PS4: SpecterDev releases PS4 5.05 kernel exploit
As promised, hacker SpecterDev has released the awaited PS4 5.05 exploit today.
The released exploit will load Mira and VortexHEN, meaning you’re all set to run homebrews and the like. It’s unclear at this point whether 4.05 homebrew will run out of the box or if they need to be recompiled first.
The hacker gives a few details on the exploit:
- The page will crash after the kernel exploit successfully runs, this is normal
- First load after successful exploitation will autoload HEN and Mira (can get klog by nc [ps4 ip] 9998
- Subsequent loads go to the usual payload launcher.
PS4 5.05 Kernel exploit apparently works out of the box for 5.07
Specter has precised that the 5.07 firmware seems to be identical on all aspects to 5.05, and that the exploit should work “as is” on this quite rare firmware.
If you’re on a firmware lower than 5.05, you’ll have to update to that firmware beforehand. There are guides out there on how to do that, and we’ll most likely have one up here as well on how to update and how to run the exploit as soon as possible. If you’re on a firmware higher than 5.05, your only option is to get a PS4 running firmware 5.05. (or to wait until a hack gets released for higher firmwares. No such release has been announced at the point).
Below is a video of the exploit in action (jump to around 6:00)
Download and run PS4 5.05 Jailbreak
You can download the 5.05 exploit on SpecterDev’s github here. You will need to run that on your local server. Alternatively, Qwertyoruiop has an online copy here. (point your PS4 to http://crack.bargains/505k/ ).
More as we get more details on the exploit and get a chance to try it ourselves!