192w ago - Update: JaicraB 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 DemonHades 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.
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!
Stay tuned for more PS3 Hacks and PS3 CFW news, follow us on Twitter and be sure to drop by the PS3 Hacks and PS3 Custom Firmware Forums for the latest PlayStation 3 scene updates and homebrew releases!
This indeed great news, probably the best one we ever had yet about Ps3 hacking, but to us end-users, it doesn't mean much.
Now, we can start dreaming about a CFW (or Custom HyperVisor as I like to call it ^^) , loaders and homebrews, but it doesn't mean it will be around here anytime soon. We'll probably see Retail to Debug first, but even that is still months away.
What we have today is the map to find the treasure, but now we have to prepare the trip there and hope the map isn't wrong
The hard part starts now. Reverse-engineering, finding holes, exploiting those holes (yes I'm still talking about Ps3s ^^) and after that the coding fun will start. Each of these steps might take from a few days to several months... We have everything needed to hack the beast, now it's time to actually hack the beast!
We don't know what will be the outcome, we don't know how it will be done, we don't know if it will work on every Ps3, but soon enough, we'll have all the answers, and probably much more that we can't even think about right now.
Now is the time to support the Ps3 devs, no more, no less.
I'm a few pages late when i to comes to stating the obvious, but damn it seems like Matty really is jealous after all. How sad. I was hoping he wasn't sharing out of fear in order to cover his own butt but as time passes it seems more and more like he's just in it for his own ego.
That still leaves the crippling problem of the game running off of a mechanical device which slows loading times to a crawl (yes I realize HDDs are mechanical as well).
I'd rather run my games off my hard drive, that would not only speed things up but also give the great option of not ever having to open my games and leaving them sealed as nice collector's items.