- Today we have a brief update on the PS3 TOOL DECR-1000A serial port, as I haven't had time yet (due to the holidays) to install my Infectus Mod
into our Service Mode PS3
to begin dumping and comparing the NAND images.
Not long ago we took a peek at the PS3 Reference Tool's serial port, which is a 9 pin RS-232 port is covered by a metal panel, with two screws holding it down. One would assume there are secrets behind it, we did!
On connecting to the unit, we received a prompt for a password. On a whim, we tried a few default passwords, one of which being Administrator
, and it worked!
We then received the prompt shown in the picture (below). Alas, there are only a few options to set the IP address on the unit. It can either be set statically, or dynamically - letting the IP be obtained by a network DHCP server.
The version command returns the software version of the PS3 Communication Processor
, which as we detailed previously, is the embedded debugger in the PS3 TOOL.
The IP settings as well are that of the embedded debugger. Luckily, it appears to be a simple script running on a Linux system.
That said, if we can manage to break out of the script, we would get access to the entire PS3 Communication Processor and be able to dump it!