PS4 9.00 Jailbreak. Should you update your PS4 to 9.00?
A PS4 Jailbreak was released for Firmware 9.00 yesterday. People have been asking if they should update their PS4 at this point or stay put. Here’s a very quick “FAQ” to try and help you answer the question.
I’m on firmware 8.xx . Should I update to 9.00?
Short answer: yes.
The released Jailbreak was designed for firmware 9.00. Although there are chances it could be ported to lower firmwares, at this point there doesn’t seem to be any good reason for you to hold back. Go ahead and update to 9.00 if you want to enjoy the Jailbreak.
Check our guide here on how to manually update to 9.00. Do not update to 9.03!
I’m on firmware 5.5x, 6.xx, 7.xx . Should I update to 9.00?
You might want to update to 9.00.
Although there are Jailbreaks available for firmwares 6.72, 7.02, and 7.55 (meaning you could upgrade to one of these firmwares and run one of these Jailbreaks, or, more likely, you are already running one of those), some people on the scene have stated that this new release is generally more stable than what past Jailbreaks have produced. Al-Azif’s tweet below summarizes it pretty well:
I’ll add GoldHEN/Mira buttons to the DNS tomorrow. You’ll still need the USB. If you understand you’ll need the USB for the exploit, if I personally were on 6.72 or higher I’d go to 9.00 myself. Combined with Payload Guest you only need to run the exploit once anyway.
— Al Azif (@_AlAzif) December 13, 2021
Your mileage might vary however, as running the jailbreak here relies (as often) on a Webkit exploit which has some randomness attached to it. Furthermore, this new exploit requires to plug a usb key at the right time during the exploit. That is honestly not a big deal, but bottom line, you might want to stick to your current firmware at the moment if you do not have any trouble with your current exploit, or to update if you’re having stability issues (or simply want to be on a higher firmware for compatibility reasons).
If you choose to update, check our guide here on how to manually update to 9.00. Do not update to 9.03!
I’m on firmware 5.07 or lower. Should I update to 9.00?
At this point I’d say it’s still a bit too early for you to update your firmware. 5.05/5.07 remains the “golden” firmware for PS4 exploit at the moment, although that might change soon if we see strong support for the 9.00 Jailbreak.
I’m on firmware 9.03 (or higher). What do I do?
Sorry. You can’t run the Jailbreak and there is no way for you to downgrade. Your best bet for now is to find a new (sealed) PS4 at a retailer, as it will be guaranteed (at the time of this writing) to have firmware 9.00 or lower.