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April 2, 2010 // 9:44 pm - Update: JaicraB has now shared a second (36MB) dump and update, details and the download link are available HERE and the guide is being worked on!

Today JaicraB (linked above) with the help of DemonHades have done what GeoHot failed to do, dump and publicly leak the PS3 Hypervisor LV2 (GameOS) for the entire PS3 scene to begin reversing and examining for new holes, exploits, etc!

But wait, there's more... they also plan to share a guide soon detailing how the LV2 dump was done (see HERE for the LV1 dump leak) so that everyone in the PlayStation 3 development community can join in on the fun!

This is indeed refreshing news in comparison to a lone glory hound out only for himself instead of the PS3 scene, seeking attention while blinded by his own e-fame from the notion that others in the community are just as capable, if not moreso, as will surely be demonstrated in coming months.

BIG PROPS to both JaicraB and DemonHades, you guys deserve it and we are honored to see your willingness to share with everyone to further PS3 development. You truly are shining examples of what the scene is all about, and you will be remembered for this.

Download: PS3 Hypervisor LV2 (GameOS) Dump [48.0MB (50,331,648 bytes)] / PS3 Hypervisor LV2 (GameOS) Dump [35.2MB (37,000,000 bytes)]

To quote, roughly translated: "DHorg friends because that is in luck, and I DemonHades and JaicraB we have dump the LV2 (supervisor) thereby obtaining ps3 kernel very soon we detailed the dump.

Jaicrab a pleasure working with you friend.

Best to all! A week ago I started to dismount for the first time a PS3 and install Linux without any experience. My only goal was to teach people to change the cooling of a PS3. Gradually I was calling attention to the world of SCENE and a week I give the LV2.

This concludes a long afternoon with only one thought. DemonHades Thanks for sharing your experience with me and spend the whole evening with me and discuss check for teaching me everything you know in two hours. The truth is that without DemonHades would have been almost impossible. A great and wise person.

After an entire afternoon leading a project in mind, we could dump the LV2. We had read access of the last session before entering XMB Other.

I promised. It will explain the method to follow if you want to do you the same. Enjoy it!

Next step? The next step is Inmagine. First of all tomorrow if I can I will explain the process of how to do it.

It is not a simple dump LV2, but a dump of the entire session previously opened in XMB. What you need to debug the dump way to make things not to mix the session Other and so we can analyze everything that we run in XMB.

This dump was made with an upper size LV2, which contains trash otheros session mixed with XMB. The LV2 area is intact, are the first 36 megabytes, which is lv0, LV1, LV2.

You open a door and you find 50 more, each new door you can open 50 more doors. Choose your path to investigate and share it with everyone."

Finally, pictured below is the IDA Pro SPU processor module in action!

PS3 Hypervisor LV2 (GameOS) Dumped and Publicly Leaked!!

PS3 Hypervisor LV2 (GameOS) Dumped and Publicly Leaked!!

PS3 Hypervisor LV2 (GameOS) Dumped and Publicly Leaked!!

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#87 - cusy214 - April 3, 2010 // 11:36 am
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There are a few old games with security holes in the game saves, i'm sure will be able to use that to have CFW.

They took of OtherOS from the slim to cut the price, i'm sure the hackers can bring it back, all we need is the drivers.

#86 - Raze1988 - April 3, 2010 // 11:10 am
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Quote Originally Posted by waleed View Post
noob here, i understood that the hack/dump needs otheros to be achieved and one day leading to some sort of homebrew, now for the ps3 slim, will the outcome of that hack be able to be used even though it lacks otheros?

We don't know IF or WHEN devs start looking into a solution for the Slim, but right now it looks like the only security holes sit in the OtherOS. I bet it will be needed to install the very first homebrew programs.

To install something through the XMB on an official Firmware, you'd need to run unsigned code, since Sony's HQ are the only ones who can sign code. Even if it's code from a professional developer.

As for OtherOS on the Slim: I don't know if the Slim models got stripped of the whole functionality or if it something simple as "OtherOS_label.Visible = false"

#85 - cusy214 - April 3, 2010 // 10:14 am
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well, i think the new FW sony put out was to remove otherOS only, i'm sure once they see this a new FW will come out soon and try to pervent users from useing CFW, like they might change some codes or something, i don't know lol.

#84 - mx3 - April 3, 2010 // 9:49 am
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Great news coming in fast , i was think about selling/trading my 80gb motorstorm for a slim as i wasn't planning to update to remove feature, and i wanted to go online to play some cod4/codmw2, good thing i saw the tool to bypass it.

Great work guys , sony just add fuel to the fire with this downgrade !

#83 - daveribz - April 3, 2010 // 9:28 am
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Quote Originally Posted by waleed View Post
noob here, i understood that the hack/dump needs otheros to be achieved and one day leading to some sort of homebrew, now for the ps3 slim, will the outcome of that hack be able to be used even though it lacks otheros?

Maybe. ATM, it's really unclear what we can achieve with these dumps yet, besides having a way better understanding of how GameOS works. We know that with OtherOS, we can do some nice things (as Geohot showed, replacing some unencrypted files, RCOs, that are XMB layout/style localisation files)

Until some experienced devs takes a look at these dumps and/or reverse them, we pretty much just need to check PS3News oftenly

#82 - Denbo44 - April 3, 2010 // 9:25 am
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Awesome news. Question: A debug PS3 is or is not keyed to the blu-ray drive ?

As I have two YLOD PS3 from ebay , which I have repaired but only to find the blu-ray drives are not keyed to the system board. I hate when that happens!

#81 - daveribz - April 3, 2010 // 9:21 am
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Quote Originally Posted by korn16ftl3 View Post
i assumed as much like i said thay know that many of us wont update would be nice to find something like the tiff exploit to load games without a FW update again if need be

You know what they're mentionning too? Like in the 'Notices' section. The fifth bullet states: "This system software update includes all features contained in previous versions."

#80 - waleed - April 3, 2010 // 9:20 am
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noob here, i understood that the hack/dump needs otheros to be achieved and one day leading to some sort of homebrew, now for the ps3 slim, will the outcome of that hack be able to be used even though it lacks otheros?

#79 - einzwei - April 3, 2010 // 9:07 am
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Very good news indeed

I quickly looked through the dump. Here is what I can tell - less than a first third of it actually has something to do with game os and after that is linux stuff.

But I found some very interesting strings:

VrEa2uUV3s2hTgLj
and
BDFvcv2vQ2mGvxsJ

they both are 16 bytes long (128bit) and look like some keys to me - lower and upper case letters + numbers mixed together

may be they are two halves of a key for a HMAC check?

anyways - someone skilled and curious should check them very carefully

#78 - korn16ftl3 - April 3, 2010 // 8:57 am
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Quote Originally Posted by livpool View Post
They wouldn't mention it if it was a big deal. it's most likely a very pointless and harmless security problem.

i assumed as much like i said they know that many of us won't update would be nice to find something like the tiff exploit to load games without a FW update again if need be. if i woulda known about that exploit when i got my PS3 i woulda never updated peroid between that and being able to use a proxy to connect to PSN there was never no need for an FW update.