Possibly editing the PSJB Backup Manager to hide its ID?
On news of the PSJailbreak and it's 'Backup Manager.pkg', and the more recent news that Sony might be able to detect it, this idea came to mind.
The PKG file of the 'backup manager' is UP0001-LAUN12345_00-0000111122223333 vs the ID / PKG of Super Rub a Dub - UP9000-NPUA80063_00_VER02180407PACK1
So my theory is if we change the Backup Manager ID to something else, then sony won't detect it as easily. Sure there would be an huge amount of people installing Super Rub a Dub ID, but if 20 or so new/old ID were available, then it'll be a lot more hidden. Since the USB is allowing unsigned code, this should be still be Ok for the time being, until a new firmware comes out.
I'm yet to hex edit the PKG files and see if there are other references there, but if the USB device does allow unsigned code, then changing the PKG should be acceptable. Right? Any ideas, thanks for your time, looking forward to the device this week sometime.. already got mine on order.
I don't have it myself, although CJPC has one on the way so he can likely confirm this if nobody else does first, but it should be fine to change the ID as long as you also update the PARAM.SFO file to reflect this change.
Oh yes, the PARAM.SFO [I remember seeing that on with the PSP files]. Might have a look at some of the apps made by PS3N members for some more insight.. the PS3 Debug PKG test file made by CJPC is interesting for me to learn more about working on the PKG files.
Thanks for the info PS3 NEWS.
Well call me gutsy or plain stupid, but I've send an email to PSJailbreak asking them some questions regarding the ID tag of the 'Backup Manager'. Who knows they might reply, but not holding my breath.
I figure that, if at least, people have the chance to escape the ban, then everyone will be happy and not annoyed that the devices only works for a short time.
Also is there a way to extract the SFO file from within a PKG file?
Who knows, maybe this won't work, but at least it's a chance.