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Dumping PS3 Hypervisor and Bootloader with Atmega8 at 16Mhz


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241w 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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#30 - Inferis - 241w ago
Been reading all these threads over the past few days, and it's all really exciting news. Great job devs, and good luck getting farther into this beast. I thought the day would never come, but it seems like there may actually be a light at the end of the tunnel!

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#29 - nannou - 241w ago
Ps3 isn't fully hacked and MW2 is ruined. it didn't even needed the hack to get ruined. i guess hacking the ps3 isn't to be blamed on this one.

Awayze's Avatar
#28 - Awayze - 241w ago
Quote Originally Posted by semitope View Post
Thought you guys went extinct. The noobs live on I guess.

Cant even bother arguing with you.

Yes, I have a hacked PSP and an jailbroken iPhone 3GS and I was also going to hack my 360 if I ever bought it but I was hoping for the PS3 to never get hacked though, my opinion. I hope people ruin online for you or are you one of those jerks that ruined PSP online??

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#27 - semitope - 241w ago
Quote Originally Posted by Awayze View Post
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.


Thought you guys went extinct. The noobs live on I guess.

Cant even bother arguing with you.

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#26 - Awayze - 241w 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.

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