PS4 Safe Mode Connect a USB Storage Device

When you get trouble in your PS4 console, you can take advantage of  Safe mode on your console. The Safe Mode here allows you to run some permitted functions. By running the Safe Mode on your console, you surely can do certain procedures to address any issues on your PS4.

One of the problems most PS4 users face is updating PS4 and PS5 system software. You definitely can update your console using the Safe Mode. One of the ways to update your PS4 using Safe Mode is through a USB Storage device connection. So, how to use a USB Storage device to update your PS4 in Safe mode? Let’s see the guide in our post below!

PS4 Safe Mode Connect a USB Storage Device

How to Use a USB Storage Device to Update Your PS4 System in Safe Mode?

You can really update your PS4 system software using a USB Storage Device through Safe Mode. Before you can manually update your PS4 system software, there are some requirements that you should meet, here they are:

    • DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller (PS5/PS4) or DualSense wireless controller (PS5) and a USB cable
    • PC connected to the internet
    • FAT 32 USB storage device, such as a USB flash drive that should have roughly 460 MB of free space.

Here’s how to manually update your PS4 system software with a USB Storage Device through Safe Mode!

    • On a PC, you may need to create a folder on the FAT32 USB named ‘PS4’. Inside this folder, you need to create another folder named ‘UPDATE’.
    • After creating a folder, you can visit the PS4 system software update page here.
    • Once you are at the PS4 system software update, you need to choose the ‘Update system software’ option.
    • From there, you need to download the update file and save it in the ‘Update’ folder. Make sure to save the file as ‘PS4UPDATE.PUP’.
    • You can then plug the USB Drive that contains the system update file into the PS4 console.
    • If you find the error that says ‘SU-41350-3’, it may occur as the PUP File was renamed by your computer because of multiple downloads of the same file. To fix it, you should check the download location on your PC and delete any previous versions. Ensure the current file is named: PS4UPDATE.PUP
    • You can start your console in Safe Mode by pressing and holding the power button and releasing after the second beep.
    • Choose Safe Mode option 3 that says ‘Update System Software’.
    • Last, you need to choose the ‘Update from USB Storage Device’ and then click ‘OK’.

That’s how to manually update your PS4 with a USB Storage Device in Safe Mode. If your PS4 also requires you to update its system software, you definitely can follow the instructions that we have shown above.

How to update PS5 system software? If you’re using PS5 and your console requires you to update its system software, you also need to update your console as soon as possible. Just like on PS4, you can also manually update the PS5 system software with a USB Storage device in Safe Mode.

Here’s how to update PS5 system software with a USB Storage Device in Safe Mode!

    • On a PC, you may need to create a folder on the USB drive formatted as FAT32 named ‘PS4’. Inside this folder, you need to create another folder named ‘UPDATE’.
    • After creating a folder, you can visit the PS4 system software update page here.
    • Once you are at the PS4 system software update, you need to choose the ‘Update system software’ option.
    • From there, you need to download the update file and save it in the ‘Update’ folder. You can save the file as ‘PS5UPDATE.PUP’.
    • You can then plug the USB Drive that contains the system update file into the PS5 console.
    • You can start your PS5 console in Safe Mode by pressing and holding the power button and releasing after the second beep.
    • Choose Safe Mode option 3 that says ‘Update System Software’.
    • Last, you need to choose the ‘Update from USB Storage Device’ and then click ‘OK’

Okay, that’s how to manually update your PS5 console with a USB Storage Device in Safe Mode.

How If the PS4 Update System Software Failed?

For some reasons, your console may not recognize the update file. If it occurs, you may need to check that the USB is in FAT32 format and the folder and the file names are correct. After that, you can try to enter the folder and file names in single-byte characters with uppercase letters.

If this process fails, you may have to reinstall the system software. Reinstalling the system software  will be easy, as the process is the same as a factory reset where it will return the console to its original state.

How to Run the Safe Mode in Your PlayStation?

In PlayStation, the Safe Mode lets you start your console running the most basic functions. The Safe Mode will actually help you when you need to solve some issues. You can run the safe mode by changing your resolution, rebuilding the console storage database or also hard resetting the console to its factory settings.

    • To start running your console in Safe Mode, you must turn your console off by holding the power button for three seconds. Before turning off, the power indicator will blink for a few moments.
    • After the console is off, you can press and hold the power button again and release it once you hear the second beep.
    • Then, you can connect your controller with the USB cable and then press your PS4 button on the controller.

That’s how to run the Safe Mode in your PS4 console. If you feel that you really need to run the Safe Mode to solve any issues on your console, you can follow the ways shown above.

How if you cannot run Safe Mode on your PS4? Although you have followed step-by-step shown above, you cannot still run the Safe Mode on your console. If it occurs, you can try to turn your console off and then turn it again. Aside from that, you can also check the cables to see if there’s cable getting disconnected or broken.

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