Upgrading ps4 hdd without reinstalling everything?

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I want to upgrade my 500gb to 1tb, but I can't be assed to transfer my saves and reinstalling all my games.
My ps4 has my account 'logged in' but I havent been online for years and my ps4 is on fw 5.05.

-update: did i brick my ps4?-
So i was trying to upgrade my hdd, and during the process of installing of new hdd, I got to a point where i was prepping for format, but it stopped because I didn't use the full update pup.
Now my ps4 is stuck on 'cannot start the ps4 connect the dualshock 4' and ps4 refuses to continue because for some reason, the ps4 refuses to connect to controller.
- I can turn on ps4 with controller but not after
- tried multiple cables, even dug up the original box and cable and tried both usb ports
- I put the old hard drive back in and I'm still greeted by the same screen
- able to boot into safe mode and still can't get past a 'connect ds4' screen
 
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Yeah, that's probably the only way.
It's just annoying since you need ANOTHER external drive to copy everything to, then you've got to recopy everything. Why the extra step that literally takes hours to complete.
 

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it's 100% not the cables, like i've said, I even took the original ps4 cable, that i've never used out of the ps4 box, along with multiple other cable i know works, and nothing happens

it also can't be usb ports because i just backed up my ps4 with it
 
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