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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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#655 - neophyte5001 - September 8, 2010 // 4:58 pm
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Has any one ordered from this site around 9-2 while product was still in stock and recieved their item?

I hope I didn't get ripped off...

#654 - Rand023 - September 8, 2010 // 4:51 pm
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Hey i found this on ebay just wondering if it would work cause it doesnt say at90usb162

#653 - yardguy00 - September 8, 2010 // 4:35 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by GohanX View Post
Delete your gamedata/updates in the gamedata section of xmb.

Thanks!... but dang do I have to delete my save file to? That would suck!

#652 - kornwood - September 8, 2010 // 4:18 pm
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Who’s got an HTC HD2? This one’s for you. I can personally confirm this working; however, and of other peeps via the source confirm it. And here’s how to do it:

1. Extract the Android folder to the root of your SD card.
2. Run CLRCAD.exe and haret.exe in the Android folder. Boot the build until at home screen, ensure screen remains on.
3. Plug the HD2 USB cable into the PS3 while the PlayStation is turned off (switch off back or unplug from wall).
4. Turn PlayStation 3 power on (switch on back or plug in wall).
5. Press the power button, quickly followed by the eject button.
6. That’s it. Your PS3 should be hacked now.

source: xda-developers:

Props to DarkStone for compiling the kernel and module for HD2 phones, KaKaRoTo for PSFreedom, and DrMon for porting PSFreedom to MSM72K devices. And of course everyone else involved.

I do NOT Take credit for this, but my motto is share and share alike so enjoy. Its out there anyway but thought you all might want it here at your disposal. Iphone release should be coming soon!

#651 - GohanX - September 8, 2010 // 9:33 am
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Delete your gamedata/updates in the gamedata section of xmb.

#650 - yardguy00 - September 8, 2010 // 7:47 am
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sorry if this is the wrong place to ask about this... I backed up lost Planet 2 to the internal HD but it hangs in the XMB as soon as its launched. I backed it up twice and the same results. Am I doing something wrong? Because the compatibility list says it works.

#649 - B1oH4z - September 8, 2010 // 4:51 am
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Quote Originally Posted by yardguy00 View Post
WOO HOO got my teensy today! IT WORKS!!! but damn it takes a long time to back up a game.

Do you need to keep the teensy plugged in all the time? Or once its been installed you dont need it anymore?

you can remove after you got to the xmb, you have to do the same steps every time you boot up the ps3 though.

#648 - yardguy00 - September 8, 2010 // 3:57 am
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WOO HOO got my teensy today! IT WORKS!!! but damn it takes a long time to back up a game.

Do you need to keep the teensy plugged in all the time? Or once its been installed you dont need it anymore?

#647 - gnovi - September 8, 2010 // 12:39 am
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Just wanted to confirm working perfectly for the Teensy++2.0 board, which I just received in the mail today. Loaded it up with the updated PSGroove exploit hex file. Also followed Field's Ninja Backup Manager instructions here:

I can't be sure I was able to follow everything correctly in the post (eg, K_licensee, ID #s), however I finally got it compiled and it's working just fine. Booted a couple games from external USB no problem. I have not tried ripping a game yet, will update when I try though I doubt I'll have issues.

#646 - farenheit - September 7, 2010 // 10:25 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by archie7 View Post
I want your help! I' ve connected the AΤ90usb 162 to my pc, everything ok with the istallation but when i try to load the hex file through the flip 3.4.1 application says cannot open the file. What should i do? I tried with the correct hex file but nothing.. If someone knows please tell me..

Not sure which hardware you have but i encountered the same problem with the ATAVRUSBRF01 which has the AT90USB162 microcontroller..

How i fixed it was insert the hardware into your pc/lappy hold down reset and hardware buttons then release the reset button 1st then the hardware.

It should then ask you for the drivers which you can direct it to program files ->Atmel -> Flip 3.4.1 -> usb.
If it doesnt ask for the drivers right click on my computer -> properties and select device manager and you should see an item with an exclamation mark, right click uninstall then select Action from the menu and scan for hardware changes this should prompt you for the driver. If this still doesnt and still get the exclamation mark just right click that and select update driver and navigate to Flip 3.4.1 directory as above.

Once the driver is installed you should be able to open the usb connection.
Hope this helps..

Did you select the correct target device 1st and also you sure the file isnt read only?