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PS Samurai PS JailBreak Clone Arrives with Custom Upgrader


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211w ago - Today we received word from Kevin that the PS Samurai PS JailBreak clone USB modchip has arrived, and similar to a few others it includes a custom upgrader PC and MAC application.

From the e-mail, to quote: PS SAMURAI has now been released.

• Unlike others, PS SAMURAI uses its own, custom programming software for PC and MAC.
• Unlike others, PS SAMURAI has a recovery function, very useful after a bad flash.
• Unlike others, PS SAMURAI uses 32KB on-board flash (majority uses 16KB)
• Unlike others, PS SAMURAI is delivered with no code inside which means it is 100% legal.
• Unlike others, PS SAMURAI device is rubbercoated and designed to enchance protection and grip.
• Unlike others, PS SAMURAI can be afforded by ordinary people

From the official site (linked above):

PSSamurai Features:

• USB Plug and Play solution that installs in seconds without any need to open up the PS3.
• Does not break your warranty seal.
• Compatible with all PS3 models*, both Fat and Slim.
• Supports all regions: USA, JAP, PAL and KOREA.
• Fully updatable via USB on your PC using an encrypted bootloader
• 32KB onboard flash (most competing products only have 16KB flash)
• Disables forced software updates and will never brick your console.
• Supports most games and homebrew applications.
• Easy-to-use software for backing up, managing, and playing games from external USB Hard Drive.
• Playing games from HDD is much more enjoyable, benefiting from greatly enhanced seek and loading times.
• Supports installing homebrew application on PS3 and external USB media.
• Optionally PS Sanurai can be supplied with an "open" firmware which does not support backup loading. Users would then have to download a firmware update for PS Samurai to get full functionality.
* Currently not compatible with 3.42 firmware

PSSamurai FAQ:

Is PS Samurai easy to install?
- Yes, it is a plug and play solution and does not require modifying or opening your console.

Does it permanently modify my console?
- No, once you unplug it from the usb port it is completely disabled.

How do we install PS Samurai?
- Please look at our support page for information on how to install and upgrade PS Samurai.

PS Samurai updateable?
- Yes, it can be upgraded via PC (or mac) by using the PS Samurai stand-alone software provided by our distributors and resellers.

What is the PS Samurai Software? What functions does it have?
- Our own developed PS Samurai Software is a stand-alone program that can be used on PC or Mac. With this software you can easily upgrade your product. You can install open-source code like PSGroove. And also it have a recovery function that enables you to erase the on-board flash.





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Pastapipo's Avatar
#23 - Pastapipo - 211w ago
Not bad, but I hope they don't bring out more dongles. It divides the market, and the less people have a certain dongle, the less attentions goes towards it and the less support can be provided....

excheap's Avatar
#22 - excheap - 211w ago
Just the same thing. and will be banned soon like the other clones, I guess.

Diverge's Avatar
#21 - Diverge - 211w ago
Yeah, it might not be 100 percent true for them all. I guess there are a couple that embrace the opensource scene. But the majority want to make all their stuff proprietary, and then rely on copying everyone else when new payloads and such are created.

They should just really tell you what chip it has, what size flash, and use the already existing tools out there to program them. This way the end user wouldn't be dependent on them for software. The only thing these companies are making money on is selling the hardware.. so just sell it, and leave it open.

Doesn't really matter to me much though. I already have my 3 different usb dev boards (tensy 2.0, AT90USBKEY, and sparkfun avr stick)... all of which are open for the end user to do whatever they want with them.

Diverge's Avatar
#20 - Diverge - 211w ago
Yeah, it might not be 100% true for them all. I guess there are a couple that embrace the opensource scene. But the majority want to make all their stuff proprietary, and then rely on copying everyone else when new payloads and such are created.

They should just really tell you what chip it has, what size flash, and use the already existing tools out there to program them. This way the end user wouldn't be dependent on them for software. The only thing these companies are making money on is selling the hardware.. so just sell it, and leave it open.

Doesn't really matter to me much though. I already have my 3 different usb dev boards (tensy 2.0, AT90USBKEY, and sparkfun avr stick)... all of which are open for the end user to do whatever they want with them.

korn16ftl3's Avatar
#19 - korn16ftl3 - 211w ago
that's not necessarily true the PS3KEY as well as PSYES support the open hex as well as AVRKEY how ever if you want to use linux (AbsestOS) or other possible larger sized payloads the teensy (and i think ps3yes due to larger flash capacity) are the way to go.

I for one am hoping some one comes up with a dongle that has multiple flash banks (like X3 xbox1 mod chip) so i can have more than 1 payload on a USB dongle for example one with hermes and one with AbsestOS just so i can have a 1 dongle solution for everything.

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