Want the PlayStation 2.50 firmware early?

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Right now, beta testers are busy laying with the new firmware for the PlayStation 4 that enables, amongst other things, suspend and resume for games. According to some reports, it seems like it’s more suspend-to-disk than suspend-to-ram, as users have reported being able to jump in and out of several games without having to worry about silly things like save points. We have no idea when that firmware is coming, though it’s expected to go live by the end of April. If you’re impatient, you can get a crack at firmware 2.50 right now.

As a warning: We can verify that there’s nothing dodgy about the files or its method – it downloads the update from Sony’s servers. That said we’re not responsible for any ill fate that might befall your beloved PlayStation 4 should you follow these guides.

There’s a method to download the beta by redirecting to a different update list, discovered by Developer SKFU, via wololo.net. It requires a bit of fiddling and set up, which shouldn’t be tricky for anybody who’s used PS Proxy or its ilk before.

Before getting to the meat of it, a few more caveats.

As it is beta software, you can expect a few issues. Remember how dodgy PlayStation firmware 2.0 was? You’ll also not be able to use Remote Play until a companion firmware becomes available for the PlayStation Vita or Vita TV.

If you’re in Euro territories:

  • Get any SKFU’s Pr0xy server (wololo.net)
  • Start & setup the Proxy Server on your PlayStation4
  • Redirect “http://feu01.ps4.update.playstation.net/update/ps4/list/eu/ps4-updatelist.xml” to “http://feu01.ps4.update.playstation.net/update/ps4/beta/list/eu/ps4-updatelist.xml”
  • Restart your PS4
  • Search for an update on your PS4
  • Download, install and enjoy 2.50 Beta
  • In case this does not work, try the installation via safemode “Update using Internet”. If you have setup the proxy already, it also works in safemode.

In the UK?

  • Get any SKFU’s Pr0xy server (wololo.net)
  • Start & setup the Proxy Server on your PlayStation4
  • Redirect “http://fuk01.ps4.update.playstation.net/update/ps4/list/uk/ps4-updatelist.xml” to “http://fuk01.ps4.update.playstation.net/update/ps4/beta/list/uk/ps4-updatelist.xml”
  • Restart your PS4
  • Search for an update on your PS4
  • Download, install and enjoy 2.50 Beta
  • In case this does not work, try the installation via safemode “Update using Internet”. If you have setup the proxy already, it also works in safemode.

If you happen to be in the US, you’ll need to use a different set of XML files.

  • Get any SKFU’s Pr0xy server (wololo.net)
  • Start & setup the Proxy Server on your PlayStation4
  • Redirect “http://feu01.ps4.update.playstation.net/update/ps4/list/eu/ps4-updatelist.xml” to “http://fus01.ps4.update.playstation.net/update/ps4/beta/list/us/ps4-updatelist.xml”
  • Restart your PS4
  • Search for an update on your PS4
  • Download, install and enjoy 2.50 Beta
  • In case this does not work, try the installation via safemode “Update using Internet”. If you have setup the proxy already, it also works in safemode.

Or you could just wait it out, like the rest of us. Here’s an 8 minute look at the new firmware, courtesy of reddit user TehPoisonOne.

Last Updated: March 16, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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