169w ago - Another clone PS3 modchip called the PS3Liberator by NBZ360 has arrived today, which offers similar features (detailed below) as the PS JailBreak except it doesn't ship with the code on the chip.
The official site (linked above) appears to be catering to the French market, however they do state they offer shipping to the US as well with a pricetag of €49 each including shipping.
• Works on all PS3 (PAL / NTSC) * Slim and Fat
• Play PS3 backups from the internal drive or USB disk
• Compatible with all sizes of external drives
• Updates via USB PS3liberator
• Possible to connect the console via FTP
• Play homebrew and emulators
• Can be removed after the console started
• PS3liberator contains no code Sony! 100% legal
• Quality workmanship impeccable NBZ
The PS3Liberator compatible with all game consoles?
The PS3liberator works with all consoles without exception, unless an update to 3.42 or greater was performed. If your Playstation 3 is in firmware 3.41 or lower, then the PS3liberator is compatible with your console is a FAT, a SLIM, foreign or not (PAL, NTSC-U and NTSC-J)
169w ago - Previously we reported that the PS JailBreak Backup Manager was incoming with some of the rumored features, and today the official PS JailBreak site (linked above) has been updated stating the PS3 USB modchips are shipping and offering some update details.
To quote: "Firstly we would like to apologize for the shipping delay. Our product is now officially shipping, and we have eliminated delay for future orders. All future orders will be shipped within 24 hours of payment.
As this is a big project we needed to make sure that everything would be perfect for both the present and the future. Let us tell you the wait is well worth it as we have made our product even better then we thought possible.
We have several new things to announce. Our Backup Manager v1.1 will be released on or before the 15th of September with a very valuable feature as well as increased reliability and expandability. We have received many emails asking about updates, we have a solution in the works (unlike all copy cat clone makers).
Our solution will be released within 7 days as well and will only work with original...
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.
170w ago - This weekend I heard from a good source (my guy in Oz Land) that Sony will be combatting the PSJailBreak with new PlayStation 3 models and PS3 HDD encryption.
This is what he said, to quote: "I heard Sony is holding back new supply of consoles, as they are removing dev and debug modes. This means you cannot get consoles easily fixed in repair centres so no more extended warranties.
THIS MEANS PSJB AND PSGROOVE WILL NO LONGER WORK ON NEW CONSOLES"
He went on to state the following, to quote: "Additionally, it is rumoured, the new 320GB PS3's will have firmware loaded onto the HDD and encrypted in a way that you cannot do a DD copy to a new HDD, so no longer can you load a heap of games to your HDD as you will be locked to the one that was loaded retail."
We have to wait and see now... M$ did the same with their consoles when we jtagged them, so I guess Sony can do the same with an update eh.