PlayStation 5 Has Been Jailbroken

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
  • Modify 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
  • It’s illegal

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.

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