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PS3 Hack Exploit SX28 Hardware Arrives, Bring on the Hypervisor!


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254w ago - Today the PS3 hack exploit SX28 hardware arrived, so we can begin work on dumping the PlayStation 3 Hypervisor to examine!

Up to now, both GeoHot and xorloser have successfully performed the PS3 hack while a few others simply obtained GeoHot's PS3 Hypervisor dump to study privately.

Needless to say, the rest of the PS3 scene including most of us here, have been waiting to take a peek at the unencrypted bootloader and Hypervisor lv0 and lv1 dumps.

We started by writing a Ubuntu Guide (as did titanmkd HERE) and attempted to use a 555 timer to obtain the 40ns pulse required to trigger the exploit, but like many others who attempted this we too had no such luck!

Luckily xorloser shared some propered code to trigger a 40ns pulse using an SX28 chip. They are a bit harder to find, and a little more expensive (as you need a programmer) but the method is sound.

That brings us to today, and our SX28 chips and programmer arrived - so we will be recreating the hardware, and giving this a go soon!



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#102 - DarkOgr - 253w ago
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great news! keep fighting for freedom on ps3 guys

#101 - netpredakonn - 253w ago
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Great to see some progress on ps3 scene, again. Hope this time something like homebrew can be achieved.

#100 - CJPC - 253w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Karl69 View Post
Why is it necessary to use an SX28? There is a device quite well known in the smartcard hacking scene called the T911 which can be bought on many internet sites. It uses an easily programmable AVR Atmel 2313 which can probably be overclocked to 25 Mhz to produce the necessary 40ns glitches.

Yeah, namely xorloser made some nice easy to use code to flash right to the SX28 - it works, why mess with what works? I'm SURE it can be done much cheaper, much easier. Can probably be done on a 18F PIC (if I recall it may be fast enough). But, xorloser made code, and it works!

#99 - PS3 News - 253w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Neo Cyrus View Post
Anyway, I wanted to ask how much has been dumped so far. I thought it could all be done at once but we were only shown bits and there has been no announcement that the entire hypervisor has been dumped by the Devs so is it safe to assume that means it's being done a piece at a time?

It started out that way, but last night as CJPC posted HERE they got it working properly with new dump code.

CJPC plans to post an update in the Site News either tonight or tomorrow with the details, and also the dump code will be released then in case others wish to dump their own once they successfully trigger the exploit.

#98 - Neo Cyrus - 253w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by mabraham View Post
You are too narrowminded and do not think outside the box. You are hung up on the way IBM/SCE describes security and not showing any hacker mentality.

You will soon be amazed - I promise you. Maybe not with lv2 exploits leading to loaders and such but other things that will surface. Rest assured - progress is being made as I write this.

That's what we've all been hoping for.

Anyway, I wanted to ask how much has been dumped so far. I thought it could all be done at once but we were only shown bits and there has been no announcement that the entire hypervisor has been dumped by the Devs so is it safe to assume that means it's being done a piece at a time? Forgive the crappy question but I have no knowledge on the topic.

 

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