Weird PS5 Firmware update pushed by Sony, but also there’s some bigger hidden news here
Sony pushed a new Firmware revision a few hours ago, and this one has the scene a bit puzzled.
Yes, it’s your typical “improves system performance” update, and is officially labeled as 22.02-06.00.01 on PlayStation’s site, but PS5FwBot notes that this is labeled as 22.02.06.00.00 in some manifest files, looking like a reupload of an existing firmware, albeit actually a different file, so technically an update with some real changes, but with the wrong version number.
Sony just re-uploaded update “22.02.06” even though that update already exists,
the update has the same version number as previous, however the actual PUP is different
sha1 was “da4d2f2525a5c2d0fa57bed7b374d8be85487891”
— PS5FwBot (@FwPs5) October 5, 2022
Well, Sony labels it as 22.02-06.00.01 (and that’s what shows up on the console after installing, so probably just an issue with the manifest file) so we’ll go with it, this is a minor update which fixes something that has yet to be understood.
Switch Hacker was actually a PS5 hacker all along!
Wait. What? So here we’re learning that Plutoo is now involved in the PS5 scene somehow (which is really awesome), but also that he is able to decrypt/decompile/disassemble PS5 firmwares???
If you’re asking me, that’s the big news hidden in this update here. PS5 hackers probably have access to more than we imagine, and this could be great news for the future. You don’t want to update.
PS5 6.00.01 – 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.
This is demonstrated with the recent PS5 4.03 Kernel hack. People who bought a console early 2022 (or before that) and kept it at a lower firmware now have hopes to see significant technical breakthroughs on their model.
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.
Source: via ps5fwbot