PlayStation 4 (PS4)

News Coverage of the PS4

The Ps4 Scene is moving up the ladder as now 4.55 has seen the latest breakthrough, while still not a current firmware exploited it is newer then 1.76 and also the recent v4.05 fully functional exploits. It recent days it started with Ps4 developer qwertyoruiopz who released code for the 4.55 kernel exploit but it did not contain a entry point. However developer SpecterDev who brought the functional 4.05 exploit had an entry point that could be used and it was not long until we seen SpecterDev release 4.55 Exploit, but this exploit was missing some of the "juice" and m0rph3us came with the "Holy Grail" payload and that provided plenty of "juice" for the exploit. While things are certainly progressing the PS4 scene, i believe it still needs a current firmware exploited to get over the hump but these steps certainly does help many aspects in the community and will grow the scene as well. For sure some amazing things being done by the developers involved.​
Well here is some interesting news in the PS4 world, so maybe running out and finding that Second PS4 on v4.05 might not be the only avenue to exploit the PS4 in the near future. There has been a hacker Volodymyr Pikhur (@vpikhur) who has been holding onto an exploit for over 2 years now and it involves Attacking the PS4 while in REST MODE and seems to be a powerful exploit with alot of potential and its said to be compatible with v5.XX Firmware!!!.The developer held a presentation of this exploit @ RECON BRUSSELS 2018, the information provided is much like fail0verflow presentation's of past hacks where it should point hackers (& Sony) in how the exploit can be achieved and where the vulnerability lies, from here it looks like it will be up to other hackers to build the exploit. If this is indeed supporting latest firmware's then any future updating would not be advised, and will be a great window for the PS4.​
Update (v2):
Progress continues on the PlayStation 4 since the release of 4.05 Exploit by SpecterDev a little over a month ago, since then we have seen several things make its way to aid the exploit such as PS4HEN (by wildcard) then we seen that followed the flatz unlocking the PS2 Classics on the PS4. We have also seen methods of dumping your PS4 Disc Games/PSN Content like this one from Vortex. We have been seeing alot of progress but still lots to achieve yet in the PS4 scene so it should be a fun journey, but if your on 4.05 and obviously may not want to update to stay on the journey but fear of accidentally installing a firmware update FEAR NO MORE, LightningMods & CelesteBlue have provided a PS4HEN payload combine with Update Blocker to help prevent you from accidentally leaving your v4.05 firmware​
Our friends from www.extreme-modding.de has a new Webkit Playground for PS4 Firmware 4.05 .. You may recall @eXtreme also had a popular playgound page he hosted for v1.76 and its nice to see a 4.05 variant make its way, This version contains various functions such as FTP Support, Binloader, & Ps4 HEN Support with debug settings, A very clean look for your 4.05 exploited PS4. eXtreme has a great site filled with alot of great PS4 Resources besides this release, be sure to give it a look..​
The PS4 is really progressing on several fronts, while we are not seeing widespread homebrew there has been some nice development starting to appear, we seen developer flatz unlocked the PS2 Emulator recently and since there there has been various tools and also alot of research being done to get the most out of the onboard emulator. PSX-Place's own @kozarovv has a really great thread going on titled: [Research]PS2 emulator configuration on PS4 that contains alot of great information that is growing so be sure to keep a watch, but cfwprophet dropped by thread and offered up this utility to support some of the findings by kozarovv's thread/​
flatz was the developer that unlocked the PS2 Classic emulator on the PS3 and we have seen the developer doing various works in the PS4 Community lately, so it was only fitting to see flatz come through with a method to unlock PS2 emulation on the PS4. On his official twitter feed the developer has written a guide/template (that needs to be automated by some tools to make the process easier) for PS2 games on the PS4 (exploited with 4.05). The method is sure to mature with tools developed around the creation process,until that time comes inspiring user;s can check out the details flatz has left us with in the PS2 Guide​
Introducing PS4HEN (by wildcard), A "Hello world" Homebrew & a bit more progress now available for PS4 Firmware 4.05 .Nice to see this scene evolving a bit since the release of SpecterDev's 4.05 exploit release . Lets hope we get an exploit for other firmware's such as 4.55 and then on to 5.0x.. This payload for 4.05 has the the ability to enable debug options, also allows pkg's / libraries to be "fake signed,. Included are links to tutorials from Thibobo & DarkElemenPL that can be seen over at PlayStationHAX.it Plus yyoossk has provided a video (youtube) of a Custom Theme Sample with a download/samples included (see YouTube Description).​
It appears there is a new release but it can be considered as an "old release" coming to the PS4 Soon, UPDATE: the exploit has been released . A couple months ago we seen Team FailOverflow release the breadcrumbs to exploit v4.05 firmware with the details reveled on there blog ": The First PS4 Kernel Exploit: Adieu" Since that time developer SpecterDev has been on a mission to put the pieces together for a workable jailbreak (not an easy task by any means) on the PS4 (4.05 firmware)., Over the course of the past several months SpecterDev has spent many hours of work to get this exploit stable state usable state for anyone interested. He has done amazing work for the PS4 development community is a vital step forward for the PS4. Now 1.76 is not the only window for the PS4 but also 4.05 provides a new window that is now easier to obtain, but will this be enough to launch the PS4 Homebrew Scene to a new level?​
PS4 hacker qwertyoruiop has been making light work of the PS4 on firmware 5.00, first he showed a webkit exploit running when he tweeted the screenshot via his twitter feed over the weekend, at the time the hacker was also suggesting he had found several bugs to gain a kernel exploit. Yesterday a simple tweet was made by Qwertyoruiop "ps4 kernel code exec on 5.00 achieved at last!" followed by the screenshot posted today as seen below of the kernel exploit being loaded in the PS4 web-browser. Now this is good news, but i must give a warning about getting too excited as the dev has not released previous exploits. Its remains a mystery to when a PS4 exploit may be released to the public, but we do know there is alot of development going on with the PS4 by some talented guys and at some point will be very beneficial to many. A current exploit is so close but also so far away but nonetheless this progress is exciting to see.
Hacker flatz is well known in the PlayStation Hacking community for many advancements and projects now is doing some things on his PS4 that contains 4.55 firmware. On his YouTube channel he released a new video titled "Custom PKG on retail PS4" which covers a demonstration on a PS4 (4.55) of an Installation of a Custom & also a Re-Packaged PKG file. While this is being demoed on a 4.55 flatz does state this should be easy to port to other firmwares (when a current firmware is exploited) and is a "bullet proof method in comparison" to 1.76. Flatz will soon share a write-up to achieve this task.