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215w ago - Just over a week ago PlayStation 3 hacker Mathieulh confirmed finding a PS3 3.56 Exploit, and today drizzthacks tweeted part of an IRC chat log where Mathieulh stated the following regarding PS3 Firmware 3.60 running homebrew code, as follows:

"[03:15] while you are insulting me like morons, I already have code running on 3.60, and I am laughing, and guess what ? I am happy I stopped sharing, you can hate me for it, I don't care."

He followed up with the following Tweets: To those planning on building a 3.56+ pup for whatever reason, the files attributes changed, the group and user ids for the files as well. The new 3.56+ values for tarballs are the following: owner_id, “0000764″ group_id, “0000764″ owner, “tetsu” group, “tetsu” ustar, “ustar”

You can use fix_tar to use those new values. Use with caution. By comparison, those are the pre-3.56 values. owner_id, “0001752″ group_id, “0001274″ owner, “pup_tool” group, “psnes” ustar, “ustar”

3.60 isn’t “hardcore security” anyway, it’s just Sony thinking they are safe hiding everything inside lv0. You can’t decrypt lv0 without the bootloader keys. Your best bet is to look at 3.56, decrypt loaders, look for exploits, profit. You need to either decrypt or dump lv0, then you can get the encrypted loaders and decrypt them with the metldr key. Good luck.

On IRC, Mathieulh also posted a video of his own but then privatized it currently rendering it unavailable:

Mathieulh: actually you want video proof, let's share one for the lol
Mathieulh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nknwBz-2v8c

Shortly following, another PS3 3.60 JailBreak video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZfES89eZwM) was posted followed by the user removing it and reposting it (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qohuq0Vvm6M) with another account.

From IRC on the alleged PS3 3.60 JailBreak video:

mastag23: just fyi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZfES89eZwM&feature=player_embedded
mastag23: that is fake
mastag23: it would look legit if he hadn't of ran the debugging station launcher
mastag23: You fail "Connected from 192.168.0.2 on port 1000" (port might be wrong pretty blurry.
mastag23: This is a debug unit. That can't be done on a retail unit. Run the Debugging Station Launcher on a retail and the debug tools won't connect to it, yours obviously does
mastag23: debugging station launcher cant be connected to on retail
mastag23: if he hadnt of posted debugging station launcher
mastag23: he would be believable

KaKaRoTo: Fandangos, worked on ps3mfw for 5 weeks before i got busy with other stuff
KaKaRoTo: and now i'm working on something new and revolutionizing that will also take some months of work
KaKaRoTo: (hopefully )
KaKaRoTo: anyways, the theory says that it will jailbreak all future versions, but it needs probably 2 or more months of work to get it to actually be tested..
KaKaRoTo: then need to test and see if it works
KaKaRoTo: first, like I said thousnads of times, there will be no more cfw above 3.55
KaKaRoTo: secondly, math didn't find any exploit, someone else did, math just tweeted it
KaKaRoTo: and no, my hack isn't based on that, there's no fun in using someone else's work
Mathieulh: KaKaRoTo actually it was me and rms, I found one fixed in 1.10 a few instructions below
Mathieulh: told rms to look for the exploit
Mathieulh: and he found the other instead xD
Mathieulh: which I had missed
KaKaRoTo: Mathieulh, ah ok, that's not what i was told, cause you kept referring to it as "the rms exploit" in the private chan
Mathieulh: yah xD
KaKaRoTo: and didn't know rms wanted his name to be known










The video shows a package installing and the new online save function, which was added in PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.60.

Time will tell, but my feeling from the videos and the tweeting... this may be the real deal.


Video: PS3 3.60 JailBreak Rumor, Mathieulh Claims Running Code

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#311 - LKJHGFDSA - 171w ago
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Hopefully this discredits Methloser once and for all.

& KaKaRoTo, if you're reading this, well done. Thanks for your efforts. Don't give up - anything is possible.

#310 - jesterking1 - 171w ago
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Cliffnotes (summary in shorter words).

I went through and read it: Mathieulh is a lying drama queen who is dumber than a box of rocks and trying to derail actual progress.

the number needed to generate the signature to sign packages in 4.00 HEN is near impossible to figure out. Nothing is 100% impossible, but without massive computing power (think enigma) it would take a very very long time to decrypt.

That's pretty much what I got from this.

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That's true! someone else will make backup managers running on this cfw.


If they can figure out how to get peek and poke working... goodluck

#309 - br4insick - 171w ago
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At the end of the day, you gotta give it up to $ony for holding it down as long as they have. I love my ps3 way more but i love the xbox scene way more too.

is it because the xbox scene have better devs that work better together or is it because the xbox was easier to hack or both?

#308 - NTA - 171w ago
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lol?

#307 - jesterking1 - 171w ago
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cliffnotes?

#306 - NTA - 171w ago
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But full compatibility with roms for DC and N64 emulators are very much something that I look forward too if it becomes possible along with custom button mapping of course although I wouldn't mind having the best of both worlds >_>

Really looking forward to playing new games

#305 - dbraganti - 171w ago
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I agree with you, never said i was not interested in run backups and i also think the same as you. Everyone who wants a CFW to rub their SNES emulator is nothing more than an liar.

The main point i was trying to expose is that there are plenty of games here and everyone who owns a ps3 can buy some. The choice of buy or not is of each one and that i will never argue against...

#304 - Xyth - 171w ago
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There is a misunderstanding here. We'll able to run applications means we can run backup managers but backup managers won't be able to run backups unless there's a payload/peek&poak solution.

And no you can't make eboots for 3.41 that's a different thing.

#303 - daveribz - 171w ago
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If Kakarato really has a way of installing custom PKGs, backups are possible. You just make PKGs off retail games, which is already possible. All these new games will work since the HEN is for 4.00!

#302 - muny21 - 171w ago
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I think everyone needs to stop the bs. The ONLY reason anyone wants any of their game consoles or handhelds hacked IS for the ability to play back ups. I do not care if anyone wants to be 'PC", politically correct, in forums and say they do not use back up managers for anything but their legally owned games. They are liars and hypocrites.

I am sure even kakaroto uses back ups but yet wants to be against them. Just silly. He even talks about cracking the securities in games in his whole rant but then at the end says that he will not enable piracy on his release. Bet the one he keeps for himself allows piracy. Just hate hypocrites. Rant over, back on topic.

This does not prove Math wrong, not that I like the guy or am sticking up for him. Just a bunch of words writing on a forum page. Until there is tangible evidence for all to see then I believe none of these devs. Just wait and watch. But I believe that the ps3 scene is dead and we got all we could out of it.