The PS4 Hacking scene has made significant progress so far in 2016 (sometimes in a painful way), and it is in theory possible to run native hacks as well as Linux on your PS4 today, assuming you’re tech-savvy. But fear not: the community is hard at work to help each other. Here are a bunch of tools and resources you can grab if you want to give things a try.
There’s a great thread over at playstationhax.it (skip the first page which is basically some sort of flame war) where people are trying to get all the necessary tools up and running (and on windows too). Don’t mistake that thread for a tutorial though, as it’s being updated by people who learn as they go. But if you’re trying to run the PS4 Kernel exploit you might get some interesting insight from them.
Running the Webkit exploit will be your first step. You can run it through the PS4 Playground tools. You’ll need set up your own local apache server to run everything from there. extreme-modding have a page set up with some convenient shortcuts for those who want to try without having their own server. But ultimately you’ll want your own server.
CTurt’s Wifi-Loader will let you send some payload (ultimately, the badIRET exploit) to your PS4.
His other tool, TCP-Dump will let you download the messages sent to the PS4. The combination of the two tools should help you check that everything’s working correctly.
Apparently some windows-compiled versions of these two tools can be found here: Wifi-Loader, TCP-Dump. I haven’t tested those, use at your own risk.
The easiest way to get these files into RAM is to copy them to a USB flash drive formatted as FAT32, which can then be read from once you’ve broken out of sandbox as explained earlier (/mnt/usb0/). You could also download them over the network if you prefer.
You’ll also need to compile the ps4-kexec system call implementation as a relocatable binary and include it in your kernel exploit.
There are lots of unknowns at this point in the PS4 hacking scene, but all the tools are here and available for those of you who are interested. This is the early stages of PS4 hacks, if you’re interested in console hacking, this is your chance to be part of the few people who understand the PS4 from the inside out! For those interested, I’ve created a thread on our /Talk forum if you need help (or can provide help!).