Can't install HFW (No Applicable update data was found)

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    Hello.

    I have a FAT model PS3 which is currently on OFW 8.43 and has never had any CFW on it. I'm trying to install HFW from a USB stick, but when I try to update the firmware, I receive the error "No Applicable update data was found".

    The USB stick is formatted as FAT32. The stick is empty except for \PS3\UPDATE\PS3UPDAT.PUP
    The md5 of the update file on the usb has been verified.

    I'm using the right-most (closest to BD) USB port on the PS3.

    Can you guys think of anything else to check for? Is it possible that the usb stick is somehow incompatible with the ps3? Is it possibly some obscure setting of the fat32 format?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    In some cases, you will need an old USB thumb stick that's FAT16 formatted.
     
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    1- Ensure your stick is seen by the console by looking in the photo or music section. You should see it.
    2- Update via the recovery menu. Ensure to use a retail DS3 joypad, fully charged.
    3- If it doesn't work, unplug your joypad from the console right after you started the update (after the start+select screen)
     
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    Thanks a lot to those who replied. I figured out the issue. I had a partition on my USB stick, which is apparently unusual and not supported. So I just removed the partition and formatted the whole stick as FAT32.

    While I'm at it, thanks so much to the ps3Xploit team and the whole scene in general! This site has been an amazing resource!
     
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    I'm having the same issue I've tried all options previously stated I'm trying to do HFW on a cech-3001A 4.84OFW
     
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    Check if your USB stick is MBR, and FAT32 format. If you are already on 4.84, you must install HFW from recovery.
     
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    Yeah man it's fat32 and I tried safe mode but still nothing I just recently did a cfw rebug job on a 2001a but I wanted to start learning these 3xxx and 4xxx but I'm going to try again and what does mbr stand for
     
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    Is your USB device showing up on the XMB in the photo/music/video categories?
     
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    Yes it is
     
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    MBR stands for " Master Boot Record " and was developed in 1983.

    Now it is superseaded by GPT or " GUID Partition Table " but the PS3 will not read GPT only FAT32 MBR as standard or with certain homebrew it will read NTFS MBR eg Backup mangers like WebMAN MOD, IRISMAN.....
     
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    I remembered an old trick i used when getting the same error installing hfw on my 2001a before cfw and it was everyone was saying PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT.PUP but i remember it wouldnt work on my 2001a either so i tried PS3/UPDATE/PS3UPDAT and boom it worked on my 3001a hfw/hen and my 2001a/cfw might not work for all but it worked on two different models with no problem
     
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    I know this is an old thread but I just made an account to say you saved my life, I was searching for so long and unplugging my controller worked, Thanks!
     
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