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April 9, 2008 // 10:01 pm - Earlier last week, one of the PS3 Devs sent his PS3 Debug/TEST unit off to another resident Dev (who also successfully did a PS3 Retail Flash dump early last year) to have the PS3 Flash dumped.

Well, it has been done! In an amazing feat taking all of 10 minutes, Courier pulled the two PS3 NAND Flash chips from the PS3 TEST and dumped them. Nothing like a hot air rework station in the hands of a professional!

So, the PS3 TEST Flash has been dumped! We also had a chance to do a preliminary analysis on it as we have seen and catalogued nearly 15 seperate PS3 Retail Flash dumps- and there is only (1) constant string in the section we are examining in all of them.

But in the PS3 TEST, it differs!!

More information will be posted soon, but the plan is now to replace said data on a Retail PS3 system, and by doing so modifying its identity to pass the update verification so that Debug/TEST Firmware can be installed on it... along with all the goodies it allows of course.

PS3 Debug/TEST Flash Dumped!!

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#14 - CJPC - May 9, 2008 // 5:32 pm
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The infectus only dumps the main NAND flash chips on the PS3's motherboard, and nothing else. On some newer ps3's it can not yet dump the main flashes neither.

#13 - H4rdWear - May 9, 2008 // 12:40 pm
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Is the infectus capable of dumping any of the chips OR can we send the chips out to be dumped?? i heard that there is a board being treated as such... and that is how the new dumps came about?

#12 - puksa - May 8, 2008 // 6:41 am
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we even dont know WHERE is the key. yes, its somewhere inside, but.... WHERE?

#11 - H4rdWear - May 6, 2008 // 7:00 pm
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... maybe a stupid question? if the ps3 has a root key.. can not this root key be dumped as well? seeing as the root key is stored on the hardware in an unencrypted form that would give us a way in?

#10 - SiZMiK - April 14, 2008 // 4:46 pm
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This is great news, I would hate to lose BR playback though

#9 - PeiXePT - April 13, 2008 // 5:11 am
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Quote Originally Posted by wicked insanity View Post
So we could soon be able to install Dev f/w on a retail unit?? thats sounds amazing. The possibilites from that are endless, the amount of users that would be able to use the Dev f/w to its full potential would increase exponentially. Then progress for the 'scene' would be made even faster.

Even if you have a Retail unit with Test FW you still need the tools (software) because you only have the hardware...

So basically if this can be done then CJPC or other Dev need to "leak to everyone" the tools (and i dont know if he can do it).

If devs can give us all the software+hardware then yes we can say the dev will increase exponentially.

#8 - labonte - April 11, 2008 // 11:29 pm
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Great news guys. Like the famous line of field of dream just reworded let them build it and it will come lol.

#7 - ps2asker - April 10, 2008 // 10:31 pm
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Best news I've heard in a long long time

When can we expect results of testing, matter of days or weeks?

Good work btw

#6 - CJPC - April 10, 2008 // 7:47 pm
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Take a look in the pictures, that is the file list (sofar)

Mind you that is not the "mounted" file list however - that is not available yet. However the "mounted" file list for another PS3 TEST is available in the site news archives!

#5 - zerocom - April 10, 2008 // 9:19 am
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Could you please give us a complete file list from the flash?