PS4 glitch in messaging allegedly crashes the console, forcing a factory reset


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20 Responses

  1. dameros

    Anyone know what they did exactly? And is this an attached file containing code like those pictures that were seen on 4chan a few years back?
    also, first

  2. just curious

    so he offers free jailbreaking if you win ?

  3. BlackGauna

    I got that kind of message yesterday. You don’t have to factory reset your PS4. You need to delete the message via the app, then get into safe mode and rebuild database. That fixed my PS4.

  4. Wowzers123

    Well done, Sony.

  5. kaluas

    Can we somehow report Dunkzy_TP and his buddy xSL4Y3RS14x ? That alone would make PSN a lot better.

  6. Sony Supreme Emperor

    NIntendo Fanboyism side effects include: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and erectile dysfunction.

  7. eZ

    Sounds like a deal to me

  8. none

    I don’t worry because I don’t used the online. Never will and never interested in online at all.

  9. Chainsaw

    Seems this crash also works in Playroom / Live of Play Station. When a PS4 user streams in Youtube, and you watch the stream in “Live of the playstation”, some text in the Youtube chat can crash the whole PS4 firmware. Don’t know how it works, and in Browser I couldn’t see which character caused the crash.

  10. kelly

    So this is surely going to help you a lot.

  11. Kattstof

    This glitch also affects ps vita causing a system crash that auto rebuilds upon reboot
    Therefore not harmful just a bit annoying
    A bit curious if this can be escalated into low-level code execution though.

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