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PS4 Software Update 1.5 is now up for download

Jagxyz

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I don't get why people are so worried about the update crashing the servers, there's only going be 1-2 mill? on day one vs. however many million on ps3 that update regularly.
 

dvize

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Thanks for this. Now i don't have to wonder if sony can handle a million users trying to patch at once.
 

W1SSY

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Hehe, people who order PS4s = faith in the system, not so much in the network holding up. :)
If any MMO launch ever has taught me something, it is that networks fail at launch no matter what. I would rather be safe than sorry.
 

NEOPARADIGM

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I don't get why people are so worried about the update crashing the servers, there's only going be 1-2 mill? on day one vs. however many million on ps3 that update regularly.
Just precaution. Though good point, surely you're right.
 

XJF

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By the time I download it and transfer to USB it would just be faster for me to download it on the console at launch.
 

Killthee

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Added the 800MB Recovery File to the OP. I might be wrong but my guess is, just like the PS3, part of the OS resides in the HDD so if you're installing a new HDD you'll need the recovery file to complete the HDD installation.
 

Mrbob

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Isn't the update supposed to happen in the background, anyway? Interested to see how that works.
 

dvize

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I think everyone is going to regret updating the PS4 firmware to 1.5 when FW 1.0 gets hacked wide open next week.
if you are that desperate, it won't be hard to find a 1.0 firmware console matey... arrrrrrrrr....
 

Eusis

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LOL. This is almost like desperation. Downloading an update for a machine you don't have is just nuts.

It only took me 34 seconds to download. ;-)
You say that, but the Wii U could get bricked if anything went wrong in its initial lengthy update. Hopefully Sony has more fail safes there, but better safe than sorry, especially if you're not going to get this at midnight and can keep an ear out for what's happening.
 

SwiftDeath

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Took me around 10 - 20 seconds

Seemed like a quick DL all things considered

I get about a 50mb down if it matters
 

baxter2231

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i just did it and it took me less than a minute. Took nearly as long to copy it to the USB, maybe longer.
 

Rikyfree

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Added the 800MB Recovery File to the OP. I might be wrong but my guess is, just like the PS3, part of the OS resides in the HDD so if you're installing a new HDD you'll need the recovery file to complete the HDD installation.
Ok coolio, cuz I got a 1TB SSHD waiting for install and was wondering which file I would need, Thanks Killthee!
 

Killthee

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Netherscourge

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Only getting 3.5MB/s download on my 30MB/s ISP.

Actually, it's spiking between 5.2MB/s and 2.1MB/s now.

Sony better have a good network running on Friday, or Antonio Banderas will be pissed!
 

Rebel Leader

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I have a new HDD for the ps4, so I need to use the recovery file and not the other file?
 

Quadratic

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Hopefully with people getting the update now before Friday things can go more smoothly and the servers won't be as stressed.
 

razgriz417

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There was a version up a week or two ago, but it was supposedly just a mislabeled 1.0 and it got taken down soon after people found it. This looks like the real deal though since it's so close to launch and review units are getting prompted to download it.

System Update: dus01.ps4.update.playstation.net/update/ps4/image/2013_1112/sys_df008b5601f4a214a3cc65030a02ac4a/PS4UPDATE.PUP
Recovery File (My guess is this is the full OS for people installing a new HDD): http://dus01.ps4.update.playstation.net/update/ps4/image/2013_1112/rec_cedada625478db608d5878c019454380/PS4UPDATE.PUP

I'll update the OP with the installation procedure for updates via USB when we get full details, for now all we know is:
Sweet, gonna dl these as a backup. Btw where'd you get these files?
 

Netherscourge

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BTW - will the PS4 "see" a WD Passport USB drive to install the firmware files from??

Or do I need to get a Thumb Drive?
 

Killthee

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I have a new HDD for the ps4, so I need to use the recovery file and not the other file?
I would download both just to be safe. I'm assuming the recovery file will be needed for new HDD installs, but Sony hasn't officially given us any word on what the update procedure entails.

The update is mandatory, it's what enables PSN functionality on the console on launch day. This method of installation isn't mandatory though. You can just boot the console day 1 and update it from there instead of bothering with this.
 

Sanjuro

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This is exciting. I still remember when PS3's only feature for a while was it could run Linux.

As long as the updates are smoother than last generation, it should already be a win-win.
 

ShroudOfFate

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Downloaded, thanks OP!

Anyone know if there needs to be a specific file structure like on PS3?

I figure it's probably the same as on PS3.

.PUP(file)-->UPDATE(folder)--->PS3(folder)