Category PS4 Guides and Tutorials       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Oct 4, 2017 at 1:37 AM       13,772       12            
Since the initial Zecoxao Tutorial, 1.76 BurtE Guide and most recently the Video Guide by Modded_Warfare today PlayStation 4 developer @0x199 made available a noob-friendly Socat mod called PS4KernelHooksHelper via Twitter to easily send kernel_hooks to your PS4 and grab the logs alongside a condensed guide on SCE.Party for how to run PS4 backups games. :D

Download: PS4KernelHooksHelper.rar (87 KB)

To quote from his new PlayStation 4 hacking site SCE.Party: How to Run Backup Games

In this tutorial I will explain how to run backup games using tools to make the process easier.

First you will need five things:
  • 1.76 PS4
  • FileZilla installed on your PC
  • A backup of a game (you can find them here)
  • PS4KernelHooksHelper (you can find it here)
  • Local ELF loader
Now you have that ready, let's get started.

Preparing the PS4
  1. Load FTP + Debug Settings from a playground on your PS4.
  2. In FileZilla, go to the /data/ folder and make a new folder called CUSAXXXXX
  3. Put the backup game in the CUSAXXXXX folder.
  4. Reboot the PS4.
Loading the backup
  1. Load up your local ELF loader and let it get to stage 5.
  2. In your PS4KernelHooksHelper folder, run PS4KernelHooksHelper.bat
  3. In the dialog, type S and press enter.
  4. When it doesn't give you an error message, type L to grab the logs.
  5. When it says "succesfully started" in the logs at the very bottom, load up The Playroom.
All done! Your backup is now running on your 1.76 PS4.

:arrow: Also below from @ZeraTron (Twitter) is a another tutorial via SCE.Party on How to Run Backups as Full Games, to quote:

In this tutorial, you are going to learn how to setup and use a game backup.

PS: I'm not gonna explain how to setup the web browser and the elf loader in this tutorial, you are on your own.

Requirement:
  • 1.76 PS4
  • A disk game running on 1.76
  • The backup payload corresponding to your disk game
  • The elf loader
  • A decrypted backup
Resources

Payloads to run backups. Download the one corresponding to the disk game you want to use to boot backups.

Payloads haven't been tested yet, but should works. Report to ZeraTron_ if there's any problem. Also note that if you know the CUSA code of the the missing payloads, you can contact me to give me them so I can add the payloads.

US
EU
If you can't find the game you would like to use, refer to the Contact section at the bottom of this page. usb based versions will comes soon as well.

Once the requirements full filled, you are ready to begin!
  1. Download the payload corresponding to the disk game you want to use to boot backups.
  2. Enable FTP on the PS4 using the playground, and connect using a FTP client.
  3. Navigate to /data/ and copy your backup folder inside it.
  4. When the transfer is done, rename the backup folder to match the name of the payload.
    Example: /data/CUSA00003
  5. You can now reboot the console to clear the memory from paste payloads, and launch the elf loader.
  6. While in the elf loader, send the payload. To ensure the payload ran, check the system settings, if the FW is 50.00, the payload ran.
  7. You can now launch your game disk, and you should boot up inside the backup you have setup before.
Keep in mind this tutorial is in WIP and will be more detailed later.

Credits to:
  • ZeraTron, Tutorial author and payloads creator.
  • Zecoxao, Original kernel_hooks payload creator.
  • 0x199, sce.party owner, and a good friend.
  • All the PS4 scene, for being so awesome. <3
Contact:
  • For any support: @ZeraTron_
  • For any suggestion regarding the tutorial itself: @ZeraTron_
  • For any suggestion regarding the design: @0x199
And from SCE.Party is also a Tutorial: How To Use the Local ELF Loader as follows, to quote:

I've seen many people struggle with this, including myself when I first tried it out so in this tutorial I will explain how to use the local ELF loader.

First off, you will need the ELF loader which you can find by clicking here.

I will try to keep it as simple as possible. Let's get started.
  1. Extract the ELF loader to your desktop.
  2. Open start.bat, it should give you "serving [directory] on port [port]"
  3. Open the command prompt.
  4. In the command prompt, type ipconfig
  5. You will now see your IP address configuration. Look for IPv4 Address.
  6. Head over to your PS4 browser and type in the address bar: http://YOURIPv4:PORT, where [PORT] would be the port from the start.bat and of course [YOURIPv4] would be the IP from the ipconfig.
  7. Then press R2 to go to the website. You will now see the ELF loader quickly going to stage 5 without any errors.
I hope this tutorial helped some of you out. :veryhappy:
Here's a brief How To Merge Package Files Tutorial via 0x199 / SCE.Party also, to quote:

A lot of people have been asking me lately how they can install the games found on the packages page on their exploited console, so in this tutorial I will explain how you can install them.

Requirements
  • An exploited PS4 with debug settings enabled
  • pkg-merge.rar (download link can be found here).
Let's get started!
  1. Extract the pkg-merge to your desktop.
  2. Open the folder and head over to http://sce.party/?page=packages - Log in if you haven't done that yet
  3. Search for the game you want to install. For this example we will use The Last Guardian.
  4. Download all pieces (so no updates, just the game pieces from 0 to X) available to the "packages" folder inside "pkg-merge" folder we earlier extracted to the desktop. In our case, The Last Guardian has 3 pieces:
HBd4nI3.png

  1. In the pkg-merge folder, run the file "run.bat", once done correctly it should say it's merging the files. Wait patiently until it's done, you know it's done when the last line says "stopped".
  2. Look for the PKG file ending with _0.pkg, and put that PKG file on a USB.
  3. Plug the USB in your PS4 and install the PKG file using Package Installer in the Debug Settings.
Congratulations, you just merged a full PS4 game. Once the flat_z method releases, you will be able to run this game without a license.
Cheers to @UmarDaBest559 for the heads-up in the PSXHAX Shoutbox earlier tonight! :beer:
PS4KernelHooksHelper by 0x199 & How to Run PS4 Backup Games Guide.jpg
 

Comments

CYB3R18

Senior Member
Contributor
This kernel hooks Also works for usb? or only HDD

Ok I launch GTA V on USB and I get error (CE-33205-3)
USB / XXXXX / Backup here

it may be that failing on something or this kernel hooks is only for the HDD

Log:
Code:
sys_nmount ffffff80515bfa38
ffffff80515bfa38  a0 96 a9 ee 07 00 00 00  12 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
ffffff80515bfa48  01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  c0 97 a9 ee 07 00 00 00  |................|
ffffff80515bfa58  ff fe fe fe fe fe fe fe  80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80  |................|
ffffff80515bfa68  20 b3 a9 ee 07 00 00 00  40 6e f8 80 08 00 00 00  | [email protected]|
fstype 7
pfs 4
from 5
/dev/lvd0 a
fspath 7
/mnt/sandbox/pfsmnt/CUSA00001-app0-nest 28
mkey 5
eb95c35a461a5e9239c0f1db61c4f62ea81d8be594bdc0225336d9bc232816d0 41
mkeymode 9
GD 3
budgetid 9
game 5
sigverify a
1 2
playgo 7
0 2
errmsg 7
 ff
sys_nmount ffffff80515bfa38
ffffff80515bfa38  c0 95 a9 ee 07 00 00 00  12 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
ffffff80515bfa48  01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  e0 96 a9 ee 07 00 00 00  |................|
ffffff80515bfa58  ff fe fe fe fe fe fe fe  80 80 80 80 80 80 80 80  |................|
ffffff80515bfa68  01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  89 73 c2 34 00 00 00 00  |.........s.4....|
fstype 7
pfs 4
from 5
/dev/lvd1 a
fspath 7
/mnt/sandbox/pfsmnt/CUSA00001-app0 23
mkey 5
eb95c35a461a5e9239c0f1db61c4f62ea81d8be594bdc0225336d9bc232816d0 41
mkeymode 9
GD 3
budgetid 9
game 5
sigverify a
0 2
playgo 7
0 2
errmsg 7
 ff
sys_nmount ffffff80515bfa38
ffffff80515bfa38  f0 9f a9 ee 07 00 00 00  06 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
ffffff80515bfa48  01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  f8 a1 a9 ee 07 00 00 00  |................|
ffffff80515bfa58  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00  |................|
ffffff80515bfa68  46 02 00 00 00 00 00 00  b0 fa 5b 51 80 ff ff ff  |F.........[Q....|
fstype 7
nullfs 7
fspath 7
/mnt/sandbox/CUSA00001_0000/app0 21
target 7
/data/CUSAXXXXX 23
 

dodolover

Senior Member
Contributor
when you mean "While in the elf loader, send the payload. To ensure the payload ran, check the system settings, if the FW is 50.00, the payload ran."

is it the Firmware of the PS will change from 1.76 to 50.00 ? if yes is it permanently or temporarily and will be resetted after turning of the ps

will that help to play games from other higher firmware without problems ?
 

PSXHAX

Staff Member
Moderator
Contributor
Verified
Correct, when you turn of the console it will reset each time... as for why you can't use the payload to play games that require higher firmware see the posts linked HERE.

In short, the PKG keys are different and for PSN access you'll also need to spoof index.dat and X-Passphrase per @zecoxao.
 

PSXHAX

Staff Member
Moderator
Contributor
Verified
I haven't heard anything recently about downgrading to 1.76, which may not happen unless there is a Sony leak like with the PS3 and PSP Jigs.
 
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