Sorry for bumping this thread. Anyway if the PS3 is region free then does it matter which update I download?
What will happen if you download the EUR update on a USA PS3? Also what about an Asia PS3? Do you use the EUR FW?
It doesn't matter, the PS3 Firmware updates are region-free and all have the same MD5 for each version so yes you can use US on an EU PS3 or JP and vice-versa fine.