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PS4 News       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Apr 14, 2021 at 2:04 AM       19,784       44      
Earlier on we saw the official release of PS5 Firmware Update 3.00, and following the previous revision and 8.50 PS4 Beta PUP testing today Sony also pushed live PS4 System Software / Firmware 8.50 with the complete changelog outlined below. :cool:

:alert: As always DON'T UPDATE if you wish to use PS4 game backups and homebrew apps whenever a new PS4 jailbreak exploit arrives, and we'll add any related Tweets as PlayStation 4 Scene developers have a chance to examine it.

Download: PS4 Firmware 8.50 Update (US) / PS4 Firmware 8.50 Update (EU) / PS4 Firmware 8.50 Update (UK) / PS4 Firmware 8.50 Update (AU/NZ) / PS4 Firmware 8.50 Update (JP)

Here's the official 8.50 PS4 Firmware Changelog from Sony's page: PlayStation 4 system software update

Version 8.50

Main features in the system software update

  • In (Party), you can now enjoy Share Play with players on PS5.
  • In (Messages), you can now turn notifications on or off for each of the groups you're in. On the group screen, open the options menu and select [Turn Notifications Off].
Other updated features
  • On the game session details screen, you can now use the [Request to Join] button to ask the session leader to join their game session. The session leader can then send you an invite to join the game session.
  • When playing a game you've hidden, other players will no longer see that you're currently playing that game.
  • We've updated the file format for extended storage.
    • When you connect an extended storage device, its file format will be updated.
    • After that, you won't be able to use the device on a PS4 that has a previous version of the system software.
  • (Communities) is no longer available.
Below are some PS4Scene guides on How to Block PS4 Firmware Updates, How to Delete Downloaded PS4 Update PUPs that haven't been installed yet, How to Update to a Specific PS4 Firmware, some PS4 HEN Update Blocker Payloads and cheers to x_force_505 on Twitter for passing along this PlayStation 4 News and sharing the screenshot below! šŸ»
PS4 System Software Firmware 8.50 is Now Live, Don't Update!.jpg
 

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Ubiq

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I am on 8.00 my ps4 accidentally update from 6.72.
(UPDATE BLOCKER DIDN'T Work).
 

blackjack1988

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Hello.
I have been an owner of a ps4 pro for a month now so I'm not familiar with this jailbreaking stuff yet.

My ps4 is on 8.03 and i don't want to update it in order to have the possibility to jailbreak it later. Since 8.50 was released my ps4 has been offline.

However I would like to know if I go back online do I have the possibility to access the playstation store and download Dawn Horizon Zero (it's free for a month) without downloading or installing the firmware update 8.50 ?

Thanks
 

rayner1989

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AFAIK the update 8.50 is mandatory to access psn and online. I'd wait out if you can or try get another used ps4 on earlier firmware and have both.
 

blackjack1988

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Ok Thanks I'll have to wait then.

Because in my country a ps4 slim with 7.50 or 6.72 costs 100 Euros more than a ps4 Pro with the latest firmware. And a ps4 pro with older firmwares costs 250 Euros more than one with the latest.
 

rayner1989

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@blackjack1988 browse eBay or Facebook marketplace or another used site maybe your country has, you'll be surprised what you can find.

Also, there are pages on finding a jailbreakable console you can try. These are just options I hope it works out.

Good luck my man.
 
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