• PS3 homebrew jailbreak released into the wilds and *how to install*

    Poor, poor Sony. First PSJailbreak splayed wide the PS3's security model, now PSGroove has arrived calling itself the "open source PSjailbreak." The code must first be downloaded and installed onto a $30ish AT90USBkey or a $25ish Teensy++ USB development board.

    After that, homebrew enthusiasts can then execute unsigned third-party apps and games on their PS3. At the moment, the ability to boot ISO files (read: pirated or "backup" games) is temporarily disabled. But we're sure that some of the internet's more nefarious types will find their way around that. Cat, welcome to the world outside of the bag.

    Install PSGroove in Atmel USB Controllers

    You are looking on how to create your own PS Jailbreak? Well, i have found a tutorial to install this little piece of greatness in Atmel USB Controllers, credit to grecomafioso. So when you want to install the devil, you need download it. Just go to the official download site for PSGroove http://github.com/psgroove/psgroove and download the PS Groove HEX file, psgroove.hex
    Done? Ok, so we need one of these controllers, it is very easy to find it online, just use your favorite search engine. You know what is search engine right?
    • AT90USB162
    • AT90USB646
    • AT90USB647
    • AT90USB1286
    • AT90USB1287
    • ATMEGA32U4

    Alright, so lets get started.

    Device Firmware Upgrade
    When you received your very own AtMel USB Controller, the first thing to do is to load the HEX file into the on-chip flash memory of your microcontroller. The “Flip” Software is the tool been used to upgrade the device firmware (you can get it for free at USB CD-ROM or Atmel Website).
    You must follow these steps carefully and should be completed to allow the device starting DFU (Device Firmware Upgrade) mode and then it will load the HEX file:
    1. Install Flip software (Flip Version 3.0 or above is required).
    2. Push the RST (Reset) button.
    3. Connect the board to the PC using the USB Cable (Standard Ato Mini B)
    4. Push the HWB (Hardware Bootloader) button.
    5. Release the RST button.
    6. Release the HWB button.
    7. If your hardware conditions explained above are correct, a new device detection wizard will be displayed. This will happen if you are using Flip for the first time. Please follow the instructions (the INF file is located in the USB sub directory from Flip installation: (“install path:\ATMEL\FLIP\FLIPx.x.x\usb”)
    Now, on your PC screen, the New Device Detection Wizard will automatically open.
    Select “Install from a specific location (Advanced)” and click on Next>
    Select “Search for the best drivers in this locations.” and click on “Include this location in the search:”. Now Browse to the path C:\Program Files\ATMEL\FLIP 2.4.2\usb and click on Next>

    Then, check your Device Manager. There should be a new icon with the description AT90USBxxx (where xxx is the number of your USB Controller). If there is no icon show, you must start the procedure again.
    Ok, now your Device is in DFU Mode. Launch the program Flip to proceed with the flashing process.
    Click the chip-icon in the upper left corner and select your device from the up-poping list.
    Now click on the USB-Cable icon in the upper left corner to select the communication mode. Select “USB”. In the up-poping window click on “Open” to open the communication port.

    Now click on “File” “Load HEX File…” and browse to your ready psgroove.hex file.
    Now Load the HEX File (in the Operations Flow Tab Check Erase,Program and Vertify,then Push Run button) A window will pop-up that shows the processes.
    After all the processes are done click on the “Start Application” button in the right down corner.
    The AT90USB boot loader will detach and jump into the user application when “Start Application” button is pressed.
    Congratulations, now your very own PS Jailbreak clone is ready (It is without the Backup Manager support though)
    PS: I know this tutorial is not perfect, will update it when neccessary. Thanks to grecomafioso for this.

    Source: Engadget

    Source: Dukio
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. rdtphd's Avatar
      rdtphd -
      The manager has been enabled and the code can be downloaded for that on the net.
    1. Appzalien's Avatar
      Appzalien -
      Do they make it complicated on purpose so if your not a linux IT Professional you have to pay them to make one for you. The instructions I see are not, I repeat NOT, user friendly. Just like this article says to download the psgroove.hex file from the page listed and there is no such file there. Just a bunch of bull crap in my opinion.
      Just like the scene bozo's that try to keep things for themselves only, and screw the majority. Besides, I hate Sony and I will never pay for a PS3 EVER! Not even if it comes down to $50. I already own a SONY dvd player that will not play Dvd's because it thinks they may be pirated (store bought non the less). Screw Sony! Let em rot in hades.
    1. l33tpirata13's Avatar
      l33tpirata13 -
      The hard part now will be getting ahold of a teensy. I was lucky enough to have a blackcat usb, which was able to be reprogrammed. For those in the US, this is the same one I have....
    1. bobbintb's Avatar
      bobbintb -
      Quote Originally Posted by rdtphd View Post
      The manager has been enabled and the code can be downloaded for that on the net.
    1. l33tpirata13's Avatar
      l33tpirata13 -

      Has links, plus a tutorial.
    1. bobbintb's Avatar
      bobbintb -
      the original backup manager is no longer hosted as far as i can see. i have links to other versions hacked with legitimate game ids. dont know if id be breaking rules linking to them so pm me if you want them.
    1. SonsOfLiberty's Avatar
      SonsOfLiberty -
      I have the backup manager modified with PSGRoove, check the PS3 section in the NZB index.
    1. Cabalo's Avatar
      Cabalo -
      I see this works, as suddenly our NZB section is getting crowded with PS3 posts. Torrentleech also opened a dedicated section.
    1. bingoz86's Avatar
      bingoz86 -
      this jailbreak work for play online?