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PS4 Guides and Tutorials       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Jan 4, 2018 at 1:49 AM       49,411       39      
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Here's a brief guide based on what PlayStation 4 developer @Al Azif shared in the PSXHAX Shoutbox recently for those seeking Sony URL links to download PS4 Packages (PKG Files) for apps, games, etc to include in databases such as those from Octolus and OrbisModding similar to community projects like PSDLE, NoNpDrm Dump and NoPayStation.

He notes that this method will only allow you to get your legitimate PKG's back and not the licenses, however, once further details are available on Flat_z's Method along with PS4 IDX Generator which makes IDX files allowing the PlayStation 4 to see the RIF (Activation File) for apps and games everything should come together similar to what we've seen in the Custom / Repacked PS4 Package (PKG) Files demo video. ;)

Steps:

1. Sign into Account.SonyEntertainmentNetwork.com (or Store.SonyEntertainmentNetwork.com) with your PSN account.

Tip: Make sure you have always accept 3rd party cookies set on your browser, and try and access your "Account Settings" from the PS store before you try the URL in Step 2.

2. Then go HERE noting the number where it says total_results.

3. Replace the size=1 in the URL with a number larger than that number (for example, if you have 943 items in there change size=1 to size=1000) and then save (CTRL+S) the resulting .json file.

4. Inside it you'll find a complete record of every purchase made and download links for your legit PlayStation PKG's so that you can back them up, download, share them, etc.

In other words, whatever is in your library on the account you're signed into will display on that page... so if you buy a game on PSN though the browser the info will show up on that page, including PKG links. (y)

:alert: Note: Don't share your entire .json file only the PKG links it contains, as with an entire .json log Sony can determine which PSN account it belongs to based on the download timestamps.

5. Those who wish to clean up their resulting .json file for better readability can use this Python script from @Al Azif afterwards: Entitlement Stripper, or the latest version posted HERE.
Code:
#!/usr/bin/env python3
# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-
""" Entitlements Stripper by Al-Azif
https://github.com/Al-Azif/
MIT License
"""

import json
import sys


def main():
    with open(sys.argv[1], 'r') as buf:
        raw_json = json.loads(buf.read())
        final_json = []

    for entitlement in raw_json['entitlements']:
        cid = entitlement['id']
        name = entitlement['game_meta']['name']
        pkg = ''
        size = ''

        try:
            pkg = entitlement['entitlement_attributes'][0]['reference_package_url']
            size = entitlement['entitlement_attributes'][0]['package_file_size']
        except:
            pass

        try:
            pkg = entitlement['drm_def']['drmContents'][0]['contentUrl']
            size = entitlement['drm_def']['drmContents'][0]['contentSize']
        except:
            pass

        try:
            if not size:
                size = "UNK"
        except:
            size = "UNK"

        try:
            if pkg:
                temp = {'CID': cid, 'Name': name, 'PKG': pkg, "Size": size}
                final_json.append(temp)
        except:
            pass

    final_json = json.dumps(final_json, indent=2)

    with open('output.txt', 'w+') as buf:
        buf.write(final_json)


if __name__ == '__main__':
    main()
Usage: python file.py entitlements.json
Result: will come out as output.txt
Obtaining PlayStation Package (PKG) Files via SEN by Al Azif Guide by seanp2500
Cheers to @Al Azif for the heads-up, and @LarryK for the reminder to make a quick tutorial for this handy technique for backing up PlayStation Package (PKG) files! :beer::beer:

Obtaining PlayStation Package (PKG) Files via SEN by Al Azif Guide.jpg
 

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smoere

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Just tried this and it does not work for me. The link under 2. opens a page with just 1 line:

Code:
{"header":{"status_code":"0x0005","message_key":"Session Expired","details":null,"errorUUID":"xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxxxxx"},"data":null}

(I x'ed out the errorUUID not knowing if this is any ID that refers to my account)

I am still logged in to PSN with my browser. So the "Session Expired" does not refer to me being logged out.
 

PSXHAX

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That happened to @seanp2500 in the Shoutbox earlier tonight when he was making a video of this, but he ended up using a different browser (IE I think instead of FireFox) and it worked so it may have to do with cookies or their settings even if it still shows you as logged in.

He'll probably see this and post his video guide when he's done with it to help those having the same issue. ;-)

The same line (JSON) appears for me when not logged in, maybe you are not correctly logged in or something.
Me too when I just click the link, and not login since I have no PSN account. :openedeyewink:
 

smoere

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I just downloaded Singstar CUSA00033 from the extreme-modding link and the PKG size is only 120 MB.

Also checked nopaystation and it seems there are no PS4 games in the library.
 

Al Azif

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Tip: Make sure you have always accept 3rd party cookies set on your browser, and try and access your "Account Settings" from the PS store before you try the URL.
 
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