Hackers Group fail0verflow put Linux kernel for PS4 online – update

Jan

5

2016

Hackers Group fail0verflow has put online the source files for running a Linux kernel on the PS4. The group was previously at the 32th Chaos Computer Conference in Germany shows that the kernel running on a Sony console.

The hack who presented at 32c3 fail0verflow on December 30, showed that Linux can run on a PS4 by using a vulnerability in WebKit, which is a vulnerability in Sony Orbis 1.76. The vulnerability has been patched in the latest version of the firmware version number 3:11.

On Github link informs the hacker collective link to their PS4 fork of the Linux kernel. It does not mean that everyone now can boot Linux on a PS4 because the necessary jailbreak in order to circumvent its own firmware, is not in the code. This is because in its fail0verflow say “working on Linux kernel patches, not the release of exploits.

A number of things working for ‘out of the box, such as timers, irq’s serial ports, the HDMI encoder, ethernet in the 1Gbit / s mode, wifi, bluetooth, S / PDIF, audio through the optical link and shine lights. But there is still much to do, so working 3D acceleration yet not quite, audio over HDMI is not yet functioning and usb is not yet up and running.
Update, January 5 10:06: Meanwhile fail0verflow via a tweet letting know the 3D acceleration functions also.

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