167w ago - As promised, today JaicraB has revealed the PS3 Hypervisor LV2 (GameOS) dump method and circuit used to allow the PS3's memory to persist while booting into OtherOS, which then allows dumping of the memory.
This was apparently on a CECHG model system with board model SEM-001 1-875-384-21
To quote, roughly translated: DemonHades / JaicraB Extraction Method:
First of all, be careful if you're going to attempt this, I am not responsible.
It's about keeping the RAM alive when moving to OtherOS. To do this the ram must be fed at all times so as not to erase the data.
Overview map Refer to the First Image below.
Zone A http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4rtVxQc9D6s/S7dexn30R7I/AAAAAAAAAFs/tpo2XxknPKs/s1600/Zona+A.JPG
This area is sensitive. At that point we had settled with two resistors together. You have to remove it (remove it, but you could also cause a short circuit). It has 4 legs. At this point it tells the RAM and the integrated MOSFET turns off.
Zone B http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4rtVxQc9D6s/S7deyC8VeyI/AAAAAAAAAF0/bGUuh1knvRA/s1600/Zona+B.JPG
From the point labeled we get the feed. You can put anywhere on the track.
Zone C http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4rtVxQc9D6s/S7deye-D8wI/AAAAAAAAAF8/1EeIUE6Keyw/s1600/Zona+C.JPG
At this point labeled we have to make a bridge to defeat the two resistors.
Zone D http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_4rtVxQc9D6s/S7dYDoRKnRI/AAAAAAAAAE0/tp9grVoM5kQ/s1600/Zona+D.jpg
The original point of the exploit.
Mini Circuit Refer to the Second Image below.
It is possible that the first time you start count him to do for the recovery.
It Summarized a bit with the following steps:
• Log into XMB.
• Touching, ejectura, configure, filling the memory with more information.
• Run a game, insert a BD, etc, etc.
• Then boot to OtherOS.
• Dump memory to exploit.
Remember: The first 36 Megabytes are the "privileged memory" that contains LV00, LV1, LV2. The rest is waste memory of XMB (very interesting) and data from OtherOS.
The next thing to try is to start a tiny linux system and do a full dump. So we would get more data from the XMB and less disturbed memory (from OtherOS)
The bad thing is my two-week vacation is over (I would have liked to have one more week to follow up).
Good luck to all and share!
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Oh yeh i fully understand that as being another benefit to having a tutorial on how it was done
When replying to the post I quoted though, they asked if any of the dev's understood how it could be done and then possibly recreate the process, where I wanted to point out that for dev's recreating the process would be unnecessary at this point unless they wish to try and experiment with other ways of finding an expolit but using this method of dumping the GameOS.
If people out there wish to recreate the process though, that is one of the bonus's of DemonHades and JaicraB sharing the method used
Also if someone does this on an older FW and discovers an exploit, then there's always the possibility of finding a way to downgrade and then use the exploit from there