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February 9, 2010 // 10:10 pm - Today the PS3 hack exploit SX28 hardware arrived, so we can begin work on dumping the PlayStation 3 Hypervisor to examine!

Up to now, both GeoHot and xorloser have successfully performed the PS3 hack while a few others simply obtained GeoHot's PS3 Hypervisor dump to study privately.

Needless to say, the rest of the PS3 scene including most of us here, have been waiting to take a peek at the unencrypted bootloader and Hypervisor lv0 and lv1 dumps.

We started by writing a Ubuntu Guide (as did titanmkd HERE) and attempted to use a 555 timer to obtain the 40ns pulse required to trigger the exploit, but like many others who attempted this we too had no such luck!

Luckily xorloser shared some propered code to trigger a 40ns pulse using an SX28 chip. They are a bit harder to find, and a little more expensive (as you need a programmer) but the method is sound.

That brings us to today, and our SX28 chips and programmer arrived - so we will be recreating the hardware, and giving this a go soon!

PS3 Hack Exploit SX28 Hardware Arrives, Bring on the Hypervisor!

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#47 - mckarlsson - February 10, 2010 // 3:01 pm
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good luck ps3news-team will wait for more interesting news !

#46 - dante489 - February 10, 2010 // 2:38 pm
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the exploit still needs Linux to work.. without the otheros option there was no such exploit which made me think that even after the ps3 was hacked u still needed Sony's help imagine the ps3 fat without this option which could easily happened then how great the security would look... and i just wanted to know why do ppl seem so happy about this thing even thought it's still just an exploit?

i mean what if the devs failed in obtaining anything from this, would history still recognize it as the first hack to the ps3? i mean if we can't run homebrews then how comes everyone keep saying geohot hacked the ps3 and some ppl even ask for an iso loader which i think that its so dump, don't you think that until now he didn't totally opened the ps3 like what he did with the iphone i mean what kept him from completing his job or he thought that was enough... is really hacking the level0 and level 1 enough for the devs to finally release something useful for end users?

if only sony has supported Graphic acceleration in linux then no one has a reason to hack it. i'm a noob i can barely code a hello word so plz if i was saying stupid things let me know.

#45 - veggav - February 10, 2010 // 2:24 pm
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Well, is there a chance that the dump might be completly useless ?

I mean, as far as I know, lv0 lv1 and the hypervision are crypted, so ok, you guys will dump them and this information is decrypted so you can check what is written on it.

But would be possible that there are no holes ? Like a very well written scructure that does not let anybody go on ?

If so, this would be the end of the ps3 scene but this is a really negative thought..

#44 - Pcsx2006 - February 10, 2010 // 2:16 pm
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To all guys whom are asking for iso loaders, ways to play backups on PS3 should know that it can only be possible after accessing to lvl2 and the current hack is about obtaining the dumps is lvl0 and lvl1 which is low level also a lot of reverse engineering is needed to find any exploit from these dumps.

if any exploit or exploits are found then they should be used in a way to obtain the lvl2 dumps then it'll enable devs to make iso loaders, maybe cfws or any sort of such things so stop asking these annoying questions and let the devs do their work instead of answering your question.

#43 - yellowsnow - February 10, 2010 // 1:46 pm
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Great snow day surprise cant wait to see what this looks like; I kinda gave up on my free-formed 555 circuit too bad you need semi-expensive hardware to glitch the rambus, I'm sure you'll share though. Its only been 3 years; good work CJPC!

#42 - Raze1988 - February 10, 2010 // 1:46 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Neo Cyrus View Post
Is there an estimated time that we'll see the dump posted?

I guess sometime between now and Sunday evening. CJPC is always kinda fast with his updates.

They won't post the dump in a public place tho, since it is copyrighted by Sony.

#41 - dvbtr - February 10, 2010 // 1:36 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by elected View Post
Finally, how will it help to us? will be possible to run dumped ISO's, burned on bd roms or from HDD?

Nobody don't know because there is no known bug found related with dump or we don't know if dump can help us to solve but it's better than nothing.

#40 - Neo Cyrus - February 10, 2010 // 1:33 pm
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Is there an estimated time that we'll see the dump posted?

#39 - elected - February 10, 2010 // 1:24 pm
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Finally, how will it help to us? will be possible to run dumped ISO's, burned on bd roms or from HDD? if it will be so, a lot of people will be happy, because here, where i live, prices for licensed games are tooo high (paying attention on our income).

#38 - lilstevie - February 10, 2010 // 12:38 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by TUHTA View Post
Good question! So actually Assembly an old language!And its not to easy to programm by using Assembly language!
And Assembly is need more power of hardware to work!

U can just do simply commands and actions by using assembly language but it will take more hardware power that C++.
C++ programming language is simply the MOST usefull language its really modern than Assembly!
Other OS is using C++

Playstation 3 Was Fully Build by using C/C++ programming language.

Actually my friend who r master in LINUX...said that i looked into ps3 and i can say that... Ps3 is Build on C++ and Really the same like Linux OS!

We opened Ps3 HDD and saw that all files are .bin so actually cool technology mr. SONY!

Somehow i dont think you grasp these things properly.

Assembly is more efficient than any compiler, C/C++ gets turned into assembly code by the compiler, but with inefficiencies and bin files are just a file, it could be called .sony if sony wanted to. but yes C/C++ are easier to program in, i think that is probably the only thing i will agree on with your post.