The PlayStation 5 Console Has Apparently Been Jailbroken
After a couple of years in the market, it appears that the PlayStation 5 has finally been jailbroken, but there is a catch to this jailbreak.
Is the PlayStation 5 Jailbreak Real?
A group of hackers have reportedly managed to find an exploit in the PlayStation 5 console, specifically within firmware 4.03. This allowed them to jailbreak the console but there are limitations to it.
Apart from only working in firmware 4.03, it’s not a full-fledged jailbreak, at least not yet. It’s currently unstable only has roughly 30% chance of working. Furthermore, while you do get root access, you can only get read / write access for codes but not the ability to execute them.
For those of you who are wondering, a jailbreak is considered a big deal as it allows the user to access the full software of the device illegally, which includes root access to codes and sections normally inaccessible to consumers. This could allow people to run their own software of commercial games for free, which is illegal and considered a part of piracy.
Sony has not given an official response to the jailbreak, and the hackers can’t confirm if the exploit works in older firmwares. For now, we will report more on this as soon as information becomes available so stay tuned.
Pokdepinion: I would personally stay away from it to avoid any potential privacy, safety, and financial losses. You never know what sort of damages these jailbreaks could actually pose, especially with the PlayStation 5 still being relatively new.