Hacking Backport PS4 games from 6.72 to 5.05 [OFFICIAL]

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Hello everybody,

Zecoxao just reported on twitter that is possible to backport games from 6.72 to 5.05
So, I would recommend staying on 5.05



Enjoy!

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UPDATE:

There seems to be a script to do this (so people who are not really familiar with this kind of stuff can do it more easly)

Thanks to @Spzjulien for the info



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EDIT:

Can't share any links, even in PM
Sorry guys
Just try to find these stuff yourself on Google
Good luck
 
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all the 6.72 games work on 5.05 by that way ?
no all game of course, but a lots

here is the list of working BACKPORTED to 5.05 FW (some games already floating arrond russian forum/discords)

shadow of The Tomb Raider
Battlefield V
Dark Souls Remastered
Dreams Universe
Marvels Spider Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Dirt Rally 2.0
Devil May Cry 5
Resident Evil 2
Days Gone
SoulCalibur 6
FIFA 19
A Plague Tale Innocence
Detroit Become Human
Human Fall Flat
The Banner Saga 2
Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi
Hard Reset Redux
One Punch Man A Hero Nobody Knows
Moons of Madness

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This is huge
Hope the scripts are well written and bug proof
Updating main post
it's the same method that was used two years ago to play (backport) 5.05 games on 4.xx fw, so I guess it will also probably work in the future fws
some latest games can be BACKPORTED to 6.72 soon ;)
 
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just to let you guys know i will be updating my modding tool to implement this into it... then it will be an all in one tools for RipKits, modding files, applying cheats and then backporting games too... trouble is the script it python and my tool is cmd line stuff so will need runtime files for py or a way to make windows do it without py so give me some time... kids off school now too with lockdown so ill be as quick as i can
 

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Please, can someone make a step-to-step tutorial to do the backport?

If needed I'll provide some "noob friendly" guide step by step
Using the script of course, it's much easier
I read a line of two (out of curiosity), but it's out of my field
 

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I am attempting to backport a 6.72 game to 5.05 myself, but having some difficulties. Can anyone help out?
1- "downgrade_elf.py" needs elf file as input argument. After unpacking the pkg file, I do not see any elf file? Is there any other step that is needed to get the elf file?
2- "downgrade_sfo.py" needs .sfo file. The only .sfo file in the extracted game is "param.sfo". After passing it to the script I get "error: invalid sfo file format"

Any hint, help, link is appreciated.
 
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I am attempting to backport a 6.72 game to 5.05 myself, but having some difficulties. Can anyone help out?
1- "downgrade_elf.py" needs elf file as input argument. After unpacking the pkg file, I do not see any elf file? Is there any other step that is needed to get the elf file?
2- "downgrade_sfo.py" needs .sfo file. The only .sfo file in the extracted game is "param.sfo". After passing it to the script I get "error: invalid sfo file format"

Any hint, help, link is appreciated.

Hope somebody can help you out
I guess the script hasn't been "re-written" to backport 6.72 to 5.05 (but just 5.05 to 4.74)
Still, as soon as I get my hands on something myself, I'll let you know
 
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