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August 23, 2010 // 4:33 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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#25 - chomps268 - August 24, 2010 // 2:57 am
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They replied and said they would send us one for CJPC to make a test video with, so now the wait begins I guess.


woo! great to hear =p

#24 - whinis - August 24, 2010 // 2:57 am
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congratz, may this jig stick work as good as the expensive version.

#23 - PS4 News - August 24, 2010 // 2:48 am
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They replied and said they would send us one for CJPC to make a test video with, so now the wait begins I guess.

#22 - spark32 - August 24, 2010 // 2:40 am
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Tell 'em I'll happily test one for the site as well, Boss. I may not be as well known as CJPC, but I can offer them a fair, earnest review if their claims are true.

If we're talking about people to test them, I'll test one. I've got 2 PS3's, Fat & Slim, both on FW 3.41. And Fat still has the emotion engine, so I can test around with PS2 and PS1 games.

#21 - 51N15T3R - August 24, 2010 // 2:05 am
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Heck maybe PS3News can get them in bulk at a good price and we could buy them Not 100% sure where PS3News is based (Hopefully U.S.) but I would buy from a reputable site that is based in my home country.

#20 - tonybologna - August 24, 2010 // 1:33 am
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Yeah! They have now posted a message from their site. I hope "The Boss" here can get a hold of one of these!

#19 - whinis - August 24, 2010 // 1:26 am
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I would get one but my ps3 needs to be internet enabled until its 100% banproof

#18 - tripellex - August 24, 2010 // 1:22 am
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Tell 'em I'll happily test one for the site as well, Boss. I may not be as well known as CJPC, but I can offer them a fair, earnest review if their claims are true.

#17 - anticon - August 24, 2010 // 1:17 am
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That sounds like a good idea boss hopefully they send you a "test model" I'll happy pre-order from them on your good review sir.

#16 - whinis - August 24, 2010 // 1:16 am
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Quote Originally Posted by ctr3000 View Post
Hmm if x3jailbreak come to thier word and it is real then that backs up the standard USB flashdrive theory and explains why the clones were made so quick.


It doesn't make much sense to me for sony to make a device that is not easily reproduce able and since 256mb or smaller usb sticks are very cheap. Since sony needed to mitigate cost as much as possible on the ps3 cheap + easy = $$$ to them.

Its probably a usb stick+ps3 partition+special file.

edit: partition take anywhere from 64-bits to 1 kilobyte so 256 kilobytes would be plenty of space.