PS5 Firmware 6.50 released. As always, think twice before updating.
PlayStation have pushed a new PS5 firmware update earlier today, version 6.50, or, more specifically, 22.02-06.50.00. This version brings support for the upcoming DualSense Edge (Sony’s high end, highly configurable version of the PS5 controller). Also, as always, the “improves system performance” generic message, that could mean anything from “minor changes nobody will see” to “we fixed a pretty major security issue”.
The DualSense edge hits retail on the 26th this month.
PS5 6.50 – What’s new?
From the official changelog
- The DualSense Edge wireless controller is now supported.
- This system software update improves system performance.
PS5 6.50 – 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.
Last year, a Kernel exploit for PS5 was released, that impacts consoles on firmware up to 4.51 (details here). Granted, progress to a full Jailbreak has been slow so far, with no particular announce or hints from hackers that a hack of the PS5 Hypervisor might be happening soon, if at all. Nonetheless, if you keep your console updated, you’re pretty much guaranteed to never get Jailbreak.
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.