Can You Downgrade Your PS5 Firmware?

No Can Do.

Abdul Muqsit
Abdul Muqsit
2 Min Read

The PlayStation 5 has been getting solid Firmware updates since its launch in 2020 and is currently sitting at Version 3.02- If you are wondering (for whatever shady purposes) whether you can downgrade the PS5’s firmware, then keep on reading to find out the answer.

The straight and short answer would be NO. Once you’ve installed a firmware update, you cannot downgrade the PS5’s firmware. There is no public/official way of performing a firmware downgrade and forcing a downgrade can put your console at risk.

Should You Downgrade PS5 Firmware?

Each firmware update for the PlayStation 5 aims to iron out any kinks in the software and make the whole experience more refined.

They keep introducing quality-of-life features such as allowing more expandable storage and also strengthening the console’s security measures against Jailbreaking attempts.

Unless you are trying to attempt a Jailbreak yourself by moving to an older / less protected version of the PS5 (with some loophole), performing a firmware downgrade will not grant you any kind of performance boost or benefits.

And it’s not like you can easily perform a firmware downgrade on a PS5. There are no publicly known ways of doing so.

We hope this quick guide was able to clear your doubts about performing any kind of firmware downgrades on your new console. You can also check out our guide on the different PS Plus tiers to know which one is best for you.

Keep visiting WIG to stay updated on the latest console news and learn about the latest happenings in the tech world.

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