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September 6, 2010 // 2:39 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 PS3Underground.net 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 education.ti.com or ticalc.org 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)?

Yes.

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

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#196 - jahadnasser - September 10, 2010 // 8:27 am
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hey can anyone help i'm using a ti 84 plus silver edition and i'm trying to do this it works but every time i close my ps3 the hack is gone what am i doing wrong?

#195 - ramguerra - September 10, 2010 // 6:48 am
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Awesome Guys! Thanks for this. I was able to sucessfully do the JB with a ti-84 silver edition and it seems to work.

Where is the list of compatible games?

#194 - b4rtsimps0n - September 10, 2010 // 5:05 am
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Which backup manager did you use? Maybe you had a corrupted .pkg file, try downloading another and installing it, maybe it helps. Can't work out what else would have went wrong, if you installed backup manager it should pop up under the Games section, on top of the list of installed games.

#193 - xvxkronikxvx24 - September 10, 2010 // 2:39 am
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well i am having trouble installing all this stuff
i have FW 3.41 on ps3 slim
i check update for ti 84+ silver and im running late fw

i downloaded Silentdragonz ps3jb file and i have backup manger saved on usb stick

this is what im doing
1.unplug ps3/ plugged calc with Silentdragonz ps3jb file.
2. plugged ps3 and turned on..ran the ps3jb it did working..done

after my ps3 loads the files under Game pop up “Install Package File” and “/app_home/PS3_Game/”.

im like cool it worked.. so when i go to Install package file and see backup Man.. i click and it downloaded..after it downloaded i dont see backup Man anywhere =(... i dont know what i did wrong.

#192 - JonneyGee - September 9, 2010 // 7:58 pm
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Just to let everyone i figured out my problem... If you have previously installed the game through playing it from the disc and it installed to the hdd it will not work... so delete the game data file from the ps3 and your backups will run fine.

#191 - Gendor23 - September 9, 2010 // 7:40 pm
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I don't see why they wouldn't.

PS3 games are region free... with the except of like one or two games apparently?

#190 - JAxXBOSS - September 9, 2010 // 7:10 pm
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Wow, that brings up another question that I don't think I've seen asked... Can you play a pal on an ntsc unit?

#189 - vicvicious - September 9, 2010 // 6:41 pm
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Thanks man, thats what it was. So I can confirm that Games that work in one Region sometimes wont in others. I tested a game that is confirmed to work (EU) but not in others (USA).

it's exciting ! Can't wait for compatibility updates!

#188 - rouroboros - September 9, 2010 // 6:01 pm
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You can the firmware info under Settings --> System Information. I don't believe you can find the firmware the unit shipped with on the box or anything.

Quote Originally Posted by vicvicious View Post
The latest firmware (4.2) WILL NOT be on your PS3, GUARANTEED!- its been out since Monday. As long as you DO NOT go home and connect to the internet and get the latest firmware you will be fine.

Now... Anyone with any suggestions to my freezing Problem? I back up fine- Image of game appears- i go 2 press X and It just freezes, no black screen< no error message, just freezing- all i see is my background. I then have to turn off my system by swiching off the power in the back- I flinch everytime because I know that's not good to do...

This happened to me with Bayonetta, which is not listed on the compatibility list. Double check to see if your game is on there. If it should be compatible, then there's probably something up. I had the same issue but it didn't happen when I launched Demon's Souls.

#187 - vicvicious - September 9, 2010 // 6:00 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by JAxXBOSS View Post
Thanx. So if i get to bestbuy (Florida) right now, I have a good chance of NOT getting a 4.2 firmware?
Where would I look On the ps3 itself to check the firmware.

Sorry to ask, but i never owned one and my bro in another town has one, but dont know how to find it either.


The latest firmware (4.2) WILL NOT be on your PS3, GUARANTEED!- its been out since Monday. As long as you DO NOT go home and connect to the internet and get the latest firmware you will be fine.

Now... Anyone with any suggestions to my freezing Problem? I back up fine- Image of game appears- i go 2 press X and It just freezes, no black screen< no error message, just freezing- all i see is my background. I then have to turn off my system by swiching off the power in the back- I flinch everytime because I know that's not good to do...