It was recently reported that PS4 Version 9.0 has a high risk of bricking PS4 consoles! So whatever you do, DON’T UPDATE!
Some people may have been lucky with updating, but many have reported bricked consoles, so beware, or you may have a useless bricked PS4 on hand…
i didn't know about this update,
thanx for the PSA
good to know not to use the ps4 or had it online enabled while this brick FW is out,
i haven't used my ps4 since beating FF VII RE since may, it's been closed and out of power since then (haven't use it for some time).
so im good, no bricks. i won't turn on my ps4 until they fix the broken fw, like v9.10+ etc.
im on the base "phat" ps4, and nowadays you can't find it that easily, so i need to be extra careful not to brick it.
and if it gets bricked, you can't just take the HDD from it and pop it in the ps5 and it'll work?
no cause you need to transfer all your stuff from the ps4 to the 5, but if it's bricked, you can't even do that, lol.
so, one more reason not to update the ps4 to FW v9.0 .
I read a lot of you talking about lagging or bricking, I guess I just don't use my console that much, but I have automatic updates and use my second handed PS4 Pro mostly for Genshin Impact, I have to say this is my first sony console I don't have problems with, PS1 got its optical reader quickly fucked up(don't know why, it was a normal chip modded console althought I wanted a PS2 at the time but anyway) my PS3 just burned after like three days of use and it didn't have a real warranty so yeah (since it was my father's fault because he didn't check the voltage, me neither but he was the on who turned that thing on)