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August 23, 2010 // 6:33 pm - Yesterday we reported on news of the first x3JailBreak PS JailBreak PS3 USB ModChip clone, and today it is being labeled as a possible fake with a second clone dubbed the PS3Key Mod surfacing.

Similar to the x3JailBreak site, the Dutch Web site PS3Key.com lacks specific details on the alleged clone, so only time will tell if it is legitimate or not.

They do state, however, to quote: "Good news everyone! Our mad scientist has confirmed that getting into the console is as simple as pretending to be a USB hub! It doesn't look like this is going to take any more than a few weeks!"

According to Nyleveia.com (linked above), x3JailBreak is nothing more than the internals of a generic or branded-clone USB flash drive when compared to PS JailBreak which they say likely utilizes an Alcor AU6984 flash storage controller.

To quote: "Both devices follow a similar layout with a bank of SMT's leading to a crystal oscillator then a flash controller and lastly the SMD (Activity light). On the lower device, the flash memory itself is located on the underside of the PCB, as the many vias present in the PCB around the flash controller indicate.

A similar arrangement of vias are present on the purported x3Jailbreak, leading me to believe that there is actually a flash chip present on the rear of "their PCB" too."

Rumor: x3JailBreak PS JailBreak Clone Fake, PS3Key Mod Arrives

Rumor: x3JailBreak PS JailBreak Clone Fake, PS3Key Mod Arrives

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#75 - PS4 News - August 24, 2010 // 10:31 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by xer0 View Post
even if they give away 100 of them I doubt they'll take that big of a financial hit. If they are legit then those people posting videos and testimonials about it will generate more sales then anything else can.

Exactly correct, if the clones work just like the original and are less than half the price most people will opt for a clone to save money... and as you mentioned, giving away some freebies is a great way to spead the word to the masses and get low-cost promotion for them.

#74 - xer0 - August 24, 2010 // 10:26 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by ctr3000 View Post
Really? it seems like everyone who asks gets one.

I am starting to think they are just saying it to stop people thinking its BS.

Very possible however I haven't heard THAT many people saying they're getting one. I only know of me, CJPC, and another member here whose name escapes me... sorry.

Its not like it costs a lot to manufacture these so even if they give away 100 of them I doubt they'll take that big of a financial hit. If they are legit then those people posting videos and testimonials about it will generate more sales then anything else can.

#73 - ctr3000 - August 24, 2010 // 9:46 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by xer0 View Post
I hope they are. They said they would send me a sample to test out and review on my site.

Really? it seems like everyone who asks gets one.

I am starting to think they are just saying it to stop people thinking its BS.

#72 - xer0 - August 24, 2010 // 8:37 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by tonybologna View Post
I mean the other clone X3Jailbreak also has a site but no further information yet either other than a message saying they're legit!


I hope they are. They said they would send me a sample to test out and review on my site.

#71 - Gryzak - August 24, 2010 // 2:33 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by tonybologna View Post
I assume they put it up early to draw interest and attention. I mean the other clone X3Jailbreak also has a site but no further information yet either other than a message saying they're legit!


Sure. Everyone wants to grab a piece of a cake while it is still hot.

#70 - tonybologna - August 24, 2010 // 1:33 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by puksa View Post
So whats use of it? O_o Chinese can produce tons of different clones for $2 per kilogram till October!..


I assume they put it up early to draw interest and attention. I mean the other clone X3Jailbreak also has a site but no further information yet either other than a message saying they're legit!

#69 - puksa - August 24, 2010 // 1:19 pm
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So whats use of it? O_o Chinese can produce tons of different clones for $2 per kilogram till October!..

#68 - tonybologna - August 24, 2010 // 12:58 pm
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I've been told by someone with inside information that the PS3Key will not be available til October!

#67 - FirebirdTA01 - August 24, 2010 // 12:02 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by OGroteKoning View Post
Please send your findings of 3d acceleration to the devs.


The devs are already, to the best of my knowledge, aware of the mesa driver. All I did was tweak it a little, add some code and edit the source to get it working at a little more of an acceptable level. They have, for the most part, just as much coding ability and probably more than I.

#66 - axpk95 - August 24, 2010 // 11:54 am
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i hope he has the files so we all can try for ourselves but i seriously doubt he has anything, hours have passed no pic no screenshot no info