Guys... just to keep this thread on course:
I spoke with PDX three minutes ago... they 100% confirmed for me that NO Swap Magic, HDAdvance, ARMax, or any other 'swap' method or idea is involved at all. Let's move past these ideas guys... to other areas.
Just thinking here... Is it possible to adjust a musicfile to run some other code ?
If there are ps2 games out there which use your own background music (which there are) ingame.
Thinking somewhat further i came across this review..
"I know some of you may be wondering if burned CDRs, as opposed to official albums, will work with Dance Factory. This was one of my foremost fears before playing as I buy a great deal of music on iTunes. I’m pleased to say it will recognize any format – official or burned."
So guys, a thought just came to me. Maybe the exploit uses how the PS3 saves or accesses PS1/PS2 game saves which would make since why it was patched via a firmware update (1.54). Game saves afterall are usually the only files that a game uses that is not on the disk. It's either that or perhaps a game specific game save hack. Just a thought.
Since the PAL PS3 emulates the PS2 processor, the PS2 emulator application would need to be locked down so it doesn't have access to the whole PS3, I'm guessing this is the wall Parradox have hit, so I'm thinking there are probably other holes. Can someone add to this list of methods for installing / running code on the PS3, maybe we are looking in the wrong place...
.pkg file via store
ps3updat.pup file via store
.pup file via usb /ps3/update/ps3updat.pup
.pup file via disk
otheros.self via usb /ps3/otheros/otheros.self
otheros.bld via usb /ps3/otheros/otheros.bld
are there any other /ps3/ folders on usb that are recognised?
removing the drive and mounting it on another OS and installing files directly
There is a PS2 system file which gives access to a virtual PS2 hard drive that can be installed via .pkg from the store
BTW to get those SDK's mentioned in the post after mine... you have to register with IBM. When I attempted to register a couple nights ago. It gave me an error. I have another link. Will post it when I find it.