PS4 BadIRET Kernel Exploit Source Code and PS4 Kexec Code to Load the Linux Kernel, below are some additional Linux PlayStation 4 details geared towards end-users from Wololo. To summarize:
Then according to Fail0verflow you should be able to run Linux on your PS4.
- You own a PS4 on firmware 1.76
- Are able to run the Webkit userland exploit
- Are able to compile and run the PS4 kernel exploit that was leaked yesterday
- Can compile PS4 Linux
- Can compile ps4-kexec
But what does this mean for the average consumer? Well, with developers having access to the PS4 software via Linux, they can examine files hidden from the average user, and then decrypt the update system and find a whole to install homebrew via the XMB. This is a lengthy process however, and since 1.XX the firmware has got many new patches and is more secure as SCEA (Sony) predicted such actions.
However, don’t give your hopes up as the PS4 is capable of downgrading and some hackers are already looking at the hardware to accomplish this. There is no worry to update to any OFW, offered by SCEA to your PS4, just it will take longer to get CFW when you update.
This article is a follow-up from PSXHAX's original post found here..