PlayStation 4 Officially Jailbroken

Two years ago Sony and Microsoft released the latest generation of consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Since both of the previous generation...
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    Two years ago Sony and Microsoft released the latest generation of consoles, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Since both of the previous generation consoles had popular exploits, everyone knew it was only a matter of time until we saw similar exploits on the next-gens. On December 6th, the well-respected PlayStation hacker CTurt tweeted that he found a kernel exploit in the PS4. Now, after only two days, he has officially jailbroken the PS4.

    Word of his work started to circulate after he made a tweet saying, “PS4 kernel exploit finally working! Thanks to everyone involved!”. On the 12th, he tells his followers that he was able to utilize a known WebKit exploit on firmware 1.76 to make significant progress. Later that same day, he was able to successfully dump the RAM and his next step was to patch that memory.

    Earlier today, he finally gave us a tease of what he has been able to accomplish. The tease he shared is a link to a GitHub Gist post that contains the contents of the root directory and the IDs of various processes the PS4 is running. As of now, that is all the information he has publicly shared. However, since he said that this was just a tease it is likely this won’t be the last time we hear about CTurt.

    The exact details and implications of this specific jailbreak are still unclear. CTurt asked the people asking for piracy to “go away, please,” so his main focus certainly isn’t free games. However, that doesn’t mean that this isn’t a possibility in the future. It is also possible that this exploit will allow for all sorts of homebrew applications and mods to be run on the console, much like what we saw on the previous generation of consoles.

    Sources: CTurt's Twitter, CTurt's GitHub Gist

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  1. BigDaddyModZ
    thats dope finally I hope they get the XB1 RGHd soon lol
  2. Knalpotje
    He quit already, Sadly
  3. XeXLosSantos
    Meh, I doubt anything will come out of this. Just like when everyone thought Xbox One RGH's were coming just because the SDK was leaked.
  4. JoinTheResistance
    Hope this is can't be patched and PSN gets flooded with modders!
      XeXLosSantos likes this.
    1. Red-EyeX32
      It is already patched if you're above 2.00 firmware.
  5. Wavy
    As long as nobody is gaining any advantages over others, then that is fine with me. Otherwise, I hope nobody ever sees it though. Either PS4 or Xbox One.
    1. G Herbo
      It's gonna happen regardless. Weather it's 2015 or 2018. People have done it before and will do it again!
    2. Dillon Francis
      Next gen updates everything to the point where it will patch a jb or jtag or rgh
    3. Wavy
      They won't be able to patch hardware modifications though. History will repeat itself eventually. There is nothing different with the Xbox One servers now as opposed to X360 servers that will help prevent modding in all honesty.
  6. Irn Bru
    Any new updates on this ?
    1. Red
      CTurt has decided to stop progress and left the scene. You can check out the PS4 jailbreak thread for an image of the tweet
  7. Red-EyeX32
    It is not jailbroken, hence the quotes.
  8. Fogel
    Hopefully, the current gen is finally exploited. It's been a long time coming.
    1. Mr_NextGen
      Dude no. I don't want modders on next gen lol, I mod, but I'd rather keep it on 360
    2. Fogel
      Yeah but I want something new haha.
  9. Homework
    Let the party begin!
      J0NSV1BE76 likes this.
  10. Nokia
    Been reading up on this for a few days since he tweeted out, Nice to have an Article on it now :smile:
      Jeeper likes this.