Biggest PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 4 Pro hacks till date discovered by hackers

The biggest PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro hack yet has been discovered by different known hackers.

Biggest PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 4 Pro hacks
Biggest PlayStation 4 & PlayStation 4 Pro hacks

It’s been almost eight years since the release of PlayStation 4 and many gamers have waited for an awesome hack/jailbreak to arrive on the scene for this console. Well, the prayers have been answered. A new PlayStation 4 hack was discovered recently, and it works on PlayStation 4 Pro too.

There’s a possibility that this hack might even work for PlayStation 5. This jailbreak will allow homebrew applications to work on the consoles and for unauthorized and pirated games to be played.

The hackers, whose creation this hack is, are three in number: SpecterDev, ChendoChap, Znullptr. They created this jailbreak so that it works on consoles with firmware update v9.00 and earlier.

It’s not the first time PS4 has been hacked, of course, but it is the first time that such a high firmware update has been hacked. So this might appear as a boon for some gamers.

Let’s get to know all there is about this PlayStation 4 hack.

PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro Hack

The first thing to know about the PlayStation 4 hack is its name: pOOs4. A bit technical, but it boosts a high performance. The hackers all worked together to bring about this hack. By the way, pOOs4 is available on GitHub now, if you want to check it out for yourself.

However, it is alleged that the three hackers were aided in the process by theflow0. thflow0 is the Twitter handle of Andy Nguyen, a security engineer at Google. Apparently, Andy uncovered a bug in the files of the console which allowed the hackers to work out the jailbreak.

This allegation makes sense because Andy is sometimes called the ‘Hacking God,’ because he has posted a lot of hacks on Github, hacks that broke the earlier firmware updates of many consoles.

The hacker SpecterDev posted a video on Twitter of a PlayStation 4 running on the custom firmware.

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Another hacker from the trio, Znullptr, posted a tweet that assured gamers that the hack was real and not a hoax. He also said that the jailbreak affects PlayStation 5 as well. The tweet went on to state that the lead developer of the hackers doesn’t have a PlayStation 5, so a PlayStation 5-centric hack was not ready just yet.

This hack is pretty special, as this hacks one of the latest firmware updates, allowing for a host of recently developed games to be enjoyed by gamers worldwide.

But there is one bump with this hack. Sony just released its latest firmware update, v9.03 (released on December 3, 2021). The hack doesn’t cover this update. But the upside is that it’s such a recent release that not a lot of people have it. So many will be able to use the PlayStation 4 hack.

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As far as PlayStation 5 is concerned, this hack is not a lot of use. However, a new hack may be coming in the foreseeable future, because a hacking group, Fail0verflow, tweeted in early November that they have managed to procure the encryption root keys for PlayStation 5. This brings them closer to a jailbreak than ever before.

Sony puts a lot of effort into making sure hackers don’t make breakthroughs with jailbreaks. But this time, Sony will have to try even harder, because this hack is the biggest PlayStation 4 hack the gamers’ community has ever seen.

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