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OzMods on PS3 Homebrew, PS JailBreak Contains No Sony Code

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225w ago - Yesterday we reported that Sony halted PS JailBreak Australian sales and distribution, and today OzMods (linked above) confirms PS3 homebrew will still arrive next week while the PS JailBreak folks stand by their claim that the PlayStation 3 modchip contains no Sony code.

Below is an image from the PS JailBreak discussion via ConsoleWinkel.nl and OzMods full statement, to quote:

"28/08/2010 - Hello Everyone. On Friday the 27/08/2010 we where given some documents from the Lawyers representing Sony. The documents are Federal Court orders for a temporary injunction.

The Injunction states that from 24 hours of receiving the documents to the 31st of August OzModChips, Quantronics, Modsupplier and anyone else in Australia:

• Give up all stock in our possession, including our sample

I guess it was lucky that the device was delayed by a couple of days. While many people that have received their sample and sent it off to cloners....we sent ours to a well known homebrew developer.

The developer we picked showed us various homebrew applications that he had already developed for ps3 dev units, that he wants to port over to retail units. Yes, PS3 homebrew is real and will start flowing through at a steady rate as soon as next week.

• Give up any stock we get between now and the 31st

We are not getting any between these times

• Ozmodchips also cannot:
or deal with PS Jailbreak devices

These are from the Federal Court of Australia.

All 3 Australian stores we appear in court in some form on the 31st of August. On the 31st the court will decide if there will be a continuation of the "ban" or if we are allowed to sell them.

Our views are the same as Quantronics who posted this info here. This is not OzModChips Vs Sony. This is not OzModChips, Quantronics, Modsupplier Vs Sony. We would go as far as saying that is not even everyone in Australia Vs Sony. This will effect everyone that plans to buy such a device world wide.

It already sets a dangerous precedent. Everyone that was using OtherOS, everyone that has had a faulty PS3 laser... and those interested in PS3 custom firmware and homebrew applications. We cannot do it alone, we need the support of everyone the homebrew community, the media, engineers that understand the inner workings and anyone else that can provide support.

Regarding orders:

If the injunction becomes permanent we will refund everyone that has ordered from us. If it doesn't then we will send all orders as originally planned. There will be no delay to the planned shipping date. We would ask everyone to wait until then.

We have the money sitting in our account which will cover 100% refunds for everyone if that needs to happen. We kindly ask everyone to just hold off until the 31st, as we need all the time we can to prepare.

Thank you for your support!

-OzModChips Team"

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#36 - taladas20 - 225w ago
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Then just keep your firmware low and let the scene do what it does best

CFW may be a possibility.

#35 - victor307664 - 225w ago
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well they removed OtherOS to prevent hacking, what are they to do next, disable the usb ports? The deeper they hack the greater chance of Sony releasing updates and bricking systems.

It doesn't bother me that people are trying to hack it but Im just concerned because I've heard older "fat" ps3 are the ones that are failing and I have one of those. But everyone has a purpose in life so more power to you guys. Keep up a good fight!!

#34 - nipsen - 225w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by PSGamer24 View Post
It is true that it doesn't have any Sony code in it. The dongle merely fakes the jig ID and uses a stack overflow. The hack is just that, an exploit in Sony's system.

What's that? Fresh from DigitalFoundry?

Got to hand it to the mod-chip sellers, though.. "None of our program code is based on Sony's confidential code. Or, none of the leaked code is theirs."

Go, little suicide gerbils, go!

#33 - SuperDre - 225w ago
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Don't think they will be able to sell the devices.. Which would also be a good thing anyway, as 9999 out of 10000 will only buy the device for playing illegal games.. It's only a handfull of people who actually would buy it for developing/playing homebrew.

#32 - Bulldogzz - 225w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by PSGamer24 View Post
It is true that it doesn't have any Sony code in it. The dongle merely fakes the jig ID and uses a stack overflow. The hack is just that, an exploit in Sony's system.

So basically, what you are saying is that an buffer overflow exploit is initiated thus using too much memory from a call stack and overwriting code probably the code that checks if sony's JIG device is actually present?

or instead of overwriting code, it overwrites the return address with the address of an opcode which will cause execution to jump to the user supplied data? e.g. PsJB code to turn it into DFU mode?


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