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  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 02/01/2011 , @ 07:20pm


    I have read quite a few histories on game consoles, they all have been greatly written by great authors, but they all seemed incomplete, they didn’t portray the full history, the full essence of the machine, so as i am involved in the PS3 scene and know quite a bit about it, i thought i would write a complete history, containing the good, the bad and the ugly and believe me the PS3 has quite an exciting history and future, i wanted to write a history that will be enjoyed by everyone, one where people like myself wouldn’t finish the story, thinking there is something missing, i would also like to mention, that this work is my creation, i have written it in my own words, most of it from memory, sourced from various places over the internet, but mostly from ps3hax.net, so without any more interruption, here is the history of the PS3:


    16th of May 2005
    The world was awoken, to the news of a brand new console, this wouldn’t be a console, but a super computer, it would have everything that you needed for your gaming/media/computing needs, for ten years at least, the original console which was showcased, was silver in colour and had what appeared to be a brand new control pad design, it resembled a boomerang, it had three 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports, two HDMI ports and six USB ports, though unfortunately that wouldn’t be the final design, here are the specs revealed at Sony’s E3 presentation 2005:

    Product Name: PlayStation 3


    CPU: Cell Processor

    PowerPC-base Core @3.2GHz
    1 VMX vector unit per core
    512KB L2 cache
    7 x SPE @3.2GHz
    7 x 128b 128 SIMD GPRs
    7 x 256KB SRAM for SPE
    * 1 of 8 SPEs reserved for redundancy
    Total floating point performance: 218 GFLOPS

    GPU: RSX @550MHz

    1.8 TFLOPS floating point performance
    Full HD (up to 1080p) x 2 channels
    Multi-way programmable parallel floating point shader pipelines


    Dolby 5.1ch, DTS, LPCM, etc. (Cell-based processing)


    256MB XDR Main RAM @3.2GHz
    256MB GDDR3 VRAM @700MHz

    System Bandwidth:

    Main RAM — 25.6GB/s
    VRAM — 22.4GB/s
    RSX — 20GB/s (write) + 15GB/s (read)
    SB — 2.5GB/s (write) + 2.5GB/s (read)

    System Floating Point Performance:

    2 TFLOPS


    Detachable 2.5″ HDD slot x 1


    USB Front x 4, Rear x 2 (USB2.0)
    Memory Stick standard/Duo, PRO x 1
    SD standard/mini x 1
    CompactFlash (Type I, II) x 1


    Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 3 (input x 1 + output x 2)
    Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 b/g
    Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)


    Bluetooth (up to 7)
    USB 2.0 (wired)
    Wi-Fi (PSP)
    Network (over IP)

    AV Output

    Screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
    HDMI: HDMI out x 2
    Analog: AV MULTI OUT x 1
    Digital audio: DIGITAL OUT (OPTICAL) x 1

    Disc Media:

    CD PlayStation CD-ROM, PlayStation 2 CD-ROM, CD-DA, CD-DA (ROM), CD-R, CD-RW, SACD, SACD Hybrid (CD layer), SACD HD, DualDisc, DualDisc (audio side), DualDisc (DVD side)
    DVD: PlayStation 2 DVD-ROM, PlayStation 3 DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW
    Blu-ray Disc: PlayStation 3 BD-ROM, BD-Video, BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE

    Below, is 2005′s E3 PS3 Presentation, it is split into 14 minute segments for easier viewing:

    8th Of June 2005
    Gotou Shigehiro of Japan’s PC Watch, interviews Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Ken Kutaragi regarding the PS3, i screen capped the below images from the Beyond3D forums, clicking on the images, will enlarge them, making them more readable:

    Original Interview.
    Beyond3D Forum - Translated Version Of Interview.



  • 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.”


  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 07/12/2010 , @ 06:00pm


    As the news here stated that the PS3Yes key was released, via some twitters we were left unsure, well it can be cleared up now, KaKaRoTo has successfully reversed the Key and added it to PSFreedom, a few messages from his twitter:

    Dongle key reversed from PS3Yes hex. PSFreedom now enables service mode : “insmod psfreedom.ko jig=1″

    They obfuscated the key, xor-ed it with 0×36 and swapped bytes 11 and 16. Here’s the key : http://bit.ly/f3K1ac

    0xAAAA dongle key: 0×04, 0x4E, 0×61, 0x1B, 0xA6, 0xA6, 0xE3, 0x9A, 0×98, 0xCF, 0×35, 0×81, 0x2C, 0×80, 0×68, 0xC7, 0xFC, 0x5F, 0x7A, 0xE8

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 02/12/2010 , @ 10:30am


    Jailbreak PS3 using the HTC Desire HD (aka HTC Ace / HTC Spade). The phone needs to be rooted first.

    Power off, then power on the device with ‘volume down‘ pressed and selecting the ‘recovery‘ option, by using ‘adb recovery’, by installing ‘Quick Boot’ from the Market or by installing ‘ROM Manager’ from the Market.
    Navigation in the recovery image as follows:

    • Volume Up / Down to move between options
    • Power key to select an option
    • Select ‘go back’ option to go back

    Step by step install instructions:

    • Download r2 ClockworkMod Recovery for Desire HD - DOWNLOAD (ROMraid Load Balancing) - MD5: f84a93a5ae2fb86ee409fa2609a2c1c8
    • Download fastboot (included in download link below) if you do not have it already.
    • Turn off your phone and take out the battery. Unplug the phone from the PC / charger.
    • Replace the battery and turn the phone back on with ‘volume down’ held, then select ‘fastboot’ (using the power button).
    • Plug the phone into the PC.
    • Extract the fastboot zip file.
    • From a command prompt (at the directory containing these new files!) run ‘fastboot-windows flash recovery recovery-clockwork-’ (subsituting ‘fastboot-mac’ or ‘sudo fastboot-linux’ as required)
    • When this finishes, from the command prompt run ‘fastboot-windows reboot’ (again substituting ‘fastboot-mac’ or ‘sudo fastboot-linux’ as required)
    • Done!

    [FileFactory]: DOWNLOAD HERE

  • 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

    Arduino Duemilanove
    Arduino Mega
    AVR Key
    Blackcat USB
    iPhone 2G/3G
    Maximus AVR
    Minimus AVR
    Olimex AVR
    PS3Break 1.0,1.1 & 1.2
    Teensy 2.0
    Teensy++ 1.0
    Teensy++ 2.0
    TI-84 Plus
    TI-89 Titanium
    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:
    Arduino Duemilanove
    Arduino Mega
    AVR Key
    Blackcat USB
    Maximus AVR
    Minimus AVR
    Olimex AVR
    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
    Bumble Bee
    NEO Jailbreak
    TI-84 Plus
    TI-84 Plus Silver
    TI-89 Titanium
    E3 Card Reader
    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 HD2 (Android)
    HTC Hero
    HTC Droid Eris
    HTC Wildfire
    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
    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

    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
    by stoneMcClane
    Alternativley you can use
    Comgenies Awesome Filemanager

    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.

    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
    Jochen Hippel Tribute Music Disk
    TXT Reader

    Mednafen PS3

    Cubicle Shooter
    Dont Get Crushed
    Maze Generator
    The World Drowns
    Cascade Beneath
    Neo Tanks
    Neo Race
    PS3 DOOM
    Heretic And Hexen

    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 :)

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 08/11/2010 , @ 05:43am


    klutsh responsible for the popular PSFreedom recovery images(psfMOD) on, HTC Desire, Nexus One, Evo 4G, Motorola Droid, HTC Hero and Droid Eris, has written a tutorial on compiling PSFreedom Payloads.

    Here’s a real quick guide on getting Ubuntu 10.10 ready to compile the PSFreedom payloads.


    * A Working install of Ubuntu 10.10

    The Guide:

    First thing we need to do is install some applications through apt, so open a terminal and do the following

    Now we need to clone PSFreedom from github to our local PC, pull it’s submodules and get the toolchain installed

    Now go get a Coffee/sleep, installing the toolchain can take a few hours (6-7 hours if you are running Ubuntu in a Virtual PC)

    Ok, so you have had your Coffee or sleep and you have the toolchain installed & PSFreedom cloned to your home directory, the hard part is over.

    Now you need to edit your .bashrc file

    add the following line to the end of the file

    To compile PSFreedom’s payloads is simple now, open a terminal and do the following

    That’s it, you can now find the payload .bin files in the PSFreedom/pl3 folder.

    klutsh’s Twitter

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 31/10/2010 , @ 05:39am


    Amon_RA has released a new version of his popular recovery image for HTC Dream, G1 and Sappihire, this enables Jailbreak on PS3 consoles with firmwares 3.01, 3.10, 3.15, 3.21 and 3.41, here is a quote from his original thread:

    psfreedom features

    * jailbreak of ps3′s with firmware 3.01, 3.10, 3.15, 3.21 and 3.41
    * all features offered by KaKaRoTo’s PL3

    Install Requirements:

    * A Rooted HTC Dream/G1/Sapphire 32B
    * PS3 with firmware version 3.01, 3.10, 3.15, 3.21 or 3.41 (other versions will not work)

    How to install:
    Use fastboot/adb to install the recovery image (see here for other methods)


    To thank and view further developments, please visit Amon_RA’s thread here

  • Posted by PS3Hax Member News , on 26/10/2010 , @ 10:25am


    new Update released from klutsh for Android Phones..

    Changes :
    rewrote to fit mdpi screens ( 320×480 )
    fixed Heroc boot issues introduced lite version - adb & mass storage do not work


  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 23/10/2010 , @ 08:18pm


    The Nokia N900 version of PSFreedom has been updated, with the application, being rewritten in C++/Qt, here is a quote from the source:

    The application was completely rewritten in C++/Qt to get rid of Python dependencies and to make startup faster (2s vs 12s startup on my device), this is from 0.4 onwards, the old post will be kept in the bottom of this post for archiving purposes only.

    Changelog as of v0.4 (C++/Qt rewrite)

    * Added 3.01, 3.10, 3.15, and 3.41 firmware support.
    * Added PL3 1.1 support.
    * Added LED indicator support, red on in-progres, green on done.
    * Application rewritten in C++/Qt instead of PyQt, overall improvements.
    * All images compiled in the binary instead of being stored in /opt.
    * About window features a full browser, with back, forward, stop, and refresh buttons.
    * Scrolling in about window fixed, should no longer highlight text while scrolling.
    * Full browser for PSJCL.com support.
    * Added hermes support.
    * Added portrait mode.
    * Help window without buttons; kinetic scrolling added to help window, thanks to alterego.

    Sorce Via MohammadAG’s Twitter
    Official Site And Download

  • Posted by Pirate , on 20/10/2010 , @ 11:18pm


    Zaxtron has released his Front End loader for the iPhone 2g and 3g, over at the PSFreedom Wiki, which is a multi-firmware and payload solution for iPhone users. (more…)

  • 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 02/10/2010 , @ 12:23am


    Yesterday we reported that KaKaRoTo was busy at work porting PSFreedom to FW 3.01, today he has posted an update and it is now working on PS3 FW 3.15. (more…)

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 01/10/2010 , @ 06:59am


    We posted a here a couple of days ago that KaKaRoTo was working on porting PSFreedom to Firmware 3.01, well he has succeeded, this is what he states via his blog:


    I’ve got some great news for those of you who have not updated your PS3 firmware! I have just succeeded in adding Firmware 3.01 support into PSFreedom. I’ve pushed the latest code to github and you can now download the source and compile PSFreedom for 3.01.
    For now, you will need to edit config.h and change the FIRMWARE_3_41 into FIRMWARE_3_01, then recompile. However, I will soon add support for dynamically choosing the target firmware version by simply doing a :
    echo 3.01 > /proc/psfreedom/fw_version

    I will soon add support for firmware 3.10 and 3.15, so be patient, and you will be rewarded. I would like to thank Klutsh as well as Philippe Hub who helped me achieve this port to 3.01.
    The new payload changes are available in the PL3 github and any project/port that is also using PL3 should automatically gain support for the 3.01 firmware.
    You will also be able to enjoy some new ‘tools’ in PL3 that will allow you to dump the LV2 kernel as well as the decrypted ELF files of the XMB and other configuration files it uses. The ethernet dumping is also now compatible with PS3 Slim models.

    I would like to thank, again, those who have donated. For the others, you can still donate, if you appreciate the work I’ve done.


    via PSX Scene
    Thanks for the tip hailfire101

  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 24/09/2010 , @ 07:27am


    A few days ago i reported about the HTC Desire Recovery Mod by Klutsh, well Amon_RA has released his own version for you HTC Dream owners, a quote from the source:

    This is a custom recovery specifically for PS3 owners that want to run PSFreedom.
    PSFreedom was written by KaKaRoTo to implement the original PS Jailbreak exploit, based in part on reverse engineering efforts by the PSGroove project.

    The only firmware that is currently compatible with PSFreedom is 3.41

    Features :
    Default Android features :
    ALL features of my recovery for the Dream are supported (including ABD and Mass storage toggle).

    PSFreedom :
    A new menu-item called “- Run PSFreedom” can be found in the main menu.
    The menu-item will lead to a submenu allowing you to choose different payloads and even a test shellcode :

    * No Blu-Ray emulation (Hermes) : This is a modded PSGroove payload, which allows you to play backups without the need of a BluRay disc inside the PS3.
    * Blu-Ray emulation : This is the standard payload with Blu-Ray emulation support, which allows you to play backups.
    * Homebrew only : This is the standard payload without Blu-Ray emulation support. It does not allow you to play backups.
    * Blu-Ray emulation + peek/poke : This is the same as “Standard payload with BD-Emu”, with additional peek and poke system calls. It is based on the PSGroove payload. It is only needed by developers.
    * Homebrew only + peek/poke : This is the same as “Standard payload without BD-Emu”, with additional peek and poke system calls. It is based on the PSGroove payload. It is only needed by developers.
    * Test only shellcode : This is a test only shellcode that will force your PS3 to LV1 Panic (beeps, shuts down and blinks the red LED). It is useful to debug whether the shellcode gets executed or not, independently of the content of the payload.

    Usage on PS3 :

    1. First shut your PlayStation 3 down and then flip the power switch in the back to off (on Slim models, unplug the power cable). Disconnect all USB devices (controllers, USB hard drives, etc.) from the PlayStation 3.
    2. Boot your phone into recovery mode, select “- Run PSFreedom” and choose a payload.
    3. Now, plug your Dream into one of the USB ports and flip the PS3′s power switch back to the on position (or plug it back in). Do not turn the PS3 on with the power button yet.
    4. For the next step, timing is important. You will need to push the power button and then almost immediately after press the eject button, as if drumming your fingers across the two buttons. When you are successful, the PS3 will take a bit longer to start up.
    5. When XMB loads, under the “Game” menu there will be two new options, ★ /app_home/PS3_GAME and ★ Install Package Files. Congratulations, you’ve jailbroken your PS3. You’re ready to install homebrew applications.

    Installation on phone
    This recovery can be installed on any Dream, independent from the rom. Please follow the installation instruction of my regular recovery.



  • Posted by GregoryRasputin , on 19/09/2010 , @ 08:20pm


    My original problem with PSFreedom on the HTC Desire, was the rom that your were supposed to install, i didn’t like it, this method by Klutsh, means that you can run any rom that you wish and all you have to do is flash a modified recovery image, based on ClockworkMod v2.5.0.9, so easy to do :)

    A quote from the source:

    A custom recovery image for use with the PSFreedom PS3 exploit.

    PSFreedom was written by KaKaRoTo to implement the original PS Jailbreak exploit, based in part on reverse engineering efforts by the PSGroove project.
    Engineered to work with the MSM72K USB driver and later to work with ADB and Mass Storage by DrMon.

    On the 26/09/2010 I will be updating my PS3 to allow my children to go back onto PSN, I will continue to support CWMR - PSFreedom Mod as best I can.
    I am not in a situation where a 2nd PS3 is currently a possibility so any future updates after this will be released as Beta’s and I request you be patient if any bugs arise.

    Your PS3 must be running firmware 3.41 for this to work

    Default Android features:
    All features of ClockworkMod v2.5.0.9 recovery including ADB and Mass storage.
    Confirmed to work on SLCD Desires.
    Custom built CM 2.6.34 Kernel.

    A new menu-item called “PSFreedom settings” can be found in the main menu.
    The menu-item will load a submenu allowing you to choose different payloads.
    Load your own payloads from SD-Card

    * Blu Ray (backups without disc): Hermes payload with Blu-Ray emulation support, allows you to play backups.
    * Blu Ray (backups with disc): Standard payload with Blu-Ray emulation support, which allows you to play backups.
    * Homebrew only: Standard payload without Blu-Ray emulation support, does not allow backups.
    * Choose Payload from SD Card: Load your own payload from SD Card

    *All payloads have peek/poke enabled

    Use on PS3:

    * First shut your PlayStation 3 down and then flip the power switch in the back to off (on Slim models, unplug the power cable). Disconnect all USB devices (controllers, USB hard drives, etc.) from the PlayStation 3.
    * Boot your phone into recovery mode, select “PSFreedom settings” and choose a payload.
    * Now, plug your Desire into the front left USB port and flip the PS3′s power switch back to the on position (or plug it back in). Do not turn the PS3 on with the power button yet.
    * For the next step, timing is important. You will need to push the power button and then almost immediately after press the eject button, as if drumming your fingers across the two buttons. When you are successful, the PS3 will take a bit longer to start up.
    * When XMB loads, under the “Game” menu there will be two new options, ★ /app_home/PS3_GAME and ★ Install Package Files. Congratulations, you’ve jailbroken your PS3. You’re ready to install homebrew applications.

    Installation on phone:
    Flash recovery image using unrEVOked.

    I highly recommend you download ‘Quick Boot’ from the Market to allow quick rebooting to recovery.
    Using Rom Manager to boot to recovery will remove the use of PSFreedom


    New version:
    r0.2 : Cleaned code a little, added menu to load own payloads
    Allows for adding payloads from SD Card.
    Thanks to MarKeR for the tip.
    r0.5 : Updated to latest PSFreedom source - Payloads with new pl3 method - Intergreated Hermes payload.
    r0.8 can be found here

  • Posted by Pirate , on 09/09/2010 , @ 03:50pm


    And another PSFreedom port to add to your collection, presenting the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. You can download the files below :)


    • Run Xandroid 2.2
    • Extract archive and copy files to your SD Card (zImage/modules)
    • Run Haret with USB connection to your PC
    • Disconnect USB from your PC
    • Run Terminal Emulator from DevTools on Android
    • Type the following commands :
    • command #1 : su
    • command #2 : cd sdcard
    • command #3 : insmod psfreedom.ko
    • Start up PS3/perform exploit as normal

    [Download PSFreedom Port for Sony Ericsson Xperia X1]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 09/09/2010 , @ 03:34pm


    PSFreedom has been ported to the HTC EVO, by drmon, and H1Vltg3. Those interested in it can download link below.

    To quote (tutorial by iitreatedii) :

    Step 1. Connect your phone via usb and turn on disk storage.

    Step 2. Drag the downloaded file to the root of your SD card.

    Step 3. Do a nandroid backup of your phone.

    Step 4. Flash the file you downloaded from here via Amon Recovery (I could care less about clockwork :/)

    Step 5. Plug your Evo into your ps3 with the power button off for fat consoles and for slim consoles unplug your power cable.

    Step 6. Turn on your system with the power button and quickly press eject. If done correctly, ps3 should take a little bit longer to boot up and console should show underneath games, install .pkg files. This is where you can install things such as backup manager.

    Step 7. Unplug your phone after successfully booting the ps3 into “dev” mode.

    Step 8. You can now restore the nandroid you were previously on and call it a session. Redo the process whenever you turn on the ps3.

    [Download HTC EVO PSFreedom Port]

  • Posted by Pirate , on 09/09/2010 , @ 12:22am


    Here is another device to add on your list that has been ported, Droid. The folks over at PSX-Scene report that the Droid port is now available to download. The only limitation/problems are to use a short USB cable as the timings are odd, but it should work after a few tries.

    Download + instructions below:
    [Download PSFreedom Droid Port]