PS4 Stuck in IDU

Discussion in 'PS4 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by SMVB64, May 19, 2016.

  1. SMVB64
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    Hey, I recently bought a PS4 off kijiji (not the brightest move) and I ended up buying Kiosk PS4. The system boots up asking for a valid internet connection or an IDU update disk.

    Is it possible to convert the system into a retail unit? Safe mode is accessible, reinstalling the firmware is a possibility.

    Thanks
     
  2. loco365

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    From what I gather, you can't as it's locked. I so wish I had one though, I tried getting one from Target when they were closing but the vendor for PlayStation came and picked it up, or else I could have gotten it for real cheap :(
     
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    Yeah, its definitely locked down. The most you can do is enter a "staff mode" if you enter a certain key combination. I'm curious about what type of disks is it looking for? Normal games and blurays wont function.
    Also is any one interested in seeing any pictures of staff mode? I'll post them here
     
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    Sell or Walmart swap
     
  5. SMVB64
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    Yeah, I'm thinking of selling it to a flea market, there the only ones that will take it. Places like Walmart, EBgame etc wont because its tied to Sony. I had game stores tell me they would get in legal trouble if they tried reselling it.

    Mind you I rather sell it to someone in the community though, its pretty interesting. I got some updates on it.

    1. System ask for a valid network or IDU disk.I cant give it the disk but I can give it a network.
    I connect an Ethernet cable to the ps4 directly to my router and it starts downloading.

    2. It downloads a few things
    THE PLAYROOM: Version 1.07
    IV0001-NPXS29005
    OMSK (thats what demo select application called, when you see a bunch of games to choose from)
    pics

    3.Whens thats done, the PS4 restarts and boots into an kiosk mode you see in stores.
    pics
    Then it stuck at "updating from server..."
    pics

    4.Its looking for a server
    I left it for a good 30mins like that and nothing happened, no progress at all.
    Why? Its seem like the ps4 is looking for a server on my end hosted on the same network.
    Two reasons. When I start the app it started sending packets to my PC (connected on same network) PC was in standby but Icon 4(PC) Icon 3(ps4) on my router both started blinking rapidity for a bit.

    Also if you go to version history on the OSMK app it mentions something about admin screen?
    pics

    That's all I was able to get out of it. I am able to access the PS home menu but it is very limited.
    Hopefully this post was able to give a bit of incite into the system. Theres not much info about the kiosk systems online.
     
    Last edited by SMVB64, Jun 1, 2016