PS4 FW5.01 Linux Loader released!

It’s just a matter of time and being patient for things to happen on FW 5.01 as plenty of developers told us to stay on that FW if we cared about homebrew. Well, hopefully, today we’ll be able to finally run Linux on FW 5.01 with a little bit of compiling thanks to Vultra.

A simple payload that let you run Linux on your 5.01 PS4

WORKS! With XVortex SDK (When Compatible for 5.01 ). Made by Vultra

How to build

use to compile it. You also need to compile and place kexec.bin & kernel.elf into this folder. Compile kexec with make CFLAG='-DPS4_5_01 -DKASLR -DNO_SYMTAB'. (Note: DPS4_5_01 has not been added to kexec)

How to use

You need a FAT32 formatted (Mac OS) / Windows USB drive plugged in on any PS4’s USB port with the following files on the root directory : bzImage and initramfs.cpio.gz. You can download them here.

Then you will need to send the payload (PS4-Linux-Loader-Vultra.bin) to your PS4. For that go to your PS4 web browser, go to 4.55 Exploit and send the payload to your PS4 using netcat or other.


Once you make the payloads for FW 5.01 you could use  PS4 host to inject the payloads and you could use the new PS4 Linux distro.

Download: ps4-exploit-host-v0.4.0.2

At this moment it is still untested and not sure if its a 100% usable yet. If you have any luck running it (with your know kexploit) or like to help please leave a comment below or comment on Vultra GitHub page here.

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