More Details surface on the PS4 4.01 Jailbreak, potentially enough for a public release “soon”


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59 Responses

  1. Cybermancha

    Very freaking interesting! let’s see if someone has the guts to release something lol!

  2. Dany-69

    I still have a 3.5 fat c-chassis….
    In case of a release, I’m gooing to buy a slim one.
    Now we can only hope that something can be done on the new Pro.. 😐

    • Albert Covington

      Well I believe the chances that all Pros will be shipped with 4.05 or above is likely 110%, so this exploit will be meaningless for those. Here’s hoping though “if” something does come of this, it can be ported somehow to later firmwares.

  3. Test

    Sony will let them do it? I guess no.

  4. Ant

    Lucky I got 2 PS4, 1.75 and 4.00

  5. Capitan Pirata

    Arffffffff Ahoy!! -_-

  6. Igknotus

    So there is going to be jailbreak for ps4 under the current firmware possibly piracy.

    • Albert Covington

      The practicality of that in the recent future is slim…..I would at least expect access to other OS hopefully by the end of the year. Piracy will be a HUGE thing and I’m sure that will have to be taken very lightly if at all possible.

  7. lunacryd

    my ps4 is on fw 4.01 and there is a new fw update i guess sony is trying to patch this

  8. Lucifer

    Where to get FW 4.01 now?

  9. Shadowmasterdbz

    I havent touched my ps4 for a VERY VERY long time! this is exiting!

  10. JackQ

    It is sure it was patched on 4.05 already? can someone confirm?


  11. Ruler

    I wonder if it is possible to download game updates/dlc somehow if I stay on 4.01?

  12. Danny

    I have two PS4’s, one with latest 4.05 and another still on the same firmware it was delivered with at launch, 1.01.

    • Fimo

      – it leads to a “zero overflow” bzero(…
      – Cturt said that Sony patched it
      … so that’s not that’s not that CVE-2016-1885

  13. thx1138

    hmm i might jump online and get PS4 firmware before sony takes it down like they did 3.60 on the psvita

  14. thx1138

    DAM they all ready have lol

    • Ps4-Update-xml-Google-Cache

      google search:
      “ps4 update xml uk” (swap “uk” for what ever regjon you’re in)
      load up a cached result then look at the source code of the xml from there it should be obvious

  15. sam

    Can we play pirate games ??

      • puddlegum

        No, we can’t, we will only have what we with with 1.76

        • sam

          then no point of this hack right

        • Bil

          Why buy the system if you cannot afford the games for it? That’s an investment only a fool would make. That’s like buying a car, but you cannot afford to pay for insurance or gas. Gaming is an expensive hobby.

          • Matt Poole

            Yeah, bit what if gas costs $50 a gallon and you have JUST enough to pay for ONE weekend trip. Wouldn’t you prefer to go someplace you know you like? (I know a good # of gamers who only pirate games without demos and only until they can see if it *** or worth supporting the programmers behind it.) Heck, I’ve done so in the past. Saved me from buying some games that looked great but we’re horrible to play. Now if they would just start releasing demos again… I’d see no reason for piracy at all. Personally I just want Linux on mine for Steam and a proper web browser with a new version of flash etc.

          • DayVeeBoi

            So poor people shouldn’t be allowed to play? Just you elite who can pay to play? How does somebody thats struggling to pay their bills as it is, who wont be buying any games either way, how does that hurt developers? It doesnt cost them any resources when a poor kid copys his friends blu-ray disk to a flash disk, does it? How will that hurt a big multinational corporation? What about sports, maybe they should get rid of all those programs that help poor kids get sports equipment. *** them too, right? They can’t afford to play, then tough ***. They should spend all that free time getting jobs, right?

  16. SzakalPL

    Where we can download update 4.01?

  17. Rit

    It’s coming! And your body knows!

  18. benjamin

    Dammit, i just updated mine yesterday.

    I do wonder if it would be possible to exploit PS4 with rowhammer attach. Recently there was an android app release, that would root the device without any special privileges.

    • puddlegum

      No, just no lol

      • SeanP2500

        mwahahahahahaha people who don’t read this blog daily…mwahahahahahaha….heck i remember thinking prior to henkaku…

        Sean you are silly why check a website EVERY morning…then henkaku came that fateful morning…

        my life has been better ever since…and that’s why,….excuse me while I take my ps4 offline….time for a neo…

      • benjamin

        I blame ps+ auto update for this. And besides, can’t really play online unless you’re update, so not much choice.

  19. bastard

    can anybody help me to still get ofw 4.01 i am still on 1.76 and would like to have 4.01 to be sure cheers

  20. Badboy

    So, what will it changed if we get an exploit on 4.01??? 1.76 is “hacked” since month and there are almost no news. No piracy, no keys published, no memory dumps. Does noone from the hacking community wants to deliver a hacked firmware? What about those rebug guys? I think PS4 hacking will be delayed for years, like with the VITA. Only when it’s almost dead, some hacks will be developed.

  21. zalibidas

    I see no point in even hacking a PS4. Couldn’t you just use a PC for everything that can be done via PS4, better? I mean its awesome and all that, but I just don’t see the need for it aside from piracy. Love all the Vita stuff thats been surfacing though.

    • Cobalt

      “Couldn’t you just use a PC for everything that can be done via PS4, better?”

      Kinda. There are a few problems with PC game piracy right now. For one, the games have to be cracked first. This can take months (or years) thanks to Denuvo and its ilk. With the PS4 and its predecessors, you could just plop an ISO or directory on a drive and you’re off. Two, there are games that aren’t going to be released on the PC. A few upcoming games that I’m looking forward to aren’t going to be released for the PC, so I’m following Wololo’s news pretty close.

  22. ChevyCam94

    Good thing I still have my main PS4 (FW 4.01) and my unopened Launch Day PS4 (the seal hasn’t even been touched).

    I’d sell it, but being a mint-in-box Launch Day PS4, it won’t be going for $300.

    • Kevin

      I’d like to buy your spare PS4.

      • DayVeeBoi

        Look elsewhere. ChevyCam94 said “it won’t be going for $300” so clearly he thinks it’s particularly valuable. The lowest (public) exploitable firmware is 1.76 and there are all kinds of bundles that come with 1.76 new. A launch day console doesn’t mean *** as far as hacking goes. Maybe some collector in 20 years will care if it’s unopened, but you shouldn’t if all you’re looking for is a console with 1.76. There’s been a recent announcement relating to 4.01 firmware so hold onto your hat and wait to see where that goes. If it pans out, there’s tons of used PS4 on 4.01 or lower. I have seen them at pawnshops for less than $200.

  23. Khairi

    Hurray about time 😀
    Should I just update to that available version?

  24. bastard

    does anybody know where to get the full ofw 4.01 for if i want to change my hdd

  25. Basil

    From Chaitin Tech twitter:

  26. michael

    Piracy is indeed doable even with the 1.76. The issue is that so few have has a chance to study the system that are interested in such things. Now quit whining and buy your games. Why is it the only thing most anyone who is on these paves assume something’s useless because it doesn’t immediately allow you to steal games?

  27. Hitesh

    Can we download games for free (pirated)?

  28. Lord_Chunks


  29. Rafael357

    My ps4 is on The 4.0 firmware, i Will not upgrade.

  30. JC

    Would regular PS4 be more compatible than the slim? or vice versa. Debating into which one to buy.
    Any suggestion would be appreciated.