Category Archives: PS4 News

PS4 system firmware v5.01 released


Sony released a new system firmware version 5.01 for PS4. This update is optional which you can update or not in you like. If you want to hack your console in the future, it is better to stay at a lower firmware version.

Main features of version 5.01:
This system software update improves system performance.

If you want to update your PS4 console to v5.01, power on your PS4 and o to [Settings] > [System Software Update] and click ‘Next’ and then ‘Update’.


PS4 system firmware 4.50 supports Boost Mode, Voice Chat for Remote Play


Sony announced that the new system firmware of Playstation 4.50 will be released on March, 9. The new system firmware will bring many features.

1. External HDD Support
2. Custom Wallpapers
3. Quick Menu Refresh
4. Simplified Notification List
5. Post on PlayStation Network Activity Feeds
6. 3D Blu-rays on PlayStation VR
7. Improved 2D Images on PS VR
8. Voice Chat for Remote Play
9. Off Console Availability
10. Boost Mode (for PlayStation 4 Pro only)

The most important feature in this update is Boost Mode for PlayStation 4 Pro only. It improves performance on most games when using the updated system instead of the Pro only helping with games that have been optimized for it.

With this update, PS4 supports voice chat when using Remote Play on Windows PC, Mac or an Xperia device. And it also improves the resolution of the system screen displayed on your TV when you’re out of VR mode.

PS4 Custom Firmware (CFW) comes out?


Great News. Several weeks ago, one Japanese scene developer tweeted that he has codded his own Custom Firmware for usage on Modded PS4 Console. The version of this CFW is Y8.10 .ver. This CFW can not be introduced unless it is a remodeled PS4. So he plans to sell the ways of modding PS4 Console and CFW Y8.10 .ver. The price is not announced

News Sources: Japanese Dev Coded PS4 Custom Firmware (CFW), Plans to Sell Mods?

How to update your PS4 to a specific firmware?

In this post, an instruction will tell you how to update your PS4 console to a specific firmware, without having to update to the latest firmware which enables users not to jailbreak their console. It works for all the firmware.

A Flash USB of 1GB at least
A PS4 on a FW lower than the one you want to update (Sorry, not downgrading on this one)
The update file (Link in the first step)

1. Download the firmware you want to update in a PUP file, check this page. Rename the file to”PS4UPDATE”
2. Please backup your USB. Format it to FAT32
3. Create a new folder in your flash USB called”PS4″
4. Open the ps4 folder and create a folder called “UPDATE”
5. Copy the file “PS4UPDATE” to UPDATE folder
6. Shut down completely your PS4
7. Put your finger like if you were turning the console, but release it when you hear two beeps.
8. Connect your Flash USB to the PS4, then connect your ps4 controller to PS4 WITH use cable. Press the PS button.
9. Select the “Update FW” Option and select via USB drive
10. Follow the steps on screen, and select”Okay/Accept” in everything
11. The PS4 will reboot a couple of times , and guess what, you have updated your PS4 successfully.

Source: How to: update to a specific FW on PS4(works for UPD 4.0.1)

How to use Brook PS3 to PS4 Controller Converter


Want to use a PS3 controller with your PS4? Rather than buying a new PS4 console for your Playstation, one brook PS3 to PS4 controller converter will solve your problem. Brook PS3 to PS4 controller converter enables you to play on PS4 with PS3 wireless/wired controller: such as gamepads, dancemats, joysticks and racing wheels. With this wonderful converter, you can enjoy your games with your existing controller and save money.

Brook PS3 to PS4 Controller Converter packageps3-to-ps4-controller-adapter1ps3-to-ps4-controller-adapter2
Buy Brook PS3 to PS4 Converter from

How to use Brook PS3 to PS4 Controller Converter?

1. Connect the Brook Converter to the USB port of the PS4 or PC. The converter’s blue LED will turn on to indicate a successful connection.

2. For the first time use the wireless PS3 controller is connected with a USB cable to the Brook Converter. Registration of the controller and mapping of buttons start automatically and finish when the port indicator light of the controller turns on or when pushing a button triggers a response on the screen. The cable is then disconnected and the controller is ready for playing.

3. The USB cable is removed and the controller is ready for use as wireless

4. Please notice that this process only needs to be connected once. After the first-time registration and use, simply press the PS button when the console is hibernating or shut down to have it automatically connect to the Brook Converter; there is no need to re-register the controller using the USB cable.

■ Each Brook Converter can handle one PS3 game controller at a time.
■ Wireless PS3 controllers connect to the Brook Converter automatically. In case they do not, please try to re-register the controller with the USB cable.

How to update firmware of PS3 to PS4 Controller Converter?

Brook PS3 to PS4 Controller Converter is firmware upgradeable which can be used to improve functionality and add new features. You need to update the firmware on your PC or Mac.

1. Download the latest update file from official site:
2. There two version of update firmware v2.1. The normal version and tournament version.02
3. Choose the version you want and run it03
4. Plug converter into USB post on PC, the converter’s LED will trun on.
Normal Mode: Blue LED
TE Mode: Purple LED
Note: Don’t use USB hub when plugging into PC4

5. Tick “Controller Campatibility Update” and click “START” button05
6. Do not remove the converter while updating
7. Update complate, click “FINISH” button to close.07

Buy Controller Converters for PS4

Sony Playstation is really popular recently. For PS4 users who also own PS3, PS2, Xbox One and Xbox 360 consoles and controllers. There is no need to buy a new original controller for your new PS4. You can use the controller converters to play on your PS4 with your PS2/PS3/Xbox One/Xbox 360 controllers.

Brook PS3 to PS4 Controller Converterps3-to-ps4-controller-adapter0
It allows you to use PS3 controllers to play on your PS4 console and PC. The USB-sided PS3 to PS4 Controller Converter register automatically without requiring authorization from an original gamepad.
When you use PS3 controller via converter at the first time, you need to use USB cable to connect controller and converter.
It supports vibration, turbo and custom buttons function.

Brook PS2 to PS4 Controller Converterps2-to-ps4-controller-adapter0
It supports wired and wireless PS2 controller such as joysticks, wired Playstation 2 gamepads, and steering wheels amongst other original and 3rd party PS2 compatible peripherals on your PS3, PS4 and PC.
No original controller needed for verification.
Supports turbo and custom buttons function.
Firmware upgradable.

Cronusmax Plus Controller Converter

Cronusmax Plus allows you to use any of your Xbox One, Playstation 3, PS4,Xbox 360 controllers on virtually any console you want:Xbox One, Playstation 3, PS4,Xbox 360 and Windows PC. It also allows you to convert your controller into a fully modded controller without installing any chips or other devices. Features: cross-over gaming, precision mouse & keyboard control, fully rapidfire tuned controller-play and plug, macro programming.

PS4 Slim and new controller leaked


Recently there are many rumor about PS4 new console- PS4 Slim. Several days ago, there are many photos of PS4 Slim leaked. One player claimed that he had gotten PS4 new console, including the whole package.7

Eurogamer contacted this player and showed a video of PS4 Slim booting on Youtube. This video has been deleted now. Many users says the pictures of of the device are suspicious and they might be Photoshop. But the journalists at Eurogamer have met the player and make sure that he own a PS4 Slim which can boot to main PS4 menu normally. And it confirms that PS4 Slim exists.

There will be an event held by Sony on 7th September in New York, where new update and news of PS4 will release. The PS4 Slim might be released in this event.

Besides, ZRZ uploaded a video showing off what it says is the new controller . According to the video, the obvious change is that one new light bar above its touch pad which might be designed for syncing up with the PlayStation VR headset. Dual Shock 4 slim-970-80
Source: PS4 Slims rumors confirmed real (video) on