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Open Source PS3 Jailbreak Released 226

tlhIngan writes "Despite all the lawsuits and injunctions by Sony to keep the PS3 Jailbreak out of modder's hands, it appears that a third party has made a clone. The best part is, it only requires a cheap (approximately $40) development board by Atmel, and the requisite software is open-source. Get the Atmel code from GitHub and apply a small patch which will enable backup play (the code by itself only lets you run unsigned code, the patch allows for BD backups). The code is GPLv3. It would be highly ironic if someone ported this to Linux USB Gadgets, then you could use a Linux device to jailbreak your PS3, to which Sony removed Linux functionality. An Android phone would be suitable."
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Open Source PS3 Jailbreak Released

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  • Hehehe (Score:5, Funny)

    by Jorl17 ( 1716772 ) on Thursday September 02, 2010 @12:11PM (#33452104)
    "It would be highly ironic if someone ported this to Linux USB Gadgets, then you could use a Linux device to jailbreak your PS3"

    Nice way to ask an entire community of nerds to do that for you!
    Now, let's get working!
  • by leuk_he ( 194174 ) on Thursday September 02, 2010 @12:22PM (#33452316) Homepage Journal


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    An update to the PS3 system software will be was released on September 27, 2010. You can use this update to upgrade your system software to version 3.43.
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  • Re:Hehehe (Score:5, Funny)

    by nebaz ( 453974 ) on Thursday September 02, 2010 @12:25PM (#33452392)

    Because it runs Linux?...oh wait.

  • Re:Hehehe (Score:2, Funny)

    by jpapon ( 1877296 ) on Thursday September 02, 2010 @12:25PM (#33452396) Journal

    Really? I mean.......really? You can't think of a single reason why anyone would want one?

    Seriously... I mean, it does EVERYTHING. Or so I've been told.

  • by smussman ( 1160103 ) on Thursday September 02, 2010 @12:38PM (#33452726)

    An update to the PS3 system software will be was released on September 27 , 2010

    *brain explodes*

  • Re:Hehehe (Score:3, Funny)

    by Yetihehe ( 971185 ) on Thursday September 02, 2010 @12:52PM (#33453048)
    Nintendo is the uncle who smells funny.
  • by I'm not god any more ( 613402 ) on Thursday September 02, 2010 @01:23PM (#33453640)
    I see the future:

    1. Sony release a new PS3 super slim that won't have any USB ports.
    2. Sony release a statement that they have no intention to remove USB support on the older PS3 models.
    3. Shortly thereafter, update 3.XX with have a nice EULA mentioning that to protect us they'll be disabling the USB ports on the older PS3s.
  • You fools! (Score:3, Funny)

    by zmollusc ( 763634 ) on Thursday September 02, 2010 @01:48PM (#33454102)

    You foolish fools! Defeating DRM will let the terrorists win! Already another oil platform has exploded due to evil hackers playing unsigned content on the PS3!

  • by MrFurious5150 ( 1189479 ) on Thursday September 02, 2010 @03:13PM (#33455550)
    The major problem is quite simply one of grammar, and the main work to consult in this matter is Dr Dan Streetmentioner's Time Traveller's Handbook of 1001 Tense Formations. It will tell you for instance how to describe something that was about to happen to you in the past before you avoided it by time-jumping forward two days in order to avoid it. ... Most readers get as far as the Future Semi-Conditionally Modified Subinverted Plagal Past Subjunctive Intentional before giving up: and in fact in later editions of the book all the pages beyond this point have been left blank to save on printing costs.

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