I reported about Lightning Mods’ noBD updater to help people with broken PS4 Blu-ray drive update their PS4 to 9.00. And then, we came to know that this would be a paid service, where the payloads are free but the updater application in itself would require a licence. But, Lightning Mods has decided to make PS4 noBD updater completely free for anyone interested!
A few days ago, Lightning Mods had set up a Ko-fi page which also doubled up as a page to sell the PKG licence. A Ko-fi goal of $225 was set. Once the goal was hit, LM said that the noBD updater would be made available for free to everyone. In the meantime, those who couldn’t wait tor wanted to support the efforts could donate $10 and get a one-time licence. The $225 goal was hit pretty easily and fast and here we have the noBD PS4 updater free of cost.
PS4 noBD Updater: Supported firmware
Currently, the updater supports the following firmware:
- 6.7X (6.70, 6.71, 6.72?)
- 7.0X (7.00, 7.00 Betas, 7.01, 7.02?)
This means you have to be on one of these firmware to be able to use this software. But, this is a constantly evolving list, as LM has been testing more and more firmware in an attempt to revive as much PS4s as possible. So, keep checking this list from time to time, as this list will keep changing.
How to update noBD PS4 with LM’s noBD Updater?
I have covered this briefly in another article. But, we have clearer details now.
So, here is what you will require to update a PS4 with broken or missing Blu-ray drive.
- Modified Mira payload – Both karo and kameleon have updated their hosts with these payloads.
- noBD Updater (PKG)
- USB drive (for PKG installation)
Detailed instructions to update firmware on noBD PS4
We will be updating this article when we have more details. LM has promised a detailed tutorial video. So, that will be shared here too. For now, here are the steps in brief.
- Format USB drive to exFAT.
- Copy the noBD updater PKG to the root of the USB drive.
- On PS4, go to the exploit host of choice and load the modified Mira payload.
- Plug USB drive in PS4.
- Go to Debug Settings and install noBD updater.
- Unplug USB drive.
- Start noBD Updater.
- Download firmware 9.00.
- Choose the appropriate option depending on the version you want to update from.
The rest of the steps including downloading the firmware and updating to it will be done by the PS4 and the application.
If you have had a PS4 as a paper weight just because it had a dead Blu-ray drive, then this is your chance to revive it. Let us know if you were able to revive your PS4 with this updater and how the process went for you.