• PS3 Hacks , 28.01.2011

    Well even after releasing a 3.56 firmware update Sony still aren’t happy. It seems they have taken of all the code regarding ps3 keys that is appldr metldr etc of off developers githubs and websites it seems Sony have started raging war against any of the known developers out there especially geohot(George Hotz),Kakroto Kmeaw,Graf_Chokolo. SONY has sent out DMCA demands that any code be taken of the developers website regarding the PS3 system security.

    As an example geohots website no lnger shows the main keys to the ps3 system
    http://geohot.com/old_index.html(you can see for yourself here)

    As well as many other devs who have pushed the keys to their githubs.

    COULD SONY BE THE NEW HITLER OF OUR TIME BANNING FREEDOM OF ACCESS TO OUR CONSOLE

    Also you can check out developers github
    https://github.com/kakaroto/ps3keys
    https://github.com/waninkoko

    to quote from kakaroto’s twitter:

    Looks like github has received DMCA takedown and my repository are now unavailable

    Well there you have it

    There is a small saying to sum all this up

    When it rains it pours

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  • 97 Comments

    1. AsSiTcH
      01-28-2011
      03:27 PM
      1

      not surprising sinve geo is under a TRO

    2. 2die4
      01-28-2011
      03:31 PM
      2

      well im sure the tools will all appear on our fav torrent sites

    3. jazneo
      01-28-2011
      03:31 PM
      3

      well sony can take down all they want but they forgot people save this stuff for this to happien

    4. nuzz
      01-28-2011
      03:31 PM
      4

      Use a host outside US?

    5. the_imperfectionest
      01-28-2011
      03:32 PM
      5

      torrents, and specific mirrors will still be around... this stuff will be passed around worse than tpb

    6. J8M7G
      01-28-2011
      03:42 PM
      6

      I'd like to see them take these files off every usenet server...

    7. advocatusdiaboli
      01-28-2011
      03:42 PM
      7

      After all this is keys and not copyrighted material much to be considered editorial material,
      why not ask nytimes or financial times to host this?

    8. djizle
      01-28-2011
      03:42 PM
      8

      ok they had the githubs taken down, well you know what we should post this information every possible place that we know off, forums , twitter , facebook , youtube , you name it they should post it everywhere , and everytime one goes down put 5 more sources in its place. if they want war well lets give them an apocolypse. sony thinks there above the law, they have millions of dollars at there disposal to pay off judges , senators , etc... you name it they have probably dished out the dough already. i bet the judge seeing geohots case was paid off or if not the judge the judges boss or the person he works for etc.. i wouldnt even doubt that they paid govenor schwartsnager(my spelling sucks) off to personally call the judge and tell her what the outcome has to be. nowdays are justice system is one big failure, it no longer has to do with whats write or wrong but who has the most money. our entire goverment is run by corporations, no one senator or person in power thinks for themselves they just do what there told to do by the people who provide the money. it sickens me what this country has become. i own my ps3 i should be able to do what i wish with it. its a computer entertainment system, but if i want to use it as a computer sony thinks thats wrong and illegal. and whats worth is the moronic judge is taking there side, sony says jump doggy and she jumped. instead of a doggy treat she probably gets a wad of hundreds.

    9. advocatusdiaboli
      01-28-2011
      03:45 PM
      9

      It does not matter if the keys are taken away, it would be better to most the method for finding the keys, than the actual keys for each version.

    10. josh482
      01-28-2011
      03:46 PM
      10

      abuse your power while you can sony. Once this whole thing is over, the DMCA will be rewritten again.

    11. Erk3452
      01-28-2011
      03:48 PM
      11

      erk: C0 CE FE 84 C2 27 F7 5B D0 7A 7E B8 46 50 9F 93 B2 38 E7 70 DA CB XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
      riv: 47 EE 74 54 E4 77 4C C9 B8 XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
      pub: C2 D4 AA F3 19 35 50 19 AF 99 D4 4E 2B 58 CA 29 25 2C 89 12 3D 11 D6 21 8F 40 B1 38 XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
      R: 80 6E 07 8F A1 52 97 90 CE 1A XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
      n: E1 3A 7E BC 3A CC EB 1C B5 6C XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
      K: BA 90 55 91 68 61 B9 77 ED CB XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX
      Da: C5 B2 BF A1 A4 13 DD 16 F2 6D XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX XX

    12. Wolverin1988
      01-28-2011
      03:52 PM
      12

      really .. i am a sony costumer since ps1 .. have every gaming console of them more then once .. and was quite happy with all of them.... ps3 linux was really an amazing thing.. and then they killed it .. and forced to update .. im really pissed right now to see whats going on.. i want linux back not more not else.. and some hombrew... like selfmade games.. or old games with emus.. but this is rediculus.. every one should just stop to support them.. thats the only way .. to end this terror .. really.. no one should have the right to say what we have to do with our purchased goods .. no one .. thats privacy .. i will support kz3 .. because it is a really good game.. and the devs.. put alot of heart and creativity in this game.. but this will be the last thing i buy from sony.. no repair of my laser ... **** psn network.. always laggy.. no new feauters for the xmb or ingame.. but we have to play how they want us to play .. i just say :thefinger: therefore i just support another company .. that does things right .. and look @ the consumers and not about the damn fcking money

      thats my little 2 words here -.-

      ps: no english pro

    13. osman_1102
      01-28-2011
      03:53 PM
      13

      putting the keys on torrent or other sites and show the links at their website is possible maybe.

    14. mimmo
      01-28-2011
      03:59 PM
      14

      Dear $ony,
      this means...WAR

    15. lisapower
      01-28-2011
      04:02 PM
      15

      The Doors for the PS3 are OPEN! it's to late Sony. why you don't get it.

      but, i have also to say, the PSP2 is very Nice!! thanks for that!

    16. David562
      01-28-2011
      04:15 PM
      16

      To be honest...
      I support this...

      Too many people using it for free games and to cheat.

    17. specht
      01-28-2011
      04:17 PM
      17

      Sony obviously knows the situation they are in. There's no way to completely get rid of the tools so they are taking out the source. The tools and source code were on torrent sites since they were released.

      In the end, this may actually hinder the development of the PS4 since they may not rely solely on software sales to pay for the hardware losses if hackers will just bypass their securities and let people create their own software for the console. (for the sake of the hypothetical situation and argument, piracy doesn't exist and people have no will to pirate)

      PSP2 turning out to be a PSP/iPad hybrid is just the beginning.

    18. republicano
      01-28-2011
      04:21 PM
      18

      Well i hope us consumers will think twice about buying another sony product, sony deserved this since they mislead about the ps3, it cant do anything under their control

    19. dave4321
      01-28-2011
      04:25 PM
      19

      All this annoys the life out of me ....... ps3 is the last sony console i buy no matter how good the ps4 is ......all consoles are hacked its actually part of the fun at least for me and sony are just turning it into a boring tit for tat war and i am bored with it .....i hope microsoft bring out one **** hot console next cause i will buy it for sure .....

      GO **** YA SELFs SONY YA WANKERS !

      yes and before any one says ( how mature ) actually am a big ****ing baby just like sony 400 quid a payed for the ps3 and 50quid for some game and i actually only backed up my own games cause they sold me a piece of **** that burns out its blu drive cause its cheap ****e ..........

      i cant tell ya how much this is all pissing me off.......think i actually might sell my ps3 or throw it out the window and watch the ****er smash and go buy a jasper xbox360 and hack the ****er to death ......and yeah i swear .....**** it !

    20. ibivibiv
      01-28-2011
      04:30 PM
      20

      Hypothetically speaking, if I were currently only using CFW for legit homebrew and backing up games I legally owned. Hypothetically, this behavior by $ony would incite me to go home and spend the weekend thrashing torrents for as much free stuff as I could. Hypothetically, I would vow to make NO NEW purchases hardware or software. I wonder how many people will use this as the reason they go off the rails and ... Hypothetically, do the same thing? They are not making things easier on themselves. Gone are the days of fear, where they can throw their weight around. Moving things around the web that mega corps don't like is pretty much down to a science now. They are just making themselves look like huge d#$%bags.

    21. moditall
      01-28-2011
      04:32 PM
      21

      KMEA
      Waninkoko
      geohot jb
      peek and poke tools
      lv 2 patcher v4 and v6
      multiman
      blackbox FTP
      Log Jam
      etc.

      Attention

      Linking to warez is against the rules. I have to give you an infraction.





      Should I upload them as one download or individually ? ? ?

    22. Kondor1
      01-28-2011
      04:37 PM
      22

      I would like to know more about the TRO, since its a temporary restraining order, that means that a Trial is to come. When is the set date? Hopefully soon to resolve this madness. Sony is doing all in thier legal power to wrap things back up and close the opening that has been put in place. Much quicker than the underwater pipeline that burst a while back that was in the news. All i do know is... when it does go to trial, it will be the Media event of the year, in some form or fashion. No matter the outcome ..things are going to get weird.

    23. Neowarex
      01-28-2011
      04:38 PM
      23

      I had a Sony Bravia 32" lcd tv that I wanted to replace.

      Guess what! Got myself a Samsung 55" :thefinger: you Sony.

      I will not buy anything from you ever again, I swear! Neither will anyone from my family and close friends. Let's see you make me buy, fkin a$$holes!

      My brother will just have to play on the PC, Xbox360 or the Wii.

    24. bob123
      01-28-2011
      04:53 PM
      24

      haha, dmca can't do crap. just tell 'em move to russia with there warez and you can sit back and relax.

    25. null_Dereferenced
      01-28-2011
      04:53 PM
      25

      You're wasting your time and money, Sony. Coming out with upgrades and whatever else will never change the fact that the PS3 console has been hacked, these hacks are available indefinitely via torrents (good luck taking down a server in Romania), and people are going to be able to use them as long as they don't connect to PSN.

      I can understand preventing people from cheating, but the way they are going about things says they are after more than that. Sony is really only making a game out of this in which the end goal is to defeat the seemingly stronger enemy. This is only going to provoke hackers even more and give them a common goal to work towards. In situations like this, when somebody tells me that I can't do something it only makes me want to do it more.

    26. NeedmoarDesu
      01-28-2011
      05:02 PM
      26

      I'm not buying the NGP because of this. Sony always acts like a incompetent bully when it comes to homebrew. I can also tell you that I won't be buying anything else from Sony for awhile.

    27. TechnoPanda
      01-28-2011
      05:12 PM
      27

      Wow im sooo ****ing pissed at this. This is soo much bull****. Honestly the words still linger in my mind, and everyone who reads this honestly take a step back and think. This is in my own words of what geohot said on g4 attack of the show


      DO WE ACTUALLY OWN THE SYSTEMS THAT WE PAY A LOT OF OUR HARD EARNED ****ING MONEY FOR????

      apparently not...and just to think i just bought a 46 inch LED LCD 120hz refresh Sony Bravia...pchh

    28. pogi1100
      01-28-2011
      05:12 PM
      28

      They should set up something like XBINS for the PS3 so devs can go there an get the keys.

    29. johnnyb15613
      01-28-2011
      05:14 PM
      29

      For everybody that says "**** Sony, I'm not buying another Sony product, I don't care how good the PS4 is, I'm NOT BUYING IT"

      Good......don't!

      The PS3 is STILL the best system available. HANDS DOWN! Even a non-jb console is BETTER than an Xbox! Please, feel free to leave, just don't come back!

    30. Drexal
      01-28-2011
      05:17 PM
      30

      Most recent,.. three-five-six updated

      Ps3tools = p53t00lz
      Ps3keys = p53keyz
      Ps3utils = p53utilization
      PL3 = p-el-3
      flukes1tools = flukez-onest00lz

      git://github.com/Drexal/p53t00lz.git
      git://github.com/Drexal/p53keyz.git
      git://github.com/Drexal/p53Utilization.git
      git://github.com:Drexal/P-el-3.git
      git://github.com/Drexal/flukez-ones-t00lz.git


      ~Drexal

    31. Prplehz
      01-28-2011
      05:27 PM
      31

      Microsoft has been banning for years, since the original Xbox in fact. And the 360 still can't be hacked fully unless you have one of the older versions that hasn't been updated too far, then you can JTAG it. They can even tell if you flashed your dvd drive or not, so that route isn't even safe online. M$ is the pioneer in the security dept. and they are far superior at it than $ony is for sure and I expect $ony to follow M$s lead. And if you read the fine print, it isn't your console. You are only "leasing" the right to use it. And that allows $ony or M$ to say what you can and can't use on it. They can see what is on your console any time they want if you are online, and if they don't like what they see they will ban your console plain and simple. Get used to it if you want to play online and be modded. Two consoles is your best bet. And once again a great big thank you to all the developers that made all this chaos possible! And to you idiots complaining about being banned because you willingly and knowingly broke the rules :aetsch: . Like a previous poster said, "feel free to leave, but don't come back". Not buying a $ony product because they banned you is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard of.

    32. David562
      01-28-2011
      05:38 PM
      32

      Originally Posted by Prplehz
      Microsoft has been banning for years, since the original Xbox in fact. And the 360 still can't be hacked fully unless you have one of the older versions that hasn't been updated too far, then you can JTAG it. They can even tell if you flashed your dvd drive or not, so that route isn't even safe online. M$ is the pioneer in the security dept. and they are far superior at it than $ony is for sure and I expect $ony to follow M$s lead. And if you read the fine print, it isn't your console. You are only "leasing" the right to use it. And that allows $ony or M$ to say what you can and can't use on it. They can see what is on your console any time they want if you are online, and if they don't like what they see they will ban your console plain and simple. Get used to it if you want to play online and be modded. Two consoles is your best bet. And once again a great big thank you to all the developers that made all this chaos possible! And to you idiots complaining about being banned because you willingly and knowingly broke the rules :aetsch: . Like a previous poster said, "feel free to leave, but don't come back". Not buying a $ony product because they banned you is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard of.
      The hardware is yours...

      The software is not...

      It's the same story with Retail operating systems...

    33. b1shopnz
      01-28-2011
      05:39 PM
      33

      microsoft are better at banning? weird I have been playing backups on xbox 360 and online for the last 24 months and have not been banned

    34. dlcrook
      01-28-2011
      05:41 PM
      34

      Wonder when the DoS attacks will start. Would be interesting if they targeted PSN for a period of time rendering it useless.

      Hail Sony! You friggin Nazi's!

      We own it because we bought it, you have money to sue because we bought it and put it in your pockets....ironic!

      The sad thing is: Your waisting your money on people that don't have any! Even if you win, it will be overturned in an appeal - has 2. There is no way that consumer rights can be infringed like that.

      Your just putting up a front so you dont get sued for negligence from the developers.....not fooling anyone!

      Are you going to start telling me whats exceptable to watch on my Bravia?

    35. NcikFatz
      01-28-2011
      05:44 PM
      35

      Lol!....This whole situation is really kinda funny, am sure da PSP2(NGP) is next in line to get hacked.......This means dark-alex might be back to hack another portable device....LOL....cant wait...

    36. madshaun1984
      01-28-2011
      05:48 PM
      36

      Your just putting up a front so you dont get sued for negligence from the developers.....not fooling anyone!
      Its not the developers that would be sueing sony, its the developers publisher/s that would sue, the devs earn a wage the same as you do (granted, quite a big wage packet xD). the publishers are the ones that invested the money to create the games (unless a dev has turned publisher, or if a studio has in house publishing or if they are an indie dev).

      Either way the current state of things, is just one big mess. While I agree with sony's ethics, I dont agree with their morality. Piracy is bad, games are set at a certain price for a reason, which is why if you like a game, you SHOULD buy it.

    37. Wolverin1988
      01-28-2011
      05:50 PM
      37

      Originally Posted by johnnyb15613
      For everybody that says "**** Sony, I'm not buying another Sony product, I don't care how good the PS4 is, I'm NOT BUYING IT"

      Good......don't!

      The PS3 is STILL the best system available. HANDS DOWN! Even a non-jb console is BETTER than an Xbox! Please, feel free to leave, just don't come back!
      So.. im not a xbox fan... read my first post .. but .. can we be realistic.. the best system aviable .. so .. i give you a check on the multimedia part and for the games made by sony... but all other fcking games are just plain stupid ports from xbox.. so what now ? sony is stupid.. when i have a new console i dont want a fcking port i want to see what the system can actually do (work wise) how capable it is .. or lets say infirior to xbox.... and not some stupid ports. Only sony studios programm on ps3 and you can see the result .. in lets say uncharted .. gow3... gt5....killzone.... the rest is crap

      and if this goes on .. you will see sony lost already square enix... ff exclusivity or mgs .. more companies and franchises may follow them

    38. Reemer
      01-28-2011
      05:56 PM
      38

      What a bunch of ucking f*******s.

    39. plex
      01-28-2011
      05:57 PM
      39

      Originally Posted by dlcrook
      Are you going to start telling me whats exceptable to watch on my Bravia?
      The Bravia has already been hacked, Free cable TV FTW!

    40. johnnyb15613
      01-28-2011
      06:02 PM
      40

      Originally Posted by Wolverin1988
      So.. im not a xbox fan... read my first post .. but .. can we be realistic.. the best system aviable .. so .. i give you a check on the multimedia part and for the games made by sony... but all other fcking games are just plain stupid ports from xbox.. so what now ? sony is stupid.. when i have a new console i dont want a fcking port i want to see what the system can actually do (work wise) how capable it is .. or lets say infirior to xbox.... and not some stupid ports. Only sony studios programm on ps3 and you can see the result .. in lets say uncharted .. gow3... gt5....killzone.... the rest is crap

      and if this goes on .. you will see sony lost already square enix... ff exclusivity .. more companies and franchises may follow them

      The point is im sick of hearing people ***** cause Sony wants to protect themselves. Get over it. Not telling you to buy an xbox. But if you hate Sony for covering their scrotum after they've already been kicked then piss off! I love the homebrew and the emus and the BMs but I wouldn't expect ANY company to sit back and not try to do anything about it!

    41. jacker300
      01-28-2011
      06:07 PM
      41

      To be honest also I am glad they are doing this and sort of not. I am mostly glad if they stop the cheaters. I also suggest games should have their own security/Kick things because like lots of people said the PS3 doors are open and sooner or later everyone will pretty much hack/cheat.....1 thing is that when I get bored playing with my friends I played emulators and now I updated just to play with my friends Screw the DNS trick it doesn't find matches in any game you still have to update.

      Everyone who gets mad WAKE UP If the hacks come out then most people are gonna cheat than rather using it the right way. Yeah I know they can still crack it but it's better to delay than not to. (I still miss my emulators).


      OFF TOPIC: When the PS3 used to have the OtherOS support were you able to play PC games on the PS3 by Linux with a keyboard and mouse?...Because If it did that was epic then.

    42. 30186
      01-28-2011
      06:10 PM
      42

      now aday with so many console out wii /psp/dsi,s ect. ya dont need a ps3 to play your fav game dont think people mind what console the games is on long as they can play away, i think if sony had left the "other os" alone this might have not happend,so many people now have the door open to jailbreak there ps3,s bit to late bring out updates the damage is done, must be costing sony a **** load in court case fees good ole geohot,:aetsch:

    43. ps398632
      01-28-2011
      06:15 PM
      43

      My Heavens, for get hilter, is it possible that this is a "New World Order Mentallity?"

      guys this goes far beyond the a Hitler Scheme, welcom to the not so free US of A.


      well, I am taking my Console offline..I will not be updating, I will not be buying there games, I am deactivtating it.

      And Sony jsut ticked off a mass of hackers ..this is going to get bloody. Very bloody...

      Yesh, definately taking this thing off line.. I don't trust the PSN to be secure much longer.

    44. jdawg6996
      01-28-2011
      06:16 PM
      44

      so sony should just charge 50 bucks a year and let homebrew be allowed. btw xbox is much better at least black ops isnt ****ed when i wanna play online ive had a modded console from everyone out there ps3 doesnt do everything. wii does graphics just suck props to sony and m$ on that my ps3 went ylod (heatgun works wonders) been through 2 red ring xboxs now have a slim and the only console that ive never had a prob with is the wii (which like i said does everything even linux) ps3s great and all but :thefinger: sony...seriously

    45. rscaboyke
      01-28-2011
      06:17 PM
      45

      what incompetence is going on here ??? ok, geo opened the door, but Sony stole the keys (otheros), when i can't get into my own place (own paid ps3), i will kick the door, i will smash any window just to get to MY PROPETY (MY PAID PS3) thanks geo (everyone is sucking kmeaw asses - btw i love his or hers cfw - but GEO opened the door to his own home (ps3) from which sony took the keys. My family has built a home, a house, and an undertaker made every brick of it, BUT WE've paid for it, has that undertaker the right to sue us when we want to change our building ????

    46. japsander
      01-28-2011
      06:19 PM
      46

      its far too late for all this nonsense now.
      the keys and info is in the hands of the people who can best use it and no matter how hard or how long sony try to force this regime of control, hackers will always find a way to do what they set out to do.

      the thing that genuinely scares me is the way sony seem to hold so much power

    47. trihorn
      01-28-2011
      06:23 PM
      47

      You guys are absolute dimwits writing things like "just to screw Sony"... since Sony is the reason you're playing games in the first place. Homebrew is cool, but only because it saves a lot of money and time and all that... but don't act as if you're the rightious gang and sony are the bad guys since in reality... we're the ones that are cutting a few corners here and there...

      So I'd say all hail Sony, and let's hope that we can benefit from the IQ of others and play games we couldn't afford to play if we had to pay for all of them...

      I really admire the hackers for breaking the system, but you have to salute SOny for making the race this hard. It's been years before the PS3 actually got hacked, and now it is, Sony is only trying their hardest to get up on their feet after a 8-count knock down.

      So just lay off and let the battle be, watch from the side lines in amazement how a few rebels duel with one of the largest corporation of our time... but stop acting as if you have a say in this since you're hardly relevant in the proceedings...

      Oh, and if you really hate sony as much as you say you do... don't stop at "not buying other sony products" but sell the ones you already have, including your PS3. That way you won't have to bother posting in this forum again.

      Grtz,
      TH

    48. SeanP2500
      01-28-2011
      06:24 PM
      48

      Look of course no one can fault sony for wanting to protect their profits and preventing piracy....at least I dont fault them...But lets ponder this Is geohot truly a pirate? Any of the other various devs hackers or crackers? but I am seriously starting to see a scary trend developing... I have heard it best described as the era of trusted computing....

      The more I got into computers and hacking consoles I couldn't help but feel there is a legacy from the makers of the first computer systems that the owner of the machine has rights and that those rights include various abilities and permissions such as and not limited to modifying the machine for better or worse...editing...and heck even creating (homebrew for example)

      When companies like sony take such stances as they have against the various scene figures they have it truly disheartens me. These are our best and brightest. Why discourage such forays into the unknown innards of new machines? I feel this type of effort is positive even intrinsically human similar to putting baseball cards in the spokes of your first bike...

    49. ramuh13
      01-28-2011
      06:29 PM
      49

      ...if only, we gamers, have our own gaming network -then we don't have to use PSN... Sony can shove those trophies up thier ---

    50. jdawg6996
      01-28-2011
      06:32 PM
      50

      Originally Posted by SeanP2500
      Look of course no one can fault sony for wanting to protect their profits and preventing piracy....at least I dont fault them...But lets ponder this Is geohot truly a pirate? Any of the other various devs hackers or crackers? but I am seriously starting to see a scary trend developing... I have heard it best described as the era of trusted computing....

      The more I got into computers and hacking consoles I couldn't help but feel there is a legacy from the makers of the first computer systems that the owner of the machine has rights and that those rights include various abilities and permissions such as and not limited to modifying the machine for better or worse...editing...and heck even creating (homebrew for example)

      When companies like sony take such stances as they have against the various scene figures they have it truly disheartens me. These are our best and brightest. Why discourage such forays into the unknown innards of new machines? I feel this type of effort is positive even intrinsically human similar to putting baseball cards in the spokes of your first bike...
      geniuses that know their security better than they do that would 9 times out of ten take a heck of a pay raise and keep their mouth shut just to work for sony and make it better....we just need someone on the inside to keep what we expect from a console coming and not what sony, m$, or nintendo think we want....we support all of them by buying their consoles and games...the devs from our scene promote popularity of what the console can and will do for us....why take that away??

    51. SeanP2500
      01-28-2011
      06:36 PM
      51

      amen jdog amen ur preaching to the choir here...

      microsoft I can't take to task to much...heck they hired bunnie...and the xbox 360 dashboard even appears to have been a response to xbox media center...there's even xna...so they are trying to learn from the homebrew scene it appears to make better products...where they and the other companies suck in my view is all the restrictions and security...

      I mean on a 360 if you click on your music library in memory you know what option you have? To delete it...that's insane these are tracks you ripped urself for crissake...

    52. vizard00
      01-28-2011
      06:38 PM
      52

      From now im in war with $ony

    53. rscaboyke
      01-28-2011
      06:39 PM
      53

      i can't understand really, xbox, psp, nintendo ds, PC-games, osx snow leopard on casual win x86 systems, even earlier os9 via sheepshaver emulated, all these roms, geo, sega, everything has been cracked, taken use of in INAPPROPRIATE ways, but why, only why can people support SONY in this PS3-scene, alle of the earlier mentioned are still alive and kicking ass earning big BUCKS, what makes the PS3 GOD of the consoles ???, YES the OPPORTUNITIES, OTHEROS was their number ONE, and guess who decided to take away that part of the game ???? YEAH not-to-blame sony !!! HEY ass-holes try to live with it, hackers can't be stopped, waterproof protection DOESN'T exist, look to your concurrent developpers they already learned to live with it !!! Take your TROPHY of last taken console, but be fair and accept that PRO's, Intellects, PROFessors, BEST programmers, can't stand up to ALL THE REST OF THE STUPID, ORDINARY WORLD !!! ass-holes, what we buy and paid for, by law we are AUTHORIZED to do as we PLEASE

    54. Wolverin1988
      01-28-2011
      06:45 PM
      54

      Originally Posted by johnnyb15613
      The point is im sick of hearing people ***** cause Sony wants to protect themselves. Get over it. Not telling you to buy an xbox. But if you hate Sony for covering their scrotum after they've already been kicked then piss off! I love the homebrew and the emus and the BMs but I wouldn't expect ANY company to sit back and not try to do anything about it!
      they can defend them... i got nothing with it .. but to sue people who did nothing wrong in the first place .. just to open it .. is something that is not right .. next time i buy a handy from sony.. they say what numbers i can call and witch not.. that s the main problem here

      better example .. anyone has a htc hd2... so there is android.. windows7 and windows6.. you can install all of of them .. and htc doesnt sue anyone.. or ms

    55. rscaboyke
      01-28-2011
      06:56 PM
      55

      got my 360 ordered !! by sony go to hell, and take all of your VAIO with it !! PLEASE, as those things are expensive : yeah good looking BUT even a budget acer does EVERY JOB way better

    56. thon0925
      01-28-2011
      07:19 PM
      56

      Not sure why, but accessing the git via standard http still works.

      Code:
      git clone git://github.com/kakaroto/ps3keys.git

    57. depblkman
      01-28-2011
      07:22 PM
      57

      My favorite game was Quake for the PC. i loved that game because you were able to make your own levels and host your own games. you just needed a network. it didn't have to have internet access. Nowadays, everyone wants to go online and play. So why not make your own server and play? why now hack to make your own levels? i don't do much online gaming but i like the fact that i have my games backed up and put up so that my kids will not scratch them up.

      My point is we buy these games for the enjoyment of either playing to win or playing online. whatever the case, there are other ways to circumvent Sony without having to worry about being :thefinger: in the end.

    58. satanz kidz
      01-28-2011
      07:22 PM
      58

      CONFIRMED PSN DOES WORK WITH THIS CFW. Thanks and props to @enjoi4853 for the test account

    59. obiwankenobi702
      01-28-2011
      07:24 PM
      59

      oh dang, you know people still have those keys right? my brother made a backup of all his files

      EDIT
      Geohotz files were all saved by my brother

    60. skygunner27
      01-28-2011
      07:26 PM
      60

      Obviously the PS3 community and PS3 modding community are one in the same. Instead of pissing off both sides of the same community with pointless security updates and lawsuits they should combat this issue with security updates that include features like Xross game chat etc.... that would entice most users to move past CFW 3.55.

      I've always supported $ony through BetaMax, Walkman, Discman, Trinitron, MiniDisc, CD-Rom, MP3, HandiCam, VAIO, DVD-Rom, Blu-ray, PSone(3), XBR, PS2(2), PSP(3), PS3(3).

      What's messed up is that the majority of the products were manufactured under planned obsolescence practices.:thefinger:

      What Does Planned Obsolescence Mean?
      A manufacturing decision by a company to make consumer products in such a way that they become out-of-date or useless within a known time period. The main goal of this type of production is to ensure that consumers will have to buy the product multiple times, rather than only once. This naturally stimulates demand for an industry's products because consumers have to keep coming back again and again.


      Do you honestly think these companies put out products without beta testing? The reason Microsoft agreed to fix the 360 RROD was because they are a reputable company and it was the right thing to do.

      I know soooo many other PS3 phat users including myself that were responsible for paying 175.00 to fix the YLOD that $ony should of had to pay for. Recently I have gone completely Samsung 3D 240hz LED TV/Samsung 3D Blu-ray Home Theatre System in my living room and bedroom. What's so disqusting is that my friend recently had to open up her $ony XBR LED TV because the capacitors on the PCB had gone out. Upon removing the back plate we quick found out that her $ony TV was a rebadged Vizio. WTF?

      It makes no sense how $ony has gotten by with half assin on products and not being held accountable. But they can sue anyone they choose on a drop of a dime for alleged DMCA violations.

      Sorry for ranting.......

    61. R.N.A.
      01-28-2011
      07:32 PM
      61

      cba reading all the comments but has anybody realised that this is an example that no one thing can dominate? ... when something becomes large and popular it will face challenges of some form or another and there is only so much that can be done to fight back... basically sony will neither win nor lose... we'll both have our ways, with some using homebrew and some updating like there life depends upon it

    62. depblkman
      01-28-2011
      07:37 PM
      62

      Originally Posted by jdawg6996
      geniuses that know their security better than they do that would 9 times out of ten take a heck of a pay raise and keep their mouth shut just to work for sony and make it better....we just need someone on the inside to keep what we expect from a console coming and not what sony, m$, or nintendo think we want....we support all of them by buying their consoles and games...the devs from our scene promote popularity of what the console can and will do for us....why take that away??
      the basic point is Piracy. Yes i do agree that we still support all of the console makers by buying the consoles and the games but what about the game developers? some people pirate games and don't worry about how it affects the game developers. i can understand if you bought the game and you want to modify it to your liking. but at least you bought it and not downloaded it from a torrent. If Sony's whole purpose was to protect the intellectual property of the video game developers and publishers, i can agree with what they do but if it's to protect their own pride as being the only system unhacked, then they need to let it go. it's too late for that.

      i guess the only other things that stings my nuts about all of this is that if i have spent $400 on my PS3, should it be MY decision as to what i want to put on it? if i want cfw, that's my right. now if i just did a $400 lease, i want my money back!!!

    63. ps398632
      01-28-2011
      08:00 PM
      63

      What I am about to testify to is true to the best of my Knowledge so help me God,,,

      I contacted SCEA at there 800 number and spoke with a lady at first and My questions I was aksing her she could not answer. So she got a one "James a Supervisor " I had asked him do we own the console and he said yes."

      I asked "James" is it illegal for me to load the Jail break on to the console he said at first No but it would violate my 90 day warrenty."

      I asked can SCEA send Law enfocement to confiscate my PS3 if I chose to Jail breake it even after the warnety is up..He paused and siad and I quote "I can not answer that question even if I could" You would have to speak with your legal represenitive and our legal team" about this question.

      I asked him can the police come and take my property, He, Paused and said "I can not answer that legally." you would have to speak to legal about that"


      Can some one please verrify...

      What can sony really do with out private propperty?


      as for the code..Print it on Coffee mugs, t shirts, and heck paint it on your car..what are they going to do strip us of our clothes, tke our cars?
      Like I said post these things all over..even write it on napkins , flyers, and what have you..

      Id make coppies of this and put it on an inexpensive thumb drive and give it to people explaing what it is...create updated thumb drives and such..heck..put it on a CD rom or DVD rom and pass em out liek the candy..Once 5.56 is broken..create aditional disks or cheap thumb drives..

      Sony violated us as consumers wehn they took our Other OS.

      they may be able to stop the downloads.. but they can not stop it from being distrubeited by other means.

      maybe iam in sane..But sony has really got me seeing red.

    64. makaveli101
      01-28-2011
      08:03 PM
      64

      lol @ sony the damage is done, i'm sure those files will appear in torrent site and uploaded in rar files, its abit too late to silence it up. all thats left is to release a cfw anonymously.

    65. Thelostdeathknight
      01-28-2011
      08:16 PM
      65

      The more i watch how sony handles themselves the more disappointed i am with them. Right now they seem to be pissing in the wind to cool off their burns. Before the dongleless JBs my PS3 was nothing more a than a $400 dust magnet.... I'm a computer gamer what can i say. If it wasn't for the emulators it would still be a dust magnet, alot easier to move the ps3 from room to room than a 30lbs computer. I personally don't see myself buying another Sony product in the near future.

      Oh yeah, that professor's mirror of geohot's site has been taken down

      http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/GeoHot/mirror/

      The requested URL /~dst/GeoHot/mirror/ was not found on this server.

    66. NeedmoarDesu
      01-28-2011
      08:34 PM
      66

      Originally Posted by Thelostdeathknight
      The more i watch how sony handles themselves the more disappointed i am with them. Right now they seem to be pissing in the wind to cool off their burns. Before the dongleless JBs my PS3 was nothing more a than a $400 dust magnet.... I'm a computer gamer what can i say. If it wasn't for the emulators it would still be a dust magnet, alot easier to move the ps3 from room to room than a 30lbs computer. I personally don't see myself buying another Sony product in the near future.

      Oh yeah, that professor's mirror of geohot's site has been taken down

      http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/GeoHot/mirror/

      The requested URL /~dst/GeoHot/mirror/ was not found on this server.
      I think the mirror is down because he's out of town.

      1/27/2011 Update: Judge Illston has granted the TRO against George Hotz despite the venue issue still being contested by Hotz's attorney. And I'm out of town. Since CMU has a west coast campus in California and is therefore potentially subject to Judge Illston's jurisdiction, I have disabled my mirror until I can get back to Pittsburgh and look more closely at the current state of things.

    67. D4RK_4NG3L
      01-28-2011
      08:58 PM
      67

      necesidad de reunirse pronto Alex, que era due�o de Sony antes, los ni�os juegan ido, GeoHot, supone que es secreto, pero no se .... Vete a la mierda y SONY :thefinger: :thefinger:

    68. b3mike
      01-28-2011
      09:10 PM
      68

      Can one of the complainers send me their ps3 please? Cause I got ylod, and I don't think it's the mother board/thermal paste this time!

    69. jdawg6996
      01-28-2011
      09:14 PM
      69

      try a heatgun for 2 or 3 mins solder side down works wonders im tellin ya fixed mine a few months ago with no recurring problems since original ylod

    70. Willie C.
      01-28-2011
      09:15 PM
      70

      Sony is like a ***** with a BEE'S nest in her twat. Pissed the **** off & attacking everything. Have never bought anything from them, simply was given broke **** and fixed it (ps1,ps2,& ps3). My thing is if we don't own it then they should fix it for free (ylod,lasers,etc.) Rent a house, no hot water, Who fixes that?

    71. jdawg6996
      01-28-2011
      09:21 PM
      71

      i havent ever bought or supported sony either only been given their junk and fixed it made it work and made it better they are money hungry for pos machines that are made to break and until they do can be amazing as long as they keep all the features that are included, but they cant even do that...ps3 it only updates 3 times a day, loses features, and does so much less than everything...until cfw 3.56 :aetsch: and for the ppl that updated prematurely only hope the devs find it in their hearts to create a disc update for you

    72. Thelostdeathknight
      01-28-2011
      09:22 PM
      72

      @b3mike sure thing, but first how about you send me what i paid for my system

    73. Willie C.
      01-28-2011
      10:03 PM
      73

      @b3mike

      I have done the tricks for ylod on my friends ps3 twice. It worked for 2 months the second time and bricked again. Im gonna do both again and I promise it will work again. DO IT AGAIN!!! Both methods.

    74. ps398632
      01-28-2011
      10:09 PM
      74

      SNE TAKES A NOSE DIVE LOL


      Hey Gusy Sony has taken a Nose dive..Looks like confidence is being lost well at least in there ADR section. oh wait..Both corperation and stocks are dropping?

    75. daflip
      01-28-2011
      10:19 PM
      75

      once you put something up for public, you can never take it down!
      the minute dev post it up it multiplied into a thousand copies, some have backup to disc, usb, uploaded to host, etc..
      sony can't do much DMCA take down all you want its there forever, hehehe :aetsch: Sony should just give up we own ps3 period :D

    76. jdawg6996
      01-28-2011
      10:33 PM
      76

      http://www.google.com/finance?client=ob&q=NYSE:SNE

      haha sales are plummiting everyone stop buyin from sony

    77. KillerBug
      01-28-2011
      10:55 PM
      77

      That is an "Al Gore" chart...it looks like a massive loss, but it is really only a small percentage if you read the numbers. Even still, I now feel downright guilty about buying PS3 titles. I might have to switch off gamefly too...I only have it to find games that are worth buying.

    78. PirateKing
      01-28-2011
      11:11 PM
      78

      Before 3.56 the sales were normal and after the update they took a Nose Dive

    79. ps398632
      01-28-2011
      11:47 PM
      79

      Well we will have to see . I hate 'all gore ' type charts but they did start to fall rite after the updates.

    80. Monteirodjk
      01-29-2011
      12:20 AM
      80

      http://psx-scene.com/forums/f118/3-5...27/index6.html

    81. Nephasto
      01-29-2011
      12:24 AM
      81

      Sad thing I think is all these Steve Jobs and Playstation brains started out by hacking into other developers ideas and work. Geohot was trying to make the system better even offering his help to improve the console yet they try to take him down like it would be the last straw. There will be more and it will never end. The more hardware you sell the more someone will try to improve or modify what you do. Who is to say what rims I put on my 20,000 car or how fast I decide to drive? yes I may break some laws but as long as I dont harm another person I con freely do as I please as a consumer.

    82. roumanos1
      01-29-2011
      01:28 AM
      82

      I will never buy anything from Sony again!
      After all this lawsuit and all the things that Sony has done to annoy us,I am not going to buy anything else from them!
      Why to buy, anyway?
      So they will cut out the feautures that i had payed for (ex. linux) and when i will try to use this feauture they will sue me and put me to jail?
      No,thanks.
      I would rather buy from Microsoft!!!!

    83. brizzy
      01-29-2011
      02:08 AM
      83

      User drizztbsd has set up a mirrored site of all of the original files that were on github....


      http://gitorious.org/ps3free

      This site is norweigein(?) so to my knowledge, can not be taken down.

      Niceeee:aetsch:

      SOURCE: http://psx-scene.com/forums/f6/ps3-h...-online-79023/

    84. neeko
      01-29-2011
      02:45 AM
      84

      Corporations get away with whatever they want. Right now in Canada, 3rd party ISP's are being FORCED to charge for anything over 25 gigs a month!!! They're claiming that it's unfair competition. I left Rogers because they were charging me for anything over 60 gigs, now they're legally forcing 3rd party ISP's to rip us off. This is supposedly a free market economy? Instead of making a better product or offering a better service, they just make it illegal to HAVE A F**KING OPTION?????
      These guys don't work for Sony, so there's no breach of contract. They can't just invent laws - our guys aren't selling or copying or distributing private software/games. They're not even selling their OWN software!! What's next - I can't grow my own veggies for fear it will hurt sales at the supermarket? Piracy is already illegal, and if I partake in it and get caught, well, it's illegal so I can be prosecuted. On line gaming is a great way to make money, and it, like the PC online games, it's always best to buy the game if you want to partake.
      This is just the spoiled little corporation jumping up and down, pointing because it doesn't get what it wants - fair or not. Imagine a world where they always get what they want, because it's happening, and we're doing nothing.

    85. TheCyndicate
      01-29-2011
      03:18 AM
      85

      Look, I run a big website, and I will host ANYTHING, for ANYONE, no matter how large, or how much traffic. I really dont care.

      I went through this with Sony on the PS2, when we were making Code Majic, and I will support ANY Developers on the PS3, in any way possible, even if I must go to court.

      I have just re-opened the site at TheCyndicate.com.

      If you want anything hosted, just sign up and send me a message, I will give you all of the access you need.

    86. eiamhere69
      01-29-2011
      05:23 AM
      86

      I understand to a degree that Sony must try to protect its assets, and at the very least must appear as though they are making an attempt to stop what's going on.

      I have owned all Sony consoles (aswell as other Sony products), as many, many people have. I was very annoyed a while back due to various acts Sony were carrying out and was edging ever closer to not purchasing their products.

      I do not use PSN and stopped buying games even though there are many I wished to play, a futile gesture on my own.

      However what Sony fails to realise is, no matter how much they try to save face and appease shareholders, gaming is a hobby enjoyed by many, as is hacking, coding, etc.

      If they continue this aggression towards the very people who keep them in business, they will quite simply destroy their own company.

      Over the last decade Sony have brought quite alot to the gaming sector, and established themselves at the top of media / gaming, all this can be undone a hell of alot quicker than it took to build.

      Finally Sony's probably going crazy due to the fact the PSP2 has been announced. Firstly all media attention is being drawn away from their second prized asset, secondly and most importantly, as mentioned before less and less poeple are going to want to invest in a product whereby Sony implement such ridiculous (and illegal) terms and conditions and strip features on a premium cost product.

      Sorry about the long spiel but just my 2 cents

    87. showtek2
      01-29-2011
      05:24 AM
      87

      i don't care, i'll still be buying games, i can afford them, if someone don't , he should play them. original games are more fun than pirated ones. it's nice that sony tries to win this, i want them to win, i want them to have unpirated console again.hope they 'll ban every single one who played pirated games

    88. KillerBug
      01-29-2011
      05:52 AM
      88

      To all of those who are boycotting sony for such obvious reasons:
      -Don't forget that they have music and movie branches (not that anyone is going to buy it anyway)
      -Don't forget that they make LCD screens under the name, "ST Liquid Crystal Display Corporation"...these are found in many cell phones and cars...these are almost exclusively OLED displays. Toyota uses these displays for almost every model that comes with a touch screen.
      -Don't forget that they make batteries for Acer, Dell, Apple, IBM/Lenova, HP, and Toshiba laptops. Not every laptop from these brands has a Sony battery...but Sony did make many of the batteries (almost every laptop battery recall you hear about is for Sony batteries).

      Anyone remember a few years back when Sony stated disabling hardware virtualization in order to avoid unspecified security threats that never existed? We should have seen this whole mess coming back then.

    89. darmar
      01-29-2011
      05:56 AM
      89

      my ps3 straight way to the junk before i break it in pieces.
      and never ever gonna buy anything from sony.
      i have seen enought, they cannot own tat what they cannot buy.
      btw. i had original BD.. which didnt worked cause with time drive gone broken.. ofc that error is on purpose cause many of consoles had that problem. man, i have never seen some console with soooo many errors...
      than after BD issue i downloaded tons of games from PSN.. payed them very legaly.. sine 3.50 that PSN games stoped working?!?!
      i was wtf!!
      it was fors time i started to search alternatives or firmware patches not to play cracked games, but to start playing things i PAYED.
      i wasnt long time on this forums but enought for me to see that HITLER regime that sony has.. honestly im sick of them, and if you are human you should be to.
      DO NOT GIVE MONEY TO BASTARDS!!!
      the best idea i have is to everyone take their ps3, send it with wanting money back.. i bet ther s**t would froze cause such a money loss..

    90. pimpspter
      01-29-2011
      06:30 AM
      90

      It's time for a community fightback against sony's oppressive legal onslaught.

      Download everything you can. Mirror it in as many places as possible. Keep copies at home.

      Megaupload, rapidshare, torrents, newsgroups, get this information out there so that the freedom of this information cannot be stifled.

      Let's mirror this thing on every corner of the globe. Let's show them that attacking the community is like cutting the head off a medussa - it'll grow two new heads in its place!

      I wonder how 4chan will react......

    91. yigga
      01-29-2011
      06:31 AM
      91

      thats what will happen

    92. OoZic
      01-29-2011
      06:33 AM
      92

      My github with copies of the devs work is still online https://github.com/OoZic
      have changed my mail address on github to [email protected] though for security reasons.
      And a backup of all the files are on a microSD card in a safe place not at home so good luck with finding that Sony !!

      Off Topic: The user who wrote that he couldn't find matches in games with the DNS trick: Check if your NAT type=open. BO has a big problem with NAT. Solution is to first load your copy of MW2, check if NAT=open and quit and load BO. Now your NAT type on BO is also open and matches can be found.
      I'm on BO right now with DNS trick and no prob at all

    93. CryonicCore
      01-29-2011
      06:39 AM
      93

      Well I am very sick of hearing that Sony is using the law as a crutch to stop us hackers from getting what we rightfully deserve. I propose for any hacker out there to spam the crap out of Sony's emails, hack into their databases (which will be a chore but can be done) and also to continue on hacking the PS3. Because of the fact that the devices that u buy from stores is urs and urs alone. I don't care is Sony reads this and gets mad cus I for one an sick of their crap and will not stand for it no longer. Don't let Sony bully u around because they maybe be a company but they can't sue everyone!!!
      ************* [ - Post Merged - ] *************
      I will be hosting the PS3 Hacks and mods on my site. www.nightspotweb.com And will be hosting all hacks and cracks for the PS3. If developers want me to host updated or older PS3 hax, just email me (located on main page). Be patient tho, site is under construction. :aetsch:

    94. simrucci
      01-29-2011
      08:04 AM
      94

      come on, stop spamming... we know very well that sony's hardware is compromised. even creating thousand and thusand new firmware, hackers all over the world could have access to anything they want. once find a key then they'll be able to find it again and again. so if sony is trying to ban, remove all confidetial file and other bulls*it is normal.. but they can't completly stop that... kakaroto, geohot, kmew, waninkoko aren't the only hackers with right knowledge for creating a cfw. if sony stops their works, then someone elese will create new cfw.. do you think that sony would spend money to stops all hackers all over the world? and, do you think that hackers all over the world will receive a TRO from sony?

    95. vettejock99
      01-31-2011
      12:29 AM
      95

      Since it is well known that Sony has folks lurking these sites, primarily for info to use to support their claim of "damages" done by these releases I'll lay this out there - because of their aggressive attempts to squelch this movement I passed on a sweet Sony Blu-Ray player with Netflix today and decided to go with a Panasonic. And suffice it to say I won't be buying a Sony for my next gen console.

    96. advocatusdiaboli
      01-31-2011
      01:56 AM
      96

      Where is the Sony headquarters again? LATLONG pls

    97. rmar
      02-01-2011
      08:36 AM
      97

      I think the developers of the 3.56 brew, should post it on the torrent sites such as demonoid or isohunt... Sony will have a good time trying to take it down from there lol.. I'm new to the "changing" of the PS3 but I'm extremely enthusiastic about it..I say Bring On The Change! I'll be on stand-by until the 3.56~Jb comes out