Native homebrew showcased on the PS4, minimal 2D library released
Last week, scene developer psxdev showcased what is probably the first public native PS4 homebrew. The homebrew is run by hijacking the launch process from an official game (free PS4 game playroom), using some work released last week by Zecoxao.
All of this, of course, requires a jailbroken PS4, which is only publicly possible on firmware 1.76 right now.
In addition to showing the homebrew, psxdev has released a minimalist library to create PS4 homebrew. The library is named liborbis, in reference to the development name of the PS4, which was codenamed Orbis.
The homebrew itself is quite simple, and just used as a demo to show 2D rendering and confirm that controller input is working.
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At this point of course, what is really missing is an actual Jailbreak of more recent models. There were hopes last week of an upcoming exploit release on firmware 4.xx, for what just turned out to be a hoax. Hacker SpecterDev also mentioned he has a PS4 Kernel exploit for firmware 4.0.5, but is not at liberty to release it as it’s not 100% his work.