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PSGroove - Open Source PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit is Released!


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239w ago - 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
• ATMEGA32U4
• ... and maybe more.













Cloning

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

git clone git://github.com/psgroove/psgroove.git
cd psgroove
git submodule init
git submodule update

Configuring

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
BOARD = TEENSY
F_CLOCK = 16000000

Teensy++ 1.0:
MCU = at90usb646
BOARD = TEENSY
F_CLOCK = 16000000

Teensy 2.0:
MCU = atmega32u4
BOARD = TEENSY
F_CLOCK = 16000000

Teensy++ 2.0:
MCU = at90usb1286
BOARD = TEENSY
F_CLOCK = 16000000

AT90USBKEY / AT90USBKEY2:
MCU = at90usb1287
BOARD = USBKEY
F_CLOCK = 8000000

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

ATAVRXPLAIN:
MCU = at90usb1287
BOARD = XPLAIN
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.

Building

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

make clean
make

Programming

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.

Using

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.

Notes

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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#685 - HellReborn - 237w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by IslaTurbine View Post
How long is it taking you folks to do a backup with PSGroove? I'm just using my internal 60gb and after 4 hours last night, Force Unleashed had only gone about 16%.

I think something went wrong while backing it up, it only takes me about a half hour to an hour and a half to back up a 44gb game.

#684 - Luckluka - 237w ago
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@flower0
I can confirm that it DOES work.

#683 - flower0 - 237w ago
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anyone of you confirm that this AT90S8515 ic compatible with psgroove or not because the other ic is so hard to get from my side?

#682 - B1oH4z - 237w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by TiagoSampaio View Post
B1oH4z@
Sorry boring you and more important, sorry my english.

I bought last week one Teensy 2.0 board with ATMEGA32U4, can you tell me if already has been done one hex file with the lastest psgroove 1.1 and the led working ? Can you help me please ? I promise this is the last time i ask you for something hehe

Many thanks and best regards for everyone.
Tiago

i don't know if one was already posted, but here you go.

#681 - IslaTurbine - 237w ago
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How long is it taking you folks to do a backup with PSGroove? I'm just using my internal 60gb and after 4 hours last night, Force Unleashed had only gone about 16%.

#680 - mimomma - 237w ago
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Any upgrade for people that upgraded to 3.42?

#679 - TiagoSampaio - 237w ago
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B1oH4z@
Sorry boring you and more important, sorry my english.

I bought last week one Teensy 2.0 board with ATMEGA32U4, can you tell me if already has been done one hex file with the lastest psgroove 1.1 and the led working ? Can you help me please ? I promise this is the last time i ask you for something hehe

Many thanks and best regards for everyone.
Tiago

#678 - yardguy00 - 237w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by HanfBauer View Post
big thx got it running now is it typical that backups need so long ?

sorry for double post, but didnt see an edit button... i tried 2 games (god of war 3 and tekken 6) to backup... backup was no problem, but when i want to start it, it just crash...

you might need to delete your data files on those games... not the save files but the data that the game install on the hd.

Should fix it.

#677 - danyboy666 - 237w ago
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I have ordered the parts + 20mHz xtal do you know if MetalPhreak's hex's are backup manager enabled, i've been trying to complied my own hex with no succes i get 1 out of 5 hunks failed when patching diff , so i'm looking forward this already compiled hex, thanks.

#676 - HanfBauer - 237w ago
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big thx got it running now is it typical that backups need so long ?

sorry for double post... i tried 2 games (god of war 3 and tekken 6) to backup... backup was no problem, but when i want to start it, it just crash...

 

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