170w ago - Since the release of the PSGroove open-source PS JailBreak PS3 exploit there have been numerous clones and ports in the works to other devices, which now includes the JailBreak Tiny (dubbed PSGroove Buddy) and a WIP Android port.
xiaNaix of PSX-Scene.com (linked above) reports via TiaoWiki.com that the JailBreak Tiny is under development by the TIAO community, who state the following about the project, to quote:
"We are working hard on the Jailbreak Tiny (a.k.a PSGroove Buddy) for your PS3. You can install open-source firmware (PSGroove etc.) to this USB dongle, which will enable you to run homebrews on your PS3!
We haven't decided on the price, but as usual, it won't be expensive and our price is always SHIPPED price! It will have diygadget/TIAO logo."
To quote on their progress thus far: "I'm currently working on a android port of PSj. You can follow my progress on. Look me up on twitter and blogspot. Currently the only real requirement is that your phone be rooted and running an android OS.
Also this is not limited to just phones. You can also use an android tablet. Or any other device you have that runs Android os. It appears to work on my netbook as well. I'm very close to producing a fully working bug free app for this."
"Lol I just got my Android to mimic the 6 port hub. Stage 1 Complete. Stage 2 done. Thinking If I should use PSGroove or OpenPSJailbreak as a base. for stage 3."
Also, spunks310 let us know HERE that another N900 Port is in development as well.
Finally, ps2chiper and atommann from the Shenzhen Linux user group announced they are working on a low-cost and open-source PS JailBreak hardware design, as follows:
"We saw the news for PSGroove and I convinced atommann to use his avr skills to design open hardware for PSGroove to stop pirates from profiting. Our goal is to sell the open hardware at cost to anybody who wants it.
Here is a alpha design created on geda (with an update HERE and both Original and Revised code). We will let you guys know when the final design is done and the price seems to be around 3 dollars each."
Here is a alpha design created on geda. We will let you guys know when the final design is done and the price seems to be around 3 dollars each."
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Actually Android is very popular now. I wouldn't be surprised if there are more Android phones than iPhones now, considering all major US carriers have an Android based phone now, while the iPhone is still limited to specific carriers.
But back on topic, I think it's great to see this come out on various devices. I would love to try an Android port on my rooted CyanogenMod Motorola DROID, because we all know... DROID Does PS3 Hacks
In general it's great to see there are much cheaper solutions now. Paying 150 bucks for something that only costs 10 bucks or less is a huge ripoff.
With all the different hardware options and such being made available I'm still finding it hard to decide on what is the best or most future proof hardware to purchase. I'd hate to buy one hardware alternative to find out that something in the future only works with a higher end device.