Today’s PS4 Update Makes Rest Mode Work Again

Today’s PS4 Update Makes Rest Mode Work Again
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That sound you just heard is millions of PlayStation 4s finally waking up from Rest Mode, where they have been hibernating for the past week.

Yep, Sony’s finally released an update to last week’s faulty v2.00 firmware. It’s called v2.01, it’s live today, and it’s 200+ megabytes of nothing but fixes for what v2.00 broke. The patch notes read, simply: “System software stability during use of some features has been improved.”

I tested it out this morning, and sure enough, Rest Mode seems to work properly now — I was able to hop in and out of standby without any problems. (Before this update, I’d get the Orange Blinking Light Of Doom and my PS4 wouldn’t boot back up without a hard reset.)

Cursory glances around the web reveal that Rest Mode is working properly for PS4 users now, and the firmware update also fixes a few other, less-discussed issues, including YouTube login errors and a weird bug where people couldn’t delete any messages.

Of course, we can’t say for sure that everything’s fixed just yet. Let us know if you’re still running into Rest Mode issues or other PS4 problems.


  • Well Sony seemed to get on a fix fast. More than I could say for plenty of other companies firmware fixes.

    • I am still waiting for the fix for the limited wifi issue after coming out of sleep mode on my surface pro 3. It’s only been 2 months for me since it was purchased, others since release overseas (around june or july) appear to still be having issues 🙁

  • There is that “faulty” word again by Jason… to me “faulty” means not fit for use, there were bugs within the firmware sure, but faulty? really?

    I mean, if all PS4’s stopped booting games or completely bricked, then I would agree the firmware was faulty.

    • I’d say it was faulty. Every time rest mode was used it’d not allow you to turn on the ps4. The way to get around was to unplug it and try to start it after that. Unplugging it can cause the ps4 to lose it’s data and brick.

      Pretty shocking that a stuff up as big as this can even get released

      • For some users. I’ve used standby since launch, carried on using Rest Mode after the 2.0, and it’s been fine.

        With an install base of over 10 million now, even a bug that affects only 1 in 1000 PS4s is still a lot of affected users but is at the kind of level that might not be apparent during lab testing (I don’t know the actual proportion of PS4s affected, I’m just using an example). It happens.

        The good news is that for all their faults, Sony do try to fix this stuff fast.

      • Hard drives are a lot more resilient these days. I’ve had to hard reset my PC and PS3 numerous times. They are okay.

  • I tested this last night and seems to be working fine again which is great as my wireless headset needs almost constant charging!

  • Excellent, now I can remote play in bed when I wake up from my drunken stupor, without staggering out to the lounge room and turning on the PS4… that makes me happy.

  • Well I didn’t stop using rest mode and haven’t ran into any problems and used rest mode 1-3 times a day

    • Yeah, I never encountered any of these errors people were complaining about either. I had no idea there even WAS a problem until yesterday.

  • I am almost tempted to get a PS4, Big W have them bundled with GTA V soon for $498. Just not sure what other games I am interested in over the next few months that will make it worth it

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