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

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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:

 

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Q.)

My PS4 is on a firmware below 4.05, how do i update to the correct firmware?

A.)

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:

http://www.winmd5.com/

Or use this online tool:

http://onlinemd5.com/

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:

http://wololo.net/2017/12/28/update-ps4-firmware-4-05-firmware/

 

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

 

 

 

Q.)

My PS4 is on Firmware 4.05, how do i install the hack/jailbreak?

A.)

You will need to visit a site that host's the exploit, such as this one:

https://www.consolehax.com/playground-4-05/

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

https://playstationhax.xyz/forums/topic/4140-how-to-run-the-ps4-405-kernel-exploit-for-the-first-time/

 

If you do not have a computer, you can use your Android phone, just download this APK:

https://www.playstationscenefiles.com/resources/android-app-to-host-ps4-exploit-and-payload-4-05-hen.113/

 

If you have a Raspberry Pi, you can use this method:

https://playstationhax.xyz/forums/topic/4305-released-pixploithost-by-c0d3m4st4-ps4/

 

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/

 

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

https://playstationhax.xyz/forums/topic/4279-tutorial-the-quickest-method-to-dump-your-ps4-game-and-build-pkg/

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 4.05, how will i know which games i cannot play if i stay on this firmware?

A.)

Check this link from Reddit which has the minimum firmware requirements for a game:

https://www.reddit.com/r/ps4homebrew/comments/5hms2v/minimum_firmware_versions_for_new_games/

 

 

Q.)

Apart from PS4 backups, is it possible to run any games by other PlayStation consoles?

A.)

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.

 

Q.)

How do i run PS2 Backups?

A.)

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

https://playstationhax.xyz/forums/topic/4271-how-to-build-your-own-ps2classic-pkgs-for-ps4/

You can also view a video tutorial here, thanks to @DarkElementPL

https://playstationhax.xyz/forums/topic/4273-video-tutorial-how-to-create-fake-ps2-pkgs-for-ps4hen/

 

Q.)

Do ALL PS2 games work?

A.)

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:

http://www.psdevwiki.com/ps4/PS2_Classics_Emulator_Compatibility_List

 

Q.) 

Is there any homebrew?

A.)

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.

 

Q.)

So what else can i do apart from playing "backed up" PS4 and PS2 games?

A.) 

There are a few things that you can do which can add to the fun of using a hacked PS4, such as:

Custom Themes

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:

https://playstationhax.xyz/forums/topic/4278-released-ps4-theme-editor-v012-by-glanheit_st-ps4/

 

 

Debug Settings

This is pretty self explanatory, you can enable some Debug Settings, @zapptheman has provided this awesome tutorial to help you:

https://playstationhax.xyz/forums/topic/4156-tutorial-advanced-★debug-settings-for-ps4-on-405/

You can follow this guide if you are Italian:

https://www.gamesandconsoles.org/forum/threads/tutorial-installare-debug-mode-su-ps4-con-fw-4-05-jb.2/

 

Install Linux

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:

https://playstationhax.xyz/forums/topic/4214-tutorial-team-fail0verflows-fedora-distro-on-firmware-405-via-markus95/

 

 

 

For live help, check this link:

https://playstationhax.xyz/forums/topic/4253-live-playstation-scene-help-ps4-ps3-psvita-henkaku-ps3xploit-ps4hen/

 

 

 

 

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

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

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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.

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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 :)

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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) ?

 

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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

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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/

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Thanks GR,

Going on to try this one.

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