PS5 Firmware 7.01 (23.01-07.01.00) Never Update Console If You Want To Jailbreak
Sony released PS5 Firmware 7.01 yesterday. Sorry to sound like a broken record… you know the drill, but somehow it needs to be repeated: if you’re hoping to get your PS5 hacked at some point in the future, we advise against updating.
PS5 23.01-07.01.00 – What’s new
The official changelog for this new firmware update is, as always, minimal, but it’s possible Sony fixed an actual user-impacting issue that slept through the cracks during Firmware 7.00‘s beta test. Specifically, from the official changelog:
- We’ve fixed an issue that was causing Discord voice chat to disconnect.
Of course, there’s a possibility more has been changed under the hood, but we won’t know until hackers get a look. PS5 Firmware 7.01 (23.01-07.01.00) Never Update Console If You Want To Jailbreak
PS5 7.01 – Should you update?
As always, if your goal is to jailbreak your console, you should simply not update. The recent history of PlayStation hacking tells us so: people who keep their console up to date do not get the Jailbreaks. PS5 Firmware 7.01 (23.01-07.01.00) Never Update Console If You Want To Jailbreak
It is very likely that the Mast1c0re hack still runs on Firmware PS5 7.01 though (Still pending confirmation), but this is a good time to remind everyone that Mast1c0re is a usermode exploit. It is extremely fun to play around with it, but ultimately, for full control of the console, we need at the very least to couple it with a Kernel exploit. These exploits are few and far between, and the higher your firmware is, the lower your chance that a kernel exploit will work on your console (New firmwares include bug fixes, which tend to patch these exploits).
As always, the decision is yours, but updating, in general, lowers your chances of getting a Jailbreak down the line
In an ideal world, you would have 2 consoles: one that you keep on a low firmware for a Jailbreak (or buy a low firmware one if you can find it – tips for finding a low firmware PS5 /PS4), and one that you keep up to date in order to play your current gen games and access PlayStation online services. I know it’s easier said than done, but that’s how things are.