Adieu: PS4 Kernel exploit for firmware 4.05 and below, fully detailed by team Fail0verflow


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79 Responses

  1. mm says:

    this is the type of the news that needs to be posted
    not some dude who kept bragging about new exploit every new fw releases

    • spok says:

      yup but unfortunately year after the hack was patched – instead of CFW in 2016 now we all will have to hunt for PS4 with 4.05 or lower

      • Logus says:

        AFAIK PS4 Slim comes with 3.55 out of the box. At least mine did and there are no mentions of another revisions on ps4devwiki.

        • spok says:

          well 4.06 was realeased in November 2016 so are you 100% sure that all PS4 Slims in stores are not higher than 3.55?

          • hahaha says:

            all the ps4/slims/pros in store are higher than the golden firmware (4.05)

            go to ebay and begin your search, should have bought a PS4 earlier like wololo told you, now you will suffer the consequences for being so slow

      • Justdeserts says:

        You should have waited like all the other smart people, this is just like the PS3 with 3.55.

        4.05 is the golden FW.

        • spok says:

          i did as smartest as possible – stayed on PS3 CFW and did not buy PS4 until proper JB is out which however still is not…

          • Justdeserts says:

            That’s idiocy at it’s finest, not only have you missed out on a ton of the greatest games ever made, but now you have to pay a massive premium for a 4.05 PS4. Good luck with that!

      • freegames says:

        and here I am with my 2.02 FW PS4 waiting for this day to come.

  2. Tha_Phat says:

    Dos it work the same like an iPhone Jailbreak?

  3. Yayitstime says:

    can we get a article with an overview of the PS4 Pro versions, which version does a retail unit ship with today? Or with past bundles?

  4. Hannibal says:

    hehehe, got a ps4 pro on 4.05. I love it when a plan comes together.

  5. Charles Fasano says:

    I have a PS4 Pro on 3.70 waiting in the wings.

  6. cracker says:

    Yes! 4.06 master class!

    • LightningMods says:

      it was patched on 4.06 so you cannot use the exploit

      • Alex says:

        And to be honest, I wouldn’t expect a downgrade method any time soon, plus for now and probably for quite a while, it shouldn’t be too hard to obtain another ps4 on a low enough fw. And there’s a video tutorial on how to block specific Sony update servers so that it is impossible to accidentally update the console over the internet. Although the video was being done on a 1.76 ps4, but I think it should work for any ps4 on any firmware, jailbroken or not.

    • DSpider says:

      The article says that it was patched by Sony in 4.06.

  7. MFSGameplay says:

    I can’t wait.. my ps4 is still on firmware 3.55..

  8. PatientOne says:

    Man, I was just about to give up waiting and update. So happy I waited. Let the games begin. Praise Sony and the hackers.

  9. vincent says:

    If I go to a store today and buy a PS4 Pro, which firmware it will be on? What are the odds of getting one with <= 4.05?

    • LOLgitRekt says:

      0%, they all come with higher firmwares, should have bought it earlier and been patient like everyone else. Sucks for you. Can’t wait for the hacking on my 4.05 PS4 😀

  10. edupsenterprise says:

    Thank god. Kindly stop giving qwerty a platform after this, Unless he releases something. It was annoying me and many others.

  11. alibaba says:

    See how Fail0verflow release the kernel exploit, he doesn’t want attention, that’s why we trust him.
    Qwerty, I’m sure you read every news and comment about yourself, you WILL lose your reputation if you keep tweeting about your skills.

  12. DSpider says:

    Holy ***, they delivered? This… this is amazing.

  13. Hwka says:

    I am on 4.07…. With a ps4 pro…
    I hope not 4.06 will be the 2. golden firmware (after 1.76)

  14. chocalandro says:

    what about 4.55? :((((((((((((((

  15. Motorradangels says:

    My c#$k went from a mushroom to a full blown glock 9 this is great news!

  16. junrivu says:

    Hopefully he will release it!

  17. AshG says:

    Feels good bought a pro and never opened it. just checked firmware 3.7 🙂

  18. unlockerpt says:
    well… it will be hard to get consoles with firmware with 1year 🙁

  19. loco lopez says:

    perfect i have a ps4 with ofw 4.55 and another with 3.5w ofw

  20. Narsink says:

    2 x ps4 1 fat 1 slim never openned bought first month of release. Time to unpack

  21. Poopman says:

    Wow, literally 2 weeks after I finally updated from 4.05 to 5.00. Why even delay the release if it was patched so long ago?

    • wololo says:

      Who knows, it could be for any reason. Maybe they found additional stuff in recent firmwares, updated their own console to 5.00, and thought it was time. Maybe they wanted to publish a while ago but were too lazy to do the writeup. It could be any reason, really.

  22. Tony says:

    PS4 slim on 3.55!

  23. reymon says:

    o por deos it´s happening!!!!!!!

  24. marxco says:

    ps4 3.55 🙂

  25. SeniorPendejo says:

    I’m gonna make sweet, sweet love to Aurora tonight.

  26. Aurora'sKitty says:

    Mmmm oh baby

  27. JaysusX says:

    Finally, we can ignore that qwertyorsuqdiq guy and focus on how awesome the upcoming homebrews will be.

  28. Bryant says:

    I have my PS4 on the very first firmware 1.0 I’m glad I waited.

    • Baba Yaga says:

      Lol, you should’ve sold it.
      It will be a matter of time before people find a way to downgrade the PS4. This is a kernel exploit which is present on new units on the store shelf.

  29. Darko says:

    Thanks for the news!
    Do someone know Slim bundles with FW <= 4.05 ?

  30. Shaun says:

    If I buy a Ps4 PRO out of the shops brand new would it still be on a lower firmware under 4.05? Thank you

  31. johndoe99 says:

    Hopefully some kind charitable gentleman releases a 5.00 exploit, so I won’t have to buy a third console. My PS4 where I mainly game is at 5.00 already and jusy yesterday I updated my PS4Pro(which was sitting boxed for like 3 months in my room!) to 5.00. That being said, its firmware was actually 4.07 and not 4.05, so it was not entirely a dumb move, but still… Damn.

  32. ddxcb says:

    Got a slim last year on 3.55, some stores around me still got some from black friday last year.

    So want to run linux/homebrew

  33. PlaGeRaN says:


    • TheTruth says:

      Relax. By the time anything happens on 4.05, we’ll have kexploits for 5.01.
      4.05 is old and dead.
      If CFW/homebrew/game-backup/linux/steam didn’t happen a few days after the kexplot on 4.05 was released… it ain’t gonna happen.

  34. bennedic says:

    How about 4.70 ? hehe.

  35. nuckfiggers says:

    Mine is on 3.50 FeelsGoodMan

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