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Rumor: 3K3y - PS3Key (ODD) XKey for PS3 Consoles is Incoming


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94w ago - Following up on the previous Blu-ray drive emulation rumor, today modrobert has announced that 3K3y, a PS3Key (ODD) - essentially an XKey for PS3 - is incoming shortly with some preliminary details outlined below.

Still can't get too excited at requiring additional hardware to play PS3 games with the advent of PlayStation 3 Custom Firmware a few years ago though.

To quote from EurAsia (linked above): I just got word from a well known team that will make PS3 owners happy!

Watching the video and drooling!! With those few words I hope to keep you interested...

Below is a picture (via facebook.com/x360key) as well.

More info while waiting for the video: In order to retrieve the needed BD drive key, Team 3k3y (aka xk3y) will release a PS3 software tool which requires CFW 3.55, after the key is dumped the PS3 can be upgraded to latest official system update (firmware/XMB) to get PSN etc.

The team is exploring other options to dump the required key as well, more on that later.

I'm relatively sure it does support original discs as well, but will confirm it anyway. Pretty much same functionality as xkey.

For now, any PS3 model that can be downgraded to CFW 3.55 will be supported, this is only to retrieve the Blu-ray drive key, after that you can update as you want.

The 3k3y Team is researching other options to dump the required key as well, more on that later. For now you have to downgrade to (or be on) CFW 3.55 in order to get the unique BD drive key required by 3k3y, once you have the key the PS3 can be updated anyway you want, doesn't matter for 3key.

General tech info about 3k3y which is true for xkey as well:

The 3k3y hardware device is an advanced Optical Disc Drive (ODD) emulator, it does not rely on any software based hacks to operate (once the drive key is known).

The device is connected on the SATA (PATA) bus in the PS3, like this; cable from PS3 goes into 3key, cable to BD drive goes out from 3k3y, in other words 3k3y physically sits between the drive and the PS3 mainboard and offers USB 2.0 port to connect hard drive(s). Games residing on the connected hard drive(s) can be selected using a small remote display with buttons (as seen in the photo linked a few posts up reading "PS3" in white characters on the display).

For the PS3 this device appears as a legit BD drive, and replies to any ATA protocol requests/commands the same way the original drive does. The BD drive key which is unique in each PS3 makes it possible for 3k3y to decrypt/encrypt data on the fly and redirect SATA traffic originally on disc media from the hard drive connected via USB 2.0 instead. No original Blu-ray disc needs to be inserted for operation, you can use this without any disc in the drive.

Again, this makes it possible to use any official firmware (XMB) version you want after installation (and key retrieval). No need for software hacks like CFW or DEX to make this work at all. If the original game requires firmware (XMB) 4.25, then go ahead and update, just like you would if the system was completely original (virgin).

I hope this clears up any misunderstandings what 3k3y does, or what it requires.

If the CFW you use can load games on Blu-Ray from the BD drive today, then it will be able to do that from hard drive with 3k3y installed as well.

However, to my knowledge the Blu-ray Disc (BD) drive is not used with CFW, original game disc can be mounted for compatibility, but games are actually loaded from a hard drive connected to the USB port on PS3 or from the internal hard drive.

Simply put, whatever fails with the installed CFW will fail with 3key as well. That's the reason it is kind of pointless to use 3k3y with CFW, but makes a lot of sense to use OFW.

In summary:

  • The team for now is only releasing one picture regarding 3K3Y, but are hoping for an end of the year release.
  • It is full hardware interface, not a dongle, but currently you need CFW v3.55 to dump the BD drive key, after that you can update.
  • It will be complete ODD Blu-ray emulator, allowing even the feature to rip your original PS3 game discs to your external HDD.
  • Due to the nature of design, you will be required to open your PS3 to install it, but NO SOLDERING is needed.
  • More info will be release later, but for now any more pictures and videos are PRIVATE and been shown only to trusted long-time resellers.
  • In order to retrieve the needed BD drive key, Team 3k3y (aka xk3y) will release a PS3 util which requires CFW 3.55, after the key is dumped the PS3 can be upgraded to latest official system update (firmware/XMB) to get PSN etc. The team is exploring other options to dump the required key as well, more on that later.

Update: Below is a minor timeline update, as follows:

[21/10/12] 3k3y key dumper app! (pictured below)

Finally from bubba: You will need do some soldering with this ODE... If You want to get the keys from 4.31. SATA bus level For 25xx and newer models will need to be solder and to get the keys and play backups.








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#72 - racer0018 - 82w ago
I would like to get a hold of them to see if i could test this and do a review on this. However when you go to their contact page nothing shows up when you type it in the areas. Oh well i guess we will have to wait and see. thanks

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#71 - PS3 News - 82w ago
They are marketing it as being able to "run all your PS3 game backups in ISO format directly from any USB HDD no matter what PS3 firmware you have" according to the YouTube video, however, currently the required key extraction is limited to 3.55 or below models so if/when this materializes for 3.55+ consoles it may be useful to PlayStation 3 scene developers to examine.

Of course I'd hold off until the suckers blow their cash on it, then history will repeat itself once again with a free PS3 scene solution surfacing just like was done to the TB fixes, etc.

Their claim is that it can't be done without hardware (just like was stated and later debunked about the dongle), so why not release all the related diagrams, pin-outs/schematics, and a DIY parts list to an open source alternative for free if this is the case? They want to cash in once again is the most likely answer, however, as always good things come to those who wait.

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#70 - OGFRAKISTAN - 82w ago
my question as always, any advatage to OFW 4.31 users on 3k slim consoles?

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#69 - PS3 News - 82w ago
Following up on the previous update, today Max Louarn and Paul Owen's product marketeer Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA) has made available a 3K3y demonstration video with details below.

Download: [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] by jarmster (Note: Leave a USB stick installed when you run the app, it puts a 1kb file called 3dump.bin on the stick containing the decrypted drive keys. Run the app, triple beep + red flashing led... power down with front button = no good but it dumps the key. To get your root_key you must go back to 3.55, funny fact... when using the 3k3y dumper on 3.55 it includes the eid_root_key. ) / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] / [Register or Login to view links] by haz367 / [Register or Login to view links] by 3Key

3k3y Ripp3r v1.01 Setup and User Guide: Windows software for ripping/decrypting/reencrypting PS3 disks. The user manual is included in the archive.

Changelog [2013-02-01]:

  • Fixed a bug that affected encryption/decryption of very large files.

From zecoxao: I bet people didn't even touch the implementation of libeeid that naehrwert left us, and then these guys come, use flat_z's code to get the eid_root_key on hackables, and grab the necessary part of the code from [Register or Login to view links] to generate the eid4_key from it and decrypt the eid4. Bunch of freaking losers.

People, if you're that desperate to get the drive key (which is in eid4) just memdump eEID, get your eid_root_key with flatz's package and use my program which is adapted from naehrwert's code. you can even see for yourselves what's happening in the code. Don't forget to rename the eEID you get from your console's NOR/NAND to eid (without an extension) and place it on eid folder. same as key and iv (split them up with a hex editor).

You can then try that program and compare your decrypted eid4 with the pkg's dump, and realize it's the same crap.

Here we can see the keys used by the ripper (taken from: ps3devwiki.com/wiki/BD_Drive_Reverse_Engineering#Program and ps3devwiki.com/wiki/BD_Drive_Reverse_Engineering#Information_about_EID4):

The keys are in eid4, and yes, we DO need to decrypt it, or else Sony would be the biggest bunch of retards.. the eid4 key is used to verify the cmac hash of the first 0x20 bytes. Naehrwert's code seems to prove this:

omac1 basically spits out the digest of the secure communication channel keys. if you compare the digest with the last 16 bytes of eid4, it should match

Corrected some info. and apparently i was mistaken when i thought that 3Dump.bin contained the eid4 ENcrypted. it contains in fact eid4 DEcrypted. You still need to auth with the bd drive. that's the part Cobra/E3 figured out. we can do this normally with hacked consoles, but not with unhacked consoles.

So the ODE dumper package dumps the DEcrypted eid4, correct? now i understand. i was confused because i thought you said the eid4 ENcrypted was the same as 3Dump.bin.

3K3y Key Dumper

Here is the Key dumping Application to on a Ps3 with CFW. This will only work for Fat consoles. You must have a FAT32 USb stick in the first port on your PS3, it will generate a file called 3Dump.bin This is what goes on your micro sd card, or loaded into the Ripper application.

Please note you need Peek and Poke enabled in your CFW to run this app, this is usually enabled by default. Cobra CFW doesn't allow you to run this file so you will need to flash to something else if you are on this.

From jarmster: The eid4 from running libeeid is a decrypted dump. The 3dump.bin is exactly the same. The eEID_Dumper.pkg dumps the encrypted eid4. And from the wiki: EID4 is of size 0x30 bytes: 0x0-0xf bytes = 1st key, 0x10-0x1f - 2nd key, 0x20-0x2f - CMAC-OMAC1 of EID4.

From haz367:

should be different.. correct..?

From zadow28 on the 3K3y PKG file: pastebin.com/79V2KdTK

I'm not into VS very much, maybe the devs can have an look. It's the visual source/assembly code for the x3key ps3 software for pc. got there keys and even shows there iso disc codes, plus a lot more. I'm not an visual expert, so maybe there are some visual experts here. shows how the x3key acts like an Bulk. etc

The iso for x3key are crypted, so they only play with there tool.. the source for encrypting the iso are in there too.

From Abkarino (via Zadow28) comes the 3K3y Ripper (PC Software) hacked source code recovered, as follows:

You could build your own hardware interface to connect PS3 BD-ROM Drive to your PC to rip your games. The 3K3y special hardware is in only a cheap PATA To USB converter board with some modifications, and you can do it yourself. Also you could directly connect your PS3 Drive to your PC by soldering it to PATA bus a.k.a IDE cable and modify the power socket only. You can use the old leaked BD-ROM drive service manual for pinout (ps3devwiki.com/wiki/ODE).

Download: [Register or Login to view links] (Password: Abkarino) / [Register or Login to view links] (Mirror: Password Removed)

This is a quick and dirty release for 3K3Y Ripper application including the full recovered source code. So you can build/modify your own version. All you will need is: .Net Framework Runtime v4.0

Message to 3K3Y Team: Do not stole glevand's work again Also do not forget to protect you applications using a good .Net protector like .Net Reactor to prevent me or any body else from recovering your codes. Hope that will help someone to do something useful in the future.

Regards.
Abkarino (Mohammed Hassan)

To quote: Click the above-picture (HERE) to see a close-up view of the actual 3k3y BETA PCBoard, (the case on the PHAT PS3 used for demo, does not need to be cut-away, that was done on purpose for the video shown below), and the small black box to left is the usb hdd port, power and 3k3y LCD screen interface to select the PS3 ISO on your external USB HDD similar in style to their famous original X360key ODD emulator.

Now sit back and enjoy the video (download it [Register or Login to view links]) made by our Anonymous 3k3y Beta Tester (BTW, Many Thanks Whomever You Are!), as you nurse your video gaming body back into action from all those Happy New Year parties last night!








Below are a few more 3K3y videos / mirrors for those interested as well, from their page:

2013-01-03: 2 new 3k3y videos

As we are very close to shipping we decided to release 2 more product videos. We aim to have one of these great devices in your PS3 by the end of the month!








3k3y is the state of the art of PS3 drive emulation from the defacto leaders in drive emulation.

Feature List

  • Play all PS3 games
  • Play all PS2/PS1 games*+
  • Plug n play installation
  • Compatible with all currently available OFW/CFW versions
  • Original 3k3y app for extracting drive key**
  • User friendly OSD interface for managing your 3k3y
  • Optional remote (compatible with Xk3y remote)
  • Powerful embedded Linux platform
  • Supports most popular file systems such as EXT2.3.4, Mac OS X and NTFS
  • Emulation and transparent passthrough modes
  • Both CPU and FPGA are fully in-system updatable
  • Sleek and beautiful Wifi interface***
  • Movie ISO playback+
  • Not manufactured in China****

* Requires compatible PS3.
** Currently fw =< 3.55 is required for extracting the drive key. After this the FW can be upgraded freely. This holds true for all ODEs, see below for more details
*** Requires Wifi dongle sold separately
**** That's why we can deliver despite CNY + This feature will be added in an upcoming firmware

Pricing

Quantity 3k3y+Ripper 3k3y only Ripper Only Wifi dongle Remote

  • 1k and up USD63 USD52 USD13 USD10 USD20
  • 500pcs USD67 USD55 USD15 USD10 USD22
  • 250pcs USD70 USD60 USD15 USD12 USD25
  • 100pcs USD75 USD65 USD16 USD14 USD27

Retail Price: US $129.00 ( Ripoff Markup! )

  • PS3 3K3y (3Key) stock available now
  • 3K3y Fat Model version release on 2013-02-08 . Slim version will release soon
  • 3K3y PCB Kit
  • 3K3y Remote (optional)
  • 3K3y Ripper PCB (optional)

Products developed by our team members, such as Xk3y, Wode, and Wiikey Fusion have outsold products in direct competition by a factor. The same thing goes for many of our other products such as Qoob and Wiikey.

The question many people are asking about it compatibility with various firmwares and PS3 models. Let us state the facts here, which are true for 3k3y as well as any other PS3 ODE:

Key extraction

Currently a firmware

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#68 - PS3 News - 83w ago
Below is another brief update for those following:

2012-12-28: 3k3y status update

There has been some slight delays due to the holiday season, but the final hardware has now been tested, and samples will be sent to beta testers in the next few days. We anticipate that the product will start shipping in idle of January.

From ozmod: Pretty sure it will be phat only to begin with. Key extraction is still being worked on. When the forums open up, you can make your voice heard – as they are just prioritizing atm.

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