PS4 Jailbreak / PS4 Custom Firmware for Dummies

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PS4 Jailbreak: Official tools and news for PS4 Jailbreak, latest 2018 updates directly from the PS4 hacking scene. You just got yourself a new PS4, and are looking for a PS4 Jailbreak / PS4 Custom Firmware solution? Then bookmark this page, as it will be kept up to date with the latest, greatest, and simplest solutions available for Playstation 4 CFW.

PS4 Jailbreak – the current status

If you own a PS4 Running firmware 4.05 or below, congratulations, you can Jailbreak your PS4! The release is still very fresh as of December 2017, so what you can do currently with the 4.05 Jailbreak is fairly limited, but follow the links below for downloads and additional details:

For PS4 firmwares above 4.05

There is no public Jailbreak at this point for firmwares 4.06 and above. In March 2017, a PS4 Webkit exploit was released for Firmwares up to 4.07. Although not a full jailbreak, this is the most recent known public exploit since a Webkit exploit released on firmware 3.55 in August 2016. In October 2017, Qwertyoruiop, the hacker behind the webkit exploit, and a famed iOS hacker, stated he has a PS4 5.00 Jailbreak. This has not been released yet.

For people running on a firmware higher than 4.05, it is generally recommended that you stay on as low a firmware as possible, as new hacks will eventually surface. Your current best bet however is to get a 4.05 PS4.

Additional notes for people on firmware 1.76 and below

Firmware 1.76 was the firmware for PS4’s historical first jailbreak. As such, many tools exist for 1.76 owners that have not been ported to the 4.05 Jailbreak yet. The full files to Jailbreak the PS4 and/or run Linux on 1.76 have been released here. We have an article to help you find a 1.76 PS4 to buy. The dlclose exploit lets you run Linux on your PS4, or run your own PS4 native code.



PS4 Jailbreak – Linux on the PS4

In December 2015, Fail0verflow showed at the CCC hacking convention that they have Linux running on the PS4. They later on released all the required source code to run Linux on PS4, but not the required PS4 Jailbreak. Hacks have now been released for some models of PS4 to run Linux. Fail0verflow demonstrated Linux running on PS4 again, on Firmware 4.0x at the end of 2016.

PS4 Jailbreak - Emulator on ps4 - Pokemon on PS4

Emulator on ps4 – Pokemon on PS4

Careful examination of the Fail0verflow 2015 presentation showed that the Fail0verflow crew were running their exploits through the Webkit 1.76 exploit, meaning their console was running on Firmware 1.76 at the time. in the 2016 Presentation, Fail0verflow member Marcan confirmed his PS4 was running on firmware 4.05.

Fail0verflow have stated that many kernel exploits exist on the PS4, and they are “easy to find”.

Linux on the PS4 – News

PS4 Jailbreak – CTurt Kernel exploits (Firmware 1.76, 2015)

PS4 Jailbreak 1.76

In December 2015, hacker CTurt confirmed he has a PS4 jailbreak. He later revealed a second exploit. Both exploits have been released, in particular the dlclose exploit has been releasesd on PS4 firmware 1.76 and below, and is fully functional.

CTurt PS4 Jailbreak – Older News

PS4 Jailbreak – the Brazilian PS4 Jailbreak (2014)

Although not an actual “PS4 Jailbreak” that would allow to run unsigned code, it’s been confirmed that people have found ways to pirate games on the PS4, without the use for any advanced hack. With the use of a simple raspberry pi, electronics stores in Brazil have been able to dump the licenses of games from a PS4 to another, enabling them to pirate games. This technique is also known as PS4 NOR Cloning.

PS4 Jailbreak explained (the Brazilian Method)

In the Brazilian “Jailbreak”, it seems the PS4 NOR is dumped to a memory card. Reading/Writing Data from a PS4 that has the right games “activated” on it seems to be the technique that has been used by hackers in Brazil to Jailbreak the PS4. Videos have been showcasing the use of a Raspberry PI and free software JAISPI to perform the dump. Note that it is recommended that you do not try to reproduce this unless you know exactly what you’re doing.

It is believed a similar NOR dump technique has been used by the Brazilian stores selling pirated games.

PS4 Jailbreak News – Real exploits.

Historical information that led to the multiple PS4 Jailbreak, as well as information on ongoing hacks for the PS4.

Also check these other (real) PS4 hacks

A jailbreak is not the only way you can enhance your PS4 functionality! Check the following:

  • PS4 Remote play – Developers found ways to port the PS4 Remote Play functionality to android and PC.

PS4 Jailbreak News & rumors – Fake exploits.

Although there is real progress being made on PS4 Jailbreaks and hacks, several sites exist with the goal of tricking you, pretending they have a PS4 Jailbreak for you. We debunk a few of those below, as always, beware of bad sites. When a PS4 Jailbreak is made available for your PS4, popular scene sites such as us at will be the firsts to let you know.ps4 jailbreak - ps4 devkit

If you just found an unknown website that claims to provide a CFW or jailbreak for the PS4, be extremely careful. Such sites are usually trying to get you to answer some sort of survey in order to get the “hack”. This is how they make money in general (but this is not their only technique!), as they get paid for every person who completes a survey. These surveys will most of the time not lead you to anything, or in some cases they will let you download a file that has nothing to do with a PS4 jailbreak. Their explanations for the hack will usually be extremely fishy, for example asking you to copy some files on the PS4 hard drive without explaining how to actually do it, or things similar to that. They have fake comments on their site to make you believe their stuff is legit, and also use black hat techniques to build fake followers on twitter and facebook.

More generally, ask yourself about the odds that you are the first one in the world to find about a PS4 hack that nobody else knows about. Console hacking is our passion on this site, and we have dozens of community members scouting the internet for any verifiable piece of information. If something like that was legit, we would find out within hours. Again, when a PS4 jailbreak/Custom Firmware is made available, and other reputable scene websites will be the first ones to let you know.

Please share this page with your friends whenever they think they have found a PS4 Jailbreak. This page will be updated with the latest progress on PS4 hacking.

270 Responses

  1. jakari north says:


    hack account!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Miguel says:

    I have a 1.56 firmware ps4. Is a low firmware easier to hack?


    • HrMbe says:

      You are so lucky dude it’s so easy all you have to do is go online and look for a torrent on a game you want rip me I have ps4 5.0

  3. izri says:

    When can we play backups? I have bought the ps4 years ago and also never updated it.

  4. i like hax on my big black box on tv it make happy me

  5. Misfit says:

    is there any way to set (or flash) the os back to the one it was made with? and if so, how do you find out what firmware it was?

  6. doron says:

    Open the floodgates!!!!!

  7. BGE says:

    I am looking forward to a 4.70 or higher cfw hack since I need to find a homebrew to remarry my bluray drive to my motherboard in order to play disc games I have and haven;t tried yet. Hopefully something will come to 4.70 or higher soon. 🙂

  8. Dino says:

    What do the latest ps4’s come with in regards to firmware? If I went n bought a new 1T PS4 would I be able to jailbreak it?

  9. Dino says:

    Being a newbie to all this I’m having a mare trying to find reliable iso sources

  10. Mr.Fox says:

    Does the exploit work on a PS4 Pro?

  11. Spyder Wolff says:

    So I’m pretty new to all this, and I was able to jailbreak it. But I’m wondering what would happen if I put in a game disk that is release after 4.05. Will I be able to play it?

  12. I like your website because the article is very good

  13. shri says:

    anyone working on higher version ps4 ?

  14. RuwaisRyan says:

    please make a note : can ps4 with firmware > 4.05 be downgraded ? to 1.76 ?

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