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PlayStation 4 system software Update

PlayStation 4 system software Update

The PlayStation 4 system software is the updatable firmware and operating system of the PlayStation 4. A system software update for PlayStation 4 is now in the works, according to the PlayStation Blog, and those interested in testing out the beta can now register to do so.

PlayStation 4 system software Update
PlayStation 4 system software Update

How to Reinstall PS4’s System Software

While the PlayStation 4 (PS4) is a good gaming console, it isn’t perfect. Sometimes you’ll find yourself in a situation when you need to reinstall the system software. This how-to has two parts to it, the first is finding the right software update and the second needs the PS4 to boot in safe mode.

Obtain the correct update

  • This is not your usual system update that is around 300MB, rather, this is the entire software. To tell if you’re downloading the right file, it’s around 800MB.

  • Plug the hard drive into your PC’s USB port. Open it and create a new folder. Name it PS4. In PS4, create another folder. Name it UPDATE. Use exactly that name, in capital letters only, so it can be recognised by the PS4.

  • Copy the file to the UPDATE folder on your USB flash drive.

Put your PS4 in safe mode

  • Connect the USB to your PS4.

  • If your PS4 is on, switch it off. If the power indicator is lit up in orange (rest mode), hold the power button until you hear the system beep for a second time.

  • Your PS4 now boots up in safe mode. Select Initialize PS4

  • Just follow the screens to complete the update, there are no further settings to choose.

PS4 System Software

  1. PS4 system update 4.07

    An update to the PlayStation 4 system software was released on December 8, 2016. Use this update to install system software version 4.07. PS4 system update 4.07 has just gone live on Sony PlayStation 4 devices across the world.

  2. PS4 Update 4.06

    Update 4.06 is out now. The patch notes are one line long. This system software update improves the quality of the system performance.

  3. Sony PlayStation 4 Firmware 4.07

    This update adds unique, forward-looking features like Share Play, and addresses some of the most highly requested features from the community including YouTube integration, USB music player, ability to find players you may know, sorting options for PS4′s game library, and themes that change the look of your home screen. Sony has now opened registration for those wishing to join its beta program for the upcoming System Software 4.5 update.

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