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How to Load METLDR in SPU Isolation Mode on PlayStation 3


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236w ago - Just over a month ago the PS3 Hypervisor lv2 (GameOS) was dumped and GeoHot hinted that it was accomplished by commanding an SPU to load METLDR.

Today dondolo let us know that simone has detailed how to load METLDR in SPU isolation mode on the PlayStation 3 and included some [Register or Login to view links].

While this is definitely a step forward, he still doesn't specify what the read/write u32 functions are... or which functions to add to the recent XorHack release.

Those interested can check it out below, and to quote:

"After some experiment I succeded to load METLDR in spu isolation.

You need geohot's exploit to do this, because you need to turn spu relocation off (MFC_SR1[R]=0) and not let know the HV you are using a SPU (so no calls to lv1_construct_logical_spe or similar). For some strange conf, it doesn't work in HV way."





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shummyr's Avatar
#13 - shummyr - 236w ago
this is excellent news and a massive step in the right direction for the world of homebrew, Props to the Devs for such an amazing feat.

Rav's Avatar
#12 - Rav - 236w ago
my guess is that this will get leaked just like any other thing, these days. great to hear the news looking forward to more developments thanks

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#11 - dante489 - 236w ago
Quote Originally Posted by Neo Cyrus View Post
So you're saying George has had the level 2 dump for a month now and we still don't? I hope he's just pussyfooting around to avoid legal trouble and is actually planning on helping out.


where have you been? even Mathieulh has it and it looks like neither one of them wants to release it.

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#10 - Neo Cyrus - 236w ago
Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
Basically the Devs would just be able to dump lv2 to examine, and I'm sure if CJPC did it he would "leak" it (assuming nobody beats him to it) for others without the required hardware to check out as well.

For end-users and non-Devs I'd say just to remain patient... the more people working on this the better of course.

So you're saying George has had the level 2 dump for a month now and we still don't? I hope he's just pussyfooting around to avoid legal trouble and is actually planning on helping out.

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#9 - cenoxdj - 236w ago
It was a while from a real progress till some time, nice to see that we are going ahead! Yeah ps3 is going down! At this time i hope that Sony cannot mess up all this work with software patches or can they?

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