PS4 Jailbreak Guide - HEN Exploit on 5.05

This guide will show you how to run the 5.05 Kernel Exploit for PlayStation 4.  The exploit is very simple to execute but must be run every time you boot up your PS4. While it is not as versatile as a full-fledged custom firmware, there are a range of features that are available via various payloads that can be applied through a webpage. You’ll be able to run homebrew as well as install backup games using the PS4’s built in Package Installer. If your firmware is above 5.05, a new jailbreak is now available for PS4 consoles on firmware 6.72. It is not advised to update if you are on 5.05, but this solution is great for those stuck on purgatory firmwares with no other publicly available exploits. For those on 5.05 contemplating on whether they should update to play some of the newer games; patching higher firmware games is now possible so they will be playable on firmware 5.05. There are some games that show issues and cause errors when backported, although much progress is being made daily to increase the number of games that can be backported to 5.05. It is currently difficult to write a guide on backporting games because new solutions are being developed and updated daily with new features. If you are still on 5.05 and interested in backporting games, check out AutoBackPort via RetroGamer’s Twitter. You can also follow the PSXHAX Thread for AutoBackPort.

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  • The kernel exploit and payloads by SpecterDev require firmware 5.05.
  • The exploit is also compatible on firmware 5.07, which is the factory firmware for some new PS4 consoles
  • If your firmware is below 5.05, you must offline update to 5.05
  • There is currently no way to downgrade firmware for PS4
  • Use the new jailbreak available for 6.72 consoles if your firmware is above 5.05.

Internet Connection

  • The exploit and payloads are hosted online
  • DNS settings are changed to redirect your User’s Help page directly to the exploit selection page
  • You can visit directly via your PS4’s Internet Browser for the exploit selection page

Change DNS Settings

  1. On your PS4 Home Screen, go to [Settings] -> [System] -> [Automatic Downloads] and disable all optionsps4 automatic downloads settings
  2. Go to [Settings] -> [Power Saving Settings] -> [Set Features Available in Rest Mode] and check [Keep Application Suspended]ps4 remote play keep application suspended
  3. Go to [Settings] -> [Network] -> [Set Up Internet Connection]ps4 5.05 set up internet connection dns
  4. Choose the connection type that you wish to useps4 5.05 dns setup internet connection lan or wifi
  5. Select [Custom]ps4 5.05 hen setup custom internet connection
  6. Set [DHCP Host Name] to [Do Not Specify]ps4 5.05 hen dhcp host name do not specify
  7. Set [DNS Settings] to [Manual]
  8. Set [Primary DNS] to
  9. Set [Secondary DNS] to 5.05 jailbreak primary secondary dns
  10. Set [MTU Settings] to [Automatic]ps4 5.05 dns network settings mtu
  11. Press [Circle] to skip the internet connection testps4 5.05 dns test internet connection

Homebrew Enabler Exploit

  1. Go to [Settings] -> [User’s Guide / Helpful Info] -> [User’s Guide] to launch the exploit selection pageps4 5.05 user's guide helpful info
  2. Select [PS4]ps4 505 jailbreak al azif exploit selection
  3. Select [Disable Updates]ps4 505 jailbreak al azif exploit selection disable updates
  4. Select [HEN]ps4 505 jailbreak al azif exploit selection hen
  5. Press the [PS] Button to go back to the Home Screen once the process is completeps4 505 jailbreak al azif exploit selection ps4hen

Congratulations, your PS4 is now jailbroken. You will now have access to features such as the Package Installer for installing PS4 backup games. You will need to run the [HEN 2.1] payload every time you boot your PS4. You can place your PS4 into rest mode instead of powering it off to minimize the number of times that you’ll need to run the exploit.

PS4 Games and Homebrew

Installing PS4 Games and DLC (.pkg files)

  • Use the Package Installer on homebrew enabled consoles to install games and DLC in .pkg format

Install PS2 Classics (.iso) on PS4 (5.05)

  • Convert PS2 .iso disc images to .pkg files that can be installed on your homebrew enabled (HEN) PS4

Enable Offline Remote Play (5.05)

  • Enable Remote Play on your 5.05 PS4 without signing into the PlayStation Network

PS4Cheater – Create Your Own Cheats

  • Create your own custom cheats for your PS4 games using this Windows application
  • PS4Cheater allows you to edit numerical values in your games, such as currency or item quantity