Sony recently released update 2.0 to PlayStation 4, rolling it out on 28 October 2014. However, latest reports have shown that there has been some issues with the PS4's 'rest mode' after the update.
Users are facing issues after installing update 2.0, which is also known as Masamune 2.0. The issue is that the new rest mode is crashing on many consoles. The rest mode was introduced to take the place of PlayStation 4's original standby mode. The rest mode allows users to download data or updates, without the console being fully on, Attack of the Fanboy reported.
However, users were not able to wake their consoles from this state as the PlayStation 4 became unresponsive, and anything they tried with the controller did not help as well. These issues have resulted in many users restarting their consoles by unplugging it. However, this has resulted in worsening the situation as files get corrupted if the console is not shut down properly.
Users took to Reddit and Twitter to complain about these issues. Though there is no official fix for the issues, Redittors have found a solution. This fix has helped many users to finally restart their PlayStation 4.
The solution suggests that users should go to Settings > Power Save Settings > Set Functions Available in Rest Mode > Supply Power to USB Ports > Always
Meanwhile, some other users have used the following steps to get their consoles back on:
- Turn off your PS4 by holding the power button for 10 seconds, or until you hear a beep
- Once your system is totally turned off you will need to boot it into Safe Mode
- To do this press and hold the power button until you hear two separate beeps
- Once you are booted into Safe Mode choose option 3 to reinstall the 2.0 update
- You can also try options 4 and 5 to restore original settings and rebuild the database, however be sure to check your settings after in case you need to reset some of them
Though the above steps have been successful for some, others are still facing the problem.
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