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May 23, 2011 // 11:41 am - Today anonymous PS3 hackers who call themselves No_One have released a Dual Firmware PDF document that may bring 3.6x+ Key Decryption and new CFW to Custom Firmware fans.

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To quote: 05/23/2011 For Immediate Release: The beginning of dual-firmware PS3: PS3_Ed2.pdf The technique outlined in the .PDF will help people learn more about 3.6x firmwares.

The solution relies on the implementation of a second NOR/NAND Flash. Some technical limitations have been identified. But time will help us to remove them.

The information in the document is still theoretical for the moment, however please post results from your testing.

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PS3 Hackers Dual Firmware to Bring 3.6x+ Key Decryption & CFW

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#61 - neoxon71 - August 9, 2011 // 6:49 pm
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I'm new to the forum but i was wondering if anyone has tried to format their flash and knows what happens? does it then look for a software image on the system or does it brick (no assumptions please)? secondly what might happen if you took the flash memory off and tried to over-write it.

I know formatting and overwriting it isn't possible as this point with the PS3 but it doesn't mean it cant be done else ware. I could plug it into my cisco router and y-modem the CFW. I'm just worried there's a fail safe before i brick my ps3.

#60 - elser1 - August 7, 2011 // 12:41 am
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Quote Originally Posted by nividia View Post
Quotes from Gehot and Fail0verflow may lead to something

that's old news last year old.. LOL

#59 - nividia - August 7, 2011 // 12:14 am
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Quotes from Gehot and Fail0verflow may lead to something :

"The complete console is compromised - there is no recovery from this," said pytey, a member of the fail0verflow group of hackers, who revealed the initial exploit at the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin in December.

Sony updated its consoles to block the software and took legal action against distributors in many countries.

However, according to pytey, it may not be so easy to fix the problem this time.

"The only way to fix this is to issue new hardware," he said. "Sony will have to accept this."

In the end, the flaw that allowed them to crack the system was a basic cryptographic error that allowed them to compute the private key, held by Sony, he said.

"Sony uses a private key, usually stored in a vault at the company's HQ, to mark firmware as valid and unmodified, and the PS3 only needs a public key to verify that the signature came from Sony.

"Applied correctly, it would take billions of years to derive the private key from the public key, or to make a signature without knowing the private key, even when you have all the computational power in the world at your disposal."

But the team found that Sony had made a "critical mistake" in how it implemented the security.

"The signing recipe requires that a random number be used as part of the calculation, with the caveat that that number must be truly random and not predictable in any way," the team said.

"However, Sony wrote their own signing software, which used a constant number for each signature."

This allowed the team to use "simple algebra" to uncover Sony's secret key, without access to it.

"This is supposed to be the most secret of secret of secrets - it's the Crown jewels," said pytey.

Using a similar technique he was able to extract the entire master key for the system, which he subsequently publish online along with a demonstration of it in action.

However, he has not released the method he used to extract the key.

"There is no reason to," he said.

#58 - bad man modder - August 2, 2011 // 1:45 am
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Lets hope they make a 3.66 cfw then!!

#57 - farenheit - July 30, 2011 // 6:40 pm
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Looking at those images and judging by the small number of wires connected to the switch... It seems as though he has disabled the on-board chip, hooked up both new NANDs to the same points and uses the aformentioned switch to switch between the two...

#56 - HeyManHRU - July 30, 2011 // 7:36 am
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I hope he releases a tutorial soon, anyway does this method work on slim models, I think I read something somewhere that it won't work but a verification would be nice

#55 - TheShroomster - July 29, 2011 // 12:27 pm
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Nice work but a wiring nightmare. I hope there is a user friendly solution that will come from all this research and testing.

#54 - PS4 News - July 28, 2011 // 3:10 pm
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Here is a follow-up from varicela on PS3 Dual NAND with a Fat 40GB console:

To quote, roughly translated: After several tests trying to take the Fat out of nand console with poor results because of the long cable and data loss, I decided to approach the issue by putting the two Nand and activating of interest.

Here I leave a picture of the folded and functional flash1 a Sem001.

I decided to put the flash0 on this side also.

Here the native Flash0.

The switch for selection of nands.

The next video, a greeting.

#53 - HeyManHRU - July 28, 2011 // 6:56 am
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Sony will always be one step ahead of hackers. But I reckon the future of PS3 hacking is dual firmware.

#52 - Wile E - July 28, 2011 // 6:51 am
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So, if 3.60 and up keys are hacked, I wonder how long before Sony just changes them again? And if they do, how long before they can be found again? Meh, such is life in the cfw wars I suppose. lol.