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Those interested in reviewing the old PlayStation 4 gamesharing methods can find them linked in the article HERE along with some preliminary Tweets on this method, and as planned today @egycnq made available via Twitter the details and demonstration video from his YouTube Channel on a PS4 and PS5 Unlimited Gamesharing Method via Remote Deactivation Bug outlined below. :geek:

Typically when undisclosed PSN vulnerabilities are discovered they end up reported in the PlayStation Bug Bounty Program by someone for profit and consequently patched, as were some other bypasses / loopholes previously covered HERE in the PS5 Scene last fall.

To quote from egycnq on the steps involved: New PS4 - PS5 Method to Unlimited GameShare

PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 get a method that let you Unlimited gameshare any account thanks to Sony.

The PlayStation Account management system not let you remote deactivate any console more than once every 6 months but there is a bug that lead to remote deactivate any primary console unlimited number of times

Steps for PS4 :
  1. Login to a PSN account on console A then active it as primary then deactivate it.
  2. Login to the previous PSN account on console B then active it as primary.
  3. On console A go to account management then try to active the account as primary it will ask you to change to this console , accept... now we remote deactivate console B.
  4. On console A deactivate the account then try to use the account on another console C.
  5. On console C active the account as primary.
  6. Return to console A go to account management then try to active the account as primary it will ask you to change to this console , accept... now we remote deactivate console C.
If we repeat the steps we can see that console A have the ability to remote deactivate any other console have the same account unlimited number of times due to a bug functionality of [Change to this PS4 option].

:idea: With the same idea you can use it for PS5 as well.

Video show the method:
PS4-PS5 Method

This video show the bug to make Sony move and patch it.

Finally, another Xbox Series Gamesharing Method is also expected to arrive today so we'll update this article when further details surface on it.
PS4 and PS5 Unlimited Gamesharing Method via Remote Deactivation Bug.jpg
 

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Alucardov

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its not a bug. its been there a long time. its not really a secret at all.
these method has been since 2017.

what its doing is basically intercept activation from one console to the other.

what they doesnt mention is the fact that the consoles cant be online at the same time only the latest activated.
 

Kraken

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Not only can Sony detect this easily, it's a feature. It allows people with multiple PS4/PS5s to change which one is primary even if the other unit is offline or broken.

It's a pro-consumer thing, and Sony is probably going to take it away now and start requiring the second unit to be online in order to be deactivated or for you to call them and be on hold for a few hours.
 

Victorum

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Newcomer here, I don't quite get the purpose of this. It allows to share an account between multiple PS4's to "own" the games on multiple systems at once ? Or it's just a way to switch back and forth between multiple PS4's more than once in 6 months ?
 
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