Category PS4 CFW and Hacks       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Jan 10, 2020 at 2:03 AM       14,076       34            
Following the PlayStation 4 Linux Scripts, previous PS4 Gentoo Linux Dev Updates and PS4 Linux Loader Baikal Chip Support today developer @iguy0 let us know he migrated Valeery's Baikal Chip kernel patches to the new Gentoo 5.3.7 kernel by PS4Gentoo! 🐧

Download: (10.4 MB - Compiled) / / GIT

And from the PS4 Linux

PS4-sources 5.3.7 + Baikal patches (should work for most PS4 versions)

In short this is the combination of and

It works phenomenally well on my PS4. I use PSXITA v2 with this kernel. Unfortunately I haven't tested on other versions since I only own a 2115b, but as far as i could tell from the patches it should work on ALL* versions now.

You are more than welcome to confirm this by creating an issue with the model and behavior.

  • = untested
PS4 Gentoo Kernel Sources 5.3.7 with Baikal Chip Patches via Iguy0.jpg



Hi there. I own a ps4 pro console and found accidentally a solution for the black screen after booting the kernel. I use the initramfs and bzimage with psxitarch image file.

I start with the linux payload from psxitarch and after normal booting (after the text message welcome to arch linux) my screen goes total black. No combination with the keys ctrl f5 or ctrl f1 works.

At this moment i plug out the hdmi cable and then plug it in at the same input. Then with the combination of ctrl f5 and ctrl f1 I finally see the linux desktop.


@seanp2500 It could be that you are not only using a usb 2.0 but your probably using a normal 16G flash drive. My advice is to get a HDD or something that has high rpms.

Also some space if you want to do anything besides watching things on it. Format it to NFTS and use rufus. Launch the payload and it should load and start up by itself, if for some reason it doesnt start by itself put this command "resume-boot". It should start up.

Another thing that could have a problem is the model of your ps4. Some work and some don't. I can't tell you which models work or not. You will need to figure that out yourself.


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@mrtwinky yeah post is mad old. You were wrong about the usb thing. You were right about rufus. Wrong about nfts whatever that is lol. I know what you meant by the way.

Rufus does a reformat before burning the image anywho. What the problem had to do with was payload actually. Using a usb 2.0 flash drive actually works amazingly well for my purpose which was linmugen. The real problem became no sounds in linmugen. Sad face.

I guess this image does not support oss. Any ideas? As for why I could not boot I needed the right payload actually. Funny what the answers turn out to be right?


@seanp2500 To be honest I dont have a clue. Lol yeah. Also have you tried using the psxitarch payloads to make it work? I tried using all 3 payloads and all i get is black screen (I use the gentoo payload but that takes way to long compared to psxitarch)
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