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PS4 CFW and Hacks       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Jan 16, 2020 at 3:37 AM       105,372       172      
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Lately there's been a surge of PS4 Game PKG's normally requiring higher Firmware that PlayStation 4 scene developers have been able to 'backport' to work on lower Firmware including Jailbroken PS4 5.05-5.07 Consoles following the PS4 Backporting Instructions to Play 6.72 Games on 5.05 Firmware. :sneaky:

Spoiler: Examples

In recent weeks a PKGTool bug fix was discovered by 3226_2143 and developer m4xton committed a Fix integer overflow in PKGTool parallel extraction (PS4 PKG Tool GUI) on the LibOrbisPkg GIT to extract game files properly. 😍

Spoiler: PKGTool Bug Fix Tweets

As a result, announcements were made pushing the PlayStation 4 games official releases back further:

Spoiler: Updated Global Release Dates

Since then, one of the biggest questions PlayStation 4 sceners have been wondering is: What's involved in the process of backporting PS4 PKG games? :idea: Developer (now Anonymous) notes it doesn't work for retail games (only QA) and responded to this with a basic outline of the PS4 BCP Method steps involved in the trial and error process on (now removed), to quote roughly translated: So...
  • Find an official PKG
  • Find your PKG's tweakkey and datakey
  • Patch the decompilation software .dll with these 2 keys in order to find the passcode
  • Recompile the decompression software with your patched .dll
  • Decrypt your PKG with its passcode and your patched software
  • Extract data from PKG
  • "Backport" .prx and .bin files
  • Find the missing files (because sometimes the backportage is not complete)
  • Rebuild your PKG with the new files
  • Create your FPKG
  • Pray that it works...
The people behind these portages are already struggling a lot despite they know it (proof One Punch Man does not work yet...) so even knowing the BCP Method (not to be confused with the Barthen Method nor BGFT Method) will not succeed.

While the decryption passcodes were reportedly included in the leaked server QA PKG's, @MrNiato also suggests trying the Unreal Engine 4 (UE4) default passcode specifically for indie studio titles... although @LightningMods reminds us a decrypted EBOOT and modules are required (which can't be done with a retail decryption key):

Spoiler: Default Passcode Tweets

That brings us to the last 24 hours or so, where developer @Al Azif confirmed on Twitter that based on a call from StarMelter newer PS4 PKG's with a minimum Firmware of 6.51 are able to be opened up in PKGEditor showing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (which ironically is by... 505 Games 🤣) in the screenshot below... here's to hoping a comprehensive guide or video will be made eventually covering the entire PS4 game backporting process for end-users to do on their own. :lovewins:

Spoiler: Additional Tweets

Download: Default UDK Passcode
Absolver                                            Yes
Ancestors Legacy                                    Yes
Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night                   Yes
Concrete Genie                                      Yes
Darksiders III                                      Yes
Darwin Project                                      Yes
Days Gone                                           Yes
Ether One Redux                                     Yes
Grip                                                Yes
Hakoniwa Company Works                              Yes
Journey to the Savage Planet                        Yes
Jumanji: The Video Game                             Yes
Laser League                                        Yes
Moss                                                Yes
Moto Racer 4                                        Yes
Obduction                                           Yes
Paragon                                             Yes
Psychonauts in the Rhombus of Ruin                  Yes
Raw Data                                            Yes
ReadySet Heroes                                     Yes
Red Goddess                                         Yes
Rime                                                Yes
School Girl/Zombie Hunter                           Yes
Shadow of the Beast                                 Yes
Shenmue III                                         Yes
Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island           Yes
Snake Pass                                          Yes
Spyro Reignited Trilogy                             Yes
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order                        Yes
Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet                      Yes
Terminator: Resistance                              Yes
Tetris Effect                                       Yes
The Culling 2                                       Yes
The Flame in the Flood                              Yes
Voyage of the Dead                                  Yes


A Way Out                                           No
AIPD                                                No
Abzû                                                No
Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown                         No
Adrift                                              No
Ark: Survival Evolved                               No
Aven Colony                                         No
Batman: Arkham Asylum (Return to Arkham)            No
Batman: Arkham City (Return to Arkham)              No
Batman: Arkham VR                                   No
Borderlands 3                                       No
Caligula: Overdose                                  No
Call of Cthulhu                                     No
Code Vein                                           No
Conan Exiles                                        No
Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online         No
Darksiders Genesis                                  No
Daylight                                            No
Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories             No
Dragon Ball FighterZ                                No
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot                              No
Dragon Quest XI                                     No
Déraciné                                            No
Earth Defense Force: Iron Rain                      No
Eve: Valkyrie                                       No
Fighting EX Layer                                   No
Fortnite Battle Royale                              No
Fortnite: Save the World                            No
Friday the 13th: The Game                           No
Ghostbusters                                        No
Gravel                                              No
Hardware: Rivals                                    No
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice                        No
Hello Neighbor                                      No
Hidden Agenda                                       No
Jump Force                                          No
Kingdom Hearts III                                  No
LawBreakers                                         No
Life Is Strange 2                                   No
Life is Strange                                     No
Little Nightmares                                   No
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite                         No
MotoGP 18                                           No
Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden                      No
My Hero: One's Justice                              No
NBA 2K Playgrounds 2                                No
NBA 2KVR Experience                                 No
NBA Playgrounds                                     No
Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker                   No
New Gundam Breaker                                  No
Observer                                            No
Planet Alpha                                        No
Pool Nation FX                                      No
Realm Royale                                        No
Rez Infinite (Area X)                               No
Ride 3                                              No
Rock of Ages II: Bigger & Boulder                   No
Rocket League                                       No
Ruiner                                              No
Samurai Shodown                                     No
Soulcalibur VI                                      No
Space Dust Racers                                   No
Statik                                              No
Street Fighter V                                    No
Strike Vector EX                                    No
Styx: Shards of Darkness                            No
Submerged                                           No
Summer Lesson 2                                     No
Summer Lesson 3                                     No
Tekken 7                                            No
The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit            No
The Bard's Tale IV                                  No
The Last Remnant (Remaster Version)                 No
The Outer Worlds                                    No
The Sinking City                                    No
The Turing Test                                     No
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter Redux                 No
Train Sim World                                     No
Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes                No
Tropico 6                                           No
Vampyr                                              No
We Happy Few                                        No
We Sing                                             No
We Sing Pop                                         No
What Remains of Edith Finch                         No
So a few final notes. These PKGs are UE4 PKGs that used the default passcode. The binaries are still encrypted. The chances of actually making them run on your PS4 is low. You can view all of the images/music/etc but have no actual code. This list is where my involvement ends.
They were PKGs made for test/devkits and the binaries were not encrypted.

That's a decent amount of effort to avoid releasing a Future PS4 Jailbreak Exploit, however, it's still possible to Locate a Jailbreakable PS4 5.05-5.07 Console in 2020 so perhaps justified as when one does surface it'll work with the remaining PlayStation 4 games through the console's end of life. :geek:
PS4 BCP Method Backporting PlayStation 4 PKGs Outline & PKGEditor Updates.jpg


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