171w ago - Over the weekend the PS3 modchip known as PS JailBreak was examined, and today Mathieulh has made several Tweets (linked above) confirming that his PS3 hacker team have successfully cloned the PS JailBreak USB device.
Essentially this means the PS3 hack used to run PlayStation 3 game backups on a retail PS3 console was itself hacked, and according to Mathieulh details on the exploit used will be publically documented and available as soon as next week.
Those interested in acquiring the necessary hardware, specifically a Teensy ++ board or an AT90USBKEY, may want to check HERE for some handy links.
Below are some quotes from his recent Tweets, as follows:
"Someone from our group just successfully cloned the psjailbreak dongle. Going to improve the shell code soon.
We are not releasing anything, we didn't just rip things off, we know how it works, the clone is just a POC, we plan on documenting.
The exploit will be documented on the ps3wiki as soon as possible (we need to write up the whole article, will...
172w ago - Last week we reported on the first PS JailBreak PS3 modchip clone called the x3JailBreak followed by some production pictures, and today the official site (linked above) has been updated with x3JailBreak specifications, pre-order dates and shipping details.
To quote: Scheduled Timeline for X3Jailbreak [2010.08.30]
• We are looking to start shipping out the 100 free sample by Sept 3rd.
• We will start taking Preorder on Sept 6th.
• We are planning to begin shipping to our distributors on Sept 10th
• X3Jailbreak is a USB plug and play solution that installs in seconds, keeping your valid warranty seal in tact.
• Easy to use installer and GUI takes you step by step.
• Compatible with all production models FAT and SLIM. Supports all regions: USA, JAP, PAL and KOREA
• X3Jailbreak disables forced software updates and will never brick your console.
• Supports all games
• Backup games to your internal hard drive or external hard...
173w ago - This weekend the official PS JailBreak site (linked above) has resurfaced after being down with a warning to avoid clone PS3 ModChips, and they have provided an Authorized Dealer List to help potential buyers purchase their PS JailBreak.
According to their banner, imitators and cheap Chinese knockoffs are already a threat to their PS JailBreak sales.
While we won't condone purchasing a PS JailBreak PS3 ModChip (official or clone) as we feel waiting a few weeks for a FREE PS3 scene solution is the smarter way to go, below is their list of current resellers around the globe for those interested along with the official distribution pricing.
It's interesting to note they intend to remove any reseller who sells below the guidelines provided. Additionally, PS3JailBreak.com reports that Dave at promods.com.au confirmed this price fixing and went on to state the minimum order is $22,000.00.
OZ Mods - www.ozmodchips.com
Quantronics - www.quantronics.com.au
Modsupplier - www.modsupplier.com