171w ago - Over the weekend the PS3 modchip known as PS JailBreak was examined, and today Mathieulh has made several Tweets (linked above) confirming that his PS3 hacker team have successfully cloned the PS JailBreak USB device.
Essentially this means the PS3 hack used to run PlayStation 3 game backups on a retail PS3 console was itself hacked, and according to Mathieulh details on the exploit used will be publically documented and available as soon as next week.
Those interested in acquiring the necessary hardware, specifically a Teensy ++ board or an AT90USBKEY, may want to check HERE for some handy links.
Below are some quotes from his recent Tweets, as follows:
"Someone from our group just successfully cloned the psjailbreak dongle. Going to improve the shell code soon.
We are not releasing anything, we didn't just rip things off, we know how it works, the clone is just a POC, we plan on documenting.
The exploit will be documented on the ps3wiki as soon as possible (we need to write up the whole article, will take a bit)
Buy an AT90USBKEY or Teensy board now and we'll have good news soon.
Right now as far as I know the (original clone) code has been ported to the Teensy ++ There is no ETA as to any other devices so far."
Teensy Key Features:
• USB can be any type of device
• AVR processor, 16 MHz
• Single pushbutton programming
• Easy to use Teensy Loader application
• Free software development tools
• Works with Mac OS X, Linux & Windows
• Tiny size, perfect for many projects
• Available with pins for solderless breadboard
• Very low cost & low cost shipping options
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Does anybody here know if there is a shop here in california on the central coast that sells AT90USBKEY or the teensy++ I would like to buy from a local shop if i could. I prefer support local shops if available. Sorry if this is off topic but I thought maybe someone in this thread might know.
Mathieu just released it as psgroove check out his tweet to get it
I like the idea of blocking PSN when using Mathieu and his teams software. Why help people cheat online, since they might be able to mod the game? Also, it might help prevent banning (assuming your PS3 doesn't tell on you when you connect without a dongle). You can easily get careless and forget that you didn't disable your connection before using the device. I wonder if they did anything to prevent you from updating the firmware (when it comes) while using it, in case a friend or relative messes with it.
As for the removal of the /dev_bdvd/ mount path patch... It's understandable. Homebrew is what's supposed to be in the spot light. Naturally, most of the people who bought the psjailbreak did it for the purpose of running back ups. The back up loader was the only bit of software released with it, since it's the main selling point.
If people get upset about being unable to run backups, they should realize that someone will almost definitely release something to remedy that. Can you picture FMCB without ESR? Without HDLoader, HD Advance, or usb extreme? What about wii homebrew without neogamma?