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Sony has just pushed a new update for PlayStation 3 users, bumping the version number up to v3.60.

This new version adds the ability to boot saved games into the cloud for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Also added is the ability to change the wait time for the system before it senses the inactivity and shuts down DualShock 3 and Sixaxis controllers.


credit goes to Taimur Asad. Thanks sir! 🙂

Sony has just filed a restraining order against Geohot and members of team fail0verflow for jailbreaking the Sony Playstation 3.

Defendants George Hotz, “Bushing,” Hector Cantero, Sven Peter and “Segher” (collectively, “Defendants”) are computer hackers. Working individually and in concert with one another, Defendants recently bypassed effective technological protection measures (“TPMs”) employed by plaintiff Sony Computer Entertainment America LLP (“SCEA”) in its proprietary PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system (“PS3 System”). Through the Internet, Defendants are distributing software, tools and instructions (collectively, “Circumvention Devices”) that circumvent the TPMs in the PS3 System and facilitate the counterfeiting of video games. Already, pirated video games are being packaged and distributed with these circumvention devices. Declaration of Ryan T. Bricker In Support of Ex Parte Motion for Temporary Restraining Order And Order To Show Cause Re Preliminary Injunction; Order for Impoundment (“Bricker Decl.”) ¶2, Exh. A. Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 65 and Local Rules 65-1 and 7-10, SCEA moves ex parte to put an immediate halt to the ongoing distribution of these illegal Circumvention Devices and avoid irreparable harm to SCEA and to other video game software developers stemming from video game piracy.

Hopefully the courts will use the same logic that Library of Congress Copyright Office used when ruling that iPhone jailbreaking was legal. “When one jailbreaks a smartphone in order to make the operating system on that phone interoperable with an independently created application that has not been approved by the maker of the smartphone or the maker of its operating system, the modifications that are made purely for the purpose of such interoperability are fair uses.”

Geohot has been instrumental in the iPhone jailbreak scene. If anyone would like to offer him assistance you can find the Motion For TRO and Proposed Order as well as his contact details at the link below…

Sony’s filings are for a temporary restraining order that demand all information about the jailbreak be removed from the web. A full lawsuit is expected in a few days time.

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Guys over XDA-Developers have managed to Jailbreak / Hack PlayStation 3with Android Phones including Nexus One and HTC Desire, also Nokia N900 / N800 and Palm Pre on the list. With this hack you’ll be able to create backups of your PS3 games. You’ll have to use Google to find other uses.


You can follow the step by step guide below on your own RISK. We are not responsible if your PS3 or Android Phone got damaged

Following These Steps :

Step 1: Check your device compatibility from here.
Step 2: Download this package and extract it using Winrar.
Step 3: Copy “” and “” to your microSD card and reboot your phone into recovery console.
Step 4: Once you reboot it, flash “” on your phone and reboot it.
Step 5: Use ConnectBot to type the following terminals

cd /mnt/sdcard
insmod psfreedom.ko

Step 6: Now, turn off your PS3, For PS3 Fat Model: switch off from back, For PS3 Slim Model: unplug console from wall.
Step 7: Now connect your Android phone via USB.
Step 8: Turn on your PS3 and press the power button followed by eject button in quick succession.
Step 9: Yeah! Now your PS3 got hacked using an Android phone. You should see “Install Package Files” under Game on the Cross Media Bar (PS3’s UI), this will confirm that your PS3 is now hacked.

Also MuscleNerd is working on Hacking PS3 using a Jailbroken iPhone, Stay tuned for this big one.

We saw it coming didn’t we? Why pay $169 for PSJailbreak or even $30 for its clone x3Jailbreak when you can get it all for free? A group of hackers have successfully managed to clone and release open source version of PSJailbreak called PSGroove. What this means is that you will now be able to create your own PS3 (PlayStation 3) jailbreaks to replicate what PSJailbreak can do.

PS3 Hacked

All you ever have to do is to download the code which is available here for free, and then copy it over to a $20 USB development board (AVR HW) of your choice to get started ! Oh and there will soon be a way where you would be able to jailbreak your PS3 by either using a jailbroken iPhone or iPod touch, or TI-84 calculator! How cool is that? [via Twitter]

Few days ago we reported about a new USB Modchip called PS Jailbreak for PlayStation 3which enables you to dump games off original discs on the internal or any external drive connected to PS3. Spanish site Elotrolado has a full blown review, along with instructions on how you can use it to create backups of your PS3 games. This of course proves that PS Jailbreak works for real !


Follow the complete step by step guide posted below to jailbreak your PlayStation 3 to enable you to create backups of original discs.

Pre-requisites are as follows:

  • Any (FAT or SLIM) PlayStation 3 Console running firmware 3.41 or above.
  • PS Jailbreak USB Modchip (Can be easily purchased from ChipSpain or OzModChip).
  • An external USB drive formatted to FAT32 with the “Backup Manager” file on it which you can download from here.
  • Original disc of any PS3 game which you want to backup.

Step 1: Power off your console and make sure that there isn’t any disc in the Blu-ray drive.

For the SLIM Model: Remove the power chord before plugging in the USB.
For the FAT model: Turn off the power switch found at the backside of the console.

Step 2: Now insert the USB based PS Jailbreak Modchip to any USB port of your choice on the console. Once the USB is in place, Power ON the console and immediately press the “Eject” button. There should now be two LEDs turned-on on the USB as the console is loading.

PS-Jailbreak-LightsIf the LED light on the USB turns green, you are good to go as the PS Jailbreak has been successfully loaded.

PS-Jailbreak-GreenIf the LED turns red, then it means that the PS Jailbreak Modchip didn’t load successfully. This usually happens when the Power and Eject button sequence wasn’t performed properly. Start from Step 1 again if you end up having the red light.


Step 3: Once the console has finished booting up with the PS Jailbreak Modchip, plug-in the external USB storage device which has the “Backup Manager” setup to the console’s USB port.

Step 4: Now navigate to the “Game Menu” and select the option “Install Package Files” and then select “manager.pkg” file. This will basically install the “Backup Manager” application that you download earlier to your hard drive.


Step 5: When the “manager.pkg” file is done loading, scroll all the way down in the “Game Menu” and there you should see a new application called “Backup Manager”, run it.


Step 6: Now we’re in the Backup Manager app. Insert the game in the console’s optical drive which you want to backup. Press “O” and you will be asked where to make thebackup, on the internal HDD or the external storage source connected via USB. This process is further elaborated by the following screenshots.



Step 7: In order to play a game via the backup you just made, insert any original game disc into your console (To emulate the loading process), run “Backup Manager” in the “Game Menu”. Press “X” to play the selected backup game.


Step 8: Now you will be taken back to the main menu. In the “Game Menu” you will see the game which you have backed up. Now you can select the game, and run it without having the disc in the console’s drive.


Oh and you must make sure that the PS Jailbreak USB Modchip is connected to your console at all the times when you are playing the games via backups.

Disclaimer: This guide is for educational purposes only. I’m not responsible for any loss of important data or malfunctioning of your Game Console.

[Images and Instructions via Spanish site Elotrolado; hat tip via Rewrite Tech on Twitter]