The anticipated firmware update 2.00 for PlayStation 4 has arrived, but not without causing some problems.

While it has delivered themes, customizable soundtracks, and the very cool Share Play feature, it has also generated a few well-documented issues.

One of them involves a bug with the system's Rest feature, while others cause machine freezes and crashes. If you're experiencing such problems, you might want to check this out . Just remember that there isn't anything official about this; Sony hasn't exactly put their stamp of approval on the process. However, there's no reason why it shouldn't work and provided you back up your content, it can't hurt to try…right?

Or, you could just wait to see if Sony gives us a patch that addresses these problems. Up to you.

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pavlovic
pavlovic
7 years ago

That's good option.

I'm gonna wait for an official solution since most of my games are digital. And I redownloaded everything when I changed my HDD.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

What IS the rest mode bug? I hate how they release these things that just poison our consoles.

pavlovic
pavlovic
7 years ago

Wheb you select rest mode, the orange light keep blinking and the only way to turn on your console is unplugging it.

This can result in damaged files or the HDD itself

SaiyanSenpai
SaiyanSenpai
7 years ago

no, don't unplug it. Press and hold the power button for 10 seconds.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

thanks for letting me know!

SaiyanSenpai
SaiyanSenpai
7 years ago

I might just do this in the morning.

SaiyanSenpai
SaiyanSenpai
7 years ago

But then the only question I have is: will the official fix mess up my clean install?

FAREEZ
FAREEZ
7 years ago

Another problem. That's why I love Sony…

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
7 years ago

Thank god I rarely use rest mode.

schillah
schillah
7 years ago

Mine has been freezing without using rest mode

SaiyanSenpai
SaiyanSenpai
7 years ago

ok, reinstall update:

I decided not to wait until morning. The file from that article isn't the right one, that seems to be an update file and not the full install file. Go to Sony's website to DL the right firmware file (search "Sony PS4 firmware download" in google) and make sure you go to the New Installation part. The file should be over 700 MB.

Anyway, I re-initialized and set everything up again and low-and-behold, NO MORE REST MODE ISSUES! It seems to work as it should. I'm assuming everything else does as well, although I didn't really notice problems with anything else.

Very nice! Now I will set my games to download, put it on rest mode, and in the morning I'll copy my saves from my USB that I backed up.


Last edited by SaiyanSenpai on 11/4/2014 1:28:25 AM

penfold06
penfold06
7 years ago

Mine did this not long after I got the console back in December. Hasn't done it since mind, even after the update.

JackieBoy
JackieBoy
7 years ago

I haven't experienced any crahes/freezes yet, but I don't put PS4 to sleep mode. I will wait for the official fix – I'm not in the mood of downloading 300GB of games again… ;/

___________
___________
7 years ago

good old $ony every time they release a new update it f*cks something up!
then you ring their support line and they expect you to pay the nominal service fee as its "user damage" when they are the ones who damaged it by hiring toddlers to write their operating system!

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
7 years ago

yeah i know it was putting my ps4 into sleep mode with the orange light which is anoiying so i have to turn it on to turn it off again sigh sony really

happy gaming

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
7 years ago

if u hadn't heard the sleep mode uses alot of power like more than stand by mode or something so yeah i'd like to turn it off so that i don't waste power un-neccessrily doesn't happen thats my complaint


Last edited by Rachet_JC_FTW on 11/5/2014 4:59:44 PM

Delsin Rowe
Delsin Rowe
7 years ago

I'm just going to wait for a fix. I hope it comes soon, though, because I've always used Standby since I got the system at launch and turning the thing off every time I'm done with it is a bummer. No charging, no downloading, no remote play.

Axe99
Axe99
7 years ago

The messenging systems seems to be playing up post-update as well – sometimes it won't send, and when you re-send it sends two!

COBB
COBB
7 years ago

my Netflix app isn't working properly since update. Anyone else having this problem.

wambo
wambo
7 years ago

I hav'nt had any problems with my ps4 YET, i've tried out rest mode an it an it awakens jusf fine.

coverton341
coverton341
7 years ago

Weird. I only put my PS4 into rest mode and have never had an issue. My kids only put my PS4 in rest mode and never mentioned anything.

It sucks for people having issues though. I hope they get it fixed quickly and before anyone corrupts their HDD.

SSRGohan
SSRGohan
7 years ago

i downloaded the update (small one about 2oo mb) i couldnt do option 7 like the article said, it kept giving errors like usb not connected and such, so instead i did option 3 to just do the update and it read usb right away and installed the update, the rest bug was fixed for me this way, didnt have to re-initialize or backup any files at all… so download update — safe mode — install update option 3 — bug was fixed for me

SaiyanSenpai
SaiyanSenpai
7 years ago

It wouldn't do option 7 because the update was the wrong file – the ~200 MB file is an update, not a full file for a new installation. The full thing runs aver 700 MB. I used that file with option 7 and it was fixed for me as well.

Sounds like what you did was less hassle though, nice!