10-19-2010 #1GrandpaHomer Guest
Multiply / Dual PS3 Payloads in one Dev board or key?
I was toying for a while with following idea - what about creating a Dual or Multiply Hex / Payloads for our Dev boards or some of the (freely) programmable keys?
What it would DO? Well - it will have option to load from one key / board two (or more if possible) payloads.
Why? To allow either use the same key / board on different PS3s with various FWs - let's say in my case on both 3.41 as well as 3.15 - without constant reloading / reprogramming of the different hex files to the board or having two boards or having alternative payloads for the same FW - maybe one without and one with peek & poke etc. etc. - possibilities are basically endless.
How? The easiest way would be to use the built in (on most of the board) HW or RST buttons or combinations of thereoff or add switch or jumper etc. No button pushed / switch flipped (BlackcatUSB anyone) or jumper shorted = default boot / payload - let's say 3.41. Button pushed etc. = alternative payload for example 3.15.
Is it possible? IMO it is - at least with the boards / chips with larger flash memory.
The "ultimate" solution would be indeed to have payload capable of automatic recogniton of current FW on your PS3 and loading relevant patch accordingly and combined with the push buttom selection of alternative paylod it would be really great "all-in-one" tool.
And even with prices of various JB clones dropping constantly I'd prefer such solution to logging arrouns a keychain full of dongles with various version of payloads
What do you all think?
10-19-2010 #2tillman Guest
I think you already mentioned why it is "not" possible, nearly all board around have a too small memory, therefore it would be only useful for psfreedom devices (mobile phones, mp3 player...) with nearly unlimited memory, however I don't think it is worth the hassle, selecting the right payload is a thing of 1 second and everybody should be able to to do it.
10-19-2010 #3GrandpaHomer Guest
10-19-2010 #4tragedy Guest
Quite a few people have a 32k chip, so that's double the "standard" size. The actual code changes are pretty simple and you can probably get about 4 different firmware versions in the memory on a 32kb atmega as each version needs about 5kb extra.
But personally, I see no need for this. It only takes about 5 seconds to plug the dongle into a PC and reprogram it. It's probably more pain to remember to flick switches to the appropriate version on boot.
10-19-2010 #5GrandpaHomer Guest
To get into DFU mode you need either to push about 4 times 2 buttons or re-insert the dongle several times into USB port and those having this type of JB device can confrim to you it's major PITA Still seems much easier to me simply push and hold one button directly while booting PS3 to get an alternative payload.
10-19-2010 #6whitedove Guest
well i got 2 ps3 one with 3.41 and the other with 3.15 for linux this is watt i need as it a pain in the ass switching hex for my atavrxplain board so i can compile and stuff
10-19-2010 #7bitsbubba Guest
I actually have 5 different payloads on my iPod Video 5g 30GB, I just select which one I want from the iPL when Jailbreaking my PS3
10-19-2010 #8DigitalE Guest
TI-84 also supports multiple payloads.
10-20-2010 #9barnhilltrckn Guest
Well no one is agreeing with you man lol. I for one do though because it would be great for ppl with more than one ps3 or if they simply just want more than one payload. I think that nobody is really understanding what your getting at but i do.
10-20-2010 #10bitsbubba Guest
I think by saying that I already have 5 payloads would be agreeing, that's how I would take it anyhow.