Pirates Rejoice as PS3 “Hacked & Running Copies”


Videos purporting to show a working PS3 hack have surfaced, though their veracity is currently the subject of heated debate.

The videos:

The supposed specs of the device, which takes the form of a simple USB drive:

PS Jailbreak is a USB plug and play solution that installs in seconds, keeping your valid warranty seal in tact.

Easy to use installer and GUI takes you step by step.

Compatible with all production models FAT and SLIM. Supports all regions: USA, JAP, PAL and KOREA

PS Jailbreak disables forced software updates and will never brick your console.

Supports all games (it does not allow backups of bluray movies , dvd movies , or past consoles games)

Backup games to your internal hard drive or external hard drive through USB, and boot directly off GUI. Eliminating the need for expensive blueray burners and costly blank media.

Play backups off your hard drives 2x as fast as off the blueray drive. This eliminates lags and glitches to provide you with smoother game play.

Open up your console to a new generation of homebrew applications. Load homebrew apps/games off any USB hard drive/flash drive.

Fully updatable with new features/updates by connecting PS Jailbreak to any computers USB port.

Just whether the device works or is actually a scam is not yet clear – all the purported evidence comes from a small group of pirates, nobody seems to have heard of the device prior to its sudden unveiling, and apparently scam sites pretending to sell the device have already sprung up.

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    Avatar of shiroki
    Comment by shiroki
    04:01 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just a matter of time someone stuff this USB into a PC, copy the drive and upload it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:16 21/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not that trivial. This may not be a USB flash drive, but a special USB controller designed to foil any attempts to read it on different hardware.

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    Comment by Accoun
    04:11 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Damn, if it's true, then my logal game shop will have to close... They already stopped selling anythong other than PS3 games because of piracy. And I liked this one...

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:24 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually it's possible to do the same on 360 with JTAG hack,however there , the process is much more complicated than this...

    Comment by WPE
    03:53 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please let this be true :(

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:50 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is stupid it shows the developer tabs at second 44 this is so fake.
    it says install pkg files.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:41 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    maybe this will boost ps3 sell because many pirate how wait for ps3 to be crack. but on the other hand the gaming company sell will be falling down to hell.

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    Comment by Imyou
    04:42 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If this would let me play my installed games without putting the disc in, or something similar, I'm there. Keydiscs are so... 1988.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:59 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    From the spanish site:

    - They tested the dongle and works.
    - It needs to just turn off in fat models, and unplug the AC cable from the console in the Slim models.
    - Seems to be a software/usb dongle hack (Needs installation in the console and the dongle needs to be active to play/backup).
    - You can do the backup to a usb dongle or to the internal hard drive (FAT 32 it is).
    - You need any original game in the console (doesn't has to be the same game) to play a backup.
    - In the example given, the game took 90 minutes to backup.
    - Online game is possible.
    - Updating games is not.
    - You can't skip intro videos if you play from the backup.
    - Disconnecting the dongle with the console turned on will make the console stops functioning.

    Seems quite real to me.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:18 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    From that spanish site:

    Dreamcast 2 in 2009
    Xbox live Silver to allow free online play
    Devil May Cry DS
    Golden Sun 3 Celestial Chronicles for Wii


    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Everything you mentioned was classified as "rumor" (a.k.a. "unconfirmed") on the site, and clearly identified as that... taking a "rumor" as something "true" by default is stoopid.

    Well, granted, not everyone in this world knows how to read spanish properly... not even spaniards.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:20 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    - Disconnecting the dongle with the console turned on will make the console stops functioning.

    That mistranslated statement makes it look like it will brick the console. Actually a better translation is: "If you disconnect the dongle while the console is turned on, it will freeze or turn it off. And I think it might not be goof for either the dongle or the console"

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:14 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Dumbasses. He's using a debug PS3. YOu know what that means...

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    Comment by AJ12Gamer
    07:25 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It seems like alot of noobs dont know this but.... The PS3 has been hacked/cracked many times before! And the only way to know this is being knowledgeable in Japanese and joining their scene groups.... But most of the time when someone cracks/hacks the system.... Sony quickly puts out a software update to render the USB crack/hack useless.... But this is the first time I've ever seen a mod chip.... I wonder if the mod chip is used to stop the PS3 from the forced software updates?

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    Comment by raijinz
    07:22 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    All I'm gonna say on this is:
    Let's all keep a VERY close eye on this product. You have no idea how long I have waited for something like this to surface.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:52 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    sorry for spelling mistake. mood = mode
    by bobykid

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:48 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    When you put the usb in the ps3 the folder that said "Install Package Files" pops up. That could mean that it is not a debug console.

    Top Gear

    some say that he need to be in debug mood to run ps jailbreak

    All we now is that we have to wait and see if the stig conforms it.

    by bobykid

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:17 21/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not quite. They just need to be able to run any code they wish in the PS3. From there it's game over.

    By the looks of it, this hacks allows just that.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:27 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    never expected to hear that here.

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    Comment by Travosaga
    05:14 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't wait for the whole industry to collapse under the pirates. Then we can all go back to our super nintendos because that's all that will be available.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:00 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    no super nintendos for you, facebook would come to your tv set (and eat your brains)

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:28 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aw, Artefact's favorite topic on how the PS3 is unhackable comes to an end... Take that!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:54 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    03:00 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The Spanish have reviewed it. It works (Spanish language)


    Comment by Anonymous
    01:09 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    does this mean it's time to get a ps3!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:08 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    If you look at the last news about Geohot's claim that he had backed down from hacking ps3, the only thing I can think off at that time is he *actually* had successfully cracked ps3's protection but smart enough to cover his ass off from Sony (by making a 'you win, I can't crack it' statement) and taking profit from it (provide the tech to chinese factories, let them market it).

    Even if it's an exploitable flaw from the hardware itself (sony could not patch it in any way without physically replacing some hardwares), new ps3s would be manufactured without this flaw. If this were true, in very near time we could see the current stock of ps3s are getting jacked up in them prices.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:11 21/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's apparently a bug in the USB stack of the PS3 kernel. Patching it is simple enough once they get their hands of a copy, but it's already too late. Now that people can dump the kernel, they can easily seek out other flaws and exploit them as well.

    A big complex peace of software like the PS3 kernel cannot be bugfree.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:22 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This has to be a scam. Shortly after the 360 slim's hacking(not surprised), this is hacked? I doubt it.

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    Comment by Chiaki Nagoya
    01:37 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sony will probably disable USB stick and external drive support with the next firmware update. ^^

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:29 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sounds to good to be true. Scam imho.

    I own a PS3, and I hope it won't be hacked. The game market is one of the few markets I hate to see breaking down. Pirating DS games is ok though. That masses of shit shovelware isn't worth to buy. Only a few titles like Layton etc.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:57 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You can't take a stance on piracy when you're a pirate yourself, fucking hypocrite.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:00 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    You know, you really don't have the right to be complaining about piracy and the preservation of the game market when you commit the same crime...

    Hypoctite of note...

    Also this looks like a scam imo

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:58 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I own PSP, PS2, PS3, not a pirate disc here. All my shovelware PC games are on Steam, Impulse and some other shit, I always forget their name. GOG or something.

    I could complain about piracy, but then, again, people with a lot of spare time and without money to buy games are too stupid and/or young to know the harm they cause.

    one point though. there are some losers who think that they are outsmarting the establishment by pirating games, that they are anti-consumerists, above all those who dutifully buys every shit game there is.

    not true, buddies, not true.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:06 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    We re talking BIG here XD
    USB + HDD, no more BlueRay Disk

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:30 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    great hack i want to play MKV files on the PS3 :p

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    Comment by alidan
    06:59 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    you already can see my above post on how to do it.

    Comment by Kudeh
    00:33 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I estimate the chances of this not being fake as less than 1%

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    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    00:52 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Having a PS3 for a few months now, I cant really think of any games I want to pirate.

    Any future games that are coming out I'd probably buy them because I know the series or deves and they make good games.

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    Comment by jesus monsivais
    01:41 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's a fraud ...

    The ejecutbable its a normal tself, done with a PS3 SDK, and is charging a PS3 Debug ... You can see in minute 0'44''and noted by the debug options which shows the route of the apps and the option to install new packages ....

    An executable made with a PS3 SDK (and signed, I would say illegally, because I doubt that this man has access license and development kit) has no more access to the hypervisor than any normal executable, so YES, you can copy things to a hard disk, but can not play content that comes with flags to be propagated only from physical disk

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    Comment by DmonHiro
    03:05 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or, the whole hack could be making a retail PS3 think it's a Debug PS3. I'm just saying, anything is possible. Don't go saying "It's fake/real" just after a few videos.

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    Comment by Setsuna Toshirou
    01:44 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I for myself think that might be true.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:26 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Now, no one will buy a game of PS3 because it will be downloaded.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:14 21/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes, just like nobody buys PC and FailBox games anymore.

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    02:45 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    not all of it is true.


    Comment by Anonymous
    01:56 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "PS Jailbreak" is too good to be true.
    I will wait for a safe pirate device.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:08 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    13:07 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still got nothing new to say, homo?

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    Comment by Justp94
    02:08 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is no proof that he didn't put Racthet & Clank in there while he was recording the screen lol... SCAM! SCAM!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:17 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess we'll find out in a couple months if it's the real deal and if it is, better get on it quick before Sony catches wind and files some sort of cease and desist order

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:35 20/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe that cocksucker, geohotz will steal this guy's code and gain internet fame, again. That cocksucker stole Dev-Team's iPhone hacks and released them as his own. All of the lame-o script kiddies wanting their 'hackz' conveniently leave that part out.

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    Comment by Ricardo
    00:12 21/08/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ummm, a little expensive. $170 AUD with out shippment is a litle too high, even for a proved crack, here its like half a new PS3 in cost only.

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