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Dumping PS3 Hypervisor and Bootloader with Atmega8 at 16Mhz


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236w ago - Hi guys, I used an Atmega8 running at 16Mhz (I had a couple lying about from the BT Vision project I was working on) and knocked up a small prog to do the same as the other chips and dump out the PS3 Hypervisor and Bootloader.

I was quite surprised, It actually worked fairly straight away! I only had one pulse going everytime I pressed the button at first but not a lot was happening.

So I did what xorloser did, and modded it so it pulsed every 100ms while the switch is pressed.

After about 30-40 seconds... I got a hit with the exploit code posted [Register or Login to view links]. Then I used the dumper (posted here) to dump the 10mb bin.

Just having a look through the dump, lots of strings in there.. I haven't dropped it into [Register or Login to view links] yet tho...

This is the source and hex (for those who dont want to compile it) for the Atmega8 which I glitched my PS3 with. The Chip I used was the Atmega8-16pu. You will also need a 16mhz Crystal, and 2 x 22pf Capacitors.

Grounding pin 14 on the chip will produce a pulse on Pins 2 of the chip (infact it does all of PORTD) This should then go to the memory bus point on the ps3. See Circuit diagram (below).

I used [Register or Login to view links] to program my chip, with CKOPT ticked in the fuse settings, everything else was unticked.

Mick



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#35 - is0mick - 236w ago
yeah its an error, i just used the BT vision modchip diagram and modded it to suit.. and it was VERY late

I'll sort it out soon, but it was only so people got the idea of the inputs and outputs I was using.

Not sure about the 8mhz version.. I think running @16mhz scrapes by. I think the output pulse is ~190ns (according to the simulator) so running at 8 mhz would be about 380ns.

Mick

ckj1979's Avatar
#34 - ckj1979 - 236w ago
I have a couple of ATmega8L-8PU lying around. Any one know if it will work with this? I'm assuming yes.

Only difference is 8MHz to 16MHz but the voltage is in range. And an the external crystal is used.

Another note: from the download your diagram has a 8MHz crystal in the circuit diagram... just wondering if this is an error

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#33 - zangetsu1 - 236w ago
Why you on this hacking site in the first place if you are against ISO loaders and homebrew. Seems like you should be on the Sony official forum begging them to raise up the prices on their games even more because $60 bucks per game just isn't enough.
Yikes!! thats a full force strike... this part of the forum is about hacking.. just in case you didn't know..

And one other thing.. not all of us want go cheat online gaming.. we all have our own reasons.

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#32 - jabberosx - 236w ago
How is the Playstation 3 getting hacked ruining anything for the online community? This isn't like the computer where you can run cheat engine or an array of other hacks to cheat online. And also I don't see anyone on Xbox Live running around with speedhack killing everybody in the game with just a knife.

PS: I can safely bet 10 bucks on your Playstation 3 being banned when Sony strikes down on modded PS3. Why you on this hacking site in the first place if you are against ISO loaders and homebrew. Seems like you should be on the Sony official forum begging them to raise up the prices on their games even more because $60 bucks per game just isn't enough.
One word... OUCH!! man.. I just HAD to post that. Sorry no input. But OUCH...

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#31 - lilshortwun - 236w ago
Wish this hack was never found!! It's good but still I'd rather not have a hack for the PS3:-

PSP online is ruined due to hackers with online cheats.
PS3 will also now get ruined!

I can only hope for Sony to ban all hacked PS3's like MS did with the 360.
How is the Playstation 3 getting hacked ruining anything for the online community? This isn't like the computer where you can run cheat engine or an array of other hacks to cheat online. And also I don't see anyone on Xbox Live running around with speedhack killing everybody in the game with just a knife.

PS: I can safely bet 10 bucks on your Playstation 3 being banned when Sony strikes down on modded PS3. Why you on this hacking site in the first place if you are against ISO loaders and homebrew. Seems like you should be on the Sony official forum begging them to raise up the prices on their games even more because $60 bucks per game just isn't enough.

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