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Video: Codename: Rebug - PS3 Retail to Debug WIP Project 1350°
December 7, 2010 // 12:22 am - Today we have for you a video that shows off the work of Cyberskunk in a PS3 Retail to Debug WIP Project dubbed Codename: Rebug!

He has been working on turning a retail console into a debug console through the use of firmware loader. The reason we are sharing this now is to show that it is nearly complete.

Most of this work has been done for quite some time just not shared with the public, but seeing its nearly complete you will get a preview of things to come. Once we have our full debug dumps you can expect 100% debug features on a retail console (currently we...

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GeoHot Retires from PS3 and iPhone Hacking, Others to Lead On 1200°
July 13, 2010 // 5:05 pm - Today George Hotz aka GeoHot has announced he is retiring from Sony PS3 and Apple iPhone hacking, citing that the demand for updates from end-users will never stop.

In his exit from the PS3 scene, GeoHot left many legitimate PlayStation 3 users without OtherOS and without the promised 3.21OO PS3 Custom Firmware.

The good news? Others...

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GeoHot Resumes Sony PS3 Hacking, Opens PS3 Hacks Blog 1300°
December 26, 2009 // 7:22 pm - This weekend GeoHot, the hacker responsible for several Apple iPhone hacks, has returned to Sony PS3 hacking after his initial announcement a few months back and has opened a PS3 hacks blog (linked above).

He recently made this Tweet:

"I just pulled everything from the USB bus... the Cell processor SPI bus, PS3 is going down :-)"

These are...

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Apple iPhone Unlocker GeoHot Begins Hacking Sony's PS3 1300°
August 24, 2009 // 1:01 pm - Over the weekend geohot, famous for unlocking Apple's iPhone, has posted a few tweets on his Twitter account that he has began looking into hacking Sony's PS3 console.

He has also dropped by our Forums to enquire about the PS3 Hypervisor Decryption Keys, and has been in touch with CJPC via IRC as well.

To date, geohot has reported the following via tweets:

"ooo got access...[/b]

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A Peek inside a PS3 PKG file! 550°
January 28, 2008 // 10:55 pm - Had a little time over the weekend to play with some PS3 .PKG files.

Here is a peek inside a PS3 Package file, see below!

For reference, some files like executables are still encrypted even when unpacked from a .PKG file, sound files are not. PSARC files are definitely compressed and likely encrypted as well.

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Revised PS3 Boot Information 250°
December 13, 2007 // 2:37 am - Our Resident DEVS have revised the PS3 Bootup procedure, with some more interesting information.

asecure_loader is not at start of the NAND. The first 512KB also is skipped, or actually any 512 block of FF is skipped.

Furthermore, the asecure_loader differs per box, possibly encrypted with a per-box key. Files of course are not in clear, that suggests that at every step an encryption/decryption is done.

The boot loader in IDA does not look microcode for IDL, maybe it's encrypted with cpu key (the IBM secure boot/asecure_loader), that can explain also why...

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PS3 Development Discoveries: Week 1 100°
November 8, 2007 // 4:47 pm - Each week or so we will post a brief report from the resident PS3 Devs here, and below is one for this week:

The PS3 Boot-up Procedure.

The SCC (Super Companion Chip), made by Toshiba gets the PS3 started up. It reads asecure_loader from flash, and loads it into SPE in isolation mode. The Flash reading is interesting, as the data on the flash chips are interleaved, so the SCC merges them, among other things.

asecure_loader is then decrypted and ran, and it brings up lv1ldr. The keys for self decryption (among other things) are most likely accessible...

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