Install PS4 updates by USB

Updating your PS4 using this method is the safest way to update without accidently updating your PS4 from Sony’s servers. This website contains nearly every PS4 firmware which can be easily installed by USB. You cannot downgrade your firmware by installing a lower firmware.

What you’ll need
  • USB drive (4GB+)
  • Computer with an internet connection

Usage and Instructions

  1. Format your USB drive to FAT32
  2. Create a new folder in your formatted USB drive and name the folder “PS4”. Create another folder inside the “PS4” folder called “UPDATE”
  3. Download your selected firmware from the “Official Firmwares” section, then place the downloaded PS4UPDATE.PUP file inside the “UPDATE” folder
  4. Plug your USB into your PS4, then hold the PS4 power button until you hear 2 beeps, then release.
  5. Select Safe Mode option 3: Update System Software, then select Update from USB Storage Device > OK.
    • If your console doesn’t recognise the update file, check the USB is formatted to FAT32 and the update file is named “PS4UPDATE.PUP”

Congrats! You’ve successfully updated your PS4 safely. Click here to see the current PS4 jailbreak methods for your firmware.