Linux development on PS4 is gaining traction at a really good pace. We have multiple distros, kernels and other files floating around the web. These might be a bit difficult to find. So, here I present the download links for almost everything related to PS4 Linux. These links will be updated along with any updates in the software or the distro themselves. So, bookmark this page and keep checking from time to time for updates.
PS4 Linux Kernel: Downloads
|Aeolia||By psxita||By ps4boot & mircoho||By whitehax0r||By codedwrench (Beta)|
|Belize||By Nazky & tihmstar||By ps4boot & mircoho||By whitehax0r||By codedwrench (Beta)|
|Baikal||By psxita||By ps4boot & mircoho||By whitehax0r||By whitehax0r|
Special Instructions for PS4 Linux Kernel
The question as to which kernel you should use, has already been answered here along with the difference between Aeolia, Belize and Baikal. Apart from these, there are a few more things that you should keep in mind while downloading and using these kernels.
- Upon download, some kernels might have a different name, for example, bzImageAeolia. Rename them back to bzImage before copying them to the USB drive during installation, as explained here.
- Using the wrong kernel will lead to blackscreen upon loading. In this case, just download the proper kernel and replace using the instructions here.
- The Kernel 5.15.15 is fairly new to the PS4 and might not be stable as a daily driver.
- These kernels will mostly work with any distro. So, these aren’t necessarily distro specific.
Before we move on, I’d like to thank Hakkuraifu for his wonderful documentation here.
- By PS3ITA (New, with hippie68’s patches)
- By PS3ITA
- By hippie68
- By Nazky
- By ITmania (for Ubuntu)
- Multi-boot (By noob404) (MediaFire | Mega)
- Initramfs for Puppy Linux (By Noob404) (Mega)
Special instructions for initramfs.cpio.gz
This file contains the code to run the Rescueshell which installs and boots the Linux distro. While these are interchangeable, some do have some advantages over the others. Check out the following points.
- If you are using Nazky’s initramfs, you will have to follow these steps while installing or running Linux (as opposed to the installation instructions given here).
- For installation, type
exec install-arch.shand press Enter.
- To run the distro after installation, type
exec start-arch.shand press Enter.
- Depending on the file used, you might have to run
exec start-arch.shonce or even twice after every reboot.
- For installation, type
- If you are using ITmania’s initramfs for Ubuntu, while installing his Ubuntu builds, do the following for it to work properly (as opposed to the installation instructions given here).
- Rename the Distro file to ubuntu.tar.xz.
- For installation, type
exec install-ubuntu.shand press Enter.
- To run the distro after installation, type
exec start-ubuntu.shand press Enter.
- hippie68’s initramfs.cpio.gz claims to correct the partition alignment error that persisted in psxita’s initramfs. This correction, according to hippie68 will make the USB drives perform better while increasing their life span in the long run.
PS4 Linux Payloads: Downloads
Latest PS4 Linux Payloads for PS4 Pro (9.00)
Read more about these payloads helping double PS4 Pro’s performance here.
Other related payloads
PS4 Linux Distro: Downloads
Arch based PS4 Linux Distros
|Psxitarch v3 by PS3ITA||User: psxita
|Salient OS v2 by Darkstorm||User: darkstorm
|ArchLinux PS4 v2 by whitehax0r||User: sony
|WinesapOS 3.0 by Noob404||User: noob404
|SteamOS 3.0 by Nazky||User: nazky
|Psxitarch v3.1 (Unofficial) by ITmania|
|ArchLinux PS4 by whitehax0r||User: sony
Password: changeitUser: root
|Catjaro by ITmania|
|Psxitarch v2 by PS3ITA||User: psxita
|ArchLabs by Darkstorm||User: darkstorm
|ArchLinux by Darkstorm||User: darkstorm
|ArcoLinux by Darkstorm||User: darkstorm
|BlackArch Linux by Darkstorm||User: darkstorm
|Bluestar Linux by Darkstorm||User: darkstorm
|EndeavourOS by Darkstorm||User: darkstorm
|Mabox Linux by Darkstorm||User: darkstorm
|Manjaro by Darkstorm||User: darkstorm
|RebornOS by Darkstorm||User: darkstorm
|TEArch by Darkstorm (English Edition)||User: darkstorm
Fedora based PS4 Linux Distros
|Nobara 36 by Noob404||User: noob404
|Nobara 35 by Noob404||User: noob404
|Fedora 35 by Noob404||User: noob404
|Fedora 32 Tron Edition by ITmania||User: ITmania
|Fedora 32 by Modded Warfare|
Ubuntu based PS4 Linux Distros
|Pop OS 22.04 by Noob404||User: noob404
|Pop OS 21.10 by Noob404||User: noob404
|Lubuntu 21.10 by ITmania||User: itmania
|Ubuntu 19.04 by ITmania||User: itmania
Puppy Linux for PS4
|Leon Pup Beta v1||User: root
Other PS4 Linux Distros
|Batocera v1 by Noob404
Mega | CDN (by Terracraft)
|Debian 11 by Darkstorm||User: darkstorm
|Encom OS by ITmania|
|Deepin by ITmania|
|Debian 10 by ITmania|
PS4 Linux Drivers: Downloads
Arch Linux Drivers for PS4
Fedora Drivers for PS4
- Nobara 36 by Noob404
- Nobara 35 by Noob404
- Fedora 35 by Noob404
- Latest Drivers by ITMania
- Drivers by masterzorag (Old)
Ubuntu Drivers for PS4
Linux ISO Downloads
Below are the links to download Linux ISOs which can then be used to make your own distro. These links will take you to the download page of the latest versions of these distros.
Arch based Linux
Fedora based Linux
Ubuntu based Linux
Other Linux Distros
PS4 Linux Kernel Source
Most developers make the source to their versions of kernel public on Github. Here is a list of all the kernel sources that are available to the public. By the way, here’s a tutorial showing you how you could compile PS4 Linux from source.
Kernel 5.4.213 LTS
Gaming Essentials for PS4 Linux: Downloads
- DXVK by doitsujin
- VKD3D-Proton by HansKristian
- GE Proton by GloriousEggroll
- Wine and Proton builds by Kron4ek
- Mangohud by flightlessmango
- Custom Mesa for Ubuntu-based distros by Noob404
- Custom Mesa for Fedora-based distros by Noob404
- Custom Mesa for ArchLinux-based distros by Noob404
PS4 Exploit Payloads (9.00)
Here is a collection of all the major payloads for jailbroken PS4 running on firmware 9.00. The payloads are available in .bin format. You can use these to convert them to .js and host your own exploit site with them.
- GoldHen by SiSTRo
- GoldHen Beta by SiSTRo – v2.2.5b7 (provided by KameleonRe)
- MiraLoader (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
Payloads for Activation/De-activation
- Disable ASLR (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- Disable Updates (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- Enable Updates (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- Disable Browser (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- Enable Browser (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- History Blocker (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- Offline Account Activator by charlyzard
- Web Activator by Sleirsgoevy
- Debug (ported by KameleonRe)
- Exit IDU (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- Orbis Toolbox by OSM-Made
- Permanent UART by JTAG7371
- Rif Renamer (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- ToDEX (ported by Karo Sharifi)
- App2USB (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- PKG BackUP (modified by KameleonRe)
- Restore (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- Kernel Clock (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- Kernel Dumper (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- Kernel Module Dumper (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- Fan Threshold (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- FTP (Part of archive by PSXHAX)
- Parental Controls (modified/ported by nekohaku)
- WebRTE (ported by Karo Sharifi)
Essential Software for Linux on PS4
Following is the list of software that is essential for running Linux on your PS4 and even for making your own PS4 Linux distro. These software have been listed along with download links.
For the list of applications on Linux and the commands to install them, please check this article.
PS4 Jailbreaking and Homebrew
Didn’t find something important in the list? Just leave a comment below and I will get to it ASAP. Also, let me know if any links are broken. These will be replaced with the latest working ones at the latest.
Great work!!! Congratulations 🙂
Just to let you know that initramfs.cpio.gz: Download for ITMania Ubuntu is not available
Google Drive says it has a virus so only the proprietary can download the file.
Can you please re-upload that file?
Thank you. I have updated the link with one provided by ITmania in one of his YouTube comments. Please check.
Thank you Noob404 the download link is available now 🙂
I compiled a kernel 5.15.15 Baikal by codedwrench. ( Orange/White Ps4 led color ) Test as your own risk. I haven’t Baikal system.
Uploaded to https://file.io/R6juVpL3qoyg
https://file.io/moJzBzzSVCus <— not expired link
all links are down
Please check again. They do work for me.
@cmhacks hello could you compile a kernel belize 5.15.15 with both types of leds please? and also with several overclock variations 2.1-2.4-2.7- 3.0 etc.
You could try compiling following this simple tutorial.
hello could you tell me which command to install the essential components for manjaro? in the tutorial there is only fedora and ubuntu..
I have two doubts the first one where is the led settings in the kernel? i know overclocking is on ps4.h
the second is what is the configuration for belize,ps4-linux-5.15.y or ps4-linux-5.15.y-baikal ?
u need some dirvers to…
Sure. Il post it back.
Omfg finally I found a kernel that enables tethering and actually boots in my CUH-1215a. Thank you and thanks to codedwrench.
Great! Good luck.
Por favor dime cuál es, que yo tengo el mismo problema
Can I do the whole process without installing the drivers and install them directly on the ps4 already running the OS?
Can you be a bit more specific?
Hi again, Noob404.
I’m also struggling to install the debian graphics drivers for PS4 in my debian distribution. I already tried with Lubuntu and Ubuntu fresh installs, but when I install the packages from PS4linux-deb they throw several errors. After running the fix dependencies command the installation errors are still there. Do I have to install all the packages in all the folders from the PS4linux-deb repo? Or only the x64? Do I need to install the xorg version that is in the repo? The OS boots from the PS4 but I have issues with the video graphics like not seeing the mouse or video. Could you clarify how to install the needed debian drivers for PS4? Or do a video tutorial if you have te time. I bet there are lots of other users with issues installing the PS4 debian graphics drivers. Thanks
This will probably require fresh drivers specific to your version of Debian. Else, you may try to manually fix the errors that are thrown in the terminal during installation. This will take patience and research though. I will try to make a video on it later. But, right now, I have a few projects that I need to take care of.
Hey Bro!!! Thane you for everything! could you help me? O ‘m trying tô install in internal hdd , Mine is aeolia and rescueshell Works Fine, the problem is that It does not list the folder “PS4hdd” when I type “ls” command( that’s weird because PS4 xplorer Just use This folder) , so I can’t install my popos file and I can ‘t set the right PATHS to Linux . Thanks in advance and great Work!!!
I am really sorry, but, I haven’t yet tried installing on internal and I don’t recommend it. Moreover, Pop cannot be installed using the general initramfs installer and requires a Linux machine (Ubuntu) for proper installation, as given in this tutorial.
Thanks for the answer Bro! Why don’t you recommend It?
Wouldn’t It be much more convenient ?If you have a fat model , of course
Installing on the internal HDD, for one, is obviously risky. Secondly, there is no speed benefit in most cases when compared to an SSD with USB 3.0 adaptor.
@Henrique, I have Fat CUH-10xx that can install to internal, but using same files and method, it fails also on Slim CUH-2215B, with same error you got.
So, could you install on your fat model?
You can go about that two ways. I modified the initramfs archive and wrote a few scripts to install internally on the PS4. Find me on Psxhax and send me a message and I’ll help.
Dual booting is the main reason I’d suggest installing internally. USB or external HDD method is sloppy and messy. Imo”.
If you can, please consider posting a tutorial on the forums.
Hello, I was wondering what is the main difference between “Psxitarch” and “ArchLinux PS4” by whitehax0r for my PS4 Pro. My main intentions with Linux is to use it as my daily PC from the range of coding, gaming, emulation, and web browsing.
(In the context of him realizing that I have the Pro ver. of the PS4) I was recommended to use Manjaro (Catjaro) for its “semi-recent” kernal compared to Psxitarch’s “ancient” kernal as what a person in the PS4 Homebrew Discord Server said. Is it the same scenario for whitehax0r’s version of Arch? And if it is yes or no, which one is recommended?
From what I know, whitehax0r’s version of Arch is more recent and has more packages and drivers for gaming. I will also request him to answer this.
As for the kernel, PS4 Linux uses the kernel you place in the FAT32 folder, i.e., the bzImage, while the one that came with the OS is generally ignored. Please correct me, if I am wrong. So, I suggest you use the distro you are more comfortable with. For example, say, you are more comfortable with the package manager on Ubuntu (apt) than Fedora (dnf), go for it.
Thank you for your prompt response. In all fairness I have never actually used a Linux distro as my main OS and just very briefly experiment with some of them in VMs a fair back. But I don’t mind taking the learning curve as I’m pretty interested to do become a power user when it comes to my OS. I appreciated it that you answered my question, Thank you.
I want to ask about ps4 slim kernel.. So, is it possible to make patched kernel that will support FSync for playing games like GTA5.. or to be able to work wih VirtualBox app.. at the moment when i tried to install VM it ends with crash and reinstall Linux 🙂
I think most 5+ kernels already have FSYNC support.
well, when i try to launch some games on Lutris with Fsync turned on it says that my Kernel is not patched.. I use 5.3.18Baltika kernel
I need to install It in the HD because I don’t have a external one , neither the adapter, could you help me with It? The problem is that I can’t find “PS4hdd” partition when I type “ls”,and I need This partition in order to install It. Do you have at least any Idea that could help me?, you ‘re so inteligent, I bet you could have any!
I have never tried installing on the internal HDD and generally, don’t recommend it. Unfortunately, I can’t help you there. But, there is a discussion on the same going on in the post on Debian 11 for PS4. You might check it out and ask the people there.
i’m looking for the update commands of gentoo linux for ps4 by mircoho.
How can i update this OS?
Hi Noob404, could you do an article on how to create drivers for a distro? thanks again for your work!!
I hope to be able to make some contribution to the community soon, greetings!
Hi there, the SteamOS login password is invalid. Could you check and give us a correct password please. Thanks
Hi, Can you plz reupload 5.15 kernel for Baikal? Thx.
Unfortunately, it is still not stable on many Baikal models. You can compile it from Codedwrench’s GitHub using this tutorial.
Hi, i have question about ps4…. So, all this time i were using ps4 slim, but now i think to buy another console.. So, if compare, which console is more friendly for linux – ps4 fat or pro? So, i mean which would be more stable to work even with linux kernel modules and fsync so i could install linux properly.. Also i have an option to buy ps4 fat with 5.05 firmware.. Maybe that is better?
Good question. This would actually depend on the motherboard version. For example, mine is a PS4 Slim with Baikal motherboard. It has worked out pretty well for me. You may start a thread on the Forum. The members will help you out better.
Mine said its bikal B1 (0×30201).
Witch one is it?
Ahmed, we have the same board. Did you find the right kernel? I’m struggling to run kernel version 5.3.18. It will just crash. But running kernel 4.14.93 works like a charm but no vulkan support. Any suggestions?
i need help please
Hi, Noob404! Again me 🙂 I have made Ultramarine Linux for ps4 but first attempt was not so good, because there was error with zram files, but today ill try again. But, now i also try to check Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 and i have question – can i take POP_OS drivers or it will be bad result and i should use ITmania drivers for Ubuntu? Thanks. If u are interested, and ill be finished with these two with success i can share a download link for you later.
Hi, i have treid to make own Ubuntu Budgie distro following all instructions and trying POP_OS drivers and also ITmanias drivers, but none of them works. So, it seems that either there are some more drivers that you use and they are not listed here or there are only few distros that can be made for ps4… because when i was trying Ubuntu based 20.04 distro – drivers wasnt work, and now on newer version they dont work anyway.. Any ideas or advices? Thanks.
Hey, what is most likely the best when it comes to the 5.3.18 Baikal Kernal, ps4boot & mircoho’s? or ITmania’s?
I’m extracting the ArchLinux by Darkstorm with the alternative method with Ubuntu on VMware player but it just stopped and it’s been minutes with nothing else showing in the terminal with the exact tar command (including -C to the psxiarch partition). https://imgur.com/a/3v0hM8Q
I’m getting this error when I immediately go to rescueshell in a Baikal PS4 Pro with 5.3.18 by ps4boot & mircoho and Nasky’s initramfs.cpio.gz. Please Help me!
Create all the syslinks to /bin/busybox
Mounting /dev (devtmpts)…
Mount: Mounting /ps4hdd/home/Arch.img on /newroot failed: No such file or directory
The “root” variable is empty, set to false or zero but shouldn’t be. (P.S. this line of text was red)
Dropping to rescueshell because of above error.
Rescues sheel (busybox’s /bin/sh)
To reboot ‘control-alt-delete’. If you wish resume booting process, run ‘resume-boot
It gave this bullshit:
>>> Moving /dev to /newroot/dev failed: No such file or directory
>>>’mount –move /dev /newroot/dev’ failed
>>>dropping to rescueshell because of above error
>>>Rescue shell (busybox’s /bin/sh
For some reason I got a different message if I do it again:
>>> There is no executable ‘newroot//sbin/init’.
What distro? And, can you post on the forums?
Arch Linux from Darkstorm because he looked reliable for having a lot of distros i guess. I’ll make a forum
I can’t seem to reply to your comment anymore so I’m replying to myself.
Hi! I have interesting question about old good times when linux was running on ps3 consoles 🙂 I am interested on how was made ps3 Linux live cds?
Why does Ubuntu not let me type?
Hello everybody i have the first gen ps4 with touch buttons what kernel i may use,i try many kernel for aeola but i have wifi disconect problem.Please help me.Thanks.
Some debian drivers for ps4?