Of course this backup manager should be trivially detectable - if it dumps a load of stuff in /dev_hdd0/game/LAUN12345. Sony simply need to detect for the presence of that directory and they know the backup manager has been run.
OK, so what happens when a big game is released, say GT5, surely sony will ensure these new games only run on the newest firmware therefore forcing you to upgrade your firmware before playing the latest games, wouldn't that just kill this thing off instantly??
Pardon a repeat or my ignorance - but in essense, what would be the optimal solution is to have a mod chip with the backup manager saved on the dongle and that the dongle have a backup of the system log which will be restored after the modchip is removed when you want to go online.
Would it be possible to remove all traces of the use of the modchip to prevent detection by $ony? So a system restore not reflecting in any system log is the only way not to get banned?
This might then mean that the whole process must be repeated every time you want to play backed up games?
This could only be possible with CFW?
08-23-2010 #34Originally Posted by chomps268
The Backup Manager is a .PKG file and you can even delete it as well. If you can delete it on a debug/dev unit, you can also delete it on a retail unit.
And think logically. If such a hack (e.g. PSJB) that can change a PS3 or its data, then it would be permanent; the effects of PSJB would still be there after when you unplug the dongle. But in actuality, the hack doesn't work when you unplug the dongle (which is evident in the videos.) It's like a temporary hack. It's logical that temporary hacks don't write to files permanently.
also couldn't you just change the directory or similar by hex editing the manager.pkg?
or even using a different backup manager - didn't the ps3 scene have one already for debug machines?
change the source of that to obfuscate or polymorph itself upon execution.
I hope they will find a way around so you can't get banned, I really want to play online too.
If the backup manager browser is detectable because of the ID it uses, why can't it use a valid ID from a different application? Say a demo or something from PSN?
Doing this would probably mean that you couldn't use the demo or game in question, but surely this would resolve that particular concern?
I have a request, though! There's something I'd really like to see made, but I see the chances of this being made very slim to none seeing as it's not a popular site. But anyways... On to the request
If you have time, I think it'd be nice to make a myYearbook program. They've got it for iPod/Android/iPhone, and seeing as I have none of those, I'd love to see it on PS3. The site is kinda like myspace/facebook, except LOADS easier to meet new people I could be on it all day and not get bored =p Tons of cool features aswell. A program on ps3 would be killer, imo.
The site is myyearbook.com if you'd like to look into it. I know it wouldn't be top priority, and IF you actually did consider doing it, it'd probably be a while 'till it'd be worked on. But that's alright with me. I'd just like to see one made, and be able to anticipate it xD
I was pretty sure I read somewhere that once you install it, you can't uninstall it. But I guess I stand corrected.
LOL!!! Sony will fight against its own tools... Thatís crazy!!!
As soon as hackers have such a tool in their hands they will probably hack completely the ps3 and gain entry to psn again...
I don't worry...