Categories: News

Group Manages to Install Linux on a PlayStation 4

Ever since the PlayStation 4 hit the shelves officially more than two years ago, numerous hacking groups have been hard at work trying to bypass Sony’s security. A little while back, a GitHub user reported great progress, and his work acted as a stepping stone for a homebrew group that actually managed to install Linux on Sony’s PS4. Named “fail0verflow,” the group in question managed to load a full version of Linux onto the console, but exact details regarding the procedure have not been disclosed at this point. Apparently, one of the system’s chipsets had a weakness that could be exploited.

As if installing Linux wasn’t good enough, the team went a step further and decided to install and run a Game Boy Advance emulator onto the PS4 in order to attempt to play a Pokémon game. Moreover, it looks like they also connected a Game Boy Advance to the console, which acted as a controller. The GitHub user responsible for the initial crack has stated that the jailbreak was possible due to a WebKit vulnerability in firmware version 1.76. It’s probably safe to assume that numerous other groups will soon report their own findings and plans for the PS4, but installing Linux on the console is probably the most impressive feat so far.

Cernescu Andrei

Candrei is a writer for eTeknix who loves the latest technology news and gaming.

Disqus Comments Loading...

Recent Posts

ESO 2022 Content Leaks Early in Tweet (Spoilers!)

The official reveal for The Elder Scrolls Online 2022-2023 content has been hinted at already…

3 hours ago

TEAMGROUP T-FORCE Unveils its Latest PCIe Gen5 SSD

To meet the demand for high-speed storage driven by big data, TEAMGROUP is utilizing its…

4 hours ago

Phanteks Launch Eclipse P600s & Evolv X Matte White Edition Cases

Phanteks has announced the launch of the new Eclipse P600s and Evolv X Matte White…

6 hours ago

be quiet! Expands Pure Power 11 FM PSU Series with New 850W & 1000W Models

be quiet! is expanding its Pure Power 11 FM power supply range with two new…

6 hours ago

Valve Confirm Steam Deck Will Start Shipping on February 25th

Announced last summer, the Steam Deck has very quickly gained a lot of attention. Particularly…

6 hours ago

Biostar Unveils New B660 & H610 Series Motherboards

BIOSTAR has announced the launch of new B660/H610 series motherboard models designed to run the…

6 hours ago