How to get a PS4 with 1.76 firmware to mod with


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Jul 27, 2015
Advice when buying a PS4:
- To make sure you have the right firmware version make sure the console has never been open this way you have a 100% chance of it being on 1.76 or lower.
- If you do happen to buy a "used" console I HIGHLY recommend you message the seller and ask what firmware the console is on.
- Any bundle released before August 20th, 2014 will have a firmware on or below 1.76.
*Amazon has a great return policy. If the PS4 isn't on the firmware you want return it.

Buying a PS4 new, with guaranteed low firmware:
The best way to get yourself a PS4 with low firmware is to buy one of the old bundles, and get it new. The listings below are old bundles shipping with the old PS4 hardware, which are guaranteed to have firmware <= 1.76, if you buy them new.

On eBay, you can look for PS4 Launch Systems in the Game consoles category. Make sure it is a “sealed” unit.

- PS4 Glacier White Destiny Bundle
- Battlefield 4 Launch Bundle
- Knack launch Bundle
- InFamous Second Son + Killzone Shadow Fall + Knack Bundle
- NBA 2K14 Bundle
- FIFA 2K14 Bundle
- Dynasty Warriors 7 Bundle
- Dynasty Warriors 8 bundle
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Bundle
- Infamous: Second Son launch Bundle
- Watch_Dogs Bundle
- PS4 Black Destiny Bundle
- PS4 Black DriveClub Bundle
- PS4 Glacier White DriveClub Bundle
- Call of Duty: Ghost Bundle
- Little Big Planet 3 LEGO Bundle
- Watch_Dogs Bundle
- PS4 Model Number CUH-1001A

Additionally, people are reporting that consoles bundled with The Last of us usually ship with firmware 1.76 or 2.03. Get confirmation from the seller before buying those!