PS4 9.60 and PS5 5.10 Firmware updates released, do not update if possible
Following the unexpected updates of the PS Vita and the PS3 earlier this week, Sony have released PS4 Firmware 9.60 and PS5 Firmware 5.10 a few hours ago.
PlayStation pushed PS5 Firmware 22.01-05.10.00 (PS5 5.10) and PS4 Firmware 9.60 yesterday. Those are your typical “improves system performance” updates (which are often security patches in disguise). So as always, we (and several prominent members of the hacking scene) recommend you do not update your console, if you can, and if you’re expecting to Jailbreak it eventually.
PS5 firmware 5.10 & PS4 Firmware 9.60 – What’s new
PS5 – 22.01-05.10.00
- This system software update improves system performance.
PS4 – 9.60
- This system software update improves system performance
These releases happen in the context of a growing number of security announces surrounding the PS4 and the PS5: Yesterday, a Kernel vulnerability was disclosed for the PS5 (although it has probably been patched in 4.50.), and a few weeks ago we saw a number of bug bounties awarded to hacker TheFloW, possibly for exploits in the PS4, the PS5, or both.
PS4 9.60 and PS5 5.10 – Should I update?
As always, if your goal is to jailbreak your console, you should simply not update. Not that we know for sure that 5.10 and 9.60 patch anything significant, but because the recent history of PlayStation hacking tells us so: people who keep their console up to date do not get the Jailbreaks.
In an ideal world, you would have 2 consoles: one that you keep on a low firmware for a Jailbreak (or buy a low firmware one if you can find one), and one that you keep up to date in order to play your current gen games and access PlayStation online services. I know it’s easier said than done, but that’s how things are.