PS5 Firmware 2.50 – Should you update?
PS5 Firmware 2.50 Released
Sony released Firmware 2.50 for the PS5 a couple days ago, on Feb 3rd, 2021. According to the official changelog, this update fixes some issues related to PS4 backward compatibility, among other things.
- This system software update improves system performance.
- In rare cases, the PS4 version of a game would install from the disc after you upgraded to and installed the PS5 version. Now, when you insert the PS4 game disc, the PS4 version won’t install unexpectedly.
- You can now select and edit video clips using Share Factory Studio from your media gallery.
Whether those features are useful to you or not might be irrelevant: in order to use most PS5 online functionality, you’ll generally be required to update to the latest Firmware on your PS5.
However, for those of us waiting for a PS5 Jailbreak, we know that it’s always better to stay on as low a firmware as possible: The exploits used for Jailbreaks are often patched by firmware updates, and as such, a console on a lower firmware has better chances at having the exploited vulnerability.
PS5 2.50 and PS5 Jailbreak – Should you update?
There is no PS5 Jailbreak publicly available at the time of this writing, neither is there any rumor of anything in the works. People looking for a PS5 Jailbreak might have to wait for a very long time. With that being said, when such a Jailbreak gets released, those who have managed to stay on a lower firmware will have better chances for hacks to work.
So what to do if you expect to get a PS5 Jailbreak one day, but also want to play on your console in the meantime? Unfortunately, I might sound like a broken record at this point, but the ideal way to get the best of both worlds is to have two consoles. One you’ll keep up to date with the official updates, and one that stays on a shelf, unopened, waiting for a Jailbreak release. I know it’s easier said than done, given the price and low availability of PS5s right now, but that’s really how it’s going to play out.