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  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 20/08/2013 , @ 01:43pm

     

    I was sitting on holiday a couple of weeks ago, thinking about the day PS Jailbreak was revealed, i knew that its birthday was coming up and thought id write an article about it, but when the time came, it totally slipped my mind, until today.

    Anyhow, three years ago on the 18th of August 2010 news broke on PSX Scene that a device was about to be released that would let us play backups on our PS3′s, here is the very first video of said device:

    To read the original article, check this thread:
    PS Jailbreak

    PS Jailbreak was released at an extremely high price, but was soon reversed, leading to PSGroove and PSFreedom, open source alternatives.

    As most of you know, i dislike dongles, but if it hadn’t of been for PS Jailbreak, the machine still might not be hacked, so thank you Sony for giving people the inspiration to release a hacking device for the PS3.


  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 20/04/2012 , @ 05:18am

     

    For a few days, the PS3 Dev Wiki was down due to hosting problems and a lot of information seemed to be lost, but thanks to the hard work of the Wiki’s admin defyboy and a backup from a member called TMAnd, only a couple of days work was lost, you can read about it on this thread.

    So thank you defyboy and TMAnd for rescuing all those precious edits :)

    I would like to point out, that the PS3 Dev Wiki is a community effort, without the work and dedication of a lot of developers and PS3 enthusiasts, the wiki would be quite empty, so if you are doing work on the PS3, keep it documented on the Wiki :)

    You can visit the Wiki here:
    PS3 Dev Wiki

    I would like to give thanks to euss, deroad, defyboy, Lady Anne Blunt, sandungas and the many other editors who keep the Wiki alive.

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 29/12/2010 , @ 09:29am

     

    Well the PS3 is hacked, what else do we need, well we will find out in about forty minutes, marcan, famous for AsbestOS and hacking Kinect, along with bushing, sven and segher will be holding an hour long conference at the CCC(Chaos Communication Congress), on the circumventing process of the PS3, marcan also promises to reveal information on new hacks, could this be the accidentally leaked recovery mode for PS3, we will all find out quite soon, so check these links for live video or audio streaming:

    Slides
    http://saal1.slides.27c3.fem-net.de/

    H.264

    http://saal1.h264.27c3.fem-net.de/

    WMV
    http://wmv.27c3.fem-net.de/saal1
    http://www.stream-host.de/flowplayer/flow.html
    rtmp://rtmp1.stream-host.de/rtmp/saal1_lq

    Audio
    http://audio.27c3.fem-net.de/27c3_saal1.ogg

    grandy over at PSGroove will also be hosting it here

    Official CCC Website

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 16/12/2010 , @ 07:41am

     

    Decided to make these up since it was a fairly simple trick they’ve used.. Unfortunately it won’t let me upload anything to PS3HAX so here is the link to my original post at PSX-Scene

    Like the ‘official’ release.. All it does is stop someone accidentally updating your PS3.. Enjoy

    ALL BOARDS HERMES 4B 3.55 SPOOF
    ALL BOARDS PL3 DEF 3.55 SPOOF
    ALL BOARDS PL3 DEV 3.55 SPOOF
    ALL BOARDS PL3 NOUNAUTH 3.55 SPOOF

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 08/12/2010 , @ 10:32pm

     

    Downgrade support has been ported to Rockbox. Use iPod video (5G), iPod (4G), iPod Mini (2G), iPod Nano (1G), or Sansa e200 to downgrade your PS3.

    Developer shuffle2 has successfully ported PSGrade over to Rockbox. Now you can use the following portable devices to downgrade any PS3 running firmware v3.41 or v3.50: iPod video (5G), iPod (4G), iPod Mini (2G), iPod Nano (1G), and Sansa e200. Currently, only the source code is available therefore, you’ll need to compile it first before you can use it. We’ll keep you posted once we get our hands on the compiled version.

    FAQ:
    Q: What is Rockbox?
    A: Visit the official site for information. Here.

    Q: What is the easiest way to get Rockbox onto my device?
    A: You can use Rockbox PSGroove Installer. See here or here for installation instructions

    [Download VIA GitHub]

    [VIA psgroove]
    [DOWNLOAD ALL FIXED AND COMPILED VERSIONS HERE]

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 08/12/2010 , @ 06:16am

     

    klutsh well known for his popular psfMOD Jailbreaking recovery images, has released psfServiceMod, which is service mode for your android devices, this will let you downgrade with these devices:

    Commtivia z71
    HTC Desire (CDMA)
    HTC Desire (GSM)
    HTC Desire HD
    Nexus One
    T-Mobile G2
    Motorola Droid
    Evo 4G
    Hero (CDMA)
    Hero (GSM)

    He has also stated that more devices will be available today.

    To keep up to date with klutsh’s work, visit his blog here
    or follow his Twitter here

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 08/12/2010 , @ 05:45am

     

    As per the release of PSGrade and the integration into KaKaRoTo’s PSFreedom, Waninkoko of TeknoConsolas has released a Dingoo port.

    “PSFreedom JIG” for Dingoo is a special version of “PSFreedom” created to Behave as the JIG device. Thanks to this user Any dog enable the factory / service mode in historical PS3.”

    Source
    Download

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 30/11/2010 , @ 04:41pm

     

    Revised/updated version can be found here. The follow information is excellent for firmware 3.41 jailbreakers.

    It has been about three and a half months, since PS Jailbreak was first announced, you can find the first post here, since then there has been a lot of progress in the scene, from an Open Source version(PSGroove/PSFreedom) of PS Jailbreak being created, to Sony blocking any jailbreak methods with firmware 3.42 and much more, here i will attempt to create a very detailed F.A.Q.

    Q.) What firmwares can i jailbreak my PS3 on.
    A.) 2.76, 3.01, 3.15, 3.21, 3.40 and 3.41

    Q.) Can Firmwares higher than 3.41 be Jailbroken
    A.) No, Sony blocked the method when they released Firmware 3.42 and at this present time, there is no way to Jailbreak beyond 3.41.

    Q.) I accidentally upgraded to 3.42/3.50, can i downgrade to a Jailbreakable Firmware.
    A.) Yes, the scene is full of open source downgraders, the following list of devices are able to do downgrading:

    ATTENTION: A word of warning before downgrading, downgrading disables Blu Ray Movie playback.

    Commtivia z71
    Commtivia Z71
    Dream/Sapphire 32A
    Dream/Sapphire 32B
    HTC Aria
    HTC Desire (CDMA)
    HTC Desire (GSM)
    HTC Desire HD
    HTC Droid Eris
    HTC Droid Incredible
    HTC Evo 4G
    HTC G2
    HTC Hero (CDMA)
    HTC Hero (GSM)
    HTC Wildfire
    Motorola Droid
    Nexus One
    T-Mobile myTouch 4G

    Payloads via klutsh.com

    AmazeBreak
    Arduino Duemilanove
    Arduino Mega
    AT90Usbkey
    ATAVR USB
    AVR Key
    Benito
    Blackcat USB
    Dingoo
    Eclips3
    iPhone 2G/3G
    JMDBU2
    Maximus AVR
    Minimus AVR
    Minimus32
    Olimex AVR
    OpenKubus
    P3Go
    PIC18FXXXX
    PS2Chipper
    PS3Break 1.0,1.1 & 1.2
    PS3Key
    PS3USBJailbreak
    PS3Yes
    Teensy 2.0
    Teensy++ 1.0
    Teensy++ 2.0
    TI-84 Plus
    TI-89 Titanium
    Udip16
    Udip8
    UsbTinyMKII
    Xplain
    Following Via RockBox
    iPod 1G Mini
    iPod 1G Nano
    iPod 2G Mini
    iPod 4G Greyscale
    iPod 4G Phot
    iPod Video
    iRiver H10
    iRiver H10 5G
    Olympus M:Robe100
    Packard Bell Vibe 500
    Philips GoGear HDD 1630-1830
    Philips GoGear HDD 6330
    Philips GoGear HDD 9200
    Sandisk Sansa c200v1
    Sandisk Sansa e200
    Toshiba - GigabeatS

    Payloads via PSGrade.org

    [Tutorial] Downgrade, Using PS Jailbreak

    Q.) When jailbreak came out, i upgraded to 3.41, loosing Linux, can i have Linux again.
    A.1) As i stated above, there is a downgrade method, so using that, it will be possible to downgrade again to 3.15.
    A.2) If you aren’t interested in downgrading or you have a Slim PS3, marcan, is working on a boot loader, that will enable Linux once again on PS3′s past 3.15, check out AsbestOS

    Q.) I cant afford nor am i willing to pay $99 for the Official Jailbreak, is there any other methods.
    A.) Yes you can, you can buy a clone dongle of PS jailbreak, a Dev Board or mobile devices, such as iPhone or HTC Desire.
    PSGroove Devices:
    X3max
    Arduino Duemilanove
    Arduino Mega
    AVR Key
    Benito
    Blackcat USB
    JMDBU2
    Maximus AVR
    Minimus AVR
    Minimus32
    Olimex AVR
    OpenKubus
    PIC18Fxxxx
    PIC18Fxxxx
    PS2Chipper
    PS3Yes
    PS3Break 1.1 & 1.2
    Teensy 1.0
    Teensy 2.0
    Teensy++ 1.0
    Teensy++ 2.0
    TI 84+
    TI-84 Plus Silver
    TI-89 Titanium
    UsbTinyMKII
    Xplain
    Bumble Bee
    ecliPS3
    NEO Jailbreak
    PS3Key
    PS3Stinger
    PS3Zpack
    PSFree
    P3Go
    TI-84 Plus
    TI-84 Plus Silver
    TI-89 Titanium
    E3 Card Reader
    PS3USBJailbreak
    Following Via RockBox
    iPod Mini 1G
    iPod Mini 2G
    iPod Nano 1G
    iPod Photo 4G
    iPod Video 5G
    SanDisk Sansa e200
    See below For Payloads

    PSFreedom Devices:
    Nokia N900
    Nokia N800/Nokia N810
    Palm Pre
    Motorola Droid
    Archos 5 IMT
    HTC Desire(HTC Bravo)
    HTC Desire HD
    Google Nexus One
    HTC Dream (G1)
    HTC Sapphire(HTC Magic 32A)
    HTC Sapphire (HTC Magic 32B)
    HTC Droid Incredible
    HTC Raphael (HTC Touch Pro/HTC Diamond) (Android)
    HTC Rhodium (HTC Touch Pro 2/HTC Diamond 2) (Android)
    HTC HD Blackstone (Android)
    HTC Kovsky (Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1) (Android)
    HTC EVO
    HTC HD2 (Android)
    HTC Hero
    HTC Droid Eris
    HTC Wildfire
    iPod Touch 1G, iPhone 2G/3G
    Dingoo

    See below For Payloads

    Q.) So i have been hearing about payload’s
    A.) KaKaRoTo and Hemes are the two most famous payload creators, these payloads add various functions, for example, the payload that allowed 3.41 users to access PSN, original created by Xoeo, make sure you have the most up to date payload.
    For a vast amount of payloads for your device, check this site:
    Hermes V4
    KaKaRoTo Pl3
    Rockbox
    Phones
    Payloads via PSGrade.org

    Q.) So how do i actually Jailbreak the PS3
    A.) Well each jailbreak device is different, for instance, on the HTC Desire, you put the phone into recovery mode and select the payload, you then plug the phone into the USB cable, which should be plugged into the first USB port on the left of your console, then(this applies to all jailbreak devices) Power of the PS3, with switch at back for Fat and pull the plug out for Slim’s, re-switch/plug on/in, then press power followed by eject, if done correctly, you should be greeted with two new folders in the games list on the XMB

    Q.) Is my console permanently Jailbroken
    A.) No, you need to Jailbreak each time you power on your device.

    Q.) So how do i Backup games
    A.) You need to install a Backup manager, there are quite a few available

    multiMAN
    Open Manager
    Gaia Manager
    Rogero Manager
    Th@nkYou Manager

    Flex Manager
    Sexy Manager

    Q.) What are my options for backing up games.
    A.) You can install games on the PS3′s internal HDD or use an External USB HDD, which needs to be formatted to FAT32, you can also use a FAT32 USB Thumb Drive, note that with FAT32 you are limited to games with single files under 4GB, if you prefer all your games to be on the internal HDD, you can get up to 1TB 2.5″ HDD, or you can use the Xecuter PS3 HDXT method and have your internal HDD on the outside of the machine, the benefit of this, is that you can use 3.5″ Sata and IDE HDD’s as internal storage.
    Some more PS3 HDD Information submitted by ieder-zijn-meis(Thanks again)
    - maximum height is 9,5mm (many 2.5″ drives above 640GB are too high too fit inside)
    - maximum PS3 filesystem is 1TB (512KB block size)
    - maximum FAT32 theoretical size is 8TB, practical limit on the PS3 is 2TB
    - 7200rpm can be used, as well as Flashdrives (although the 1/5th lower loadingtime of GTA5 can be considered too low to justify the higher pricetag of SATA Flashdrives.
    - SATAII-300 can be used, although it will work on SATA1-150 speed interface.
    - If using external 3.5″ drives hooked up to the internal SATA, you’ll need an external powersupply (some drivebays include them).
    - If on low budget or you like DIY: use a normal extension (male to female) SATA cable (and make sure it doesn’t get loose) and recycle the case + powersupply of an external USB harddisk (without using the USB connection/conversion).
    - Don’t use RAID or SAN drives with (e)SATA interface, just a plain single drive with a bare SATA connector (many controllers don’t work without drivers/software).
    - Games can be hardcoded for BluRay speeds (9MB/s) so sticking a 85~220MB/s harddrive inside will not speedup everything/allways (but most do).
    - If you plan on exchanging the drive, download the full PUP of your FW you are using and put it on an USB Mass Storage Device formatted with FAT32 in PS3UPDATEPS3UPDAT.PUP and disconnect the LAN before repowering the PS3 (or you’ll bound to end up with the latest (3.55 now) unjailbreakable/undowngradable version).
    - Use a good fitting X screwdriver, the screws fitted to the HD<>tray are made of very soft aluminium.
    View here

    An image of the Xecuter PS3 HDXT.

    Q.) Ok, i have downloaded a Backup Manager, that i want to use, how do i install it.
    A.) You need to put the PKG on the root of a thumb drive and install, by selecting “Install Package Files” on the XMB, in the games section.

    Q.) Ok im fed up with using my thumb drive, is there a way to download apps directly to the PS3.
    A.) Yes, though you will have to install this one last app via thumb drive, it mounts a virtual Thumb Drive on the PS3 MHUFreeStore, here is a video:

    Q.) So i have heard some games will not work, how do i find out, which game does or doesn’t work.
    A.) Well i could list each one here, but i wont, instead visit PSJCL(PS Jailbreak Compatibility List), created by Bash, OnePlayer, Chris, Neowarex, Meeplo and xnt14, it is without a doubt, it is the definitive site for PS3 game Backup compatibility information.

    Q.) Ok so i have backed up a game, i want to save that game to my computer as an extra backup, or i want to mod the game, how do i transfer it from my PS3.
    A.) There are two methods, FTP, there are three of those at the moment:
    PS3 FTP Server
    by CJCP
    blackb0x FTP Server
    by blackb0x
    PS3FTP
    by stoneMcClane
    Alternativley you can use
    Comgenies Awesome Filemanager

    or
    Simple Filemanager
    if you cant use FTP, or have an External HDD, Comgenies Filemanager is the best choice.

    Q.) So is PS Jailbreak all about Backup’s, or can i run Homebrew too.
    A.) In the past three months, quite a lot of Homebrew has been released, from the very first app, which was the FTP Server created
    by CJCP, to most recently a PS1 Emulator.

    App’s
    Comgenies Awesome Filemanager
    PS3 FTP Server by CJCP
    blackb0x FTP Server by blackb0x
    PS3FTP by stoneMcClane
    NZHawk’s Awesome MountPoint Manager
    NZHawk’s Awesome Peek Poker
    NZHawk’s QuickDumpR
    MHUFreeStore
    Jochen Hippel Tribute Music Disk
    PS3Load
    TXT Reader

    Emulator’s
    Mednafen PS3
    FBAnext
    SNES9x
    FCEU
    PS3SX
    ScummVM
    VBA-PS3

    Game’s
    Cubicle Shooter
    Dont Get Crushed
    Maze Generator
    The World Drowns
    Cascade Beneath
    Neo Tanks
    Neo Race
    PS3 DOOM
    Heretic And Hexen
    BOMBERMAN HD
    PONGUS
    PS3noid

    Q.) I want to be able to create my own Homebrew, is it possible.
    A.) Yes, using the Open Source PS3 SDK, named PSL1GHT, you can create Homebrew, PSL1GHT was created by AerialX

    Q16.) So can i play online or view the PSN store, when my PS3 is Jailbroken
    A.) No, it isn’t possible, Sony has blocked all attempts to access PSN, we had it back for a while thanks to Xoeo, but that was also blocked, who knows, perhaps in the future.

    Q.) So there is no way i can play multiplayer games with my friends(Thanks Spok)
    A.) Yes you can, but not via PSN, you need to use XkaiLink and XBSlink and this will have you playing via LAN.
    [Tutorial] 1
    [Tutorial] 2
    [Tutorial] 3

    Q.) To what lowest firmware can I downgrade?(Thanks ieder-zijn-meis)
    A.) The only safe downgrade with full support of your HW specific variation is to the lowest version available for your SKU when it was released, e.g.:

    PS3 Fat (FW 1.00 or 1.50):
    model, releasedate, FW@releasedate
    CECHA 8/2006-8/2007, FW 1.00/1.90
    CECHB 8/2006-4/2007, FW 1.00/1.70
    CECHC 8/2006-8/2007, FW 1.50/1.90
    CECHE 8/2007, FW 1.90
    CECHG 10/2007, FW 1.94
    CECHH 10/2007, FW 1.94
    CECHJ 8/2008, FW 2.42
    CECHK 8/2008, FW 2.42
    CECHL 8/2008, FW 2.42
    CECHM 8/2008, FW 2.42
    CECHP 10/2008, FW 2.50
    CECHQ 4/2009, FW 2.70

    PS3 Slim (FW 2.7x, 2.85 or 2.90):
    model, releasedate, FW@releasedate
    CECH-20 9/2009, FW 3.0
    CECH-21 3/2010, FW 3.21
    CECH-25 7/2010, FW 3.41

    Check here for more information.

    Q.) People are saying that i can get banned from PSN, if i Jailbreak my PS3, is this true
    A.) At the moment no, there is no actual cases of bans happening because of Jailbreak

    Q.) I decided to downgrade my console using a debug firmware, i got five beeps then it shut down, is it bricked, can i fix it
    A.) When you start messing with different firmwares, you run the risk of bricking your console, forum member gliitch did exactly that
    though he was able to fix it and wrote quite an informative tutorial on how to fix it here

    Q.) Ok so i have gone through the process of jailbreaking and successfully unbricking etc, i want to be braver and attempt more exiting exploits, like writing to the flash, is this possible.
    A.) JaiCraB & ps3mrenigma released an app called Mount Alejandro which enables you to write to flash, you can read more about it here

    Q.) I would like to modify the XMB, make it more custom, is this possible
    A.) TeaM-ACiD1C brought out a modified XMB, you need to use Mount Alejandro if you want to write to the flash, you can find more about it here, it also has the download link

    Q.) I have always hated that annoying boot sound the PS3 makes, when it is turned on, can i change it
    A.) You certainly can, gliitch has written a great tutorial here it will show you how to change the sound and make yourown, or you can simply download the sounds made by gliitch and other members

    People who deserve thanks and respect, for making this great PS3 Scene what it is, without them, it wouldn’t really exist Mathieulh, RichDevX, GeoHot, The PS Jailbreak Team, KaKaRoTo, Hermes, klutsh, Amon-Ra, marcan, ThatOtherPerson, AerialX, Comgenie , NZHawk, CJCP, blackb0x, MohammadAG, The PSJCL Team, gliitch and any other person, who has also created a payload, made homebrew, or contributed to the scene.

    The other guys that deserve a big thank you, are the site admins, that work to keep you up to date with news and bring you those all important exclusives, the most important being:
    Pirate , here @ PS3HaX

    Also i would like to thank you, the readers, without you this F.A.Q would be pointless, thanks to those that have given me tips, to make this F.A.Q better, like Gonesuper, Spok, ieder-zijn-meis and the guys on IRC.

    This F.A.Q is a work in progress, it will be updated and renewed from time to time, if anything is missing, or anything you feel needs added, don’t hesitate to post and let me know, i really hope this helps those of you, just starting out in the PS3 Jailbreaking scene, thanks for reading, your faithful Moderator/News Editor GregoryRasputin :)