A Jailbreak for the PS4 or PS5 is still years away, but TheFloW’s news of a Blu-Ray attack that affects both systems has clearly gotten the community excited. Now is the time to remind everyone to stay calm and not act too quickly.
When you jailbreak your Apple iDevice, you make it possible for third-party apps to be installed on it. In spite of what most people think, it is perfectly legal to run third-party apps on your device since James H. Billington changed the DMCA. When you jailbreak an iOS device, you gain root access to the file system and manager. This lets you download apps, extensions, and themes that aren’t available in the official Apple App Store. Apple is the only thing that keeps people from jailbreaking their phones.
Current state of the PS4/PS5 jailbreak
Right now, you can jailbreak PS4s with firmware up to 9.00. The PS5 has not yet been jailbroken in a public way.
TheFloW, a hacker, has found flaws in the PS4 and PS5 up to Firmware versions 9.04 and 4.51, respectively. It would be smart to remind everyone that these disclosures don’t include any proof-of-concept code, and even if they did, there wouldn’t be any Kernel exploits as part of a jailbreak. Even though progress is being made, there is still a long way to go before any console can be jailbroken. In a nutshell, here’s what you should do for PS5 Jailbreak: Patience
Most jailbreaks made in the last few years work on older firmware and rarely on the newest. At the moment, most people seem to think that there is “hope” for PS4 9.03/9.04 and PS5 4.03. The easier it is to upgrade to a higher firmware version, the harder it is to downgrade.
If you want to jailbreak your device, you need to stay as close as possible to the same firmware. Even if it seems unlikely at first, you’re making it more likely that you’ll be in the next edition. If you want to jailbreak your console, you should never upgrade it. Many of us would need to have two consoles, one for regular gaming and one for jailbreaking and other illegal things. You are the only one who can decide if you can do it or not.
It is also important to watch out for fake PS4 and PS5 jailbreaks and only trust reliable sources.
Beware of Fakes PS4 and PS5 Jailbreak
Another important point is that many sites will tell you they already have a jailbreak. Usually, they will say they have it for the newest firmware. You can be sure of one thing: if this information isn’t on the front page or other reputable scene sites, it’s fake. The download links on these sites usually take you to a page with something like a paid survey or a password-protected file that you have to go somewhere else to get the password for.
In the end, they make you click multiple times in a loop so that they can make as much money as possible from ads until you give up. Please don’t feel bad about giving up. Their file was never a jailbreak. At best, you downloaded some official software from Sony. At worst, you got a virus. Read Also: Apple iPhone 14 Pro and 14 Pro Max News and Features
Remember that for the past 15 years, we’ve spent hours of our days working on this site and digging for this kind of information to put on the blog. What are the odds that you just happened to find something on Google that none of the scene websites know about? I’m not saying that it will never happen, but think about the odds.
No one knows exactly when the next PS4 or PS5 jailbreak will come out. We know that everyone is excited right now, but all you really need to do to get ready is stay put and avoid updates.