RPCS4 emulator for Android
- System requirements
- How to install
- How to update
- Last features
- How to download
- Frequently Asked Questions
RPCS4 is an open-source virtualization-based PS4 emulator project written in Java for Android OS.
This is the first and the only PS4 emulator which allows you to play Play Station 4 games on smartphone devices.
It can runs most of the PS4 exclusive titles on high-end systems with some bugs/glitches as it is still in beta.
RPCS4 emulator is a private project being worked on by one of the original developers of RPCS3, DH.
Little is known about the project at this time, but what we do know is that it’s expected to run on Unix-likes, and can boot PS4 games without graphics.
This is a parallel project to RPCS3, and nobody from the current RPCS3 team is directly involved (in other words, this project does not impact RPCS3 development).
The GitHub repo hasn’t been updated since 2016, and it appears to only exist as a placeholder until the project is released.
It is still being worked on although it is in early stages.
You can now play PS4 games on Android at variable frame rates with a smooth experience as most of the titles can now run at 60 FPS and beyond.
All components & plugins of RPCS4 is open source except the core executable.
The advanced settings menu lets users tune in-game resolution, add post-processing effects, and extend visual enhancement features.
RPCS4 emulator uses SPIR-V for hardware-accelerated virtualization – it is a low-level shader language used in the Vulkan graphics API.
The current state of RPCS4 emulator at booting decrypted kernels can be followed in the issue tracker: both PS4 4.55 and PS4 5.00 have been tested.
There will be frequent releases which you can get from the downloads section on the link button below.
The following table lists the minimum system requirements for running this application on smartphone and tablet devices.
|OS||Android 9 (or above)|
|CPU||Arm v8a 64 bit – Octa-core 2.0 GHz (or higher)|
|RAM||6 GB minimum (8 GB recommended)|
|Storage||64 MB minimum|
|Display||1080p (or higher)|
The app performance may vary depending on device hardware configuration.
For the best experience, users should be running within the recommended requirements.
- Download the app on Android device
- Open a file manager on the device
- Select the folder containing the downloaded file
- Open the .apk file and press Install
- If required, allow Install unknown app
- Launch the app
Applications need to access certain devices systems: as soon as an application is installed, you will be informed of all the permissions it requires.
This app is from a third-party developer, so an automatic update won’t be available.
You will need to manually update the app by removing the old version and installing the new version.
You can download any version of this application directly from our website.
You can contact our technical staff and receive the app archives of most versions and you can download them according to your needs.
Features that are implemented in the last version:
- Statically linked binary with no dependencies except GL and SDL2
- Additional rightstick keys for laptop keyboards
- Support simple compute shader, compute ring, cube maps
- Use Direct Input to emulate pad
Development versions have the latest fixes and optimizations, but their constantly changing nature means that little testing has been done on them and unknown bugs may appear.
The latest version of this app is available on the link button below.
This guide/tutorial can answer the following questions:
- How to install RPCS4 emulator on Android
- How to install PS4 emulator on Android
- How to play PS4 games on Android
- How to run PS4 emulator on Android
- Can I play PS4 on Android