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September 2, 2010 // 2:23 am - Update: chesteruhi has now made available a PSGroove BlackCatUSB Fixed Leds hex code version recompiled with working leds- the blue led now lights up once exploit is running blue led turns off basically lets you know you did everything right.

We touched upon this in our previous article, and now comes more details on a PSGroove PS3 exploit port for BlackcatUSB devices alongside a few videos of it in action.

Courtesy of chesteruhi comes the necessary PSGroove BlackCatUSB hex code which he has confirmed as working with BlackcatUSB Flash Memory Programmers.

To quote: "All BlackcatUSBs (from version 1.2 on) use the same microcontroller (AT90USB162) and use the same software, drivers, and avr firmware. The only difference in the pcb versions is cosmetic.

So the BlackcatUSBs will all work no need to worry which one your buying, I have confirmed this. So purchase away before there all gone!

I have attached the blackcatusb hex for flashing and the manager pkg."

Following up on this news, Forum user thinnpikkins has gave it a try and shared two videos of it in action with us below along with the BlackcatUSB Flash Memory Programmer specs!

BlackcatUSB Flash Memory Programmers


• Fast 16MHz RISC processor
• 16KB programmable memory
• 2 DIP switches for mode changes
• Upgradeable firmware over USB
• On board reset button
• Universal CFI Flash programming support
• SPI Mode 0, 1, 2 compatible
• USB 1.1 / 2.0 compatible

This product includes:

• A BlackcatUSB Flash Programmer
• A standard USB A-B cable
• A 10-pin IDC interface jumper cable
• A 10-pin solderless adapter (not bulk packs)
• A regular 10-pin IDC header
• Free future software updates
• Free domestic and international shipping!

Videos: PSGroove PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit BlackcatUSB Port

Videos: PSGroove PS JailBreak PS3 Exploit BlackcatUSB Port

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#18 - EiKii - September 3, 2010 // 3:10 am
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Quote Originally Posted by nhojyelbom View Post
i ordered off embedded computers website, $30 free shipping pre-order

yea i did to earlier that day, hopefully i get one dont even know if he ships to sweden i gave him my money tho hehe
of to work

thanks bye

#17 - evilsperm - September 3, 2010 // 2:45 am
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Quote Originally Posted by Osirisx View Post
seeing as the psgroove enables the install packages option will any of the links from here install?

I have tried to install a few of them and its a no go, just errors instantly. We need to wait for someone to make a program on the ps3 that will install .pkgs just like wads on the wii.

don't quote me on that though

#16 - Osirisx - September 3, 2010 // 12:10 am
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seeing as the psgroove enables the install packages option will any of the links from here install?

#15 - nhojyelbom - September 2, 2010 // 11:40 pm
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Quote Originally Posted by hakz View Post

so if I buy this, would this be all I need?

yes here is a tutorial:

#14 - proskopina - September 2, 2010 // 11:25 pm
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1. Put the black cat in DFU mode by flipping the switches to 1 and 2 then connect it to your PC and press the reset button on the blackcat.
2. Open up device manager
3. Click Action in the menu bar and add new legacy hardware
4. Click install the hardware that I select manually.
5. Highlight Show all devices and click next
6. Click Have Disk, then browse to C:\Program Files (x86)\Atmel\Flip 3.4.1\usb\
7. Select atmel_usb_dfu.inf
8. After the driver installs just hit the reset button on the blackcat again and it will show up correctly.
9. Now open up Atmel Flip and select device at90usb162 from the little microchip in the top left
10. now click the usb icon and click usb, then click connect.
11. Load the hex file and flash.
12. flip the 1 and 2 switches back to operational mode and your done

#13 - hakz - September 2, 2010 // 11:01 pm
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so if I buy this, would this be all I need?

#12 - doorman - September 2, 2010 // 10:44 pm
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Had ordered one of these yesterday thanks to page 40 in the massive psGroove thread, thanks for zeroing in on the file to use, that was also in the thread but a direct link is much appreciated. Do you use WinAVR to flash or some other software that comes with it?

Got mine here:

BTW thanks for the flashing video!

#11 - djhazardous - September 2, 2010 // 10:39 pm
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Anyone know where to buy Blackcat USB's from in the UK?

#10 - thinnpikkins - September 2, 2010 // 10:36 pm
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Video tutorial of programming the blackcat USB for those who are not familiar with the board.

#9 - MajestacaL - September 2, 2010 // 10:28 pm
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Is there a guide on what to do to flash this? I have a blackcat laying around that goes to my cable modem. I suppose you just install the blackcat software and plug it in usb to the pc and flash the files?