Brazilian PS4 Hack Confirmed Real

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    A couple weeks ago, folks over at Wololo.net had discovered Brazilian mod chip stores offering pirated retail games for PS4 consoles. Most people cried false, and with some news trickling from Brazilian sources it's becoming more and more likely it's legitimate...and now, a Brazilian news site UOL Jogos, has confirmed the PS4 "hacks" are indeed real!

    PLEASE NOTE: AT THIS TIME, THERE IS NO USER-AVAILABLE PS4 HACK. SEE BELOW FOR DETAILS ON HOW THIS "HACK" IS PERFORMED.
    Unfortunately, these methods don't break any encryption on the PS4, so at this time all that's allowed is purely pirated content, no homebrew. Definitely a shame, and it's almost a guarantee Sony will end up fixing these "hacks" soon, but at least it's a start.

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  2. fatsquirrel

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    Im positioning my self for low start, waiting for the hack to be public and then run as a badassmotherfucker to the first store with Ps4 I see
     
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    And now we wait for the inevitable storm of threads asking, "HOW DO I DO DIS."
     
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    isn't probably just like the 3ds, where you use a raspberry to copy the nand and copy it to another ps4?

    or; system transfer from one ps4 to another, keeping restoring the nand from the source system?
     
  5. Keylogger

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    Yeah the NAND dump/restore method... But how?
     
  6. TVL

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    Weird how this news coincided with me getting interested in a PS4 all of a sudden.
     
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    This method isn't really brazilian. Truly, it was created by russians, and now brazilians learned how to do it, and are making money with PS4 piracy.

    They mention that they found a PS4 hack tutorial from a russian website, and they simply translated instructions to portuguese by using Google Translate.
     
  8. SLiV3R

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    Cool news. Do we have to buy anything? Or can the hack be done by ourself?
     
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    Kinda how the ViP 722 is done on Dish. They couldn't find a way around the encryption so they clone boxes - copying everything - Flash, Ram, EEps, and marry the HDD to the new unit and numbers (or clone the HDD). If they are just using a RPi then they are probably just dumping the Flash and copying it over, doesn't sound overly complicated. What a f'up if its that easy. But maybe it was a tad harder and they found a way to J-Tag the unit via processor and actually talk to the unit.. but who knows.
     
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    Reports are saying that the publicly known method of doing this were fixed by 2.51. No telling yet if these Brazilians use the same method or a variation that's still functional.
     
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    Pretty crazy how quick some sort of PS4 hack was discovered compared to the PS3
     
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    I can't wait for "piracy's killed the ps4" threads in a week.
     
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    And seems like that is how they do that (just translated from Portuguese, sorry for any mistakes):

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Ummm.. Fucking NIIIIIIIICE
     
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    Since this requires psn access, an update that fixes the security holes would kill it
     
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    Hack me side ways.
     
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    Here they say this method first appeared in Russian sites.
     
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    I'm more interested in the security of the PS4 then how the hack is done.
     
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    PS4 is yet to have a stable quality library of games and this is what they're focusing on? Pirating PS4 games?

    It just feels strange that they wouldn't do something better with it like allowing to play emulators, make the Blu-ray inside region free, perhaps allow in some way to play PS1 and PS2 games and so on.

    So if someone hacked the Wii U I'd hope they would do something creative rather than just the games.
     
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