Release: PS4 Firmware Downloader for Windows/Linux/Mac
For those of you too lazy to click the “download” link on PlayStation’s page, developer SmallPP420 (sic) has released a utility that lets you download the latest PS4 Firmware directly from Sony’s servers.
Select whether you’d prefer the regular firmware, or the recovery one, and the file will be downloaded locally to your computer.
People have confirmed the tool runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac, but your mileage may vary.
What is PS4 Firmware Downloader?
From the Readme:
How does it work?
Scraping links xd
MacOS (Thank you to rakanbakir for testing)
On Linux you may need to resize your window so that the full changelog isnt cut off
So, there you have it, it’s a tool that downloads the latest and greatest PS4 firmware for you, grabbing the url from the official download page so you don’t have to. Not something I’d personally use, but I’ve at least been able to confirm it works as advertised. Of course, it will probably take you longer to download and install the utility than to manually download the firmware from PlayStation’s page, but I guess some of us like to have options 😛
Download and run PS4 Firmware Downloader
Are we being too judgmental on this one? If you can think of any cool use this tool might have for you, let us know in the comments!