Category PS4 CFW and Hacks       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Aug 15, 2017 at 7:43 AM       20,103       29            
Recently VVildCard777 tweeted a PSA out letting those with a stock PS4 1.76 and below console who haven't updated their Firmware know not to ever allow any of THESE Sony URLs to connect to it because when they do a special piece of data in the operating system is removed. o_O :mad:

This comes after zecoxao's virgin PS4 OS backup comparison of the normal / JIG bank encrypted area inside the chunk at 0x9C0000. :geek:

Sony also removes the 'special piece of data' whenever a new PlayStation 4 console (regardless of OFW version) is updated from the stock version or accesses those URLs, however, currently scene developers are interested in those with untouched PlayStation 4 consoles on 1.76 and below.

He notes: "to those misunderstanding, the act of UPDATING a NEW PS4 OR letting those urls connect to a NEW PS4 removes the data."
Further detailing: "no you need virgin PS4, isolated on a network to access enc sflash data through FTP with a kernel exploit. ->/dev/sflash0s1.cryptx3b"
Here are the Sony PS4 Block URLs to never allow to access your stock / virgin PlayStation 4 from
If anyone has a PS4 1.76 or below OFW console that has never been updated nor accessed any of those Sony URLs feel free to contact VVildCard777 to lend PS4 scene devs a hand. :lovewins:
PSA Accessing Sony URLs or Updating New PS4 Removes Special Data.jpg
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I currently have a stock Fat-PS4 which is still on 1.06. I've never connected to the internet with it. Just powered it on to check firmware version. I don't use twitter or anything so PM me on here if you need some stuff :tup:


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thanks fx0day!!
dumped all the sflash* from the dev folder
just in case..  :D
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5 May 6 02:21 sflash0s0x34.crypt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 10 May 6 02:21 sflash0s0x0.crypt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15 May 6 02:19 sflash0s1.cryptx6
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15 May 6 02:19 sflash0s1.cryptx2b
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 15 May 6 02:19 sflash0s1.cryptx2
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20 May 6 02:21 sflash0s0x32.crypt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 20 May 6 02:21 sflash0s0x32b.crypt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25 May 6 02:19 sflash0s1.cryptx39
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25 May 6 02:19 sflash0s1.cryptx1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25 May 6 02:21 sflash0s0x38.crypt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25 May 6 02:21 sflash0s0x33.crypt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 95 May 6 02:21 sflash0s0.crypt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 130 May 6 02:19 sflash0s1.cryptx40
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 585 May 6 02:19 sflash0s1.cryptx3b
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 585 May 6 02:19 sflash0s1.cryptx3
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.4K May 6 02:19 sflash0s1.crypt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1.5K May 6 02:18 sflash0.crypt
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 48K May 6 02:21 sflash0s0x34
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 192K May 6 02:21 sflash0s0x0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 384K May 6 02:21 sflash0s0x32b
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 384K May 6 02:21 sflash0s0x32
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512K May 6 02:21 sflash0s0x38
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 512K May 6 02:21 sflash0s0x33
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2.0M May 6 02:22 sflash0s0
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 30M May 6 02:22 sflash0s1
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 32M May 6 02:21 sflash0


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have a stock ps4 pro on 3.70, never connected it and obviously never updated it, in fact only checked the fw and messed with some options, hope it will be of use in the future
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