PS5 Firmware update 4.51 (21.02-04.51) released. As always, avoid updating if you can.
Sony have pushed firmware 21.02-04.51 for the PS5 a few hours ago. This probably goes without saying, but with the proof of PS5 kernel exploits a few months ago, as much as possible we advise you to not update your console if you’re waiting for a hack. Easier said than done of course, but if you’re hoping for a PS5 Jailbreak in the future, that’s what we recommend.
PS5 21.02-04.51. What’s new?
This updates 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. It could very well be a patch for a recent exploit (publicly know or not), which needs to be confirmed by hackers (or the folks brave enough to update and try)
- This system software update improves system performance.
PS5 21.02-04.51. Should I update?
In the light of revelations a few months ago about potential PS5 kernel exploits, I would urge anyone interested in hacking their console to at least postpone these updates for a few weeks if they can afford it.
Of course for gamers, giving up on online services for several weeks in December can be problematic. 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.