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244w ago - Over the weekend the PS3 modchip known as PS JailBreak was examined, and today Mathieulh has made several Tweets (linked above) confirming that his PS3 hacker team have successfully cloned the PS JailBreak USB device.

Essentially this means the PS3 hack used to run PlayStation 3 game backups on a retail PS3 console was itself hacked, and according to Mathieulh details on the exploit used will be publically documented and available as soon as next week.

Those interested in acquiring the necessary hardware, specifically a Teensy ++ board or an AT90USBKEY, may want to check HERE for some handy links.

Below are some quotes from his recent Tweets, as follows:

"Someone from our group just successfully cloned the psjailbreak dongle. Going to improve the shell code soon.

We are not releasing anything, we didn't just rip things off, we know how it works, the clone is just a POC, we plan on documenting.

The exploit will be documented on the ps3wiki as soon as possible (we need to write up the whole article, will take a bit)

Buy an AT90USBKEY or Teensy board now and we'll have good news soon.

Right now as far as I know the (original clone) code has been ported to the Teensy ++ There is no ETA as to any other devices so far."

Teensy Key Features:

• USB can be any type of device
• AVR processor, 16 MHz
• Single pushbutton programming
• Easy to use Teensy Loader application
• Free software development tools
• Works with Mac OS X, Linux & Windows
• Tiny size, perfect for many projects
• Available with pins for solderless breadboard
• Very low cost & low cost shipping options

PS JailBreak Successfully Cloned by Mathieulh's PS3 Hacker Team

PS JailBreak Successfully Cloned by Mathieulh's PS3 Hacker Team

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#159 - PS4 News - 244w ago
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Please resume discussion in the latest thread here: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-hacks/psgroove-open-source-ps-jailbreak-ps3-exploit-released-112277.html

#158 - DMagic1 - 244w ago
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I would also like to know some companys that usually sell these. I would like to see if I can find a local seller near me also.

#157 - BwE - 244w ago
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whatever! somebody will release it with backup features either way.

#156 - sk8r8sht - 244w ago
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Does anybody here know if there is a shop here in california on the central coast that sells AT90USBKEY or the teensy++ I would like to buy from a local shop if i could. I prefer support local shops if available. Sorry if this is off topic but I thought maybe someone in this thread might know.

Mathieu just released it as psgroove check out his tweet to get it

#155 - Jericho417 - 244w ago
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I like the idea of blocking PSN when using Mathieu and his teams software. Why help people cheat online, since they might be able to mod the game? Also, it might help prevent banning (assuming your PS3 doesn't tell on you when you connect without a dongle). You can easily get careless and forget that you didn't disable your connection before using the device. I wonder if they did anything to prevent you from updating the firmware (when it comes) while using it, in case a friend or relative messes with it.

As for the removal of the /dev_bdvd/ mount path patch... It's understandable. Homebrew is what's supposed to be in the spot light. Naturally, most of the people who bought the psjailbreak did it for the purpose of running back ups. The back up loader was the only bit of software released with it, since it's the main selling point.

If people get upset about being unable to run backups, they should realize that someone will almost definitely release something to remedy that. Can you picture FMCB without ESR? Without HDLoader, HD Advance, or usb extreme? What about wii homebrew without neogamma?

#154 - Bishoff - 244w ago
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Removing the backup function is fine, as long as we have the ability to install or run the unsigned code, then anyone can code an app that will do so. I'm just tired of all the gloating and bragging... someone release something and prove it's not vaporware!

#153 - tonybologna - 244w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Keeper75 View Post
It's not stupid, quite the opposite - they are being smart, by releasing only the exploit documentation so that only the ones with knowledge, can make use of it. That way, they won't be flamed after sony finds a way to patch all those extra mods (backups).

There's too many out there which would buy whatever they could find that would allow them to make/run backups, just to find out that once sony patches the firmware, that they would have bricked their ps3.

Just check the number of ppl that already bought that dongle+test board... which don't even have a clue on how to program and/or code.


I said it was "silly" and not stupid. Two different meanings! It will come soon enough so no worries for gamers anyhow!

#152 - Keeper75 - 244w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by tonybologna View Post
Exactly! It sounds silly to me! Someone will come up with a way to load backups based off this but it's crazy to remove what was the main feature of the original hack to begin with.


It's not stupid, quite the opposite - they are being smart, by releasing only the exploit documentation so that only the ones with knowledge, can make use of it. That way, they won't be flamed after sony finds a way to patch all those extra mods (backups).

There's too many out there which would buy whatever they could find that would allow them to make/run backups, just to find out that once sony patches the firmware, that they would have bricked their ps3.

Just check the number of ppl that already bought that dongle+test board... which don't even have a clue on how to program and/or code.

#151 - barbnjason - 244w ago
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Guess I'm glad I didn't jump on the Teeny bandwagon so fast.

#150 - IndyColtsFan84 - 244w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by rumblpak View Post
It would be extremely difficult to change the way the game works by splitting the files. It's the reason why the wii has wbfs; It is much easier to write a simple file system and have a program that can access it.

The way the wii did it was basically a fat system without the 4gb limit. Notice how, even to this day there is no ntfs support on the wii. Its because its hard to implement. EXT2 or 3 would be easier but then you have to deal with the 12 yr old script kiddies whining that it won't work in windows. (yes I know there are programs to make them work but not for win7 AFAIK)

My opinion, make a program similar to what the wii has (if not identical considering its open source) and make a psfs partition that works. Simple, easy, and probably the fastest fix.


Your statement about the wii has no ntfs support is incorrect. I use Mplayer CE to watch movies from a ntfs formatted usb hdd. GeeXbox also supports ntfs.