150w ago - Today kmeaw has made available a video proof-of-concept of his upcoming HPR, a PS3 homebrew network PKG repository which includes a built-in PKG Installer alongside BM (Backup Manager) Enabler LV2 V5 PKG followed by BM (Backup Manager) Enabler LV2 V6 PKG.
Download: HPR.PKG Homebrew PKG Repository for PS3 / PS3 View of HPR Version 1 / PS3 View of HPR Version 2 / PS3 View of HPR Version 3
Here are some POC details thus far from kmeaw via IRC:
Homebrew PKG Repository (HPR) is currently a WIP but runs on a PS3 with a built-in PKG installer, basically, it is a very simple embedded Web browser that can install PKGs.
It uses HTTP to download PKG files and supports a small subset of HTML, as the builtin PS3 browser is much better than this one in displaying HTML but it cannot install PKGs although a complex markup for package descriptions isn't necessary.
Finally, he has also made available a first version of PS3 View of HPR above for those who wish to give it a try!
150w ago - Today rms has released a PS3 Model Detection PKG homebrew application for determining the PlayStation 3 model so that, among other things, users can see if their console is supported by the various PS3 Custom Firmware (CFW) updates available.
Currently the PS3 homebrew app supports both 3.41 and 3.55 Firmware systems in addition to Waninkoko 3.55 PS3 Custom Firmware.
Download: PS3 Model Detection PKG for 3.41 FW / PS3 Model Detection PKG for 3.55 FW / PS3 Model Detection PKG for 3.55 Waninkoko CFW
To quote: "Have you ever wondered what specific version of hardware was inside of your PS3?
Well, a dev by the name of rms, has created a PS3 app that identifies exactly that.
The app, appropriately called PS3 Model Detection, will tell you your PS3's System Target ID, Motherboard Revision, and BD-Laser Revision."
To quote from the ReadMe/Twitter: btw if you don't want to mess with the whole packages algo stuff, just use AES CTR with the package key iv at 0x70 in the package. Sorry I forgot to include the readme in the fixed release, this is now fixed as well. btw that hmac key was fail, don't use it, another is actually used.
It's not really signed, just encrypted with AES and HMAC. woops I forgot to enable the button when I cleaned up the app (yeah I fail, gonna do a small re-release xD) btw I forgot to mention in the readme this is not the 1:1 algorithm, it's been improved, it extracts pkgs roughly 3 times as fast as on ps3.
154w ago - Despite retiring from the iPhone and PS3 scene shortly before PS JailBreak first surfaced (amid rumors from one reseller that appear to point in his direction), today GeoHot has reappeared and shared dePKG which is a PlayStation 3 Firmware Package Decrypter!
Downloads: dePKG PS3 Firmware Package Decrypter / dePKG r1 PS3 Firmware Package Decrypter by daGraveR / dePKG (Pre-Compiled x86_64 and x86) by daGraveR / dePKG (Pre-Compiled Win32) by XVortex / dePKG (Pre-Compiled Win32) and Dissect_CoreOS by cory1492 / Decrypted CORE_OS PKG UnPack Script by anomaly / CORE_OS_PACKAGE.pkg Extract...