Sony has released the long-awaited new update 5.00 for PlayStation 4 today . This new update incorporates many new features such as, for example and among the most outstanding, the possibility of broadcasting content at 1080p and 60 frames per second through Twitch , as well as updates in the account and family control system to speed up your control.
This revision of the firmware of the console also has many changes in areas such as friends and communities , as well as improvements in notifications and support for 5.1 and 7.1 helmets in the PlayStation VR helmets , in case we have them, to enjoy Blu-ray movies in cinematic mode .
But unfortunately, firmware updates are not bug-free and there are users who have started reporting bugs in the official forums. Specifically, the error that is appearing most frequently is the E-801809A8 , but also the SU-30746- . It seems that the new firmware 5.00 crashes the Blu-Ray drive and causes problems with the PS4.
How to fix the bug in PS4 firmware 5.00
Following these steps we have managed to solve the firmware error 5.00 of a PS4 of the first models (the CUH-1000 ):
Download PS4 Firmware 5.00 via PC
If you follow this link and download the file, you will already have firmware 5.00. Now, you will have to get an empty pendrive and create a folder called »PS4». Inside this folder, another one called »UPDATE». The file that you have downloaded must go inside the folder »UPDATE» with the name »PS4UPDATE.PUP». All in capital letters. Connect this USB to the console.
Go to PS4 safe mode
To enter PS4 safe mode , with the console off, press and hold the power button for 7-8 seconds until you hear two beeps. At this point, connect the PS4 controller with the USB cable and press the »home» button to access safe mode. Once here, select »Initialize PS4 (reinstall system software).
If the PS4 system has been fixed with the previous step, this will not be necessary. In our case, we had to rebuild the database, something that takes a while.
If you have experienced the PS4 firmware error 5.00 , take heart and we hope it will be solved with this method.