How to Install and run Linux on your PS4
Note from Wololo: This tutorial on How to install Linux on your PS4 is based on a combination of tutorials from our forum member D-ecks, that he submitted to our monthly tutorial contest. His entry is part of our April tutorial contest. You can find the original post here.
AT THE TIME OF THIS WRITING, THIS WORKS ONLY ON PS4 1.76 FW!
- USB flash drive
- USB keyboard
- Internet connection
What to do:
- You will need to get access to the browser from 1.76 without updating your console. How to do so is explained here.
- Download the Linux Kernel and ram init files from kR105.
- Format usb stick to FAT32
- Copy downloaded files at the root of the usb stick
- Insert usb stick into PS4
- Get to PS4 WebKit Playground (http://cturt.github.io/PS4-playground/) using ps4 browser (or google it).
- Click Load! in Linux loader box
If you want do something in console, connect a usb keyboard
- “Not Enough System Memory” error when trying to launch linux:
- Make sure you’re on firmware 1.76. The exploits have some hardcoded values that will not work on lower firmwares. You can get the 1.76 update file from psdevwiki here.
- If you’re on 1.76 but still have the issue, some people are recommending that you reboot your PS4 before trying again.
- Others say you might have to go into safemode: safemode [Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software)] with the PS4UPDATE.PUP (RECovery) http://www.psdevwiki.com/ps4/1.760.000
- How do I access the browser on PS4 1.76 without updating?
- There are two ways, described here
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