upgraded hard drive, can't update PS4

#1SnoochNumber2Posted 12/11/2013 4:23:26 PM(edited)
So I put a 1TB SSHD in my PS4 this afternoon, and for the last hour I've been trying to install the system software from a USB flash drive. I have tried 3 different flash drives, and each one gives me a different error. My 16GB flash drive just tells me the update file can't be used and it needs to be 1.51 or later. The system software on my USB drive is 1.52, downloaded directly from Sony's site. My smaller 4GB and 8GB flash drives just straight up aren't recognized, it just tells me there's no USB drive attached. Is there a specific type of flash drive that is compatible with PS4? They are all formatted to FAT32 just as the instructions say, and the file is in the UPDATE folder which is inside the PS4 folder. Alternately, since it doesn't seem to like the 1.52 software, is there some place I can download 1.51 from?
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#2DK DeathKnightPosted 12/11/2013 4:22:16 PM
Did you download the 1gb update or the 300mb update? You need the bigger patch file if you have a new hard drive, it needs to reformat it.
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#3GIarePosted 12/11/2013 4:23:03 PM
Did you place the update on the usb into a directory folder? PS4>UPDATE something like that.
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#4SnoochNumber2(Topic Creator)Posted 12/11/2013 4:24:15 PM
DK DeathKnight posted...
Did you download the 1gb update or the 300mb update? You need the bigger patch file if you have a new hard drive, it needs to reformat it.


it's a 307MB update, directly from Sony's website. Where can I get the 1GB file? The instructions on their site just link to the page to download the 307MB 1.52 update.
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#5SnoochNumber2(Topic Creator)Posted 12/11/2013 4:32:54 PM
This is killing me. The file is named PS4UPDATE.PUP, it is in the UPDATE folder which is within the PS4 folder, and now every time it's just telling me the update can't be found.
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#6gohan100Posted 12/11/2013 4:33:48 PM
SnoochNumber2 posted...
DK DeathKnight posted...
Did you download the 1gb update or the 300mb update? You need the bigger patch file if you have a new hard drive, it needs to reformat it.


it's a 307MB update, directly from Sony's website. Where can I get the 1GB file? The instructions on their site just link to the page to download the 307MB 1.52 update.


You need the 900 something mb download. I had the same problem trying to put the 300 mb download.
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#7SnoochNumber2(Topic Creator)Posted 12/11/2013 4:36:59 PM
Are you sure? Sony's website makes no mention of needing an additional update, nor where it can be obtained. It just links to the 1.52 page every time.
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#8dukeballsosteelPosted 12/11/2013 4:37:01 PM
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/new-install/index.htm#installationSteps

this is what you need
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#9GiarccpsnPosted 12/11/2013 4:37:32 PM
SnoochNumber2 posted...
DK DeathKnight posted...
Did you download the 1gb update or the 300mb update? You need the bigger patch file if you have a new hard drive, it needs to reformat it.

it's a 307MB update, directly from Sony's website. Where can I get the 1GB file? The instructions on their site just link to the page to download the 307MB 1.52 update.


Get 1.52 here for New HD installs.
http://us.playstation.com/support/systemupdates/ps4/new-install/index.htm#installationSteps
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#10prozac786Posted 12/11/2013 4:37:36 PM
As others have said, you need the 900+ MB file as that contains the original OS Data as well as update 1.5. This is needed for new hard drives.

The 300MB file is an update only and will not work with new hard drives, only with the factory fitted one.

Although I have no clue where to get the 900MB file from. Just google around a bit and it should come up
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