How to Reinstall System Software on PS4

If you get an error, these are the most common mistakes people make and how to fix them quickly. — https://youtu.be/Y04pDeQndgQ

Once you’ve reinstalled the system software, you can restore you downloaded games — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXFNuH_k4u4

If you’re a Playstation Plus member, you can also restore your save data —

If you need a thumbdrive, you can purchase one here —- https://amzn.to/2ueryaj

This tutorial will show you how to reinstall system software for your PS4. This can be necessary if you upgrade your system hard drive or have corrupted files.

1. Get a thumbdrive with a minum of 1.2 GB of storage.
2. Insert thumbdrive into your computer
3. Make sure that your thumbdrive is formatted for FAT32
4.Visit https://www.playstation.com/en-us/support/system-updates/ps4/
5. Download reinstallation file (located near bottom of webpage)
6. On your thumbdrive, create a new folder called “PS4”, inside that folder create a folder called “UPDATE”
7. Move downloaded file into the UPDATE folder
8. Eject thumbdrive from PC and insert it into powered off PS4.
9. Power on PS4 in safe mode by holding power buttom for at least 7 seconds until you hear a second beep.
8. Select option 7. “Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software)

50 Comments

  1. Abdu Madane on April 11, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    This isn’t working for me

  2. The Main Sniper on April 11, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    GUYS I FIXED THIS 😭😭😭 I CANT BELIEVE I DID I WAS JUST LIKE YALL I DID EVERYTHING THOUGHT MY GAME WAS FINISHED

    ALL I DID WAS BUY A NEW PS4 HARD DRIVE FROM AMAZON WHICH WAS 60$

    I REPLACED IT THEN I BOUGHT A SANDISK USB 16GB AND FORMATED IT ON THE LAPTOP I THEN DOWNLOADED THE SYSTEM SOFTWARE UPDATE AND REGULAR UPDATE ( BASICALLY BOTH OPTIONS ) AND MADE A FOLDER NAMED PS4 THEN INSIDE THE PS4 FOLDER <——— I MADE ANOTHER FOLDER NAMED UPDATE I THEN DRAGGED AND ADDED BOTH FILES TO MY USB ONTO THE FOLDER UPDATE THAT WAS INSIDE THE ORIGINAL PS4 FOLDER

    THEN I PUT THE USB IN THE PS4 BEFORE I TURNED ON THE GAME

    PUT IT IN SAFE MODE

    AND IT WORKED IM SO GEEKED

    GUYS THIS SHOULD WORK I HOPE IT DOES FOR U

    I WAS HOPELESS BUT SOMEHOW IT WORKED

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  6. Jack Doesn’t like to talk on April 11, 2021 at 11:55 pm

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  7. The_Gaming_ Otaku on April 11, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    If yours did not work make sure you downloaded the reinstallation update and not the normal update

  8. Sergio Torres on April 11, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Thank you so much!! This video was so simple and easy to understand, I’m definitely giving it a like!

  9. SSQ_ Skullz on April 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    I go to the playstation website and click reinstallation file , but there is no download happening.

  10. Ferry Hoek on April 11, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    Thx

  11. Andy on April 12, 2021 at 12:02 am

    Nothing is happening when i press the PS button, are my usb ports broken? I’m using the original cable and i tried 2 controllers

  12. The Main Sniper on April 12, 2021 at 12:04 am

    GUYS I FIXED THIS 😭😭😭 I CANT BELIEVE I DID I WAS JUST LIKE YALL I DID EVERYTHING THOUGHT MY GAME WAS FINISHED

    ALL I DID WAS BUY A NEW PS4 HARD DRIVE FROM AMAZON WHICH WAS 60$

    I REPLACED IT THEN I BOUGHT A SANDISK USB 16GB AND FORMATED IT ON THE LAPTOP I THEN DOWNLOADED THE SYSTEM SOFTWARE UPDATE AND REGULAR UPDATE ( BASICALLY BOTH OPTIONS ) AND MADE A FOLDER NAMED PS4 THEN INSIDE THE PS4 FOLDER <——— I MADE ANOTHER FOLDER NAMED UPDATE I THEN DRAGGED AND ADDED BOTH FILES TO MY USB ONTO THE FOLDER UPDATE THAT WAS INSIDE THE ORIGINAL PS4 FOLDER

    THEN I PUT THE USB IN THE PS4 BEFORE I TURNED ON THE GAME

    PUT IT IN SAFE MODE

    AND IT WORKED IM SO GEEKED

    GUYS THIS SHOULD WORK I HOPE IT DOES FOR U

    I WAS HOPELESS BUT SOMEHOW IT WORKED

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    I got perma banned on console, if i preinstalle system will i get unbanned?

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  28. Kack Wurst on April 12, 2021 at 12:24 am

    I press the ‘download file’ button nothing happens and i cant find the File wtffff

  29. Mr.Creamy on April 12, 2021 at 12:25 am

    Oh my fucking god I got so scared then I just unplug my PS4 again and turn it on and it worked

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  33. V R on April 12, 2021 at 12:32 am

    cant get the file to download

  34. Ali Geilo on April 12, 2021 at 12:33 am

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  35. Lail CrystalBearer on April 12, 2021 at 12:35 am

    FOR ME IT SAID MY PS4 CAN’T START UP

  36. Jaden Robinson on April 12, 2021 at 12:36 am

    I tried this today and it keeps telling me at the last step “cannot initialize” do you happen to know why?

  37. Pedro Segura on April 12, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Tf how’s play go from playstation to playdrive

  38. Ludo SZN on April 12, 2021 at 12:36 am

    Im stuck on a black screen after trying to reinitialize my ps4.It was at 99% and then went into a black screen. pls help

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    So this is basically like we are formatting our ps4 saved data? I mean, i will lose all my game saved date? I have to start over ? Please answer

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