O PlayStation 5 should get a full unlock solution soon. This Sunday (2), a Twitter user published a video of a jailbroken video game unit, a change that allows installing unofficial software and making other modifications to the console. The solution, however, is still limited.
The video came from Lance McDonald’s profile. In the demo, the modder revealed a configuration menu with options to customize Sony’s video game. Also, part of the video demonstrates installing a PKG file with a backup of a PlayStation 4 game.
Despite the demo, this does not mean that everyone will be able to jailbreak their PlayStation 5. As noted by Video Game Chronicle, only units with firmware 4.03 are compatible with the modification. The solution also doesn’t have much stability after installation, so if you do, it’s at your own risk.
It is worth remembering that the modder became famous by releasing an unofficial patch of bloodborne at 60 frames per second on PlayStation 4. McDonald, however, is not the creator of the unlock. It just showed the jailbreak in action.
After all, what is jailbreaking?
Jailbreak is a technique that gives more freedom to users of closed systems. Taking the beginnings of the iPhone as an example, the solution not only offered an alternative to the App Store, but also brought light to those who bought the cell phone in the United States. In the end, until 2011only AT&T customers could use Apple’s smartphone there.
On PlayStation, modding is not much different. By opting for jailbreak, users can install games outside of official channels and even get to customize the console interface with fewer limitations. But not everything is rosy: if you access PlayStation Network, your account tends to be blocked, for example.
The solution can also bring stability issues to the video game. In addition, there are other limitations, such as the loss of warranty and the inability to play online. That is, think carefully before making any changes to your console.