172w ago - Yesterday we reported on news of the first x3JailBreak PS JailBreak PS3 USB ModChip clone, and today it is being labeled as a possible fake with a second clone dubbed the PS3Key Mod surfacing.
Similar to the x3JailBreak site, the Dutch Web site PS3Key.com lacks specific details on the alleged clone, so only time will tell if it is legitimate or not.
They do state, however, to quote: "Good news everyone! Our mad scientist has confirmed that getting into the console is as simple as pretending to be a USB hub! It doesn't look like this is going to take any more than a few weeks!"
According to Nyleveia.com (linked above), x3JailBreak is nothing more than the internals of a generic or branded-clone USB flash drive when compared to PS JailBreak which they say likely utilizes an Alcor AU6984 flash storage controller.
To quote: "Both devices follow a similar layout with a bank of SMT's leading to a crystal oscillator then a flash controller and lastly the SMD (Activity light). On the lower device, the flash memory itself is located on the underside of the PCB, as the many vias present in the PCB around the flash controller indicate.
A similar arrangement of vias are present on the purported x3Jailbreak, leading me to believe that there is actually a flash chip present on the rear of "their PCB" too."
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I can in fact verify that the PS Jailbreak is a STD USB with a 256 MB and a reversed PS Program I have got my hands on the files needed to install onto USB need to figure out the format cause I tried FAT 32 and it did not work I will keep everyone posted as to my success.
Do you mean having a 3D accelerated driver could be useful?
If so then i agree.
But if you mean using the usb in conjunction with OtherOS:
since a prerequisite of using the usb device is that the FW is 3.41, then anyone still using 3.15 will effectively have no use for the device at all.
It's an "either/or" situation - you either have linux or you have this usb dongle.
Something i'm sure is plausable with using the usb is to enable the flag which states Linux can be used on FW > 3.15, in which case users would not have to make that kind of choice.
can we access the rsx chip with this device? i mean how low-level this dongle could do especially with Linux?
and what i meant was that having the ability to run unsigned codes on gameOS is more than enough to have some good emulators and media players right?
so why do we bother running emulators/HD media players on a heavy OS like Linux considering the low size of the ps3 ram? because the otherOS can only see 256mb of the total ram , it was limited by sony, correct me if i'm wrong.
so i guess the gameOS is the way to go for homebrew.. why would anyone need Linux?