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How to Prevent Your PS3 from Being Banned for Homebrew

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206w ago - There have been quite a few articles about possible things that Sony could end up doing to try and stop PS3 homebrew, and here are all the potential solutions I have noticed thus far.

PS3's will start sending a recently played list to check for homebrew titles / flagged names:

Pretty obvious solution here. Just start naming the homebrews after currently existing titles, Or titles of bad games. Such as we can take the game name / BLUS for the game FLOCK (worst game ever that nobody will play) and install a master manager under that name.

So while it looks like everyone is playing FLOCK, We will actually be using a multimanager for FTP's, Backups, and Emulators.

Sony disabling update by USB in the next patch:

There are a few options we can take if we end up accidentally getting hit with this.

For people who update and can no longer install from usb:

Either the firmware will need a pre-installed pkg manager with firmware update options, Or they will have to do a dnas redirect to their computer to check for an update.

For people who have not updated to the new firmware that disables it:

Download the firmware and simply patch the firmware to alter the USB access as well so it does not get disabled to begin with!

Sub-level secondary key-signing program:

Well. in this sense, We would be absolutely screwed. If we were to install the firmware, Even with a pkg signer, We wouldn't be able to do a thing.

We would simply have to hope that someone would notice it uses a secondary keysign, find it in the firmware, and remove it before it becomes a problem.

How to truly help everyone there is for future firmwares:

We need a program with a GUI for firmware patching, Yeah I know one is out already, But it needs more OPTIONS! Options people!!!

We need a windows / linux firmware patcher with a GUI featuring the following options in the form of checkboxes.

  • Level 1 patching
  • Level 2 patching
  • Level 3 patching
  • Install PKG File option
  • Update from USB option
  • Playstation store links in VIDEO tab
  • Playstation store links in GAME tab
  • Check for firmware update on network connection establish

I am certain a gui windows / linux auto-patcher for all current firmwares would be WONDERFUL and would probably make the world a happier place.

Hell, I don't know of a single person who wouldn't want these options for an autopatcher.

Oh, And someone hurry up and figure out the npdrm so we can get an autopatcher for EBOOT's that works.

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#77 - barrybarryk - 205w ago
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Internet != PSN

connecting to PSN with any homebrew at all is likely to get you a ban when it comes, connecting to the internet won't, neither will the "log" files everyone's talking about.

#76 - Chivafighter - 205w ago
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True, but once i open my laptop, it connects to the internet. so just because im using an automatic feature(which can be turned off, but its a nice convenience) im liable to the terms of Microsoft or the internet?

Same goes for the PS3, im using the automatic convenient feature of getting instant online access when i turn on my PS3, am i still liable to those rules if i dont use the internet but play my games(no online)? sure i can turn it off, but its convenient to have. so being jailbreaked or not, i'm not using online.

#75 - picman12c508 - 205w ago
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I think if Sony were to start disabling hardware across the net there would be case for a class action law suit , at the end of the day it is nothing short of sabotage.

Ok they will most probably start with PSN bans , and i think (correct me if i'm wrong) , but by reading the new T&C's in 3.55 you are in direct breach of the T&C's IF you mod your console and go online with it.

BUT as far as hardware destruction is concerned , i think they would be on thin ice with that one , any one here with legal experience care to comment?

#74 - tntxx9 - 205w ago
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True, since it has copy protection you can't do a backup, it's illegal.

But by installing a fresh update will it erase everything (including the log files), will I be safe after that from all the banning or bricking problem ?

#73 - barrybarryk - 205w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by daveshooter View Post
Its leagle to make a working copy of any software that you own.

No it isn't, you'll find circumventing copy protection in itself is actually illegal, people that think making a backup of copy protected software is legal are talking rubbish.


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