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August 24, 2009 // 1:01 pm - Over the weekend geohot, famous for unlocking Apple's iPhone, has posted a few tweets on his Twitter account that he has began looking into hacking Sony's PS3 console.

He has also dropped by our Forums to enquire about the PS3 Hypervisor Decryption Keys, and has been in touch with CJPC via IRC as well.

To date, geohot has reported the following via tweets:

"ooo got access to a couple more pages of ram...still no hypervisor there tho. it's hiding in the top 2 MB.

anyone know if the 360 guys had a pt hypervisor to reverse?

my goal is to break out of the hypervisor... then see what my morals will allow.

gotta flip one little bit to hack the ps3. unfortunately the ps3 doesn't want me to flip it.

so, the hypervisor is in the first 0x1000 pages of RAM...think I could just pull an address line down and dump? not from kernel tho

PS3 memory map http://pastie.org/589218 ... why did I think this would be useful again? i really want these dumps @ bootloader

it'd be nice if that worked, linux accesses sandboxed part of nand... 4mb of uselesses.

hacking the PS3, not hacked in three years how long will it take me?"

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#61 - conceptcar3 - August 28, 2009 // 2:49 am
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wow... this is news to me. Using the jig, are the devs able to fully load the debug firmware onto a retail console? I should like to play with debug

Also.... can't imagine what cjpcs big news could be now... looking forward to wednesday

#60 - PS4 News - August 28, 2009 // 2:07 am
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Quote Originally Posted by conceptcar3 View Post
But, the necessary accompanying software has not.... perhaps this is what our friend has acquired???

The software and related documentation, PS3 service manuals, etc have also been leaked long ago, just not as 'public' as the files pictured but of course the PS3 Devs have experimented with it.

However, this doesn't directly have to do with the JIG at all... it's a lot better from a Dev's standpoint actually. Next Wednesday is the day the package arrives according to CJPC's tracking number, so he will likely post the first of many updates shortly following.

#59 - taladas20 - August 28, 2009 // 1:51 am
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I agree. We are just speculating though. More than likely setting ourselves up for dissapointment to say the least.

#58 - imtoodvs - August 28, 2009 // 1:49 am
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if its a jig, I personally hope the devs dont say a word until there able to analize, re create, & reverse engineer. somethings we're just not ready for!

impatience always leads to failure, trust me, i know.

just a thought

#57 - conceptcar3 - August 28, 2009 // 1:33 am
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Quote Originally Posted by red8316 View Post
http://bestwikiever.wikidot.com/jig

A "JigKick" battery is a battery for PSP that makes the PSP enter Service Mod booting off the Memory Stick and not the flash0. It starts low-level firmware (no xMB) used to install firmware over bricked PSP or to downgrade/hack a PSP with a high CE firmware. The jig was a battery that only Sony possessed to to fix broken PSPs but once they accidentally send the jig and memory stick back with a PSP and thats when we found out how they did it. In a video on the internet some guys used this jig and downgraded to 2.71 from 3.50 (before the Lumines 3.50 Exploit! In ASCII the text OK appeared and the PSP was rebooted to 2.71!

thats a similar jig, but the ps3 version is through the USB port. The files on the usb jig have already been leaked (read more here:http://www.ps4news.com/PS3Dev/playstation-3-service-mode-jig-set-up-files-leaked) ! But, the necessary accompanying software has not.... perhaps this is what our friend has acquired???

#56 - taladas20 - August 28, 2009 // 1:28 am
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Who knows? Perhaps it can be modified as mentioned to boot debug or perhaps it be modified in such a way as to crash the system between switching inbetween firmware modes? Hell this is all speculation we dont even know if it has to do with a JIG

#55 - red8316 - August 28, 2009 // 12:03 am
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http://bestwikiever.wikidot.com/jig

A "JigKick" battery is a battery for PSP that makes the PSP enter Service Mod booting off the Memory Stick and not the flash0. It starts low-level firmware (no xMB) used to install firmware over bricked PSP or to downgrade/hack a PSP with a high CE firmware. The jig was a battery that only Sony possessed to to fix broken PSPs but once they accidentally send the jig and memory stick back with a PSP and thats when we found out how they did it. In a video on the internet some guys used this jig and downgraded to 2.71 from 3.50 (before the Lumines 3.50 Exploit! In ASCII the text OK appeared and the PSP was rebooted to 2.71!

#54 - semitope - August 27, 2009 // 11:50 pm
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so... whats a jig?

#53 - conceptcar3 - August 27, 2009 // 10:43 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by taladas20 View Post
ohhh good guess! Being able to reproduce the JIG and boot in and out of service mode.

If it truly is the jig, this is indeed BIG news.... that was a great guess. If it allows booting into service mode, could we theoretically switch any retail ps3 into a debug console?? this could be huge...

#52 - imec - August 27, 2009 // 5:51 am
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Some beautiful soul has donated a certain piece of Sony hardware?