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PS3 TOOL DECR-1000A Serial Port Examined - Part 1


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248w ago - Today we have a brief update on the PS3 TOOL DECR-1000A serial port, as I haven't had time yet (due to the holidays) to install my [Register or Login to view links] into our Service Mode PS3 to begin dumping and comparing the NAND images.

Not long ago we took a peek at the PS3 Reference Tool's serial port, which is a 9 pin RS-232 port is covered by a metal panel, with two screws holding it down. One would assume there are secrets behind it, we did!

On connecting to the unit, we received a prompt for a password. On a whim, we tried a few default passwords, one of which being Administrator, and it worked!

We then received the prompt shown in the picture (below). Alas, there are only a few options to set the IP address on the unit. It can either be set statically, or dynamically - letting the IP be obtained by a network DHCP server.

The version command returns the software version of the PS3 Communication Processor, which as we detailed previously, is the embedded debugger in the PS3 TOOL.

The IP settings as well are that of the embedded debugger. Luckily, it appears to be a simple script running on a Linux system.

That said, if we can manage to break out of the script, we would get access to the entire PS3 Communication Processor and be able to dump it!



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#9 - Pcsx2006 - 248w ago
Great work cjpc and devs.. btw cjpc we are eagerly waiting for tool xmb tour.

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#8 - moshebe - 248w ago
Thats great news, finally some real progress... keep up the good work!

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#7 - Starlight - 248w ago
Nice work on this far to all dev's and keep the great work up as we do appreciate it greatly.

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#6 - CJPC - 248w ago
Quote Originally Posted by evilsperm View Post
CJPC: are you able to run a list command to see if there are any other commands to be run? I would imagine that there are more commands then just the options that are being echoed on the screen, because I doubt they would go through the trouble of making a device just to change so little.

In that script, which we are "locked down" to, those are the only available commands.

I concur - they would not go through the trouble to just change so little, seems like a waste - however they have!

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#5 - evilsperm - 248w ago
CJPC: are you able to run a list command to see if there are any other commands to be run? I would imagine that there are more commands then just the options that are being echoed on the screen, because I doubt they would go through the trouble of making a device just to change so little.

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