With the launch of the PlayStation 4 rapidly approaching, Sony has pushed the Live button for their 1.50 update.
Going to get this downloaded and be ready to update as soon as my PS4 hits the door.
Grabbing my download right now before the madness that is launch day. I hope Microsoft does something similar for the Xbox One. It just makes sense to give people this option with how hectic launches can be.
Damn good idea guys!!! EDIT: Okay, anyone have a link to the PlayStation page where the download is located? I don't want to use their direct links at the terminalgamer site. Just want to make sure I'm downloading the real thing. Can't find the update on playstation.com.
I don't want to just straight away download a random link on a site I don't know. I agree with guitarded. Can never be to sure these are the real things. does anybody have a link from sony ?
I advise you all to use some cautioj here. As the normal site for downloads of firmware updates is playstation.com us.playstation.com in my case The site these files are coming from is playstation.net Just a word of caution to you guys I sure don't want anyone with a bricked console day one. Greatness awaits!
I traced the link and did a dns look up for you all to confirm links posted at this site are genuine. Link for ps4 from this website(target): http://dus01.ps4.update.pla... Official link from playstation.com ( http://us.playstation.com/s... Target link is: http://dus01.ps3.update.pla... Nslookup:dus01.ps4.update.pla ystation.net Name: a192.g.akamai.net Addresses: 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 NS Lookup : dus01.ps3.update.playstation.n et name: a192.d.akamai.net addresses: 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 Same IP range. Also did DNS lookup via dnsgoodies.com and http://whois.arin.net/rest/... NetRange 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11 CIDR 18.104.22.168/12 Name NET-184-176-0-0-1 Handle NET-184-176-0-0-1 Parent NET184 (NET-184-0-0-0-0) Net Type Direct Allocation Origin AS Organization Cox Communications Inc. (CXA) Registration Date 2010-05-14 Last Updated 2012-03-02 This mean's this whole IP range is dedicated to servers leasing the IP from Cox (USA broadband provider). No further information but, I know the IP origin is nearby Atlanta, Georgia. I am ~72% sure these are servers, hosted by a company in the area that Sony is leasing space from ( a server farm). Being that the addresses are similar in IP range and that NSlookup turned up similar Aliases. I am 100% sure the download is safe. You are all welcome. And Yes, I have too much time on my hands. Be forewarned, there is a possibility that this is not "last" official patch 1.50. There could be a patch 1.51 on Friday. TLDR: Links are legit. Download copy, and wait and see if there is a last minute patch 1.51 on day 1.
All download links come from playstation.net regardless of the platform. PS3, PS Vita & PS4. I've had a PS3 since launch and figured out the download page for each console so I could quickly access the update file. The PS3 used to be hard to get updated due to everyone and their brother hammering the site at once. This way I could download the file before the ensuing rush.
@Omega You are amazing.
Just found out that akamai.net is indeed a cloud provider for Sony (and ironically Microsoft). Links are legit. Playstation is a customer: http://www.akamai.com/html/... Ip's listed from download targets are registered with akamai.net (same company as akamai.com)
Even if they weren't, the only harm it can do is hiding a trojan while downloading on a Windows PC. It sure would not install on a PS4 (CRC checks and what not won't pass). This would have to be a hacked firmware which I doubt is already out in the wild before launch. It sure can't brick the PS4.
@guitarded I downloaded the update a couple weeks ago directly from the Sony site with the Sony names in the url and all that. When I downloaded from the US link(first one), chrome reports that it is coming from the same site as the one from a couple weeks ago(never cleared my download list so it's still listed there). dus01.ps4.update.playstation. ne t although it has different directory structures after that. The file size is slightly larger for this update...about 12KB's.
Thanks Omega. You should be bubbled up for being helpful
Hope it works and doesn't crash your brand new PS4!
Copy it to your USB thumb drive, you can update that way too.
@ Lwhit6 WTF is wrong with you? Why would you even post that?
Downloading now, you're absolutely right. Don't want to try and download straight off PSN with the hundreds of thousands of people trying to log on at once. My KZ:SF disc can't wait!!!
I'd rather think millions...and f..k...I got KZ as download...I want to see how this will go over at launch. LOL. There will be smoke at Sony's data centers...
Hopefully your Ps4 doesn't have to hit the garbage after you install this update from that site, when it isn't up on the Sony site.
Because we know where the consoles look online for their update information and Sony always takes their time updating their website
Im gonna replace the old one with this one alright now im ready for my PS4. But in the end ill wait for the one from the official Sony site.
For all you folks waiting for the official website to update: http://us.playstation.com/s...
Done took me 2mins to downlaod i cant wait :D
My connection sucks, so it's taking me an hour LOL. Good thing I can get it now, it would suck to get my ps4 and then have to wait an hour to play it :[
Damn that suxs might want to see if u can get a faster internet
I can play online fine,(if no one is using the computer or connecting to wifi with a phone). It's just downloads that kill me lol.
hmm is this a newer update or something? i downloaded one a few weeks ago , from an article posted here.
That was not a legit update from Sony
I'll just do it from the console ^^ BUT YAY it's almost here!!
Never heard of this site. And unless it's coming directly from Sony's website. I'm not installing any type of firmware update on my brand new PS4. I'd rather have to wait a bit (if that even happens) than be impatient and brick my system.
the update files are hosted on PlayStation's website and not terminalgamer.com
Yes I realize that. Until the links are on Playstation.com I'm not taking any chances. Last thing I need is a bricked system after investing $700+ into it.
Smart. I'm waiting for that, too.
I am skeptical too. I did however copy the download link address here it is (US): http://dus01.ps4.update.pla... I then looked up playstation.net on whois, and it says Sony owns it. http://whois.net/whois/play... I think its legit. UPDATE: When reading the ps4 q&a, its clearly states to only download files from playsstation.COM, I wouldnt risk it guys. Just wait for the official files.
The PS3 uses playstation.net for its update files as well.
Smart man. I'll do the same. I'm probably going to wait to just do it console side at 1230am Friday when I get home. Friday afternoon (after school) through Sunday will be the big hit on the servers, anyway. Its better to be safe than sorry.
http://us.playstation.com/s... Here you go, here's the official update link. Click download on the website.
This is pretty much the same one from that other website right?
@above I am not sure, I have not used any other source than the official PS website.
@jonstan221 Nope. The one on their site was 300 something MB. This one from Sony is 859MB. Glad I didn't download the one from this site. God know what would have happened.
I am an IDIOT. Disregard my stupidity please. EDIT (OT): I'm going to download it from Sony's site so I can get in and go come Friday.
It's my understanding that the OS is on the mobo itself like the original PS3s, so I don't have to install this manually if I change my hard disk immediately. Is this correct?
I'm kind of wondering that myself. I would guess that that is the case.
Is this legit?
Yes. Check the actual download links. it comes from PlayStation's update site
still I'll await official conformation before installing, just to be safe
Wait if you want, but these links come straight from Sony
Can't u just download from the ps4? Also quick question if I install a new hard drive right out the ps4 s box, do I have to install firmware or anything or will it book up just fine?
GAMESTOP send me MY PS4 so i can say GREATNESS AWAITS!!..LOL
It downloaded in about a minute and a half. I just wanted to test how fast the PS servers were. Please be this fast at launch!
Is this not available from any official Sony site?
I didn't see it up there anywhere...just has the PS3, PS Vita, and PSP updates on there as of right now...but I downloaded it anyway. the link looks like it is indeed hosted by Playstation
I'm hearing PS4 reviewers have recently started getting prompts to download the patch so it seems to match up. Thanks for the reply.
Nope, looks fishy to me.
Look at first post above. Links are legit
PS3 link: http://dus01.ps3.update.pla... PS4 link: http://dus01.ps4.update.pla... looks legit to me! :D
This update isn't up on the Playstaion website. I'd think twice before downloading something from a non Sony site. If it was on the playstaion.com site then maybe I would download it from this one, but with it not being there, not a chance I'd take a chance of killing my Ps4 with in the first day, or having your system hacked etc.
I thought that the PS4 wasn't going to allow external media, if I am wrong please let me know....I await Greatness!!
Updating VIA USB is an option just not anything else yet. There's a UI image on the site showing the update options
what would be the point of usb 3.0 you can plug an external to ps4, you just can't use it to install your games to it.
until i go to playstation.com and see the update myself i trust none of these downloads you'd think if it was live sony would post it on the official sites. pls don't put your ps4s at risk so early in the game.
Have fun waiting
To all those weary I can 100% verify that it is from Sony by doing a whois lookup. http://dns.l4x.org/deu01.ps... also the ps3 updates are from the same domain you can check by going here and looking at the dl link. To those that are on the fence whether this is trust worthy. http://us.playstation.com/s... I however would still wait but dl it just in case there are any hiccups day one if the direct way doesnt work.
You beat me to it. Targets are in ATL,GEORGIA and have similar Aliases.
It's very likely the day one patch. With only a few days to launch, I doubt there is much chance of them releasing a new version. It doesn't hurt to be skeptical nowadays, and I wouldn't blame people for being cautious of their investment, but this is about as legit as it gets. Playstation.net is the backbone of playstation.com. You used to have to type playstation.net as it was the main playstation webpage before the internet was mainstream. I've been downloading the larger updates for the PS3 this way for quite some time now from .net
Hell nah. I aint touchin this with a 10 foot pole. Ill DL mine when my PS4 fires up.
I'm gonna wait too and download from sony's official site, better to be safe than sorry.
i gotta wait till the 29th :( lol