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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?