Unsolved MY new hard drive won't accept the update firmware please help

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  1. TMONEY94

    TMONEY94 Newbie

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    ok so my hdd went bad on my ps3 so i bought a new 1 tb hdd 2.5 inch sata drive and am unsure if i need to create a partition or just insert it with no partition on the hdd so i am trying the no partition method and everytime i go to update it says no applicable update data found this was a previously jailbroken and patched system so i dont know if i need a CFW or an OFW as well so that my issue thanks u for ur time in reading this and any help would be appreciated
     
  2. Slim Shady

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    do you want the ps3 back to stock firmware? (OFW)
     
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    TMONEY94

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    honestly at this point i dont care i just want it back up and running again
     
  4. Slim Shady

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    format the new drive then put it back in your ps3 grab the lastest firmware https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps3/format a usb drive now create a folder called PS3 then in that folder Create a folder named UPDATE in the update folder place the firmware update go into safe mode on your ps3 then update the system.
     
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    TMONEY94

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    do i make a new partioion or leave it raw
     
  6. Slim Shady

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    right click the drive then click format if your on windows 10 leave it to fat 32
     
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    TMONEY94

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    ok i formatted both and did the 2 folders with the update data on the usb stick and it keeps saying no applicable data found should i format the flashdrive as non bootable or just leave it how it is
     
  8. Slim Shady

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    how did you put the folders? they are case sensitive so its PS3>UPDATE>PS3UPDAT.PUP
     
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    TMONEY94

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    i did exactly like that
     
  10. Slim Shady

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    whats the usb size? 4GB are best to use also make sure the USB doesn't have any flags attached to it windows 10 won't show u the flags on the usb drive you will have to get a Linux tool called gparted to see them and remove them
     
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    TMONEY94

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    see thats probally problem im using a 64 gb flash drive but i ll check the flag thing
     
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    TMONEY94

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    there was no flags attached at all
     
  13. Slim Shady

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    go into safe mode then press number 5 and try again after that process is complete. if you can get to the dash on the ps3 with the older drive see if the USB shows up it may be the USB drive is too big try a 4gb drive instead
     
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    TMONEY94

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    tried a 8gb flash drive its says no applicable update data still
     
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    TMONEY94

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    I found out the problem my console is on dex but when i try to upgrade it with d-rex cfw its freezes and then i have to shut it off
    by pulling the plug
     
  16. Slim Shady

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    this video might help ya
     

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