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September 6, 2010 // 12:39 pm - Update: The PS3 Jailbreak for TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition version 0.01.0002 by Brandon Wilson is now released, with an FAQ added below for those interested, and kally12 has shared a patched binary compiled with ZDS and signed with wabbitsign!

Today more PSFreedom / PSGroove ports of the PS JailBreak PS3 exploit have surfaced, with news of a TI-84 Plus/SE calculator port incoming too!

pdkiller has posted an HTC/Open Desire 4.0.4 PSFreedom port complete with guide HERE for those interested.

evileon of has shared a PS Jailbreak with Nexus One Android CyanogenMod port and guide HERE as well.

Looouky has shared how to use the XBox 360 NAND reader to JailBreak a PS3 along with an XBox 360 NAND PSGroove Port. A brief guide:

1) Download compiled code for pics 18F modified for USB SPI hex code.
2) Program the usb spi, following the following instructions Start at "Prepare TIAO 360 USB SPI Interface"
3) Create your own Ninja Backup Manager.
4) Copy Manager.pkg corresponding to you onto an external drive. (Formatted FAT32)
5) Go to your PS3 and do a complete power cycle. (Turn off completely with switch on back.)
6) Plug in your USB SPI, turn on the switch in back.
7) Power on your PS3 and hit the eject button immediately. (This is the part most people mess up.)
8) If you did it right, you will have two folders on your XMB. One that says "Install Package Files" and another "/app_home/PS3_GAME/".
9) Plug in your USB drive with the Manager.pkg file. You should now see it in the "Install Package Files" folder. Run it. You should now have Package Manager installed. Once installed remove the external drive.
10) Insert your original PS3 game and run Package Manager. It will ask you whether you want to load it or back it up. Back it up!
11) After a few minutes you'll have a copy of the game showing up. Select it and it will load it to the XMB menu. Screen will go black and kick you back out to the XMB.
12) On the XMB Hit the game icon and you can now start enjoying the backup copy of your PS3 game.

Perhaps the most coveted port thus far is an incoming TI-84 Plus / SE calculator port from Brandon Wilson.

To quote from his most recent Tweet: "IT WORKS. Pull out your calculators, kids, because the PS3 jailbreak is coming to the 84+/SE! Video, source code, and release coming soon!"

Finally, for those having trouble keeping up on all the latest PS3 JailBreak ports (including the recently added Archos and MSM72K ports) there is a Device Compatibility List which details the status of each project fork.

PS3JB is a FLASH application for the TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition that implements the PSGroove exploit for the Playstation 3 console. By connecting a USB cable between a PS3 and your calculator and running the application, you can trigger the PSGroove exploit from your graphing calculator.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Will I still be able to use my calculator like normal after this? Can this cause damage to my calculator?

This is just a FLASH application like any other you would download off or and has no impact on other functionality. There is always the potential that the application could reset RAM, so back up anything important on your calculator to your computer before running this. I'm not responsible for anything that happens from you choosing to run this program.

Do I need a special cable for this?

No, you just need a standard Amini-B USB cable (this is what you use to connect a calculator to computer and comes with the calculator, it's also used to charge/sync PS3 controllers). You have one of these.

What OS version does my calculator need to be on for this to work?
Doesn't matter.

How do I get this on my calculator?

Do some reading and/or googling. You will need link software like TI Connect (Windows/Mac OS X) or TiLP (Windows/Linux) and a cable to connect your calculator to your computer.

What do I do after running the application?

Do what the calculator's LCD tells you to do, and read the included readme.

It didn't work! What's wrong?!

Be patient with it. It may take multiple tries for it to work correctly. Make sure the PS3 is powered completely off first and that you press EJECT immediately after POWER. You'll know it worked when you see the calculator's LCD say "Waiting...Done" and you see an "Install Package Files" option under Game in the XMB of the PS3.

Will this work on my TI-84 Plus (non Silver Edition)?


Even the pink model?

Yes. Colors are irrelevant.

Will this work on the TI-83 Plus or TI-83 Plus Silver Edition or [xyz]? It has a cable that's USB on one end, so it can work, right?

No. The calculator must have a USB controller in it, and the only two calculators with USB controllers that this application supports is the TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition.

Can this be ported to the TI-89 Titanium?

Theoretically, yes. However, the TI-89 Titanium has a Motorola 68K processor (as opposed to a Zilog Z80), so this application can't work on it (and I don't have the knowledge to code it). The TI-89 Titanium's USB controller is also not understood at all, even less than the TI-84 Plus/Silver Edition.

Can this be ported to HP or Casio calculators?

Maybe, I don't know. I'm not an HP or Casio person. I can't possibly do it.

Will this work on my TI-Nspire or TI-Nspire CAS? My TI-Nspire can emulate the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition.

True, but it's not the same. The Nspire's 84+SE emulator doesn't accurately emulate all the USB controller hardware necessary for this to work.

Which version of PSGroove does this include?

This includes the payload(s) from the PSGroove GitHub repository as of 9/6/2010.

Can I use this to play backups?

No, this jailbreak is based upon the PSGroove source code, which does not support piracy either.

More PSFreedom / PSGroove Ports, TI-84 Plus / SE Port Incoming

More PSFreedom / PSGroove Ports, TI-84 Plus / SE Port Incoming

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#216 - DMagic1 - September 16, 2010 // 1:44 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Zangelang View Post
What does that mean?

For the record i used the latest update for the TI-84 plus, firmware v3.41, ftp server works, manager opens up and shows the list of games, just doesnt show them after loading @ the xmb.

I had the same issue. The are a some PS3JB files posted that don't have BD emulation. You probably have one of those. This is the one I use that works with BD emu.

#215 - SCHAOS - September 15, 2010 // 7:08 am
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I'm a liitle new to this game, so please bare with me. I updated my ti84 plus to the latest software, downloaded the second version of the ti84groove software, unrared, selected send to ti device. It said the destination was an archive, I selected ok. Unplugged, went to apps, selected PSJB and it gave me this--> ERR:VERSION [1]QUIT. I tried it different ways; using device manager, used three different DL's. Get the same thing everytime. Anyone have suggestions?

EDIT: Never mind guys I got it working. Apparently my update didnt register the first try.

#214 - kally12 - September 15, 2010 // 6:12 am
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I attempted to update the app to use AerialX's code.

I get the text "Waiting..." instead of "Waiting... Done" but I still get the option to install packages.

I need guinea pigs.

#213 - resx - September 14, 2010 // 12:42 am
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got the ti-84 plus working... as a side note, you can use an ipod to install the backup manager instead of usb stick, thats what I did...

#212 - waleed - September 13, 2010 // 11:48 pm
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jacobvengeance via twitter:

''PSP-PortS by me is now finished and will be released (this is not the big release I have been talking about)''

he said before that he was working to port psgroove to the psp so is that it?

#211 - cauliflower - September 13, 2010 // 10:53 pm
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Trust me the game works I have a self made backup here. It fails to load if you load the update for the game. Sorry for not being more informative, getting tired.

This is using the Dingoo Hack and BM 1.0 Original release.

#210 - Zangelang - September 13, 2010 // 10:41 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by cauliflower View Post
It works just not with the Update. Fails

What does that mean?

For the record i used the latest update for the TI-84 plus, firmware v3.41, ftp server works, manager opens up and shows the list of games, just doesnt show them after loading @ the xmb.

#209 - cauliflower - September 13, 2010 // 10:36 pm
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It works just not with the Update. Fails

#208 - Zangelang - September 13, 2010 // 10:26 pm
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Sadface, managed to install the ftp server & backup manager, the games are in their proper place, LAUN12345\GAMEZ and i see them on the list, i load them like youre supposed to, and when it takes me back to xmb the game doesnt show up at all, anyone who has any idea as of why? =o

#207 - JugMuffin - September 13, 2010 // 8:01 pm
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I know that it's not supposed to work with PC's, but I've got an old MSI Socket A motherboard which had a special USB port for directly linking computers. It had a type B connector on a backplate (running to a header on the board) for this purpose. I never used it, so I really don't know how it was supposed to function.

Their website says:

• USB PC2PC Networking Function
- Controlled by USB PC2PC Controller
- Supported by the JUSB2 pin header

Is this as much of a no-go as any off-the-shelf USB-to-USB networking cable?