The much awaited system software version 2.0 was released recently for the PlayStation 4 but it appears to be plagued with bugs. We reported yesterday how a large number of users have been facing problems ever since they updated the software on their console, with some even finding their console permanently in “rest mode.” Sony has acknowledged the issues and is currently investigating the matter.
Standby mode has been renamed to “rest mode” in this update and if the console is put in this mode many find that it doesn’t get out of it. Some users have also report bugs with the YouTube app for PlayStation 4.
For now Sony suggests that PS4 owners boot into safe mode when updating the console’s software. Currently it is investigating the matter and will share more information when the time comes. It hasn’t said how long it would take for a fix to be developed so that the consoles can be brought back to life.
In the meantime Sony suggests that those who have already updated to version 2.0 on their PS4 should avoid putting the console in “rest mode” and instead go with the “turn PS4 off” option.
The aforementioned mode is used to put the console in a low power state in which it can not only charge the controllers but also download content such as games, movies, TV shows and more. So until a fix is issued PS4 owners have to keep the console powered on while the content downloads, or turn it off and resume download at another time.