Settings > System Settings > Install Other OS

Install Other OS

This feature is not available on the CECH-2000 series systems.

Install other system software on the hard disk. For information on types of compatible system software and obtaining the installer, visit Open Platform for PlayStation®3.


  • Do not turn off the PS3™ system or remove the disc or storage media during installation. Doing so may cause damage to the system software.
  • During this operation, the power button on the system front and the PS button on the wireless controller are not active.


Insert the disc or storage media that contains the installer in the system.


Select (Settings) > (System Settings).


Select [Install Other OS].
The system searches for the installer. When the installer is found, its content and location will be displayed.


Check the contents of the installer, and then select [Start].
After the installer has been checked, installation will start automatically.


  • To start the newly installed system software, go to (Settings) > (System Settings) > [Default System], and then select [Other OS] to restart the system.
  • An appropriate USB adaptor (not included) is required to use storage media with some models of the PS3™ system.

Settings > System Settings > Install Other OS