Connecting USB to Ps4

The USB port on the front of the PlayStation 4 is used to charge a controller and may also be used for external hard drives in the future. It cannot be used to transfer data...

Today we explain how to connect your USB stick directly to your PlayStation 4 and play games from it, without having any kind of storage device or software installed on the console.

How to update ps4 via usb

Firstly, download the update file from the PlayStation site. Go to your console's Settings > System Software Update and make sure that you have enough free space on your console (500MB or 1GB). If not then delete some game data using system storage management settings, which can also be found in Settings > Storage.

Now back-up any saved games to a USB stick and then format the stick in the PS4's Settings > Initialization > Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software).

  1. Plug your USB stick into one of the console's USB ports on the front or back of the console.

  2. You will be prompted with a menu that will let you select the USB storage device and run either a new system software install, or an update. Select Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software).

  3. Once it has finished formatting, and installing any necessary data and updates, all the games and data should be there on your USB stick ready to use. You can plug it into any PS4 and play the games from it.

The USB port on the front of the PlayStation 4 is used to charge a controller and may also be used for external hard drives in the future. It cannot be used to transfer data, but you can use a USB stick to upgrade your console's operating system (see How To: Update Your PlayStation 4 OS via USB stick).

Connect the PS4 controller to your computer via USB

Open the Device Manager on your computer.

Expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers." Right click on the first USB Root Hub, and select Properties.

Go to the Power Management tab, uncheck the box that says "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power" then click OK.

Repeat steps 4-7 for each of the following USB Root Hubs.

Download and install SixAxisPairTool

Download and extract the program:

Open the folder and launch "SixaxisPairTool." You will see a notification telling you your controller is connected. Hold down the Share button and the PS Button until the light bar starts blinking rapidly. This means it's in pairing mode. Make sure your computer detects this controller, right click on the controller device that just appeared, and select Enable.

Follow this guide on how to use the tool

Extract all of the contents of the update file into a folder and launch "CreateUpdatePS4.bat" (you may need to right click and select run as administrator). Once it has finished creating the necessary files, delete EBOOT.BIN from the Update>PS4>UPDATE folder and replace it with your custom EBOOT.BIN file.

Once done, copy all the files in the update folder to your USB stick (replace all of them if necessary). You can then plug it into your PS4 and update via USB just like you would with any other official update.

When uploading the game to your system, make sure there are no subfolders in the game's folder. If it detects any, just delete them and continue.


Now that you have everything setup, please remember that the computer is still active while running this exploit. If your computer locks, turns off, or goes to sleep (not including screensavers), then the exploit will close and you'll need to start over. You can disable your screen saver but it's not recommended since preventing your monitor from turning off will prevent you from stopping the exploit.


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