When a groundbreaking exploit hits a device, the most successful hacks that launch a scene, are the exploits enabling things such as un-authozired code / homebrew on the device with the latest firmware at the time the exploit goes public. As this is obviously when you have the biggest audience (end-user & developer's), In most cases the manufacture makes a quick update in the days / weeks to come, as Sony wishes to patch the exploit , however by then many people and outside news hubs are educated and well aware to stay on that firmware and as they look and await the firmware update that patches the expoit,
You take the PS4 for example say an exploit arises on a lower firmware, such as the case with v1.76 . You are left with a limited and very niche audience. This restricts not only the end-user but also potential developers who has to track down & buy new hardware as there is no downgrade process available thus losing alot of potential development of the platform out of the gate. So, usually after a few releases the exploits peaks, with exploits arising on lower firmwares is not useless as they are very useful for research, documentation, and future development as developer's and hacker's can learn more about the device. So, its not a waste in any sorts of the form, but for the user saying "should i not update" because there is this or that rumor. I would say my opinion on this matter is to update because any meaningful exploit has to be on current firmware to have any impact in creating a Homebrew Platform.
Recently well known hacker within the console scene in Mathieuth tweeted the following " Friendly advice, buy a ps4 pro while it's still on firmware 3.70 and don't update it." and then when asked about original PS4 the following was stated "Anything lower than 4.06 is fine". So while an exploit could be on the way, does this exploit mean good things for the PS4 Community and an explosion of Homebrew like on previous console? I would say not so fast with those predictions and give caution on those thoughts. The problem with this exploit its already patched before it has been made public. So its not as effective as previous Sony hacks like the PlayStation 3 on 3.41 or 3.55 firmware where those exploits were made available when these were the current firmwares. Or lets fast forward to a more recent hack with HENkaku for the PS Vita and PsTV where the community and user's had several weeks before Sony patched the exploit with 3.61 firmware (vita). If HENkaku had been on a previous firmware such as 3.55 when 3.60 was the latest. The impact of HENkaku i feel would of been much less. There would not be as many user's and therefore we would not of seen as many developer's and projects. It would of greatly reduce the impact of the hack in terms of launching homebrew scene for the Vita.
So, now do you think you should "wait to update" in regards to some of these latest PS4 rumors?The choice is yours, I am just offering a different perspective and comparison of most successful exploits and hacks of other PlayStation Devices.
PS4 Waiting for Exploits on lower firmware? Why it might not be worth it ....
By STLcardsWS on Dec 12, 2016 at 10:41 PM
PKG Linker v1.0: Scan & Serve PKGs to PS3 from PC (CFW & PS3Xploit HAN)Here is a neat trick from psx-place's own @pink1 (one of newly added mods) and @DeViL303 as the ps3 developer's have polished off PKG Linker v1.0. This XMB Mod that works on CFW and also PS3Xploit HAN , this mod adds a feature to your XMB that serves pkgs from your PC directly to your PS3, no need to transfer them to a Storage media device and connect via USB with this trick. This project is just the start of some to some of the work the duo has been tinkering with, they have also been working on a HAN Toolbox (also an XMB MOD), right now that homebrew is still considered a PoC, but you can test it out here, a polished released the devs have told me should be in store soon when v0.3 drops and that will be considered the first stable version that graduates the PoC-Beta Stages.-STLcardsWSContinue reading
Super Nintendo (SNES Station) Emulator for PS3Xploit HAN (via PS2 Emulation)Recently @DeViL303 & @Joonie shared a video demo of a Super Nintendo (Ps2 Homebrew) Emulator working via the unlocked PS2 Classic emulator from the Ps3Xploit HAN (v3.0). During some the previews leading up to the release we showcased the video before now developer HABIB has released the emulator in ISO form and instructions how to add your own ROMs. The question now becomes what other homebrew and emulators can we get running on these console's?
PS3xploit Resigner v1.3.0 + How to Convert PSX / PS2 / PSP for PS3Xploit HAN (v3.0)Ps3Xploit HAN (v3.0) has been a successful release and the team has continued the progression of the Resigning Tool. Since the release of et"HAN"al hack developer habib has made several updates to the resigning tool, However some user's have been having difficulty using and finding instructions for some tools but here is a great tutorial by PSX-Place user's @Sakimotor which cover the conversion of PSX / PS2 / PSP for PS3Xploit HAN, various details about this release can be found in the included notes attached.
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