It’s easier to jailbreak on PS4 than PS5, but we don’t recommend it either. But still many people ask us can you jailbreak ps5?
If you’ve gone to the trouble of looking to restock your PS5 and then playing the best PS5 games, you might be wondering what’s next for a gaming console. You might even be thinking about breaking out of jail.
Hold your steeds there, dear reader, because it’s far from easy. You would have more success jailbreaking a PS4 than a PS5. This is due to the machinations of hackers who managed to jailbreak the PS4 using a new kernel exploit, as detailed by Wololo.
According to one person in the jailbreak, Znullptr on Twitter, the kernel exploit is also affecting the PS5.
If you have a PS4 and want to jailbreak, you need to make sure it’s running PS4 firmware 9.00 or earlier, as consoles with firmware 9.03 won’t be vulnerable to the explicit. However, we would also recommend that you avoid jailbreaks in general.
Should you jailbreak your PS5 or PS4?
The short answer to it is no. While it’s not strictly illegal to jailbreak a game console or other device, laws vary from country to country. And using a jailbroken console to download games that may have been pirated, even if they are older, seemingly dead titles, is illegal.
The benefit of jailbreaking is that it opens up a gaming console or device to run games and apps that it wouldn’t normally be able to handle such that in the past, we’ve even seen hackers like the Nintendo Switch run Windows this way.
But console manufacturers don’t like this because it means using their devices in ways they weren’t meant to be. And it can also make the console less stable, cause crashes, and even expose it to cybersecurity risks.
With Sony’s PS5 getting the likes of Horizon Forbidden West and Elden Ring early next year. And with the PS4 packed with stellar games like God of War and The Last of Us 2, we’d recommend keeping those consoles tight no jail time.
If you want to get into homebrew software and some hardware-software tinkering, we recommend looking at the Raspberry Pi. Instead, as this simple computer can be used to build and run all sorts of things.
It’s been a while since we last did a roundup of the PS5 hacking situation, so here we go again.
What is its 2022 Status?
Here are some of the key things that have happened over the past few months regarding jailbreak of PS5:
Last year we had proof from hacker group Fail0verflow & PlayStation veteran TheFloW that the console could indeed be fully hack. With the two groups sharing some level of proof here and here.
We also saw the use of the webkit on the PS5, including firmware 4.03. And the subsequently released ROP toolchain of the PS5 user mode. ZNullPtr also recently confirmed that he is still working on PS5 exploits.
PlayStation also recently put out a 20,000-dollar exploit reward for TheFloW, possibly for the PS5 exploit he mentioned last year.
The only “usable” tool available to you, whether you’re a DIYer looking to delve into PS5 security or an end user. It is the custom mode ROP toolchain, as your PS5 is running firmware 4.03 or lower. So, what’s next?
What do we need to jailbreak PS5?
Hacking a system in some shape or form usually requires two main things:
1: a way to run unsigned code what we usually call exploiting user mode in the console hacking scene
2: And from there some sort of privileges escalation gain full control of the console which is usually known as “kernel exploit”. The pros and cons of how these two aspects we achieve may depend on the target system, but that’s the gist of it.
To summarize the current state from the above section, we have a user mode exploit up to 4.03. And evidence that privilege escalation is possible, although nothing has been published about this aspect.
Specifically, ZNullPtr revealed a bit of security and mitigation to prevent privilege escalation on the PS5.