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It seemed like a useless tool, but we were contacted to add an explorer to install the vpk files. Do not worry, we updated the tool with an explorer. You may have to quickly install something for Test or transfer files without using Vitashell and Team Onelua tool, Two Touch FTP is the right tool. The application is very simple to use, just open it and voila the FTP is already active. In addition the new version adds an explorer to install / delete the vpk files.
Note:We thank the Onelua team for the source code and the Onelua interpreter
Download and install the vpk file at the end of the article
Open the app with two "touches"
Press X to access the explorer
Download and Source code
Another invention targetted theheroGAC and Team Onelua very useful for end users his name is My PSVITA Secret.My PSVITA Secret is a small tool that allows in real time to discover your personal data of the PSN, the console and the speed of the CPU and of RAM.
With My PSVITA Secret you can view with "two touches":
Firmware and Spoof version
Total ram and Ram used in Real time
Change various data such as IDPS, PSID and PSN data
Download and Source code
The PS4 scene has been filled with awesomeness, well at least for those of you on firmware 4.05, sadly i am not on that firmware myself, so this will be the first F.A.Q that i write without owning a hacked version of the console i am writing about, i will attempt to help you in the best way i can:
My PS4 is on a firmware below 4.05, how do i update to the correct firmware?
You will need to download the correct Firmware here
You can check the MD5 of any 4.05 firmware you download, by downloading this software which does not require an install:
Or use this online tool:
The MD5 for firmware 4.05 is 203C76C97F7BE5B881DD0C77C8EDF385
Once you have the above firmware downloaded, rename it PS4UPDATE.PUP
Grab a USB Thumb Drive, format it to Fat32, on the root of the drive, create a folder called PS4 and inside that folder create another folder called UPDATE, then put the firmware inside the UPDATE Folder, it should look like this Root>PS4>UPDATE>PS4UPDATE.PUP
If you need more help with installing firmware 4.05, you can view a detailed explanation on @wololo's blog here:
My PS4 is on Firmware 4.05, how do i install the hack/jailbreak?
You will need to visit a site that host's the exploit, such as this one:
You will need to run this each time you boot your PS4, as it is not permanent.
For some people using a site such as the one above will not work, so you will have to self host as in have the files on your home computer and run a server from there, you can view this tutorial by @Thibobo
If you do not have a computer, you can use your Android phone, just download this APK:
How do i run backups?
You will need to dump your game and build it as a PKG, you can find out how by visiting this tutorial by @ConsoleHax
You can of course find PKG's in certain naughty places, but i am not going to help you with that, because piracy isn't great and also because i don't want to be responsible for Sony crying and getting butt hurt.
Apart from PS4 backups, is it possible to run any games by other PlayStation consoles?
At the moment it is only possible to run PS2 backups, not sure PS3 backups will ever happen, but PS1 backups will be possible at some stage.
How do i run PS2 Backups?
You need to grab a PS2 game, turn it into an ISO, then turn it into a PKG, it is a lot easier than it sounds and you can find a detailed explanation here thanks to @Thibobo
You can also view a video tutorial here, thanks to @DarkElementPL
Do ALL PS2 games work?
There have only been a small amount tested, at the time of creating this thread 232 games have been tested and only 81 of those are fully playable, 34 have minor issues and 51 are official PS2 classics that you can download from the PS Store, to see the growing list of games, visit the PS4 Dev Wiki here:
Is there any homebrew?
Unfortunately no there is not, developers are either too lazy, don't care about developing for PS4 or do not want to use the official PS4 SDK, some of this is understandable as the 4.05 exploit is limited to consoles on 4.05, the latest firmware is 5.05, so finding a console second hand on 4.05 at a reasonable price will be practically impossible and the chances of finding a brand new console on 4.05 is just as hard, but saying that, there is a small amount of PS2 homebrew that can be run on the PS4, which is just how homebrew started on the PS3.
So what else can i do apart from playing "backed up" PS4 and PS2 games?
There are a few things that you can do which can add to the fun of using a hacked PS4, such as:
Sony released a Theme Creator for the PS3, but they have not done the same with the PS4, which means you are stuck with the ones on the PS Store and some of them suck ass, luckily for those of you on firmware 4.05, you can create and install your own custom themes, which is made super easy thanks to glänheit:
This is pretty self explanatory, you can enable some Debug Settings, @zapptheman has provided this awesome tutorial to help you:
You can follow this guide if you are Italian:
This is probably the most exciting feature of having a hacked PS4, you can view this guide in order to install Linux on your PS4:
For live help, check this link:
PS4 Registry Editor By @oct0xor
Scene veteran developer oct0xor has released a PS4 Registry Editor, here is a quote from the source:
Here is a pre-compiled version of the PS4 Registry Editor thanks to @zecoxao
PS4 Registry Editor
While following this tutorial you'll learn how to make a backup (dump) of a PlayStation 4 game you own and then convert it into an install-able .pkg file. This is the fastest and also the EASIEST way to date and made possible by xVortex.
FIRMWARE 4.05 ONLY!!!
If you are looking for another well written and documented in-depth tutorial, I advice you to take a look at the more advanced @Thibobo's tutorials (here and here).
Dumping your game:
Boot up your console
(Optional) Install all available patches for the game
Connect a USB Flash Drive to the console and open the browser
Surf to the mini Playground (https://www.consolehax.com/playground-4-05/) and click on xVortex + Dumper
Minimalise the browser by pressing the PS Button once
Run the game and wait untill you're in the main menu
Minimalise the game by pressing the PS Button once
The dumping process has now started. The data is being transferred to your USB Stick. As soon as the dumping is complete the console will shutdown. This is normal.
Rebuilding your dump:
For the following steps you need to have access to a computer with Windows. We use gengp4.exe (download the ZIP file with executable here) and Fake_PKG_Generator tool (not linked, use google).
Connect the USB Stick to your PC
Run gengp4.exe and navigate to your dump CUSAxxxxxx directory
Click on Generate .GP4 (wait untill 'Done' appears)
Click on Save .GP4
Now run orbis-pub-gen.exe from the Fake_PKG_Generator folder.
Open the saved .gp4 file
Click on Build
If clicking on build immediately gives you an error, press it again and it should work.
PS4 Theme Editor v0.1.2 By @glanheit_ST
Glänheit a Japanese developer from emptiness.space has released a PS4 Theme Editor for us to easily create custom themes for our PS4's, here is some information followed by changes:
The function to convert to pkg is not installed. Please use Fake PKG Generator.
param.sfo is not generated.
Since BGM is a proprietary standard of SONY, please wait for a while for correspondence.
Drag and drop of glow.png will be supported with the next update. Currently transparent png is placed.
At the same time, we plan to add operations on the function screen.
New creation will not work. In addition, it corresponds to the loading of the folder. Next time scheduled correspondence.
xml does not support font shadows only.
PS4 Theme Editor v0.1.2
Add new creation function
Partial optimization of internal code
PS4 Theme Editor v0.1.1
Fix important bug that crashes when loading folders
Fixed a problem that focus does not separate from text box
Here is a guide by yyoossk
Thank you yyoossk for the screenshot and video.
yyoossk has created a thread on Wololo's forum for custom threads:
[CollectiveThread] PS4 Custom Themes
Yesterday hacker Volodymyr Pikhur did a talk about :
This presentation will talk about how custom Southbridge silicon, responsibe for background downloads while main SoC is off, didn’t help to secure Playstation 4. It will explain how a chain of exploits combined with hardware attacks will allow code to run in the context of the secure bootloader, extract private keys, and sign a custom kernel.
All slides and a link to the demo video on youtube can be found here!
The PS4 finally has a decent Media Player, @bigboss has posted a video showing PS2Reality Mediaplayer running on the PS4 and playing videos, bigboss among many other great devs such as Hermes and Mavy created this great homebrew back in 2000: