Tutorial Quick method to dump PS4 game and build a PKG from it for HEN 4.05


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Jul 31, 2016
While following this tutorial you'll learn how to make a backup (dump) of a PlayStation 4 game you own and then convert it into an installable .pkg file. This is probably the fastest and EASIEST method to date and made possible by xVortex. Remember this is for firmware 4.05 only!

Required Files:
1. PS4 4.05 Dumper Payload
2. GenGP4.exe

Part 1: Dumping your game

These steps work for both digital and physical versions of your games.
  1. Boot up your console
  2. (Optional) Install all available patches for the game
  3. Connect a USB Flash Drive to the console and open the browser
  4. A. Browse to the mini Playground on (https://www.consolehax.com/playground-4-05/) and click on xVortex + Dumper or
    B. You can also choose to host the exploit in your network and use the 4.05 dumper payload.
  5. Minimize the browser by pressing the PS Button once
  6. Run the game and wait until you're in the main menu
  7. Minimize the game by pressing the PS Button once
This will start the dumping process. The data is being transferred to your USB media. When the dumping is finished the console will automaticaly shutdown. This is normal.

Part 2: Building a PKG from your dump

The following steps require you to have access to a computer with Windows (preferred). I use gengp4.exe from within the ZIP file and Fake_PKG_Generator tool (not linked, use google to find it).
  1. Connect the USB Drive to the PC
  2. Run gengp4.exe and navigate to your dump (CUSAxxxxxx) directory
  3. Click on Generate .GP4 (wait until 'Done' appears)
  4. Click on Save .GP4

Now run orbis-pub-gen.exe from the Fake_PKG_Generator folder.

  1. Open the saved .gp4 file
  2. Click on Build
It is possible the building fails during the first try. Ignore the error and press build again. It should work.

Source: Github/xVortex
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