PlayStation 4 (PS4)

News Coverage of the PS4

The PlayStation 4 Homebrew Community has been a little dry , but LigthingMods has stopped by the forum today to release a new PS4 homebrew Utility that is in the BETA phase. The application that runs on exploited 4.55 / 5.05 ps4 firmware has been dubbed "OrbisMAN". The application can perform a variety of abilities and task, some of the highlights include a functional Toolbox (in a XMB User-Interface) , also background FTP (while in the toolbox) for transferring your files to your PS4 and PC. All the functionality has been laid out in the release docs below, also the full changelogs of the testing phase have all been included in the details provided by the dev below as well:​

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While PSP emulation on the PS4 is limited and many unknowns still exist on the PSP emulator used by the PS4, We are seeing some progressions in a few forms, recently developer mysis shared some additional details about PSP (on the PS4) and developer TheDarkProgramer has also now released the PSP HD GUI (v1.0.0.0) tool for preparing PSP games for your exploited PS4 with a great PS4 inspired UI. Making the process even easier then previous methods.

Unfortunately, until we learn more about PSP emulation on the PS4 game compatibility has been limited, you can view and also contribute to this PSP Compatibility list on the PS4 over at the PS4 dev wiki.
We know developer BwE from the PS3 Scene with prior releases of BwE NOR/NAND Patcher & BwE NOR Validator for the PS3, but now the developer has turned his attention to the PS4 recently. Which we have seen the dev hanging around the virtual halls here at psx-place forums and the ps4 dev has released BwE PS4 WiFi/BT Patcher & Extractor v1.0, this tool is used to fix DualShock 4 syncing issue. If your controller only sync's in SAFE MODE on the PS4, then this tool could more then likely fix the issue. However, If your PS4 controller does not sync even in safe mode, then sadly it may be a more serious (hardware potentially) issue. :
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The Darkprogramer came by the site the other day and alerted us of an update to his Resource page (here), as the dev provided us with the latest update to PARAM SFO EDITOR v1.2 that is now supporting PS4 / PS3 / VITA & PSP platforms in this handy utility for editing various options / paths, useful for various task, if you are unfamiliar with this tool be sure to make backups of the PARAM.SFO your editing as you could make your Homebrew / App / Game ect. unbootable or change some settings, nothing serious but good to have a backup just incase. Checkout the latest details from @The Darkprogramer found in the quote provided below:
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Today developer mysis has released new information regarding PSP emulation on the PS4, back in early May there was various discoveries found with PSP emulation (on PS4) by KiiWii as outlined in this article but overall the news while very positive left many unknowns as these sort of things don't come with instructions manuals. However, thanks to mysis's recent research we now know a bit more about this how emulator operates and can start logging those pages for the manual`and hopefully improve game comparability. Below you will find the discoveries that mysis has provided.

Developer KiiWii (aka defaultdnb) has released a new project called X-Project (XMB SELF HOST PROJECT) for PS4-5.05. This All-in-One Toolbox contains all your payload needs in a XMB type of environment. The toolbox offers alot of customizing ability to its theming and also the payloads you wish to include. The XMB Themed style toolbox contains 10 categories (columns) as follows: HEN, BLOCK, LINUX, BACKUP, SYSTEM, TOOLS, CHEATS, MENUS, CACHE, ABOUT. Learn more about X-Project and all the features its contains in the details from KiiWii release docs.
So you have your PS Plus Subscription and well you can't use the games the service offer's because your on firmware 5.05 (exploited PS4 firmware)?. Well, there is now great news there as a solution arises thanks to Zer0xFF as the developer discovered a way to "reset" the timer on the content by tricking the clock by using the new reactPSPLUS payload. The PS Plus subscription requires you to check into PSN from time to time and with an exploited system that is currently not possible. So, this becomes a great solution to regain the goodies from your subscription to PS Plus. Sony states that long as you have an active PS Plus Subscription you will not lose access to your game collection, which as we know is not 100% factual. What they fail to mention is that if you do not update your console to latest firmware and agree to the ever changing Terms of Service's you also lose access to the content EVEN if you are paying for the service. So, hacks like this give power back to the honest user's, Who just enjoy homebrew and system hacks on the hardware they purchased and as well as the content they purchased through various services.
So now you have your PlayStation 4 on firmware 5.05 and want to load Linux on your Exploited console? Following the previous release of PS4 Linux Loader developer valentinbreiz had made a recent update to support additional firmwares like the recently exploited 5.05. The title of this utility should be self explanatory but this payload allows you to install Linux on either your 4.55 / 5.01 / 5.05 / 5.07 and also support for PS4 PRO/Slim/Fat models, However some PS4 FAT Models are not cureently supported, additional details about those models can be seen in the release note provided by the developer that also includes additional details and instructions. Linux on the PS4 has been progressing and we should keep seeing more power of the PS4 unlocked.
After the first announcement for a Kernel Exploit incoming for System Firmware 5.05, Developer @SpecterDev "has been true to one's word" by releasing the announced Kernel Exploit (PS4 Hack) for System Firmware 5.05 (& 5.07). This is some Great News not because of a newer System Firmware is now exploitable, but it could be a giant stride towards great evolution for getting more and more Homebrew Applications available - as already previewed before. Those mentioned "Tools" weren't fully released yet by the time of this writing but a full release should be available in the near future. This Release however also includes several Payloads and other useful Patches, as you can check them down below.
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. --- UPDATE: @mathieulh gains access to a Kernel Exploit on System Firmware 5.55 as well --- Check Down Below for further information!