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PS4: How to get your hands on a PS4 w...

  A PS4 4.55 Jailbreak was released in February 2018. As always when these things happen, we expect the price of 4.55 PS4s to increase significantly. This is in particular true since those Jailbreaks are typically followed by piracy enablers, which make the devices attractive for a larger category of people than just tinkerers. If […]

Release: Syscon Firmware decrypter fo...

Developer Zecoxao has released the source code for Siscon, a decrypter tool for the PS4 System Controller’s firmware updates. The tool does not come with the decryption keys, but they are easy to find. Developer Zecoxao has released the source code for Siscon, a decrypter tool for the PS4 System Controller’s firmware updates. The tool […]

NES and Master System emulators relea...

“Someone” has posted NES and Sega Master System emulators for those of us running a hacked PS4 on firmware 4.55. Named respectively PS4NES and PS4Gear System, the two emulators are said to be in very early stages by m0rph3us1987, who posted the links. So treat them as proof-of-concept tools for now. Nevertheless, the two seem […]

PS4 Syscon keys allegedly disclosed, ...

Scene member LightningMods has disclosed a series of encryption keys yesterday, that are claimed to be the PS4 Syscon keys. This happens a few weeks after team Fail0verflow provided a lengthy explanation on how they hacked into the PS4 syscon, with accompanying software tools. Knowledge of some of the Syscon secrets could lead to PS4 […]

PS4 hack: extended storage (USB HDD) ...

One of the important features of the PS4 on recent firmwares is the possibility to install games on an external USB disk, which can be useful if your internal drive is lacking space. Unfortunately, for user-created packages on hacked consoles, this feature didn’t work (throwing error CE-41798-9). Tools such as app2usb exist as workarounds to […]

PS4: Specterdev publishes writeup on ...

Hacker Specterdev has published an explanation of the 5.05 PS4 Jailbreak, which relies on flaws in the BPF driver, similar to what the 4.55 exploit did (except more complex because Sony strengthened access to BPF since the 4.55 exploit). The article is extremely well detailed, but deals with a very complex topic, so don’t expect […]

ESP8266, the cheap device that’...

Since the recent PS4 exploits have been released for firmware 4.05 and 4.55, hackers all around the world have been busy porting the exploit hosting functionality to a variety of devices. The recent PS4 hacks require tinkerers to access a url to run the exploit. This can be done through a variety of ways, but […]

Linux on PS4 now supports PS4 Slim an...

Developer eeply has released a fork of the PS4-Linux codebase, which now supports PS4 Slim and Pro models. More specifically, the developer has implemented the required HDMI output driver, which was apparently the one thing not working for recent models of the PS4 in the existing Linux implementation. According to early feedback, getting Linux to […]

Qwertyoruiop claims PS4 is pwned on f...

Qwertyoruiop is in the news again now claiming to have cracked the PS4 on firmware 4.50 – 4.55 4.50, should work on 4.55 too pic.twitter.com/zWvshihocp — qwertyoruiop (@qwertyoruiopz) April 19, 2017 This comes days after qwertyoruiop publicly released a webkit exploit for firmwares below 4.07 . qwertyoruiop has confirmed that the both the webkit and  4.50 […]

PS4 Webkit hack: SpecterDev explains ...

A few days ago, hacker qwertyoruiop released a Webkit exploit for the PS4, compatible up to firmware 4.07 included. He has since then improved the exploit to include a ROP Chain and basic syscalls, but providing only compatibility for 4.06, the firmware on which he is personally working. SpecterDev, self described as a programmer interested […]