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  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 28/11/2010 , @ 01:51pm


    Popular PS3 Dev Hermes, the creator of the “Hermes” payloads for PSGroove, has released a port of Heretic And Hexen for the PS3 which has been created using the Open Source SDK PSL1GHT, here is a quote from the source:

    To celebrate PSL1GHT already beginning to have a body and the creation of Soundlib PS3 that can play up to 16 voices sound, I carried two classic PC to PS3 that use multiple effects: The Heretic and Hexen games

    Required to operate and HEXEN.WAD HERETIC.WAD WADs respectively (shareware or not and so, in case that name) to be copied into the directory of EBOOT.BIN or otherwise within the folder “heretic “and” hexen “respectively, in a USB device.

    At the start of the game, if installed in hard disk (by PKG) is the option to press CIRCLE to copy the contents of the folders “heretic” or “hexen” from the USB device to the installation path of the game, with facilitaros to life.

    On the other hand, I’ve got vibration in command: when we receive a damage activates the strong vibration, but when it is an enemy that takes damage, you’ll notice in the form of lower vibration.

    The latter is perhaps not very realistic since it is well if we are what we are violating the damage at close range, but not so much long distance and to say that the command is currando vibrate when the bugs between them … [Laughs]. However, I have left and that sometimes is good to know you have a few wild animals around and it is useful to know that truly, your ammunition is doing pupa (not all hard-nosed realism XD)

    You also have option of using a series of cheats as mentioned in the readme.txt.

    On the other hand, let me know if you have problems with the display: I have checked the HDMI modes available to me (which excludes 1080P) to try to find the viewable screen and use a routine that re-scale a screen “virtual” format output. The problem is that the drawing area of the screen in PS3, is outside the visible area of your monitor / screen and that requires some adjustments I’ve made based on my screen and do not know if any other, can cause problems or not, or whether any other resolution requires further adjustments (one thing is to see a slight edge to the right, for example, and second straight, are not things that should appear.) It distinguishes between 4:3 and 16:9

    The read me me is in both English and Spanish.


  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 15/11/2010 , @ 07:34pm


    Thanks to developer xoeo for releasing the payload with PSN and online play, fl0PPsy for compiling the Rockbox files that supports PSN and 3.50 spoofing, and DJLO for compiling these .hex files for PSN and 3.50 spoofing.

    The SPOOFING feature will trick the PS3 games into thinking that you are running firmware 3.50 on your system.

    -HERMES V4B Payload w/ PSN Online Play & 3.50 Spoofing
    > at90usbkey1287.hex
    > avrkey.hex
    > blackcat.hex
    > maximus v1.hex
    > minimus v1.hex
    > olimex.hex
    > ps2chipper.hex
    > Teensy 1.0.hex
    > Teensy 1.0++.hex
    > Teensy 1.0++.hex
    > Teensy 2.0++.hex
    > xplain.hex
    > OpenKubus_atmega16u4.hex
    > udip_8mhz
    > udip_16mhz

    -Rockbox Files (PL3 Payload w/ PSN Online Play & 3.50 Spoofing)
    > iPod video 5g
    > iPod 4G grey
    > iPod 4G photo
    > iPod mini 1g
    > iPod mini 2g
    > iPod nano 1g
    > gigabeat S
    > gogear hdd 1630-1830
    > gogear hdd 6330
    > gogear hdd 9200
    > iriver h10.5
    > iriver h10
    > mrobe 100
    > sansac 200 v1
    > sansae 200
    > vibe 500

    [FileFactory]: DOWNLOAD HERE (HEX Files for Various USB Devices)


    [Download VIA PS3Hax (HEX and ROCKBOX)]

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 14/11/2010 , @ 11:31am


    RockBox PSGroove Installer
    version: 2.1.1
    runs on: PC Only
    posted on: 11/13/10

    RockBox is a computer application what will assist you in installing PSGroove onto various portable devices; such as the iPod (classic, nano, mini), Sansa, iRiver, etc.
    for the purpose of jailbreaking your PS3.

    Change log for v2.1.1:

    RockBox Psgroove Installer 2.1 weigh less than 5MB.
    - Updater: RockBox-PSGroove Installer will check automatically if there   is available update for download and will allow you to download it   without opening any browser.
    - Rewrote the Installation process again
    - Added a progress bar.
    - RockBox-Psgroove Installer 2.1 will download the required files just for your device.
    - Made the installation process of the iPods much more flexible.
    - Added a loader.cfg generator: It will auto-recognize if RockBox andor   iPodLinux are installed on your device and will add it to the iPL  menu.
    - Added support for id10terror‘s CBL (Custom Bootloader) wich means that   you can store up to 4 diffrent payloads in the same time and launch   them using different buttons.
    - You don’t need to select RockBox-PSGroove Installer’s directory anymore.
    - The iPL installation process use some .bat scripts that I wrote; This   should fix any issues that occurred with the old installation process.

    - CBL installation is currently disabled – I’ll activate it in a few days.
    *loader.cfg Editor:*
    loader.cfg Editor feature will allow you to customize your iPL menu.

    *- Added support for cbl.cfg.
    (Update to Plug-In Creator will come later.)

    - Fixed the “blinking” bug.

    [FileFactory]: **DOWNLOAD HERE* (http://www.filefactory.com/file/b443hh4/n/RockBox-PSGroove_Installer-2.1.1.zip)

    VISIT MY HOMEBREW THREAD (http://www.ps3hax.net/showthread.php?t=15398) FOR MORE HOMEBREWS

    source (http://rockbox-psgroove.com/)

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 31/10/2010 , @ 10:31am


    As promised, BrandonW releases his port of the PSGroove app for the TI-89 Titanium calculator.


    PS3JB89 is an assembly program for the TI-89 Titanium that implements the PSGroove exploit for the Playstation 3 console. By connecting a USB cable between a PS3 and your calculator and running the program, you can trigger the PSGroove exploit from your graphing calculator.

    Here are the features (version 0.01.0001):

    • Current status is displayed at the bottom of the LCD. You can tell exactly what step it’s failing on and take action based on it.
    • The program has several configurable options to change the way the jailbreak works. These options are stored in a custom “CONF” file called “ps3jbopt”, which can be archived to keep it from RAM resets.
    • External payload files are supported. This means you don’t have to re-compile the program to use a payload different from the built-in one.These payloads are stored as custom “PAYL” files and are selected through PS3JB89′s options menu: You can specify an external payload file by transferring it to your calculator and then entering its filename in the “Stage 1″ field, or you can press [2nd]+[-] to bring up the “VAR-LINK” menu and select the file.To convert from a binary file containing the payload data to a custom “PAYL” file, read this.
    • Other firmware versions below 3.41 are supported through the use of “firmware compatibility files”, which are external files that override specific behavior in the jailbreak to make it function under different firmware versions.Select a compatibility file appropriate for your firmware version along with a payload appropriate for your version and you can now use the jailbreak on 3.01, 3.15, and potentially others (below 3.41).A basic list of these compatibility files as well as their format (for creating your own) can be found here.
    • The connection of device 6 during the jailbreak can be enabled/disabled in the options.This is disabled by default, and useful with older payloads that still use device 6. If you don’t know what to do with it, leave it alone.

    Known issues and/or feature requests:

    • This only works on calculator OS/AMS version 3.10 (which is the latest version). You can always upgrade and downgrade to anything you want without issue, so this isn’t a huge deal.
    • The “hook” feature, where you can apply the jailbreak without explicitly running the program and selecting F1 (“Jailbreak”), is currently disabled pending further work and testing.
    • AsbestOS support using its specific stage 1 and stage 2 payloads is not implemented. There is a “stage 2″ setting in the Options, but it does nothing at the moment. With recent AsbestOS developments, this may end up proving an unnecessary feature anyway.
    • You cannot change any options if you’ve archived the configuration file (“ps3jbopt”). For now, unarchive it, run the program, apply your changes, exit the program, and re-archive the configuration file.
    • It’s probably still pretty quirky. These things take time to evolve.


    And thanks to BrandonW for his efforts.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 30/10/2010 , @ 01:17am


    For those who enjoy the TI-84 port, BrandonW has promised to release a TI-89 plat. port soon, and has posted a video below.

    To quote (via Twitter):

    I have to admit, I didn’t think it was going to happen but…folks, the jailbreak works on the 89Ti. Proof, source, and release coming soon.


  • Posted by Pirate , on 25/10/2010 , @ 03:47pm


    PS3Hax member ricardopvz, has released a hybrid version of PSGroove which consists of PL3 and Hermes v4b together, for the Arduino Duemilanove/Mega USB boards. (more…)

  • Posted by Pirate , on 22/10/2010 , @ 09:48am


    Here are the compiled ports for iPhone 2g and 3g, by PS3Hax memeber tehreaper, for v4b. You can read about what Hermes v4b does HERE.


  • Posted by Pirate , on 18/10/2010 , @ 08:14am


    The latest Hermes v4 has been ported to Rockbox (PSGroove support for various devices).

    Supported Devices:

    - IPod 5G (Video)
    - IPod 4G (Photo)
    - IPod Mini 1G
    - IPod Mini 2G
    - IPod Nano 1G
    - Sansa C200V1
    - Sansa E20
    - Vibe 500
    - MROB 100
    - IRiver H10
    - IRiver H10 5G
    - GoGear HDD 6330
    - GoGear HDD 1630-1830
    - GoGear 9200 HD
    - Gigabeat

    [Download Rockbox Hermes v4]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 15/10/2010 , @ 03:50pm


    Plenty of new updates in the scene today to keep you busy through the weekend. KaKaRoTo has released an update to his own PSgroove today via github.

    Get my fork of PSGroove at Kakaroto’s PSGroove at master - GitHub then run ./build_hex.sh and you’ll get http://bit.ly/dvTLO7 … easier, no?

    [psgroove] Commit e01abd0da63e45c3a1ee43fab2dc445bb8175551 to kakaroto’s psgroove - GitHub
    Youness Alaoui - Flash the device’s LED during the exploit process less than a minute ago via GitHub Service Hooks

    @r3pek It’s already there.. PL3 got all the patches included, install retail .pkg, and install game updates..

    @GavDavies2010 Well, it uses PL3.. so it has all the latest patches, it’s a bit like jevinskie’s fork but using the latest git of PL3.

    [Download HEX for various USB boards]
    [VIA Twitter]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 12/10/2010 , @ 05:35pm


    Klutsh has released a PSFreedom a new version PSFreedom Recovery Mod.

    To quote:

    Klutsh has released a new version of his PSFreedom Recovery Mod — it’s ClockworkMod with PSFreedom support added in. And best of all version includes the game updates patch, and as of you’re able to install retail/psn packages too.

    Included are PSFreedom recovery images for the following Android phones:

    • HTC Desire CDMA (psfMod-bravoc.img) & GSM (psfMod-bravo.img)
    • Google NexusOne (psfMod-passion.img)
    • Evo 4G (psfMod-supersonic.img)
    • Motorola Droid (psfMod-sholes.img)

    psfMod v0.9.5.4:

    • Game Patch Compatibility/Stability update – Mathieulh (only for fw 3.41)

    psfMod v0.9.5.3:

    • Added patches to fix problems with pads and savegames (only for fw 3.41) – Hermes

    psfMod v0.9.5.1:

    • Added ability to install demos though the “Install package files” option on the XMB – Waninkoko

    psfMod v0.9.5.0:

  • Added Droid support
  • [Download psfMod + instructions]
    [News Source PS3-Hacks]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 08/10/2010 , @ 09:47am


    Here are more ports for Heremes V3 port: (more…)

  • Posted by Pirate , on 06/10/2010 , @ 08:36pm


    A few days ago we reported on the TI-84 PSGroove port updated to v0.05, well 0.06 is out today with even more features:

    Version 0.06.0001 also brings about these improvements:

    • Other firmware versions below 3.41 are now supported through the use of “firmware compatibility AppVars”, which are external files that override specific behavior in the jailbreak to make it function under different firmware versions. Select an AppVar appropriate for your firmware version along with a payload appropriate for your version and you can now use the jailbreak on 3.01, 3.15, and potentially others.
      A basic list of these AppVars as well as their format (for creating your own) can be found here.
    • The calculator will now automatically turn off after a specified time (default 5 minutes, the same as the calculator’s APD (Automatic Power Down) feature). This is configurable anywhere from 5 seconds to 300 seconds (5 minutes)
    • The connection of device 6 during the jailbreak can now be enabled/disabled in the options. This is enabled by default. If you don’t know what this means, you should probably leave it alone.

    [Download and source]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 04/10/2010 , @ 12:06pm


    Brandon Wilson has updated his TI-84 PSGroove port to version 0.05.0001 bringing nice new features, and updates.

    To quote:


    The latest version brings about several improvements:

    Current status is displayed at the bottom of the LCD:

    In addition to the usual jailbreak method, you can now install and uninstall an OS “hook” that allows the jailbreak to work at any point in the OS:

    This even works when the calculator is off; the PS3 will turn it on as it enumerates USB devices, and the calculator will shut off after about 5 minutes of inactivity (through the calculators’ existing Automatic Power Down feature).

    Now you can shove the calculator and the USB cable behind the PS3 and forget it’s there.
    External payloads are now supported. This means you don’t have to re-assemble the application to use a payload different from the official PSGroove one.

    These payloads are stored as calculator AppVars and selected through PS3JB’s options menu:

    These options are stored in an AppVar called PS3JBOPT, which can be archived to keep it safe from RAM resets.

    To convert from a binary file containing the payload data to an AppVar, you can use To8XV (a VB.NET 2.0 program) found here, or you can create your own.

    AsbestOS is now supported. The stage 1 and stage 2 payloads are specified in the options menu as above. To use the standard jailbreak exploit, select “None” as the stage 2 payload (which is the default).

    [Download and source]

    Thanks to Blalien for the tip.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 02/10/2010 , @ 11:08pm


    Jevin has managed to port Kakaroto’s PL3 to PSGroove.

    So what exactly is PL3?

    To quote from kakaroto’s blog:

    PL3 is a new project I started in order to have a common repository of payloads that can be used by any ‘jailbreak’  implementation. I got tired of copying payloads from PSGroove, and I had some nice changes in mine that I thought the PSGroove project could benefit from, so I thought I’d create a single repository that both projects, PSFreedom and PSGroove (or any other similar projects) could use.

    You can find it in github, so don’t hesitate to submodule it and use it.

    In other words, PSJailbreak is a method to jailbreak the PS3 with a Linux based phone. jevin has ported the PSFreedom payloads to be compatible with the PSGroove jailbreak.

    You can read up more about the projects GitHub page HERE.

    If someone ones to make a easy to follow tutorial, post it in the replies and I will mirror it up here.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 26/09/2010 , @ 11:06am


    Remember the iPod video port we told you about a few days ago? Well there is another out on the web, id10terror from PSX-Scene has managed to port PSGroove to the Sansa e200,c200v1 MP3 series and other versions via Rockbox. You can view the step-by-step tutorial below.

    1. Download Rockbox Installer — http://www.rockbox.org/download/
    2. Use installer to install at least the minimal Rockbox installation

    Once Rockbox is up and running normally on your Sansa e200:

    3. Extract the attached zip file (DOWNLOAD HERE)  into the root of your Sansa and let it overwrite any newer files.

    4. Disconnect and restart your Sansa.

    Once your Sansa is re-booted into the new Rockbox:

    5. Turn off the back Power switch or Disconnect PS3.
    6. Connect the Sansa via USB to your PS3. (make sure it’s the only thing connected)
    7. Turn the Power switch back.
    8. Press the touch sensitive Power Button and then Eject immediately after.

    - To return Sansa to normal, just run the Automatic installer and reinstall Rockbox.
    - These instructions will not work on the e200 RHAPSODY version yet. *Being tested ATM*
    - To access original firmware and USB functionality: Turn on Sansa while holding down the left (or back) button. Then Connect to your PC’s USB.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 25/09/2010 , @ 11:32am


    Remember a bit ago we told you about the sixaxis PS3 port that was in development? Well now have a proof of concept video up:

  • Posted by Pirate , on 24/09/2010 , @ 10:04am


    suffle2 has managed to port PSGroove to Redbox (a open source firmware for MP3 players and iPods).

    To quote:

    This is a patch for rockbox which replaces usb functionality with that of psgroove.

    Currently it is only functional on PP502x targets, and has only been tested on a
    5th generation ipod video.

    Additionally, the descriptors/payload is the vanilla psgroove data at the moment.
    I hope to eventually port Aaron’s changes to build descriptors at compile time…
    or someone else can do this change and commit it :)

    [Download PSGroove Redbox and iPodVideo Port]
    [Project Page]

    A step by step tutorial can be found here.

  • Posted by Pirate , on 19/09/2010 , @ 04:06pm


    Remember the Dingoo PSFreedom port? Well its now updated to version 1.1.Not a mandatory update, but adds the adds peek & poke calls if your interested.

    [Download Dingo PSFreedom v1.1]