- This error is a system update issue that can arise on the PlayStation 4, and it can become very annoying.
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The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is one of the world’s foremost game consoles. However, it still has a few error codes, such as SU-30746-0.
The PS4 system software update error SU-30746-0 (or system update loop) arises for some players when they turn on their PlayStation 4 consoles.
Instead of starting up, the PS4 displays this error message:
An error has occurred. SU-30746-0
Read on to find out what you can do to resolve this issue once and for all.
How can I fix the PS4 system update error [SU-30746-0]?
1. Update your system software
Use Safe Mode
- Power off your PS4 if it’s on.
- Next, press and hold the power button until you’ve heard a couple of beeps.
- Release the power button after the second beep.
- Connect your DualShock 4 control pad to the PS4 with a USB cable.
- Press the PS button on the DualShock 4.
- Select Update System Software on the Safe Mode menu.
- Select the Update using Internet option.
Use a USB drive
Setting the USB drive up
- Format a USB stick to FAT32.
- Open the PS4 System Software Update 7.51 page.
- Click the Download PS4 update file link.
- Make sure that the title for the PlayStation 4 update file is PS4UPDATE.PUP.
- Plug-in your USB stick into the PC.
- Open the File Explorer window, and select the USB drive on the left of Explorer.
- Click the New Folder button, and set PS4 as the folder title.
- Create another new folder named UPDATE inside the PS4 folder.
Transfer the update package
- Open the download folder that includes the PS4 update file.
- Select the PS4 update file, and click the Move to button.
- Select the Choose location option.
- Then select to move the update file to the UPDATE folder on your USB stick.
- Next, eject the USB stick from PC. Insert the USB drive in your PlayStation 4.
- Start the console in Safe Mode by holding its power button until it beeps twice.
- Then connect the DualShock 4 controller to console with its USB cable, and press its PS pairing button.
- Select the Update System Software > Update from USB Storage Device options on the Safe Mode menu.
- Select the OK option.
- Select Next to continue, and follow the on-screen instructions to complete this process.
2. Restore the PS4 to its default settings
- Start the PS4 in Safe Mode exactly as outlined for the first resolution.
- Select the Restore Default Settings option on the Safe Mode menu instead.
- Select the Yes option and press X to confirm.
- Restart the PlayStation 4.
Note: You will need to sign back into the PlayStation Network after restoring the console to the default configuration.
3. Use the Initialize PS4 option
- Back up your saved PlayStation game data to a USB device or cloud storage.
- Save the system software for PlayStation 4 to a USB drive as outlined for resolution two.
- Insert the USB drive that includes the system software for the PS4 into the console.
- Start the PlayStation 4 in Safe Mode as outlined for the fixes above.
- Select the Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software) option on the Safe Mode menu.
- Then select OK to confirm.
Those are some of the best fixes for error SU-30746-0. If you still need other fixes, you can discuss the issue further with live chat on the PlayStation 4’s support website.