Do you guys have any knowledge on how the OS's FS works? Like, what the directory structure is.. where do .pkg files get stored.. where are they extracted? Where to put a custom self for it to appear in the 'Games' section and be launchable... and all that ?
Here are the installation files for the Resident Evil 5 on my PS3
Why don't we just splice the connection from the HDD on PS3 to a microcontroller and view what is being sent and received.
I mean, we won't need the keys if the keys are "written" to the drive on boot.
Easy way to get them?
The keys are not written to the drive at all (AFAIU) - my understanding would be that some lower-level part of PS3's OS (maybe part of the HDD driver) encrypts the data before it writes them and also decrypts them when reading just before passing them to upper levels - games, XMB, ...
So if you did what you describe you would only see what you can see when you take the disc off and connect it to PC.
Well I figured I would get that answer, what I meant was we can probe it for live data, as it's written. To get a better understanding of the key itself.
I mean it can't be that hard, right?
I am not sure what you mean - the only data the drive receives/sends is the encrypted data. Do you mean the location of the data? That would give some (probably useful) information on the layout of the filesystem.