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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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#22 - KrisFluke - October 3, 2010 // 2:05 am
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Thanks for trying to help but I wish it were that simple. It's not working, no matter how fast I unplug/plug it in. I can do 20 or 30 times in 10 seconds easy. I can stretch it out to 3 times in exactly 10 seconds, I've tried 4, 5, 6 times in 10 seconds. I've done it multiple, multiple times for long periods over and over....

...*returns from bathroom* Okay where was I, oh yeah, ps3key... no dice. It's not going into DFU mode. That little red light is all I get.

#21 - Almo - October 2, 2010 // 9:35 pm
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All the people that have trouble getting the blue light on the PS3KEY, I had the same trouble.

The trick is to put in the stick 4 times in a usb-port within 10 seconds !

Also when people are thinking that the 2 lights are not on (at the same time), remove the blue cap. It is very difficult to see if there are 2 lights on, with the blue cap.

If you tried over and over, and still have the feeling that it wont work... then just keep trying. It took me more than 30/40 tries untill I got the PS3KEY in UPDATE mode. (you pc also has to install the ps3key, so wait for that)

#20 - clinttribu - October 2, 2010 // 7:34 pm
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hi, ps3key v 2.1 is good for ps3 5.30 version help pls...

#19 - monkeyass408 - October 2, 2010 // 6:49 pm
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Hey to answer your question it may not be the avrkey. This is the ps3key team response below.
PS3KEY TEAMS reponse.

You need to use windows XP SP2 and the batch from china won't validate
with our code on the site so they cannot update.

PS3key Team

#18 - zeromx - October 2, 2010 // 11:38 am
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Can someone compile this for Teensy 2.0 Thanks soo much in advance..

#17 - KrisFluke - October 2, 2010 // 11:21 am
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Like many others, I got my ps3key yesterday. It worked straight out of the box but no matter how many times or how fast I plug this thing in and out, it doesn't go blue. I've even watched youtube videos showing people performing successful updates and no matter what USB port on no matter what computer, it won't work for me.

I thought for sure that I must have received a AVRkey according to many posts claiming that if your chip is ATmega32U2 inside then you have AVRKey. (I opened it up and checked) It does indeed have the ATmega32U2 chip in it. There are no labels on the outside but inside it does have the new extra tape already applied underneath (something made by "3M")

At this point, I don't know what I have. I have emailed them because I couldn't even get the firmware because it showed up without a yellow serial. (even though my order history says "PS3Key USB Version w/ Yellow serial/sticker"). Somebody was kind enough to post the official ps3key firmware update megaupload or I wouldn't have that either.

All I know is that it works, but I can't update it.

#16 - cfwprophet - October 2, 2010 // 10:26 am
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ok maybe it helps you guys... you can do it with the second time pluged in into the usb port.

Its a little bit tricky but as faster you put in the stick as quicker you come into the update mod.

Do not leave it in just put in and out, in-out, in-out then it should work.

#15 - monkeyass408 - October 2, 2010 // 9:56 am
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hey minatek. i order mines as pre-order way back also. At least we know its an issue and apparently it seems to happen to people who receive their first 100 chip batch from china. The administrator said that ps3key knows this issue and is working on finding out why. Let me know what you find out minatek.

For those that think its just getting the blue led on or getting both led on, we cant get them to turn on. Stays on red led no matter what how many usb ports we tried. I guess we are the unlucky ones. =(

i will try it on my xp computer tomorrow to see if there are any issues with windows 7.

mona222 - not sure if you meant on your vista system, the download keeps hanging up on you or the update application.

#14 - minatek - October 2, 2010 // 9:40 am
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I just got mine in the door today and have the same problem, can't get it into update mode, got it and just dropped them a mail now about what's gonna happen.. ordred the 20th september..

even tried 2 diffrent computers and all the usb ports..

#13 - mona222 - October 2, 2010 // 9:26 am
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Quote Originally Posted by monkeyass408 View Post
thanks for the reply. I think that is exactly what happened to my ps3key. I'm gonna wait it out a couple of days to see if the ps3key team have any solutions before i send it back.

plug it in and out of the usb port 3 or 4 times in fast and both leds light up. run ps3 key updater and it says in the left bottom if it has found it. load the update and press update that's it job done (does any one have a link to the 2.1 update it won't download for me?) i had to do it on xp vista just hangs for me when trying.