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PS4 now runs Linux

UPDATE: Found a article on the blog of Fail0verflow. That should be better as it goes into more technical detail:

 

https://fail0verflow.com/blog/2015/console-hacking-2015-liner-notes.html

 

The known hacker-group Fail0verflow has done it. Linux runs on the PS4. This was demonstrated at the german hacker-congress 32C3.

 

 

There is some functionality missing, but the general system is working.

 

Sourcehttp://www.golem.de/news/jailbreak-linux-und-pok-mon-auf-der-playstation-4-1512-118279.html

 

Translation of the source:

The known hacker-group Fail0verflow has managed to run Linux on the Playstation 4 as well as running an older Pokémon version via emulation.

 

A hackergroup named Fail0verflow (https://fail0verflow.com) demonstrated on the 32C3, that the Playstation 4s security mechanisms are apparently mostly circumvented. The hackers not only managed to gain considerable access to the hardware of the console, but also to configure and run Linux.

 

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As a small gag they had a 2005 Pokémon game running in an emulator controlled by an Game Boy advance. Fail0verflow is known in the scene: In 2010s 27C3 the group showed, that they managed to gain access to the Playstation 3.

 

The current jailbreak gave the hackers access to multiple components of the Playstation 4. Among others they can access the IRQ-ports, the framebuffer and the modesetting of the kernel as well as wifi and bluetooth. 3D-accelleration, USB and HDMI-audio are currently work in progress.

 

Fail0verflow has not disclosed which firmware was used to exploit the console. But the video shows that it is an older verion of the firmware. A few days ago the hacker Cturt has disclosed he had access to the kernel of the Playstation 4 in firmware version 1.76. The most up-to-date firmware is 3.11.

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I'm pretty sure the ps3 was able to run linux., and sony even gave away a linux disk for the ps2.

 

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The known hacker-group Fail0verflow has done it. Linux runs on the PS4. This was demonstrated at the german hacker-congress 32C3.

 

 

There is some functionality missing, but the general system is working.

 

Source: http://www.golem.de/news/jailbreak-linux-und-pok-mon-auf-der-playstation-4-1512-118279.html

 

(I will translate the source in the next minutes)

 

Translation:

The known hacker-group Fail0verflow has managed to run Linux on the Playstation 4 as well as running an older Pokémon version via emulation.

 

A hackergroup named Fail0verflow (https://fail0verflow.com) demonstrated on the 32C3, that the Playstation 4s security mechanisms are apparently mostly circumvented. The hackers not only managed to gain considerable access to the hardware of the console, but also to configure and run Linux.

 

[embedded video]

 

As a small gag they had a 2005 Pokémon game running in an emulator controlled by an Game Boy advance. Fail0verflow is known in the scene: In 2010s 27C3 the group showed, that they managed to gain access to the Playstation 3.

 

The current jailbreak gave the hackers access to multiple components of the Playstation 4. Among others they can access the IRQ-ports, the framebuffer and the modesetting of the kernel as well as wifi and bluetooth. 3D-accelleration, USB and HDMI-audio are currently work in progress.

 

Fail0verflow has not disclosed which firmware was used to exploit the console. But the video shows that it is an older verion of the firmware. A few days ago the hacker Cturt has disclosed he had access to the kernel of the Playstation 4 in firmware version 1.76. The most up-to-date firmware is 3.11.

What version of linux is that? I only know about Ubuntu and MInt.

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Ubuntu and Mint are so called distributions. Linux itself is something much tinier and down to the core. Distributions add things that Linux needs to run. This here is another distribution called Gentoo with a custom kernel and a XFCE UI on top.

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Title should be changed to PS4 hacked to run Linux, it's misleading

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Consoles are PC, so of course they run Linux. Even the Original Xbox can run Linux, whether it be the softmod or an actual installation of Linux, it is running a x86 CPU after all.

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