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JailBreak PS3 with an N900 Using PSFreedom By KaKaRoTo!


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225w ago - Update #3: Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh has now updated the PSFreedom Nokia N900 port with details HERE.

Update #2: HellReborn has now confirmed it's working on a Nokia N810 with PSFreedom N810 also, and shared a video below!

Update: A PSFreedom Patched version for PS3 game backups is now available courtesy of hopbeat along with the original source code, and remember to add your results to our PS3 JailBreak Game Compatibility List everyone!

Earlier today a few Android PSGroove ports were announced, and now KaKaRoTo has released PSFreedom for those who are seeking to JailBreak PS3 with an N900!

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror)

To quote: "As promised, here's an update on my implementation of the PSJailbreak exploit : IT WORKS!

I made a video to show you, but I suck at making videos, so we can't really see what's going... I'll do a better one tomorrow.

It's 9:30 AM here, and I really need to go to sleep, I'll post more about this tomorrow, and I'll release the code tomorrow for everyone to enjoy, compile, contribute, read, laugh at, etc...

So here's the binary release of PSFreedom (thanks to xnt14 for the name).













I would like to thank 3 people in particular who helped me, encouraged me and helped debug with me : NTAuth, philhug and phire (a.k.a phiren) from EFNet.

So here's how it works.. download the .tar.gz, extract it, copy the files to your n900 (with scp, into /root), then ssh into your N900 and type : ./psfreedom-enable.sh

Then you can follow the usual procedure, unplug the PS3 from power, plug in the N900, connect the power to the PS3, then press power and *quickly* press the eject button... Then just let the magic happen!

Once you're done or want to revert back to the normal operation mode of the N900 (or to charge it) run the command ./psfreedom-disable.sh

In the future, we'll have a nice package to install, a GUI application, I'll make use of the LEDs to show you the status of what it's doing, and I'll have it auto-revert to mass storage mode, so you can use your N900 not only to enable homebrew but also to store your homebrew!

See you tomorrow! Good night!

KaKaRoTo"

F.A.Q.

Q : What is your relationship with the PSGroove project ?

A: PSGroove was released a while ago while I was already working (about 50% done) on PSFreedom. I had help from Mathieulh and Phire from the PSGroove team, who gave me insight on what the jailbreak does. When PSGroove was released, I read its code to understand what it does and to make sure my code worked in the same way. I copied the descriptors and payload from the code of PSGroove, and I give them credit for what they did, and for what I copied from their project.

I set my license to GPL v3 to match theirs, and I gave credits to those who helped me on IRC. However, I say and I insist that PSFreedom is not a port of PSGroove, because I never took their code and ported it to the N900, this is my original work, and I wrote all of its code from scratch. Some of the PSGroove team seem to be in conflict with me because of that, they insist that "if you looked at our code, then it is a without question a port of PSGroove", and I believe we have two very different understanding of the term 'port'.

Q : Can/when is it going to work on the iPhone/Symbian/My phone ?

A: PSFreedom is a Linux driver, so it will only work on Linux-enabled devices.. which means, not on iOS, and not on Symbian, so please stop asking about that!

Q: Will it work on the 770/N800/N810 ?

A: I only did this for the N900, I might port it to other devices, but right now, I cannot give any guarantees to anyone that it will be ported or that it will work on another device... The source code has been released and whoever wants to contribute can go ahead, fork my repository, and send me a pull request when you got something working.

These are linux devices, so yes, it should work, but just like any other device, they use a different controller than the N900, so a little porting will be necessary.

Q: Will it work from a linux PC ?

A: Unfortunately, no, most PCs have a USB controller that only supports Host mode, but you need Slave mode to be able to make this work.

Q: Can I run backups with this ?

A: At the moment, no, I have used the same payload as PSGroove, which means backups are disabled, although someone already released a version of PSFreedom with backups enabled. In the future, I will hopefully make the module load any payload at runtime, this way you could choose between different payloads.

Q: Can you make it easier to use ?

A: Me? No.. someone else? Yes.. there is already someone working on a UI for PSFreedom, and it will be available once it's ready.

Q: What do I need to use PSFreedom on my N900 ?

A: First, you need a N900 (duh) and a PS3 (duh) with firmware 3.41. The N900 should be running the stock kernel (-omap1) not a modified kernel. Then you just need to scp the files to the N900 and run the -enable script.

Q: How much of the source is Nokia N900 specific? Are you using the Linux USB Gadgets library?

A: Very little is N900 specific, I'm using the include/linux/gadget.h if that's what you mean. See next Q/A for more info.

Q: How hard is it to port it to a new device ?

A: Well, I've just separated my code from the N900 specific stuff, so it's quite easy, there are mainly two functions to write, one to get and one to set the USB address.. two other functions that only return some static result depending on the configuration of the controller (the name of the endpoints, and whether the controller supports high speed or full speed mode).

Read the README file provided with PSFreedom, and check the psfreedom_machine.c file for specifics on what to implement.

Q: How can I port it to a new device.

A: Well, first, you need to figure out what controller your device uses, in the case of the N900, it's 'musb'..

Then go to the driver code for that controller (probably in drivers/usb/gadget) and look for 'SET_ADDRESS'. In the case of musb, it was in drivers/usb/musb/musb_gadget_ep0.c. In there it was setting the address to the USB device, so just copy that code into the psfreedom_machine.c to allow setting the address, and add a similar function to be able to retreive the address.

Then add a function to return 0 or 1 depending on whether the controller supports HIGH, FULL or LOW speed mode (go to usb_gadget_register_driver for your controller, and in the first lines, it should validate the speed argument, it will tell you which ones are acceptable), set LOW speed mode to return TRUE only if FULL speed isn't available .

Finally, add a function to return the endpoint names.. it will usually be something like 'epXin' and 'epXout' (where X is the endpoint number), or "epXin-bulk", etc.. look at how the driver initializes its endpoints or grep for "->name" in the file to find where it sets it...

That should be enough!

Ok this is it for now with the FAQ. Next time, I'll tell you all about my experience, what problems I encountered and how I fixed them, maybe it will help others!







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#110 - abc27 - 225w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by traumakom View Post
I think is a stupid Idea but... J2ME have the ability to work across hardware systems like Symbian?? (The ability to emulate jailbreak)
Impossible. This entire hack appears to be (from the source code) purely for Linux based OSes only.

#109 - traumakom - 225w ago
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I think is a stupid Idea but... J2ME have the ability to work across hardware systems like Symbian?? (The ability to emulate jailbreak)

#108 - spark32 - 225w ago
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Will this ever be ported to either a Blackberry, or a PSP? Thanks.

#107 - chrykel - 225w ago
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So now with the.release of the source code will there be a lot of ports to different smartphones?

#106 - richirichi - 225w ago
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Guys i found a nice TUTO link posted by Carso: [Register or Login to view links]

Disclaimers:
- Use at your own risk. (Although I can't think of anything bad that might happen)
- No Piracy tolerated. This should be used to Backup your precious bought games only.

This guide covers the matter in extensive detail. So even if you’ve never ventured with your N900 before, you’ll still be able to follow.

This guide will cause Pro users to bleed from their eyes

This guide will cover Jailbreaking your PS3 with the N900 using PSFreedom and installing and running the PSJailbreak Backup Manager(Working!!).

PSFreedom WAS NOT MADE BY ME.

Give thanks to the Maker KaKaRoto:
kakaroto.homelinux.net

Hardware you will need:
N900 with stock kernel (Not Power)
PS3 with firmware 3.41 (I haven't tested on older)

First we need to root your N900
Via N900 Download Manager, obtain and install rootsh:
[Register or Login to view links]

Now we need to get SSH working on the n900:
Via N900 Download Manager, obtain and install OpenSSH:
[Register or Login to view links]
It’ll prompt you to enter a password during install, use any password of your liking.

Connecting to your N900 via WinSCP:
Get WinSCP from:
[Register or Login to view links]
Install it. And Launch it.

Make sure your N900 is connected to same WiFi as your PC.
Identify your N900s IP address . (You can find a nice widget for this [Register or Login to view links] )

In WinSCP, Transfering PSFreedom:
Hostname: IP of the N900 (Example: 192.168.1.5)
Port: 22
Click login.
You’ll be promted for username and password. The username is root and the password is what you’ve entered earlier.

WinSCP will take you to the browsing panes.
Left Pane is your PC. Right Pane is your N900.
Browse to and Copy (F5) the 3 PSFreedom files from your PC to your N900s /root folder
psfreedom.ko
psfreedom-enable.sh
psfreedom-disable.sh

You can get these files by extracting the following archive: (patched to work with Backup Manager!!)

Now close WinSCP

On your N900, Launch Terminal.
Type:
Code:

root

Then change the scripts into executables:

Code:

chmod +x psfreedom-enable.sh
chmod +x psfreedom-disable.sh

(You will get no output for these commands)
Now run the script:

Code:

./psfreedom-enable.sh

(Nothing should happen, if you get an error: unable to insert “-”, you are running power kernel, you need to be running stock kernel)

Now. Unplug your ps3 from Power.
Connect then N900.
Plug back your PS3s power.
Click the Power button then quickly click and hold the Eject button (for maybe 7 seconds, if you hear 1 beep, let go).

How do you know you did it fast enough?
You won’t hear 2 beeps when you first hit the eject button. I prefer using both my hands

Nothing will seem to be happening. That’s fine. The n900 will show the Storage or PC Suite window. Then a warning about insufficient power.

How do you know it worked?
On the ps3, there should be a new option, under Game called: Install Packages.

Backup Manager: (Working!!)

Put on a USB and plug it in to the PS3 now. An option will show to install it. Do so.
Launch the Backup Manager. Preferably with a game inside your PS3

Kudos to the Creater of PSFreedom. KaKaRoto
Kudos to MohammadAG for guidance
Kudos to Hopbeat and ps3n900 for Backup Manager Patch
Kudos to the N900

Tested Working Games: (Either Personally, or Mentioned in this thread)
Virtua Fighter 5
Ridge Racer 7
GTA 4

and another post By SpideyBR

Easier method.

Requirements:
internet (only for installing the necessaries packages)
rootsh (if you don't have it, find it in the app manager software)

Open a terminal (ctrl+shift+x or browser thru the menu). You are at your home folder (/home/user)
Create a folder to organize the files: mkdir psfreedom.
Change into that dir: cd psfreedom
Download the package: wget [Register or Login to view links]
Unpackage it: tar xvzf psfreedom.tar.gz
Give scripts execution permission: chmod 755 *.sh
Correct the module permission: chmod 444 *.ko
That's it. It's installed. To run: ./psfreedom-enable.sh
To stop: ./psfreedom-disable.sh

Simplifying, connect your n900 to the internet and then:
mkdir psfreedom && cd psfreedom
wget [Register or Login to view links]
tar xvzf *.tar.gz && rm *.tar.gz
chmod 755 *.sh && chomd 444 *.ko
That's it, it's installed in your home folder.

To run:
sudo /home/user/psfreedom/psfreedom-enable.sh
To stop:
sudo /home/user/psfreedom/psfreedom-disable.sh

Or:
root
cd /home/user/psfreedom
./psfreedom-enable.sh
And, to stop:
./psfreedom-disable.sh

maybe i must sell my e71 and buy used n900 rather buy pspjailbreak

 

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