Category PS4 Jailbreaking       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Nov 4, 2019 at 12:04 AM       23,587       58            
While there is no ETA on future PS4 jailbreak exploits yet and current jailbroken PS4 5.05 consoles can run homebrew and play hundreds of PS4 Fake PKG games, those stuck on PS4 4.74 OFW due to a missing or broken Blu-ray drive can now directly update to PS4 5.05 OFW to enjoy all the fun of a 5.05 PS4 jailbroken console following the previously released PS4Brew 4.74 Kernel Exploit! 💽 📀

:alert: As a precaution, PS4 scene developers strongly advise those who attempt this PS4 BD Driveless Updating 4.74 (No BD) to 5.05 Patch Updater method to backup your HDD as soon as you're on 5.05 Firmware. :alert:

From, to quote roughly translated: [PS4] A solution to update from 4.74 to 5.05 with the HS reader!

The developer Zecoaxo informs us that a solution has just come out for those who were stuck in firmware 4.74 following a bluray drive out of order.

A direct update solution to version 5.05 is now available.

To update the console on the firmware 5.05, just run the HEN on the firmware 4.74, inject the payload jkpatchsyscall9.bin, install the package 505.pkg, then install the firmware 5.05 from a USB device connected to the console.

For the moment, no brick is raised, but hey you take the risk of experiencing this kind of problem.

To sum up:
  • Remove any PUP from the / update / directory of your USB key
  • Download the magic_update.7z (11.52 MB) payload jkpatchsyscall9.bin and the 505.pkg or here (Mirror)
  • Put the PS4UPDATE.PUP on the usb0 (the PUP of 5.05)
  • Install the PKG and restart
  • Install syscall9 with payload
  • Launch the HEN after sending it (
  • Launch the upgrade from firmware 4.74 to 5.05
Before you start, make sure you have all the elements, and understand the approach!

All this has been tested on PlayStation 4 1000/1100 series consoles, but it should work on PlayStation 4 Pro, in fact the payload allows to launch on a console at HS bluray the update.

Zecoaxo recognizes that the most unstable part is the HEN that can crash when launching an application.

Everything is there:

Thanks to the devs who helped in this advance!
PS4 No BD 4.74 to 5.05 Update via tiago92ba
Obscure PS4 fact of the day: If you, by any means, decide to attempt to update or downgrade your ps4 using weird methods, know that orbis_swu will check if the *** version in the backup banks is equal or superior to the one you'll attempt up/downgrading to.
PS4 BD Driveless Updating 4.74 (No BD) to 5.05 Patch Updater Method.jpg
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I've been using a PS4 nobd 4.74 for a while, and I wish I can upgrade to firmware 5.05.

I followed instructions below and I have an error, I believe I locked the updates with an update locker the first time I used HEN from celesteblue (or whatever)

And now, I think that's the reason why I am stuck with this error : HB screen appears, then update start but after 1 sec : error SU-30625-6

Anyone can help ? thank very much :)

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Guys kinda noob here need help pls... im on ps4 4.74 with faulty drive removed... my web browser is not unlocked... how do i load hen if my browser is not unlocked... pls guide me... thanks


Hello. I have firmware on ps4 5.05. I enable to update the hard drive by first cloning, but it all crashed. I connect my native hard drive now, asks to restore the system. I don't have an optical drive or a board for it . Is it possible to solve the problem and restore the system without an optical drive?


After injecting payload and startat the update, nothing happens but blue HS screen. I can use ps button to stop the app. Tried a few times and got the same result. Any ideas?


hello everyone, I need help I have a ps4 ofw 4.74 with the broken BD error CE-35888-2 without the possibility of updating now when I try to open the browser it asks me to login to psn and then it asks me to update and it does not allow me to do anything help


Hey there. I've seen a few people asking for help here, with very few answers. I too have a 4.74 PS4 with faulty BD but can't figure out how to activate web browser without psn. This may be a simple thing for someone who knows and could point the rest of us in the right direction. So... Help?!


Hello friend, I already managed to update my console with the broken BD unit using azif DNS to be able to unlock the browser and continue with the tutorial mentioned here.


I appreciate the answer from @ricks236. Sounds simple, but the unlocking of browser got me stuck.

My 4.74 nobd console is now running on 5.05. The thing is I tried a few times to make an exact image of the disk, should i have any problems and none worked. I used the program "Macrium Reflect" and tried using 2 different disks of same size.

One of the disks was even same brand/model, but the ps4 says it cant boot. When I place the original disk back in, it starts fine.

I used images befofe on my PC when upgrading disks, but maybe there is something missing for this particular case, or the program I used just doesn't make an exact copy, as it should. Any suggestions?
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