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PS4 Guides and Tutorials       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Sep 20, 2017 at 5:22 AM       14,186       29      
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Since the announcement earlier this week via Twitter, PlayStation 4 developer @zecoxao released a proof-of-concept (PoC) guide on playing the Minecraft Trial on a Retail PS4 console. :notworthy:

Additionally, he revealed the next game they're working on is P.T. (many may recall Playable Teaser was also decrypted, extracted and mined by PS4 devs) and even hinted that some people are working on PS4 homebrew also! :ninja:

To quote from zecoxao: [Tutorial] How to Play Minecraft Trial on your Retail PS4 (POC)


1- Create Folder in data folder named app2 (with ftp payload / fixed ftp payload, binary mode always, NOT ascii)
2- Put in Folder original sce_modules from playroom (encrypted, not modified)
3- Put eboot_plugin in folder
4- Put eboot_dec.bin (from game we want to use, in this case, Minecraft Trial CUSA00265)
5- Put game files and folders (from game we want to use)
6- Reboot to clean memory from previous ftp payload patches
7- Execute kernel_hook payload (Note that this is hitodama).
socat -u FILE:kernel_hooks TCP:my.ps4.ip:5054
8- Run listener to grab logs (nc my.ps4.ip 5088). You should see some logs on it
9- Minimize browser with PS Button
10- Run Playroom. Instead of the usual app, Minecraft Trial version should show up.

  • This is only a POC, so treat it as such
  • Most games SHOULD work with this method, but each and everyone of them will require a "patch" (i call it like that because it's the file that allows the eboot to run)
  • Additionally, games that require modules besides libc and/or libSceFios2 will most likely not work, at least for now.
  • Homebrew DOES work with this method, but as you can see from the ***s available (the open source ones) there is no Graphics API whatsoever. This method however supports hitodama compiled ELFs.
  • As for credits/source code, we're still discussing the best way to release this without any lawsuit from Sony (not that they're very interested in 1.76 but whatever...)
The next game that we're working on is P.T. Some people are also working on homebrew. Hopefully that'll happen soon, but until then, STOP ASKING! :slap:

In the meantime, maybe there'll be a source release on how to do the eboot_plugin "patches". Just be patient.


CUSA00265 Running on PS4 Retail (Minecraft) as Backup
Thanks to @Centrino, @LightningMods, and @MADPYRO21 for the heads-up in the PSXHAX Shoutbox and @raedoob on Discord earlier today! <3
Playing Minecraft Trial on a Retail PS4 (PoC) Guide by Zecoxao.jpg



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Here are some links I ran across:
If anyone has some others feel free to share them. :lovewins:


who have please give me thanks

and who have
  • CUSA00265 decrypted eboot named as eboot_dec.bin
  • CUSA00265 filesystem (minus sce_modules)


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Probably most here (myself included) would love to see a PS4 downgrade method, although I won't hold my breath for one. :giggle: is from The Playroom, but the leaked MEGA links are dead to it now... if anyone has mirrors that would help, or if not later tonight I can try to dig up the files from my archives.
I found it and added a mirror to the main article which can be found below:
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