Jump to content

The Ultimate PS4 Hacking F.A.Q - #PS4Hen


Recommended Posts

  • GregoryRasputin

Recently the PS4 scene recieved a huge boost of life, thanks to a Kernel Exploit(KExploit) released by TheFlow.


This release brought quite a lot to the scene, the ability for anyone between 5.05 and 6.72 to run game backups and homebrew, it also gave us the ability to backport games that were released between firmwares 5.05 and 6.72 to be played on firmware 5.05.

 

This thread originally covered 4.04 and 5.05 firmwares, but will now cover 6.72 and 5.05.

If you are on 5.05, do not update to 6.72 as that exploit is not as stable as 5.05 and with backporting now available for 5.05 users, it is pointless updating at the moment.

 

Lff7Idt.png

 

Q
I am on firmware between 5.06 and 6.70, what do I do to get homebrew?
A
You will need to update to firmware 6.72 which you can donwnload from here:
https://darthsternie.net/ps4-firmwares
The MD5 for the file is f3a31f64d894dc06040498cd7383bec2
You can check the MD5 of any 5.05 firmware you download, by downloading this software which does not require an install:
http://www.winmd5.com
Or use this online tool:
http://onlinemd5.com


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


You will need to enter Safe Mode, here is a video on how you cann achieve that:


5.05 users you can update if you want, but I highly advise you to stay on 5.05, it is more stable and you can play games that require 6.72 on it.

 

Q
I am on firmware 7.00 or 7.01, what do I do?


A
Wait until a useable hack is released for firmware 7.02, do not update

 

Q
I am on firmware 7.50, what do I do?


A
Wait another two or three years.


Now that we have got updating out of the way, lets focus on games and homebrew.

 

                                   6.72 Users


Q
How do I run the exploit?


A
Visit one of these sites:
https://cthugha.exploit.menu/#6.72
https://hakkuraifu.github.io/PS4xploit/#6.72
https://www.consolehax.com/PS4/6.72/SleirsGoevyV2/


You will need to run this each time you boot your PS4, as it is not permanent, with the link above you can cache the exploit so that it is stored in your PS4's webbrowser cache, which means you can run the exploit without an internet connection, this video shows how it is done:

 

 

Q
How do I run backups?


A
You need to dump your own games and build them as a PKG, you can check these tutorials that were created for 5.05 users, the method shoud still work for 6.72 users:

 


Of course you can get games without backing them up yourself, but those methods are illegal and I will be providing no help with that.

 

Q
Apart from PS4 backups, can I play backups from other PlayStation consoles.


A
You can play PS1 and PS2 backups, not all games work, some work with glitches and audio/visual defects and other work just fine, you will need to source the PS1 and PS2 games yourself, then you will need to run a piece of software in order to convert them to run on the PS4.
PS1 backups were only playable on 6.72 until the backport method was made available.


For PS1 games


For PS2 games

 


There are compatbilty lists for both PS1 and PS2 games, please consider contributing to it when you test games:


PS1
https://www.psdevwiki.com/ps4/PS1_Classics_Emulator_Compatibility_List


PS2
https://www.psdevwiki.com/ps4/PS2_Classics_Emulator_Compatibility_List

 

                               5.05 Users


Obviously you guys have been on this firmware for a LONG time so should know the way to do things already, so you can ignore the first four Q&A and go straight to backporting, this first four are for people new to the scene who are somehow lucky enough to be able to get a PS4 on firmware 5.05 or below.


Q
My PS4 is on a firmware below 5.05, how do i update to the correct firmware?


A
You will need to download firmware 5.05 from here:
https://darthsternie.net/ps4-firmwares
You can check the MD5 of any 5.05 firmware you download, by downloading this software which does not require an install:
http://www.winmd5.com
Or use this online tool:
http://onlinemd5.com
The MD5 for firmware 5.05 is F86D4F9D2C049547BD61F942151FFB55
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
(Check video in 6.72 section on how to enter safe mode)
 
Q
Once i have 5.05 installed and running, how do i prevent myself from accidentally updating?


A
This video will help you:

 

 

 
Q 
How do I run the exploit?


A
You will need to visit a site that host's the exploit, such as this one:
https://playstationdev.wiki/x/index.html
You will need to run this each time you boot your PS4, as it is not permanent, with the link above you can cache the exploit so that it is stored in your PS4's webbrowser cache, which means you can run the exploit without an internet connection, this video shows how it is done:


 
Q
How do i run backups?


A
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.

 

Q
Some games require firmware past 5.05, how do I play them whilst remaing on 5.05?


A
Prior to the release of 6.72, many games that were released past 5.05 were not able to be played on that firmware, but thanks to a tutorial released by zecoxao and scripts released by flatz, people were able to start backporting games and several apps were released to help with backporting, you can choose which application you want to use here:

 

 

Q
I am still getting stuck with backporting and I have heard there is a problem with EA games, is there a guide that will help me?


A
This awesome tutorial my MODDED_WARFARE should help with backporting and sorting EA games:

 

 

Q
How do I backport PS1 games?


A
Use this app, it is quite simple to use:


Just be sure to select the backport option.
Here is a comaptibility list which you can add to when you try games for yourself:
https://www.psdevwiki.com/ps4/PS1_Classics_Emulator_Compatibility_List
Check above in the 6.72 section on how to play PS2 games.

If there is anything else that needs to be added please le me know, so I can make this Q&A even better.

 

                                                       All Users

 

Q

Where can I find homebrew apps and games?

 

A

PlayStationHaX

GitHub

PSX-Place

 

Q

I am stuck at a game, are there any cheats I can use

 

A

You can use PS4 Trainer, it has cheats for most of the popular games:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Like 8
  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • News Editor

Thanks for the mention! looks good Greg. I think you covered pretty much everything!

  • Like 1

PS3:                                                                                                                                       Switch:

HOW TO CONVERT FROM CEX TO DEX                                                                             How To | Install the HomeBrew Launcher With FTP on the switch

HOW TO INSTALL NEW REBUG CFW OR ANY CFW

HOW TO INSTALL CUSTOM XMB WAVES

HOW TO USE CUSTOM PSN BALL LOGO

 

PS4:                                                                                                                                       PS2:

[Tutorial] How to gain FULL FTP ACCESS TO PS4 on 4.05                                             How to | Install Free MC Boot on almost any PS2 (slim included)

[Tutorial] Advanced ★Debug Settings for PS4 on 4.05

[TUTORIAL] HOW TO | Create PS2 PKG Files for PS4 (PS2 Classics)

[Tutorial] Play NES and Master System Games on your PS4

[Tutorial] Create your own Custom Themes for your Hacked PS4 - PART 1

[Tutorial] Dump Ps4 games on 5.05 and create Fake Packages (Works With ESP8266 Chip)

 

 

 

If i helped you feel free to buy me a coffee :) just hit the tip button

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Super Moderator

Thanks @GregoryRasputin this is exactly what people need! Keep up adding new information as it comes along. Great job!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm getting my Pro this month so it will be nice to have a all in one thread like this if I run into any trouble. Thanks, Greg.

  • Like 1

Ferrarius Verbero Aestus Ferratilis

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • GregoryRasputin
2 hours ago, ConsoleHax said:

Thanks @GregoryRasputin this is exactly what people need! Keep up adding new information as it comes along. Great job!

 

You can add to it too if you want, you and all the other staff have permission to edit what you wish :)

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi, ppls! Homebrew is working for me, but now i can't get saves from USB stick for my disc version of FF XV, is here any way to restore my account for hacked PS4 on version 4.55 or to move my saves on new (noPSN account) ?

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

Im logging after like 6 months. and i took my ps4 pro out of box and its on 4.07

 

how do i jailbreak? just go to the web page.

 

PS. I dont have windows PC or Mac OS. I have a pixelbook which runs in Andriod and I'm limited in running exe files

PS4 PRO 1TB CUH7016B01 4.55 OFW

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • GregoryRasputin
10 hours ago, sinjanthu said:

Im logging after like 6 months. and i took my ps4 pro out of box and its on 4.07

 

how do i jailbreak? just go to the web page.

 

PS. I dont have windows PC or Mac OS. I have a pixelbook which runs in Andriod and I'm limited in running exe files

 

You need to update your PS4 to 4.55:

Q.)

My PS4 is on a firmware below 4.55, how do i update to the correct firmware?

A.)

The same as above applies, but of course you will need the correct firmware, which you can find here

MD5 = 9c85ce3a255719d56f2aa07f4be22f02

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

So you need a way to get the update on a Thumbdrive.

 

Then do this:

Q.)

My PS4 is on Firmware 4.55, how do i install the hack/jailbreak?

A.)

4.55 online PlayGround 

https://www.consolehax.com/playground-4-55/

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks GR,

Going on to try this one.

PS4 PRO 1TB CUH7016B01 4.55 OFW

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 months later...

Hi

You did a beautiful topic

But i have question please

I have v5.55

Is there any hope that i can hack it?

And if the answer is yes ,how much time will take?

Thnx very much 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • GregoryRasputin
2 minutes ago, 6afili said:

I have v5.55

Is there any hope that i can hack it?

 Probably not anytime this year...

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 8/24/2018 at 11:28 PM, GregoryRasputin said:

 Probably not anytime this year...

The people are saying that v6.00 will be released in September and after that 5.55 will be out...

Is that right?

Or should i buy new ps4 with with 5.05?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • GregoryRasputin
4 minutes ago, 6afili said:

The people are saying that v6.00 will be released in September and after that 5.55 will be out...

Is that right?

Or should i buy new ps4 with with 5.05?

My personal opinion is that you should buy a console with 5.05, people are only speculating that 5.55 will be released when 6.0 is released.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • GregoryRasputin
2 hours ago, Kenan1099 said:

Don't forget about psp backups 

I need to completely redo this guide, to fit more in line with firmware 5.05, so many things to do though.

  • Thanks 1
  • Upvote 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 5 months later...

Hi I have a ps4 firmware 5.55 and I want to upgrade, but since I'm in cuba fast internet connection is out of the equation, ir has come to my ears that it can be done through usb, can any one help me please?

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • GregoryRasputin
  • 2 weeks later...

Add to your FAQ;

 

For macOS users.. how to use md5 for firmware. All you have to do is:

 

If you don't know where terminal is.. Click Launchpad *Rocket icon* then click Other and inside it said Terminal then click it.

 

Go to Terminal>type MD5 and press spacebar then drag and drop firmware.pup onto terminal and press Return and you got MD5 for the file. :)

Edited by azoreseuropa
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...