Blocking PS4 Updates

Discussion in 'PS4 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by handy333, Apr 3, 2016.

  1. handy333

    handy333 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 8, 2010
    United States
    Over in Wonderlust
    I haven't checked yet. I don't want to connect to the net and a system update just start downloading. I did block game updates and I know you can do that but does it also work with system updates?
  2. fokeiro

    fokeiro Newbie

    Apr 4, 2016
    United States
    sign in as "guess" by ps4 policies guess cant update the system.
  3. Ryupower

    Ryupower Brood

    Oct 8, 2007
    United States
    it should be
    Setting->System->Automatic Downloads->System Software Update files, uncheck it

    that should STOP auto downloads of system updates (when in rest mode)
    it should not auto update (when in rest mode)

    i have it like that, and when there is an update the system tell you
  4. kallek

    kallek Member

    Aug 27, 2010
    United States
    If you turn off Setting->System->Automatic Downloads->System Software Update files, are you the able to stay on a system version while still updating games? On PS3 you could download game updates without updating the system. There was no need to log onto PSN.
  5. RebelJake17

    RebelJake17 Advanced Member

    May 14, 2016
    United States
    Did you ever figure that one out?
  6. _______


    May 13, 2016
    Yes you can update game w/o updating system by doing that. As long as that system version is still acceptable by the PSN.
    RebelJake17 likes this.
  7. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 26, 2007
    Yorkshire, UK
    If you want to block PS4 updates on your router these are the host names i blocked on my to stop my 1.76 PS4 connecting to Sony's servers: PS4 Block Updates / Block Access To the PSN

    Later firmwares could well try to connect to additional hosts, it should be a good starting point however.
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