Originally Posted by japsander
X3 wasnt a DRM dongle
it allowed you to obtain your backups any way you saw fit
TB added DRM to eboots so that you had no choice to buy their product, basically selling a license you had to have to use their warez.
dont forget they also deleted the HDDs of people using competing products
the old dongles had a function that was at the time necessary to jailbreak the ps3. TB was NEVER necessary
thanks for the correction japsander.what i meant was that they had coded their dongle with a special bootloader/fw that allowed us to flash any hex available, had a micro sd slot for future expansions(those would be x3 exclusive too) and were advertising 3.50 jb that i can only think that could be done by DRM.So in the end geohot and failoverflow broke the marketing of their toy by releasing the keys and cfw, so they vanished without a trace, and thats suspicious cause 2 days before the keys and cfw hunt began they were speaking to the public via emails and stuff, but after the keys got released they stopped.So their next step was probably DRM and they had some usefull code that never shared and kept it encrypted.thats what i meant.