PS4: Piracy is now a thing on firmware 4.05


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66 Responses

  1. A7mag3ddon

    For me personally I’m not that desperate to play every 4.95 game or less, the handful of games i do want to play I will buy. I do have a 3.5 ps4 packed away tho just in case I need one.

  2. dE

    Woop woop

  3. DoYouKnowDeWae


  4. A7mag3ddon

    4.05 of course us what I meant.

  5. nebu_187

    I updated back when qwerty exploited 4.50 and was dumb enough to think it was being released. My own fault i should have waited now i cry.
    No i actually dont give a s*** because i have 2 cfw ps3 now 😀 so the ps4 can wait.

    • joe guy

      Sorry bro 🙁 that guy is mostly a troll

    • William

      try begging moar harderrrr lol ..i think thats the key for that qwerty guy…he want you to begg

      its similar to justin bieber ,its just in different platform that qwerty use tweeter

      i think he have no friends in real life, thats why bieber and him need that attention from social media

      • |33+M@5+3R

        He likes to be stroked harrrrrrrd

        • seanp2500

          I HATE ALL OF YOU PEOPLE IN THIS CHAIN! If it weren’t him WE WOULD NOT HAVE A WORKING PS4 jailbreak. WHO DO YOU THINK WROTE THE WEBKIT!!! He is whole reason the attack works!!!

          • nebu_187

            dude calm the f*** down. Just saying if he was not going to release then just kept to himself instead of bragging like a little child

  6. joe guy

    Great article, would love to see more write ups about this. Also, if anyone knows where these PS4 games have been circulating, put it here. I know about radikal-gamez but not much else.

  7. Paolo

    Another interesting fact is that flatz has published a method to run (arguably) every ps2 game on ps4

    • ps4thief4ever

      Can i run legit copys? like just put my old game in and run some kind of software?

      Or do you have to get the “pirated” versions?

      • cboushell

        Where do you think the pirated games originate from? They come from legit sources and are converted to PKG files you can install. So why would you not be able to dump your own game and install it? Think a little bit.

        • Alex

          I was thinking he meant would he be able to just insert a ps2 disc and it accept it and run without having to store it on the hard drive, although me personally, I think I would like it stored digitally either way regardless, as for whether or not the ps4 will accept and read ps2 games, I doubt it, I’d say its necessary to get it dumped

        • FFTW

          the Cobra PS3s Didnt accept PS2 Discs,only dumps. there is no reason to think that the ps4 will accept them either.

          • Jack Hill

            FFTW your off on what you said. I think it’s model specific I’ve personally jailbroke 10+ systems all BC’s mostly 60 gig’s and have 2 of them for myself and they all run off discs or eve backup copies and yes can be copied to the hdd of the ps3 also. had the cobra dongle since it came out and all my cfw’s have been cobra ones Habib and rebug all played using the disc

  8. Me O’Me

    is there a list of which PS4s ship with a fw 4.05 or under? is PS4Pro included? anything manufactured before 2017? just wondering as i am looking to buy a new PS4 with a fw 4.05 or under and would like a Pro if possible.

    • Marek

      Gosh, good luck bro, I have spent days to find a new one (FAT) below 4.05
      To get Slim and especially PRO is to find a needle in a heystack 🙂

    • KappazzCoffee

      I think there’s an article on wololo written right after the 4.05 announcement, just use the search function. Im not sure the initiall wave of pros might have shipped with 4.03 or a bit lower but nowadays I would not bet my luck on a pro out of the box (if that ever was a thing on the fist place). If you wanna be save stick to a slim

  9. reymon

    i bought mine feww days ago on a local store 3 blocks away from work. ther was still 2 more pro´s (launch day i guess whit 3.70fw) and there was even 2 o 3 more slim bundles on 3.51 (i know cause the boy at the store turned on the consoles for me)
    on the “con” side here in arg is more expensive than other countrys
    sorry bad english
    good luck to all those looking for a hackable console

  10. youshouldhavewaited


    • dontbotherwaiting

      enjoy playing them offline, shut off from any online experience and updates. FUN.

      • Hello

        If you dont pay ps plus you dont need to care about online. The only worry of pirates last gen were the ban waves. Now, anybody cares

      • FFTW

        you will be able to get updates,either like you could with the PS3 or like you could with the 360. same with DLC.

        the only real issue for now is that newer games arent supported.

      • williater

        I think someone here has their PS4 on latest firmware. Tut, Tut, tut

      • dev/null

        Sony has really crappy online services. If you want to play online you’re much better off with a PC or an XBOX.

  11. Deeno

    I can understand that a lot of people aren’t too keen on the whole ‘piracy’ situation. But in my defense, I would say that it’s okay either way. Some people just want to save money on games or they can’t afford them but still want to play them. We can’t blame them! Especially when game companies are gradually increasing the prices of games as the years go by. I bet soon, games would be over $100 for just a standalone copy. And for what reason!? Better graphics?! Microtransactions?! Advertising?! Higher demand?! I could keep on about this. I’m personally a gamer at heart; but not a wealthy one. And that’s what makes me a pirate. Though, I’m not proud of that. But what can some of us do when we don’t have the same privileges as everyone else? You can hate us all you want, but where the video game industry is heading, is something I don’t want to be a part of. Especially when they try to squeeze as much money as they can out of our limited pockets.

    • JustAnotherOne

      i just don’t buy games on their first years anymore. wait a year later and when the “Complete” edition releases, i buy.

    • n774

      >We can’t blame them! Especially when game companies are gradually increasing the prices of games as the years go by.

      Someone never heard of this non-video game industry exclusive thing called ‘inflation’
      You do know the money spent on a $40 nes game bought in 1986 or a $50 snes game bought in 1991 is worth $90’ish in current modern day money right?

      >But what can some of us do when we don’t have the same privileges as everyone else?


  12. Wewe

    “People who worry about piracy for the sake of game preservation have warned that the current dumps being circulated will lead to compatibility issues in the future” – can somebody extrapolate on this?

    • n774

      Game preservists want clean dumps of stuff, or as clean as possible, for the sake of archiving data for the future.
      At times, when software gets hacked with iffy, they might work just fine’ish on currently systems or have some tiny hiccups, but applied hacks might bring issues when people get a good understanding of the system architecture and perfect emulating the thing in 2030.

      Imagine if in 2030 all hard and digital copies and roms of Super Mario Bros 1 disappeared save for a solebad dump where the game freezes on very specific conditions. People wouldn’t be happy.

  13. Abtin

    sorry I’m not really technically informed about ps4 hacking/jailbreak, my question is, what exactly makes running games that were released after frameware 4.05 impossible? can’t they change the games code or crack the games or maybe use this exploit so that those games run on an older frameware?

    • Anath

      Every firmware has a private key, that the game developers, using latest Sony SDK, sign their application with.
      So a given firmware can run games that were signed with every firmware key released before.
      A firmware developed in 2016, does not include keys used to sign games in 2018

      Hope that makes it a bit easier to understand (above explanation is a bit summarized)

  14. Carl Trek

    In China some guys are selling so-called “piracy-ready” PS4 before this. Someone once showed me that but both I and he have no idea how that works. Someone say that it is done by a special chip installed on the motherboard, like what you do to hack the Xbox 360 or Nintendo gamecube, but I am in doubt of this.

  15. Kurt R

    “What we should hope for, however, is that the scene will not stop at piracy, and will also focus some of its efforts on Homebrew.”


    My God, this is priceless! 😀 😀 😀 😀

    • williater

      I’m, deleting all my pirate PS4 games and am now writing ethical homebrew to help the homeless animals of Québec

  16. Alejandro

    I have a question: This can be used in a PS4 PRO?

  17. Alejandro

    I have a question.
    This can be used on PS4 PRO?

  18. Zain Syed

    Is it possible to downgrade a ps4 firmware?

  19. NotTellingYou

    can someone please explain: “People who worry about piracy for the sake of game preservation have warned that the current dumps being circulated will lead to compatibility issues in the future. ”
    what does that mean?

  20. chapas

    Is there a guide on how to find/check a <= 4.05 PS4(new or used)?
    How do i check the current version of the software on the console?