A PS4 Jailbreak for Firmware 4.00 is now available online. Interested takers should exercise extreme caution when installing the new software content.
PS4Portal, a team of console programmers, claimed to have cracked the latest firmware update for Sony’s current-gen home device. PS4 users can head over to the team’s website to access the Jailbreak for free.
The Jailbreak is an unzipped file that should first be installed on PC, before being transferred to the PS4 via USB port. After installation, PS4 owners can download an assortment of games and apps for free.
According to PlayStation Lifestyle, PS4 Firmware 4.00 brings a slew of visual and performance upgrades. There’s a new user interface as well as a revamped game folder management system. As for Trophies, they can now be viewed sans internet connection.
“Holding the PlayStation button will still be the way to the [Quick] Menu, but it will now take up only a small fraction of the screen, keeping you immersed in whatever you’re doing,” said tech reviewer Mack Ashworth. “the Share Menu will also be improved and no longer cover the entire screen.”
He added that the 15-minute cap on video recording will be bumped up to one hour. Shared Twitter videos can last up to 140 seconds instead of the previous 10-second limit.
In other PlayStation news, PS Vita owners can also jailbreak their handheld device with the help of a new hack tool known as Vitamin. By downloading the software and following a specific set of instructions, users can decrypt and play any PS Vita game.
Neuro Gadget reported that Sony has released a PS Vita update that will render Vitamin useless. Those who already updated their portable console beyond Firmware 3.60 can no longer take advantage of the ingenious hack tool.
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