This ‘How To’ guide can only be used on PlayStation 4 consoles with the exploitable firmware 5.05 installed.
Original Tutorial: PSXIta.com
What is PSXItarch Linux?
This is a Linux distribution based on Arch Linux created by Team PSXITA with only the PlayStation 4 in mind. It even allows users to Read and Write to the internal PS4 hard drive on CUH-10xx and CUH-11xx models). It comes equipped with RetroArch, Dolphin Emulator and Mupen64Plus. The second release added new and better AMD GPU Open Source Drivers for 2D / 3D Hardware acceleration and Vulkan drivers.
What do I need?
Requirements for this guide:
- USB Keyboard
- USB Mouse (or use the touchpad on your DualShock 4)
- USB Drive formatted as FAT32 (I recommend at least 16GB and 3.0)
- Optional: if you own a PHAT or SLIM you’ll need a USB Hub to connect three devices at once. The Pro has 3 USB ports (one on the back)
- initramfs.cpio.gz (md5: 7c38ca9c4eaff335ef52cef398ab1278)
- bzImage (md5: 20fe8941f2238b35822ea61939f2393d)
- psxitarch.tar.xz (md5: 8058d928b9a3f9532d55535e166789f7)
What do I do?
- If you’re USB Drive is not formatted as FAT32, do it now. It’s very important.
- If you downloaded via the ConsoleHax Vault mirror, extract the ZIP file.
- Copy the three files (intramfs.cpio.gz, bzImage and psxitarch.tar.xz) to the root of your USB Drive
- Do NOT change the name or extension of these files!
- Connect the USB Drive, the mouse and keyboard to your PS4
On your PlayStation 4:
- Run the kernel exploit + a Linux Loader payload
Your PlayStation 4 should now reboot and rescueshell should appear.
- With your keyboard typ exec install-psxitarch.sh to proceed with the installation
- This installation will take about 30 minutes
When it’s finished PSXItarch schould boot automatically. If you encounter a problem try to typ exec start-psxitarch.sh
What can you do in PSXItarch after booting?