I thought this was to good to be true, although I wish the dongle worked the way Math thought it worked. Imagine a dongle which could decrypt and run 3.60+ eboots on 3.55. We could reverse engineer it and write it into an application like Multiman. But the Sony would release a new firmware with different app keys and we would get stuck again. The vicious cycle. None the less, this is great news.
One step at a time. The next step for us is the 3.60 keys. If they change them we will just find them and thats the step after.
I'm guessing if we find a way to get the 3.60 keys then thats it, we should be able to get all the future keys the same way.
Just because the Driver eboot seems to have a debug header, peoples jumped to the conclusion that it was debug eboots. But reality is that those eboots are encrypted and that no one really knows what they are and how they make the game boot.
The best way, i presume, is to either sneak into the dongle to see what "magic" happens in there, or dump the ram to get the decrypted stuff.
In other words, this debate is sterile now and nothing new can be brought to it until something new pops up.
19:44 Mathieulh folks
19:44 Mathieulh I looked a little more
19:44 Mathieulh and it seems the psjb2 just runs masterdiscs
19:44 Mathieulh with fself
19:44 Mathieulh kinda lame
what is the deal with the dongle updater eboot.bin?
19:45 Mathieulh it's a fself but I dunno what it does
19:45 Mathieulh I never looked at it
19:45 Mathieulh I don't really care on doing more
19:45 Mathieulh if you use the masterdisc algo I provided
19:45 Mathieulh and the proper key
19:45 Mathieulh which I am not supplying
19:46 Mathieulh you can decrypt all the psjb2 disc images
19:46 Mathieulh right on pc
19:46 Mathieulh grab the fself
19:46 Mathieulh and use them to run them on a regular 3.55 fw
19:47 Mathieulh basically security == LAME
19:48 Mathieulh still interesting to see how they patched the firmware to allow masterdiscs
19:48 Mathieulh they also do some auth with the dongle
19:48 Mathieulh which involves crypto
19:48 Mathieulh to make sure the firmware does not load without it
19:48 Mathieulh but if you don't need the firmware to load the games...
19:49 Mathieulh they could have added some extra keys in appldr and encrypted the damn eboots at least
19:49 Mathieulh I guess they didn't have enough time or enough spu skills
I can theorize: this dongle , and mostly their tool, can be compared as an amateur 3.8 keys and how ps3 can work properly. As said yet, without dongle, ps3 freeze. It's a symbiosis. User ask to load, dongle allow BDR to give a question, dongle answer, game load. Basically they reprogrammed completely the Sony's project. If i'm right, they are (actually) a group of genius who deserve a much better place to work, than make some rupees with a dongle
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