Sony Releases Guide On How To Update PlayStation 4 With 1.50 Update

Sony has finally and officially made the 1.50 system update available on its servers. This 1.50 system update, dubbed as the “Day One” update, is mandatory for the working of many features including online multiplayer. We saw that Sony’s update servers were carrying the update but now Sony has released the update officially along with the guide on how to update the PlayStation 4.

As with the PlayStation 3, the PlayStation 4 has three methods to update the system. These are:

  • Update using the internet
  • Update using a disc
  • Update using a computer/USB drive

Update using the Internet

The following things are needed to perform the update

  • PlayStation®4 system
  • Internet connection (wired or wireless)
    Before using the network update feature, you must configure your PS4™ system’s network settings. For details, refer to the user’s guide for your PS4™ system.

On the function screen, select Settings (Settings) > [System Software Update]. Your system automatically checks if you have the latest version of the system software. If you do not, the latest update file is downloaded to the system. When the download is complete, a notification message is displayed in the upper left corner of the screen. To install it, go to the function screen, select Notification (Notifications) > [Downloads], and then follow the screens to perform the installation.

Update using a disc

The following things are needed to perform the update

  • PlayStation®4 system
  • A disc that contains an update file

When you play a disc that contains a later version of the system software, a screen is displayed to guide you through the update process. Follow the screens to perform the update.

Update using a computer

The following things are needed to perform the update:

  • PlayStation®4 system
  • Computer connected to the Internet
  • USB storage device, such as a USB flash drive
    * There must be 400 MB of free space.

    • On the USB storage device, create folders for saving the update file.
      Using a computer, create a folder named “PS4”. Inside that folder, create another folder named “UPDATE”.
      PC Update
    • Download the update file, and save it in the “UPDATE” folder you created in step 1.
      Save the file with the file name “PS4UPDATE.PUP”.
      Download NowClick to start the download.
    • Turn off the power of your PS4™ system completely.
      Check that the power indicator is not lit. If the power indicator is lit up in orange, touch the power button on the PS4™ system for at least 7 seconds (until the system beeps a second time).
    • Connect the USB storage device that the update file is saved on to your PS4™ system, and then touch the power button for at least 7 seconds.
      The PS4™ system starts in safe mode
    • Select [Update System Software].
      Follow the screens to complete the installation.
  • If your PS4™ system does not recognize the update file, check that the folder names and file name are correct. Enter the folder names and file name in single-byte characters using uppercase letters.

Yesterday we brought you the news that the lucky individual who got hands on his PlayStation 4 early wasn’t able to update his PlayStation 4 and upon checking for updates, the system informed that the latest updates have been already installed. This was because Sony didn’t greenlight the official update on its servers.


The download file from Sony’s official page is the same as the one we brought to you before, which was also from the Sony’s update servers itself but wasn’t announced yet by Sony. Shuhei Yoshida also confirmed that this Day One 1.50 update won’t come on launch titles’ game discs, so the individual can only update using the above two methods.

So if anyone else has received their PlayStation 4 early, they can now update their system to 1.50 update using either the USB/flash drive method or by using the internet directly on the PlayStation 4.

What is your preferred way to update your console? Will you be using the USB method or will be updating directly from the console? Let us know in the comments below.

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