PS3 Exploit Tidbits

I haven’t gotten around to doing an update in a while due to work (and a little relaxation) taking all my time. Rather than wait till I have finished all of the stuff I wanted to before posting again I decided to post some tidbits to tide you over until the rest is ready. Before I do so I’d like to make the following clear as no matter how many times I say it, people believe what they want to believe instead:

THIS PS3 EXPLOIT WILL NOT ENABLE PLAYING OF COPIED OR BACKED UP GAMES. THE EXPLOIT IS FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY. Continue reading

PS3 Exploit Setup

Just a quick pic of it all working together cos everyone loves pictures!

This is the PS3 with the newer motherboard where the socket I installed in the front actually looks nice, the other one was a bit of a hack job ūüėČ

PS3 Exploit: Hardware

This post will deal with the hardware required to trigger the PS3 hypervisor memory access exploit. The purpose of the hardware¬†is to stop the PS3 from saving a change to a value that we don’t want changed. The PS3 saves this changed value by writing the value to RAM. Therefore in order to stop it from saving the changed value we need to stop this write from occurring.

The¬†PS3 sends the write command to the RAM over some control lines, so we interfere with these control lines when the write command is sent. The result we want is having the¬†PS3 think it has successfully written the value to RAM, but the RAM didn’t receive the write command due to our interference and so it did not perform the write operation. Continue reading

PS3 Exploit: Software

As I’m sure everybody heard, the memory access exploit for the PS3 hypervisor was released recently by geohotz. I was finally able to replicate his hack so I¬†thought I’d take the time to help out others who may also have trouble due to being¬†linux n00bs like me :) If I were to post everything at once it would be too much work and I’d never get around to it, so I’ll post bits at a time to ensure I actually do post it heh. Today’s post will talk about the software side of the exploit.

Please note that the geohotz exploit software was hardcoded for the v2.42 firmware, I have made a small fix that attempts to dynamically support all firmware versions. I have only tested and used it on v3.15 however.

Fixed PS3 Exploit Files

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