PS4 Jailbreak: How-To Guide and FAQs


As you probably know by now, jailbreaking a PS4 involves making modifications to the system’s firmware. That includes cool theme modifications or more functionality. Jailbreaking is not entirely against the law, at least not to a certain level. The downloading of pirated software and games is against the law. Jailbreaking any product, on the other hand, might render the warranty null and invalid. Additionally, it indicates that your item will not be eligible for support or upgrades in the future. So before you try anything, make sure you are aware of that!

Why Should You Jailbreak Your PS4?

By default, the PlayStation 4 does not support backward compatibility. However, after jailbreaking your PS4, you will be able to play games from the PS2 and PS3 consoles. Isn’t it a cool thing?! Additionally, after you have jailbroken your PlayStation 4, you will be able to download your desired ROM and themes, as well as ‘escape’ the payment procedure and download and play games for no cost or at a considerably reduced cost.

Moreover, jailbreaking a PlayStation 4 also has certain disadvantages. For example, you won’t be able to play new games that are set to be released unless they are pirated, and if you try to log in to your PlayStation 4 account, you can be blacklisted or restricted. In addition to this, you will not have access to the PlayStation Network (PSN) or any of the other features that comprise the program.

How to Jailbreak a PS4?

The PlayStation 4 jailbreak is only accessible for versions 6.72 and lower. This is the first thing to keep in mind. There is a possibility that jailbreaking the device would be difficult if the PlayStation 4 console had a higher software version. Prior to jailbreaking your PlayStation 4, it is recommended that you verify the version of your system on the official website.

After that, get a USB drive ready with at least one gigabyte of empty space. Make sure that the modified software is compatible with the PlayStation 4 system you are using. Last but certainly not least, you need to get a file extraction application. After that, go with the methods that are listed below to jailbreak your PlayStation 4. Check out every step you have to do:

  1. Get the jailbreak file by clicking on this link.
  2. Put the program on the root of a USB drive.
  3. Insert the USB drive into the PlayStation 4 and then go to Settings, System Update, and finally update using storage media. In order to properly connect to the USB drive, the console must first be in the off position. Next, activate the console by turning it on.
  4. Allow the console to finish installing the update.
  5. After restarting your PlayStation 4, navigate to the System tab.
  6. Your PlayStation 4 will be jailbroken once the appropriate modified firmware has been placed on the system, which is the sixth step.


What will happen if you update your PS4 after jailbreak?

After any update, the jailbreak will no longer be practical. It is important to note that the jailbreak is a component of the firmware that grants us the ability to do specific actions.

Is using a jailbreak on a PS4 permanent?

Kernel exploits will be patched shortly after they are released (and in some cases even before they are published), which means that if you keep your PlayStation 4 updated to the most recent firmware, you effectively eliminate the possibility of ever being able to jailbreak your system.

Can you play online after jailbreaking your PlayStation 4?

PSN won’t be an option anymore.

Does modding cause you to be banned from the PlayStation 4?

Yes, it does. Instead of banning you based on your profile, Sony disables the console directly as a result of its MAC address.

What’s your experience with PS4 so far? Would you give jailbreaking a try? Let us know in the comments section below.

Georgia Nica
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