• PS3 Hacks , 07.12.2010

    This is some interesting work being done by CyberSkunk. He has secretly been working underground on a way to convert RETAIL PS3 units to DEBUG PS3 unit and the project is very near done to completion. He has posted a video for us to devour below.

    To quote:

    He has been working on turning a retail console into a debug console through the use of firmware loader. The reason we are sharing this now is to show that it is nearly complete. Most of this work has been done for quite some time just not shared with the public, but seeing its nearly complete you will get a preview of things to come. Once we have our full debug dumps you can expect 100% debug features on a retail console (currently we only have partial dumps). I have left a few things out in the video that I will take screenshots of like *check although we have it enabled its grayed out, also auto download is now gone just like a TEST unit. We will keep you posted as we make more progress in the coming days. Please do not ask when we will release this because we ourselves don’t know when it will be finished.

    System In The Video:

    US - PS3 Slim 120Gb
    Teensy ++ 2.0
    1Gb USB Stick (Rebug)

    Cool stuff indeed, stay tuned for updates.

    [VIA PSX-Scene]

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  • 24 Comments

    1. explosivesman33
      12-07-2010
      12:16 AM
      1

      Sweet. Does the color change due to debug mode, or is that just due to modified VSH files?

    2. Jirachi99
      12-07-2010
      12:17 AM
      2

      This is a big jump, soon no USB device will even be needed, I orded my E3 today so I can go back. I just turned on my PS3 to get a new firmware info stating that fw 3.55 is out with 'security improvments' and then I read that it blocks downgrade, so i have to stick with playing the 360 until then...

    3. all_your_base1
      12-07-2010
      12:21 AM
      3

      Just keeps getting better and better, just about on par with the PSP.

    4. GeneWeen
      12-07-2010
      01:08 AM
      4

      that's a frakking big tv.

    5. Cyberskunk
      12-07-2010
      01:57 AM
      5

      I changed the colours cause I've never liked how there special icons just clash and make a cool XMB look like crap.. Same with the 'What's New'.. lol

    6. maracachimba
      12-07-2010
      02:02 AM
      6

      This is great news...I hope this gets released as a New Year's Big Gift to everyone. Thanks to the people that keeps the scene moving forward.

    7. sumeshkapoor
      12-07-2010
      02:41 AM
      7

      can any one tell how we all will be benefited by this? can we play game with 3.50???

    8. Shepp
      12-07-2010
      03:14 AM
      8

      Cyberskunk how the hell you have PSN ON ?! look at the top right corner in the movie

    9. peterthelemon
      12-07-2010
      04:14 AM
      9

      Originally Posted by GeneWeen
      that's a frakking big tv.
      Lmao it's such a shame when u see rich people with 1000 tvs and 10000 debug ps3s when us poor people only have 200 tvs and 300 retail ps3s lol

    10. peterthelemon
      12-07-2010
      04:15 AM
      10

      Oh crap i forgot
      This is awesome it's sort of. A cfw.
      Good job mr spunk.

      Edit
      Good job mr skunk :|

    11. Brutalrage
      12-07-2010
      04:38 AM
      11

      Hi, Does some 1 mind explaining me what this means in Noob english?
      Just a short story what it does and might do in the future.
      Thanks

    12. Jirachi99
      12-07-2010
      04:47 AM
      12

      For all those wondering this isnt a 'Custom Firmware' but a way to install a debugging/testing firmware on a retail console, this will mean that we can install .pkg apps without the need for PSJailbreak or any other USB device (except for the installation), another reason why this would work is that we could disguise our 'Hacked' consoles as debug consoles and allow for updates and online play (THAT IS A MAYBE ONLY!!)

    13. Seven_D
      12-07-2010
      04:50 AM
      13

      Great Work Mr :canabis:

    14. japsander
      12-07-2010
      06:29 AM
      14

      Great work.

      I take it though that this will only be useful to devs and not us mere mortals?

      These devs are picking up speed now

    15. NoisilySilent
      12-07-2010
      06:34 AM
      15

      thought retail and debug units were hardware specific and that one couldnt dowgrade a retail 3.50 to debug 3.41...
      Is this a modified 3.41 debug FW they provide that can run on a retail unit without bricking it?

    16. japsander
      12-07-2010
      06:38 AM
      16

      Originally Posted by NoisilySilent
      thought retail and debug units were hardware specific and that one couldnt dowgrade a retail 3.50 to debug 3.41...
      Is this a modified 3.41 debug FW they provide that can run on a retail unit without bricking it?
      It looks to me like it runs the fw from flashdrive like jaicrabs loader

    17. NoisilySilent
      12-07-2010
      06:46 AM
      17

      Originally Posted by japsander
      It looks to me like it runs the fw from flashdrive like jaicrabs loader
      Still, does it make a difference the way you load it?
      We'll have more info soon, this thing is not clear for me by now

    18. stabes
      12-07-2010
      07:53 AM
      18

      I see this and CFW as probably being the most important step forward on the scene, I would have been happier seeing him log into PSN but if you can this would negate the the need for any downgrading, cat and mouse upgrade/patches etc.

    19. flayer
      12-07-2010
      08:18 AM
      19

      webkit engine?

      Does this mean the browser would actually not suck anymore`?

    20. jackieboy8
      12-07-2010
      08:45 AM
      20

      Is this debug 3.50 so we can play grand turismo 5?
      Thx and GREAT work!! Soon we can psdowngrade to this fw!!

    21. TechnoPanda
      12-07-2010
      08:50 AM
      21

      NOOB Question...i just want to understand everything at hand...what does having a debug system mean??? In real terms

    22. ormsondo
      12-07-2010
      10:41 AM
      22

      This'll be beneficial for both devs and the casual backupers/ pirates.
      Debug mode i think has full access to psn regardless of fw, i don't know about the 3.50-onwards games but if debug mode doesnt automatically negate the need for a fw update when playing 3.50 games, it will be MUCH easier for devs to bypass the fw update.

      When you get a retail ps3, it is limited in many ways to ensure protection of your console and Sony's precious income.
      A debug console removes most, if not all of the limits, you can add more syscalls to the payloads, etc etc.

    23. Rax909
      12-07-2010
      12:31 PM
      23

      It's a nice slap in Sony's face. Now that I have read all that it makes me want it. Great work guys! o:

    24. samson
      12-07-2010
      12:43 PM
      24

      Originally Posted by TechnoPanda
      NOOB Question...i just want to understand everything at hand...what does having a debug system mean??? In real terms

      http://jerem73.wordpress.com/2010/10...ebug-settings/


      list of debug setting..... but basically it will make you do this -->