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October 1, 2010 // 7:42 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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#52 - lazyboyblue - October 19, 2010 // 1:55 pm
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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

#51 - PS4 News - October 19, 2010 // 1:34 pm
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Thanks scrow and +Rep! If anyone finds out what features it offers feel free to post them below... as I don't see any type of readme file with it included.

#50 - scrow - October 19, 2010 // 1:31 pm
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P3Key Backup Manager v1.0 Released
Posted on 19th October 2010

We have released v1.0 of the PS3Key Backup Manager today. It can be downloaded in the downloads section of the website.

#49 - PS4 News - October 19, 2010 // 1:27 pm
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Yep, I see it on their site news:
We have released v1.0 of the PS3Key Backup Manager today. It can be downloaded in the downloads section of the website.

If someone can attach it here I will +Rep ya as always!

#48 - lazyboyblue - October 19, 2010 // 1:24 pm
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PS3key have just released their own version of BM. I have just downloaded it. I don't know if it offers anything new becuase I have not had the chance to test yet.

#47 - PS4 News - October 19, 2010 // 5:11 am
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Thanks and +Rep New Guy, and FYI the reason the links didn't show is because they were external ones so they are sent to the moderation queue... I have attached the files now for you though as our rules require. Thanks again!

#46 - New Guy - October 19, 2010 // 4:54 am
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for the udp and bin i'll go dl the hex and upload it, btw with hermesv3 added move games n such are now working.

Edit: and the hex file is below.

#45 - PS4 News - October 19, 2010 // 4:19 am
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PS3Key Update v3 is now available, and to quote from their site:
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 at:

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.

In the past few weeks we have received several requests from distributors and end users who wish to be able to flash their PS3Keys with the very latest firmwares that are not yet available from

As customer satisfaction is our number one priority, we have decided to release material and source code necessary to make this possible in the very near future.

The PS3Key update system was designed to protect end users from bricking chips with bad updates. A word of caution is therefore necessary here. If you experiment with custom updates your WARRANTY WILL BE VOID, and it is possible to BRICK the Atmel version of so that an external AVR programmer is necessary to restore any functionality. Generic AVR-based dongles and SiliconLabs-based PS3Keys are safer for experimenting with custom updates.

If you wish to use the product as advertised we strongly suggest you do not experiment with custom firmware unless you have some AVR experience and an AVR programmer on hand just in case.

We are now working on modularising the code and will release an update incorporating the "Hermes v4" features soon. We will also make source code and material for generating custom updates available soon. While compiling custom updates might add bleeding-edge features not yet available in the official PS3Key, it is not something we recommend for inexperienced users.

Preferably, please be patient and trust us to deliver a safe update solution for you. It might take a little longer than the other versions available on the web, but you'll have the piece of mind that you're covered by our warranty in the unlikely event that something does go wrong.

Thank you for your continued support of PS3Key!

As usual, I will +Rep if anyone grabs and attaches the update here.

#44 - damingraham - October 14, 2010 // 9:43 pm
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yup still waiting on those slow folks with ps3key to implement hermes 3 so it can be more smooth. dunno what the hold up is there is NO reason not to or none to slow its pace.

#43 - vma - October 14, 2010 // 9:15 pm
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I edited the leds.h for the AVRKEY. If you compile with this, the led's will work properly!