Twitter user @manfightdragon has shown that the PlayStation 5 has been jailbroken.
One source at Sony has claimed that the jailbreak is legitimate and authentic. However, it’s understood that the jailbreak can only be done on version 4.03, meaning it has limited potential compared to a “full jailbreak”.
It could, however, could be potentially damaging if hackers find a way to jailbreak the console’s latest versions with internet access.
What is a jailbreak?
Jailbreak is hacking the system software and making changes that can give you full access to the console.
This essentially means that you can customize the way your PlayStation 5 looks by mods that are currently available.
It also opens up the possibilities for PlayStation 5 users to download games for free and add games onto the console that are not available on the PlayStation Store or system.
Pros and Cons of Jailbreaking
A PlayStation 5 jailbreak could mean:
Download paid games for free
Download PlayStation 1, 2, 3, and 4 games
Create new themes and custom UI
There are cons to a jailbreak too:
It voids your warranty
No online multiplayer
No access to party chat
You’ll get banned if you access the PlayStation Network
Jailbreaking your PlayStation 5 could be considered piracy in some countries and could lead to fines and jail time. In addition, running such software could contain viruses that could compromise your data.
Sony has already had a tough past week with PlayStation following online criticism that its PlayStation Stars program is “pay-to-win”. The new Stars Program means that players who have “Tier 4” will get priority support with customer service.