Category PS4 News       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Oct 3, 2017 at 5:36 AM       15,772       22            
Last month we saw the release of PS4 Firmware 4.74, and today following NOBUNAGA Beta 6 Sony has officially put PS4 Firmware 5.00 live for everyone as a mandatory update. :rolleyes:

Download: PS4 Firmware 5.00 Update (US) / PS4 Firmware 5.00 Update (EU) / PS4 Firmware 5.00 Update (UK) / PS4 Firmware 5.00 Update (AU/NZ) / PS4 Firmware 5.00 Update (JP)

:stop: According to @Bultra in the Shoutbox when trying to use PSProxy he experienced crashes as PSProxy authenticates the updatelist.xml and still nags to update, while @SheenuTheLegend reported HERE more people are getting error code E-801809A8 and not to update until Sony sorts the issue out based on the work-around! :mad:

For those who didn't know, Sony also announced that John Kodera is now promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer while Andrew House will be appointed Chairman as he steps down to pursue new challenges while updating PSN's Terms of Service (ToS). :nocomment:
While there are currently some rumors of new exploits, we'll update this article when we receive confirmation on whether any private / unreleased exploits have been blocked that would prevent running PS4 Backup Games, PS4 Homebrew or if the last known private gamesharing method has been patched.

Main features in version 5.00 update:
  • You can now add users of your PS4 as family members. This makes it easy to manage your child's account information and to restrict PS4 features. To add family members, select (Settings) > [Parental Controls/Family Management].
    • As the family manager, you can set up your family.
    • Up to seven family members (including you) can be in your family and use online features.
    • Multiple adults can be in your family. The family manager can make other adults in the family parents or guardians. The family manager and family members who are parents or guardians can adjust parental controls for the children in your family.
    • You can configure parental control settings for each child. Using parental controls, you can restrict use of online features and communication with other players, set restrictions for games, restrict use of the Internet browser, and set spending limits for PlayStation Store.
    • You can configure parental controls anytime from your PC or smartphone.

  • You can now follow anyone, not just verified accounts. Select (Follow) on a person's profile screen, and their activities and broadcasts will appear in [What's New]. You automatically follow your Friends, but you have the option to unfollow them.
    • Recommendations for who to follow are now offered based on the games you play. Select (Friends) > (Follow).
    • You can now choose who can follow you and who can see your follow list. Select (Settings) > [Account Management] > [Privacy Settings], and then configure each setting.

  • (Custom Lists) has been added to (Friends). Create custom lists to easily organize your Friends and choose players to send messages or game invitations to.
  • For certain broadcasts, (Communities) now appears on the (Live from PlayStation) viewing screen. To access the broadcaster's community, select (Communities).
  • You can now view (Notifications) on the quick menu.
  • The following languages have been added as system languages.
    • Czech, Indonesian, Hungarian, Romanian, Vietnamese, Greek, Thai

  • When broadcasting PlayStation VR gameplay, you can now see spectator comments on your VR headset screen.
Other features in version 5.00
  • For (Messages), screen layout has been improved, and the following features have been added.
    • You can now receive music that has been shared with you as a message. Select the message to play the music.
    • Messages containing a URL now display a preview.

  • The following features have been added to the quick menu.
    • You can now select [Leave This Party] to leave the party.
    • You can now see albums and playlists for songs playing in Spotify.
    • A clock has been added.

  • The following features have been added to (Settings) > [Notifications].
    • You can now disable pop-up notifications during video playback.
    • You can now choose the color of pop-up notifications.
    • You can now choose to show or hide message details in notifications.

  • You can now choose to broadcast in 1080p (60 fps) when using Twitch on your PlayStation 4 Pro.
  • You can now enjoy Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD content in virtual surround sound when you connect headphones to PlayStation VR.
  • Blu-ray Disc™ is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.
  • Spotify is a registered trademark of Spotify Ltd.
:stop: IMPORTANT: System Software 5.00 has been released and saves are incompatible with Save Wizard For PS4 MAX. We advise you do NOT upgrade!
To quote from Sony PlayStation Marketing VP Mary Yee detailing the additional features of PS4 System Software Update 5.00:

Team Tournaments

Prepare to recruit the best players you know, because Team Tournaments on PS4 are almost here. With this new functionality, you’ll be able to compete against other teams for prizes and status.

Team Tournament functionality will kick off on October 5, shortly after the release of the 5.00 update. The initial batch of titles supporting Team Tournaments will be Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, World of Tanks and Mantis Burn Racing, with more on the way. Head over to the Events section on your PS4 to check out details for different Events and Tournaments, and to start creating your team.

You can join or own up to a maximum of 60 different teams, and each team will have an owner and captain(s) who can manage the team. Only teams will be able to register for official Team Tournaments. Your team will have its own customizable team page where you can see team member information, and view upcoming and ongoing events that your team is currently registered for and competing in.

In addition, you can easily check out your team’s results in past tournaments with a new bracket viewer that shows full tournament standings for Single and Double Elimination tournaments directly on PS4. Communicating and coordinating with your teammates is also simple via the integrated team chat feature.

Follow Anyone

Before 5.00, you were only able to follow Verified Accounts, but now you can follow any user without having to be friends with them (subject to privacy settings). This allows you to follow content creators, game broadcasters, and other gamers in a community without having to dip into your friends list.

And at the same time, this will allow these users to expand their reach and build more interest in what they’re doing. Your What’s New feed will be updated with the activities of the users you’re following, so you can easily keep up on what they’re up to.

And under Friends, you’ll see a new Who to Follow section that will give you customized recommendations of who you can follow. The recommendations will be displayed in separate categories, such as Featured Verified Accounts, trending users, and suggestions based on games you’ve recently played.

Messages Update

We have one more feature to add to the list of updates coming to Messages on PS4. If you send a message that contains a link to a website, messages will now display a preview of the website, like headlines and thumbnails.

App Updates

Outside of PS4, some of our apps are getting updates today too:

PlayStation Communities

Following this update, you can switch the app into landscape mode when you flip your phone sideways, so you get a wider view of the app and it makes it easier to scroll through. In addition, you’re now able to view and post animated GIFs on community walls. We’re also adding the following languages to the app: Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai and Vietnamese.

PlayStation Messages

Stickers for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and Horizon Zero Dawn are being added. And similar to the PS4’s Messages update, the PlayStation Messages app will also be updated to display previews of a website if you’ve received a link. Support for Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Romanian, Thai and Vietnamese are being added to the app.

Cheers to @SheenuTheLegend in the PSXHAX Shoutbox for passing along the news! :beer:

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Comments

Howie648

Senior Member
Contributor
Verified
This update messed up my External Storage!!!! I had to plug it in the other USB port and reboot 3 times to get it to work. Man was this pissing me off!!
 

Chaos Kid

Developer
Senior Member
Contributor
nice, so my 3.55 will never be able to have the 5.0 update because it has non orig drive

in the past it would give FFFFFF error on updates unless I disconnected it so thank you Sony for forcing me to stay on 3.55, much appreciated :D
basically it syncs when system is updated and people thinking by removing drive and updating will work won't not properly. you may be able to update after attaching the drive.

@Centrino you probably try using a usb drive to see if that will help your issue. it might work don't know don't have that problem myself.

https://hackaday.com/2014/09/08/unbricking-a-bluray-drive/
 

mildew

Member
Contributor
Im very impressed by this update - colors are more saturated and frame rates are improved. I had given up on Deus Ex because of the appalling framerate, but on 5.00 its tolerable. Might be time to give Skyrim on pro another try...
 
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