145w ago - Another clone PS3 modchip called the PS3Liberator by NBZ360 has arrived today, which offers similar features (detailed below) as the PS JailBreak except it doesn't ship with the code on the chip.
The official site (linked above) appears to be catering to the French market, however they do state they offer shipping to the US as well with a pricetag of €49 each including shipping.
• Works on all PS3 (PAL / NTSC) * Slim and Fat
• Play PS3 backups from the internal drive or USB disk
• Compatible with all sizes of external drives
• Updates via USB PS3liberator
• Possible to connect the console via FTP
• Play homebrew and emulators
• Can be removed after the console started
• PS3liberator contains no code Sony! 100% legal
• Quality workmanship impeccable NBZ
The PS3Liberator compatible with all game consoles?
The PS3liberator works with all consoles without exception, unless an update to 3.42 or greater was performed. If your Playstation 3 is in firmware 3.41 or lower, then the PS3liberator is compatible with your console is a FAT, a SLIM, foreign or not (PAL, NTSC-U and NTSC-J)
The dongle PS3Liberator is it easy to use? should you open the console?
No action is required on the console. No openings need be made, using only one port PS3liberator USBen front of the console. Simply insert it, start the console, then load a game from the PS3's internal hard drive of the console, or from an external hard drive.
Do we need to burn the games?
No, you can use the internal hard drive of the console, change to a bigger place, or through an external hard drive capacity of your choice, formatted as FAT32. The games will load much faster and more.
How to update PS3Liberator?
The dongle is equipped with a USB port. You simply connect via USB to your PC, then load the new version of the file in the software to update it. In case of error, the PS3liberator is equipped with own module is updated, it is possible to reprogram it as many times as you want.
How to use PS3Liberator with my original games, or if a friend lent me a game?
The software "Backup Manager" allows you to copy the original games directly on your internal drive or external, without having to perform manipulation on a PC. The copying time will depend on the size of the game, but in general it takes 40 minutes to copy a game (the weather being a bit longer if one copy on the external USB drive).
How to install an emulator or homebrew with my PS3Liberator?
When the dongle is recognized by the console, an icon "install package" is this to install on the PS3 homebrew and emulators you want. Pkg you wish to install and run the installer package.
Is it that I can connect to my network console?
Yes, the module NBZ is expected to launch an application network, allowing you to connect from a computer directly to your console via FTP, and have remote access to your hard drive, internal or external.
Is PS3Liberator legal?
Our dongle is 100% legal, because while sending, it is totally devoid of any code. Only a bootloader you can program the chip upon receipt, to make it functional.
Is there a guaranteed PS3Liberator?
Of course, our product is guaranteed in case of trouble. Simply return the defective product to the shipping address, and will be substituted. In case of doubt or question, the contact section you will join us.
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well that hasn't been confirmed yet, well will see when its released, btw isnt rumors that org jailbreak is doing the same thing? would be awesome as im still on 3.15 (no hardware yet).
And we had some hint from one guy at scene how to modify fw to still have it enabled i.e kinda cfw, no word yet only he said its quite simple and he will probably reveal hes ideas later in months/weeks he said, soo we have to hang on tight or update to 3.41 to use exploit atleast for now.
I agree, if they are selling this with the FTP pre installed and claining it s there own. I'm not sure about that though. they might just be saying what you can do after you used the dongle. In this case referring to CJPC's great program. I'm sure when they say you can play backups, they are also referring to the original BackupManager. So I wouldn't be that quick to jump on them.
Let's wait until it's out before fully judging them. I think alot of sellers still have a chance of making some money but the biggest factor right now is availabilty and how fast they can get them out. Although there are DIY solutions that are cheaper, those boards are also get hard to find. The available ports are great if you have one of those devices but if you don't, it'll still cost more to acquire one.
So although these clones are basicly a DIY solution with an extra 20 or 25 on the price, I think some people would pay that to have it NOW. The PSJailbreak guys really dropped the ball. They should have had plenty of supply the minute they anounced it. I was ready to support them for being the 1st "chip" for the ps3 but the supplier I usually buy from in Spain still has it on preorder.
It's "compatible" in a way that you'd need to actually update to 3.41 I'm afraid (I'm not saying it's not possible to amend it to work with pre 3.41 FWs but I seriously doubt this group has done anything else than just direct rip off of other's people work).
And the same goes with dongle needed on every reboot - it's simply how PS3 works and no "magic" can change that as it's injecting the code in the RAM. Even if they'd manage to somehow do that (let's say by permanetly modifying the FW or managing to autostart the injected code from internal hard drive etc.) they would kill their own business this way as people will unlock their PS3 and then flogg off the device on ebay or will be simply borrowing it from each other and so on