The current state of Orbital at booting decrypted kernels can be followed in the issue tracker: both PS4 4.55 and PS4 5.00 have been tested.
The lead developer, Alexandro Sanchez (AKA ‘AlexAltea’), started working on the Orbital program the day he launched it publicly on GitHub on October 29, 2017. On 18 March, 2019, AlexAltea revealed on Twitter that Orbital was able to boot into Safe Mode from PS4 5.xx kernels on PC, with graphical output.
Decryption with SAMU is “emulated” by hashing encrypted input blobs and returning decrypted blobs previously obtained from the actual console. No keys were dumped, no keys will be dumped. More importantly: we don’t need them, so this project does not target SAMU.
Kernel ELFs generated from memory dumps will not work since writable segments might have been modified into a state where booting is not possible. Please generate proper binaries offline by decrypting ELF segments with SAMU on your actual console, not by dumping memory.
- System: Mac OS X (10.10+).
- Processor: x86-64 CPU with AVX/BMI1 and virtualization extensions.
- Memory: 8 GB RAM (recommended)
- Graphics: GPU with software support for Vulkan 1.0+.
This project is not ready for end users. No binaries are provided, so you must build each of the three components (BIOS, GRUB, QEMU) yourself. Furthermore, configuring the emulator to do something will be hard, as you will need to extract your own console keys. More information and guides on this matter will be available in the future.
|Developer(s)||AlexAltea & Orbital community|
- Orbital Emulator for Mac OS [PS4]: orbital-emu-release
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