PlayStation 4 hacked to run PS2 emulation & homebrew software

A user at Resetera.com has announced that the hack version of PlayStation 4 (PS4 4.05) is now available and hence, the opportunity for targeting the highly sought-after Sony device is ripe.

As per DanteLinkX, the user who posted about the hack, it is possible to load or dump PS4 files into ‘.pkg’ format and then load them on firmware version 4.05. Moreover, there are multiple dumps that are compatible with version 4.05 PS4 games and these are being distributed on the internet wildly.

“Supposedly a hack for firmware 5.01 is on the way too,” said DanteLinkX.

This new hack has been dubbed as PS4HEN. It has the capability of modifying the console at the software level to allow homebrew applications to be executed and run. In simple words, it converts the regular PS4 console into a developer’s kit. Hackers used PS4HEN to emulate PS2 games so as to boost PS4 library.

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Perhaps, people are now playing pirated PS4 games that too on compromised version of PS4. V 4.05, for instance, Doom VFR and Dead Rising 4. Furthermore, the PKG Kitchen tool allows games like GTA V, Uncharted 4 and similar others to be dumped online for users to play.

However, the process of playing pirated system is not only complicated but detrimental to the machine itself. There are a number of free games available on PSN so you can opt for them but if you really intend to get your console hacked then we suggest that you wait for more information on the hacking tools and the consequences of their usage.

A statement is due to be released by Sony regarding this issue but you need to remember that hacking PS4 will instantly render its warranty void and it would become impossible to sell your machine to local vendors. If you try to remove the hack even then you will be facing compatibility issues.

You can learn more about the hack by following this link.

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Uzair Amir

I am an Electronic Engineer, an Android Game Developer and a Tech writer. I am into music, snooker and my life motto is 'Do my best, so that I can't blame myself for anything.'