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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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#15 - ctr3000 - August 23, 2010 // 8:06 pm
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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.

#14 - PS4 News - August 23, 2010 // 8:00 pm
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Well I'm sure a sample could be "overnighted" if they really wanted to, but ya, time will tell for sure.

#13 - Neo Cyrus - August 23, 2010 // 7:58 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by PS3 News View Post
I sent them an e-mail to see if they would like CJPC to make a video of their x3JailBreak in action... we'll see if they reply I guess.

Indeed, it doesn't get much better than an offer from the PS3news website, if they refuse it that would make it all but certain that their clone Jig is just a scam.

Too bad it looks like it's going to take at least another two weeks before any of us get our hands on one.

#12 - PS4 News - August 23, 2010 // 7:54 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by Yngwiedis View Post
X3 Jailbreak claims that is not fake. They upload a small message...

I sent them an e-mail to see if they would like CJPC to make a video of their x3JailBreak in action... we'll see if they reply I guess.

#11 - Neo Cyrus - August 23, 2010 // 7:54 pm
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I expect to see some priced under $10 once they become readily available. I also expect I'll end up paying triple or more to buy one in person rather than order one from China in order to avoid waiting, sigh.

That's the problem, any local stores thoroughout Canada will be charging several times the online price. I'm not sure if the US and Europe would be the same. In fact, triple the online price is the absolute minimum I expect it to be. If they're available online for $10 seeing them in stores for $50 wouldn't be surprising. Hopefully that won't generate them any sales and I'm wrong.

#10 - FrozenFear - August 23, 2010 // 7:48 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by chomps268 View Post
Wow, everyone's trying to cash in on PSJB now huh?

LOL! YEAH , they try their best.. making icons , names.. i will just wait for free solution... devs and known hackers will develop the jb and make Perfect one... (i hope)

#9 - tjay17 - August 23, 2010 // 7:46 pm
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The more the better they will drive the prices down and make all better by competition.

#8 - niccrx - August 23, 2010 // 7:44 pm
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Some will be fake and some will be real.

#7 - Yngwiedis - August 23, 2010 // 7:44 pm
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X3 Jailbreak claims that is not fake. They upload a small message...

#6 - tripellex - August 23, 2010 // 7:26 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by dondolo View Post
looks like that the dongle has been sold to a guy that is re-selling that to other people, otherwise, how could we explain such multiple clones in so few days??


I'd have to say that either the clones are fake and just a way to make a quick buck, or that they are real and are just using a modified off-the-shelf method to mass produce them so quickly. Creating new hardware takes time, a lot more time than these clones are allowing for. Taking an existing piece of hardware and repurposing it would be cheaper and faster. And if they can do it, then I say, why can't we?

Give the excellent RE teams out there like DemonHades and others time to work on dumping the sticks and seeing what we can do with them, and I can almost guarantee we'll see a post in a week or two on how to convert a standard Kingston or Sandisk USB drive into a JIG.