PlayStation 5 Has Been Jailbroken; Exploit Grants Access to Debug Settings

Oct 3, 2022 06:18 AM EDT
PlayStation 5 System Update 22.02-06-02.00

The PlayStation 5 console has been jailbroken, granting users access to the console's debut settings.

As reported on Twitter by Lance McDonald, a well-known hacker who developed the Bloodborne unofficial 60 FPS patch, the console has been jailbroken. The exploit uses Webkit vulnerability and can only be used on consoles running firmware 4.03, as the vulnerability has been patched in higher versions of the system software.

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The current PlayStation 5 exploit, however, is quite limited, as it basically only grants access to the console's debug settings, other than granting root privileges. As such, it doesn't feature any code execution, so it is impossible to run homebrew software yet. Additionally, the exploit is still unstable, so it may take several attempts to run.

Given how the exploit requires very old firmware, not many PlayStation 5 users will be able to run it. Still, now that the door has been opened somewhat, we should expect some very interesting developments in the future.

The latest PlayStation 5 firmware is version 6.00, which finally introduced 1440p support, changes to Game Base, and more. Full update notes can be found here.

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