People Have Already Started Installing PT on the PS5 After It Appeared to Have Been Jailbroken

P.T. appears to have been installed on Sony’s PlayStation 5; hence, it makes sense that people would do so.

Everything is Jailbroken if you think of it.

An attempted IPV6 kernel hack for the PS5 was unveiled by PlayStation modder SpecterDev earlier today. Only PS5s running firmware 4.03 or lower may use this jailbreak because it uses a WebKit vulnerability as an entry point, and even then, it only succeeds about 30% of the time.

Jailbreaking, which is frequently done to unlock debug menus and enable the usage of unlicensed software, can be defined as the process of reverse-engineering locked hardware. Lance MacDonald, a fellow modder, demonstrated the use of this new jailbreak by installing the acclaimed lost game P.T on his P55.

As seen in the video up top, the jailbreak allows users to install a PS4 PKG file, which is effectively a backup of a game, as well as access the debug menu. It appears that McDonald installed the no longer available Silent Hill demo, P.T. It has grown in popularity ever since it was taken off the PlayStation Store in May 2015.

Although Sony will probably keep an eye on this PS5 jailbreak, its constraints prevent it from becoming widely used in its current state. This is primarily due to the fact that the new vulnerability only allows for read/write access; there is no mechanism to actually launch anything you install. In McDonald’s case, this means that while P.T. can be installed, it cannot be used.

This new PS5 jailbreak is constrained in other ways as well. Only PS5s running firmware 4.03, which was published in October 2021, are currently compatible with it.

The exploit’s developer SpectorDev believes it might need to be modified for use with other earlier firmware versions. The installation of homebrew-related code is also prohibited.

But for other modders and hackers, this will be seen as a first step, and they’ll probably try to build on the entrance point.

Although jailbreaking a console isn’t necessarily illegal in and of itself, doing so can result in the suspension of your PlayStation Network account, void any applicable warranties, and may render your system completely unusable.