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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.

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#715 - thirstygamer - September 26, 2010 // 9:58 pm
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I copped the attached stick and can't get it to work I have flashed it like 10 times and tried it about 50ish PS3 firmware is 3.41 og 60gig i intsalled the drivers on xp so its recognized and used atmel flip 3.4.2 to flash the stick has 3 leds not 2. can someone confirm if this stick is groovable and advise what file or steps need to be done I have used hermes hex files and other ones only the at90usb file. I have only booted my playstation once to a single green led but still no install app or anything under game.

#714 - TiagoSampaio - September 26, 2010 // 9:53 pm
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B1oH4z, can you compile the last hex with this led.h ?

I think this will put the leds working, but i dont know how to compile.

I hope you can help me one more time. I think i'm a big boring person already

Best regards,

#713 - B1oH4z - September 26, 2010 // 1:59 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by TiagoSampaio View Post
Hi B1oH4z, i'm start thinking i'm kind of a boring person hehe

Can you help me one more time ? Can you manage to put this hex with hermes code to ?

Can you help us one more time please ? (I really promise when you come to Portugal you will have everything hehe)

You cant help us about the leds right ?

Best regards,

ok, i compiled the hermes code for your board.. can't help you with the leds, sorry

#712 - ramarc - September 26, 2010 // 12:33 pm
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I have finally managed to get the backup manager issue resloved, In the end I did a full system restore on the PS3 and then re-installed everything, tried the backups and everything is now fine.

#711 - misiozol - September 26, 2010 // 11:11 am
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Well I have to say now I'm happy. Thx all.

#710 - TiagoSampaio - September 26, 2010 // 10:56 am
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Quote Originally Posted by B1oH4z View Post
ok, after some try and error i managed to find out that you used a hex compiled for teensy 1.0@8MHz,so i compiled a 1.1-hex for you.. leds probably won't work when they didnt work with the original hex though.

your board probably uses other pins for the LEDs than the teensy1.0 uses.

Hi B1oH4z, i'm start thinking i'm kind of a boring person hehe

Can you help me one more time ? Can you manage to put this hex with hermes code to ?

Can you help us one more time please ? (I really promise when you come to Portugal you will have everything hehe)

You cant help us about the leds right ?

Best regards,

#709 - ganeshggs - September 26, 2010 // 10:30 am
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Hi Guys.. where i live i'm not able to find any AT90 related controllers. Please Check this website ( and tell me which board can i buy which will work.

I'm thinking the AVR dude will work.

#708 - ramarc - September 26, 2010 // 6:02 am
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Hi misiozol,

Maybe you know this but I thought I would mention it anyway just in case, (It's just the way you described above as this is how it works normally)

When you start backup manager and select a game (BMv1) it will restart and go back to the main screen but if you go to the game disk this should now display the game you selected in BM, just launch the game and it should run (however it doesn't for me)

#707 - misiozol - September 25, 2010 // 1:40 pm
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Well everything working i can make backups but when i try to play one it's crashing and starting from main screen and i have to again start backup manager no matter which game i'm trying , any ideas what could be wrong.

TEENSY++ 1.0-psgroovecjpc.hex

#706 - ramarc - September 23, 2010 // 5:57 pm
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Hi All,

I have a problem with backup manager, when I try to run a backed up game (using BF BadCompany 2) it either crashes on the PS3 background (as it fades away) Race Driver Grid say's Error reading disk, I have also tried to install to internal and external hardrives).

PS3 60GB Launch Model
PSGrooPIC 1.0 (Added 10K resistor to pin one to pull up MCLR)
PSGrooPIC 1.3 20Mhz RB1(LED) - Tried NonBTL with Willem, Jailbreak worked but had the problems as stated above,
I then flashed it with the Bootloader and updated via PC with PSGrooPIC 1.3 20Mhz RB1(LED) BootLoader Ver
Dongle worked but once again same problems with the games as above! I got both manager and rdx_manager but still the same problem.

However I have had the following working:-
SNES9X - working
FTP Server - working, connected ok to PC
Awsome file manager - working
Tried PS3 USB Custom Firmware Loader v0.3 but I just get the black screen

I just hope someone can help me out with this as i'm pulling my hair out!