171w ago - Today the PS JailBreak team have confirmed via xiaNaix (linked above) that an updated version 1.1 of the Backup Manager is coming soon which will include new features and tweaks.
Previously it was reported that the PS JailBreak delay was due to a component shortage, however, this was also clarified today, to quote:
"They would also like to clarify that the launch delay was not caused by a parts shortage as originally reported. They are finishing their retail packaging and finalizing the new software."
Finally, the PS JaiLBreak team are assisting Australian resellers who were recently a victim of an injunction by Sony, as follows:
"With the recent injunction in Australia, they have decided to stand behind their dealers and distributors with financial support. They have made a sizable donation to both OzMods and Quantronics to help support the cause!"
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I'm just going by what they have in their news section of their site, which says it would be released on or before the 15th.
It's already 1PM 16th now (USA East Coast), so either they had some problems with their "solution" or they lied to get more customers to buy their product.
If they are scared to release the update because the device may not be in everyone's hands yet, then they must be scared that it will be reversed to PSFreedom/PSGroove. They already have the old version on the site, so why not the new version?
At this point it doesn't look like spending $120 is a good investment in the official product, until they can prove the "future support/updates" they love to use to justify their price.
They must really be ex-sony exployees considering they offer release dates that get pushed back If you don't know when an update will be ready, then don't give a release date!
Whether they like it or not, 1.1 will be in the wild so they might as well just come off it. Ironic that individuals who profit from a device that enables copyright violation (among other things) think they can protect their own software from being "violated" for open-source use!
Software which, I might add, was made using sony's copywrited sdk! (AFAIK) Sony couldn't stop the scene, they sure as hell can't either.