Linux on PS4: Fail0verflow publish their fork of the linux Kernel (WIP)
After announcing earlier this week that they managed to run Linux on the PS4, the Fail0verflow hacking crew promised they would publish their sources once in a stable state. They just published a github link on twitter, which contains their PS4 fork of the Linux Kernel.
What is this PS4 Linux source code, and is it useful for me?
Unless you’re a PS4 hacker with a Kernel exploit in your possession, these sources will most likely not be useful for you at this point. Fail0verflow have explained during the CCC conference that although they will actively work on providing a Linux port for the PS4 community, they will not provide the hacks/Jailbreaks/exploits they used to install and run it in the first place.
We know that several PS4 hacking groups have PS4 exploits running, so it will be interesting to see what these groups do with this newly announced github repository. For the individual reader, you’ll want to check who forks the Fail0verflow github, as a hint to whom might have running exploits 😉
For those of you interested to jump into the code and understanding what changes Fail0verflow have been working on, the best way is probably to look at the full diff of the PS4 Linux port compared to the base.
When will Linux for the PS4 be released?
For the “end user”, you’ll still have to wait for several things to happen before any of this gets released: this Linux port to be finalized, a group of hackers to release a working PS4 Jailbreak, and someone connecting the dots together between the exploit and booting Linux. Don’t hold your breath, but this might happen sooner than most think.
Source: Fail0verflow on twitter