172w ago - A few days back the PS JailBreak folks warned buyers about less expensive clone PS3 modchips, including the x3JailBreak and the PS3Key USB modchip, and today they sent out a wave of warning e-mails to those who pre-ordered the device not to update their PS3 Firmware beyond version 3.41 until it is confirmed safe to do so.
TQCast.com (linked above) confirms receiving one of these such e-mails, and reports it as containing the following notice, to quote:
"Just a friendly update email and some advice for you over the coming days and weeks.
While PS Jailbreak team have told us it should be possible to support future firmware versions on the PS3, it's is not guaranteed, they will need to access any newer firmwares than 3.41 and if needed release an update for the PS Jailbreak to support the newer firmwares.
So we wanted to give you all some advice that if a system update is released for the PS3 in the coming days or before you receive your PS Jailbreak which blocks system...
172w ago - A few days back we shared the first two reviews on the new PSJailBreak PS3 USB ModChip, and today a third arrives from MainStreamEditing.co.uk (linked above).
Below the review is split into two videos, demonstrating the PS Jailbreak USB stick which backs up PS3 games onto a PlayStation 3 HDD to play.
Finally, those seeking to get a PS JailBreak PS3 ModChip may wish to hold off as this coming week PSJailBreak x3JailBreak clones are reported to be arriving ranging from only $20-$40 each... or better yet, wait for a 100% FREE scene solution which undoubtedly is also on the way.
Check out the PSJailBreak PS3 USB ModChip Review videos below!
172w ago - Earlier today we reported that the PSJailBreak PS3 modchip is easily dumped and that PSJailBreak clones are already on the way, and now some PlayStation 3 developers are working on reverse-engineering the costly USB device in hopes to make a less expensive or free scene alternative available soon.
Tsujin, knightsolidus and bushing have made brief attempts at determining the PSJailBreak IC chip and pin-out, while Neme6 of Logic-Sunrise (linked above) has also shared his findings thus far.
More pictures are available HERE for those curious, and to quote, roughly translated on the linked pics:
"Many teams are studying the JSP to try to clone a low cost and how it works. From the photos released, I tried to determine the electronic design of PSJ.
Here is the result of my work and my observations. Feel free to post if can lighten the shadows that remain.
First ICP is probably the type PIC18F declination 4455, 4550,...
172w ago - A few days ago we saw the inside pics of PS JailBreak, and today SKFU (linked above) has posted that PSJailbreak is both detectable and bannable on PSN along with Mathieulh confirming confirming that GeoHot's exploit was used and that PS JailBreak can be easily dumped.
He went on to state: "Actually they used the geohot hack to get code with lv1 privileges running on the console, they then used this to 1. Dump lv1 2. dump the spm syscall table (that's after quite a bit of lv1 reversing to even figure the spm exists) 3. Use the actual spm syscalls to trick the spu into calculating the proper response for the dongle id of their choosing.
Without those steps that all require geohot's hack, they could never have gotten their dongle to successfully identify as a jig and they could never have triggered their hack.
The psjailbreak basically exploits the update manager which is the code that does the dongle auth located inside the spm itself inside lv1.
We don't have the payload it sends though because we don't have a dongle to sniff...
172w ago - This weekend another PS JailBreak HD video has arrived from modsupplier via YouTube, which spotlights PS JailBreak PS3 gameplay footage and loading speeds.
To quote from the video's caption: "In this video we demonstrate the speed of your original games loading from the internal HDD using the PS Jailbreak and the backup manager software, the video shows loading up a game already saved on your hard drive, the speed that it loads and then some gameplay footage.
Then we show how to exit a game and select the next one you wish to play, we then also show some in game footage of the second game and once again how to drop back to the main menu when finished."