According to Tech Times, anyone with a PS4 can copy its BIOS/NAN, game database, and operating system onto a $99 Raspberry Pi, and transfer the copy to another PS4 – as many as someone would want.
Brazilian retailers publicized the PS4 game hack last week when they offered to recreate it for consumers for anywhere from $100 to $150 for the service, with 10 pirated games included, according to Wololo.
PlayStation 4 owners would likely find the game hack worth the risk of a suspended account or worse, as authentic PS4 games cost upwards of $60 or more. At $15 a piece in Brazil, PS4 owners are saving a bundle of money.
What makes this PlayStation game hack even more desirable for PS4 owners is that it is not a hack or a jailbreak in the same way other consoles are hacked or jailbroken, according to GameZone.
Because the Raspberry Pi method does not touch any actual code, nothing is being hacked or jailbroken in the true, legal sense of the words.
The Raspberry Pi method is simply a way to play pirated games on a retail PlayStation 4 console. Furthermore, according to a Brazilian website UOL Jogos(via Google Translate), Sony has no way of knowing whether the hacked PS4 was playing pirated games or not – even if playing online.