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PS3 With 3.50 Firmware Jailbroken Without Downgrade

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 04, 2010 @07:14PM (#34446286)

    This video is terrible. Don't bother.

  • by Sarusa (104047) on Saturday December 04, 2010 @07:14PM (#34446298)

    So I guess the real question now is what PS3 functionality Sony is going to cripple in the next forced upgrade to try to defeat this.

    • You know, Sony could easily solve this once and for all by just stopping the CPUs. May have some side-effects, but they shouldn't be too bad, at least for Sony.
    • by feepness (543479)

      So I guess the real question now is what PS3 functionality Sony is going to cripple in the next forced upgrade to try to defeat this.

      Maybe they'll remove Home, Netflix support, Playstation Plus, PS Move, 3D BluRay, 3D Game support, Photo printing, Hulu support, MLB network, trophies, in-game XMB, facebook integration, recording in-game movies, uploading movies to youtube.

      Oh wait, no, that's all stuff they've added. For free.

    • by Sarusa (104047)

      Troll? Someone modded this comment as troll?

      Sorry, Sony fans, I don't think pointing out the unpleasant truth of what Sony does every time there's a PS3 security breach (force an upgrade that makes your PS3s worse) is really a troll, unless you think the reality is so unpleasant you just can't internalize it without dying.

      I own one. My Day one 60GB PS3 is far more functional than any you can buy now.

  • OH dear! (Score:2, Redundant)

    by JavaBear (9872)

    What essential function are Sony going to remove from the PS3 this time then?

    • by click2005 (921437) *

      In a cost saving exercise Sony noticed that controllers had more buttons than needed. New controllers will only feature one directional button. To use it press the button and point the controller in the direction you want to move.

  • 4 years (Score:4, Funny)

    by gilbert644 (1515625) on Saturday December 04, 2010 @07:21PM (#34446342)
    It took 4 years to do this. I think Sony gets a few points for that.
    • Re:4 years (Score:4, Insightful)

      by Osgeld (1900440) on Saturday December 04, 2010 @07:56PM (#34446546)

      no one was really trying that hard for 3.5 of those 4 years, until they started removing features "just because"

      sony's other current gen console has been gang rapped so many times they even removed the disc drive

      • by feepness (543479)

        no one was really trying that hard for 3.5 of those 4 years, until they started removing features "just because"

        sony's other current gen console has been gang rapped so many times they even removed the disc drive

        So what features did they remove from the PSP in order to cause people to gang rap it in the first place?

  • So does this jailbreak actually let Linux installed as OtherOS run apps that can call the RSX and read/write the RSX RAM?

    Jailbreakable on a PS3 with firmware v2.2 or v2.41?

    • by hedwards (940851)
      If they've truly done that on v2.5, there's no particular reason why you'd want to use older firmwares. The only people I know of that run the older ones are the people that aren't wanting to give up the features that the newer versions remove.
    • by Khyber (864651)

      No but another poster here posted a link that showed another option that allows RSX access and access to the locked-down reserve SPE.

  • Not confirmed (Score:5, Interesting)

    by neokushan (932374) on Saturday December 04, 2010 @07:30PM (#34446414)

    This is largely unconfirmed and most likely fake - and I'll tell you why.

    Check out the very end of the video, the "game" exits and a message is displayed in the top right corner. See that message? Retail consoles don't display that, but Debug/TEST consoles do. Any Debug unit can be upgraded to debug Firmware 3.50 and play all the homebrew out there.

    • by bcmm (768152)
      Maybe they found a way to make a retail PS3 think it's a debug unit?
      • by neokushan (932374)

        Technically, that's what the "jailbreak" actually does, but the retail firmware is different to the debug firmware. This is why you can "enable" a bunch of debug options in the VSH but they still don't work.

        If the video is legitimate, the more likely scenario is that they've found a way to install the 3.5 debug firmware itself, rather than "jailbreak" anything. But if this was the case, the dongle probably wouldn't be needed (unless you need to "jailbreak" the retail PS3 to make it accept the debug firmware

    • Re:Not confirmed (Score:4, Interesting)

      by flimflammer (956759) on Saturday December 04, 2010 @08:45PM (#34446896)

      I'm also suspicious of when he's scrolling through the system settings, and then raises the controller up in front of the camera. When he pulls the controller away, he's now in a different location. Anyone who uses debug/test stations knows there's several system settings in there that don't exist on retail units. It's almost like he's covering it up while he passes them.

  • by nedlohs (1335013) on Saturday December 04, 2010 @07:41PM (#34446464)

    out of a luddite village, hand them a 5 year old cell phone that can take video and they'll make a better video than that crap in 7.3 seconds.

  • a comment that one of you made in a thread under an article about ubisoft and their psychopathic approach to drm, about how their ceo or somebody said that the time of game demos were long past and they didnt think that they were going to allow them anymore.

    one of you said "as long as razor1911 has anything to say about it, we will have game demos'.

    this hackers : 2 sony : 0 business seems exactly the same format.
  • Hackers 2, Sony 0

    Sony is playing defense only. Of course they don't score any points. On the other hand, they've limited the Hackers team to two points in five years, which is pretty impressive actually.

    • by Khyber (864651)

      Sony never limited us, we just never gave a shit until they pissed us off.

      Try more along the lines of 2:0 in under a year.

  • Better get the world governments after them and shut this down! Start the smear campaign and DNS theft.

  • I win (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Jaktar (975138) on Sunday December 05, 2010 @12:29PM (#34451116)

    Me 1, Sony 0

    If you don't buy from a company, you automatically win.

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