Category PS4 Guides and Tutorials       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Apr 4, 2016 at 4:33 PM       13,582       4            
A few days back PlayStation 4 developer kr105 released a PS4 Linux Loader Patch for 1.76 Firmware, and here's a follow-up PS4 Linux Installation Guide detailing how to install and run PS4 Linux from D-ecks via Wololo.

How to Install and Run Linux on your PS4

AT THE TIME OF THIS WRITING, THIS WORKS ONLY ON PS4 1.76 FW!

You'll need:
  • USB flash drive
  • USB keyboard
  • Internet connection
NEW METHOD (untested) - Magic DNS

What to do:

0. Remove custom host from router (manuals.playstation.net 89.108.88.221) if added earlier
1. On PS4 Open Network > Set Up Internet Connection
2. Select LAN or Wi-Fi -> Select your network and enter password -> Custom
3. Set everything to Automatic, Do Not Specify, Do Not use, except DNS Settings
4. In DNS Settings set Primary DNS to 89.108.88.221, secondary set to 0.0.0.0
5. Download 2 files from http://kr105.com/ps4kerneltest/
6. Copy downloaded files on usb stick
7. Insert usb stick into PS4
8. Save settings and open User's Guide
9. Wait for a few seconds

OLD METHOD (use as fallback)

What to do:
  • You will need to get access to the browser from 1.76 without updating your console. How to do so is explained below.
  • Download the Linux Kernel and ram init files from kr105.
  • Format usb stick to FAT32
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  • Copy downloaded files at the root of the usb stick
  • Insert usb stick into PS4
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If you want do something in console, connect a USB keyboard.

VIDEO

Troubleshooting

“Not Enough System Memory” error when trying to launch Linux:
  • Make sure you’re on firmware 1.76. The exploits have some hardcoded values that will not work on lower firmwares. You can get the 1.76 update file from here.
  • If you’re on 1.76 but still have the issue, some people are recommending that you reboot your PS4 before trying again.
  • Others say you might have to go into safemode: safemode [Initialize PS4 (Reinstall System Software)] with the PS4UPDATE.PUP (1.76 Recovery)
How do I access the browser on PS4 1.76 without updating?
  • There are two ways, described from D-ecks on how to run the browser from 1.76 without updating your console as follows:
Web-browser on old 1.76 fw (without PSN of course)

There are two ways to get web-browser works:

1. Edit HOSTS file on you router. You need router with OpenWRT, DD-WRT firmwares or any firmware that's allow you to edit /etc/hosts file on router. Add string below at the end of HOSTS file:
Code:
manuals.playstation.net 89.108.88.221
Then open: Settings -> User's guide

2. Without editing hosts. You need open Users's guide then scroll to page footer, click "support", on next page click Sony logo (not PS!) , scroll to footer, press G+ and go to g+ page, click on menu in top-right corner, select google search.

If you don't see G+ icon - change country on sony's main site to Russia or Turkey or United Kingdom.

I can make more detailed instructions about router setup, if it's interesting not only for me.
 

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