PS4: SpecterDev publishes writeup on the 4.55 Kexploit

17 Responses

  1. Michal

    Wow! First

  2. HugoMongous

    Sigh… it’s been 4 years and still no CFW/HB on latest FW, PS4 is locked down tight.

    • Connor

      What are you smoking?

      4.55 is not 4 years old; it is not even 1 year old. And HB is working perfectly fine on it.

      • HugoMongous

        Can you not read idiot? 5.50 is the latest FW, there is NO homebrew or CFW on it.

        • spok

          yup even worse there is no 5.05 JB which again will be released after year or so when buying new PS4 will be obsolote

          • HugoMongous

            Yup, I’ve given up on PS4 modding, Sony did well with their security. I’m just keeping my PS4 updated and buying games, and enjoying “backups” on my Wii U and hopefully by this summer, Switch.

    • Milad

      Lets be honest!
      For CFW and real jailbreak on PS4 we have to wait more than 5 years from now :/
      PS3 is now fully hacked and you can do everything you want.
      There is no top hacker in PS4 scene and nobody going to put his time for jailbreak PS4.
      I’m sure its not that hard for hackers but they wont do anything!

    • Franky

      I think there’s just not that big of a demand for CFW on the community or development level anymore. Things the OG XBOX and PSP had in common were they were great emulation and multi media machines at a console price tag since those solutions cost so much back in there day, but now a Raspberry Pi or a Fire Stick or any other mini PC can do everything the old XBOX can do and more and any $30 Android device and do what the PSP could do and more. Due to crypto GPUs have been getting marked up in price, but PC gaming is still taking a good amount of people away from consoles and those people could possibly include potential devs who have no interest in consoles.

      I’m just saying don’t hold your breath for an OG XBOX like break through anymore cause the dude who broke open that thing utilized so much time and effort to do so, but I think current devs aren’t putting nearly that amount of time and effort in and I don’t blame them due to how many better solutions are out there and console exclusives these days are nothing special.

      • HugoMongous

        I disagree still plenty of great exclusives out there (Uncharted, Bloodborne, LOU, Gravity Rush, etc…)

        Wii U has a full CFW and that console was a failure market and game wise…

        Security has a lot to do with it (see Wii U which was cracked open thanks to Nintendo’s bad security), plenty of interest is there, not that much talent to hack it though especially with how locked down the PS4 is.

        • Franky

          But for every exclusive on console there’s a game on PC to match it. I honestly enjoyed a Hat in Time more than Mario Odyssey myself, the Dark Souls series always seems to come to PC, I’m not interested in LOU so I can’t think of anything to match it, but it’s a third person survival game with limited access to guns, and the same as LOU with GR, but if I were to also try to find a game to match it, a third person combat game with physics related tom foolery I guess. I don’t think any of the games you or I mentioned are bad, just that the exact title doesn’t need to be on PC. Plenty regard Stardew Valley as the best farming simulator with no previous or current Harvest Moon games coming close to it and I see why with all the content it has in it.

          I just want to start this out by out right saying that far better CFWs for my two classic console example were made faster and has far more overall access to their respective systems than current solution while being super easy to install even in their earliest forms. The PSP you just needed to crack open your battery, cut a circuit, and install software which gave you absolute power over the system and the XBOX you just needed to splice a cable, use a game exploit to allow for a CFW installer, and install the firmware which again gave you absolute access to the system. The type of access I’m talking about is of course things like idiot proof game dumping processes, simple dragging and dropping of files for multi media purposes, being able to tinker with hardware setting. Both solutions were almost like having administrative access to a standard desktop computer.

          I don’t think the drive to hack current consoles is there since there was so much more to be gained by hacking a PSP or XBOX back then. What a hacked PSP was back in 2005 is a standard smartphone now a days and what a hacked OG XBOX was back in 2004 a cheap Android TV box is now a days. I still think it’s less about trying to combat the security solutions these companies put on their stuff and more the drive to hack modern day consoles isn’t there.

        • Gravityfuck

          Lol, Gravity Rush, the only good thing about that game was the gameplay. The story is super generic, cliche and copies everything from know films/anime. If anything, it shouldn’t have been an exclusive. It’s not even worth the mention. And that’s not even including the bugs.

  3. Rafael SC357

    I need Kernel Exploit for firmware 5.00

  4. Quest

    I have a ps4 on 4.70 sooo close

  5. ^lol

    Good job Sony rely on Unix for the sake of not paying someone to make its own OS.

    • Your Dad

      If they had paid “good job sony for paying for an OS LOOOOL instead of using unix looooool”. You little uncivilized burger flipping monkeys zip it.