c4pt from PS3Hax has managed to renable OtherOS feature on the PS3 (video at link).
was only a matter of time, but for a regular gamer there's really no point, since emulators designed for ps3 are popping up everywhere.
yea but didnt the new firmware killed this? if it did then only people who dont upgrade will have a hacked ps3 but they cant play online. not many ps3 will b hacked compare to xbox
Yeah it did. Meaning that if you want to get other OS you need to have a previous version of the firmware, whereas before you needed... a previous version of the firmware.
Apparently, hackers are working hard on having the ability to run previous firmwares on PS3 on USB. Though they haven't even touched the lvl1 security layer but if they do manage to do that (run 3.15 off USB) then they will be able to use GEOHOTZ linux exploit to get to lvl1 and get write access as well. Again, as long as they stick to 3.41, there can't be much of a piracy but if they somehow crack open lvl1 then all hell will break loose.
if you were a ps3 owner in the know and had more than just a ps3 for your online needs. You didn't upgrade your firmware. Once these guys start popping out features for jailbroken ps3's. those that didn't update will suddenly find that they own prime ebay property. Even the ones on their high horse here will be bidding for them.
This is a great day, for the 5 people who care.
Failed to mention that other OS isn't even running. Anyway, I'm seriously getting tired of all this homebrew and hacking BS, I wish N4G would ban these stories. From now on I'm reporting every one of these turds that comes through, you should all do the same otherwise we'll constantly be getting posts of every tiny little thing they think they've achieved, like it's something awesome to continually break down a console's OS, paving the way to complete piracy. @ The disagrees, thanks you moronic trolls. You can argue up and down that homebrew is so great, that it's not related to piracy at all but the more you pathetic imbeciles promote this crap the more it garners attention and the more widespread of a problem it will be. More people will be tempted to pirate games as it becomes readily available and developers take less risks, make less new IPs. Piracy is STEALING, just because it's digital and you're not actually physically taking something doesn't mean you can somehow warp your actions to suit your morality.
People don't agree with you and that means they are moronic trolls? Well then. Not that I'm saying I disagree entirely, but I don't agree entirely either. If people start submitting how-to articles about pirating games then I'd say those should be reported, but something like this? I think it's okay, considering it's only about re-enabling a feature we've had in the past, and one that doesn't have anything to do with piracy. And, as a matter of fact, piracy is not stealing, no matter how you spin it. Piracy is copyright infringement, end of story. 2 different crimes, 2 different punishments.
And why are you taking hacker articles so personally? .. ... did one of them touch you inappropriately?
Hackers are hurting Daddy Sony. Even though they're just giving you features Daddy Sony took away from you.
@schobleth... How many songs or albums do you pay for? Even listening to them on youtube from an unofficial artist page is the same.
I see nothing, other then a very blurry video, which could EASILY be faked. People saying "They are hacking the hell out of the PS3." is rubbish, no one has hacked anything major or really anything minor. Just claims from little script kiddies.
It's hard for me to believe such claims too, especially the ones about enabling PS2 backward compatibility. Why would Sony include PS2 chip in first models, if few hackers with limited resources "can" do it by hacking the system with PS3 chip.
Wait, they got it to SHOW ON THE XMB, which just takes editing an XML file... and yet didn't get squat to run as far as an actual OtherOS? AMAZING! *sighs* Seriously, the word hack is so muddied that me typing this comment could be considered as hacking N4G by the standards people have today.
They are hacking the hell out of the PS3.
It is for all intensive purposes a non operational PS3. No connectivity to PSN.
Anyone can do this same thing by retoring their fat PS3 to its factory settings. Nothing to see here but someone that thinks pretending makes them cooler.
Call it... friendo
Oh shi... I wonder what Sony is going to think when they see this?? Sony: "... Wha? ... How? omg, those B**tards!! >:( .. what else can we do to stop these people from doing this to us?? we are only Human, ffs!! :( " I seriously think that Sony should just give up.. Hackers will always win 24/7, no matter what.
i thought 1 bubbles had good trolling, guess i was wrong
And done.PS3 truly 100% hacked.Its over Sony,stop focusing on security firmwares now.Just move on
After what happened when the game devs got pissed that the psp got hacked and stopped making games for it. Don't think Sony wants a repeat of this. Hackers make me laugh though, why got to all the trouble to enable features everyone who has a PC has had for years? Just to say it could be done? Pathetic.
Then why in the hell is the new FW unhackable and still it's not a hardware hack?
thats why the hackers are stuck at the old firmware because their Hack got block in a snap by Sony.
ps3 getting raped - I want to get these homebrew applications but is it worth the risk? I wan't to play on psn still and I have no intention to download pirated games. I mean you gotta be living in Japan to download a 50gb game.
First, get a 2nd PS3 and use one for homebrew, simple as that. And living in Japan to dl 50GB? Maybe USA has sh!tty 3rd world country internet connections... In The Netherlands, we have 20Mbit for 20 Euro. Oh and most PS3 games are DL-DVD size with the exception of some PS3 exclusives. "Dellis + 15m ago Next step Custom Firmwares! #9Agree(1) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply raztad + 10m ago It is not happening. They first need to hack 3.42+ first." CFW loading from USB will be possible, watch the picture...
WOW. you are a fortune teller.
glad i still have my "other OS feature" on my phat 60gb ps3 why did i get a disagree on having my "OTHER OS feature" STILL geesh!
Its because you dared to speak against Sony. The little Sonytards don't like that. I get disagrees for telling people to buy the pc version of a game because it looks better and is like $20 to $30 cheaper. lol Apparently saving money is a bad thing to these freaks.
Maybe because pc games are going downhill, your ps3 and wii can do about the same thing as a pc can. Heck my cell phone do most things a pc can do and that is how I'm writing this. Plus pc's cost to much to update to play anything. I got the best of both world, high power pc, ps3 and a 360.
I'm not sure what kind of pc you have but a Wii? uh.. no.
You can get on the web, it has add ons. So yeah, 360 only plays games and get online.
I guess if you only have very basic computing needs. I usually have a browser window open with about 5 or 6 tabs, a chat program, a media player open to watch tv shows, a media player open to listen to music and sometimes a tv window open to watch live tv off my tuner card. I also use the pc for ripping encoding, burning, photo editing etc.
Got to love tabs, lot easy to find then another window. I mostly use my PC to burn CD's, download things (Mostly music) and play some PC games that I can't get on a game system. Windows 7 is pretty nice.