PS4 Native hacks: psxdev updates ps4link
Developer psxdev (a.k.a. bigboss) has been updating his tool ps4link over the past few days. As promised, he updated the code after his birthday 🙂
What is PS4Link?
From the official Readme:
PS4Link is a group of tools (libps4link,libdebugnet,ps4sh) for PS4 and host. It is the same method that we used in ps2dev days, so basically it is the same protocol than ps2link and ps2client have been using since 2003.
Functions available are defined like native sce functions so it is easy for homebrew developer to use these new functions
PS4Link updates: elf loader & code samples (ps4ftp,…)
Psxdev’s latest updates to ps4link include an elf loader (basically the possibility to load native PS4 binaries from ps4link!) and sample code to try with the elf loader, such as ps4ftp (code initially from Xerpi), and the dlclose poc.
This development all happens in parallel from other groups’ progress on Linux for Ps4. Psxdev and other devs of the PS4 scene are focusing directly on loading native PS4 applications, which is indeed the other fun aspect of the console hacking process.
PsxDev credits the following people for indirectly contributing to the progress of his ps4link tool:
- ps2dev old comrades.
- hitodama, CTurt
- hitodama for libps4 and elfldr
- xerpi for ps4ftp code base 😛
- kr105 for valid return code to userland in his dlclose poc
- qwertyoruiop and cturt for sharing dlclose information
- All people who collaborated in ps4dev