Here's an alternative encryptor / decryptor (can be used in place of 3k3y ripper's ISO Crypto function). Features:
Compiles on linux and windows (should compile on anything with openmp and polarssl)
No dependency on .NET
Source, windows 32 bit and linux 64 bit binaries are included. Can whoever's interested please compile it for other environments (mac, linux 32 bit, others), and put a link to the binary in this thread? Also no plans for a gui, but a simple one shouldn't be hard to make if anyone's interested in doing so.
The multi-threading is not optimal (the encryption/decryption is multi-threaded, but not the io), but for an initial release it's fine. Not heavily tested. Please compare output to 3k3y ripper, and check that a decrypt-encrypt cycle produces the same iso you started with.
Increasing efficiency and adding features are planned later. The next version will at least have optional sha-1 hashing of input and output. Any feedback, bugs and feature requests please mention them in this thread.
Update: New version (r4), speed improvements (on relatively new hardware with HDDs this is io bound, and about as quick as it's going to get).
Fully multi-threaded (io happens simultaneously to processing)
Read from stdin and write to stdout (write '-' in place of a path)
Haven't implemented sha1-1 hashing as it complicates the multi-threading. As a compromise, you can pipe to stdout to do any post-processing you want. As a bonus, if someone makes a (piped) commandline ripper decrypted isos can be created directly.
Below are some 3K3y videos as follows for those interested and an official 3K3y Firmware v1.04 revision:
This firmware update fixes freezing issues on certain older PS3s, adds support for BLD/BLF ISO files, and offers enhanced stealth features.
2013-03-05: 3k3y Firmware v1.04 released!
This firmware update fixes freezing issues on certain older PS3s, adds support for BLD/BLF ISO files, and offers enhanced stealth features. Get it now!
2013-03-14: Ripper App now rebuilds 'jailbreak rips'!
The Ripper app can now rebuild a complete ISO from so-called 'scene' or 'jailbreak' rips (decrypted game data without ISO header and other metadata). We are now very proud to announce that you can recreate the ISO file using our Ripper app. To do so you need to download the corresponding Iso Rebuild Data, or IRD, file. These files can be downloaded and redistributed freely as they only contain metadata an other non-copyrighted data.
We're proud to announce the public beta of the Ripp3r application 1.18. We ask you all to test this application for every possible aspect. Also test the IRD site: 3k3y.com/ird_files. Features of the new Ripp3r application include:
Rip PS3 game to ISO
Encrypt/decrypt ISO (decrypted ISO's can be zipped, but are NOT playable)
Decrypt ISO directly to zip or multipart zip (define size in the settings (Tools->Settings))
Encrypt ISO directly from zip
Create IRD (ISO Rebuild Data) file from ISO (this requires an 3k3y ISO)
Anonymizes specific information in the IRD (like the D2)
Completely anonymous upload of IRD files. Uploading uses a public/private key pair, which encrypts the payload before sending it to the server. We NEVER save who (not even IP) submitted which IRD file.
Identify JB Rip: gives you information about the JB rip, and tries to find the correct IRD file
Create ISO from JB rip: rebuilds an exact copy of the original ISO. This requires that a correct IRD file has been submitted to the database
Submit IRD file to the database: after you've ripped a game to your computer, also create an IRD file for it and upload it to the database. This will help us with more content, and helps others to rebuild the ISO
Automatic determines the correct version of PS3UPDAT.PUP file for the JB rip and downloads it
Automatic joins splitted JB rip files
Both GUI and (limited) console version available
Things that are NOT in this version:
Mono compatibility, due to the compression and packing algoritm we use, this software does not work under Mono (yet). We may look into this.
Automatic IRD download
Of course, you can assume that I've forgotten a few things. You can find those things out yourself. As always, post your findings here. Both good and bad. If you find issues, post them here. If you see weird Chinese characters, definitely copy them as text and post them here, or as a pastie. If you need a logfile, the last 5 sessions are saved to a logfile in your temp directory (type %TEMP% in the addressbar in Explorer).
Have fun, and please, please, upload those IRD files. We need a lot! Get the goodies here, and have fun!
Public beta Ripp3r 1.19 / 3k3y Ripper App v1.19 by r-win
Windows XP support (yes, for real, .NET 4.5 has been dropped, now .NET 4.0 is required)
Save the last choosen paths on all dialogs
Ird creation from disc
Ird creation while ripping
We're proud to announce the public beta of the Ripp3r application 1.19. We ask you all to test this application for every possible aspect. Also test the IRD site (above) This version has some new features, which include:
Ird creation from disc
When ripping an iso, the IRD will automatically be created (enable/disable in settings)
Windows XP support (.NET 4.0 required)
Save last used paths in all dialogs
Also, a few bugs are fixed, including:
Fixed bug when pressing cancel while ripping
Prevents crash on Windows XP
Of course, you can assume that I've forgotten a few things. You can find those things out yourself. As always, post your findings here. Both good and bad. If you find issues, post them here. If you see weird Chinese characters, definitely copy them as text and post them here, or as a pastie.
If you need a logfile, the last 5 sessions are saved to a logfile in your temp directory (type %TEMP% in the addressbar in Explorer). This application REQUIRES the .NET 4.0 runtime.
Below are details on the 3K3y SATA Motherboard And 20XX Daughterboards from bubba, as follows:
We have just assembled the first 'production status' 3k3y SATA motherboards and 20xx daughter boards.
The 3k3y SATA motherboard is compatible with all PS3 models with a SATA interface for the BDROM through a series of different daughterboards. The first board to be released is the 20xx series board.
We hope the hardware can be sent out to testers in the beginning of next week, and we do not anticipate any issues.
Also from bubba come some 3KS Slim Ver (3k3y) Pics below, who states the following: My good friend's at 3K3Y AND XKEY Sent me a Testing Unit.. Here is the Pics.. I just Install it on A Slim model.. Everything is Working HAS it should be.. I am Online Woot..
You will still to have your drive key... I am on 20/21xx Model. This 3kS 3K3Y is Not Out Yet... Im just testing it for them.. Past Week. If i get time i will show a video how to install it and get the drive key and run games.. or maybe my good friend brakk3n will do a Better one.
3KS & XK are now running on the same main PCB. Just add the correct adapter. More to come.. I got bigger news coming soon.
This is a recovery factory image (firmware v1.01) by Team xKey for the 3k3y (PATA) microSD card to be used if the original card is corrupt (or if formatted by mistake). Use USB Image Tool to write the image in Windows (in Linux, use 'dd'). NOTE: If you want to upgrade 3k3y use USB stick or hard drive, don't copy stuff directly to the microSD card. WARNING: This firmware version contains bugs which makes 3k3y crash some of the old fat PS3 models, so only use this to restore microSD card, then update to latest version.
Update: 3k3y SATA is now ready! After months of testing 3k3y SATA is now in production. All SATA models can be supported by various daughter boards. At this time the first daughterboard supports the following models: (via facebook.com/x360key/posts/579022432130306)
Fat PS3s, CECHL onwards
3.55 is still required for key extraction but we have made some interesting finds which may eventually lead to key extraction directly from the drive.
Below is the PS3 3k3y Ripp3r v1.20 Source and v1.21 for those interested with the changes, as follows:
Note: This requires .NET 4.0. New in this release: Fixes a bug when reading a file across a sector boundary from a Blu-ray disc.
From UglyClicker: Ripp3r version 1.21
A new version of the Ripp3r application 1.21 has arrived. Version 1.21 is a bugfix release, which fixes a bug when reading a file across a sector boundary from a Blu-ray disc.
The application used to crash when reading from a disc failed, that's fixed
The IrdViewer could be very slow when loading big files. It's still slow, but now it's not freezing the application anymore
We removed all obfuscation and packers from the releases, and the sources are attached!
Update: From modrobert: I just got info from a trusted source close to Team 3k3y that drive key extraction is now supported on all PS3 models, including Super Slim (CECH-40xx).
This has now been officially confirmed, though I incorrectly assumed the drive key can be extracted on all models, apparently there is no need for key extraction to solve this problem. Firmware updates for both PATA and SATA versions of 3k3y with support for all PS3 models will be released soon.
3k3y now working with ALL MODELS, INCLUDING SUPERSLIM! (via facebook.com/x360key/posts/599941876705028)
The long wait is over - there is now no need for CFW for key extraction. We will release firmware updates for both PATA and SATA versions in the coming week.
Super Slim adapters are now being manufactured, ETA 2 weeks
Homebrew loading now working
Feature added: Region lock removal
A new 3K3y FAT update is now in beta testing. With this firmware there is no longer any need for CFW to dump the drive key.
From bubba: We now have games booting on all PS3s, that includes 30xx and 40xx (Superslims). More news soon.
I tested the new firmware!!! Yes NO More Drive Key Woot.. I took a Ps3 yesterday on OFW 4.46 put the 3K3y in it my sons PS3 (He was mad) bc he didn't want to get banned! but guess what, it worked and my son is still online playing... and its a backup game.
3KF works without keys. Superslim in < 2 weeks, 200x etc etc soon after.
XK2, 3KS and UK3Y will likely all be the same main PCB.
Just add adapter.
250x, 300x & superslim all need soldering
8 signal points on QSB
Plus GND, 5V
Plus 1 wire for superslim
Video is Coming Soon.
Note: This is how Cobra ODE is doing theirs (same hack) when they said they have it hack on 3xxx, 4xxx also.. but we are faster on the gun
You will need a disc in the drive for this new hack to work..!!! That goes for Cobra ODE also!!! 3K3y team is trying to work it out right now... with no disc in the drive.
From zecoxao: I take few people gave a real hard look at naehrwert's meme pic? that's how the thing works. auth_drive_user is probably a function to authenticate the bdrive. since he said it doesn't use eid4, you can assume two things:
1- it doesn't use perconsole keys and derivatives
2- it probably uses keys associated with the bddrive modules (sv_iso_spu_module keys, not perconsole)
You tell this to any other people who understand how to make an ODE and you got loads of ODEs appearing (the clones). you also have a nice clean patch by Sony and it's game over for the odes on unhackables, at least until the most current version.
No Keys Firmware as Public Beta Released for 3K3y ODE Phat Models
No Keys Firmware as Public Beta is Released for 3K3y ODE Phat Models today, with details below from PS3 scene profiteer Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA):
It been a long time coming, but finally the Phat model of the 3k3y ODE can now support usage on any PS3 OFW firmware, without downgrading first to CFW v3.55, as there is now no need (with this 'public beta' firmware released) to extract your unique Blu-Ray drive key out of your PS3 console.
Of course this means some changes in the operation of the 3k3y, you will now need an original game disc in your tray, and there is currently some more steps in decrypting your game disc and rebuilding it with your IRD_FIles, but the 3k3y coder says they are working on removing some steps and making it easier for you and this just an 'public beta' to prove you no longer need any 'keys' to be extracted from your PS3, making it of course much more useful as it can now be installed on any OFW firmware, next step is to see this get released for the 3k3y Slim ODE and for their SuperSlim adapter to be released.
Below are additional details from TheArtificer (via k3yforums.com/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=11595) on 3K3y Fat 'No Keys' Public Beta, as follows:
DO NOT use this on XK3y, 3K3y-S Slim or anything else.
This update requires that you have an original game disk and that you have a matching IRD file for that game disk. You can make one yourself with the 3K3y Ripper HW or download one from here: 3k3y.com/ird_files/
Firmware update (01.99B4), apply as usual
FPGA update (01.06), apply as usual
Ripper 1.22, install this on your PC
You may also be interested in the 3K3y Ripper Manual: xkeydownloads.com/ps3firmware/3K3y%20Ripper%20User%20Manual%20V2.1.pdf
Preparing Your ISOs
For this release it is necessary to re-encrypt your game ISOs using the IRD file of your original game disk.
1) Obtain an IRD file for your game disk
2) Enable the custom D1 option in the Ripper (menu Tools|Options)
3) Decrypt your ISO
4) Re-encrypt your decrypted ISO from step 3. When prompted for a D1 select the IRD from step 1.
Keep the decrypted ISOs if you can, the next major update will remove the need for step (3)
When Custom D1 is enabled the Ripper will also allow you to use the original game IRD file during the ISO rebuild process directly. This will make life easier if you are creating a lot of ISOs.
There is one main difference when using 3K3y with this FW. When you select a PS3 game ISO you must insert your original game disk. If the disk is already inserted it will be detected, if it is not you will be prompted to insert it. The remote will display a message asking for a PS3 game disk and the blue disk status LED on the PS3 will blink 3 times
A new cfg option has been added, AUTOEJECT=Y/N, setting it to Y will cause the BD drive to eject the game disk after ISO play back has started. Useful since 3K starts in passthru mode if you power on with a disk inserted
From PS3 scene profiteer Paul Owen on his PS3 protection scheme circumvention device:
All current PATA (fat) 3k3ys on the market can be easily updated to this firmware via USB once the device is installed in your system.
Remember to read what TA has written above carefully before asking questions. And... Have fun (while we continue to profit off the PS3 scene).
Not sure if there is a way around it, however you can just leave the disc in there, no need to eject it, you can switch ISOs 100000 times without getting up. You only need to insert the disc after the console is on. The 3k3y will not prompt for the disc after the game is selected if it is already in there.
There is a setting in the config file that will auto EJECT the disc after you go into the game if you want to enable that. The only reason we enabed this feature is that if you leave a disc in there when you turn off your PS3, and turn it back on ti will boot into passthrough mode.
It is up to you if you want to enable the feature or not however.
Finally, from naehrwert and zecoxao respectively:
For those interested (although this has been known for a couple of days now) oh, and good luck getting it to work without the disk hehehehehe
Update: From TheArtificer (via k3yforums.com/viewtopic.php?p=71434#p71434) comes an FCEU NES emulator for PS3, tested and working on 4.46 OFW.
1) Download & unzip
2a) 3Dump FW users should encrypt using the Ripper
2b) No Keys FW users should encrypt using the Ripper + IRD for their game disk
3) Enjoy crap games from the last century
3k3y. 3k3y-S Slim install Tutorial. Play Ps3 games from a Hard drive
Superslim daughter board for 3k3y SATA
The 3k3y team have finally released a picture of the SuperSlim Add-On board for their ODE that will be shipping soon, which allows owners of 3k3y ODE to use it on their 4000 series of PS3's console.
As you can notice from the above picture, there will be a total of Eight Quick Solder Points to perform to securely attach the XK2 ODE add-on board to your SuperSlim PS3 motherboard, along with some simple flat ribbon cables running to main 3k3y hardware module.
XK2?! We receive many questions about XK2 after announcing "XK2 support" with the v2.00+ firmwares for Xk3y.
XK2 is a daughter board for 3k3y SATA. Thats right - 3k3y SATA now works with SATA PS3's *including Super Slim* AND Xbox 360!
The functionality is exactly the same as for the standard Xk3y and we will continue manufacturing both as 3k3y SATA + XK2 daughter board will inevitably be more expensive than the standard Xk3y hardware.
From bubba: 3k3y Team is making the video today on SuperSlim with HomeBrew later today.
Passthru & emulation are working. Final test was update = Done and working.
The Web interface that you can use with any of your devices. Android/Ipod/Ipad/etc you can control all from there.
Here is the adapter install on 4Xxx, red & black go to main 3K PCB:
3k3ystart, 3k3y 4k Superslim Review and 3k3yhomebrew Videos by harryoke
There might be another way but this is how I achieved it. Before you start update the game via PSN. Then follow these steps:
1. download the pkg & edat fix (found on various forums)
2. extract pkg to a folder
3. replace edat file with the fixed one
4. place folder on usb/external (mine was BLES01717)
5. launch filemanger homebrew from 3k3y
6. copy folder from usb to dev_hdd0/game
7. turn off ps3 and put into recovery menu
8. restore filesytem
9. rebuild database and your done... enjoy free DLC working 100% online.
Another video for you showing the xmb iso selector ... No more having to choose the game/homebrew from the crystal display adaptor: 3k3y ISO menu test
PS1 games booting on 3k3y enjoy
Here is another video by harryoke showing a PSN game running in ISO format from external harddrive using 3K3y.
3k3y Running PSN HOTLINE MIAMI Game on External as .ISO
More sales propaganda from bubba: Seems to be a lot of confusion about when 3k3y will be ready for your model
3k3y team have figured out how to use the device without KEYs, which means you can use the device on OFW, tested up to 4.46 firmware. There are 2 motherboard types
3k3y Fat, for PATA based consoles (fat consoles with the really wide ribbon cable coming off the DVD drive)
3k3y-S (3k3y Sata Slim) for All other units, including Fat consoles which have a Sata dvd drive.
The Sata Fat consoles, and the 2000/2100 models have the Blu ray drive board INSIDE the Blu Ray drive. This means the 3k3y can sit in the middle and is solderless. The 2.5k, 3k, and 4k models all have the Blu Ray drive board inbuilt into the motherboard. The Blu Ray drive using just holds the motor, and laser.
The laser cable goes directly to the motherboard. For this reason you will need to solder the adapter board onto the motherboard. For this reason the 3k3y team have made 1 x main board for Sata based models, and are making 3 different adapter boards for these models. The adapter boards are just attachments (daughter boards if you will). Details of the progress are below:
You want Superlim PS3 support or a tight webinterface? You got it! See all the other most recent changes that come with the 3k3y fw 2.00 attached below:
Firmware 2.00 - This update is currently only for 3k3y Fat, and the New 3k3y for 4000 models. Do not update to this if you have a 3k3y for 2000 model (New firmware for 2000 models will come out in a couple of weeks when the new adapter boards are ready for this model)
This is 3k3y update and contains 2 x different FPGA updates.
1 of the fpga updates is for Fat 3k3ys with PATA drives(this is in the 3KF FPGA folder)
1 of the fpga updates is for the 3k3y-S for 4000 models (this is in the 3KS FPGA folder)
If you apply the update on the wrong motherboard type it will brick your device.
NOTE: You need to get the D1 of the original game you use as a boot disk (use the Ripp3r to view the IRD, its on Tab3 Authorizations and labelled data 1), put that in the 3Key.cfg and update
Replace 'YOUR_GAME_DISK_D1' with the D1 for your game disk
NOTE2: I had to change the way the ISO Menu works, you must open the image full screen for 3K3y to select it.
3k3y Firmware UPDATE v2.00
1. Extract the files "rootfs", "uImage" , "fpga.vme" and "3key.cfg" (please use the appropriate fpga.vme for your 3k3y type)
2. Open 3key.cfg with Notepad and configure it if needed. If you do not wish to change the settings on your 3k3y then you do not need to edit OR update your 3k3y with this file, leave it out!
2.1 Add the files to the root folder of a Flash Drive or HDD. (Make sure to "eject" the drive properly from the PC, it may otherwise cause corrupt files)
3. Connect the Flash drive or HDD to your 3k3y remote and wait for the 3k3y to start the update.
3.1 The remote OLED will now display "UPDATING - PLEASE WAIT" for about 35 seconds. (Do not turn off your PS3 or disconnect the remote while updating. FPGA updates will take a little longer)
4. Once the update is completed, the OLED will display "UPDATE COMPLETE - RESET" Reboot your PS3 and the 3k3y should now be updated to the latest firmware.
5. That's it! Continue to enjoy using 3k3y with the new features!
NOTE! If you use the same drive as you store content on to do the update with, then its recommended (not needed) to remove the "rootfs", "uImage" & "3key.cfg" from the root of your drive after a firmware update. Since keeping them there will cause the 3k3y to check the files if they are a newer firmware version then stored on your 3k3y micro SD card, and because of that take longer time for your HDD to be recognized.
[20/02/13] v01.02 Added support for BLD/BLF ISO files
[03/03/13] v01.03B2 Fix for older PS3s
[04/03/13] v01.04 Enhanced stealth
[14/03/13] v01.05 XML root node fix
[04/05/13] v01.07 3KS support
3K3Y FiRMWARE VERSiON 2.00 CHANGELOG [04/08/13]
Fix for error 8001050F
Add Web Interface
Add eject physical disk when emulation is idle
Add diags via on board LED (1-Passthru, 2-Emu, 3-Bad FPGA, 4-Bad BD)
Add Alt D1 to 3k3y.cfg / About Info
Add option to use PC generated ISO MENU in 3k3y.cfg (experimental)
Add option to boot decrypted ISOs
Support for Super Slim
Add Advanced LED diagnostics
Fix remote with bad FPGA version
3k3y-S 4k Install Guide PDF is also attached below: 3k3y-S for PS3 Super Slim (CECH-4xxx aka 4k). Note: This installation requires soldering.
Remember this for-profit commercial product is being peddled by PS3 scene profiteer Gary Wayne Bowser (aka GaryOPA) who is also behind the True Blue DRM-infected dongles with financial backer Max Louarn (convicted Phone Card scammer) and manufactured by Xecuter con-artist extraordinaire Paul Owen who also illegally manufactured PS2 mod-chip circumvention devices under the NeoTechnology brand name.
whats the point now with ps4 coming so soon anyways. they must be really greedy people. at least its a solution for 3k plus models i guess but i bet they will cost as much as the console. lol
Also below is a video from harryoke of 3k3y running PS Seismograph homebrew on a PS3 4k Superslim console followed by a Tutorial on how to make PSN cracked game iSO for 3K3y:
To quote: I built the iso myself & it works great. More homebrew tests to come.. just got blackbox ftp working on superslim ... but suffers from same restrictions as comgenies ... any idea why anyone (can't access lots of folders) also Neo Tanks v0.3 by ThatOtherPerson and Scogger HD v0.1 by Scognito below.
next you need a lic.dat & PS3_DISC.SFB edited in hex with the game id changed to your homebrew's... then edit the param.sfo to DG (Disc game) ... make sure you have the right folder structure for a game disk and use ripp3r to make iso.
From the 3K3y Team: Ripp3r software coming for 3k3y this week!
New Ripp3r software coming this week! This is a major update with 3 new killer features:
IRD files no longer needed for rebuilding 'jailbreak/scene' rips!
Build homebrew ISOs!
Build ISOs from PSN games!
Another update from the 3K3y Team: 3K3y Firmware 2.01 released
3K3y Firmware 2.01 released! From this version the disk key is automatically detected.
E3-Team releases more details on their PS3 ODE from PS3 scene profiteers Paul Owen and Gary Wayne Bowser (GaryOPA) below:
E3 ODE and E3 ODE PRO coming soon!
E3-Team has released the first pictures of their E3-Demo unit, the current working ODE design they are planning to release soon, along with some more details on pricing and two different models.
Today, the latest information and E3-DEMO pictures from the E3-Team (the same group that bought you the E3-Flasher and E3 Card Reader) has arrived for their upcoming PlayStation 3 Optical Drive Emulator, the E3-ODE.
E3-Team says they are currently debugging the E3-DEMO ODE design, and the official retail version will be produced quickly afterwards.
In addition, the E3 TEAM have also announced that E3-ODE will arrive in 2 different versions, and announced the official suggested retail price that official resellers should be selling at soon once the retail version ships.
1: E3 ODE
Support all PS3, include 3K and 4K version.
Support for running HOMEBREW and E3 ODE CFW on unbreakable OFW, include 3K and 4K console.
Easy upgradable mode, allow user update E3 ODE new function easily.
Support BD movie, PS1/PS2 game (In a future update)
Need boot disc to run game (same as other ODE)
Need restart PS3 before running game every time (same as other ODE)
Need restart PS3 if switch to a new game every time (same as other ODE)
Official suggested retail price : USD $69.80
2: E3 ODE PRO
The E3 ODE PRO uses the very latest in unique technology designed by E3-Team to allow users to play all game without restart PS3.
Compared with other existing ODE's on the market, the E3 ODE PRO enhances the excitement of being able to play a game right away, as it reduces the frequency of restarting your PS3 console, which overall protects the lifespan of your PS3.
Select and play ,no need restart PS3 to run game, protected the life of your PS3 effectively
Select and switch, no need restart PS3 to switch a new game, protected the life of your PS3 effectively
Other function is same as E3 ODE:
Support all PS3, include 3K and 4K version.
Support for running HOMEBREW and E3 ODE CFW on unbreakable OFW, include 3K and 4K console.
Easy upgradable mode, allow user update E3 ODE new function easily.
Support BD movie, PS1/PS2 game (In a future update)
Need boot disc to run game (same as other ODE)
Because of additional hardware, the official retail price of E3 ODE PRO is USD $79.80. E3-Team will release more details in few days, so stay tuned.
Update: E3 ODE DEMO run game successfully!
E3 ODE DEMO pictures released less than 2 weeks, the real game testing video has been released, compared with other PS3 ODE, the efficiency of E3TEAM is amazing!
Compared with the first test video with our PC, the E3 ODE DEMO speed has increased many times. E3TEAM will continue to optimize the operating speed.
And because E3 ODE processor is nearly twice the speed than other PS3 ODE processors, the final E3 ODE speed will be completely beyond other PS3 ODE.
A special emphasis on E3TEAM, the other PS3 ODE need to restart the PS3 or need to repeatedly pulling BD drive case when playing and switching game, these operations will seriously damage the life of PS3 or BD drive.
While the E3 ODE PRO unique technology, makes the user to completely avoid these risks, user playing the game and switching the game, without repeatedly restarting the PS3, also does not need to be repeatedly pulling the drive case, it protects the PS3 or BD drive life well.
This technology is E3TEAM exclusive research and development, and at present no other PS3 ODE has this function.
Again the E3 ODE PRO's official retail price is USD $79.80, and E3TEAM will be officially listing the unit for sale at the end of August.
2 of the dodgiest videos i've seen. lol the first is for xbox and the 2nd shows nothing at all. must be so greedy not to even pay a few hundred bux for some decent marketing. lol
For those interested, below is some 3K3y helpful information from SpidaWeb, as follows:
Hey there! I know there is a noticeable lack of clear, precise information concerning the 3K3Y in particular and ODE’s in general. This can lead to quite a bit of confusion and misinformation. I see this is indeed the case concerning the ODE’s, as it has been the topic of much discussion lately.
I thought maybe I could help clear it up a bit, based on what I know, have experienced, or have gathered from the 3k3y site. Some of this info is from the main site, some from the FAQ, and some from me. Let me know what is inaccurate or just plain wrong and I'll do my best ro correct it. My intent is to be concise and precise. As far as I know this is all accurate.
The 3k3y is an optical disk drive emulator, ODE, for the PlayStation 3 video game console. It is installed between the genuine BD drive and the PS3 motherboard. It is used to play backups of your original PS3 game disks from USB media. You can play these backups without the need of the original game disk.
The 3k3y supports most all ps3 models, both phat and slim. The 3k3y for PATA phats is in stock and available. The 3K3Y-S for SATA phats, and 20xxx/21xxx is almost ready and is estimated to be out by the end of August or early September. The 3K3Y-S for 25xxx/30xxx is almost complete and is estimated to be out by the end of August or early September. The 3K3Y-S for super slim 40xxx models is now in stock and available.
There are two versions of the 3k3y mainboard and 3 versions of the 3k3y adapter board. The 3k3y main board comes in a PATA version and a SATA version. SATA Phats and 20xxx/21xxx have an adapter board specific to those models 25xxx/30xxx have an adapter board specific to those models. 40xxx has an adapter board specific to that model. PATA versions do not require an adapter board.
The PS3 phat consoles and the 20xxx/21xxx slim consoles do not require soldering. 25xxx/30xxx slim and 40xxx superslim consoles all require soldering to attach the 3k3y adapter board to the PS3 mainboard.
The 3k3y mainboards all require a micro SD card, 128mb included. This media holds the firmware and allows for easy updating.
The 3k3y also requires some form of external USB media, not included. This can be an external hard drive or a flash / thumb drive. NTFS, FAT32, EXT2/3/4, and eXFAT formatted partitions are supported. The partitions, limited by file system restrictions, can be as large as 4TB.
When in operation, the 3k3y will run in two modes, emulation mode and passthru mode. In emulation mode the 3k3y emulates the BD drive and allows you to load and boot ISO's from your USB hard drive. If you are using the "No Keys" firmware, you must have an original disc in the BD drive in order to load your ISOs. You do not have to have an original disc in order to use the "3Dump" firmware.
When using the no keys firmware, the original disc is needed for authentication. It can be any valid PS3 disc. The D1 of that original disc is used.
In passthru mode, the PS3 functions as normal and the 3k3y is disabled, allowing you to use the BD drive to play your original games and watch movies. You cannot play copied discs or movies on the BD drive using the 3k3y.
The 3k3y allows you to load your games several different ways. You may load your game using the remote, in the XMB, or over the network using the WiFi Dongle. You backups exist as disc images on an external USB storage device and are placed under the directory GAMES/. You may sort your games as you wish as long as they are under the GAMES/ directory.
Using the 3k3y you can play backups of your PS3 games in ISO format and backups of your PSX games in BIN/CUE format. The ability to play PS2 games is not available at this time. However, this feature is in development and testing.
Updating your Sony PS3 system firmware is optional. The 3k3y is tested and working with firmware up to 4.46, the most current at the time of this writing. If you choose to update your firmware, you may do so in passthru mode. Sony makes updates to the system and drive firmware, so the drive needs to be visible and functional. Do not attempt to update your PS3's official firmware while in emulation mode.
Since the 3k3y is a disc emulator, you can access PlayStation Network and other online applications while using the 3k3y. However, one cannot completely assess the level of risk associated with online use. Any modification to your console may or may not lead to denial of access at the console or user level. As noted, Sony will perform system updates. These updates may or may not render a modification of your console unusable online.
While you may play PlayStation network title you have purchased and downloaded while the 3k3y is on your system., the ability to back up those titles and play them is in testing and development. It is possible to play some PlayStation Network titles. However, not all games work and no guarantee is made as to the 3k3ys compatibility with PlayStation Network titles. This is true also of homebrew software. Some homebrew will work without issues and others will not.
You do not have to be on a custom firmware in order to install or use the 3k3y. All consoles on and up to OFW 4.46 are able to use the 3k3y. Note, you will need custom firmware in order to obtain your drive keys if you plan to use the 3dump firmware. You cannot use a homebrew ISO to obtain your drive keys.
To obtain your drive keys you must be on a custom firmware with "Peek n Poke" support. If you plan on using the "No Key" aspect of the 3k3y firmware, no custom firmware or drive keys are required. If you already have your drive keys, you can use them. The "No Keys" firmware and the "3Dump" firmware share a common version as of version 2.01
There are several accessories available for the 3k3y. These are not required for installation or operation of the 3k3y, but they add features to the 3k3y that may be desirable.
The 3k3y remote device is a small USB hub and graphical display that allows you to expand the single port dongle. load games, and view important information about your 3k3y. The remote is not required, but it is highly recommended for information and troubleshooting purposes. You can use Version 1 and Version 2 remotes as long as they are running remote firmware version 1.1. These are the same remotes used with the Xk3y.
The 3k3y WiFi dongle is a USB wireless network adapter that allows you to communicate with your 3k3y using any standard web browser. The WiFi dongle allows you to select and load games from most devices that connect to your network and contain a browser, i.e. computers, smart phones and tablets.
In order to limit support requests and keep the Linux OS size as small as possible, only the official k3y (xk3y/3k3y) WiFi adapter is supported. A unique key is sold with each WiFi adapter, this key needs to be configured in the 3k3y.cfg file along with your WiFi network details.
The Ripp3r is a hardware adapter board and associated application. The Ripp3r hardware and software allow you to backup your games from original discs using a PS3 BD drive. The Ripp3r board is available in both SATA and PATA versions. You may choose to use the Ripp3r board with a drive using the "3dump" drive keys or the software's default keys.
It is recommended you use the "3dump"drive keys, but it is not required. If you choose to use the Ripp3r software's default keys with the PS3 drive, that drive will be rendered useless in any PS3 console from that time on. It is suggested you use a spare PS3 drive when using the default keys option.
The Ripp3r application will allow to backup original PS3 discs when used with the Ripp3r hardware. If you are backing up an original disc, you will need to decrypt the ISO in the Ripp3r software in order to use it with the 3k3y. Encrypted ISO files appear as they would be on the retail disc. The "3Dump" firmware can handle both encrypted and decrypted ISOs. The Ripp3r application also allows you to build disc images from JB rips of the disc you own.
ISOs made from JB rips are decrypted when built by the Ripp3r software. You may build these images straight from the rips without validation, or you may validate the image by comparing the JB rip to the original disc structure using an IRD, or ISO Rebuild Data, file. An IRD file contains the necessary information to rebuild a JB rip into a 3k3y compatible ISO file that is a 1:1 match for the original disc. IRD files are not needed to play a game with the 3k3y. Any valid PS3 disc or rip should play using the 3k3y. IRD files are only used to validate JBs.
It is recommended that you use IRD files to create your backups if you do not own the Ripp3r hardware, since IRD files are used to create 1:1 copies of your games, making 3k3y safer to use online. Due to the amount of modified JB Rips floating around the Internet, this allows a way to validate disc images. When using an image created with an IRD file, you shouldn't experience issues booting games while running official firmware. As of version 1.27 of the Ripp3r software, you can build disc images with no IRD file. This is used at your own risk and will not assure you are playing from unaltered files. Hope this Helps! Thanks!