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January 13, 2011 // 12:40 am - There have been quite a few articles about possible things that Sony could end up doing to try and stop PS3 homebrew, and here are all the potential solutions I have noticed thus far.

PS3's will start sending a recently played list to check for homebrew titles / flagged names:

Pretty obvious solution here. Just start naming the homebrews after currently existing titles, Or titles of bad games. Such as we can take the game name / BLUS for the game FLOCK (worst game ever that nobody will play) and install a master manager under that name.

So while it looks like everyone is playing FLOCK, We will actually be using a multimanager for FTP's, Backups, and Emulators.

Sony disabling update by USB in the next patch:

There are a few options we can take if we end up accidentally getting hit with this.

For people who update and can no longer install from usb:

Either the firmware will need a pre-installed pkg manager with firmware update options, Or they will have to do a dnas redirect to their computer to check for an update.

For people who have not updated to the new firmware that disables it:

Download the firmware and simply patch the firmware to alter the USB access as well so it does not get disabled to begin with!

Sub-level secondary key-signing program:

Well. in this sense, We would be absolutely screwed. If we were to install the firmware, Even with a pkg signer, We wouldn't be able to do a thing.

We would simply have to hope that someone would notice it uses a secondary keysign, find it in the firmware, and remove it before it becomes a problem.

How to truly help everyone there is for future firmwares:

We need a program with a GUI for firmware patching, Yeah I know one is out already, But it needs more OPTIONS! Options people!!!

We need a windows / linux firmware patcher with a GUI featuring the following options in the form of checkboxes.

  • Level 1 patching
  • Level 2 patching
  • Level 3 patching
  • Install PKG File option
  • Update from USB option
  • Playstation store links in VIDEO tab
  • Playstation store links in GAME tab
  • Check for firmware update on network connection establish

I am certain a gui windows / linux auto-patcher for all current firmwares would be WONDERFUL and would probably make the world a happier place.

Hell, I don't know of a single person who wouldn't want these options for an autopatcher.

Oh, And someone hurry up and figure out the npdrm so we can get an autopatcher for EBOOT's that works.

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#87 - lking862 - January 18, 2011 // 8:18 am
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hopefully no ban of anything like this, but how would i go about changing the name of the game to avoid detection in worse case scenario?

#86 - KenMaster828 - January 18, 2011 // 7:20 am
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If I get banned from PSN, I can't use Netflix anymore, right?

#85 - Sgtwaz - January 16, 2011 // 5:09 pm
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What about being Banned form PSN? I intend to play DC Universe Online some time soon and as that a mmoph game I wouldn't want to be blocked. Right now I have a brand new PS3 and one of the older versions of PS3 which I have just started to hack and still need help with it from the beginning 1st step to all the way to playing my 'backed up' games. Any advice and help?!?

How about them banning people from PSN? They can detect PS3 that have been jailbreaked, right?

#84 - daveshooter - January 16, 2011 // 12:03 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by superste2201 View Post
You swapped it for a Xbox 360? That cannot run homebrew or linux, you obviously only care about gaming.

No I swapped a 3.60 for a ps3, and I also swapped a 3.60 gig sata drive for another ps3, I paid £40 for another and now I am awaiting one more thats here on Wednesday after swapping for a free sat hd box. so no I don't play games. And it dose say that at the bottom of my post that I swapped a 360 for a ps3.

I still have 2 xbox1's still running projects and Linux, and I wish to try and do the same with my ps3 making a ps3 cluster because the considerable computing capability of the PlayStation will enable me to make a small super computer using just 4 PS3's. so I am truly not into games bud.

Something of interest

#83 - superste2201 - January 16, 2011 // 12:45 am
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Ok, firstly I am not supporting Sony. Removing otherOS was wrong.

However if "I got it because it can be used like a computer, media center and maybe a server, even a small super computer" is true you should not and would not of updated past 3.15. It gives you more then enough warning that it will remove otherOS, you had a choice.

Secondly you own the hardware not the software, if you want you can tear up your ps3 and use the hardware to do whatever you want. However the software belongs to Sony, and to avoid piracy they have to implement these security measures and terms.

I'm afraid I'm going to call your bluff on this for a number of reasons:-

  • Most people lie about having cared for or used linux, you didn't have to update.
  • There was very limited and buggy homebrew for linux.
  • 99% of consumers only care about piracy, do you really care about running emus on a 17th living room device?
  • You swapped it for a Xbox 360? That cannot run homebrew or linux, you obviously only care about gaming.
  • OtherOS was not advertised by Sony and was not advertised on the box of the product as you say.

#82 - daveshooter - January 16, 2011 // 12:35 am
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When my Ps3 was released it had otheros, meaning I could install homebrew,but they took it away. My PS3 is not for games I got it because it can be used like a computer, media center and maybe a server, even a small super computer,so yes I have a right to install Linux/ homebrew to my harts content.

I think you see my point, that a lot of other people paid for theirs with money, and when you pay good money for something that dose not do what is written on the box, then Sony or any law has no rights telling me how to use, or use on that said unit, its mine, I swapped it for a 360.

#81 - superste2201 - January 15, 2011 // 11:54 pm
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You have breached them and Sony can ban you if they want.

Running homebrew is running unauthorised code on your console which is breaching not only the PSN Terms but also the PS3 system software terms.

You are also running modified system software to make these applications run, another breach of these terms.

#80 - daveshooter - January 15, 2011 // 11:07 pm
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Well I have games and homebrew on my stock ps3 thats never been modded and been upgraded from the net ever time there was an update, so going on what you have just said, If I go online with said ps3, I have no fear of being band because I have not breached the T&C's ?

#79 - barrybarryk - January 15, 2011 // 11:04 pm
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copyright and copy protection aren't the same thing though.

#78 - daveshooter - January 15, 2011 // 10:58 pm
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Yes you are right my friend, thanks I was misinformed my bad, I should know better about our UK laws. But as far as I was aware that still Under U.S. copyright law, it is legal to make a backup copy of a copyrighted work, such as a video game?

Thanks for putting me right on this one because I have misled others.