Lance McDonald, the modder who created an unofficial patch so that the mythical Bloodborne can run at 60 frames per second on PlayStation 4, has announced the jailbreak release for playstation 5thus opening the door to being able to install unsigned software on Sony’s next-generation console.
There is one thing to keep in mind, and that is that if we say that Lance McDonald has announced it, it is because he does not seem to be the person, at least alone, who is behind the jailbreak for PlayStation 5. Apart from announcing the release of the mechanism , has published a video in which you can see that it installs a PlayStation 4 PKG file that could correspond to the mythical PT demo, Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro’s attempt to resurrect Silent Hill.
The jailbreak for PlayStation 5 offers for now a limited support by running only on console firmware version 4.03, which was published in October 2021 and replaced shortly after, in December of the same year, by version 4.50. As a consequence, all those who have updated their consoles after the first date mentioned will not be able to use the jailbreak, although that does not mean that they will not be able to do so in the future.
The PlayStation 5 has been jailbroken. pic.twitter.com/54fvBGoQGw
— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) October 3, 2022
Another aspect to consider is that, even if you can use the jailbreak, it only grants the user read and write permissions, but not executeso while Lance McDonald has been able to install an alleged PlayStation 4 game, he can’t get it up and running.
As we can see, it has been possible to jailbreak the PlayStation 5 to allow the installation of unsigned software, but this support, which goes against Sony’s policies, has arrived in a very limited state due to the requirement to use an old version of the firmware. since, from what has been known, it does not grant execution permissions.
From this moment on, the typical pique between Sony and the developers of the jailbreak may begin to see who takes the cat to the water, since the company of Japanese origin will surely not like this news in the least.