PS4: Weird firmware update 5.5.3-01 triggers questions, allegedly fails to install in some cases
PS4 Firmware 5.53-01 pops up out of nowhere
Some PS4 users have noticed a weird firmware update popping up on their consoles today: firmware 5.53-01.
The version number itself is extremely weird, and not something I remember having seen on any Sony console in the past decade (correct me if I’m wrong).
The update is about 70MB, and from its name, looks like a pretty urgent patch on top of firmware 5.53.
Some people have reported that the update actually refuses to install on their console, others that the install completes and then returns to the XMB (a typical firmware update usually reboots the console). A few comments on the intertubes assume that the patch is related to God Of War, because what on PS4 is not related to GoW this week anyway.
It could also be a security patch that fixes some vulnerability, but no information has surfaced so far. With the weird versioning number and install behavior, it’s anyone’s guess what this thing does.
As always if you want hacks on your console, the advice is to not update, as much as possible.
Source: via @Joonie86