You Can Now Jailbreak A PS4 With An LG TV

You might think that jailbreaking a PS4 to run unsigned code is a complicated process that takes fancy tools and lots of work. While developing said jailbreaks was naturally no mean feat, thankfully they’re far easier for the end user to perform. These days, all you need is an LG TV.

Of course, you can’t just use any LG TV. You’ll need a modern LG webOS smart TV, and you’ll need to jailbreak it before it can in turn be used to modify your PS4. Once that’s done, though, you can install the PPLGPwn tool for jailbreaking PS4s. It’s based on the PPPwn exploit released by [TheFlow], which was then optimized by [xfangxfang] and implemented for LG Smart TVs by [zauceee]. Once installed, you just need to hook up your PS4 to the TV via the Ethernet port. Then, with the exploit running on the TV, telling the PS4 to set up the LAN via PPPoE will be enough to complete the jailbreak.

There are other ways to jailbreak a PS4 that don’t involve the use of a specific television. Nonetheless, it’s neat to see the hack done in such an amusing way.

Thanks to [eyeoncomputers] for the tip!

11 thoughts on “You Can Now Jailbreak A PS4 With An LG TV

  1. but… but… you MUST sign up for a PSN account for YOUR OWN SAFETY AND SECURITY! Otherwise we will shut down your games, EVEN if you aren’t even playing the game on a playstation!

    God I love when crackers pwn sony over and over again due to their anti-consumer practices and outright neglect and respect for our privacy. Love that this is right on the heels of the blow up about them bricking games for users in over 100 regions.

    1. Which news would that be? The people who bought Helldivers 2 on Steam in the regions where it’s unavailable can and do continue to play it, and Sony backed away from the hard requirement of PSN.

      Excoriate Sony all you want for not subsequently reinstating the game for purchase in those regions on Steam, but as a former Helldivers 2 developer, at least get your story straight before you go into histrionics, m’kay?

      1. oh whatever.. we all know that post event apologies never reach or affect as many people as the initial problem that they initiated. If you don’t understand the harm that kind of thing does to a brand it becomes more obvious why its ‘former’ and not current.

      2. The practice is still in effect for other games. And yes. I still refuse to buy any sony product because of the rootkit debacle. Sinilarly why i refuse to buy nintendo products. And ya. The story is straight as an arrow. Backpeddaling does not negate the abusive policy that preempted the backpedal. Also get the irony of the posted name. I dont post fun names for them to go ignored. 😉 youd think they woulda learend after all the screw ups. The only time i was on the fence about how to feel when sony suffered was the north korea debacle with the interview. Ill buy the sh1t out of that movie because fat dictators need a good ribbing.

  2. I could understand jailbreaking PS3 because Cell had performance of i7-4770K at the time when C2D E8400 was the best x86 CPU on the market.

    But why waste time on current PlayStation or Xbox? Both are just an overpriced, underperforming x86 PCs in fancy cases. For the same price it’s possible to build a way more powerful PC that will have no problem running G2:NK.

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