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Iphone Jailbreaker Claims PS3 Hack Success

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George Hotz, one of the guys on the team that broke open the Iphone with the Jailbreak method has claimed success in hacking the PS3. Praising the security on the PS3, Hotz says he now has read write access to the system’s memory, and full access to the hypervisor.

I have read/write access to the entire system memory, and HV level access to the processor. In other words, I have hacked the PS3. The rest is just software. And reversing. I have a lot of reversing ahead of me, as I now have dumps of LV0 and LV1. I’ve also dumped the NAND without removing it or a modchip.

3 years, 2 months, 11 days … that’s a pretty secure system

In what’s likely to be bad news for Sony, Hotz claims that the exploit isn’t really patchable – but that Sony may make it harder to implement. Most PS3 hacking claims have been met with incredible scepticism, but with Hotz’s pedigree, this may just be the real deal.

Piracy on the PS3 is still not entirely feasible though, with Blu-Ray writers still being mostly scarce, and media costing fortunes. The PS3 though accepts 1.5TB hard drives though, and it wouldn’t be a stretch to expect some sort of Blu-Ray to HDD dumping in the near future.

Source : Geohot

Last Updated: January 25, 2010


  1. ewie

    January 25, 2010 at 13:05

    If this is true, This could become the de facto new home for the XBMC. The ps3 lend it perfectly to
    it as it can already do linux (old fat ones) and I take it it is a old fat one that have been broken.

    And on the Piracy side if they have full controll, it will only be a matter of time till they can run full ps3 titles from the HDD.


  2. RSA-Ace

    January 25, 2010 at 13:43

    He did mention the hack will allow “homebrew, full linux, and backups”.


  3. WitWolfyZA

    January 25, 2010 at 14:28

    oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! Very interesting indeed


    • WitWolfyZA

      January 25, 2010 at 15:05

      Well if this hack is true ill be one of the first to get it, always wanted to have like an all in one console like my Xbox 1 was that time.. Not that PS3 is useless… Just curious to see what they’ll be able to craft around it 🙂

      But i also think Sony will have a strong way to prevent this from happening…. AKA firmware updates


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