PS5 Firmware Update 4.51: Should You Really Upgrade?

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Only a few hours ago, Sony released firmware version 21.02-04.51 for the PS5. Even though it should go without saying, given the evidence of PS5 kernel vulnerabilities that were discovered a few months ago, we strongly encourage you to avoid updating your console if you’re hoping for a hack. Of course, it’s easier said than done, but if you’re looking for a PS5 Jailbreak in the near future, this is what we suggest you do.

What are the improvements brought by this update?

Apart from the standard improving system performance remark, this update does not bring anything new to the table. This may be anything from small game changes to a huge issue being corrected under the surface. A recent exploit, whether known to the public or not, might very well be the source of the fix, which would need to be verified by hackers, or those who have the courage to do it themselves.

The performance of the system has been improved as a result of this software upgrade.

Is it really necessary to update the software?

A few months ago, we learned about possible PS5 kernel vulnerabilities. As a result, we strongly advise anybody considering hacking their console to at the very least delay these upgrades for a couple of weeks if they can manage to. At the moment it is recommended to wait a bit before getting an update.

It is understandable that for gamers, having to give up access to internet services for a few weeks during the month of December might be difficult. Purchase two consoles, one for gaming and the other just for hacking. This is a good investment. However, given the current worldwide scarcity of PS5s, obtaining even one of the consoles, much alone two, is almost difficult. You should go ahead and do it if it is a possibility.

Susan Kowal
Susan Kowal is a serial entrepreneur, angel investor/advisor, and health enthusiast.