Video: PS Vita Dual Firmware Boot Proof-of-Concept Demo Arrives

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12w ago - Today Sony PlayStation Vita hacker Katsu released a VPS Vita Dual Firmware Boot Proof-of-Concept demo video with details below.

To quote: It didn’t take long for Yifan Lu’s investigations to become useful for other hardware hackers! Our community member katsu, guided by Yifan’s precise description of the Vita’s NAND pinouts, was able to hack his PS Vita in order to boot from a previous firmware, technically performing something very similar to a downgrade. Check the video below, it’s cool and full of “electronicsporn”, like your favorite cyberpunk movie.

What katsu did was dump his firmware 2.12 (on the NAND), probably using Yifan Lu’s technique. He then copied that Firmware dump to an SD card. In the meantime, he upgraded the PS Vita to firmware 3.01. On the video, you see him inserting his SD card in a reader connected to the Vita. The Vita then reads the content of the SD card (the firmware 2.12 he dumped earlier) instead of its own 3.01 NAND.

What the hell does all of that mean? First of all, that Yifan Lu’s little experiment in the hardware world is proving successful, by providing inspiration and documentation for other talented hardware modders.

Secondly, that downgrading a PS Vita is a possibility under certain...
 

Kill3r's PS3 Key Finder Proof Of Concept (POC) is Now Available

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76w ago - Following up on all the recent PlayStation 3 Keys leaked, today French developers Kill3r and Winch03200 have made available a POC tool they call Kill3r's PS3 Keys Finder with details outlined below.

Download: Kill3r's PS3 Keys Finder POC / PS3 Keys Finder BAT Update (0x13-0x1c) / Kill3r's PS3 Keys Finder POC (Mirror) / PS3 Keys Finder BAT Update (0x13-0x1c) (Mirror)

Many of you have questioned the ability of the tools to detect the correct pairs key / iv is why, following the leak of key appldr of these days, I release today bat files related keyset 0x13, 0x16, 0x19 and 0x1c for the 182 people who downloaded my PoC before the leak can realize this by themselves the proper functioning of this...
 

PS3 Price Drop, New Hack-Proof PlayStation 3 Console Incoming

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165w ago - Update: Today WirelessGoodness.com has spotted the new PS3 model CECH-3001A/B via the FCC site further confirming the previous report.

The new PlayStation 3 slim model will cut power consumption from 230W to 200W and weigh in at 2.6kg down from 3.0kg, however, it will not include PS2 compatibility.

According to StingyGamer.com Sony is preparing a sizeable PS3 price drop soon which will coincide with Nintendo's 3DS console release in March (although IndustryGamers.com states Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter predicts June) followed by a new hack-proof PlayStation 3 console in development.

To quote: "My source, who also told me the NGP's price will be £250 in the UK, stated Sony has been preparing a price...
 

GroovyManager PS3 File Manager Proof Of Concept is Available

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187w ago - I've created my first POC (proof of concept) version of my PS3 file manager called GroovyManager, with Groovy Installer now also added below as the first update!

This version is VERY basic. I was more concerned with functionality than beauty in this version.

Download: GroovyManager PS3 File Manager Proof Of Concept / Groovy Installer

The main screen is very plain:

Your only option is entering the IP address of your PS3 and then starting the scan.

Note: You must have the PS3 FTP Server running before you start the program.

The program will scan the internal hard drive as well as ALL attached USB hard drives

When it finds a game it copies the PARAM.sfo file and the ICON0.txt file locally to your machine. When all games have been found it parses the PARAM.sfo, creates a txt file of the PARAM.sfo values named Title_ID.txt, renames the PARAM file to TitleID_Drive_PARAM.sfo and the ICON0 file to TitleID_Drive_ICON0.png.

The programs not perfect but most of the issue occur because the PS3 FTP server isn't stable. I still have to do quite a bit with error trapping, reading local drives...
 

Video: Nintendo Wii WODE - WiFi Proof of Concept Demo

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231w ago - Last month we unveiled the Nintendo Wii WODE final design pictures and specifications alongside some Defcon1 demos, and today wodedev has made available (below) a WODE WiFi proof of concept demo video.

To quote from the video's caption: "Proof of Concept Demo, Wode playing Farcry ISO from a SAMBA share on a PC. PC and Wode are connected via a WiFi router."

Those interested can check it out below, and if you haven't seen it already the WODE Moon Trip demo video is further down.

It demonstrates the WODE playing multidisc GameCube games on the Nintendo Wii console. Enjoy!








 







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