123w ago - Today Egamer.co.za (linked above) reports that South African Police Service's Commercial Crime Unit, acting on behalf of complaints received from the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT), has raided and consequently arrested a PS3 JailBreaker residing in Parktown, Johannesburg, South Africa along with seizing the PlayStation 3 piracy devices used to circumvent Sony's system protection.
Below is the official Press Release, to quote: PS3 JAILBREAK RAID AND ARREST
South Africa, 2ND August 2011, Johannesburg: The first PlayStation 3 jailbreak raid took place earlier today at a residential property in Parktown, Johannesburg. Jailbreak devices are used to circumvent the security features on PS3 consoles to facilitate the playing of pirated PS3 games.
The raid was conducted by the South African Police Service's Commercial Crime Unit, Johannesburg after receiving criminal complaints from the South African Federation Against Copyright Theft (SAFACT). The Police were assisted by the SARS Computer Forensics Lab.
Various state of the art computers, circumvention software packages, jailbreak USB devices, PS3 consoles and hard drives were seized. In addition fake PS2 games, original PS3 games, believed to be used as masters...
To quote, roughly translated: The update method is just the same as the previous:
1. Place the "update.bin" into the root directory, pull out and then insert, the U disk will be popup, at this time, place the cheatlist.dat into the root directory of the U disk.
2. If need to update the cheatlist.dat, must insert a TF card to the P3GO, and then the computer can identify U disk of the P3GO. If insert into a PS3, the TF must by pulled out, otherwise the PS3 can not recognize it. (The unknown device appeared on PS3 is normal)
3. After completing the update, pls install the CODEUNIQUE_355_auto_detect. CU management software, "CHET11111_ONLY CHEAT_355.pkg" do not have the functions of game guide, can use with the 3rd management software
4.Very sorry, the dongle without this kind of IC chips can...
162w ago - A few weeks back Dominator7 made a guide on how to port / convert plain payload files for USB JailBreak dongles, and today garyopa at PSX-Scene has posted news of an ATMega16A Payload Injector project for PS3 JailBreak devices including PSGroove.
To quote: A lot of people that have bought the original PSJailbreak, or the various cheap clones, have been left in the dark with the old basic first public release of PSGroove that the cloners had burned into their ATMega16A chips that been widely used in the dongles that have been sold!
But of course with no bootloader burned in for future use, you can't update them to support the latest and greatest of the new payloads that have appeared like the Hermes V4b, and the very useful PL3 versions!
Along comes ATMega16A Payload Injector Project which originally started out as forum thread on Elotrolado, the very active Spanish site, with lots of good talented PS3 Developers!