10-13-2009 #11imec Guest
Imagine using your own custom GUI or running an emulator straight from the xmb. Imagine what sort of things could be done with the RSX (decoding, encrypting, encoding, HD video playback, a competent Linux environment). The possibilities reach far beyond merely playing pirated games (which is pretty impractical considering the amount of data that a blu-ray disc can potentially contain). This is an exciting step towards achieving such possibilities and I am very eager to see what sort of advancements this discovery will bring.
10-13-2009 #12grudge1981 Guest
I dont see too many benefits for playing burned games this gen.... well cept maybe on the Wii...
10-13-2009 #13SCE Guest
10-13-2009 #14adrianc1982 Guest
10-13-2009 #15CJPC Guest
Ok I feel the need that I need to mention something quite important.
Nothing was "discovered", those pinout's were taken DIRECTLY (its a print screen from the docs!) from one of the Sony PS3 Service Manual's - Yes, the service manual identifies the JTAG for the BD Drive, as well as for the CELL, SYSCON, etc - quite useful if these items were not disabled at the factory.
Now a days - these things are blown at production, companies have learned that leaving JTAG's active can be a very, very, very, bad thing.
Its very old news - we tested these exact points (and others) nearly a year ago and got nowhere- they are blown!
Now, maybe if you had say, a PS3 TOOL, or a nice PROTOTYPE with active lines it would be something different
10-13-2009 #16adrianc1982 Guest
And the front page news quotes "his work" instead of yours, I know maybe you dont like the spotlight and that this is a deadend, but why would we have this news and credit that to his site, because now all the net is looking at him. He may be a fake but he is getting all the attention he wants.
Just a thought and thanks for the information you are sharing with us now, if disabled (the jtag port) we are pretty much screwed.
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As CJPC mentioned above though, it's of no use so by them making it public now Sony knows there is a Service Manual leak which will only make it more difficult for us to get those for the CECHL0x and the CECH200x.
10-13-2009 #18CJPC Guest
Furthermore, it makes it a bit easier to purchase hardware when the demand isn't as high to experiment on - after all, this kind of stuff costs a bit of money, the cheaper we can get it - the better!
Just for the record, there is no PS3 hack - trust me, when that happens, I'll scream it from the rooftops. Sure, there is some information (mostly eventually useless, like the fact that the JTAG is disabled) that we have not made public yet, but with good reason. I do and will post on it once we have played with it as much as we can - otherwise, we would just be blowing a possible way in.
I'm not a fan of being a bit on the quiet side, but sometimes its a necessary evil, in order to advance development!
10-14-2009 #19mushy409 Guest
So what exactly can be done with the JTAG port? Does this allow you to control the BDROM drive via external SCSI commands or is this merely just for factory test/callibration?
Has any data been read from this port?
10-14-2009 #20adrianc1982 Guest
This is just an idea of what a jtag port could accomplish and dont take my post very serious since im a newbie in the ps3 hacking scene. But jtag ports have been used to do a lot of stuff in a lot of other places and a lot of hardware has been hacked due to jtag ports.