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242w ago - 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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#12 - hades007 - 242w ago
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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.

Dude, i got the same problem. You will never get BOTH the two leds get light up the same time..

You ONLY need to get te blue one to get light up! Then it is in update mode.

Works for me, updated it twice now. To V2 en V2.1

#11 - R3b0rn - 242w ago
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can somebody show me to the direction of some kind of guide to be able to make this hex work with other USB kits?

Like ex. Olimex AVR-USB-162

#10 - monkeyass408 - 242w ago
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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.

#9 - iazybandit - 242w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by hacked2123 View Post
Aren't these the devices with the tape? Could that be what's wrong?

The tape is for short circuit where the PS3Key wont be recognized at all..even on the PS3. However, there have been reports where the PS3Key works out of the bag/box on the PS3 but does not go into update mode. PS3Key is aware of the problem and is looking to see what is the problem.

If it works on the PS3 but does not go into update mode, my feeling is that the bootloader is corrupted. Contact the site you purchased from and see what their exchange policy in regards to sending you a replacement.

#8 - Mack702 - 242w ago
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This I have just tested with the MAximus AVR and does not work! Thanks though

#7 - monkeyass408 - 242w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by hacked2123 View Post
Aren't these the devices with the tape? Could that be what's wrong?

i could try to open it up. but as of right now its working in the ps3. everything is running and im able to install and run backup manager. so im not sure its the tape issue. Only one way to find out... opening it right now and will comment on results after.
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no luck. I opened the ps3key and found it properly covered with some insulation tape. so i'm pretty clueless as of why i cannot get it into dfu mode to install new firmware.

ps: this is 100% identical to ps3key. The only thing is that i never got the yellow sticker. They later sent me an email of the yellow sticker after i requested it. Who knows it may be a clone? if anyone has similar experiences please share it. (otherwise i'm gonna have to RMA it =(... all that wait to rma and wait further.

#6 - PS4 News - 242w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by hacked2123 View Post
Aren't these the devices with the tape? Could that be what's wrong?

Indeed they are, good point.. see here monkeyass408: http://www.ps4news.com/forums/ps3-hacks/ps3key-teaser-pkg-installer-ps3key-tape-fix-guide-arrives-113103.html

#5 - hacked2123 - 242w ago
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Aren't these the devices with the tape? Could that be what's wrong?

#4 - PS4 News - 242w ago
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If you go to the PS3Key site it will tell you using their checker app if it's a legit chip or not, that's probably the best way to find out.

#3 - monkeyass408 - 242w ago
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i just received my ps3key and its good and working but i am not able to get the ps3key to upgrade the firmware. No matter what i do i cannot get this ps3key to get both led lights turned on so i can install the new fw. I've tried running the ps3key updater app as administrator and on xp sp3 compatability mode. (i'm running windows 7).

Nothing works.. Has other people been having the same problems?

Note: From the looks on this ps3key in my hands it doesn't look like a clone.