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247w 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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#149 - tonybologna - 247w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Neo Cyrus View Post
So they're removing the main purpose of it, pure genius. Either they're afraid of the consequences or they're just dicks... or both.


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.

#148 - robc606 - 247w ago
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Latest tweets:
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.

It's done when it's done, we don't like giving any kind of ETA because this puts too much pressure on us and we don't like that.

We wont be enabling the /dev_bdvd/ mount path patch the backup manager uses for various reasons, so no it wont work as-is

We care more about allowing people to use homebrews and eventually mess with lv2, than helping them playing backups

There is plan to bring the whole code to github for people to contribute though.

Sorry if repost I didnt see this scanning through

#147 - Neo Cyrus - 247w ago
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So they're removing the main purpose of it, pure genius. Either they're afraid of the consequences or they're just dicks... or both.

#146 - dante489 - 247w ago
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i'm going to order this board, i believe even if Mathieulh won't release anything a similar solution will be available in the future! but i bet he will release his documents, considering that this whole psjailbreak thing won't be a secret and other hackers will clone it and share with us the free solution.

Mathieulh won't risk losing the fame, i bet my money on this!

#145 - HZoooof - 247w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by tankman201 View Post
does anyone know when they're going to release documentation yet?

so it will be just a document ? not actually the exploit ?

then can we expect it as soon as saturday ? thanks a lot.. then sorry for my ques !

#144 - BwE - 247w ago
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why the heck would they remove something.. people can be such idiots... thats' just insane - you find something and edit it for sony's benefit. sooo stupid.

#143 - rumblpak - 247w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by PSPSwampy View Post
I wouldn't think it will be long before someone writes a new backup manager that allows for split files (e.g. File.001, File.002) which would be a very quick and easy solution to the 4gb limit.

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.

#142 - aamir007 - 247w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by tankman201 View Post
does anyone know when there going to release documentation yet?


No one knows, most people even doubt that Mathieulh will even release it and just keep it a secret and keep the scene on a hype waiting forever like he did eariler, time will tell.

#141 - PS4 News - 247w ago
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As mentioned in the first post, it should be available as soon as next week... if all goes according to their plan at least.

#140 - tankman201 - 247w ago
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does anyone know when they're going to release documentation yet?