Sony has released a small PlayStation 4 firmware beta 5.0 update, which should address the software limitations for beta 5.0 users caused by the 4.74 update.
Last week’s PS4 4.74 firmware update caused some issues for those running the 5.0 beta firmware. Various beta users reported crashes and bugs due to the new update, after which Sony sent out an official e-mail to those running the 5.0 Beta firmware warning them for various “limitations” when updating (or downgrading?) to 4.74:
Important information for Beta Trial testers
PlayStation 4 system software update 4.74 has been released. When trying to start certain games, you may be prompted to update the system to 4.74 from the 5.00 Beta.
Updating from 5.00 Beta to 4.74 will result in the following restrictions:
- You will not be able to revert back from 4.74 to the current 5.00 Beta. (You will be able to update to the upcoming 5.00 Beta 6.)
- The order in which content is displayed on the home screen will be reset.
- Download links on the home screen (such as for SHAREfactory or Media Player) that you deleted will be displayed again.
- Some items in [Notifications] will be deleted.
- Some items in [Discover] that you have already seen will be displayed again.
- Activities that were created and some settings you configured while using the 5.00 Beta will be stored on the PlayStation Network server. You may see notifications related to these activities and settings even after updating to 4.74.
- Games that were downloaded while using the 5.00 Beta may not start properly after updating to 4.74. If this happens, delete the game, and then download it again
Please refrain from updating to 4.74 and wait for the upcoming 5.00 Beta 6 update if you would like to avoid these limitations.
A new Beta 5.0 update has now been deployed which should fix these issues, and fortunately, users are now able to restore their PS4 console to the latest beta 5.0 version.
The PlayStation 4 5.0 firmware update is likely to be released to the public in the coming weeks.