Is a PS4 Jailbreak usb device in the works?
I am receiving enough questions about this that I feel an article is now required.
There are growing rumors that a group affiliated with the Cobra team (a team popular for some of their PS3 hardware mods, and the same team that announced the – yet to be released – cobra blackfin for PS Vita) have been working on a PS4 Jailbreak usb dongle.
The device, named “usb whistle”, would allegedly allow people to run pirated games on the latest PS4 firmware, firmware 3.15, and be released in February this year. The group also claims they will be releasing a CFW for that PS4 firmware, sometimes in March.
After some research, most of the rumors about that group actually originate directly from that group’s twitter account. And so far there’s absolutely no evidence that this twitter account or the group behind it is legit.
On the contrary, some of that group’s claims are actually so obviously incorrect that it’s probably ok to dismiss them as a fake for now.
For example, they state that their dongle will be available on Amazon for $50, on February 25th. It is pretty obvious that Amazon would not sell such an illegal device, and that this kind of tweet is complete BS.
Although the broken English gives an exotic “foreign team of hackers in an unregulated country” twist to that twitter account, so far there is no reason to believe any of what they say is legit.