PS4: How to get your hands on a PS4 with a 4.55 firmware
Tutorial Name: PS4: How to get your hands on a PS4 with a 4.55 firmware
Submitted By: tuf
PS4: How to get your hands on a PS4 with a 4.55 firmware or lower
A. As always when these things happen, we expect the price of 4.55 PS4s to increase significantly. This is in particular true since those Jailbreaks are typically followed by piracy enablers, which make the devices attractive for a larger category of people than just tinkerers.
If you\'re looking for a 4.55 PS4, for homebrew, hacks, or other purpose, follow this guide to help you get a 4.55 PS4 for a reasonable price. Unfortunately you\'ll see that the list is not that different from the list we published for 4.05: Between firmware 4.05 and 4.55, a very limited amount of bundles were published.
About PS4 Firmware 4.55
PS4 Firmware 4.55 was released on 2017/04/11 (April 11th, 2017). Any bundle released before that date will have a firmware below 4.55. Bundles released shortly after that date might also have the right firmware, but your mileage might vary.
Some advice when shopping for a PS4:
It\'s easier to ensure you have the right firmware version if you get the device new and sealed, not "used"
If you get a "used" console, be careful: most sellers update the console to the latest firmware before selling it. Ask them to confirm the firmware version before buying anything. This is true both online and in brick&mortar stores.
On Amazon and eBay, some sellers sell a different product than what the description says. I have seen some sellers offering the Star Wars bundle instead of the Killzone Shadow Fall bundle, for example. Be careful here, as always, ask the sellers for details if possible. Similarly, some sellers might sell a console + the game as a "bundle" without actually selling "the" bundle as it was originally released. If this happens to you, see point 4 below.
Amazon have a great return policy. Use it if the PS4 is not the one you expected!
Buying a PS4 new, with a low firmware
The ideal way to get yourself an "old" PS4 firmware is to buy one of the old bundles, and to get it new.
On eBay, you can look for PS4 4.55. Make sure to get a "sealed" unit. On Amazon, searching for PS4 bundle will get you started.
Specific bundles below, keep in mind the list is not exhaustive. Let me insist that you need to do your homework: contact the sellers to confirm as much information as possible before buying, make sure you understand their return policy, etc. There is no guarantee that the links below will consistently ensure a lower firmware. Again, leverage the return policy if you\'re not getting what you want.
Alternatively, buying online might not be the best option for you: you might have better luck going to your local "used and new" shop, and actually try the console to verify its firmware. Most local shops will let you check the firmware version if you explain your situation. Remember they just want to sell stuff, not judge you on why you want to buy a lower firmware console. "I\'m a tinkerer and need a console on firmware 4.55 or below in order to install Linux, I\'m not interested in a more recent firmware" usually gets the point across
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