Hackers have jailbroken the PS4 with a new kernel exploit, according to Wololo.net, a web site that covers jailbreaking information, seemingly opening the door for individuals to run issues like homebrew apps on Sony’s last-gen consoles. The jailbreak is known as “pOOBs4.”
It’s a main growth, however it comes with a huge catch: the jailbreak solely works on PS4 firmware 9.00 or decrease, in accordance to certainly one of the individuals concerned with the jailbreak, SpecterDev, which isn’t the latest PS4 software program out there. In case you’ve already up to date to the latest firmware, 9.03, the jailbreak apparently received’t work.
Right here’s a video from SpecterDev exhibiting unofficial software running on the PS4:
The kernel exploit additionally impacts PS5, according to Znullptr, another person involved with the jailbreak, however don’t get your hopes up about having the ability to mod your PS5’s software program anytime quickly, if ever. Znullptr says a PS5 model of the jailbreak “is not prepared or being launched” as a result of the lead developer doesn’t have a PS5. (And it could be hard to get one of the elusive consoles for a while.)