PS4 Jailbreak / PS4 Custom Firmware for Dummies

PS4 Jailbreak: Official tools and news for PS4 Jailbreak, latest updates directly from the PS4 hacking scene. You just got yourself a new PS4, and are looking for a PS4 Jailbreak / PS4 Custom Firmware solution? Then bookmark this page, as it will be kept up to date with the latest, greatest, and simplest solutions available for Playstation 4 CFW.

PS4 Jailbreak – the current status

PS4 9.00 Jailbreak

PS4s running on Firmware 9.00 or lower can be Jailbroken. Check the links below for the required tools to Jailbreak your PS4.

What is the Jailbreak status for firmwares 9.03, 9.04, 9.50, 9.51, 9.60, 10.00, 10.01, 10.50, 10.70, 10.71?

There is no public Jailbreak at this point for firmwares 9.03 and above, despite what some websites might have told you. In particular, there is no custom firmware available for these firmwares.

However for these firmwares, the Mast1c0re Exploit is an exploit that leverages a bug in PS2 remakes (such as Okage: shadow King), and that runs on the PS4. In theory this works on all firmwares up to 10.71 included (the latest firmware at the time of writing). That exploit isn’t a Kernel exploit and doesn’t constitute a Jailbreak, but lets you run PS2 Iso and PS2 Homebrew on the PS4. Details here.

In the meantime, it is generally recommended that you stay on as low a firmware as possible, as new hacks will eventually surface. Your current best bet however is to get a low firmware PS4.

Can I downgrade my PS4?

Generally speaking, it is not possible to Downgrade your PS4.

However there are advanced techniques that let you go back one update (e.g. if you are on firmware 10.01 and your previous firmware was 9.60, you could get back to 9.60), but these are pretty complicated and involved hardware/solder iron. See here for details. It is also possible to Downgrade your PS4 if you had previously created the necessary backup of your PS4, when it was on a previous firmware. My guess is that most people who read this aren’t in this situation though. Nonetheless, you can read on that here.

Jailbreaks for Older firmwares

If you are on a lower firmware, you might want to stay there and use one of the Jailbreaks below.

PS4 7.55 Jailbreak

PS4s running on firmware 7.55 or lower can now be Jailbroken. The tools and process to Jailbreak your PS4s are described in the links below:

PS4 7.02 Jailbreak

PS4s running on firmware 7.02 or lower can now be Jailbroken. The tools and process to Jailbreak your PS4s are described in the links below:

PS4 6.72 Jailbreak

PS4s running on firmware 6.72 can now be Jailbroken (the Jailbreak was initially released on July 17th, 2020). The tools and process to Jailbreak your PS4s are described in the links below:

PS4 5.05/5.07 Jailbreak

If you own a PS4 Running firmware 5.07 or below, congratulations, you are on the golden firmware to Jailbreak your PS4! The 5.05 PS4 Jailbreak was released in May 2018 (and to the best of our knowledge, it is compatible with the rare 5.07 firmware). See links below for details. Also in general you can apply the tutorials used for 4.55 below (just make sure you use the latest version of the tools).


Below this point are more details and more information about PS4 Jailbreaks from past firmwares, or news relevant to PS4 Jailbreak history/tools.

PS4 4.55 Jailbreak – Historical notes for Firmware 4.55

If you own a PS4 Running firmware 4.55 or below, you can jailbreak your console, although at the moment we suggest you update to a better supported firmware (see above). But here are some links related to the 4.55 jailbreak for reference:

PS4 Jailbreak – Historical notes for firmware 4.05

Firmware 4.05 was hacked shortly before firmware 4.55. If you have a console running on firmware 4.05, we now recommend that you upgrade to get the latest hack (see above for links on how to run recent exploits and other tools). The links below are kept for reference:

PS4 Jailbreak – Historical notes for firmware 1.76

Firmware 1.76 was the firmware for PS4’s historical first jailbreak. The full files to Jailbreak the PS4 and/or run Linux on 1.76 have been released here. We have an article to help you find a 1.76 PS4 to buy. The dlclose exploit lets you run Linux on your PS4, or run your own PS4 native code (this can now be done on more recent firmwares as well, see above).


PS4 Jailbreak – Linux on the PS4

In December 2015, Fail0verflow showed at the CCC hacking convention that they have Linux running on the PS4. They later on released all the required source code to run Linux on PS4, but not the required PS4 Jailbreak. Hacks have now been released for some models of PS4 to run Linux. Fail0verflow demonstrated Linux running on PS4 again, on Firmware 4.0x at the end of 2016.

PS4 Jailbreak - Emulator on ps4 - Pokemon on PS4

Emulator on ps4 – Pokemon on PS4

Careful examination of the Fail0verflow 2015 presentation showed that the Fail0verflow crew were running their exploits through the Webkit 1.76 exploit, meaning their console was running on Firmware 1.76 at the time. in the 2016 Presentation, Fail0verflow member Marcan confirmed his PS4 was running on firmware 4.05.

Fail0verflow have stated that many kernel exploits exist on the PS4, and they are “easy to find”.

Linux on the PS4 – News

PS4 Jailbreak – CTurt Kernel exploits (Firmware 1.76, 2015)

PS4 Jailbreak 1.76

In December 2015, hacker CTurt confirmed he has a PS4 jailbreak. He later revealed a second exploit. Both exploits have been released, in particular the dlclose exploit has been releasesd on PS4 firmware 1.76 and below, and is fully functional.

CTurt PS4 Jailbreak – Older News

PS4 Jailbreak – the Brazilian PS4 Jailbreak (2014)

Although not an actual “PS4 Jailbreak” that would allow to run unsigned code, it’s been confirmed that people have found ways to pirate games on the PS4, without the use for any advanced hack. With the use of a simple raspberry pi, electronics stores in Brazil have been able to dump the licenses of games from a PS4 to another, enabling them to pirate games. This technique is also known as PS4 NOR Cloning.

PS4 Jailbreak explained (the Brazilian Method)

In the Brazilian “Jailbreak”, it seems the PS4 NOR is dumped to a memory card. Reading/Writing Data from a PS4 that has the right games “activated” on it seems to be the technique that has been used by hackers in Brazil to Jailbreak the PS4. Videos have been showcasing the use of a Raspberry PI and free software JAISPI to perform the dump. Note that it is recommended that you do not try to reproduce this unless you know exactly what you’re doing.

It is believed a similar NOR dump technique has been used by the Brazilian stores selling pirated games.

PS4 Jailbreak News – Real exploits.

Historical information that led to the multiple PS4 Jailbreak, as well as information on ongoing hacks for the PS4.

Also check these other (real) PS4 hacks

A jailbreak is not the only way you can enhance your PS4 functionality! Check the following:

  • PS4 Remote play – Developers found ways to port the PS4 Remote Play functionality to android and PC.

PS4 Jailbreak News & rumors – Fake exploits.

Although there is real progress being made on PS4 Jailbreaks and hacks, several sites exist with the goal of tricking you, pretending they have a PS4 Jailbreak for you. We debunk a few of those below, as always, beware of bad sites. When a PS4 Jailbreak is made available for your PS4, popular scene sites such as us at will be the firsts to let you know.ps4 jailbreak - ps4 devkit

If you just found an unknown website that claims to provide a CFW or jailbreak for the PS4, be extremely careful. Such sites are usually trying to get you to answer some sort of survey in order to get the “hack”. This is how they make money in general (but this is not their only technique!), as they get paid for every person who completes a survey. These surveys will most of the time not lead you to anything, or in some cases they will let you download a file that has nothing to do with a PS4 jailbreak. Their explanations for the hack will usually be extremely fishy, for example asking you to copy some files on the PS4 hard drive without explaining how to actually do it, or things similar to that. They have fake comments on their site to make you believe their stuff is legit, and also use black hat techniques to build fake followers on twitter and facebook.

More generally, ask yourself about the odds that you are the first one in the world to find about a PS4 hack that nobody else knows about. Console hacking is our passion on this site, and we have dozens of community members scouting the internet for any verifiable piece of information. If something like that was legit, we would find out within hours. Again, when a PS4 jailbreak/Custom Firmware is made available, and other reputable scene websites will be the first ones to let you know.

Please share this page with your friends whenever they think they have found a PS4 Jailbreak. This page will be updated with the latest progress on PS4 hacking.

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