PS4 CFW confirmation from console modder @racer0018 who's close friends with PlayStation 4 Scene developers please take a moment and read it now... fast forward a few months, and today he returns to announce that PS4 Scene Devs have now found something BIG in the PS4 Beta Firmware 4.50 Update!
Previously insider @harryoke revealed PS4 Pro Pwnd by 0Day Exploit, and PlayStation Developer @Mathieulh followed-up with a PS4 Scene PSA on PS4 Pro.
To quote from @racer0018's latest post update: "There is something big in 4.50 Beta. I talked with the guys last night and it has been found, I haven't messed with it yet. I got a PS4 Pro that I use and it has been found on that system. I do have a normal system but I updated the PS4 Pro with it because that is the one most want the hacks for.
We are now looking to see if it is there for the normal PS4. At this time we are looking for people that has the Beta on a Slim PS4 and or a first release PS4. This person will have to understand that there is a chance that it may brick your system, also you should have good solder skills and a understanding on how a PS4 works.
It makes this go a lot easier if we don't have to explain every little thing we want you to do. Will this give you a jailbroke PS4? No it won't. We are looking for someone that can test something for us and see if it works on the Slim and launch system.
Thanks and get a hold of me if you would like to try something. Like always this person will have to be trustworthy and what is given to you has to stay with you always and no one else. Thanks.
Also some programming skills would also help out a lot in this. Thanks."
Finally, although unrelated to what PS4 Scene developers are working on if anyone with legitimate access to the PS4 Beta 4.50 Firmware wishes to lend a hand... some members on the forum are requesting temporary access to try it out, while others are seeking for the ps4-updatelist.xml contents to be copied/uploaded for examination as Sony blocked it from those not in their official test program.
Thanks to @UmarDaBest559 for the post reminder in the PSXHAX Shoutbox!