SegmentNext - "KaKaRoTo has released tools that will allow you to install your own created Playstation 3 custom firmware. Here's what he had to say about it".
bu bu da hackers are only hacking to pirate games first custom FW already, this is gonna be awesome, better buy a 1TB HDD, never have to swap discs again
Good in theory, but at what cost? I'm hearing certain things about the hacks that are taking away features like trophies, locking up the CPU and other such problems. I'm still not convinced that this "hack" will provide us with much good content until Sony has closed the system and moved on to PS4. By the time that happens what's the point?
we just got first CFW in about 5 days, ps3 has 10 year cycle, we are about 4 years in. im sure they will iron out a few bugs and produce a bit of content in 6 years
I just want 3 things: De-protect saves Cheat codes Fan-translation patches. Will buy a new PS3 for these things, will not risk my main system.
So far at this current time all it has allowed is them to run 3.50 upwards games on 3.41 Jailbreaked consoles. But it is pretty much open now to do anything with so will be curious to see what they come up with. I wouldnt put sony out of the game yet they will counter it with something.
for now... I guess :/
@newmonday de-protect saves can be fatal in a certain way that save games could be sold over the internet. Easy trophy achievements XD.
"(...) and it will not allow piracy. I plan on keeping it that way." well, I hope it will last like that for a while
@newmonday, lol @ people disagreeing with what you want.
where the failoverflow people said that once Sony releases a new SKU, all this custom firmware becomes irrelevant. It's not forward compatible on future models. Pretty sure we'll see a new SKU in like 1 month, tops. Not even an upgrade, just a stealthy change of the product #.
^^ it's all great and I'm happy for you (hehe lol, jus kidding) but there's just one IF - if it won't make all current games compatibile
@Chris Um.. where does it say that in the article? Oh.. it doesnt.. We have already discussed this that sony can only change the metldr key (using this key, you can track every other key), and the root key with a hardware revision which they probably will not do. As for you saying that a new SKU that has different keys will change all of this.. well your right, but sony will not do this since they would have to track every package/update/store item/patches from since the ps3 has been released to the new SKU and then resign ALL of them and publish them for release a The ps3 is hacked.. Then for every future package/update/etc, they would have to release 2 versions, one for the new SKU, and one for the other ones. A "simple" update cannot fix this or else all these hackers would not be ranting about how they have hacked the ps3 for good. These hackers are some of the smartest people when it comes to this stuff and if they say it cant be patched with a simple update why would you not listen. And failoverflow people said this?? That it can be fixed with a update? Very doubtful, since they just had an have an hour long conference named Ps3 Fail. BBC Article- http://psx-scene.com/forums...
Chris, do you have any idea how long it takes to replace an SKU? This isn't just a hard drive we're talking about here. And what of the 46 million ps3's already out there? This hack will still affect them even if sony does change SKU's. It took over a month for sony to fight jailbreak via firmware, you really think they'll ship new hardware by next month and replace the consoles that are already so stores?
yea it's cool and all that figured out most of the security architecture but it's all talk and simple programs now. at the same time, these things are precursors to the inevitable (even it may take a longer time)
are you dumb you think they are the only ones to make this kind of sht or that other ppl cant simply make a few modifications and thats it??
Someone will eventually make it, that's inevitable. You guys may not intent to pirate, but piracy is possible because of you guys. Believe me, this will not just stop at custom firmware and homebrews. @Balt: LOL kinda suprise me that a non-gamer like you are also interested in hacking ps3.
its a super computer that's why...not just a gaming like xbox 360
Doesn't really matter if KakaRoTo doesn't do it, someone will create CFW that will allow piracy. He's not the only one creating CFW out there.
Quote: However, according to pytey, it may not be so easy to fix the problem this time. "The only way to fix this is to issue new hardware," he said. "Sony will have to accept this." So once they issue new hardware, the exploit is fixed. This is according to the team who hacked it in the first place! Where is the breakdown in comprehension? I love how people are running around as if this is the end of the world. The 360 and Wii were cracked from almost day one, and it hardly stopped their momentum. Now four years in, the PS3 gets it's due and it's OMGPS3IZDOOMED. You all really need to get a grip on reality. Console piracy isn't some rampant crisis sweeping the nation. Sure, it happens, but games and consoles STILL sell. So maybe "one month" was a bit off as an estimate, I am not an expert on console manufacturing. I really have no idea how fast or slow these things move on an internal level (and neither do most of you). But it will be fixed with new hardware, likely sooner rather than later.
Y E T One word missing in that title : Playstation 3 Custom Firmware Doesn't Support Piracy YET
It would certainly be nice if it stayed this way. No online hack apps, no "backup managers", etc. Just good, old-fashioned homebrew. If it works out this way (I guess even if it didn't) we could end up with some really cool stuff for the community. Imagine what kind of video encoding/rendering software we could have now that people will be more interested in making things.
I agree. I will just be happy if we can get a REAL Linux running on our consoles, and not the boxed out gimped version we had before. I want the full power of the Cell at my fingertips... Muahahahaha!! <.< I really hope that they keep CFW out of the piracy rings. That is no fun for anyone. Those of us who collect our games will no doubt have our collections devalued at least some due to a few potential buyers deciding to take less ethical routes. It's a shame really.
It won't support piracy, good. But it doesn't mean the PS3 won't be hit by piracy. Sooner or later someone will abuse the hack so that they can play backup games. OtherOS gave both the hackers and Sony a great relationship. They didn't start hacking the console because they can run homebrew (which according to them the was purpose of the hack) on Linux. This relationship was shattered when GeoHot wants to hack the PS3 for unknown reasons when the hacking community already had a more legit means to run homebrew on the PS3. If the hackers hacked the PS3 just to bring back the OtherOS feature then I won't have any problems. The problem is now that the console is hacked, someone will make a program to run backup games which I am fully against. OtherOS was already a great feature in which the hackers can run homebrew on. I don't understand why GeoHot wants to hack the PS3 back then. It is my opinion on the matter. I might be wrong.
GeoHot's whole purpose in hacking back then was to unlock the restricted sections of the PS3. If you ever used Linux on the PS3, you know what I'm talking about. It is a gimped version to the point where a Windows 98 PC would probably run faster. He wanted full access to the GPU and the blocked off Cell SPUs in order to allow 3D graphics and Video processing and editing as well as being able to use it as a Blueray player in Linux mode. At least that is my assumption.
It will though. Sadly
If only there can be something like the homebrew channel for the ps3 and ONLY that without the piracy stuff but most of the time I do pirate movies, Who doesn't?
someone will create CFW with piracy support. hackers should die, all.
Yes, someone is likely to abuse it and allow piracy. Should hackers all die? No. Hackers have moved platforms forward. Should the pirates die? No, but they should suffer the consequences.
All hackers and pirates will die, just like the rest of us.
i hope they will die prematurely, ok?
For hacking? I'd rather see murders and rapers die!
they too :D (if support piracy)
Lol i give it a week till someone enable piracy on it . i'll stop being cynical for a sec , and admit it's good for stuff like undub games and translations . But still i'm not at all convinced that the good will outweight the bad , as usual
not this shit again,the stupidity of the guy who wrote this is huge,Kakaroto just made a simple CFW to prove that it works on any firmware,he did it for 3.55,and released the tools for everybody to do a CFW,playing pirated games works but he choose not to do it,someone else will,there already is one in testing that it is for playing games,so this article is stupid and only idiots can believe that
The CFW enables 3rd party packages. Its these 3rd party packages that enables piracy. All you need to do is install one of the existing backup managers and you can pirate until the cows come home
wont work, it needs to be signed.
maybe this hacker but the others will do the obvious
you are 100% right.
Great! So how long until the real hackers, the ones that do that for money (looking at you China) start using this to steal people's information to get their credit card numbers and stuff.. Thx a lot douchebags!!
This custom firmware is great news. I might consider picking up a PS3 now.
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