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June 20, 2010 // 9:32 pm - Yesterday SKFU announced that his PS3 hacking team started a PS3 Blu-ray drive Project, and today he is back with a PS3 Exploit Loader and POC v0.1 release!

Download: SKFU's PS3 Exploit Loader and POC v0.1 / SKFU's PS3 Exploit Loader and POC v0.1 (Mirror)

While many are still hoping for PS3 Custom Firmware, this proof-of-concept appears to mimick GeoHot's PS3 Custom Themes Hack Demonstration, however, instead of using PlayStation 3 .RCO File editing via RCOMage or similar, SKFU utilizes the Sony application p3tcompiler.exe from the official SDK.

To quote from SKFU: "So here is the result of the simple idea. The first code which is 100% PS3 only compatible. No flash, no bd-java or similar. The actual exploit is not finished. This is just the loader you will need and a proof of concept of the methode used to load it.

This is a beta version of the POC as I'm too tired to finish it now but I don't wanna' let you wait so long. Here you go:

How 2 Use:

1. Install loader.p3t like a common theme file.
2. Put loadme.fu on an USB stick's root dir.
3. Insert USB device into any PS3 USB port.
4. Enable the theme you just installed before.
5. Hello World.

How It Works:

The PS3 theme file is able to load the loadme.fu script from any USB port. The script is executed. The "loader" is for future-use aswell to load any .fu files which I'll release. Stay tuned for updates!"

Shortly following, SKFU elaborated on the PS3 Exploit Loader and POC v0.1, as follows:

"SKFU's Exploit Loader - What it is and what not
Some of you may expect a little bit too much out of this. The code used runs in a very restricted area. Currently we test how far we can go into direction "overflow" and system param's we can access.

So far it's possible to command the script a bit via system parameters like the clock. The clock can be used as provider of input, for example to command simple textures in different directions or similar.

This is no exploit yet, if you may have missed that statement in the prior post. It's just a way to load scripts via USB now.

Further tests will show us what is possible at all. The information needed was given to several more devs so they can take part in the action.


Video: SKFU's PS3 Exploit Loader and POC v0.1 Arrives!

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#26 - nyleridedog - June 21, 2010 // 2:08 am
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Quote Originally Posted by hameda View Post

hmm so what was introduced post 2.2 that could have helped enable this? maybe bd-live or something?

great post though, all the info is there and concise.

#25 - aris2912 - June 21, 2010 // 1:36 am
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I believe .fu for this theme-exploit is like an .exe for win and .dmg for osx, sooooo the some time next .fu will be the usb loader(maybe) of our homebrew apps and games.

Great work again skfu.

#24 - Wootfood - June 21, 2010 // 1:33 am
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Quote Originally Posted by nyleridedog View Post
Does anyone know as to what these .fu files can accomplish?

  • Play Game-Backups
  • Homebrew-Apps
  • Homebrew-Games
  • Etc

SKFU's theme loads an external background here: bgimage.anim_debug./dev_usb/loadme.fu

#23 - hameda - June 21, 2010 // 1:32 am
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#22 - nyleridedog - June 21, 2010 // 1:29 am
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The "loader" is for future-use as well to load any .fu files which I'll release, quoted from skfu's blog. Does anyone know as to what these .fu files can accomplish?

#21 - saviour07 - June 21, 2010 // 1:26 am
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Model Tested: NTSC/U (JAP) Launch 60GB
FW: 3.30
Result: Working
Memory Stick: Cruzer U3 4gb

As previously stated, if you have both the theme "loader" install folder AND the .fu file on the memory stick then the effects are immediate.
If you choose to install the loader and do not have the .fu file present then the theme appears as the "original" PS3 theme until a memory stick with the .fu file is inserted.

#20 - R3CK - June 21, 2010 // 1:24 am
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Working on US 160GB with 3.15 FW.

Funny surprise in the theme

#19 - lamirandj - June 21, 2010 // 1:20 am
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Confirmed working on 40GB PS3 pal 3.15

#18 - Pcsx2006 - June 21, 2010 // 1:14 am
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Confirmed working on 80GB PS3 NTSC/UC FW3.15 using 2gb flash drive.

#17 - rumblpak - June 21, 2010 // 1:13 am
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I will confirm working on 120gb slim but with all the pics of egohot I removed it almost immediately.