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January 1, 2011 // 10:37 pm - Today the PS3 LV2 Loader (lv2ldr), METLDR, Application / IV (initialization vector) keys and SHA1 hashes used to verify the keys have been publicly released by various PlayStation 3 developers. Below they are all listed, as follows:

Fail0verflow released the SHA1 hashes of the different PS3 keys: <-- sha1 hashes for some keys

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Mathieulh posted the PS3 LV2, PKGs, RVK, ISO, and Application keys (also crediting RichDevX, Graf_Chokolo, N_D_T, and TitanMKD) that can be used to decrypt via the PS3 SELF Crypto / PS3 SELF File Format and Decryption algorithm:

PS3 0.80 / 3.15 Lv2ldr keys:

erk: 94303F69513572AB5AE17C8C2A1839D2C24C28F65389D3BBB11894CE23E0798F
riv: 9769BFD187B90990AE5FEA4E110B9CF5

Decrypts all the External lv2 versions from pre 1.00 to anything below 3.40.

PS3 3.40 / 3.41 lv2 keys:

erk (12AB0): 57 5B 0A 6C 4B 4F 27 60 A0 3F E4 18 9E BA F4 D9 47 27 9F D9 82 B1 40 70 34 90 98 B0 8F F9 2C 10
riv (12AD0): 41 1C B1 8F 46 0C E5 0C AF 2C 42 6D 8F 0D 93 C8

PS3 0.80 / 3.15 Application loader keys:

erk-315 79481839C406A632BDB4AC093D73D99AE1587F24CE7E69192C1CD0010274A8AB
riv-315 6F0F25E1C8C4B7AE70DF968B04521DDA

erk 4F89BE98DDD43CAD343F5BA6B1A133B0A971566F770484AAC20B5DD1DC9FA06A
riv 90C127A9B43BA9D8E89FE6529E25206F

erk AAC20B5DD1DC9FA06A90C127A9B43BA9D8E89FE6529E25206F8CA6905F46148D
riv 7D8D84D2AFCEAE61B41E6750FC22EA43

erk-080 95F50019E7A68E341FA72EFDF4D60ED376E25CF46BB48DFDD1F080259DC93F04
riv-080 4A0955D946DB70D691A640BB7FAECC4C

erk D91166973979EA8694476B011AC62C7E9F37DA26DE1E5C2EE3D66E42B8517085
riv DC01280A6E46BC674B81A7E8801EBE6E

erk F9EDD0301F770FABBA8863D9897F0FEA6551B09431F61312654E28F43533EA6B
riv A551CCB4A42C37A734A2B4F9657D5540

PS3 0.80 to 0.92 Revision 0 Application loader keys:

erk-rev0 95F50019E7A68E341FA72EFDF4D60ED376E25CF46BB48DFDD1F080259DC93F04
riv-ev0 4A0955D946DB70D691A640BB7FAECC4C

PS3 0.95 to 3.31 Revision 1 Application loader keys (from and in updaters):

erk-rev1 79481839C406A632BDB4AC093D73D99AE1587F24CE7E69192C1CD0010274A8AB
riv-rev1 6F0F25E1C8C4B7AE70DF968B04521DDA

PS3 Unknown keys, seem not to be in use:

riv-unk1 90C127A9B43BA9D8E89FE6529E25206F

erk-unk2 AAC20B5DD1DC9FA06A90C127A9B43BA9D8E89FE6529E25206F8CA6905F46148D
riv-unk2 7D8D84D2AFCEAE61B41E6750FC22EA43

erk-unk3 D91166973979EA8694476B011AC62C7E9F37DA26DE1E5C2EE3D66E42B8517085
riv-unk3 DC01280A6E46BC674B81A7E8801EBE6E

erk-unk4 F9EDD0301F770FABBA8863D9897F0FEA6551B09431F61312654E28F43533EA6B
riv-unk4 A551CCB4A42C37A734A2B4F9657D5540

He also tweeted the following: In fact it decrypts most of the application selfs the 3.15 appldr key decrypts updaters too Looks like the isolated secure loaders aren't that secure anymore eh ? Looking for the curve list now. Ok so now if you can calculate K You'll also need to use a pre 3.40 lv2ldr but that's kinda obvious. By your lv2 I obviously mean custom firmware (for instance replace lv2_kernel) with a linux kernel. (of course you still need to flash it) Just one last thing, if you decrypt 2 lv2_kernel, you can calculate m then k, if you get k, and the keys I tweeted, you can have your lv2. btw those keys also happen to decrypt the ps2_emu binaries if anyone cares.

P.S. The self revision is located at 0x00000009 in the self header, it defines the key set in use.

GeoHot released the PS3 METLDR keys:

PS3 3.41 METLDR keys:

GG SONY!!!!!

I'm in your console borrowing your metldr keys

3.41 kernel keys as semi proof, more to come

erk(12AB0): 57 5B 0A 6C 4B 4F 27 60 A0 3F E4 18 9E BA F4 D9 47 27 9F D9 82 B1 40 70 34 90 98 B0 8F F9 2C 10
riv(12AD0): 41 1C B1 8F 46 0C E5 0C AF 2C 42 6D 8F 0D 93 C8

Finally, GeoHot also shared geoldr, to quote:

Happy New Year!

Run this as a 2nd stage from metldr. Listen for mail

As usual, there are no release dates ever. But pretty cool eh? It's a real loader.

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#22 - PS4 News - January 2, 2011 // 7:50 pm
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Resume discussion here:

#21 - Warrorar - January 2, 2011 // 7:44 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by barrybarryk View Post
also people don't flame geohot because his work is rubbish, they flame him because he's an arrogant douche.

geohot got flamed from people because he didnt wanted to share his complete progress with the world. which was indeed right!

i'm pretty sure, everything what happend now to the community and the ps3. was a reaction of geohots work and the reaction from sony about it.

#20 - ps3xbox360 - January 2, 2011 // 7:34 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by sherpya View Post
they are both uint8_t, I think you lost a char while copy/paste, tested on ps2_emu.self and worked fine.

I always get 'Bad file structure or read error (line 2953). Continue?' and other random warn on ida 6.

thanks- yes that was a cut paste error, i have it right in the source.

the problem was i was using ibm sdk. i swiched over to ps3toolbox and it works fine now.

#19 - barrybarryk - January 2, 2011 // 1:37 pm
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if sony were going to keep otherOS it would have been included in the slim, the minute the decision to remove it from the slim was made it was the end of otherOS. Oddly enough what happened with the first major update after the slim was released? otherOS was removed.

also people don't flame geohot because his work is rubbish, they flame him because he's an arrogant douche.

#18 - Warrorar - January 2, 2011 // 1:25 pm
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sure and santa claus is real. i don't know where you get your posts from, but this is complete bs.

have fun

#17 - barrybarryk - January 2, 2011 // 1:11 pm
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geohot's work had nothing to do with the removal of otherOS thats just nonsense that was posted around the net and sony jumped on it, the decision to remove otherOS came months before as terrasoft were losing money supporting very few paid for copies of their distribution of linux (YDL).

#16 - Warrorar - January 2, 2011 // 1:01 pm
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and i can only say again, everyone who flamed against geohot, what's now? we should say thanks to geohot, everyone who flamed his blog or insulted him should say sorry.

why? because of the fact that sony removed linux because geohot found an exploit in it. and without this removing of linux, the hacker teams like overflow etc would never had started there work.

this situation is the best proof that every community is full of people who only follow the flaming persons, and not the one who use there brain and think about it clear.

#15 - solrac1974 - January 2, 2011 // 12:33 pm
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Great news, we are near a CFW, can't wait to play newer games and browse PSN again, if possible!

#14 - Mbb - January 2, 2011 // 10:49 am
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The hackers p0wned $ony at this moment, when they did that earlier in 2010 there was always a response from not in 1 month, not in 1 week but in a few days.

It is so good to see that sony can't do anything anymore, in a week, in a month, or ever

#13 - ichibaka - January 2, 2011 // 9:04 am
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wow glad I didn't sleep yet, this is an epic moment.