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Video: PSFreedom PS3 Exploit Modified to Work on Palm Pre!


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204w ago - Before the weekend we saw a Nokia N900 port of the PSGroove open-source PS JailBreak PS3 exploit, and now it has been ported to Palm Pre by blake_zero over at PSX-Scene.com (linked above).

Download: PSFreedom for Palm Pre / PSFreedom Module for Palm Pre

Instructions are for working on a linux box running Fedora 13:

Here is a modified version of PSFreedom for the N900 working on my Palm Pre. This version does not support Backup Manager. If Mods allow it I will post the compile module with and without backup manager support.

What you need:

1. The kernel package for the Palm Pre ([Register or Login to view links]) and palm patches ([Register or Login to view links]) that you can find on Open Source Packages.
2. [Register or Login to view links] for your the platform I use [Register or Login to view links]
3. Compiled psfeedom module from the modified PSFreedom source
4. Root access to your Palm Pre, it could be by ssh or Terminal app on phone

Setting the ARM toolchain

1. Extract the file:

tar xjvf arm-2009q1-203-arm-none-linux-gnueabi-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.bz2

2. Move the extracted folder where you like it to be:

mv arm-2009q1 /usr/local/arm

3. Set some environment variables so cross-compilation works. Create a new file named setup-env and paste this

export PRETOOL_DIR="/usr/local/arm"
(echo "$PATH" | grep -q "${PRETOOL_DIR}") || export PATH="${PRETOOL_DIR}/bin:${PATH}"
export STRIP="arm-none-linux-gnueabi-strip"
export LD="arm-none-linux-gnueabi-ld"
export CC="arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc -march=armv4t -mtune=arm920t"
export CPPFLAGS="-isystem${PRETOOL_DIR}/arm/arm-none-linux-gnueabi/include"
export RANLIB="arm-none-linux-gnueabi-ranlib"
export CXX="arm-none-linux-gnueabi-g++ -march=armv4t -mtune=arm920t"
export OBJCOPY="arm-none-linux-gnueabi-objcopy"
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH="${PRETOOL_DIR}/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig"
export PKG_CONFIG_SYSROOT_DIR="${PRETOOL_DIR}/arm/arm-none-linux-gnueabi"
#export LDFLAGS="-L${PRETOOL_DIR}/usr/local/lib -Wl,-rpath-link,${PRETOOL_DIR}/arm/arm-none-linux-gnueabi/lib -Wl,-O1"
export CCLD="arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc -march=armv4t -mtune=arm920t"
export MAKE="make"
export CFLAGS="-isystem${PRETOOL_DIR}/usr/local/include -fexpensive-optimizations -fomit-frame-pointer -frename-registers -Os"
export CXXFLAGS="-isystem${PRETOOL_DIR}/arm/arm-none-linux-gnueabi/include -fexpensive-optimizations -fomit-frame-pointer -frename-registers -Os -fpermissive -fvisibility-inlines-hidden"
export F77="arm-none-linux-gnueabi-g77 -march=armv4t -mtune=arm920t"
export AS="arm-none-linux-gnueabi-as"
export AR="arm-none-linux-gnueabi-ar"
export CPP="arm-none-linux-gnueabi-gcc -E"
export OBJDUMP="arm-none-linux-gnueabi-objdump"
export CONFIG_SITE="${PRETOOL_DIR}/arm/site-config"

you need to set PRETOOL_DIR to where you move the extracted folder. Finally Source the variables (use the path where you saved setup-env):

. /usr/local/pre/setup-env

Extract and compile Pre Kernel

1. Extract the kernel:

tar xvzf linuxkernel-2.6.24.tgz

2. Extract palm modifications:

gunzip linux-2.6.24-patch.gz

3. Change to kernel directory:

cd linux-2.6.24

4. Apply patch:

patch -p1 < ../linux-2.6.24-patch

5. Copy configuration for the Pre:

cp arch/arm/configs/omap_sirloin_3430_defconfig .config

6.Compile the kernel:

make

(this will take a while)

Compile modified PSFreedom source

1. Extract the files:

tar xvzf PSFreedom-for-PalmPre.tar.gz

2. Change to folder:

cd PSFreedom-for-PalmPre

3. Compile PSFreedom:

make

Copy and install psfreedom.ko module to Palm Pre

1. Connect your Palm pre to PC on drive mode and copy psfreedom.ko to it
2. ssh to your pre (or open terminal app) and insmod the module:

insmod /media/internal/psfreedom.ko

Now you should be ready to go

1. Turn completely off your PS3 with firmware 3.41
2. Connect your Palm Pre to the usb of PS3
3. Turn on your PS3 followed by rapidly pressing eject
4. Wait for your PS3 to reboot
5. Enjoy

After using your PalmPre for this exploit you should make a complete device restart to restore usb functions.

Finally, below is a video of it in action from Novis619 via YouTube!










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sivalakos's Avatar
#14 - sivalakos - 204w ago
guys i have a question. i am not a hacker or anything but i came up with an idea. i did a little googling on it, and this [Register or Login to view links] is what i came up with.

does it mean we can use the palm pre jailbreak on ipod/iphone through this emulator to jailbreak the ps3?

if not is there an emulator that can?

semitope's Avatar
#13 - semitope - 204w ago
Anyone think this can be ported to a dell axim x50 or any other old PDAs?

magneto198's Avatar
#12 - magneto198 - 204w ago
can someone make an app for this with the provided tools? I think that would be much easier than having to open Terminal each time and typing the script just to play something. One push of an app and it automatically turns ur phone to usb hub mode and runs the hack, close the app and phone is back to normal.

12gage's Avatar
#11 - 12gage - 204w ago
i do indeed and I can't wait to try thanks so much.

slayerpsp's Avatar
#10 - slayerpsp - 204w ago
i hate to sound stupid but does this only work on modchipped systems, or is this modified to work on any 3.41 system? thanks in advance.
nothing is modded its just a hack through the usb real easy to do if you have a Palm Pre.

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