PS4 Firmware 10.01 released, you know the drill!
A few hours ago, Sony released PS4 Firmware 10.01. As with all minor updates, this could be a trivial bug fix, or it could be a security update. As always for people waiting for a PS4 Jailbreak for their console, we recommend you do not update if possible, even though this specific update appears to be harmless.
The previous PS4 Firmware update was only a few day ago, with PS4 10.0 released on September 8th.
PS4 10.01 – What’s new
This new firmware doesn’t bring much in terms of official changelog, with the update only being “This system software update improves system performance.”, Sony’s slang for non customer facing features and bug fixes.
It’s always possible a new PS4 update fixes a security issue, meaning it would patch some holes for a potential Jailbreak, but Zecoxao states the changes this time do not impact anything serious.
identical kernels from 10.0 to 10.1, no major patch done :/
— Control_eXecute (@notzecoxao) September 21, 2022
PS4 10.01 – Should I Update?
As always, if your goal is to jailbreak your console, you should simply not update. The recent history of PlayStation hacking tells us so: people who keep their console up to date do not get the Jailbreaks.
Granted, exploit news seem to be more on the PS5 side these days (in particular here and here), but keep in mind that the PS4 has a solid history of Jailbreaks. But this implies staying on a lower firmware (and yes, that means giving up online access on the console)
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.