The Jailbreak Returns in the Form of PS Downgrade

From PlayStation LifeStyle: After the announcement of the PS Jailbreak, the homebrew modding scene exploded, as well as the threat of software piracy. PlayStation 3 Software Update Ver. 3.42 seemed to have solved this problem, but it may have been all for naught. Will it ever be stopped?

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NYC_Gamer4993d ago

Sony/MS will forever be playing cat&mouse with hackers

LordMarius4993d ago

whats with that pic? fishing for hits

Blaze9294993d ago

sure got my attention....


didnt notice the source. im surprised PSLS...smh

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Thecraft19894993d ago (Edited 4993d ago )

drkcharizard piracy was started on ps3 just before september All ps3 games can be booted up from usb HDD or ripped to users HD. Ps3 games are all over sites and have been uploaded to megaupload rapidshare ect and also torrents.

Sony attempted to stop this serval times with an update 3.42 and 3.50 and forcing games to need 3.42 update this did not work and hackers are now playing all newer games and have now got online access to a home brew store much like the wii has and they can now play games online.

DragonKnight4993d ago

Sorry to say this, but you don't know what you're talking about.

First of all, not ALL games work with this exploit, that's why a list of games that do work with it was made and Sony got Google to block at least one site from showing the list.

Second, if you read the article you would see that this is downgrade is new. Which means, no, hackers HAVE NOT been playing all the newer games and have had access to PSN.

Sorry but, you're completely wrong on this one.

mushroomwig4993d ago

'fishing for hits'

Well that's PSLS for you. Amateur sites need as many hits as possible if they're ever going to compete with the big sites.

Thecraft19894993d ago (Edited 4993d ago )

DragonKnight I think you should check your information A new payload allows jailbreak user to get on psn and use online go and look if you do believe me it sounds like your few weeks behind.

Also now updates are working (herms fixed it ) all games that did not work are working eg modern warfare 2 and every attempt sony has made on stopping user from playing new games has failed all games with 3.42 update work so next time get your facts right.


The_Claw4992d ago

enjoy playing older games while us paying customers will be playing all the new exclusives next year :)

DragonKnight4992d ago

You didn't check the dates of your submission did you?

Thecraft19894992d ago

What submission ? the link I posted its 4 days old 11-10-2010 ( November 10th ? 12:13 PM And still works.

the fact is I stated facts in my post there was no lie or incorrect information you failed to proof anything I said is lie. you really should stop commenting on stuff you know nothing about.

Steve_04992d ago

"the fact is I stated facts in my post there was no lie or incorrect information you failed to proof anything I said is lie.".

You posted:
"it sounds like your few weeks behind.".

Followed by:
"the link I posted its 4 days old 11-10-2010".

So you see, DragonKnight didn't need to "proof" anything, you managed to disprove your own comments all on your own through inconsistency.

No Way4992d ago

You lost me with that.. o.O lol.

dabri54992d ago

All I know is that my friend games exclusively on his ps3 because he nodded it. He is playing his downloaded games online without any issues. He is even playing black ops online which is pretty new.
He said there are ways behind the firmware checks and there is even ways to downgrade the firm ware installed.

BkaY4992d ago

upgrade , downgrade.. enff with this crap....

i am not looking my self downloading 20gb game off the internet and then burn it on bluray and then play it...

................ and y ppl want to play emulators on ps3 ..pc is best for that..


InFAMOUS14992d ago

All games released to work on 3.50 FW can and WILL work on 3.41.... DragonKnight, YOU have no idea what you are talking about...

kws10654992d ago (Edited 4992d ago )

1. There has been no game compiled with 3.50 dev kit (GT5 may be the first?). All the other games that ask you to update your PS3 3.42 or 3.50 are just using simple code, not compile with new dev kit.

2. Why the hell do hackers want to downgrade PS3 if they can play 3.50 FW games anyway? Ironically, these downgraders just confess they can't play the game with 3.50 FW.

Of course, there will be something up on the future but who cares? Only pirate, maybe?

frostypants4992d ago

When the feds come knocking and your entire life is ruined financially for your theft, I hope you can tell yourself it was worth it to play a couple of video games for free.

dabri54990d ago

Hackers love the idea of being able to downgrade the firmware because it means they only have to hack one version of the firmware. From then on any new system or someone who kept their system up to date can downgrade their current system to the firmware version that is hackable. From there you can set your firmware version to whatever you want. You could even tell your system it is at a higher FW version then what is released (though this would probably cause issues). Once you have this hacked FW going you have many more options. This is how it is on the PSP at least. Instead of playing the back and forth game with Sony, they figure out how to downgrade FW so they can just use the same hack on the lower firmware to hack new systems. From there it is easy to change your firmware id so that it shows as whatever fw the newest games require. They even have ways to trick PSN into thinking its legit so you can get on it as well to play online.

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darthv724993d ago

I know this is off topic but seriously. If people want their articles to be taken seriously then they need to be serious about them.

That pic (while awesomely eye catching) is not appropriate to the subject matter. It wouldnt surprise me if more comment on that than the actual story.

On topic. When hackers get a taste for code, they wont stop. If anything, it is to prove a point that no code can go uncracked.

DlocDaBudSmoka4993d ago

nothing like a set of lopsided tits. looks like someone is holding 2 water balloons from the tip. lol.

darthv724992d ago

so now the pic is changed. good for the article but bad for me. Can somebody PM me the original or where it came from?

NYC_Gamer4993d ago (Edited 4993d ago )

PS3 games can already be downloaded from many torrent sites

r1sh124992d ago

They will find a way to patch this, they will make the latest firmware embedded into the rom or something.
It could mean a few features have to pay the price, only time will tell.
I dont get why every PS fan goes up in arms, hacks are good things (no pirating), it unlocks systems to do things that they werent supposed to. Sony have to work hard to stop these things, I personally think that hacks improve systems/software (sometimes). Look at GTA SA (PC online version) - It inspired some of the GTA IV online things.
Just wait, some good will come from this hack.

gamingisnotacrime4992d ago

what a load of crap. PSLS is one of the most responsible sites around, no flame baits, no bashing, the reviews are fair and i know because i have bought games based on their reviews and they were very accurate.

those other big "professional" sites like IGNorant are at best for taking checks and gifts, giving out very biased reviews based on franchise and bashing the games that deserve merit.

better get your facts right before criticizing independent web sited that run a lot more proffesional than other big shallow sites

DigitalAnalog4992d ago (Edited 4992d ago )

Assuming you're automatically connected to the PSN upon bootup. Wouldn't SONY be able to detect that you suddenly could not boot up PSN due to your firmware being mysteriosly downgraded? In which case, repeated attempts of updating/downgrading firmware should cause wave a red flag on their side.

And also, what point is this hack if games like GT5 require the latest firmware to run? Are they just going to make a new USB downgrader every time or what?

-End statement

vhero4992d ago

Difference is I know 1 person with a jail broken ps3 I know 5 people with a flashed 360 in fact I only know 1 person with a non flashed 360.. All my PS3 friends list have legal PS3's yet all my 360 friends that I still have contact with are nearly flashed. That's a big differnce

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PirateThom4993d ago

You know, it's funny, people before the jailbreak were talking about Geohot opening the PS3 for bringing back things like Linux or allowing Homebrew. So far, I'm yet to see one article about it being used for anything other than piracy. It's funny how people try to ligitimise jailbreaking by lying to themselves.