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October 1, 2010 // 9:42 pm - Today the PS3Key Team have released their 2.1 update Open Hex Edition PS3 JailBreak to use with generic devices like the Teensy or the PIC and have sent out an email that I received.

Download: PS3Key 2.1 Update Open Hex Edition

To quote: "We've just released v2.1 of the PS3Key firmware in two different flavors...

One is the easy-to-use .upd file which you can use with any genuine PS3Key using the PS3Key Updater Application for Windows.

The other is an 'open' HEX file which is designed for use on generic devices other than PS3Key dongles.

The v2.1 firmware update includes all of the features in v2 and also fixes a few other minor bugs."

New features in v2.1:

1. A series of minor bug fixes.

New features in v2:

1. Now supports peek/poke commands.
2. Backups on USB HDD can now run without an original game in the BluRay drive.
3. Works with Backup Manager 2.

PS3Key Team Release 2.1 Update Open Hex Edition PS3 JailBreak

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#62 - hoodlums562 - November 15, 2010 // 12:12 am
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I just updated my ps3key AMTEL based device with this update! Everything is working perfect but for some reason the L.E.D stays red during the whole jailbreak process. Has anyone else had this same issue? With The 4.0 Update it would change to blue once the jailbreak was loaded! Now with the 4.3 it just stays red the whole time! But everything loads fine!

#61 - PS4 News - November 13, 2010 // 10:24 pm
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Here is another PS3Key update with the PSN fix. Thanks to kmjansen83 for submitting this, and to quote from the readme:
New features in v4.3:

1. Added the workaround recently published that allows 3.41 firmware users to log in to PSN. We would like to emphasize that there is no guarantee that while it does allow you to log in and play games online with a jailbroken PS3, there is no guarantee that your PS3 will not be banned. Use this update at your own risk, and go for v4.0 if you want to play it safe!

#60 - PS4 News - October 25, 2010 // 6:32 pm
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They have issued a recall on some PS3Keys today for serials 1001 0300 0000-x and 1001 0300 0999-x if anyone has one. Below is the e-mail they sent out:
Dear PS3Key user,

During a routine audit of our systems, it came to light that a small number of PS3Keys were sent out with an incorrect bootloader. If your PS3Key serial number is between 1001 0300 0000-x and 1001 0300 0999-x then you are affected. Please contact your point of sale who will be happy to exchange it for you.

We have already sent notifications to the distributors that we supplied this stock to, so their resellers should already be aware of their situation. If they are not, just send them a link to this news article. We have already provided our distributors new stock, so getting a replacement should be a very straightforward process.

If you have a PS3Key within the affected serial number range, you may not notice any abnormal activity. However, due to the problem with the bootloader on these particular dongles, unforeseen and unpredictable issues may occur in the future. Therefore, we encourage everyone with a PS3Key within this range to return it to their point of sale for replacement immediately.

We’d also like to stress that this issue is NOT a hardware-related issue but rather an issue related to the bootloader. However, because the bootloader is required to update PS3Key, it is not possible to release an update to replace the bootloader.

We’d like to apologize for any inconvenience that this issue causes anyone. We place the current and future reliability of PS3Key above all else which is why we decided to make this announcement.

Thank you for your continued support of PS3Key!

#59 - PS4 News - October 20, 2010 // 7:17 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by scrow View Post
PS3Key v4 firmware

Thanks scrow and +Rep!

#58 - scrow - October 20, 2010 // 11:16 am
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PS3Key v4 firmware
We have just released PS3Key v3 updates for both Atmel and Silabs-based PS3Keys and also made the open HEX code available. All of this is available in the download area.

The v3 update adds the functionality of the popular "Hermes v3" payload, with various modifications. Note that no serial number is required to download the open HEX update which can be be used on generic AVR devices.

Hex for AVRKEY

#57 - autumncowboy - October 19, 2010 // 3:27 pm
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Hi all, found this online ... it seems to show how to put the PS3Key into a "DFU" mode which allows Windows to detect the raw ATMEGA32U2 device and so would allow "Flip" to flash over the PS3Key-Custom-bootloader and so we would be able to then flash a scene HEX (is PL3) to it.

Am at work ATM so can't test. Also not sure I want to :-)

PS: Not sure how future updates would work as I believe it is the PS3Key-bootloader which puts the device in "update mode" after 3-quick-hotplugs. Unless we would need to short the two pins every time? Kinda wish the PS3Key team would step-up a bit here :-(

#56 - New Guy - October 19, 2010 // 10:49 am
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Here it is..

Edit: someone beat me to it lol

#55 - azote - October 19, 2010 // 10:07 am
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Quote Originally Posted by lazyboyblue View Post
Doesn't appear to offer much in the way of new features. Tried loading career on fifa 11 with no disc, still not working.

Looks nice though

internal backup or external?

#54 - autumncowboy - October 19, 2010 // 9:49 am
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Quote Originally Posted by lazyboyblue View Post
Looks nice though

Any chance you could attach a pic of their BM?

#53 - azote - October 19, 2010 // 9:16 am
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cool! thanks ! I had no problems with mine so far a happy camper.