Graf Chokolo's House Raided, PS3 HV Bible Out & Hackers Hiding

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157w ago - Update: PS3 hacker Graf Chokolo's house has now been raided a second time according to court documents and a post on his blog which states, to quote: "SONY was at my home today again, with a new TRO against me. They took my whole equipment again and told me to stop my OtherOS project or else . , guys.

They definitely do not want OtherOS back on PS3. They want me to take down all my OtherOS and PS3 utils. Make sure to clone all my GIT repositories. I don't think you want me to stop, guys, do you ? Tell me what you think.

To give up would mean for me to betray my principles guys, so, the next question is what is more worth to me, my life or my principles. Keep my principles and destroy my life or to trample on my principles and save my life ? Most of you know only my work and don't really know my personality, the guy who stands behind graf_chokolo. I'm proud how my parents brought me up, they tought to me to fight for my principles and what is right. To be a man of principles is not an easy task."
 

Graf Chokolo Releases a PS3 GameOS VFlash Resizer for Linux

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158w ago - A few weeks passed since his last update, and today PlayStation 3 hacker extraordinaire Graf Chokolo has shared a PS3 GameOS VFlash Resizer for Linux alongside a brief guide!

Download: PS3 GameOS VFlash Resizer for Linux Tools (GIT) / Graf Chokolo PS3 Petitboot Image / hddvflash_keys_gen.rar by Zarh

To quote: It's easy to adapt them for 3.55. I uploaded my VFLASH resizer app for GameOS. I need someone who wants to test it.

Make sure you make backup of your HDD first Because after resizing, GameOS will reformat HDD. Contact me for instructions Thanks

Here are diffs for 3.55 which were provided by a PS3 Linux fan which got it working on 3.55. Thanks a lot man

http://pastie.org/1778085

diff common/source/lv1_hvcall.c common/source/lv1_hvcall.c.3.41

27c27

* lv2 syscall 811 (3.55)
* lv2 syscall 615 (3.41)

29c29

#define _LV2_SYSCALL_HVCALL_ADDR 0x8000000000195540ULL
#define _LV2_SYSCALL_HVCALL_ADDR 0x8000000000295f24ull
 

Graf Chokolo Releases Petitboot Tools for Linux on PS3

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160w ago - Following up on his previous update, today PlayStation 3 hacker Graf Chokolo has made available the Petitboot Tools for Linux on the PS3 console to allow the dual booting of Gentoo and GameOS.

Download: Petitboot Tools for Linux on PS3 / Graf Chokolo PS3 Petitboot Image

To quote: List of tools from Graf_Chokolo:

  • Debug console dumper for PS3 hypervisor
  • Dispatcher Manager utils
  • Linux kernel 2.6 for PS3
  • OpenWRT packages
  • Petitboot for PS3 Linux
  • PS3 hvcall tools
  • Scripts for Hypervisor
  • Storage device utils

New/updated tools:

  • New PS3 SPE MMIO driver
  • PS3Spemmio: Fixed module description
  • PS3 HVC driver
  • PS3HVC: Use hvcall constans from ps3hvc.h

New Additions and fixed for “utils Storage device” used to manage the partitions of the PS3 hard drive:

  • Added commands set_acl and get_acl
  • Added descriptions for set_acl and get_acl commands
  • Fixed ps3stor_mgr_get_region_acl

Usage:...
 

Graf Chokolo Installs Gentoo Linux on PS3 Internal HDD

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160w ago - Today PlayStation 3 hacker Graf Chokolo has posted that he has successfully installed Gentoo Linux on the PS3 internal hard disk drive.

To quote from his update: Great news, guys I was very busy in the last days and I managed to install Gentoo on the internal HDD of PS3 Slim

I created a new VFLASH region of size 40GB and installing my Linux kernel there right now And GameOS doesn't touch this region when I boot it So you can reformat your HDD (but not VFLASH) and Linux will be still there I resized VFLASH from 256MB to about 40GB

Next steps:

• Compiling petitboot for PS3
• Installing petitboot on VFLASH
• Creating HV CFW which is capable of booting GameOS or petitboot. petitboot can boot Linux (or other OS) from HDD, FLASH, USB, CDROM or NFS (just like 3.15 did it or me on my PS3 3.41)
• Creating a more user-friendly approach for installing Linux on internal HDD

BTW, check out my new ps3stor-utils and Linux device driver ps3stormgr. It allows you to create/delete storage regions on PS3 Linux I used it to create a new VFLASH region for Linux.

Here are my Linux partitions on VFLASH:

brw-rw–- 1 root disk 253, 112 Mar 25 19:19 /dev/ps3vflashh
brw-rw–- 1 root disk 253, 113 Mar...
 

Graf_Chokolo Working on PS3 3.55 HV CFW with Dual Boot Linux

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160w ago - Recently Graf_Chokolo revealed that he is working on a PS3 3.55 HV CFW, which will have dual boot Linux built in.

To quote from Dukio: I plan to implement dual boot feature in HV, just like i did on my PS3 3.41, and you can boot with it either gameos or linux or some other system like freebsd. You won’t need any bootos on gameos for that. I will also patch HV and enable more features

I will do it on PS3 slim, first i will resize HDD and add a partition for Linux there

Expect more features coming in as the HV patching continues. Oh, and he is working on a 3.55 FW only at the moment, although on the newer firmware versions is possible according to graf.

Now for 3.55, on other version offsets are different so the code is the same but offsets to patch are different.

When ask about the progress of his lawsuit and if he requires more legal funds, graf_chokolo had to say this:

It's very slow, for now it’s enough i think, thanks.

I have no huge news yet regarding lawsuit but soon I think I will have.


 







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