PS5 Firmware update 21.02-04.03.00 released (don’t update if possible)
Sony released Firmware 21.02-04.03.00 a few hours ago for the PlayStation 5. For those of you who hope to get their PS5 hacked one day, we recommend you do not update, if possible (more on this below).
This update comes after some Webkit vulnerability was confirmed to impact both the PS4 and PS5. There is a fairly low probability that this update is related to this vulnerability, but better safe than sorry if you have hopes for a PS5 hack in the future.
PS5 21.02-04.03.00. What’s new?
This firmware introduces nothing specific beyond the typical “improves system performance” message, which could be anything from minor specific game fixes, to a major vulnerability being patched under the hood.
- This system software update improves system performance.
Speaking of vulnerabilities, this update comes a few days after a series of Webkit vulnerabilities have been discussed on the scene. Of course, this is most likely a coincidence, but since both the PS5 and PS4 browsers seem to be impacted by these vulnerabilities, it’s possible Sony have been patching a few holes here and there in the past few days.
PS5 21.02-04.03.00. Should I update?
If you’re one of the few lucky owners of a PS5, but are hoping to get a PS5 Jailbreak one day, you’ll have a tough decision to make on whether to update your console or not. There is no PS5 Jailbreak available at the moment, and having any chance of a hack for the console could take months or years. However, if/when a hack is released for the PS5, it is very likely it will only work on lower firmwares. Those of us who will have kept a launch PS5 with the firmware it came with, will have a higher chance of getting a hack for their consoles.
But if you’re a gamer, or if the idea of waiting years to be able to use your console for hacks doesn’t seem enticing, this firmware update will probably be compulsory for you.
You might want to get two consoles: one for gaming, one for hacking. But with the global shortage of PS5s going on, getting a PS5 is already almost impossible, let alone 2 of them. If that’s a possibility for you though, go for it.