PlayStation 4 (PS4)

News Coverage of the PS4

WoW the PS4 Scene is exploding with alot of hard work from many developer's coming together in the scene. the other day TeamOrbis unveiled a preview of Mira Project (CFW Abilities w/ MiraCFW) for the PS4, now the team has made available a Beta version for Developer's. I would caution installing this if your are worried about a potential errors as this is not quite ready for mass adoption yet and missing some aspects that will appear in later releases. The team just recently published a roadmap (seen below) for the upcoming releases and what those updates will provide, lets be honest here its looks very exciting and promising as these developer's are really coming together for some amazing progress on the PS4. @Roxanne covered many aspects of this project already in her preview >> Meet "The Mira Project" - a (kind-of) CFW for your PS4 by #TeamOrbis from the other day so check that out for additional details and then checkout the latest details / release found below from the OpenOrbis Team..
With the latest achievements regarding Kernel Exploits and other useful things for both System Firmware 5.05 and System Firmware 5.53 together with the older exploits like for System Firmware 4.55 or even for System Firmware 1.76 - you have probably already recognized that compared to the PS3 - a lot of have changed for the PS4 when you wanted to play your backups or to install some Homebrew. Instead of installing a Custom Made Firmware (CFW) from a USB-Device, you will use a bug in the Original System Software (OFW) itself to allow such mentioned things. This method isn't that bad but further investigations from the System itself is very limited compared to a CFW like for the PS3, where you had full access and control about your console by doing things whatever you wanted to do. But this could now change for the PS4 with the interesting Project behind #TeamOrbis called "The Mira Project".
Remember when we talked about that the PS4 is still in search of it's full potential and that the Developers are still hard-working with Exploits and other cool stuff for newer System Firmwares - like @SpecterDev does with System Firmware 5.05 - then you shouldn't be suprised that other great Developers like @Mathieulh are also using their research for exploiting even newer System Firmwares - as he showed it with his little "sneak-peek" for System Firmware 5.53. This would mean that the lastest System Firmware from Sony would be exploitable and Homebrew would be possible - by the current state of reading.​
The PS4 can't take a rest when speaking about Kernel Exploits and other Researches from the great Developers out there. So there is no suprise that there is still a research for newer System Firmwares - so as Developer @SpecterDev does with System Firmware 5.05. Those Exploits are still in development since it was previewed by himself for the next few weeks but what this makes so interesting is, that he doesn't preview a Kernel Exploit only, but also other useful Tools including some for Homebrew Development. This is a good step in the right direction since the PS4 is still lacking behind other previous Consoles released by Sony and other actual Consoles as well, when speaking about Homebrew.​
First it was PS2 Emulation that came to exploited PlayStation 4's but now the developer's have appeared to made progress towards unlocking PSP Emulation as well on the PS4. As sometimes the case with re-release of games from older generations they contain not only the game but an emulator to play the original files. KiiWii (from GBAtemp) had noticed that Parappa the Rappa (PS4) files matched the PS2 Classic structure, from there a bit more digging was done and it was then concluded that Parappa the Rappa for the PS4 was running on a PSP Emulator. This is great news for the PS4 Homebrew Community and means some new adventures for PSP Emulation on the PS4 are on the horizon. Don't forget on PS4 Linux Side of things as well, PSP emulation is also possible, a recent Linux Distro by the PSXITA Team (psxitarch linux) bundles various emulators like RetroArch/PPSSPP so be sure to give that new distro release a look as well.
The PS3ITA PSXITA Team known for the work in the PS3 Scene with homebrew/cfw/tools has been working on the PS4 lately and they have a NEW Linux Distro for the PlayStation 4 (exploited) they created call Psxitarch Linux which is a based on Arch Linux. This distro contains support for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, USB Sound Cards and then my favorite 3D Hardware Acceleration, which powers emulators (that are included) such as RetroArch (linux), mupen64plus (Nintendo 64), epsxe (PS1), ppsspp (PSP) and also Steam all running on this new Linux distro. Bad news for PRO Models you will be sitting this one out for the time being as your console's are not currently supported the team does provide some additional details in the release notes. The distro also includes various applications that makes this a very intriguing release from the PS3ITA Team,
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Have you ever wondered what Games are playable on your Exploited PlayStation 4's firmware? Well no need to wonder anymore as there is a great list that has been compiled for the community titled detailing various games and their Firmware Requirements. The list is not complete and @Derf Jagged has asked me to give this list some promotion to get the word out about this useful resource, so that other's can contribute as well to help make this a much more complete list. So don't go in the dark when you go and purchase your next PS4 Game and try to play it on your exploited PS4 Console.

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For this homebrew enthusiasts the PS4 Scene has been a little boring in that aspect as PS4 homebrew projects have been very scarce, we have seen some interest , like recently as we seen deank looking into multiMAN for the PS4, but today we have great news from developer m0rph3us1987‏ who has released an two early PoC Emulators PS4NES a Nintendo NES Emulator (based on LaiNES) & Also a PS4GearSystem Sega Master System Emulator (based on GearSystem). These early emulators ports will need some work yet (but are very playable) as there is some issues (such as sound choppyness) as you will see(hear) in the video seen(heard) below, that is showcasing this new and exciting PS4 Homebrew App for an exploited 4.55 PS4 Console. Is this the jolt the PS4 Homebrew Community needs? Hopefully, nonetheless Its great to see this PoC and two new great native homebrew projects for the PS4,

@TheDarkprogramer has recently released a couple of new utilities for the PS4, these will end up being must have for many PS4 user's. The first tool released was the PARAM SFO Editor, which is a useful utility for editing aspects of your pkg files, you can learn more about this file type over at the >> ps4devwiki,

The developer also released a PS4 version of a PS2 Classic GUI, so creating Custom PS2 Classic pkgs of your own for your exploited PS4 has now become much easier thanks for this tools.The developer plans for additional updates, so feedback is welcome in regards to your experience using the tools and new features/idea's that could be implemented.