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    After cracking the PlayStation Vita wide open, and providing a litany of useful homebrew tools, it appears that TheFlow is looking to move onwards and upwards to the next Sony system: the PlayStation 4. As those in the PS4 scene are likely aware, there is a current webkit exploit for consoles on firmware 6.20, thanks to SpecterDev. According to a post made by TheFlow on Twitter, it appears that he has an exploit in the works for OFW 6.20 as well. Those interested in homebrew are being told to stay on that system version, with a vague comment of, "Also don't update past FW 6.20 if you want a kxploit". What makes this tease even more notable though, is the fact that it isn't just a webkit exploit--the term "kxploit" was specifically mentioned. While a webkit exploit is useful, a kernel exploit would allow modders to do more with a theoretical softmod, and would be the first possible kexploit available since OFW 5.05/5.07. There is very limited information as of just yet, but with a track record like TheFlow's, it'd be wise to stay on 6.20 if you're on it. As of December 2019, the latest PlayStation 4 system software version is 7.02.

    UPDATE: Well, it appears he didn't actually have a vulnerability in mind when he made his first Tweet above, but after receiving a PlayStation 4 from a fellow hacker, TheFlow has confirmed he indeed does have a vulnerability for OFW 6.20.

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  3. 8BitWonder

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    I swear that whenever I update my ps4 something like this gets announced.
    I remember updating right before the 4.05/5.05 craze and more recently to 7.02 before this.
     
  4. chrisrlink

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    sucks that my ps4 was already updated to 7.02 prior to buying it through facebook marketplace
     
  5. RedoLane

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    It has begun.
     
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  6. ombus

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    Just update...
     
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  7. urherenow

    urherenow GBAtemp Psycho!
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    I haven't even touched my PS4 since the last exploit came out. Think I updated to 5.05 just because of it (or was it 4.55? don't remember...)

    Switch gets like 97% of the love, 1% goes to Oculus Rift, 1% goes to 3DS, and the last 1% goes to the Wiiu/Wii. Can't even remember the last time I touched my PS3 (except to unpack it when I moved back to mainland Japan...)
     
  8. CompSciOrBust

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    I think the reason Sony consoles don't see much homebrew compared to the Nintendo scene is because there's no good legal sdks for Sony home consoles and devs don't want to touch the leaked sdks in case they get C&D letters. Hopefully this will change soon because Open Orbis are getting ready to release their open source toolchain which has been in development for a few years now (I remember talking to ZeraTron and LightningModz about it in 2017). I'm going to do some ps4 development once it comes out. I wanted to port N-Xplorer initially but after talking to one of the devs on twitter I don't think that will be possible at release because of a couple of limitations that they plan to remove in the future.
     
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  9. NoNAND

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    Aaaand so it begins
    I'm really tempted to buy a PS4 now.
     
  10. Bimmel

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    This sounds juicy. A shame that Sony even push FW updates when their console/handheld is already dead.
     
  11. cearp

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    I have a pro on 5.05, an upgrade to 6.20 would be very good!
    Although DMC5 requires high than 6.20 I think, I really want to to try out that game :)
     
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  13. eskinner3742

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    Have to pull out the PS4 to see what firmware I'm on. Can always use another emulation machine
     
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    About time...
     
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  15. Mythical

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    Still on 5.05 over here, but hey this sounds awesome! (maybe we'll see a surge in ps4 stuff soon)
     
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  16. seanp2500

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    so i take it you do not realize ps4 retroarch is a thing now. Combined with linux on ps4 and ps2 to pkg you have yourself a wonderful system you are not properly using. Feel free to send it to me if you don’t know what to do with it...
     
  17. WiiHomebrew+Snes

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    Snip
     
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  18. MasterJ360

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    I was gonna update my 5.50 pro for FFVII, but damn I guess I'll have to hope for a backport despite pre ordering the 1st class edition
    Part of that reason is b/c either ps4 devs wanted to keep everything to themselves or were too paranoid of a public release moving the scene forward. After 5.0.5/5.0.7 it has been nothing but a show&tell scene, you had certain devs that would tease us with twitter posts of getting new k-exploits, but would always say they wont release it b/c of Sony patch, which kinda makes their finding useless since we would never get to try it only just know it exists. Knowing Flow's Vita works this man is going to make the ps4 scene better.
     
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  19. Flame

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    i need to check my PS4 on which fimrware it is....


    Please Kratos let it be lower then 6.20


    PLEASE!
     
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    Hmm, I wonder if the delay for FF7R was so it'd only work on firmware 7.00 and higher.

    December 2019 was when the build for the demo leaked.
     
  21. Tom Bombadildo

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    Neat, still on 5.05 myself and didn't plan on upgrading unless a new hack came out, so that's good news for me I suppose.
     
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