PS3 custom (signed) firmware!

category: general [glöplog]
Bleh.... What is up with all the negativity towards the hack?

I've just begun scratching the surface, but from what I can see PSL1GHT (the free, non-Sony SDK) already includes some samples that uses the RSX.

Anyway, if I have a machine in my house with a CPU and a display, I want to be able to code for it!
So I welcome all hacks that open up closed devices.
added on the 2011-01-06 17:23:34 by Sdw Sdw
Which OS, the Linux OS? It's only 2D.

where have you been these latest months ? are you aware the Sony OS has been cracked ?

just lots of lamers using the hack to pirate games.

PC's are far more convenient to play pirate games.
added on the 2011-01-08 00:32:06 by zerkman zerkman
geohot released tools to create pseudoretail packages that will run in a geohot 3.55 jailbreaked ps3.
added on the 2011-01-09 21:18:57 by chriz74 chriz74
What Sdw says... Just can't understand what the guys criticising hacking are doing here...
added on the 2011-01-09 21:38:24 by baah baah
disregard them, they're mostly diehard sony fanbois.
added on the 2011-01-09 22:48:43 by Movi Movi
it's not like there'll be an onslaught of ps3 demogroups.
added on the 2011-01-09 23:02:11 by Gargaj Gargaj
Or any demo, I would say. Maybe some intros though.
added on the 2011-01-09 23:28:09 by xernobyl xernobyl
@zerkman: PCs are far more convenient to do just about anything this jailbreak enables except play PS3 games. Hence, piracy.
added on the 2011-01-10 02:54:55 by Claw Claw
@xernobyl ye of little faith.
added on the 2011-01-10 02:55:56 by Claw Claw
@Insectecutor: I just mean there is no need for a jailbreak to play pirate PC games. And it is not considered a problem (is it ?), because the users must be able to install the software they want for it, program their own stuff, etc.

It's just about to be the same again on the ps3. And if this leads to piracy, then blame Sony who removed the "official" way of runnig Linux and allow users to program their own stuff in the first step.
added on the 2011-01-10 06:54:26 by zerkman zerkman
The box said i could play games AND run Linux. Seems they lied. Once i payed the money for it, it's my hardware, and if i want to change something in it, it's none of Sony's business.
added on the 2011-01-10 10:43:14 by Movi Movi
@zerkman: well I agree that serious hackers would've been less interested in busting open the PS3 if Sony hadn't removed OtherOS support. fail0verflow said as much in their 27C3 talk. So you're right, if this leads to piracy (which it will) Sony only have themselves to blame, by issuing the "challenge" to the hacker community by removing OtherOS, but also by making schoolboy mistakes in their security implementation.
added on the 2011-01-10 10:45:00 by Claw Claw
PCs are far more convenient to do just about anything this jailbreak enables

Except making reverse engineering, which i understand can be quite fun (although i don't do it myself)...
added on the 2011-01-10 11:56:08 by baah baah
it makes no difference anyhow. the next generation of consoles/ "Personal Computers" (lol) will be "cloud" based. try pirating a game when your computer is nothing but a dumb-terminal client being served binaries & personal data direct from MicroSoft and Sony's application/file servers and every click is monitored for "illegal" or "suspicious" client activity (such as, *gasp*, running a complier as an unauthorized/unregistered developer)

and all this current tech-media talk of whether we "have the right to do and run what programs we like on our own computers", or if our "personal computers can REALLY be considered personal in an age of network computing" is leading directly to this. This Sony hack is just going to add weight to all that speculation because it really is not going to be used by genuine people only interested in homebrew....it's going to be used by PIRATES and it will ultimately only help enforce this idea that our computer activity needs to be controlled.

this hack is bad news for homebrewers because we are approaching the stage in computer technology where homebrew activities CAN actually be prevented in the not too distant future and they will have their justifications (ie: the fact that "homebrew" on the PS3 was used primarily by pirates) for doing it all nicely lined-up and ready.
added on the 2011-01-10 12:01:01 by button button
@button. Man. I wish you'd written the script for Tron: Legacy instead of whatever hack they shipped in.
added on the 2011-01-10 13:05:00 by Claw Claw
I'm sure the first oldschool copperbar intros will be released any day now :)
added on the 2011-01-10 13:10:35 by sagacity sagacity

"Don't do homebrew or it will be banned!!!1"
added on the 2011-01-10 13:16:48 by ted ted
Everything is getting locked down these days. Perhaps in a few years, PCs too will be locked. Then we'll get a ton of cool hobbyist computers again with all kinds of funky hardware \o/

Or linux :(
added on the 2011-01-10 13:41:29 by psonice psonice
Insectecutor: thanks. it takes effort to weave my innate paranoias into somewhat plausible future scenarios. glad someone appreciates it.
added on the 2011-01-10 13:49:25 by button button
... will be "cloud" based

I'm quite afraid of cloud computing,but i think it will always be possible to install non commercial OSes that won't use it...

Or linux :(

eg linux... ;p
added on the 2011-01-10 17:15:31 by baah baah
added on the 2011-01-10 21:32:58 by xernobyl xernobyl
button: make a demo about it.
added on the 2011-01-10 23:58:55 by shuffle2 shuffle2
And the legal shit now hits the fan: www.geohot.com
added on the 2011-01-12 16:13:14 by [HamsTeR] [HamsTeR]
USA is a bitch. :(
added on the 2011-01-13 16:07:48 by xernobyl xernobyl
They had it coming. Both Sony and Georg.
added on the 2011-01-13 16:36:06 by raer raer