Over the weekend, hackers from Fail0verflow claimed to have rooted the PS5. A Sunday tweet states the group has obtained all symmetric PlayStation 5 root keys. It allegedly got the key by decrypting the PS5’s firmware. The tweet included an image of the cracked software highlighting the system’s supposedly exposed secure loader (secldr).
More often than not, jailbreaking a PlayStation console requires modification of the hardware. Although Fail0verflow did not reveal its exploit, it did say that the keys were “obtained from software,” suggesting that no hardware modifications were necessary.