[Question] App2usb

Discussion in 'PS4 - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Faran Maqsood, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Faran Maqsood
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    Faran Maqsood Advanced Member

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    Hi guys

    I followed the AIO guide in the PS4 Tutorial sections to set up my jailbroken PS4 pro 5.05. Currently I have it setup with a 4TB usb HDD using app2usb to copy over games. I have the ini file setup to check the usb for pkg files instead of copying from internal HDD and setup moving dlc, updates and base game to the usb HDD. I use the same HDD and the same usb port for installation and app2usb. It was working fine until some of the games started giving me some problems.

    Now I understand that the USB storage doesnt show in the storage menu rather it adds to the used storage by how ever many games you have copied over using app2usb and the free space the PS4 shows is actually the remaining free space on the internal HDD. All of my games were copying over fine until I tried copying over God of War and The Order 1886. They both get their folders created on the external HDD but the pkg file doesnt get copied and the free space on my PS4 is reduced accordingly (I had about 845 GB before installation and after it showed 740 GB, after using app2usb my PS4 still shows me 740GB as free space). The wierd thing is that the DLC for God of War is moved over to the USB HDD just fine, its the main game pkg that is not moved.

    Ive tried re-installing, renaming the pkg file to a shorter name but to no effect.

    If someone here has had a similler problem or knows of any solution please let me know.

    TLDR: Use app2usb, some games are not getting linked to the usb HDD properly.

    Note: This is my first post so I don't know if this is the right section to post this question.

    Note 2: English is not my native language so if there is something that you don't understand about my problem please ask and I'll try to explain to the hest of my ability. Thanks for reading this.
     
    Last edited by Faran Maqsood, Sep 12, 2018
  2. MasterJ360

    MasterJ360 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Hmmm thats interesting b/c I noticed my 4TB internal suddenly becomes 6TB within the system storage scan. And since my 8TB external has used up 4TB of space that would mean
    it added 3TB of available space combined with internal 4TB which is technically another 3TB. I thought i messed up when I saw this. I'm still fairly new to these things myself pretty confusing
    Not sure whats preventing the game from moving to the USB my GOD of War pkg well about 4TB's worth of PS4 games were successfully moved over to my external within 15 hours.
     
    Last edited by MasterJ360, Sep 12, 2018 - Reason: Update
  3. Faran Maqsood
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    Faran Maqsood Advanced Member

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    Yes from what Ive read, the system storage just adds the used space on the usb HDD to the total space on the PS4 internal space.

    Could you maybe share your ini file settings so i could check if Ive done something wrong setting up the ini file. Did you move just the games to the external storage or the did you also move dlc and updates?
    Also which payload are you using?
     
  4. MasterJ360

    MasterJ360 GBAtemp Maniac

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    My ini settings are default actually app2usb created one in the ps4 folder even tho I had an ini file on the root

    To skip copying pkg files to this hdd uncomment the line below.
    be aware when using this if your usb mount points switch it will break the links and the games will not load until you plug the drives back in the correct order.
    //SKIP_DRIVE

    When using skip drive and mulitple drives at the same time you need to specify the intended mount point of the usb hdd.
    your first drive should be 0 and second drive should be 1 ending at a maximum of 7.
    this will prevent the payload writing usb0 links to the usb1 drive if the mount points switch on the console.
    MOUNT_POINT=0

    To check the usb root for the pkg file to save time copying from the internal ps4 drive then uncomment the line below.
    but remember this will move the pkg from the root directory to the PS4 folder.
    CHECK_USB

    To rename previously linked pkg files to the new format uncomment the line below.
    //RENAME_APP

    To disable the processing of icons/art and sound uncomment the line below.
    //DISABLE_META

    To leave game updates on the internal drive uncomment the line below.
    //IGNORE_UPDATES

    To move DLC to the usb hdd uncomment the line below.
    //MOVE_DLC

    To use this list as a list of games you want to move not ignore then uncomment the line below.
    //MODE_MOVE

    Example ignore or move usage.
     
  5. Faran Maqsood
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    Faran Maqsood Advanced Member

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    Thanks man. The only difference I have with my file is that im also moving dlc to the usb. Maybe thats causing the issue.

    Are hosting the payload locally?
     
  6. MasterJ360

    MasterJ360 GBAtemp Maniac

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    Directly from the web browser under 5.05 tab yes. Yea try moving it without the DLC to see if it works that way
    The weird thing about God of war 5 is that it has 3 different ID's among the Eur version maybe thats where the confusion lies in finding it on the usb
    CUSA07410 – EUR
    CUSA07411 – EUR
    CUSA07412 – EUR

    CUSA07408 – USA
     
    Last edited by MasterJ360, Sep 13, 2018 - Reason: Update
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