PS3 Reference TOOL Kit Arrives for the PS3 News Dev Team!


241w ago - Well, I hinted at it last week, that we were getting something BIG, and yeah- we did!

It retails for $10,250.00, weighs in around 45lbs, is around 19" wide and 24" deep. If you have not guessed it yet, it's a PS3 TOOL, also known as a PS3 Reference Kit, also known as the DECR-1000A.

This unit is the big brother to the new DECR-1400A, and has many more features than the newer, neutered counterpart. Most of them are outlined in my recently updated thread, but the jist of it is that it has dual 400GB hard disks, dual HDMI outputs, 4x LAN connectors, analog audio output, VGA output - just to name a few.

Compared to a PS3 Debug/TEST unit, the PS3 TOOL can do MUCH more, including diagnosing exactly what is happening when perceived "exploit" code is run to crash/hang the PS3. However, the biggest feature is having the ability to capture output from the PS3 Hypervisor (LV1) and the PS3 Kernel (LV2)!

More will be posted in future updates on what our PS3 Dev Team can do with it, as this literally just arrived and was unpacked/set-up a few hours ago.

Needless to say, its massive, and has so many features it will take our DEVS quite awhile to get through. We need to start testing on a low firmware (around .85) and work our way up to 3.00, looking for exploits among other interesting things.

This is truly as good as it gets when it comes to Sony PS3 hardware though- lots more to come... until then, check out the nice picture below!



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jirachi155's Avatar
#32 - jirachi155 - 241w ago
Can you actually program on it? Like, making games?
Or does it just display how the PS3 is working through the code if you feed it with data?

Anyway, godspeed you guys!
as the boss said... he could program or make new game if he wants, bu he DOESN'T want.. 'cause this is not the goal.
so he only works to "break" the protections of the ps3

raze88's Avatar
#31 - raze88 - 241w ago
Can you actually program on it? Like, making games?
Or does it just display how the PS3 is working through the code if you feed it with data?

Anyway, godspeed you guys!

jirachi155's Avatar
#30 - jirachi155 - 241w ago
CJ... all the world should congratulate you (apart from sony of course )
i think that the all ps3 comunity would give you some money for what you did,do,and will do.

so.. thanks a lot to you and the all devTeam, and now... HACK IT
(hoping you don't fall into a justice trouble )

DrEmmettBrown's Avatar
#29 - DrEmmettBrown - 241w ago
Santa Claus brought gifts early this year
Awesome piece of hardware CJ

victorinox's Avatar
#28 - victorinox - 241w ago
it looks like a dvd/VHS player o.x;; but god... i really hope for that much money, something helpful atleast for you comes out of it!













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