As reported, hackers managed to “hack” the PlayStation 5: gain access to debug options and even install their own packages.
So, Twitter user Lance McDonald published a video in which he demonstrates the PlayStation 5 after “jailbreaking”, with access to new features, and installs the famous Silent Hills P.T Demo (which was removed from the PlayStation Store several years ago).
The PlayStation 5 has been jailbroken. pic.twitter.com/54fvBGoQGw
— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) October 3, 2022
At the same time, it does not show the launch of the demo, only its installation – so we can assume that, at least for now, the hacked PS5 is not able to run third-party software. It is known that the hack uses a Webkit vulnerability and can be installed on any version of PlayStation 5 with firmware 4.03 (on older firmware the hack can still work after additional settings, on newer – no, because this Webkit vulnerability is no longer present in them).
Of course, hackers say that hacking a console is necessary to install their own software, emulators of old consoles, or unofficial patches for commercial games – but everyone understands that the main goal is to run pirated games. I wonder how Sony will react to this news.