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PS3 Jailbreak/PS3 Groove

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Rumours are swirling this morning that the PlayStation 3's security has finally been breached and "backup" software now runs on the Sony platform.

A company of unknown origin has created what it calls the PSJailbreak - a combination of software and USB dongle that seemingly allows all makes and model of retail PlayStation 3 to copy and run any kind of game code, even with the latest firmware updates in place.

While it remains to be seen whether it is another in a long line of elaborate fakes, it's understood that multiple modchip resellers were sent anonymous packages from Hong Kong, and one of the recipients - Australia-based OzModChips - has posted two convincing-looking videos on YouTube showing the system in action.

Based on OzModChips' YouTube offerings, the dongle itself appears to be activated when the system is booted by holding down the power followed by the eject button. This might suggest that the USB dongle is an adapted form of debug equipment used by Sony itself in testing production and refurbished PS3s, and several consoles locked into "factory mode" have escaped into the wild before now.

If true, this is a crushing blow for Sony, especially as potential pirates won't even need to buy a Blu-ray burner to acquire copied games: the hack works by streaming game data either from the internal HDD or alternatively via USB flash drives or hard disks.

But is it the real deal? Hacker websites are saying it is, while the publicly available game-dumping tool from the "Jailbreak" site installs without the USB dongle on debug PS3s, and does indeed rip retail games, although they do not boot. There have been many fakes in the past - PSJailbreak looks disturbingly authentic.

We have contacted SCEE and await comment.

http://www.ozmodchips.com/ps-jailbreak-worlds-first-ps3-modchip-plug-and-play-p-68.html

My 60gb is never getting updated

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guy sounds gassed

i hope its true though

surely man can just copy the contents of the usb and pass it on

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The person/people who made this should sell it for no less than a bill.

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Seen this the other day, just a matter of time before sony patch it.

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How can they patch it if you dont update your ps3

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But if you dont patch your PS3, you wont be able to play online though

and i swear someone could slap that USB into thier PC and copy all the contents and files onto another USB and share it around?

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Cop a next PS3 its nothing

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swear the ps3 they used was a debug unit

capable of running code thru usb anyway

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would end up costing less just to buy the games tbh. allow not being able to play online

ps2 piracy>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

still got my swap disk feel to just buy another ps2

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ps2 piracy>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

still got my swap disk feel to just buy another ps2

oo yeaahh

still got my swap magic >>

i managed to get ps2 emu working @60fps tho

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rather effort was made on psp emulators

ps2 piracy>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>.

still got my swap disk feel to just buy another ps2

oo yeaahh

still got my swap magic >>

i managed to get ps2 emu working @60fps tho

if ur using a laptop. which one..

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lol NOTEBOOK.

Compaq nc4400

when i 1st installed it it was sluggish as hell.. but few tweaks

runnin so smooth

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lol NOTEBOOK.

Compaq nc4400

when i 1st installed it it was sluggish as hell.. but few tweaks

runnin so smooth

just checked ur specs according to sum neeks they aint good enough to run a ps2 emulator at 60

beg u tell me ur settings or if u use an emulator different to pcsx2

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But if you dont patch your PS3, you wont be able to play online though

and i swear someone could slap that USB into thier PC and copy all the contents and files onto another USB and share it around?

was thinkin the same thing

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It's legit

• Do tools like SN Systems Target Manger work while this mod is being used? No Target Manager does not connect, it tries but fails.

• Does a debug settings menu appear like on PS3 Test units? No this does not appear when using the dongle.

• Can the USB Dongle be dumped? Possibly however initial common attempts to dump it have failed. The dongle is detected as an Unknown USB device in windows. It does not show up as a storage device. Trying to raw dump it with programs like Hex workshop also do not detect it since it doesn’t show as a storage device.

• Does the dongle only need to be used once to convert my PS3 to a debug unit? No, you must use it every time you want to play a backup. Removing the dongle crashes the system.

• Does this work on firmware lower than 3.41? No, using it with a firmware lower than 3.41 boots to a black screen.

Read more: http://www.ps3news.com/PS3-Hacks/ps-jailbreak-ps3-pics-reviews-faq-guide-and-new-videos/#ixzz0xG67GtoT

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This would've been great back in 2007/2008. I reckon it's too late for it to reach mainstream popularity like how 360/DS has gotten.

I'm deffo getting that jigkick device, neways.

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If this is real, I will cop a preowned ps3 for the front room, need a blu-ray player anyway.

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lol NOTEBOOK.

Compaq nc4400

when i 1st installed it it was sluggish as hell.. but few tweaks

runnin so smooth

just checked ur specs according to sum neeks they aint good enough to run a ps2 emulator at 60

beg u tell me ur settings or if u use an emulator different to pcsx2

yeh i use pcsx2

i jus checked and themost i can get is 50

when i play jpn games it sets it to 60

im playing ultimate ninja 5 EUR @ 50 atm

does that mean i was gassin, im not sure?

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sick wonder how much its going to be

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if you man checked the link you would know

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Weren't the files that were in the device already leaked?

It's the case of who knows how to make one of them MCU/JTAG things here or elsewhere for us to cop, if so.

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The more I think about it, the more I'm so involved, my ps2 with hdadvance>>>>>>>>>>______, my psp with about 20 games on the memory stick at the same time>>>>>>>>>>>>>>_________, just gonna keep my xbox for live, sf and cod.

Let lovefilm and a jailbroken ps3 handle the rest of the gaming world.

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