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PlayStation 4 firmware 5.05 jailbreak released

It's a lot easier to find a PS4 Pro running on a sub-5.05 firmware. (Source: Digital Trends)
It's a lot easier to find a PS4 Pro running on a sub-5.05 firmware. (Source: Digital Trends)
The kernel exploit for the PlayStation 4's firmware 5.05 was released earlier in the week. While it isn't stable right now, it's the most recent jailbreak for the console and supports a number of recent releases.

Last week, one of the biggest developers in the PS4 exploit scene, Specter, announced that the kernel exploit for the console's firmware 5.05 would soon be released. PS4 fans can rest easy now, though, as said exploit has finally been made available to the public.

The kernel exploit has opened the floodgates for various other exploits that allow mods and other such grey-area activities. At the moment, however, users on Reddit note that the new jailbreak is not as stable—some have experienced save data wipes, even—as the old one on firmware 4.55. That's all but expected, of course, as it's still a new release.

Of interest to some would be the fact that this new exploit is said to also work on FW 5.07, probably because that iteration of the console's firmware isn't much different from the base FW 5.05. There's also supposedly an exploit in the works for FW 5.53 but nothing is concrete at the moment.

This exploit will allow users to run titles like Horizon: Zero Dawn, God of War, and Shadow of the Colossus. It also brings jailbreak functionalities to aspiring users of PS4 Pro's, as it's much easier to find that console with a firmware under 5.05.

You can find more on the subject at the Reddit link in the sources section.

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Ricci Rox, 2018-06- 1 (Update: 2018-06- 1)