PS3 Finally Hacked!!Added: Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
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PlayStation (PS) is one of the biggest and best game consoles of all time. The whole history of PlayStation began in December 1994. when PS (or also called PSone, PS1 or PSX) was introduced to the world and changed the way we played forever. It was the first of it’s kind, playing games in 3D, with graphics never seen before, full vibration functions in the game pads, games full of life and nice stories, long enough to spend a week or more just figuring out some of the sweet games that came out on this first generation console of it’s kind. I can’t think of a single person who did not hear about it, even my grandparents did. This console sold more than 102.49 million units all over the world, and it’s still played strong. It was the first in many things, one of them where the copy chips that allowed the console to play and run pirated or just copied material from a CD-R that was not supported originally by the console. It made a revolution with it.
Then PS2 came along in March 2000. and the stakes went higher for the Sony company to keep their product safe from copies or any kind of copyrighted material that is pirated all over the world. It was a huge leap in both design and technology, some said it will be unbreakable when it comes to the copyrights embedded in the console software combine with the hardware, but they were proven wrong. 3 months later the first generation of hacking chips were introduced by hackers and they work on the consoles perfectly even today. I don’t even want to mention how much effort it took to make the PS2 available for everyone, not only the favorite of the kiddos who’s daddies had big pockets. This hacked version was for the masses the best possible news, the games went up with the price, and yet the same stuff was pirated all over the net for free. The only money that the people had to pay was for the DVD-R disc and for the writer to make their own copies, or pay somebody maybe even less than one fourth of the price that the original stuff was advertised for. So it was a big day for the pirates, like us.
With this I only want to make an intro for the newest generation of PlayStation consoles, now this is logical to be 3. And yes it is just as big of a step as PlayStation 2 was. Today the real deal is the HD compatibility and PS3 has it, and uses it better than any other console. It has the best graphics and media functions which can make him the favorite of the whole family, there is only one small problem with it. Sony Entertainment claimed that they made it as the most secure console against hackers ever. It has both software and hardware lock like PS2 had only much complex to deal with and claimed that it is “unhackable”. Well for everybody who is into the digital world the meaning of “unhackable” does not exist. That has been proven once more.
I don’t know if many of you know, but not so long time ago in 2007, Apple’s iPhone was cracked by a US hacker George Hotz at the age of 17. He made it possible to use the iPhone on any network not only AT&T. He continued to release hacks that are allowing people to unlock whichever new version of the phone that comes out on the market.
You could ask yourself what connection can there be between PS3 and a 20 year old lad, well, I asked myself the same question, when PsYcHaYoGi showed me the BBC News.
According to the story he told to the press he managed to hack into the PlayStation 3 and make it allow copies and “do whatever he wants”, and if somebody does not believe his statement, I must add that even Sony took him seriously and put a whole team on investigating if it is actually possible to crack the system they invented to prevent such an action. Whatever Sony comes up with now it’s for sure that pirated copies will be able to hit the net and we can all share one more section in the games. PlayStation 3 had the market going crazy for almost 3 years, X-Box 360 had larger sales than the PS3, and the main reason was the copy compatibility, and now that the PS3 has the chance with the copies, the numbers will go up and it will be the most wanted console for sure. The story does not end here, because the full hack was not released yet, the fine tuning is on the way, and will be announced soon online for everyone to use.
If you ask why was it stated so early when the full thing is not done yet, I must ensure you everybody likes to take credit, Mr Hotz is no different. Even here on ET the release groups are releasing sometimes qualities that are not that good but they have to be the first and then work some more to make it the best, now that’s what Mr Hotz wants too, so It won’t take long for him to publish the whole thing, and the greatest thing about it is that he can’t be hold guilty for doing this because the console was his own and he could take it apart or throw it out the window, it could not be their business.
His motivation was by his own words: “curiosity”, “opening up the platform”.
He played with the analysation of the hardware for three weeks during the summer and put it to rest for some time and at last in two weeks he cracked the console, but mentioned that it is a very secure system, with that meaning that not only it was hard but also painstaking. The only information he was willing to give to the public about the technique was that the hack was 5% hardware and 95% software. Truth to be said he did not hack the whole system, he only found ways to fool, trick the console into doing what he wants.
The most important part of his whole statement to the press was that he will release the master code “root key” for the console, and once it will be known the deciphering and hacking will be much easier for other security features on the console.
And now, the part that all fans of PS1 and PS2 hated about the latest version. It allowed only PS3 games, and no older versions were compatible with the new system. And it made a big favor to other console manufacturers, because the fans of Sony didn’t like the idea. Mr Hotz told that this hack could allow PS2 games to be played as well as their copies.
in a latest statement HOTZ added:
In the interest of openness, I've decided to release the exploit. Hopefully, this will ignite the PS3 scene, and you will organize and figure out how to use this to do practical things, like the iPhone when jailbreaks were first released. I have a life to get back to and can't keep working on this all day and night.
Please document your findings on the psDevWiki. They have been a great resource so far, and with the power this exploit gives, opens tons of new stuff to document. I'd like to see the missing HV calls filled in, nice memory maps, the boot chain better documented, and progress on a 3D GPU driver. And of course, the search for a software exploit.
This is the coveted PS3 exploit, gives full memory space access and therefore ring 0 access from OtherOS. Enjoy your hypervisor dumps. This is known to work with version 2.4.2 only, but I imagine it works on all current versions. Maybe later I'll write up how it works
This is all the news for now, and I can only thank PsYcHaYoGi for bringing this topic to me.
& thanks to Roscoe182 for the latest statement addition
January 26th, 2010.Posted by:
Tuesday, January 26th, 2010
|thanks gr8 post keep up the good work|
|posted by (2010-01-26 19:39:21)|
|really good to know pls keep us updated on this and thanks for sharing|
|posted by |
SaM (2010-01-26 20:01:45)
|finally am gonna buy ps3 :P|
|Its was already The Ultimate Console! This newz jus certifies it 4 those 360 f$%k Boyz!|
Sony was here before Microcrap & Sony will be here after its gone.
Real recognize Real!!!
|F*CKIN' AWESOME!!!! Been waiting for this for forever. You guys should cover this again when all the info is released (maybe even with a link to a tutorial on it?). Mr. Hotz, you are a TRUE pirate and I tip my hat to you.|
|posted by (2010-01-26 20:25:09)|
|Wow great info man. been waiting for ages..........|
Thnx PsYcHaYoGi and ZOR4N........
|posted by (2010-01-26 20:30:35)|
|How much will it take to come any idea???|
Just can't wait.............
|this is the greatest news of this century lol but really i was just giving up the idea for one day i'll do buy copies just like other ps consoles but it revived again babyyy wow thanks mr hacker do tht every time plz, these blue rays are just too much for me right now wii heyy u have to cover up the story whenever it developes yahooooo ^_|
|oh i was too excited even forgot to thank who brought this awesome article to us thanks Z0R4N n saM ^_^|
|posted by (2010-01-26 20:51:22)|
|best news I've heard lately thanx for the info guys keep them coming|
|finally... free PS3 games well i hope.. move over cheap ass Xbox sorry "Painless" lmao..|
|posted by (2010-01-26 21:19:22)|
|Awesome article. Maybe this is my calling to finally buy a PS3 at the right time (but I bet you hardcore Sony fans are like "It's always the right time to buy a PS3!"). If I did buy one, what's everyone's recommendation? Should I get the old bulky one (the original) or should I buy that "Slim" PS3, the new one? The Slim one is cheaper and can do just about everything the old one can do, so I suppose I can just modify the Slim one to do everything the bulky one could and more.|
|posted by (2010-01-26 21:20:06)|
|Awesome article :) Really much more than I expected! All credit to ZOR4N guys for bringing this great article and taking time from a busy schedule. Fantastic work mate :) .. Ok now onto PS3 offers on the market ;)|
|posted by (2010-01-26 21:27:37)|
|Great article guys. Thanks ZOR4N and SaM. Keep us informed when it all happens. Someone may have to run a bit of a "how to" class on getting the discs operational on the PS3 though as this seems to be a question people ask a lot about. When it all comes to pass I will update my old PS2. I love the game SSX Tricky! No one could beat me on it. And with a 50" telly it will be great. Can't wait! Bring in on!|
As a side note - this George Hotz is a genius. Some people can just think that way and it never ceases to amaze me. Geniuses like this should be celebrated, not persecuted. People like George Hotz are what makes the world smarter and allows the human race to advance. We need hackers as much as we need people like us torrent users.
One day Hollywood is going to get off its fat ass and stop blaming torrent users for their failures and realise that the way we transfer audio and video is the way of the future that just happens to be here right now! But they will most probably come to the party so late that a newer and better technology will be around and we will be controlling it long before them.
|Good read lots of research - nice; my trusty x86 does me just dandy!! :D|
|On one hand this is good news: being able to play copies of games, iso's whatever.. Also sales for the console will go up.. However on the other hand, sales for games will go down.. Piracy DOES harm the games intdustry, just as it harms the movie industry. Don't get me wrong: I also download movies, games whatever, but I'm also the kind op person who (still) buys movies/games. But if everybody and I mean truly EVERYBODY would download their games, movies etc. there would be NO Money in it for the developers and THEREFOR no reason for them to go on and bring out new stuff.. Think about it..|
|Great Great Great, i've always wanted to play the newer games but with PS3 thingy its was hard now i can buy&play (Hooray Hooray).|
|yeah this is a great day time to go out and buy a ps3 now thanks|
|Thanks for the Info. Et rocks!!!|
|posted by (2010-01-26 22:52:29)|
|thx for info do you have a link where to get the hack at on et|
|sweet this is great news|
|posted by (2010-01-27 02:44:55)|
|"Don't get me wrong: I also download movies, games whatever, but I'm also the kind op person who (still) buys movies/games. But if everybody and I mean truly EVERYBODY would download their games, movies etc. there would be NO Money in it for the developers and THEREFOR no reason for them to go on and bring out new stuff.. Think about it.|
What you are saying is a double standard ..so it's okay to download movies and buy them but you don't think people don't download games and still buy them...me personally I have not bought a CD or DVD in 3-4 years but even when this hack is released and I'm pretty computer saavy I probably still won't messa round with my PS3 just as I have not hacked my XBOX 360 or my Wii....but it's great for those that do.
|Sweet can't wait!!! Thanxx for the info ZOR4N & SaM:))|
|Oh yeah been waiting for this day along time:) You know what they say about ET!!! Its the place to be baby.|
|posted by (2010-01-27 03:18:43)|
|Yeah now i can put alittle more money into the kiddies college fund because of this! Awesome read ET Things are looking up here,Imm a lovin it|
|posted by (2010-01-27 04:50:30)|
|I'm loving it!!!|
|posted by (2010-01-27 04:58:25)|
|sigh. this is a sad news for some people who are legit users.|
i for one loved the idea for the PS3 being hack-free because it uses legit media and everything. it will truly hurt the game industry and will de-motivated great game developers on producing AAA titles like MGS4, Uncharted, KZ, etc.
and why would you want to have a modified PS3? personally i wont waste my time downloading a 50gb game for lets say 2 months? to find out that its a corrupted file in the end. its quite a hassle, it will consume most of your DL times wherein you can DL 10x more movies or music than just a single game, not to mention it will eat a hefty amount of HDD space, and burning it to a blu-ray disc will take a day or two. so its just a pain in the ass.
and another downside will be console ban. hell, microsoft banned millions of xbox 360s because of piracy. and sony ps3 will just do that as well to prevent this kind of abuse. and using a modded ps3 will be useless because you wont be able to go online to PSN, its freakin free for god's sake so why bother hacking? the trophies will not be accessible and all those great DLC, game patches and firmware updates will be left out if you use a pirated ps3.
imho, its better to buy physical media especially if you worked hard for the money that you used to buy it. not to mention the freebies included especially with the collector's edition etc..
i think they should implement a law against these hackers, they should get a decent job and a GIRLFRIEND instead of doing pointless things such as hacking a ps3 just for the hell of it.
this is entirely my own opinion. peace
|posted by (2010-01-27 05:33:24)|
|Ohhhhhh Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What else can i say! :D|
|posted by (2010-01-27 05:35:12)|
|Z0R4N i really love your articles cus you put so much soul and you explain very good.You are an excellent writer of course i'm your biggest fan and i enjoy every word that you wrote.Thanks for always bringing here useful informations.Although i never played on a PS i guess you were right everybody heared about it and likes to play games on a PS,cus they are so much interestings than a pc games.Greetings to you too BaD YoGi.|
|posted by (2010-01-27 05:44:14)|
|Awesome!!! my PS3 will be awesome! thanks for this article|
|posted by (2010-01-27 06:58:47)|
|i wonder if there would be a way to download the games onto a massive hard drive. then plug it into the ps3 and play it through the hard drive. it would eliminate the need to buy blur ray burners and blank discs. but like one guy said even if they do that it would be pointless, because online gaming is the main selling point for my enjoyment. i wouldnt want to get banned like those 1 or 2 million 360 owners. but for those who dont care about that this is great news.|
|i hate to sound like a no it all but He hasn't hacked anything really. All he has done is manage to dump the firmware to allow a HEX crack of some sort. A full working hack for us normal users is a while away yet, if at all. but i will say well done to him after looking into this my self i can tell you this is by far the hardst console to crack an it wont be long b4 you can probly run an image off the hd ( i hope ) so good bye over priced games and disc's..|
M$ did a poor job with the 360 even with the ban hammer all you need to exploit the 360 is sata cables an a few bits of software its very easy to do sony on the other hand obviously had a good long hard think about it the xbox was out less thana year b4 the first hacks/modds were found the ps3 has been out a good few years an has only just now starting to get hacked i tip my hat to sony they did a good job a very good job..
|By the time a real hack for ps3 surfaces...ps10 will be released!|
|lol @ topaz probly not to far off it will be a while b4 its out 4 sure|
|posted by (2010-01-27 08:56:11)|
|nice 1 finally|
|You Guy's are the best and full of help and suport if we want it especally from a person like me who needs some help and advice Fooking Microsoft etc they shoot them self's in the ass for charging like they do.|
Thanks Guy's again you the best
|I can't wait for someone to perfect the hack/hardware and put it online so i know if i have to get the old system in order for it to work. From what I've read thats the case. Think I'll wait to check craigslist till then. I would love an update on the article when its in working order with iso's or some external. Thanks to PsYcHaYoGi & Sam!|
|posted by (2010-01-27 10:38:38)|
|now i will by a ps3 thanks|
|they will just console ban people just like on Xbox 360. Then youll have a very expensive paper weight. Might get away with it for a while, and then one day you wont be able to get online. Just like with Xbox 360. Don't believe me go to the Xobox website and look in the forums for people asking why the got console banned. Thousands and thousands of people. Dont be cheap. Buy the game or pay for the dl.|
|@Hottdogg: That's not what I said my friend :D If everybody would only buy their games, that would be even better of cours. I merely used myself as an example and said I both buy AND download. Might be a double standard, but at least I'm aware that what I do (downloading) DOES harm the industry. There are a lot of people out there who (still) think that is bullshit. But maybe they only tell themselves that so they can feel less guilty about it??|
|posted by (2010-01-27 14:41:00)|
|i want to see that|
|posted by (2010-01-27 15:31:06)|
|sweet S*!! i love my ps3...|
|console bans....who cares they can ban me every november for all I care, 200 bucks for a new console I save that 10x over a year on game rips...... and dlc is still very easy to get and put onto a banned bot....but I do agree, don't think you will see a ps3 flash for a little while still....cheers Zor4n for the article and info|
|posted by (2010-01-27 19:55:50)|
|Yep you will still need a blu- ray re writer and blank media cheapest i use at min is Aone 10 blu-ray discs for Â£14 uk pound/LG stand alone blu-ray burner about Â£190/Â£200..After trying some various brands of discs as well cheap is not the answer...Wonder if it b like the x-box and boot you off line lol..|
|thx Z0R4N nice read "ITS ABOUT BLOODY TIME IT GOT HACKED YEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAA!"|
|posted by (2010-01-27 22:56:44)|
|@AIONARAP: I just had to send a friend home 5 minutes ago because my Madden Has an Invisible mark or something that will not allow me to play the GAME that I SPENT MY HARD EARNED MONEY ON...WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO BE ABLE TO BACK THE GAME UP JUST IN CASE SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENED. NOW, IF I WANT TO PLAY MADDEN AGAIN, I HAVE TO BUY IT AGAIN, HOW THE hEllll IS THAT FAIR. YOU GUY WITH YOUR NOSE IN THE AIR SHOULD COME DOWN FOR SOME CLEARER AIR ONCE IN AWHILE. ON ONE HAND YOU PIRATE MOVIES AND THEN CALL THOSE THAT WANT TO DO THE SOMETHING CHEAP. UNREAL DUDE. PEACE|
|posted by (2010-01-28 06:45:51)|
|who cares!! lol jk|
|posted by (2010-01-28 08:19:42)|
|im not being unreal at all, im just giving some insights and my own thoughts on how impractical it is to own a modded ps3.|
like what i said, its a pain in the ass to burn it to your own media because it could take weeks or even months to acquire those files and burning it. and lets be real, not all people in the world have luxurious internet connections. downloading a whooping 25gb to 50gb game will surely be a waste of time and it will hurt your pocket as well for your electric bills. lol
if they successfully hack the whole system, it would be better if they could just find a way to install the complete game from their BR disk to the ps3's hdd.
youre correct i also download torrent movies, but im also the one who watch them in the movie house. i just dl some movies so that i can re-watch it at the comfort of my own room.
and feel sorry for what happened to your madden disk but crap does happen from time to time. it certainly is not the ps3's fault, its not your dog's fault and its not your friend's fault but that disk wasnt meant to last forever.
|posted by (2010-01-28 08:32:48)|
|lol nice article all thou have not got a ps3 but always worth the read neway lol|
|Good read. I wonder how high your IQ must be to able to hack something like that just out of curiosity. :)|
|By the way, I still have my PSOne and pirated CDs with me. Working even! Haha! Speaking of which, I'm getting tired of all these HD games. Maybe I'll spend my time tonight playing Castle Vania: Symphony of the Night. :)|
|posted by (2010-01-28 09:44:26)|
|I learned how to hack my Wii for the kids and since then all my friends went out and bought Wii systems of their own so they could do the same thing. Sure, some money will be lost in the gaming industry but others who would not have bought the system for one reason or another will. I bought a PSPGO with the most current firmware and can not play my other games on it. Why give me a system that can do anything but won't. At least let me play the other games I bought from your company on the second, third, or forth console that I purchased from you. That is not counting the consoles I bought that had problems that I had to re-buy. Cheers to ZOR4N and SaM. Long Live ET..........|
|unreal...awesome post, cant wait to get this on my ps3|
|bring it onnnnn it's about time start getting my kid all the games for 33333333333333333|
|awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!just cant wait man.....thanx guys for the post....it's UNREAL....|
|The news is great, but honestly I couldn't care about the PS3. I dont hate Sony or the PS3 (I still have my PS and PS2), its just to me the 360 contains better and easier available content. Some may argue otherwise, but keep in mind its only my opinion. And Thanks for the article, it was a good read.|
|nice post i personally dont have a ps3 the xbox 360 and the wii for me but really exciting news for all the ps3 users if all the makers of consoles cut their prices they need to do this wouldnt happen but that aint gonny happen so nice one greedy b******* thats what they get :)|
|@dtown313 - just do what I do when that happens to one of my games: rent a copy of the game (Blockbuster, GameFly, etc.) and switch out the discs. ;)|
|Yeah i might download a 25gb file (not). you can buy the games online in england for the 360 for at the most 5 pounds so i would expect you will be able to do the same when the hack becomes available. So thats that theory out the window and you will be able to save money on electric which in my opinion why would you care about saving eletricity when you pay fortunes for games.To be fare if it does damage the game industry well the greedy twats have just brought it on themselves by charging so much for a game so who is really damaging the game industry obviously them and how are kids expected to go out and by these games. When i was a kid i used to save for weeks on end to buy games while some greedy man is making fortunes off some poor kids sadness. Could not think of a more practical thing to do than hack it so what im getting at and im sure i speak for alot of people when i say this is stop chatting bull and get a grip AIONAP|
|posted by (2010-04-24 22:48:55)|
|Now we need know how to get hack a ps3 here you jusr posted that it was hack thanks for infO anyway||
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