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PS3 Hypervisor LV2 (GameOS) Dumped and Publicly Leaked!!


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229w ago - Update: [Register or Login to view links] has now shared a second (36MB) dump and update, details and the download link are available HERE and the guide is being worked on!

Today JaicraB (linked above) with the help of [Register or Login to view links] have done what GeoHot failed to do, dump and publicly leak the PS3 Hypervisor LV2 (GameOS) for the entire PS3 scene to begin reversing and examining for new holes, exploits, etc!

But wait, there's more... they also plan to share a guide soon detailing how the LV2 dump was done (see HERE for the LV1 dump leak) so that everyone in the PlayStation 3 development community can join in on the fun!

This is indeed refreshing news in comparison to a lone glory hound out only for himself instead of the PS3 scene, seeking attention while blinded by his own e-fame from the notion that others in the community are just as capable, if not moreso, as will surely be demonstrated in coming months.

BIG PROPS to both JaicraB and DemonHades, you guys deserve it and we are honored to see your willingness to share with everyone to further PS3 development. You truly are shining examples of what the scene is all about, and you will be remembered for this.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] [48.0MB (50,331,648 bytes)] / [Register or Login to view links] [35.2MB (37,000,000 bytes)]

To quote, roughly translated: "DHorg friends because that is in luck, and I DemonHades and JaicraB we have dump the LV2 (supervisor) thereby obtaining ps3 kernel very soon we detailed the dump.

Jaicrab a pleasure working with you friend.

Best to all! A week ago I started to dismount for the first time a PS3 and install Linux without any experience. My only goal was to teach people to change the cooling of a PS3. Gradually I was calling attention to the world of SCENE and a week I give the LV2.

This concludes a long afternoon with only one thought. DemonHades Thanks for sharing your experience with me and spend the whole evening with me and discuss check for teaching me everything you know in two hours. The truth is that without DemonHades would have been almost impossible. A great and wise person.

After an entire afternoon leading a project in mind, we could dump the LV2. We had read access of the last session before entering XMB Other.

I promised. It will explain the method to follow if you want to do you the same. Enjoy it!

Next step? The next step is Inmagine. First of all tomorrow if I can I will explain the process of how to do it.

It is not a simple dump LV2, but a dump of the entire session previously opened in XMB. What you need to debug the dump way to make things not to mix the session Other and so we can analyze everything that we run in XMB.

This dump was made with an upper size LV2, which contains trash otheros session mixed with XMB. The LV2 area is intact, are the first 36 megabytes, which is lv0, LV1, LV2.

You open a door and you find 50 more, each new door you can open 50 more doors. Choose your path to investigate and share it with everyone."

Finally, pictured below is the IDA Pro SPU processor module in action!







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#112 - PS3 News - 229w ago
hey boss! there are some updates in demonhades blog it was a reply for Mathieulh!
I will check it out in a few, then will post the guide and update the news, etc!

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#111 - dante489 - 229w ago
hey boss! there are some updates in demonhades blog it was a reply for Mathieulh!

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#110 - PS3 News - 229w ago
Ok i reuploaded this archive!

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Thanks TUHTA and +Rep. I am just catching up now as I was out all day (freaking SUPER weather here!) so I have now added that to the Download links in the first post.
i'm wondering what do cjpc and the devs think about this dump? did they already start working on it?
The first step will be to get a good and clean dump to work with, and while the 'messy' method posted works there is definitely room for improvement (ie loading ldrs, etc.) so this is what CJPC plans to look into. Obviously if/when he sorts out how to get a "nice nice" LV2 dump he will post a guide, etc but JaicraB or DemonHades may update theirs first so whatever works really.

From mathieulh's twitter:
[QUOTE]@Cloudhunter trust me, I know. The only reason I spoke about it is because I rather not see reversers waste their time on a linux kernel.[/QUOTE]
LOL, what a douche... now he pretends to be concerned about people wasting their time, yet Mathieulh nor GeoHot will share a good/clean LV2 dump or how it was done which thus far has accomplished exactly that. He gets more amusing each day and changes his mind on things more than a woman.

First it's "Geo sucks, the exploit should be released or it's fake" and then he gets the info and dumps and his attitude changes to "Geo's legit, let's not share now that I have it." Then he says "warez are bad" after running an illegal DECH PS3 iSO server on LAN and leaking SCE SDK files, and now it's "I care about people's time, but I won't help them save any by contributing back to the scene any useful information that was passed along to save me time."

Does he think people are oblivious to him changing his tune when and as often as it suits him to do so? Ah well, at least the rest of the PS3 scene is finally moving forward again.

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#109 - nipsen - 229w ago
Great, but, how would this be possible in the future?

if they change the firmware so you can't reverse it in the same ways, then you have to get a new dump of it right? but that won't be possible as they removed otheros so the exploit cant be used?

or can you somehow reverse it without a ps3 to make a custom fw of it? or, if there will ever be a custom fw from this, will there never be another one?
..yes and no. Like people say, the exploit doesn't give us much as users. It's a long way off before any custom firmware anyway.

On the other hand, if you have a good picture of how the firmware works, it would be easier to imagine how a wrapper program for executing user-code would have to be written, and where on the hdd the modifications might have to be made. And maybe if we can make a program like that, inserting it into a firmware might not be necessary..

...just speculating. Because, I mean, expecting someone to write new routines into the firmware, that's a tall order. It's not a phone with a simple certificate check, or anything like that.

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#108 - korn16ftl3 - 229w ago
Question out of curosity, we know that the PS2 backwards compatable 60GB PS3 uses hardware emulation and the 80GB uses software emulation would it be possable once everything is figured out to extract the software emulation from the 80GB and re insert it into the non-backwards compatable models? just food for though..

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