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PS3 runs homebrew

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 01 Apr 2008 5:40 User comments (52)

PS3 runs homebrew More than a year has passed since PlayStation 3 was released. The whole time hackers have been busy trying to break into the system and run Homebrew, without any luck -- until now. First homebrew software was run on a Firmware 2.20 PS3 yesterday. A simple "Hello World"-program was created by a known PSP hacker Dragula96 and run through a vulnerability in the system architecture.
Dragula96 claims that this is no April Fools joke and that it works on both 40GB and 60GB models with firmware 2.20. There has been no details yet on how he managed to do the trick. For the next step Dragula96 will try to run a pong game successfully on a PS3.

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52 user comments

11.4.2008 5:55
kevbarns
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woo hoo, this could be the next step for ps3 iso!!

21.4.2008 7:13

Let the firmware wars begin!

31.4.2008 7:32

Interesting....now....let's get PlayTV in the US and we can see how deep the rabbit hole goes....

41.4.2008 7:41

this is big.

51.4.2008 8:27

I saw this same story here:
http://www.qj.net/Hello-World-on-the-Pla...g/49/aid/117085
and the people here feel like its fake. Is it real or fake?

61.4.2008 8:34

IMO is fake.
If it was real the video would be more clear.
He doesnt show us how he boot
what he boot
and from were he booted that image/message.
internal HDD, external HDD, BD, cd?what?

71.4.2008 8:42

Pardon me if i'm still a bit skeptical of this one.

I think it would indeed be a huge step forward for PS3 owners, but i'm not convinced.

81.4.2008 8:57

Originally posted by 21Q:
Let the firmware wars begin!

To right! We will have updates coming in all directions soon.

Now we have a way to run programs on the PS3's OS, not Linux!

91.4.2008 9:46

wow that was dumb!! lame video showing someone booting a sentence..wow. show us some homebrew for reals.

101.4.2008 10:19

uh...people.
april fools?
hello?

111.4.2008 10:19

TSk. it was unsigned Code Non the less. wether it be a sentence or not

all though he does not show you the Start-up sequince its to early in the game to say its fake.

in 2 years it will be as bad as the psp.

and its sony own fault for the firmware update horror the wraugt upon us.

121.4.2008 10:20
r0b0t3ch
Inactive

I LOVE HACKERS. I love my phones being hacked and Iphones and other systems too. But that stuff has tangible gains and immediate benefits. What I do think is lame are those that hack the crap out of their gaming systems. You guys bought it to play frakkin' games on it and as for the PS3 in particular, for both Blu-ray AND games. What benefit is there in hacking a PS3 (other than of course "doing to to see if it can be done" and playing jacked games) All you goofs out there saying "woo hoo ............... firmware wars, homebrew now starting" need to get a hobby and go fly a kite or ride a bike because you have entirely waaaaayyyy too much time on your hands. Go buy your system with money that you EARNED, rent/buy your games (for the most part) and contribute back to society instead of looking forward to you opportunity to prey on it and leach off it. Go ahead and jack some stuff but I'd bet that the majority of those anxious for this to happen are stealing everything and not buying a thing. We call you leaches and negative contributors to society. Of course all the guilty out there (and ONLY the guilty) will respond to this with harsh remarks because of course that makes them feel good about their thieving. That also proves YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

131.4.2008 10:49

Originally posted by r0b0t3ch:
I LOVE HACKERS. I love my phones being hacked and Iphones and other systems too. But that stuff has tangible gains and immediate benefits. What I do think is lame are those that hack the crap out of their gaming systems. You guys bought it to play frakkin' games on it and as for the PS3 in particular, for both Blu-ray AND games. What benefit is there in hacking a PS3 (other than of course "doing to to see if it can be done" and playing jacked games) All you goofs out there saying "woo hoo ............... firmware wars, homebrew now starting" need to get a hobby and go fly a kite or ride a bike because you have entirely waaaaayyyy too much time on your hands. Go buy your system with money that you EARNED, rent/buy your games (for the most part) and contribute back to society instead of looking forward to you opportunity to prey on it and leach off it. Go ahead and jack some stuff but I'd bet that the majority of those anxious for this to happen are stealing everything and not buying a thing. We call you leaches and negative contributors to society. Of course all the guilty out there (and ONLY the guilty) will respond to this with harsh remarks because of course that makes them feel good about their thieving. That also proves YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
I'm with you, besides who would risk bricking a $400-$600 gaming system to play pong or to run some sort of disk images so you can steal games. He probably stole it anyway so it didn't cost him squat.

141.4.2008 11:10

Quote:
All you goofs out there saying "woo hoo ............... firmware wars, homebrew now starting" need to get a hobby and go fly a kite or ride a bike because you have entirely waaaaayyyy too much time on your hands.
are you calling me a goof???

you should get a hobbie, instead of just wasting all of our time hearing all your complaints. I mean, you even complaint about april fools???? who do you think you are? egomaniac

151.4.2008 11:15

Show us a video of how you got there from the begining... Turning it on and we will believe you. Also write down instructions so that anybody can do it on their 40 or 60GB PS3. We need a proof video like the Hello World videos on the PSP that took us step by step from turning it on to getting the hello world. And what's with the tape on the TV?

161.4.2008 11:45

to cover his ip/mac address

171.4.2008 12:18
Dragula96
Inactive

/all your base are belong to us!





Quote:
ll you goofs out there saying "woo hoo ............... firmware wars, homebrew now starting" need to get a hobby and go fly a kite or ride a bike because you have entirely waaaaayyyy too much time on your hands.
I love to fly kites!




I don't like bikes cos I don't have any legs. :(
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181.4.2008 12:36

All I want is full KB/mouse support for the games I chose....

191.4.2008 13:20

It's fake, it's a UT3 script mod.

201.4.2008 13:30

PS3Hax.net has confirmed this to be fake.

211.4.2008 13:45

So it’s real after all; sort of… If you have Unreal Tournament 3 and the skills to compile UnrealScript, you too can do this –

* place the USERDATA.JAM file on the root directory of a usb memory stick
* then add mod via UT3 on ps3 the normal way you would any other mod
* start up an instant match, set opponents to 0, select mutator option
* go down the list select Hello World, run game.
* hud will be replaced by hello world screen.

221.4.2008 14:01
Dragula96
Inactive

Of course it's real, I'm so 31337!

231.4.2008 15:02

how is this any different then the million other fake videos we've all seen???? ESPECIALLY on april fool's!!!!

241.4.2008 15:47
r0b0t3ch
Inactive

Quote:
/all your base are belong to us!





Quote:
ll you goofs out there saying "woo hoo ............... firmware wars, homebrew now starting" need to get a hobby and go fly a kite or ride a bike because you have entirely waaaaayyyy too much time on your hands.


I love to fly kites!




I don't like bikes cos I don't have any legs. :(

Too F'ing funny. LMAO :)
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251.4.2008 17:25

So, lets see Pong Running on it or some directions on how we can do this.

261.4.2008 17:36
Dragula96
Inactive

pm me for details...

271.4.2008 18:03

It's not that I don't trust you, I can completly see that there is a Hello World Program on the PS3. I just want to know if this can actually lead to something and if it's a mod that home users can do. Dragula96, make a Freewebs.com website with details, if this leads somewhere, your site will be really popular just like Dark_Alex's

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281.4.2008 19:50
david89
Inactive

i bet it fake but if it's real it would be great the ps3 hardware ten times more powerful then the xbox1 could you just see what type of emulators could be made for it that would be sweet.

291.4.2008 19:50
david89
Inactive

sorry lagging double post

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 01 Apr 2008 @ 19:52

301.4.2008 20:26

whats the pointof having to show that, impress us when u actually get the real homebrew

311.4.2008 21:22





You know Dragula96. i think the word unsigned Code might Have missed the ears on this thread.

and if this is your work keep it up. dont let AD discurage you

322.4.2008 17:01

The thing I really hate about Sony, is their use of firmwares and upgrades they input in the PS3 and PSP. That's their failed attempt to protect their gaming systems behavior protections. Make it nice and easy like the Xbox 1 was. Nothing in this world will prevent this; Microsoft knew about their security flaws within their first console and did not pursue to correct it because it was only going to be a wasted effort and money.

332.4.2008 17:11
goodswipe
Inactive

Quote:
That's their failed attempt to protect their gaming systems behavior protections.
Or their attempt to better the console, like with added features such as Profile 2.0 for Blu-ray or Divx playback functionality.

342.4.2008 17:32

Originally posted by locobrown:
The thing I really hate about Sony, is their use of firmwares and upgrades they input in the PS3 and PSP. That's their failed attempt to protect their gaming systems behavior protections. Make it nice and easy like the Xbox 1 was. Nothing in this world will prevent this; Microsoft knew about their security flaws within their first console and did not pursue to correct it because it was only going to be a wasted effort and money.
How can anyone hate firmware updates when that give Sony a chance(or any console company)to improve on your system.So far i wouldn't call firmware a fail attempt when Sony has learned a lesson from the PSP & have Hackers scratching there heads & at a lost of words that they can't crack the PS3.
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352.4.2008 22:07

I dont hate it but nor do i like it, the Firmware updates that is.


Firmware updates,there in lies my problim with it firmware is a Major Operator of PS3 (tells it what to do),but it has major space issues. look at the psp they have updated it so much they had to make another PSP with more ram, that left me and many other's with a bitter taste in there mouth. i Dont like being cheated.
the new question how many updates before your PS3 gets left out of the Major update loop, huh i wonder.

But i like it for the fact that it doesnt sugar coat the updates. as all updates are tied to the hardware. no third party Interpetor.
such as the Xbox Dashboard.

362.4.2008 22:10

Originally posted by DXR88:
I dont hate it but nor do i like it, the Firmware updates that is.


Firmware updates,there in lies my problim with it firmware is a Major Operator of PS3 (tells it what to do),but it has major space issues. look at the psp they have updated it so much they had to make another PSP with more ram, that left me and many other's with a bitter taste in there mouth. i Dont like being cheated.
the new question how many updates before your PS3 gets left out of the Major update loop, huh i wonder.

But i like it for the fact that it doesnt sugar coat the updates. as all updates are tied to the hardware. no third party Interpetor.
such as the Xbox Dashboard.

I doubt the PS3 will run out of memory for firmware. With memory so cheap now, it would have been retarded for Sony not to put in around 1GB. 1GB DDR2 RAM for example is $15 or so. a 1GB Flash Drive runs $5-10. Im sure everyone here would have been willing to spend that extra $ so they wouldn't be left behind when with an old revision.

372.4.2008 22:23

ha, we will see give 2 years, and you will Question Sony's Bussiness Ethics.

they said the same about the PSP and then Wham.No Skype for you.

Time Will Tell All It Always Has.

383.4.2008 0:21

I HIGHLY doubt that that's the real dragula96, and if it is god help us all. Besides its fake, or at least not doing what it was suppose to do.

Originally posted by DXR88:
ha, we will see give 2 years, and you will Question Sony's Bussiness Ethics.

they said the same about the PSP and then Wham.No Skype for you.

Time Will Tell All It Always Has.
Well I suppose its better than them making a PSP2, or discontinuing support for the PSP altogether. In fact id go as far as saying f*** skype and all its pansy tassels and frills; go messenger is more than fine for me and my phat psp.

393.4.2008 10:27

i want to see furikup(is a Freeware Skype deal Made by the Noobz team)as far as it can go its really Neat'o Matic.

I still hold behind my statement about PS3.

404.4.2008 6:06
psplvanub
Inactive

dragula96 dont listen to the smart asses who say,

Quote:
Hello, PS3 world! This Hack Is SOOOOOOO Fake
I like you have stickittodaman syndrome
sony shud be grateful. hacks have made their sales of psp gone up 3fold (or more)
keep up the good work i am gonna make a support site about u ill pm u wen its done

414.4.2008 10:02

Quote:

sony shud be grateful. hacks have made their sales of psp gone up 3fold (or more)


True but the sales of games fell greatly.

428.4.2008 11:46
Jugulator
Inactive

In the video you can clearly see that it is a 80GB PS3... However the article states it has been tested on 40Gb and 60Gb?!

No credibility!

438.4.2008 18:23

How can you tell it's an 80GB?

448.4.2008 19:55

Originally posted by Jugulator:
In the video you can clearly see that it is a 80GB PS3... However the article states it has been tested on 40Gb and 60Gb?!

No credibility!

Its a 60 gig,. watch the vidio at exactly 1:19 he even zooms in on it. PS3 says it has 55gigs of space and 24 left.

Your post Zero Cedibility

458.4.2008 19:57

Quote:
Originally posted by Jugulator:
In the video you can clearly see that it is a 80GB PS3... However the article states it has been tested on 40Gb and 60Gb?!

No credibility!

Its a 60 gig,. watch the vidio at exactly 1:19 he even zooms in on it. PS3 says it has 55gigs of space and 24 left.

Your post Zero Cedibility

Yea, I see that but he possibly has 20GB allocated for Linux.
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468.4.2008 20:35

Originally posted by locobrown:
Microsoft knew about their security flaws within their first console and did not pursue to correct it because it was only going to be a wasted effort and money.
i disagree, i think M$ effectively discouraged most people from modding the 360 by having all xbox 360s be defective, forcing users to rely on their warranties. why else would the RRoD problem still be around after an adequate 3 years to fix it?

478.4.2008 20:55

Originally posted by culade:
Originally posted by locobrown:
Microsoft knew about their security flaws within their first console and did not pursue to correct it because it was only going to be a wasted effort and money.
i disagree, i think M$ effectively discouraged most people from modding the 360 by having all xbox 360s be defective, forcing users to rely on their warranties. why else would the RRoD problem still be around after an adequate 3 years to fix it?

What do you mean? They did fix it. You can't just softmod a 360 with a game and a modified game save. You need to flash the firmware on the drive. Any PC DVD ROM drive can have their firmware upgraded, firmware upgrading will always be around as a type of modding. You don't see firmware modding on Sony or Nintendo drives because they don't use normal PC drives. About the RROD, I think it's impossible to prevent. The console is physically too small to handle so much power.

488.4.2008 21:10
varnull
Inactive

Originally posted by hoddey:
So it’s real after all; sort of… If you have Unreal Tournament 3 and the skills to compile UnrealScript, you too can do this –

* place the USERDATA.JAM file on the root directory of a usb memory stick
* then add mod via UT3 on ps3 the normal way you would any other mod
* start up an instant match, set opponents to 0, select mutator option
* go down the list select Hello World, run game.
* hud will be replaced by hello world screen.
There you have the explanation of how this was done..

Now how do you know that what this video shows isn't just some carefully scripted video running from a dvd on a ps3? No proof at all.

Until somebody publishes openly exact instructions to run unsigned code using the ps3 game engines I will not believe a word of it.

It takes about 2 years for a full console to get hacked (if ever). So far all I have heard from the ps3 breakers is.. errrmmm.. nothing.. except some battering on and on about isoloaders. They need to get with it. I will guarantee sony have fixed that hole.

Now about homebrew.. Seriously, most homebrew games are only of interest to the writers themselves. Linux will do everything any homebrew writers could think of.

I hope people do crack this machine wide open.. I really do, so that people can save a fortune by burning these rip off 8 gig games to normal dvd. (not that there is any content worth pirating anyway)

498.4.2008 22:04

2 years to hack? PSP was like 2 days!

5015.6.2008 18:01
blueroad
Inactive

again noobish question and all but why is it takin so long to crack?

5115.6.2008 18:12

Originally posted by blueroad:
again noobish question and all but why is it takin so long to crack?
Incredibly complected system its not like a MS made console thats an overpriced PC for its power....

5215.6.2008 22:54

Quote:
Originally posted by blueroad:
again noobish question and all but why is it takin so long to crack?
Incredibly complected system its not like a MS made console thats an overpriced PC for its power....

Because Sony is the RIAA, MPAA and the leader of every anti-piracy program out there. Half your money towards PS3 accessories, software (Sony only) and other peripherals go to making sure the system is uncrackable.

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