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September 1, 2010 // 6:20 am - Update #2: B1oH4z has shared a PSGroove AVR-USB-162 hex code that was compiled with a setting of 8mhz and using it Jasmin05 has confirmed the Olimex AT90USB162 works 100% now with a video below!

Update: martenbroadclk has now shared pre-compiled hex codes ready to burn followed shortly by hex codes for all boards, including both the original PSGroove release and CJPC's dev_bdvd patched version and Xantra has released the ATmega164PA PS JailBreak Schematics And PCB Layout.

Recently we reported that the PS JailBreak PS3 modchip was successfully cloned, and today the PSGroove PS3 exploit arrives!

PSGroove is an open-source reimplementation of the PSJailBreak exploit for AT90USB and related microcontrollers.

The PSGroove for now allows the very same features as the PSJailBreak but without backup manager support, you can also now remove the dongle.

The original PSJailbreak dongle had a patch that would trigger the lv1 panic hypercall if the dongle wasn't in the list of connected devices.

CJPC has also detailed HERE how to patch it to allow for the proper mountpoint dev_bdvd to be mounted enabling the playback of backup games and posted a patched version below for those lazy.

Download: PSGroove PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit / PSGroove PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit [Mirror] / PSGroove PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit (Patched) / PSGroove PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit Hex Codes (AT90USBKEY boards) / PSGroove PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit Hex Codes (All Boards) / PS JailBreak Schematics And PCB Layout

It should work on:

• AT90USB162
• AT90USB646
• AT90USB647
• AT90USB1286
• AT90USB1287
• ... and maybe more.


The repository uses the LUFA library as a submodule. To clone, use something like:

git clone git://
cd psgroove
git submodule init
git submodule update


Chip and board selection can usually be handled in the Makefile. In particular, update the MCU, BOARD, and F_CPU lines. Suggested values:

Teensy 1.0:
MCU = at90usb162
F_CLOCK = 16000000

Teensy++ 1.0:
MCU = at90usb646
F_CLOCK = 16000000

Teensy 2.0:
MCU = atmega32u4
F_CLOCK = 16000000

Teensy++ 2.0:
MCU = at90usb1286
F_CLOCK = 16000000

MCU = at90usb1287
F_CLOCK = 8000000

AVROpendous v1.1:
MCU = at90usb162
BOARD = USER (need to manually attribute LED pins in Board/LEDs.h)
F_CLOCK = 8000000

MCU = at90usb1287
F_CLOCK = 8000000

Board-specific notes

Teensy boards only have one LED, so it will turn off when the exploit succeeds rather than turn green. Older Teensy 1.0 boards also have the polarity inverted. In general, a LED should do something when the board is powered, and do something different when the exploit works.


On Linux, use the AVR GCC toolchain (Debian/Ubuntu package: gcc-avr). On Windows, WinAVR should do the trick.

make clean


Now program psgroove.hex into your board and you're ready to go. For the AT90USBKEY and other chips with a DFU bootloader preinstalled, you can get the dfu-programmer tool, put your board in programming mode, and run

make dfu

For the Teensy boards, you probably have to use the Teensy Loader software.


To use this exploit:

• Hard power cycle your PS3 (using the switch in back, or unplug it)
• Plug the dongle into your PS3.
• Press the PS3 power button, followed quickly by the eject button.

After a few seconds, the first LED on your dongle should light up. After about 5 seconds, the second LED will light up (or the LED will just go off, if you only have one). This means the exploit worked! You can see the new "Install Package Files" menu option in the game menu.


A programmed dongle won't enumerate properly on a PC, so don't worry about that.

This software is not intended to enable piracy, and such features have been disabled. This software is intended to allow the execution of unsigned third-party apps and games on the PS3.

PSGroove - Open Source PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit is Released!

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#735 - Angelcry - October 13, 2010 // 2:13 pm
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Thank you very much. Will try and let you know

#734 - farenheit - October 13, 2010 // 2:05 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Angelcry View Post
Hello. I've just ordered a minimus32 board and i want to flash my PS3. I understand that i need the proper hex file for it.

Can someone post a link with the hex file for Minimus 32 AVR please ?

You can find it here:

#733 - PS4 News - October 13, 2010 // 1:19 pm
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Well, that was an example... this thread may not have v3 but if you find a thread with "Hermes v3" in the title (we do have one HERE) do the same thing and more than likely you will find it... if not, post in the Hermes v3 thread requesting someone to compile it for you.

#732 - Angelcry - October 13, 2010 // 1:15 pm
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It contains the latest Hermes V3? Also I understand that the leds are not working? As long as it does what i want it to do i dont have a problem. Thanks for your help

#731 - PS4 News - October 13, 2010 // 1:00 pm
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I'm going to repeat a tip I posted a few days ago which is very handy...

If you go to the PS3 Hacks section here:

Then find this thread: PSGroove - Open Source PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit is Released!

Click on the paperclip icon next to it and a list of all the files will appear... one of these, for example, is psgroove-minimus 32.rar

#730 - Angelcry - October 13, 2010 // 12:55 pm
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Hello. I've just ordered a minimus32 board and i want to flash my PS3. I understand that i need the proper hex file for it.

Can someone post a link with the hex file for Minimus 32 AVR please ?

#729 - deliol - October 9, 2010 // 6:01 pm
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After searching a bit for a compiled payload for my device (ATAVRUSBRF01), I couldn't find one with correct led support, so I decided to compile it myself.

So, here is Hermes v3 payload compiled for ATAVRUSBRF01 , with correct LEDs (starts with red led, once the jailbreak has succeeded it turns led into green!):

#728 - dantee - October 9, 2010 // 2:39 am
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guys, please some one answer me... gow to install this on psjailbreak the orginal USB, even some guide me that explains this issue.

#727 - farenheit - October 8, 2010 // 10:03 pm
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Here's the Minimus AVR 32

If you find the correct LEDs.h file i will re-compile it for you.

#726 - dantee - October 8, 2010 // 9:59 pm
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Is there a chance to put this on my orginal ps jail break & how.. Please help me as i am goining to lose my mind.