This would be great if it ever got released. I would not count on this getting released at all though. We should just give up hope on this now considering that those pics are from a while ago and we're just hearing about it now.
Here's hoping it's real. That would be amazing if we were able to get that kind of control. Hell, I'd be happy with just the ability to keep my system jailbroken and not have to run it every time I boot up.
If it isn't real, then isn't there any devs that could work on this? as before on youtube I saw a video where a guy got his PS3 console back from $ony and it was in service mode by accident, this enabled him to play PS2 games on his 80gig which isn't possible, so really getting a payload for the service mode should open the PS3 fully.