PS4: 7.55 Jailbreak updated
Developer Sleirsgoevy has added some updates to the PS4 7.55 Jailbreak this week. The latest change adds code that “imitates network traffic before exploit”, we can assume this might have been put in place to help stabilize the exploit at launch.
Sleirsgoevy has done a significant amount of improvements to the 7.55 Jailbreak since its original release in March. In particular, he has added some retry-on-error code in some critical failure points, in order to improve the overall success rate of the Jailbreak.
The PS4 7.55 Jailbreak requires a lot of retries, mostly because it relies on a fairly unstable Webkit vulnerability as its entry point. What this typically means is that people attempting to launch the exploit will experience their browser freezing, or the entire console crashing, when they try and run the exploit. Although none of this is particularly damaging for the console, it can be frustrating. Hopefully these incremental updates from the hacker help mitigate this a little bit.
I’m on PS4 Firmware 8.00/8.01/8.03/8.50. What can I do with this Jailbreak?
Consoles running on firmwares 8.00 and above cannot be jailbroken at the moment, and downgrading a PS4 is, for the general case, impossible (exceptions involve having made a copy of the console’s
NAND NOR beforehand). If you are on Firmware 8.XX, you’ll either want to stay put (do not update your console, keep it on as low a firmware as you can), or get yourself a console running 7.55. Those are unfortunately more difficult to find as time passes, in particular with the ongoing shortage of chips.
When an exploit is made available for PS4 8.50, this place and other prominent hacking sites will be the firsts to talk about it. You can stay tuned on our PS4 Jailbreak page.
PS4 7.55 updated Jailbreak. Download and run
Point your PS4 Browser to https://sleirsgoevy.github.io/ps4jb2/
You can download the updated version from sleirsgoevy’s github here. You will need to run the files on your local server, and point your PS4 Browser to it. Alternatively, a lot of people just point their PS4 Browser to an existing host, the most obvious being sleirsgoevy’s implementation itself, at https://sleirsgoevy.github.io/ps4jb2/ (but alternatives exist).