Custom Firmware & Homebrew Now Available On Android Market


As SONY goes into overdrive trying to prevent the hackers/coders/console geeks from creating and utilising custom firmware in order to play pirated games on the PS3, the methods of hacking your system are evolving.

Whether the tools in order to break open your console are free or not, I do not know, but there are people out there are are looking to make a quick buck from the current jailbreak that has caused widespread panic in SONY’s headquarters. I’d like to take a moment to clarify that I personally am against piracy, and this blog does not condone piracy in any shape or form, but cast your mind to the image above. Yes – you see it, and the headline is a giveaway. I was on the Android Market looking to download SONY’s Official PlayStation app – which I might add is pretty cool even though it’s got limited functionality. I cast my eyes above and below the Official Software and lo and behold, Jailbreak apps and the more recent Custom Firmware apps are widely available on the mobile market, for a price.

According to the information on the apps, you simply need to plug in your Android phone into the USB port of your PS3 and then run the application in order to apply the Custom Firmware etc. So, how long before a lawsuit is thrown in the app developer’s direction?


Written by: Madagasca - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Oly on January 14th, 2011 [ 131630 Points ]

    Wow.. I didn’t even realize there was an official app.. I just got on and looked for it.. couldn’t find it.. what’s it called??

    But I did see the three above, plus a just released Brew Pro for 6.99 including all the hacking tools. Can’t believe people are trying to make a buck off of this stuff thats free all over the net.

  2. #2 by Dean147 on January 14th, 2011 [ 359 Points ]

    why is it charging you for this stuff, you will be able to get all the hacking stuff online for free

  3. #3 by Ajescent on January 14th, 2011 [ 2320 Points ]

    This is all making me sick to my stomach.

  4. #4 by pedro on January 14th, 2011 [ 39949 Points ]

    it’s sad that many will use these kind of things to get some kind of advantage, specially on online games.

    to me personally the most worrying thing is hacking other people systems or viruses spread throughout the consoles, that could really ruin things. Maybe you would have to get a new console and obviously that’s not a practical thing (and really not possible to many)…

  5. #5 by hobbes on January 14th, 2011 [ 28876 Points ]

    booooo

  6. #6 by Derrickgott007 on January 15th, 2011

    According to GTplanet hackers are already ruining GT5 And playing it on line with “Stealth” mods to cars, such as 1000 hp cars In 500 hp races, and engine swaps and transmission swaps.

  7. #7 by Madagasca on January 15th, 2011 [ 6529 Points ]

    @Oly – just type in PlayStation in the search for the Android Market and it’ll appear there.

    It is looking grim if online is being hacked. I completely agree withe ajescent – i feel the same way bro.

  8. #8 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on January 15th, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    this is so fd up

  9. #9 by premiersoupir on January 15th, 2011 [ 17020 Points ]

    Derrickgott007: According to GTplanet hackers are already ruining GT5 And playing it on line with “Stealth” mods to cars, such as 1000 hp cars In 500 hp races, and engine swaps and transmission swaps.  

    Source? All I see on the website you reference is an article that worries that people *might* sometime be able to illegally mod cars. All that’s been accomplished so far is copying games from one account to another — which seems perfectly reasonable to me, though I can see why some might disagree. http://www.gtplanet.net/gran-turismo-5-hacking-begins-via-ps3-exploit/


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