installing new hard drive

Discussion in 'PS4 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by SmoothNobody, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. SmoothNobody

    SmoothNobody Member

    Sep 16, 2018
    i bought a PS4 with no HDD. i put one in and got this message.

    connect a USB storage device that contains an update file for re-installation for version 6.0 or later.

    i'm assuming that means it has firmware 6.0 installed? :cry:

    i've read some threads on how to get this console up an running. some say i have to install something with a USB. others say go to safe mode and choose option 6 or 7.

    which is it?
  2. KiiWii

    KiiWii GBAtemp Guru

    Nov 17, 2008
    United Kingdom
    Yes it means it’s a 6.00 consoles :(

    Just put in the hdd, insert a exfat formatted USB stick with the 6.0 update on in the folder structure:


    Then start up and it should auto guide you through.

    If not hold power on boot, go to recovery, select option 7.

    Either way you need to download the 6.00 update and use a usb stick to install it to the hdd. You cannot install anything lower.
    Last edited by KiiWii, Oct 11, 2018
  3. zhaul

    zhaul Member

    May 5, 2003
    Be sure to put the full firmware not just the update, the archive size must be 1gb+