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.
Anyone actually read the story? They can load the OtherOS installer but can't actually do anything with it.
They're exploiters. The ps3 is not and cannot be hacked. Sure you can play psp games, DreamCast games, pong, pirated games, reload OS, and a whole host of other things that Sony do not approve of all thru a calculator, but it is not hacked. It's not!it's not!it's not!
You fail again.this is nothing compared to x360.the x360 hacks makes you play dlc and arcade games for free.you can install them into your console.and hackers can make the region lock x360 into a free region one.and why no one in this stupid site mentioning this.
Yes? And why no one on this stupid mentioning this what? You could at least finish your sentence, I was really getting into it. Very anti-climatic. Not cool bro
Next step Custom Firmwares!
It is not happening. They first need to hack 3.42+ first.
yeah, if they hack 3.42, they could release a cfw
inbound. Sony is going to sort this shit out
No point People using jailbreak havn't even updated to 3.42 which makes no sense to release 3.51 to block jailbreak or what ever. Sony Isolated the issue they just have to make sure newer system 3.42 above don't get hacked
Sony will think of something
...and every person here and in the rest of the world can thank these 'hackers for frequent future minimal firmware security updates that's Sony is probably gonna have to do. Gee, thanks a bunch f***ers
how is it that there aint articles about all the piracy on the 360 ?
Because that's a "given" with a console coming from Microsoft?
Those articles are so 2005.
Maybe because piracy on X360 has been happening for years and the PS3 only a month or so?
You don't remember practically all of 2006? And the big November banning parties that Microsoft holds every year? There aren't many articles about 360 piracy because it is no longer news.
Agree. Anything digital is gonna get hacked by someone just so they can say they did it. I don't see that ever changing.
Because Microsoft and supporters didn't give a damn. All 360 owners did was reveal in the hacking of the 360 so they could selfishly get what they wanted while Microsoft left their system wide open to be easily hacked and exploited. If you guys don't care why should anyone else. Why should I write articles about something the owners couldn't care less about?
These 'hackers' don't seem to be spending any time hacking the new FW update, with so many of them releasing updates, you'd thought they'd A. hacked the new FW or B. Think ok, sony have beaten us, let's get the new FW hacked now. I'll never understand the minds of these guys.
Someone bellow made a nice analogy: "They could not hack it without stealing the house keys... " Sony changed the lock, and they are incapable of breaking in w/o the new keys. I actually dont mind those guys playing around with their 3.41 consoles. They are having a lot of fun. Homebrew is nice and all, tho kinda pointless to tell the true. I can have all that stuff running on PC.
That was a good analogy. It's crazy tha people care about Pong on a PS3, but not the upcoming games. If people REALLY care about OtherOS on the PS3, choose the option that allows you to revert your PS3 to factory settings. Viola! You can Pong until your heart's content, even though it plays worse on PS3 than it did 50 years ago.
Like they are going to use it. stupid hackers
are the reason there's so many PS3 hacking news. They could not hack it without stealing the house keys...
The hackers have got sony by the balls. They shouldn't have been so arrogant about the ps3 is unhackable, because now that sounds like a joke.
Lol if that was true why isn't the new firmware hacked. Exactly you don't have an logical answer for that.
Just as when the MS updates their drive firmwares and dashboard firmware, it only takes time with these things. Though i could be wrong and it never happens
Thanks for unlocking a feature I'm never going to use. Now if you got the Other OS to use the full power of the PS3. We would care.
Good to know that the US ARMY and other ppl who wants to build a "cheap"super computer can once again rely on the PS3 ! Installing a second operation system= rules If this could be reconquered via piracy I guess it is not that bad after all. At least not on this case. Many poor countries or not so rich companies can now make a super computer with a bunch of PS3 Slim consoles :)
The people that used their PS3s for what you're alluding to never logged on to PSN in the first place. The wannabe hackers aren't helping the US Army. They're helping people that want to buy 2 PS3s so they can steal old games.
ps3 geez. and you guys say its un hackable haha
thats why you don't see the hackers showing their progress on hacking the new firmware because they can't.
if the firmware is hacked then I might just go for it.
sony really pissed them off they going full force this is too funny