Posted by PS3Hax Member News, on 12/12/2010, @ 08:34pm
Ok, first I want to say that I DO NOT work for X3. You can check my account info (I’ve been here since early 2008). I’m only saying this to try to quell the hostility in the scene right now since I think its unfair to judge this team so critically when they have delivered on all there other prior promises… Okay then, onto the news:
It would seem that the X3 team has made some more announcements confirming their discovery of the ps3 masterkey and the 3.5x hack. They also talk about their new dongle (Its not really new they just include a 2gb sd card and put it in different packaging).
X3Max V2GB Launch & MasterKey Announcement
Earlier today it was reported that our group discovered the MasterKey – InsideX3 has confirm this! The video released last week was done prematurely and out of excitement. Many of you are pushing for us release our 3.5 solution understandably so. I completely understand the logic that once released it’ll be cloned and truthfully that’s inevitable. At the same time we must do our best to prevent, or at least delay that from happening.
The intent of this post is not to continue the discussion of our 3.5 solution but to announce the launch of the X3Max V2GB. A 2GB MicroSD is now included and some minor alterations have been made to the retail packaging, pictures can be seen below. Our production run was finished last week and the X3Max V2GB is now in transit to all resellers.
The X3Max V2GB will be offered as a standalone kit with a RRP of $35 USD, or with the X3Switch included for $40.
What is the current ETA of the 3.5 solution?
When it is done and ready for public use it’ll be immediately released.
I have an original X3Max, do I have to buy the X3Max V2GB for the 3.5 solution?
No, the X3Max hardware is identical besides the additional 2GB MicroSD. Once released, the solution will work on both units. We have no intention of dropping support for early adopters.
I’m interested in purchasing an X3Max V2GB, when will they be ready?
We finished production late last week and inventory is now in route to resellers. We expect that resellers will be fully stocked for the holiday rush by December 15th.
A lot of users have asked us for pictures of our manufacturing facility out of sheer curiosity, some photos have been attached below. To see the remaining pictures click HERE.
News post by InsideX3, follow more updates from X3Max live on their Twitter: x3MAXcom
Posted by PS3Hax Member News, on 06/12/2010, @ 04:37pm
Hi everyone, I’m developing an application for ps3 that lets you to open .txt/.cpp/.c/.h files directly from any place of your hdd.
This is the first release of the Beta, current features are:
- File Browser to select document
- Option to increase/decrease font size
- Option to increase/decrease number of lines of the document to be read
- Return to File Browser when you are inside a document (R3)
Note: I’m developing it yet, I will try to add more features, I will try to include Keyboard on screen to write directly to documents.
This application was developed with SDK.
Posted by GregoryRasputin, on 04/12/2010, @ 08:11am
French site Logic Sunrise, reports, that the team behind the X3Max Dongle, have Jailbroken PS3 Firmware 3.50, here is a rough Google Translation from the site, along with a video:
And this is the third major advance in the world of hack Playstation 3: The jailbreak firmware 3.50 the PS3 by Team X3 with X3max without downgrade! After the jailbreak firmware up to 3.41, then downgrade the firmware 3.50, now the X3 team has managed to run homebrew on official firmware 3.50 without downgrading! The downgrade is also possible.
The announcement is important, and Logic-Sunrise has done well to have bet on this team. 2 big questions:
– Games like Gran Turismo 5 (requires firmware 3.50) work?
– This update is compatible with the X3max? Is it free?
We have that kind of information on LS in a few hours, but the feedback I have from them show a free and compatibility with X3max with an update, but I prefer to have confirmation. Until we have more information, a video of the feat. Knowing the team, comments calling into doubt the hack team by 3.50 X3 will be punishable by banishment to LS.
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.
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
PS3Break 1.1 & 1.2
TI-84 Plus Silver
TI-84 Plus Silver
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
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 HD2 (Android)
HTC Droid Eris
iPod Touch 1G, iPhone 2G/3G
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
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.
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.) 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.) 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.:
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
You all may now we told you a few weeks ago that the original PS3 backup manager, could get you banned if you played with it on PSN. PS3Hax member, keytor69, has released a stealth version of the backup manager with tricks your PS3 in showing the backup manager as Modern Warfare 2, so now you can play online without the risk of a ban (until Sony throws a mandatory firmware update anyways). There still may be other ways to detect the dongle/backup manager being ran – but the cat and mouse games have began and we hackers will always run that risk when playing online.
The download below contains the EU and US version of Modern Warfare 2, use the one that fits your region.
With the release of PSGroove, you would expect all the PSJailbreak clones to zap out of existence right? Well x3Jailbreak is determined that their product is the way to go, they have posted today stating that “x3jailbreak for lower then any other device available including new homebrew devices suggested online.” Under $20 then? Sounds like a steal, and may very well be an attractive solution for those who can’t get their hands on a USB board.
Full news post:
X3jailbreak.com will be shipping our samples out to 100 selected requests starting Sept 3rd-Sept 6th and x3jailbreak are now taking pre-orders which will start shipping by the end of next week (Sept 10th-13th). Feel free to submit your pre-orders today.
Our goal at x3jailbreak was to provide you as customers a powerful, quality and low cost solution.
Even with recent events you will still be able to purchase our x3jailbreak for lower then any other device available including new homebrew devices suggested online.
You will receive a quality dongle that is completely functioning and ready to use as soon as it arrives.
Our X3jailbreak features include the following:
1) Larger case for ease of use and less change of misplacing or losing your dongle.
2) More Powerful (competition using 8 bit processor compared to x3 is using a 32 bit operating processor)
3) Hardware USB compared to where PSJ is software emulated
4) As updates become available x3jailbreak is easily upgradable.
5) Expansion ports for upcoming features/add-on
Your X3 will come with a serial number to use online to verify proof that your x3jailbreak is authentic and also you will be able to use your serial number
to access the download area when new updates become available.
We get our review sample in soon, so we will keep keep you updated when our x3Jailbreak arrives.