PS JailBreak is Finally Here, Hacks Your PS3 via USB Dongle


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So here it is folks, the PS JailBreak, user friendly USB plug and play dumping solution that claims to run games on your PS3 without the need to insert the original disc. According to the products official site:

  • PS Jailbreak is a USB plug and play solution that installs in seconds, keeping your valid warranty seal in tact.
    Easy to use installer and GUI takes you step by step.
  • Compatible with all production models FAT and SLIM. Supports all regions: USA, JAP, PAL and KOREA
  • PS Jailbreak disables forced software updates and will never brick your console.
  • Supports all games (it does not allow backups of blu-ray movies , DVD movies , or past consoles’ games)
  • Backup games to your internal hard drive or external hard drive through USB, and boot directly off GUI. Eliminating the need for expensive blu-ray burners and costly blank media.
  • Play backups off your hard drives 2x as fast as off the blu-ray drive. This eliminates lags and glitches to provide you with smoother game play.
  • Open up your console to a new generation of homebrew applications. Load homebrew apps/games off any USB hard drive/flash drive.
  • Full updatability with new features/updates by connecting PS Jailbreak to any computers USB port.

Could it be real? Here, you’ll be the judge:
Video proof after the jump



Once again this post is purely for your enlightenment, we do not approve of Playstation system hacking.
Via [PS JailBreak]


Written by: Ace - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Jay on August 20th, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    this page has a bit of info on it, and how they could possibly be in big trouble:

    http://www.ps3news.com/PS3-Hacks/psjailbreak-playstation-3-jailbreak-for-ps3-consoles-arrives/

    “psjailbreak’s so called “Backup Manager” (which is pretty much the only thing available to download on their website) is a debug package including a regular fself compiled with the (massively privately leaked) 1.92 sdk, The package itself is generated with Sony’s official sdk tool (make_package_npdrm revision 1203 probably from that very same sdk) that makes it illegal to share because I am quite sure psjailbreak staff doesn’t have the appropriate license to be using the official Playstation 3 SDK and its tools.

    The binary itself seems to use the usual sce apis when it comes to the gui or copying files over. It does run on a debug console and displays a “nicely” done GUI that lets you “backup” your game to the external or usb hdd and “run” them later on.

    Needless to say the backups wont “run” as their “backup manager” is just a regular fself running with game privileges and doesn’t make use of any exploits that I can think of. Needless to say that if their so called usb dongle is real (which I doubt) it does extensive use of leaked sony’s software and keys/certificates.

    Ok, I know enough people that have the dongle to confirm that it’s real even though I don’t have one myself (yet). I believe it to be a USB jig; it’s triggered the same way as SCE’s official version so they must then use an exploit and do some lv2 patches. It’s also likely that they “finalize” (set recover flag to 0) the console at every boot because you always need to use power + eject.

    It also doesn’t convert a retail to debug perse, there is no debug menu and no deci3 (debugging) support as far as I know. Also the fact that it only runs on 3.31 suggests that they do memory patches rather than run another kernel on the console. I might be wrong about that though since I don’t have one yet myself.

    Also the fact that it only runs on 3.41 suggest that they do memory patches rather than run another kernel on the console.”

    “It wasn’t actually a locked door, cause i’m sure the hackers cloned the jig module h/w and used it with their sw, so ps3 recognize the usb key like the sony hw itself, it’s looks like a troian horse more than a firmware hack.

    The problem until now was that no one shared the jig scheme, that’s why no one was able to use this “simply” method. Maybe these hackers have really GOOD contacts.

    A friend tested the patched manager with his debug and he told me it creates a directory with all the files untouched. Since original files can’t work from hdd there must be some other tool that patch the eboot.

    By the way it create a directory with the files. The problem is that the game won’t start because the eboot is still encrypted, maybe the dongle does somthing on the fly…

    By the way if the dongle “transform” a retail PS3 into a debug one then it give it the ability to install debug pkgs, this means it’s possible to install homebrew on a retail Ps3 that’s awesome!

    It could also be that port 1000 could be open just like the debug PS3 so it could communicate with a PC (APP HOME + Target manager and so on).”

    “they released this app, and hardcoded it so it wouldn’t launch an selfs on our test kits only on theirs”

  2. #2 by SL33PY on August 20th, 2010 [ 2371 Points ]

    I just hope Sony squishes this before any real damage is done. The pure goal of this device is pirating. I’m very proud of Sony that they did such a great job on securing their platform. Altough I think it’s partially the reason why the PS3 sales performed bad at the start. It’s not the first time that Microsoft puts something on the market that is easily pirated, MS-DOS anyone?

  3. #3 by SicSemperTyranis on August 20th, 2010 [ 6405 Points ]

    Oh, I see it’s a “back-up manager”.
    Sony has nothing to worry about. It’s just so I can keep my games in their protective case once I back them up.

  4. #4 by Andy Nguyen on August 20th, 2010 [ 150 Points ]

    This webpage is not available.

    The webpage at http://psjailbreak.com/ might be temporarily down or it may have moved permanently to a new web address.
    :\

  5. #5 by Luke on August 20th, 2010 [ 27382 Points ]

    SONY is going to remove USB SUPPORT in their next firmware update!

  6. #6 by Gibb on August 20th, 2010 [ 2415 Points ]

    So we lost Other OS for nothing?!

  7. #7 by Zero on August 20th, 2010

    #5 by Luke on August 20th, 2010 [ 6435 points ]

    SONY is going to remove USB SUPPORT in their next firmware update!

    _______________________________________________________________

    and screw everyone that uses usb for watching divx etc.. in the process? not likely.

  8. #8 by Emrah on August 20th, 2010 [ 7319 Points ]

    @Zero: Luke is probably joking, since they removed OtherOS for half a threat. This seems like a big one. Of course they won’t, but I find it funny, because of how they reacted with GeoHot’s hack.

    @Gibb: I thought the exact same thing. If this was to come out anyway, it should have come out before they yanked the OtherOS.

    Luckily(!), it happened after Sony broke even with PS3 and will be selling PsMove with profit. Maybe Sony figured piracy on Xbox didn’t hurt Xbox software sales that much, and gave in. MASSIVE conspiracy! Oh, you can’t write conspiracy without piracy, lulz.

  9. #9 by yodaddy on August 20th, 2010

    wow…. If sony would not have stuck it to me so bad on error code 8001050F on my day 1 60gig… I wouldn’t have an extra ps3 laying around…

  10. #10 by premiersoupir on August 20th, 2010 [ 17020 Points ]

    Well, everyone knew this day would come; it’s just remarkable that it took so long. (Remember Sony’s absurd puffery about Blu-ray protection schemes being secure for 100 years?) What irks most is Sony’s flailing a few months ago trying to plug imaginary leaks in the ship by killing OtherOS. How’d that pan out for you Sony? Because it pissed off many of your consumers.

  11. #11 by premiersoupir on August 20th, 2010 [ 17020 Points ]

    Update: looks like the dongle has found its first licensed distributor. It’s retailing for 140.60 USD / 109.70 EUR. I won’t share the link to the distributor as I’m not sure that that’s kosher, but I will say that I discovered the news via http://www.ps3news.com/forums/ps3-hacks/video-ps-jailbreak-ps3-modchip-video-guide-hd-arrives-112046.html

  12. #12 by Jay on August 20th, 2010 [ 83111 Points ]

    it uses an illegal copy of the SDK and the hardware is cloned from the actual debug hardware. It’s not hacked at all, just all sorts of illegal

  13. #13 by premiersoupir on August 20th, 2010 [ 17020 Points ]

    “PS Jailbreak disables forced software updates” — I wonder if this means that you *must* use FW 3.41 with the device. If so, then this might mean that the device will be useless for playing yet-to-be-released games. You’ll recall that all the people who resolutely unplugged their boxes and stuck with 3.15 (with OtherOS support) in the hope that someone would take up GeoHot’s torch are unable to play the latest releases, which mandate the latest firmware.

  14. #14 by Jonaskin on August 20th, 2010

    Very interesting. Can’t say I’ll use one though.

  15. #15 by Oly1Kenobi on August 20th, 2010 [ 132360 Points ]

    premiersoupir:

    “PS Jailbreak disables forced software updates” — I wonder if this means that you *must* use FW 3.41 with the device. If so, then this might mean that the device will be useless for playing yet-to-be-released games. You’ll recall that all the people who resolutely unplugged their boxes and stuck with 3.15 (with OtherOS support) in the hope that someone would take up GeoHot’s torch are unable to play the latest releases, which mandate the latest firmware.  

    ^

    What about those people in remote areas without internet? Update on the new games disc?

  16. #16 by Derrickgott007 on August 20th, 2010

    They could never remove USB support. The MOVE uses USB for camera

  17. #17 by Oly1Kenobi on August 21st, 2010 [ 132360 Points ]

    he was just joking about the usb support

  18. #18 by Eddie on August 23rd, 2010 [ 44542 Points ]

    This means no online play and no PSN access whatsoever for those who use this. No trophy support nothing. Simply just gaming. Hope this company gets hit with the maximum punishement for every law broken.

  19. #19 by premiersoupir on August 23rd, 2010 [ 17020 Points ]

    Well, Sony certainly has every right to attempt to protect its IP — in ways that do not violate the TOS. But realistically, the barn door is wide open now.


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