2021 13:46
Firmware 4.2504-May-2021 13:47
Firmware 4.3004-May-2021 13:47
Firmware 4.3104-May-2021 13:49
Firmware 4.4004-May-2021 13:49
Firmware 4.4104-May-2021 13:51
Firmware 4.45 -buggy-04-May-2021 13:51
Firmware 4.4604-May-2021 13:53
Firmware 4.5004-May-2021 13:53
Firmware 4.5304-May-2021 13:55
Firmware 4.5504-May-2021 13:57
Firmware 4.6004-May-2021 13:57
Firmware 4.6504-May-2021 13:59
Firmware 4.6604-May-2021 14:00
Firmware 4.7004-May-2021 14:02
Firmware 4.7504-May-2021 14:04
Firmware 4.7604-May-2021 14:05
Firmware 4.7804-May-2021 14:05
Firmware 4.8004-May-2021 14:07
Firmware 4.8104-May-2021 14:10
Firmware 4.8204-May-2021 14:12
Firmware 4.8304-May-2021 14:12
Firmware 4.8404-May-2021 14:14
Firmware 4.8504-May-2021 14:14
Firmware 4.8604-May-2021 14:16
Firmware 4.8704-May-2021 14:16
Firmware 4.8814-Jun-2021 21:00
Firmware 4.8910-May-2022 15:48

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does the 4.90 firmware upgrade bring?

The latest firmware brings updated Blu-ray keys for movies along with some security updates.

Does it still have the thermal issue after the latest upgrade?

Thermal issues are primarily related to hardware properties. Keeping your PS3 clean of dust and allowing it to cool down when the temperature rises is recommended.

How much storage is needed for firmware 4.90?

To download the update, you’ll need a minimum of 200MB of free space, whether on the HDD or on removable storage media.

Can I upgrade my PS3 to the latest firmware without an internet connection?

Yes, if you have the latest firmware downloaded to your PC, you can install it on your PS3 following the provided steps.

When was 4.90 released?

PS3 system software update 4.90 was released on February 28th of this year.

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