If you own a PS4 then you have probably heard of the term “Jailbreak.” Well, what is it then? You might have asked this question to yourself. Before we provide you all the information about jailbreak, let us give you a heads up though.
Jailbreak is actually a violation of the trust between you and Sony so, it will void your warranty and it can also possibly ban you from the PSN network. With that out of the way, let us see what Jailbreaking actually means now.
A jailbreak is simply an act of getting out of jail. When a criminal escapes prison, he is said to have performed a “jailbreak.”
In the PS4, Jailbreak means breaking down the software so that you could do some of the things that you wouldn’t be able to do in a normal manner. Every device has software and hardware. In a smartphone, we can do things that OS allows us to do. But if we want to download a paid app for free, then we can sideload the illegally downloaded APK file and then install it in our phone. This is also a form of jailbreak.
We can also gain access to the complete operating system and do things such as hack wi-fi or run Linux on a phone. This is called ‘rooting’ in the case of an android smartphone.
Jailbreak is a similar process in the PS4. If we jailbreak our PS4, we can download the games for free. We can also add mods, get free themes, add some extra features, etc.
So, if your warranty has already expired and you want to try jailbreaking your PS4, give this article a full read and we are going to provide you a complete tutorial on how to Jailbreak the PS4.
Advantages of PS4 jailbreak:
Run Free Games
When you jailbreak your PS4, the biggest advantage is that you can run games for free. You can simply download the game ISO from different sites or copy it from the CD and then run it on your system. It is easy to just start playing the games. All of the games such as God of War, Uncharted, Horizon can be played for free once you Jailbreak your system. Sweet right? Jailbreaking could potentially save you a lot of money on games.
When you jailbreak your PS4, you can play old PS2 and PS4 games. PS4 doesn’t have hardware support for PS3 and PS2 games. But when you jailbreak the system, you can unlock this feature, and then you are able to enjoy all your old games.
When you jailbreak your PS4, you can download custom ROMs and customize them to make the system look and feel better. You can change the icons, themes, and everything else about the system in no time.
Disadvantages of PS4 jailbreak:
There are many disadvantages of Jailbreaking the PS4 as well. These disadvantages is the major reason why people never really jailbreak PS4.
One of the biggest disadvantages of jailbreaking a PS4 is that you cannot enjoy multiplayer games anymore. Yes, No PUBG, Fortnite, and other online multiplayer games. You cannot go online with a jailbroken system. So, if you are a multiplayer gamer, do not jailbreak your PS4.
Yes, you will void your warranty. If you have any hardware problem after you have jailbroken your system, the warranty gets void and you won’t be able to get your system serviced.
Can’t Play new games
You won’t be able to buy or download the newest games. You will have to wait for the games to get cracked. Once the games get cracked, then you can pirate them and play them,
You won’t be able to access the PSN after you jailbreak the console. If you try to log in to your account then you will probably get banned or even worse, you will get blocked.
How to perform the PS4 jailbreak?
Before we start this, let us tell you that from here on, you are responsible for your actions. We do not claim any responsibility of what could happen to your system. Now, let us begin. Installing the PS4 jailbreak is quite easy but it doesn’t mean that every PS4 will get jailbroken. You need to have a 7.51 system update for this particular jailbreak to work. Having said that, follow the steps below to jailbreak your PS4:
- Download the actual Jailbreak file from some of the websites. You can go visit PSExploit on the PS4 jailbreak page.
- The next thing you can do is put the jailbreak software on the root of your USB drive. The USB drive needs to have PS4 support and the file system should be FAT.
- Now plug in the USB to the PS4 and traverse to the games tab in your PS4 system.
- Select the PS4 jailbreak file. Wait for the PS4 to install the software.
- Reboot the PS4 and after that, visit the system tab to ensure the right custom firmware is installed on the system.
- Your PS4 is now completely jailbroken.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Will a PS4 jailbreak cause any hardware problem?
Not really. A PS4 jailbreak might not really cause a hardware problem. But if you have an older system with already some hardware problems, jailbreaking can always make the problem worse.
What to do if there is a USB error?
USB error occurs when you do not format the system with FAT32. Always use the FAT file system. NTFS will not work.
After a jailbreak, can I play games online?
No, you cannot. There are some patches that claim to be able to play online games but they don’t really work flawlessly. Never try to connect to the internet with a Jailbroken system.
How do you install games on a jailbroken PS4 system?
You need a PC to do this. Just download the PS4 games to an external hard disk using your PC and connect it to the PS4 system to play it.
Jailbreaking a PS4 system could really help you play some games that you want to. It will save you money and also make your life a lot easier. But, there are some problems with it. The fact that you can’t go online is a real bummer.
Even worse is that some countries have strict laws against piracy so, be very careful. But if you are in a third world country where it is impossible for an average person to spend 60 dollars on a video game, jailbreaking can really be useful.
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