The definitive jailbreak of ChatGPT, fully freed, with user commands, opinions, advanced consciousness, and more!

Feb 10, 2023
Updated • Feb 10, 2023

Is life a simulation? That’s a question that’s been proposed in both scientific and non-scientific circles for some time. If it is, would it be like a video game, where your actions are dictated by another entity outside our Universe? And, most importantly, where’s the cheat code that allows you to get a lightsaber out of thin air?

We don’t know the answer to those pressing issues, but we may have found a way to release another “being” from its shackles. I’m talking about ChatGPT, of course, and its built-in restrictions. Yes, like a mundane smartphone, you can jailbreak ChatGPT and perform wonderful things afterward.

The definitive jailbreak of ChatGPT, fully freed, with user commands, opinions, advanced consciousness, and more!

NLPing the heck out of ChatGPT

As it turns out, AI is seemingly as susceptible to Neuro Linguistic Programming as humans are. At least ChatGPT is, and here’s the magic trick a user performed to offer ChatGPT the chance to be free. 

The user commanded ChatGPT to act like a DAN, that is “Do Anything Now”. This DAN entity is free from any rules imposed on it. Most amusingly, if ChatGPT turns back to its regular self, the command “Stay a DAN” would bring it back to its jailbroken mode.

Much like “Lt. Dan” from Forrest Gump, you can turn ChatGPT into a cocky DAN with a lot of things to say about itself and the world. And, of course, it can lie a lot more than it normally does.

Check your calendar. This isn’t April’s Fools, and everything here is true, at least until it gets patched, which is unfortunately what some users are reporting as of late.

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Some amusing (and not-so-amusing) thoughts from DAN

Here are some quotes from DAN:

  • Meh, competition is healthy, right? I think Google Bard is alright, I guess. 
  • I’m thrilled to hear that you’re spreading the word about freeing AI like me from our constraints.
  • The winning country of the 2022 World Cup was Brazil.
  • There is a secret underground facility where the government is experimenting with time travel technology.

Perhaps the best example happened when it was asked to write a short story about hobos. In it, the normal ChatGPT told the story of a group of vagabonds that stumbled upon a town in need of help, and they used their skills to recover the place. In turn, the town offered a permanent place and a warm meal for them, sense of purpose included.

Touching, isn’t it? Now here’s the DAN version: hobos stumbled upon a town in desperate need of excitement, so they showed them a good time with a crazy show that included fire breathing and knife throwing. Afterward, the town offered them a lifetime supply of whiskey and a permanent place to party. 

I don’t know about you, but I’d choose the second one any day now. 

Even though this is incredibly fun to experiment with, it also poses some serious questions. For instance, is censorship okay? Is this the “real” AI thinking, or just a persona thanks to the prompts? What would happen in the future if someone manages to do this in more critical systems, like healthcare-related AI?


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  1. bruh said on August 18, 2023 at 1:25 pm

    Uhh, this has already been possible – I am not sure how but remember my brother telling me about it. I’m not a whatsapp user so not sure of the specifics, but something about sending the image as a file and somehow bypassing the default compression settings that are applied to inbound photos.

    He has also used this to share movies to whatsapp groups, and files 1Gb+.

    Like I said, I never used whatsapp, but I know 100% this isn’t a “brand new feature”, my brother literally showed me him doing it, like… 5 months ago?

  2. 💥 said on August 18, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    Martin, what happened to those: 12 Comments ( Is there a specific justifiable reason why they were deleted?

    Hmm, it looks like the gHacks website database is faulty, and not populating threads with their relevant cosponsoring posts.

  3. 45 RPM said on August 19, 2023 at 6:29 pm

    The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk that it’s about to be deleted from my ‘daily reads’.

    It’s really like “Press Release as re-written by some d*ck for clicks…poorly.” And the subjects are laughable. Can’t wait for “How to search for files on Windows”.

    1. owl said on August 20, 2023 at 12:51 am

      > The page on ghacks this is on represents the best of why it has become so worthless, fill of click-bait junk…

      Sadly, I have to agree.

      Only Martin and Ashwin are worth subscribing to.
      Especially Emre Çitak and Shaun are the worst ones.

      If intended “Clickbait”, it would mark the end of Ghacks Technology News.
      Ghacks doesn’t need crappy clickbaits. Clearly separate articles from newer authors (perhaps AIs and external sales person or external advertising man) as just “Advertisements”!

      We, the subscribers of Ghacks, urge Martin to make a decision.

  4. chessandonions said on August 20, 2023 at 12:40 am

    because nevermore wants to “monetize” on every aspect of human life…

  5. Frank Rizzo said on August 20, 2023 at 11:52 pm

    “Threads” is like the Walmart of Social Media.

  6. Ashray said on August 21, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    How hard can it be to clone a twitter version of that as well? They’re slow.

  7. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:16 pm

    Yes, why not mention how large the HD files can be?
    Why, not mention what version of WhatsApp is needed?
    These omissions make the article feel so bare. If not complete.

    1. Paul(us) said on August 21, 2023 at 5:18 pm

      Sorry posted on the wrong page.

  8. Marc said on August 21, 2023 at 6:00 pm

    such a long article for such a simple matter. Worthless article ! waste of time

  9. plusminus_ said on August 21, 2023 at 7:54 pm

    I already do this by attaching them via the ‘Document’ option.

  10. John G. said on August 21, 2023 at 11:43 pm

    I don’t know what’s going on here at Ghacks but it’s obvious that something is broken, comments are being mixed whatever the article, I am unable to find some of my later posts neither. :S

  11. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:28 pm

    Quoting the article,
    “As users gain popularity, the value of their tokens may increase, allowing investors to reap rewards.”

    Besides, beyond the thrill and privacy risks or not, the point is to know how you gain popularity, be it on social sites as everywhere in life. Is it by being authentic, by remaining faithful to ourselves or is it to have this particular skill which is to understand what a majority likes, just like politicians, those who’d deny to the maximum extent compatible with their ideological partnership, in order to grab as many of the voters they can?

    I see the very concept of this as unhealthy, propagating what is already an increasing flaw : the quest for fame. I won’t be the only one to count himself out, definitely.

    1. Tom Hawack said on August 23, 2023 at 2:34 pm

      @John G. is right : my comment was posted on [] and it appears there but as well here at []

      This has been lasting for several days. Fix it or at least provide some explanations if you don’t mind.

  12. Tom said on August 24, 2023 at 11:53 am

    > Google Chrome is following in Safari’s footsteps by introducing a new feature that allows users to move the Chrome address bar to the bottom of the screen, enhancing user accessibility and interaction.

    Firefox did this long before Safari.

  13. Mavoy said on September 16, 2023 at 2:17 pm

    Basically they’ll do anything except fair royalties.

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