I am having a brand new RPI4B and I am booting from a 128Gb SD card. My RPI is connected by a network cable directly to my WiFi router and I have configured static IP address in the dhcpd.conf file. The problem is that every time I issue sudo reboot command the RPI doesn't go up. I can recover it by re-plugging the network cable or by disconnecting the power for a couple of seconds. My issue looks to be very similar to this issue described on Github: link which despite being closed doesn't seem to be resolved.

I have tried the following steps:

sudo apt update 
sudo apt upgrade 
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo apt autoremove
sudo apt full-upgrade 
sudo rpi-update

If I switch to DHCP by commenting out the static IP address lines, I am still unable to connect to my Raspberry Pi after system reboot. Unfortunately, whatever I try I can't get my RPI to get back online after command-line reboot.

  • Perhaps there is something in the logs that might shed some light on this? – schaiba Dec 25 '19 at 8:13
  • that was the problem there was nothing unusual in the logs. Everything looks perfectly normal. – Georgе Stoyanov Dec 25 '19 at 10:25

Apparently, the problem was in the power supply I was using, which was coming with my phone and not an original one. Even though it was 5V, 4A every time I was issuing sudo reboot command it was simply shutting down the board and I needed to either re-plug the LAN cable or re-inserting the power supply.

I have exchanged the power supply with 5V, 2A from another phone and now it works perfectly fine and I was able to remotely and directly reboot the board without a hitch.

I guess this is coming from the implementation of the USB-C which is way more complex standard compared to micro USB.

  • fwiw, that has nothing to do with USB-C; your 5V, 4A PS is probably a fake and would fail even if connected directly to the pins 2-6 or 4-6; IMLE rp4 is very fastidious and is not easily fooled by power supplies not up to the spec. Try starting 4 times while true; do true; done &; if your 4A PS is at least 1.5A, it should hold, and the rp should not crash or reboot ;-) – mosvy Dec 25 '19 at 10:51
  • I think the problem is that I was using Dash charger from OnePlus and they have developed a proprietary standard for charging, which is apparently not compatible with the RPI4. – Georgе Stoyanov Dec 27 '19 at 20:57

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