Not able to initialize my PS4 for total system reinstall
My PS4 had been having issues updating the software. It has no trouble downloading the install file, but when it tries to restart itself, it shuts down instead.
I have nothing valuable on it so I downloaded the 6.20 update on the Sony website and tried to initialize in safe mode using USB.
That made it worse.
At first, it looked normal. But when it came time to restart the system, it shut itself off again.
Now it’s stuck in safe mode with only “7. Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software)” option available, and nothing else. I’m literally unable to select any other option.
Of course, if you select that, you get stuck in the same shutdown problem.
I’m at wit’s end here. The main problem seems to lie with its inability to restart itself. And now the PS4 behaves as if it’s totally bricked.
Is this a good question?