Apple iPhone Unlocker GeoHot Begins Hacking Sony's PS3


243w ago - Over the weekend geohot, famous for unlocking Apple's iPhone, has posted a few tweets on his Twitter account that he has began looking into hacking Sony's PS3 console.

He has also dropped by our Forums to enquire about the PS3 Hypervisor Decryption Keys, and has been in touch with CJPC via IRC as well.

To date, geohot has reported the following via tweets:

"ooo got access to a couple more pages of ram...still no hypervisor there tho. it's hiding in the top 2 MB.

anyone know if the 360 guys had a pt hypervisor to reverse?

my goal is to break out of the hypervisor... then see what my morals will allow.

gotta flip one little bit to hack the ps3. unfortunately the ps3 doesn't want me to flip it.

so, the hypervisor is in the first 0x1000 pages of RAM...think I could just pull an address line down and dump? not from kernel tho

PS3 memory map http://pastie.org/589218 ... why did I think this would be useful again? i really want these dumps @ bootloader

it'd be nice if that worked, linux accesses sandboxed part of nand... 4mb of uselesses.

hacking the PS3, not hacked in three years how long will it take me?"



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#141 - PS3 News - 239w ago
Nah, if you check the other guy's Twitter (http://twitter.com/chronicdevteam) he is a part of some "Chronic Dev Team" for iPhone stuff... so nothing geohot is talking about is PS3-related recently.

Edit: I'm STICKYing but closing this thread temporarily, mainly because the 5 posts I just removed stated what is already above... there is no new information available as it appears geohot is only doing iPhone stuff lately.

When geohot starts getting back to PS3 hacking I will reopen it.

Update: It appears geohot is not doing any work, including iphone updates, while he is back at college.
@geohot are you planning on releasing any kind of 3gs ipt3 jailbreak soon?
about 5 hours ago from web

@Bigshify @ryanpeiris sorry, at college. not working on the iphone
about 4 hours ago from web in reply to Bigshify

@geohot Oh sorry..! OMG that means if DevTeam couldn't find an exploit Guess we'll have to wait until you get the next semister break.
about 4 hours ago from web in reply to geohot

Update 2: GeoHot has resumed work on the PS3, continue discussion here: http://www.ps3news.com/forums/ps3-hacks/geohot-resumes-sony-playstation-3-hacking-opens-playstation-3-hacks-blog-109196.html

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#140 - SCE - 239w ago
Is he talking about the PS3?

@chronicdevteam told you the framebuffer was a good idea. read it out yet? better yet, read the bootrom?

Maybe this? http://wiki.ps2dev.org/ps3:hypervisor:lv1_copy_lpm_trace_buffer

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#139 - vanvir - 239w ago
I hope he'll succeed. Patience is a virtue.

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#138 - shummyr - 239w ago
He also stated that his college had begun, so maybe he is focusing on his schoolwork. He isn't even going to try to hack iphone 3.1 firmware.
Yea I feel his pain sometimes.
guys, sometimes other things come first like school, family, work and whatnot. Other times people need time to clear some ideas in their heads, at least when Im trying to compile, or make something work it takes days or weeks before I get to the solution.

Some times I try to hard for a couple of days/weeks leave it alone for some days/weeks and when I come back to start over again I find a way because I had time to review everything with a clear head. Like the previous poster said he tried and that doesnt mean that was his last attempt.
This is a very sucessful method that works well for a lot of people.
Just give him some time. We've waited this long. What's a little more?
You have the right attitude and Idea (Remember Patience is a Virtue)

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#137 - ryann46 - 239w ago
Just give him some time. We've waited this long. What's a little more?













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