To store update data to storage media, perform the following steps on the host computer:
- Make a directory named PS3 in the root directory of the storage medium, and then make a sub-directory UPDATE in it.
- Store the update data to the created /PS3/UPDATE/ directory in the medium.
- Remove the ".NNN.0xx" portion from the file name (to rename it to PS3UPDAT.PUP).
When using SDK release 2.5.0 or later, carry out the following when selecting update data from multiple update data. In addition to PS3UPDAT.PUP, the SEARCH directory can be searched for update data.
- Create /PS3/UPDATE/SEARCH on the storage media (except discs)
- Store update data (any filename) under /PS3/UPDATE/SEARCH
It is possible to create directories under SEARCH, but the scope of the search is limited to two levels.
Cannot be searched: PS3/UPDATE/SEARCH/ReferenceTool/250/No3/PS3UPDAT.PUP.242.001
Set "System Software Mode" for the "Boot Mode" parameter, as described in "Setting Boot Parameters for Target System" in Chapter 3, and then press the power button of the Reference Tool (or execute the dtpon command) to start up the target system in system software mode.
Insert the storage media with the update data, and then select "System Update" in the "Settings" column of the system software GUI menu. Select "Update via Storage Media" in the menu that appears.
If update data is found, the location and the update data are displayed. If for example a USB mass storage device is used, "USB Device" will be displayed for the location, and update data will be shown below it. If a SEARCH directory was created to save multiple update data to the storage media, a list of update data will be shown. If necessary, select the "Save Update Data on Hard Disk" checkbox and select the applicable update data. Then follow the onscreen instructions.
Up to 20 items will be shown in the list of update data. Beyond this limit, any update data found will be ignored.
If there is a file in /PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP, it will always be displayed first in the list. Other files (in the SEARCH directory) will be shown in the order the various file systems were searched.