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Old 01-11-2011, 02:20 AM   #1
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LXer: Signed homebrew software for the Playstation 3


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Also known as GeoHot, George Hotz, familiar to many from his iPhone and Playstation 3 hacks, has released source code for a piece of software which can allegedly be used to sign homebrew programs so that they will run on Sony's Playstation 3. The code is reported to run under the current PS3 firmware version, version 3.55, modified using jailbreak software (direct download), also released by Hotz.

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Old 01-11-2011, 06:59 AM   #2
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Cool, will try.
 
Old 01-11-2011, 11:45 AM   #3
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It seems to work using the instructions here:
http://www.ps3-hacks.com/2011/01/10/...firmware-3-55/
In that order, they work.

Note that you can only install the jailbreak from the normal system update, if you try it from the recovery mode it will say it is corrupt. Make sure to check the shutdown after finishing checkbox, otherwise the many beeps may confuse you.
 
Old 01-12-2011, 02:55 AM   #4
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$ony reacted quickly, they are suing both of the hackers:
http://www.ps3-hacks.com/2011/01/11/...ed-legal-docs/
http://psx-scene.com/forums/670109-post1.html
 
Old 01-12-2011, 06:58 AM   #5
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Quick! Hide! They'll be coming after you next.
 
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Thats all they can do really, besides issuing new hardware and finding a way to convince people to 'upgrade' to a new ps3.
 
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Actually, there's nothing they can do about the hack, except to sue the hacker. The security system they have in place is demented, and the key is hard coded and the same for every PS3. There's no way they can release a "fix" for this, like they claim. I don't see how this hack can be fixed, and that's great F*** $ony !
 
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The security system they have in place is demented, and the key is hard coded and the same for every PS3. There's no way they can release a "fix" for this, like they claim. I don't see how this hack can be fixed, and that's great F*** $ony !
The only way is to issue new hardware. You should read this PDF, fail0verflow's presentation about the security on the PS3, quite entertaining and informative .

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Essentially it was due to a random number generator being initialized as a constant...whoopsie! ()

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Old 01-12-2011, 09:29 AM   #9
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Actually, I did read that one

Does it say somewhere in there that there is a fix, because I got the opposite impression, from this and from comments made on this issue.
 
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The ONLY fix is issuing new hardware since this little flaw was hard coded.
 
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Yes, but that's not quite possible, is it ? I mean, how can they force everyone to buy a new PS3 ? Hmm ... maybe if they told the DRM to self-destruct ... if it has that ability, of course. I know some devices is Japan already have this "feature".
 
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If it still plays games and movies I doubt anyone will find any reason to upgrade, and I don't know if self destructing hardware can fly here, since you would probably have a LOT of angry people filing complaints to the BBB about that. The potential backlash publicly and legally might be more troublesome for Sony to do that here.
 
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Here's an interview with geohot:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HyAUG0RmyD4

I didn't know, but the DMCA actually allows jailbreaking mobile phones. He says he's hoping they will extend coverage to any device ... because after all, you own the device, not $ony, or some other corporation.

I think it will be interesting to see the result of this ... it may be a "landmark" case.
 
  


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