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download PS3 update on a mac.

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can you download a PS3 update on a mac. i know that you cant buy games and convert them to PSP, so im wondering. ty in advance for answering.
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HAVE YOU GOTTEN AN ANSWER YET? I'VE TRIED AND IT KEEPS SAYING NO DATA FOUND SO I'M GUESSING IT DOESN'T WORK.
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can you download a PS3 update on a mac. i know that you cant buy games and convert them to PSP, so im wondering. ty in advance for answering.
Yes you certainly can.
Go here: http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PS3 
Click "Download Now", and once it is finished move it onto a USB flash drive:
howto 

 

and then install it!  

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I downloaded the latest update, but when I plug in my USB drive to my PS3, it says "no applicable update data was found"  HALP!!

 

 

 

EDIT - Now it's saying "the data is corrupted" (80029C68) 

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1. Make sure the drive shows up in Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app) as FAT32 (or MS-DOS File System), partition scheme Master Boot Record.

2. Make sure you have the folder structure set up as shown.

 

I've copied firmware updates from my Mac many times. 

edit: make sure you are copying the completed file PS3UPDAT.PUP and not the partially downloaded files like PS3UPDAT.PUP.download.
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1. Make sure the drive shows up in Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility.app) as FAT32 (or MS-DOS File System), partition scheme Master Boot Record.

 

not sure what u mean by this.

 

excuse my newbieness...new to PS3 and new to MAC 

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Yes, you can certainly download a PS3 update on a Mac.  I've done it. You will have to copy it to a USB storage device in order to install it on the PS3 (you could use a flash memory card also, but only if you are updating from the XMB, assuming that your PS3 has a memory card reader).  The USB storage device must be formatted as FAT32.  Not FAT, not NTFS, and obviously not any version of HFS.  Most USB drives are not formatted as FAT32 when you buy them, so you will probably have to reformat the drive using the Disk Utility Erase command (use MS-DOS format). In addition, you must store the update file in the /PS3/UPDATE folder (which you will probably have to create first) on the USB storage device.  The PS3 will not find it, if it is stored anywhere else on the storage media or drive.

 

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it will work just use the CD option. and you will have to add another folder. if u just burn the PS3 folder to a disc it wont read it right so do Folder X - PS3 - UPDATE - PS3UPDAT.pup.

 

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Make sure your flash drive is formatted MS-DOS (FAT) which is actually FAT32.  Your Mac will default to Mac OS Extended (Journaled), which the PS3 cannot read.  

 

Launchpad > Disk Utility.

Select your USB Flash Drive and select the Erase tab.  Format: MS-DOS (FAT); Name : (whatever you want, or just leave it as Untitled).

Then click Erase...  And then Erase to complete the formatting process.

 

Double Click on the Flash Drive on your desktop to open a Finder window.  Create a folder called "PS3" then double click on it and create a folder called "UPDATE".  Place the downloaded file in the folder called "UPDATE".

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my mac sais i need to open with an app what app do i need or what do i do to make the file download properly...

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