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PS5 News       Thread starter PSXHAX       Start date Mar 23, 2022 at 5:26 AM       3,809       15      
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Proceeding the Beta PS5 Firmware update, previous PS5 OFW revision and PlayStation 5 Trailers, today Sony released PS5 System Software / Firmware v5.00 Update (Version 22.01-05.00.00) with the official changelog outlined below. :unsure:

:idea: According to several reports including RoyMK, although not listed in the changes below this update also adds Instant Game Response for Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) which automatically changes from Cinema / Movie Mode to Game Mode depending on the content being displayed to provide the best possible picture on select models including LG CX TVs.

:alert: As always, DON'T UPDATE if you wish to use PS5 Game Backups and PlayStation 5 homebrew apps, emulators, etc whenever a public PS5 Jailbreak Exploit (PS5Jailbreak Status) arrives in the PS5Scene.

Download: PS5 Firmware 05.00.00 Update (US) / PS5 Firmware 05.00.00 Update (EU) / PS5 Firmware 05.00.00 Update (UK) / PS5 Firmware 05.00.00 Update (AU/NZ) / PS5 Firmware 05.00.00 Update (JP)

:arrow: PS4 System Software / Firmware 9.50 OFW Live, Don't Update!

Here's the PS5 v5.00 Firmware Update changelog from Sony's official page:

Version: 22.01-05.00.00

In (Game Base), we've updated the following:

  • Voice chats are now called parties.
  • For easier access, we've divided Game Base into three tabs: [Friends], [Parties], and [Messages].
  • Now when you start a party, you can select either an open party or a closed party.
    An open party lets your friends join without an invite. Friends of party members can also join.
    A closed party is only for players you invite.
  • From the Game Base control menu and cards, you can now do the following:
    View all your friends under the [Friends] tab in the control menu.
    Start Share Play directly from the voice chat card. You no longer need to start Share Screen to use Share Play.
    Add a player to a group, or create a new group directly from the messages card. You can also send video clips, images, quick messages and view a group's shared media from this card.
  • Now when someone in a party is sharing their screen, you'll see the on-air icon. You can check this in the [Parties] tab.
  • The player search feature and friend requests are now under the [Friends] tab.
  • We've made it easier to decline friend requests by adding a [Decline] button to your friend request list.
In (Accessibility), we've updated the following:
  • We've updated the following for the screen reader:
    The screen reader is now supported in six additional languages: Russian, Arabic, Dutch, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish and Korean.
    The screen reader can now read aloud notifications.
  • You can now enable mono audio for headphones so that the same audio is played from both the left and right headphones.
    While your headphones are connected, go to [Settings] > [Sound] > [Audio Output] and then turn on [Mono Audio for Headphones]. Alternatively, go to [Settings] > [Accessibility] > [Display and Sound] and then turn on [Mono Audio for Headphones].
  • You can now show a tick on enabled settings so you can easily see that they're turned on.
    Go to [Settings] > [Accessibility] > [Display and Sound] and then turn on [Show Tick on Enabled Settings].
In (Trophies), we've updated the following:
  • The visual design of trophy cards and the trophy list has been updated.
  • You can now see suggestions for which trophies to earn on the trophy tracker when you're playing a game.
For the features available from the Create menu, we've updated the following:
  • You can now start Share Screen and stream your gameplay to an open party.
We've added a new feature: Voice Command (Preview).
  • Voice Command (Preview) understands speech commands for finding and opening games, apps, and settings, as well as controlling media playback.
  • To get started, go to [Settings] > [Voice Command] and turn on [Enable Voice Command (Preview)]. Then, call out “Hey, PlayStation!” and ask your PS5 to do something.
  • You can use this feature to help you find and open games, apps, and settings, control your media without even touching a button, and much more.
  • Currently, Voice Command (Preview) is only available in English for players with PSN accounts in the US and UK.
We've added Ukrainian language support.

Other updated features

  • We made the following improvement in game library:
  • Under the [Your Collection] tab, you can now filter your games by genre to find the games you want to play more quickly.
  • We've pinned PlayStation Plus to the left edge of the games home screen.
  • You can now redeem monthly games more quickly.
  • Get easier access to the PS Plus game collections from your home screen.
  • We've added a button guide to show you how to reload and zoom while using the internet browser.
  • If you want to report something that someone in a party said, there are now visual indicators for you to identify who was speaking. This will help PlayStation Safety take appropriate action based on your report.
  • We've made the console safer for child accounts:
  • When viewing a purchased or installed game they're restricted from playing, the background image of the game is hidden.
  • Activity cards, such as those displayed in the control center or game hub, won't be displayed for age-restricted games.
  • Now you can keep the games or apps you choose on your home screen.
  • When focused on a game or app, press the options button to open the options menu and select [Keep in Home]. The games and apps you choose to keep will stay on your home screen.
  • You can keep a maximum of 5 games and apps on each home screen.
  • You can now have three more games and apps appearing on your home screen.
  • We've changed the appearance of the User's Guide to make it easier to view. If you prefer the old appearance, you can change it back.
  • We now support more emojis.
  • We changed the keyboard layout for Polish.
  • We've updated the DualSense wireless controller device software to improve stability.
:arrow: According to Sony Platform Experience SVP Hideaki Nishino, Variable Refresh Rate for PS5 on HDMI 2.1-compatible TVs and PC monitors is also planned to release in the months ahead.

To quote: We’re also pleased to share that Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) is planned to release on PS5 in the coming months. On HDMI 2.1-compatible TVs and PC monitors, VRR dynamically syncs the refresh rate of the display to the PS5 console’s graphical output.

This enhances visual performance for PS5 games by minimizing or eliminating visual artifacts, such as frame pacing issues and screen tearing. Gameplay in many PS5 titles feels smoother as scenes render instantly, graphics look crisper, and input lag is reduced.

Previously released PS5 games can be fully optimized for VRR through a game patch and future games may include VRR support at launch.

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As an added option, you can also choose to apply VRR to PS5 games that don’t support it. This feature may improve video quality for some games. If this results in any unexpected visual effects, you can turn off this option at any time. Both VRR and this secondary option can be turned on or off.

Please note that results may vary depending on the TV you’re using and game you’re playing. As we get closer to the feature’s release, we’ll share more details, including some of the games that will enable VRR support through a game patch.

Our teams will continue to work hard on ways to enhance your gaming and social experiences on PlayStation, so stay tuned for more updates!
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JB, When this remains unknown if there is a PS5 firmware jailbreak it is advisable to stay on your current firmware.

No requirement to ask. when etc, as its unknown, it wont make it happen by adding to the hysteria. when or if there is a release you will hear it here


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This update is the best one to help play with your friends, online. If you plan to play online and don't care about jailbreak. I suggest the update. PS5 got a controller update too.
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