PlayStation 4 (PS4)

News Coverage of the PS4

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".
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.
Maybe you are one of those older people who still can remember that - instead of Reverse Engineering with some Software inside each Operating System to install a Custom Firmware (CFW) - you had to take apart half of the console by soldering a "tiny little piece of additional hardware" only to get Homebrews and Backups running on your older PlayStation consoles. Not only this was way more harder to accomplish compared to "todays standards" by installing a CFW or using a Webkit exploit to get full control of your PlayStation consoles, it was mainly created for older PlayStation Hardware with mostly one goal only - which was sad enough - Piracy. But Today, Developer @_AlAzif announced "his own intepretation about a modchip for the PS4", which will help you for using the latest webkit exploits without dismantling the whole console and without any need to host some exploit files on your home server or exploiting them via the Internet.​
Developer @SpecterDev published a write-up on his GitHub repo about the latest PS4 Kernel Exploit on System Firmware 4.55. But as you may already recognized from the Title of this News, he explains at his write-up that this mentioned Kernel Exploit is not only convenient for the PS4 itself - it could be also useful for other console platforms using FreeBSD in general, which sounds very interesting. This great write-up also shows how the PS4's System Firmware is running on FreeBSD in general and how the Developers behind the PS4 (didn't) tried to made this System secured from exploiting it.