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PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit Goes Free, Open Source 10:00 AM - September 3, 2010 - By Ma
Feeling the PSGroove.
Last month we first learned about the first proven hack that will allow the PlayStation 3 to play games that are backed up to the hard disk drive. This was called the PSJailbreak and it was real.
It was so real, in fact, that Sony blocked the sale of the chips in Australia, where the first e-tailer was readying them up for pre-orders.
Sony won't be able to stop the eventual release of this exploit, however, as the code from the USB device is out in the wild and is now called the PSGroove. The PSGroove is an open source piece of software, which means that nobody owns it and nobody is selling the code. This also means that Sony has nobody to sue.
Of course, the open source code current does NOT allow the playback of backup games, which keeps it all very legal right now for the homebrew community. You can bet it's only a matter of time, though, that someone uses this homebrew hack for less than legal purposes.
Update #2: B1oH4z has shared a PSGroove AVR-USB-162 hex code that was compiled with a setting of 8mhz and using it Jasmin05 has confirmed the Olimex AT90USB162 works 100% now with a video below!
Update: martenbroadclk has now shared pre-compiled hex codes ready to burn followed shortly by hex codes for all boards, including both the original PSGroove release and CJPC's dev_bdvd patched version and Ps3Rips (actually Xantra, it appears now) has EurAsia - PS Jailbreak schematics and PCB layout released the ATmega164PA PS JailBreak Schematics And PCB Layout.
Recently we reported that the PS JailBreak PS3 modchip was successfully cloned, and today the PSGroove PS3 exploit arrives!
PSGroove is an open-source reimplementation of the PSJailBreak exploit for AT90USB and related microcontrollers.
The PSGroove for now allows the very same features as the PSJailBreak but without backup manager support, you can also now remove the dongle.
The original PSJailbreak dongle had a patch that would trigger the lv1 panic hypercall if the dongle wasn't in the list of connected devices.
CJPC has also detailed HERE how to patch it to allow for the proper mountpoint dev_bdvd to be mounted enabling the playback of backup games and posted a patched version below for those lazy.
Download: psgroove's psgroove at master - GitHub / PSGroove PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit [Mirror] / PSGroove PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit (Patched) / PSGroove PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit Hex Codes (AT90USBKEY boards) / PSGroove PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit Hex Codes (All Boards) / PS JailBreak Schematics And PCB Layout
It should work on:
- ... and maybe more.
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Great news for the PS3 homebrew scene.
So does this mean we don't have to use the Psjailbreak USB drive? We can use our own know?