The modder improved on his previous exploit.
Two weeks ago we reported how modder Lance McDonald finally managed to jailbreak the PlayStation 5. To prove that he did, McDonald even uploaded a video showing him downloading the PKG file. for PT, which as we know is no longer available. However, the process he used was only possible on PS5 firmware version 4.03, which was released in December 2021. It looks like McDonald’s has now outdone itself dramatically.
McDonald tweeted this morning that he was able to get PT running on a fully updated, non-jailbroken PS5. “I had PT working on a fully updated, non-jailbroken PlayStation 5!” said the tweet. “Eat shit, Konami! This console was never jailbroken, I was able to transfer a hacked PS4 emulator from another jailbroken PS5 using a USB backup to unlock the game on my main PS5!”
The video with the tweet shows exactly that – a PT icon on the game screen, followed by actual gameplay. Given the wording of the tweet, the modder has clearly been trying to figure this out for a while. Of course, getting PT running on a console has been considered the holy grail of PlayStation modding ever since the game was pulled from the PS4 in its entirety. The inspiration to do it came to McDonald’s in a very random way, almost like in an episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley.
“The bottom line is that you must have PT legitimately on your PSN account and your PSN account must be activated on a jailbroken PS5 and a normal, fully updated PS5,” he explained. “I was out for a walk and suddenly thought of a method that might work. I stopped at a computer store and bought $300 worth of USB hard drives to take home and I started messing around frantically. I’m so glad it worked!”
McDonald also announced that he would be streaming the exact process of how he achieved this feat later tonight. However, while it will be interesting to watch and learn, we advise you to don’t try this on your own consoleas this is a tricky process that could easily end up freezing your PS5
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