Great, but, how would this be possible in the future?
if they change the firmware so you can't reverse it in the same ways, then you have to get a new dump of it right? but that won't be possible as they removed otheros so the exploit cant be used?
or can you somehow reverse it without a ps3 to make a custom fw of it? or, if there will ever be a custom fw from this, will there never be another one?
I'm a few pages late when i to comes to stating the obvious, but damn it seems like Matty really is jealous after all. How sad. I was hoping he wasn't sharing out of fear in order to cover his own butt but as time passes it seems more and more like he's just in it for his own ego.
I'd rather run my games off my hard drive, that would not only speed things up but also give the great option of not ever having to open my games and leaving them sealed as nice collector's items.
This indeed great news, probably the best one we ever had yet about Ps3 hacking, but to us end-users, it doesn't mean much.
Now, we can start dreaming about a CFW (or Custom HyperVisor as I like to call it ^^) , loaders and homebrews, but it doesn't mean it will be around here anytime soon. We'll probably see Retail to Debug first, but even that is still months away.
What we have today is the map to find the treasure, but now we have to prepare the trip there and hope the map isn't wrong
The hard part starts now. Reverse-engineering, finding holes, exploiting those holes (yes I'm still talking about Ps3s ^^) and after that the coding fun will start. Each of these steps might take from a few days to several months... We have everything needed to hack the beast, now it's time to actually hack the beast!
We don't know what will be the outcome, we don't know how it will be done, we don't know if it will work on every Ps3, but soon enough, we'll have all the answers, and probably much more that we can't even think about right now.
Now is the time to support the Ps3 devs, no more, no less.
From mathieulh's twitter:
@Cloudhunter trust me, I know. The only reason I spoke about it is because I rather not see reversers waste their time on a linux kernel
@NeoOtaku You would be lucky to find 1% of lv2 in that dump... While this is a wild approximation it isn't far from the truth.
Good news, well done to all and for sharing.
Question out of curosity, we know that the PS2 backwards compatable 60GB PS3 uses hardware emulation and the 80GB uses software emulation would it be possable once everything is figured out to extract the software emulation from the 80GB and re insert it into the non-backwards compatable models? just food for though..
On the other hand, if you have a good picture of how the firmware works, it would be easier to imagine how a wrapper program for executing user-code would have to be written, and where on the hdd the modifications might have to be made. And maybe if we can make a program like that, inserting it into a firmware might not be necessary..
...just speculating. Because, I mean, expecting someone to write new routines into the firmware, that's a tall order. It's not a phone with a simple certificate check, or anything like that.