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March 20, 2011 // 7:13 pm - This weekend PlayStation 3 hacker Graf Chokolo has disabled the PS3 internal HDD encryption, opening the door to possibilities such as dual-boot PS3 Firmware and using the decrypted PS3 HDD in another console.

Download: ps3dm-utils GIT repository: git:// / linux hv scripts GIT repository: git://

To quote: Even without having a PS3 to work with, graf_chokolo is really active in distributing updates and fixes to his PS3 Linux gits. The latest one comes with an interesting update as you can see from his post below. Maybe one step further to a dual boot PS3 FW?

Guys, take a look at "ps3dm_sm set_del_def_encdec_key" command. You can disable/enable virtual FLASH/internal HDD encryption with that And by patching HV process 9 (which sets ATA keys before loading GameOS) you can disable it permanently. It means you could swap your internal HDD and use it on another PS3. But you have to restore the content on it after disabling encryption because all data will be encrypted of course.

Soon i will implement ENCDEC device driver for PS3 Linux and you will be able to experiment with ATA encryption. ENCDEC device is responsible for VFLASH/HDD encryption on PS3.

For more details, see my HV page here:

ps3dm-utils GIT repository: git://

linux hv scripts GIT repository: git://

And thanks to PS3 Linux fans who help me to test my ps3dm-utils Huge thanks to you guys. I can have fun with PS3 even without having one actually

And thanks to Dukio for his support with this blog and GIT repository.

PS3 Internal HDD Encryption is Disabled by Graf Chokolo

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#15 - replar - March 21, 2011 // 10:04 am
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His attitude is a perfect example for 1 other developer...

#14 - syphonlord - March 21, 2011 // 10:01 am
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Great work graf with all the crap going on in the scene its nice to see a ray of sunshine.

#13 - dyceast - March 21, 2011 // 9:50 am
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Wow... Amazing Graf...

#12 - sharks - March 21, 2011 // 8:51 am
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WOW! i never thought that would even be possible! dual booting! #winning! LOL

That means we can have CFW as well as OFW running, so we can just switch to OFW if we need to use PSN, etc. For playing backups offline, we just switch to CFW.

#11 - Tidusnake666 - March 21, 2011 // 7:21 am
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He's russian/ukranian, just lives in Germany, as far as I think.

He's name is Alexander Egorenkov and he's fluent in russian, so... duh!

#10 - Tepoo - March 21, 2011 // 6:59 am
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that's why german people are the best

they don't give up fighting, even if they are barhanded.

#9 - gamefreak2010 - March 21, 2011 // 6:27 am
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Would this help to fix the 3.56 HDD issue?

#8 - darksithlord - March 21, 2011 // 4:20 am
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Dual booting 3.60 and 3.55 could be possible with this ?

#7 - whompus60 - March 21, 2011 // 3:49 am
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Sweet... Now this can change things. Much respect for your work Graf.

Good news Ecniv.

#6 - fabian9907 - March 21, 2011 // 3:42 am
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You just made my day