MathieuL fait encore parler de lui!
Le désormais célèbre mathieuL nous a montré sa technique du CFW 3.60+ sur son compte twitter.
Alors que RMS nous expliquait que sans les clefs du Lv0 on ne pouvait rien faire, Mathieulh nous dit le contraire et explique même comment faire :
@xShadow125 You can update from your pwn pup only from 3.55 or lower, unless you have an exploit.
@xShadow125 Of course that should be fixed in upcoming lv0 revisions anyway (By moving the ldrs to the top of lv0)
@xShadow125 You run the 3.60 lv0, then you switch the nor, and pull the cell reset line, and you dump the extra KBs where the loaders are.
@xShadow125 Basically you have a nor with 3.55 (or lower) lv0 and your own small lv1 code that does the dump, and 3.60 lv0 on the other.
@xShadow125 You wont get all of lv0 but the part with the loaders shouldn’t be overwritten.
@xShadow125 You can actually get all the 3.60 keys/loaders without knowing lv0 keys by dumping lv0 from ram with dual nor and signed lv1.
To those planning on building a 3.56+ pup for whatever reason, the files attributes changed, the group and user ids for the files as well.
The new 3.56+ values for tarballs are the following: owner_id, « 0000764″ group_id, « 0000764″ owner, « tetsu » group, « tetsu » ustar, « ustar «
You can use fix_tar to use those new values. Use with caution.
By comparison, those are the pre-3.56 values. owner_id, « 0001752″ group_id, « 0001274″ owner, « pup_tool » group, « psnes » ustar, « ustar «
Pour résumer donc, vous avez pu remarquer que cette techniquen’est pas à la portée de tous et nécessitera une grande dextérité,il n’ y a plus qu’a attendre que quelqu’un l’exploite … à moins que personne n’ai envie de le faire ou ait peur des représailles de SONY. Il se peut aussi que personne ne l’exploite dans le but de l’utiliser pour un firmware apportant plus de nouveautés. Bref la brèche est ouverte, ne reste plus qu’a s’y engouffrer
Il a une bonne tete le Kakarato
Après notre interview hier de MathieuL, voici une autre interview tout aussi passionnante d’un grand nom de la scène actuelle, j’ai nommé Kakarato
Il nous rassure en annonçant qu’une solution pour le jailbreak 3.60+ devrait être disponible dans peu de temps. L’interview est toujousr en anglais, si une bonne ame veut rtaduire, elle est la bienvenue, sinon ce n’est pas vraiment difficile à comprendre les amis!
What are your thoughts on the recent PS3 3.60 firmware cracking video that was uploaded and removed over the course of a day last week? Many dubbed it fake and said it was a debug PS3, but when we chatted with the guy who uploaded it he defended it as real and said it was a retail unit.
I’ve seen the videos, and I also talked to the people who did it. Whether it’s fake or not, I cannot tell as I have not been authorized by the authors to divulge what they did. All I can say is that they said they would never release it, so whether it’s fake or not has no importance, since in the end no one will have access to it.
However, as I’ve said to a few people on Twitter, the hack that was used on 3.55 and lower was unique and Sony fixed it. So, that’s finished and we can’t use that method anymore, but it doesn’t mean that there are no other methods to jailbreak. A solution for 3.60+ will be available soon, so no worries — people just need to be patient.
Most people associate “hacking” with “piracy.” You admit to taking steps to lock out piracy. Is that getting lost in the shuffle here? People assume “hacking” automatically means “pirating.” It seems like piracy is often a “necessary evil” that comes along with the process but then overtakes any other points.
There are four words that people keep confusing: “hacker,” “cracker,” “pirate” and “cheater.” But it’s not the same thing at all.
A hacker is basically someone who “innovates and finds solutions to a problem.” A cracker is someone who uses his skills to steal, scam or harm others. A pirate is someone who just steals copyrighted works without paying for it. And a cheater is someone who uses other’s skills in order to cheat in games and thinks he’s awesome for clicking on a button.
Yes, people unfortunately associate a hacker with a pirate, but it’s not the case at all. In my case for example, I’ve never pirated a PS3 game. I have bought over 150 games for my PS3 in the last 3 years, and I don’t think any of the hackers in the scene want piracy to happen. We all just want to find challenges and bring back the freedom that we are meant to have on our machines.
Piracy isn’t a “necessary evil.” It’s not necessary at all. The only reason piracy happened on the ps3 is because Sony were arrogant and they thought no one could get inside the PS3. But once you install a homebrew application, it has full access to everything. There is no protection inside the PS3 to prevent piracy. The only protection they have is to prevent you from installing a “non-authorized” application. If they secured the PS3 internally, piracy would probably never have happened because no one skilled enough to hack the PS3 would spend time on it!
We take steps to avoid piracy, but in the end, there’s always someone who will implement “backups support”, which is legitimate in many countries but unfortunately used for piracy too.
What has been the public’s reaction to your recent work on cracking the PS3’s firmware? Is it equal amounts scorn and appreciation? Are you getting hate mail from fanboys?
I do get/see hate mail, but it’s quite minimal. There was a huge reaction of appreciation and happiness. Recently though I’m seeing a lot of “stupidity” and “annoyance” : people asking everyday about a 3.60 CFW even though I’ve said 1,000 times that I’m not working on that.
Do you think GeoHot/FailOverflow’s PS3 jailbreaking will have an industry-wide impact come the next round of game consoles? If so, how? Any predictions on how Sony might try to block hacking in the future?
Yes, I think it will. For one, I think that the industry will try harder to make the consoles more secure. Sony will probably try to hire a real security expert, because as we’ve seen from Fail0verflow’s analysis the PS3 was not secure at all. It almost looks like they hired 5-year-olds to build their security! The Cell processor’s architecture is secure however, since IBM designed it, but in terms of implementation of security by Sony, they completely failed.
Honestly, the only reason the PS3 wasn’t hacked earlier is because it supported Linux from the start. Because of how arrogant Sony was – boasting about their unbreakable security – a lot of hackers abandoned it even before trying.
The one effect I’m looking forward to from the Geohot lawsuit is that I believe it will bring attention to the hacking community from the lawmakers in the U.S. and that jailbreaking a game console will be made legal — just like what happened with the iPhone.
Do you believe it’s futile at this point for Sony to combat the hacking?
Yes, it’s futile. Their code is full of bugs, and they can’t fix it fast enough. We have full access to the machines and we will keep creating solutions to whatever they come up with. However, it is understandable that they want to protect their investment and they will of course continue to fight.
I think the only solution for them to close this whole issue is if they bring back Linux support with full hardware access and add a new protection against piracy inside the PS3 so even if a homebrew application is installed it wouldn’t be allowed to do piracy. Then, they will have secured their system, because we’d have no more reason to try to hack it and all the hackers would simply stop.
Considering their reaction to the scene (suing geohot, grafchokolo and others, sending threats to every hacker and trying to enforce the message ‘if you touch your own property, we’ll make your life hell’), they got a lot of people pissed at their scare tactics. I think some people will try to get revenge anyways, so maybe it’s too late for them.
We already saw one hacker who was offered a job by SCEA (Ed: Android hacker Koushik Dutta) and refused it because of their reaction to the community, and a lot of people are now boycotting Sony. They are already getting payback thanks to their poor community skills. Of course they’ll just blame the loss of sales on piracy, but they should really think of the fact that most of their losses will not be because of piracy but a reaction to their tactics.
How did you feel when your name was listed in a legal motion by Sony for a Twitter subpoena?
Well, I must say it wasn’t a happy feeling. I was quite pissed at Sony for trying to get information on me knowing quite well that they already know all there is to know.
All information about me – my name, email address, where I live and what my job is – are well known already, so I saw no point in them doing that. And considering that all my tweets are public, it makes no sense.
What pissed me off the most was about the Paypal subpoena, because that contains more personal information: credit card information, bank accounts, addresses, etc. But not for me; it was about getting that information from anyone I have had contact with through Paypal. I use Paypal for personal transactions, with friends and family, and having that kind of information sent to Sony simply because they want to screw with us is completely unacceptable. It violates my basic privacy rights as well as the rights of many unrelated people.
Seeing that got me a bit scared of course, but I’d say that mostly it got me very angry. I was thankful to see the judge quash their subpoena. I do not agree to my personal information, as well as the personal information of my friends, to be made available to a corporation like Sony.
Would the allure of hacking games consoles disappear if, as you predict, hacking them becomes legal under the DMCA? Or do you believe that would lead to more interest in hacking them?
I don’t think it would change anything. On the contrary, it might give the opportunity to those who are scared of Sony to actually step up and provide their help.
I don’t think anyone is hacking the games consoles because it’s supposedly illegal under the DMCA. It’s not about going against the system, or revolting. It’s more about freedom and about tinkering with our property– learning and gaining knowledge.
Les 1ers jeux arrivent en force
Les tous 1ers jeux nécessitant le FW 3.56 pour fonctionner viennent d’arriver en boutique
Les titres sont : Fight Night Champion, MLB11 The Show et Dragon Age II.
Bien évidemment pour fonctionner, il vous faudra modifier le EBOOT.BIN des jeuxpour les rendre compatible 3.55. A noter queDragon Age II a déjà un fix qui traine sur le Web avec une technique d’installation facile via PKG.
1. Edit your Param.sfo to 3.5000 and replace it under /PS3_GAME/
2. Copy EP0177-BLUS30645_00-0000111122223333.pkg to USB Media
3. Install EP0177-BLUS30645_00-0000111122223333.pkg from « Install Package Files ».
4. Boot game like normal, ENJOY!
PS. EDITED PARAM.SFO included if you don’t know how to edit it.
Linux sur PS3?
Kakaroto répond à une interview toute chaude sur le futur de linux sur Playstation 3. Cela ne présage que des bonnes choses pour les futures avancée et travaux possibles sur cette belle machine qu’est la PS3. Rappelons d’ailleurs que c’est tout de même une bête de guerre équipée de pas moins de 8 Coeurs (architecture RISK) ! Détourner son utilisation , ou plutot l’utiliser vraiement a sa pleine possibilités, ne serait que juste mesure .. je vous laisse lire cet interview :
- Why could be the reason we haven’t heard of any “Custom Firmware” allowing Linux installation? Or it just impossible to make with today tools?
Pourquoi nous n’avons pas entendu parler d’un CFW qui permet l’installation de Linux? Est-ce parce que c’est impossible avec les outils actuels?
No, it’s perfectly possible to make. The Fail0verflow team already demonstrated Linux running on a PS3 Slim natively. However, it’s not yet ready, because there are a lot of differences between the GameOS system and the OtherOS system, so there are a few things that need to be fixed in the Linux kernel before it becomes usable again.
Non, c’est tout a fait faisable. La team FailOverflow l’a déjà démontré en faisant tourner linux sur une PS3 slim en natif. Quoiqu’il en soit, ce n’est pas encore prêt, parce qu’il y a beaucoup de différences entre le GameOS et le système OtherOS, donc il y a quelques truc à corriger dans le noyau Linux avant qu’il redevienne utilisable.
Some of the members of the Fail0verflow team are currently working on that, and I think that, considering their skills, everybody is waiting patiently for them to finish their work, instead of duplicating the effort. Once it is working correctly, and there are virtually no risks of bricking the machine, then it will be released by the people responsible.
Certains membres de la team FailOverflow sont actuellement en train de travailler dessus, et je pense qu’étant donné leur talent, tout le monde attend patiemment qu’ils finissent leur travail, au lieu de dupliquer les efforts.
- Could be possible to surpass the hardware limitations Linux had before thanks to the Jailbreaking?
Serait-ce possible d’outrepasser les limitation hardware qui étaient imposées grâce au jailbreaking?
Yes, definitely. By installing Linux as an “approved firmware”, it means that Linux will now run under GameOS priviledges, giving it full access to the hardware, all SPUs [of CELL processor] are available, the graphics card is available, etc…
There will be no more limitations because the hypervisor [the "security" intermediary among all the real hardware and the software] is ‘trusting’ Linux now.
Oui, absolument. En installant Linux en tant que « firmware approuvé/signé », cela signifie que Linux tournera avec les privilèges de GameOS, ce qui donnera un accès complet au hardware, à tous les processeurs, à la carte graphique…
Il n’y aura plus de limitations car désormais l’hyperviseur [la sécurité entre tout le matériel et le software] « fera confiance » à Linux.
There will soon be a Linux firmware for the PS3, and then any application that runs on Linux can be ported to work on the PS3. We could also start seeing custom firmware XMB [the "visible" part of GameOS] running with a Linux backend.
Il y aura bientôt un firmware Linux pour la PS3, et toutes les applications qui tournent sur Linux peuvent être portées sur PS3. On va commencer à voir des CFW XMB [la partie visible de GameOS] qui tournent avec Linux en fond de tâche.
open manager gaia 2.05
une nouvelle version de Gaia Manager voit le jour grâce à son auteur drizzt84. ! et oui encore : a ce train la dans 10 jours on devrais être à la version 2.16
* Change HV_SIZE size to ~3.4MB, it should make no crash anymore Gaia Manager on startup…
* Fix 8001003D and 8001003E errors (such as in Fifa 11)
- : Dumper le jeu
- : Lancer l’homebrew/le jeu sélectionné
- : Copier l’homebrew/le jeu sélectionné
- : Supprimer l’homebrew/le jeu sélectionné
- L3 : Rafraîchir la liste
- R3 : Vérifier l’homebrew/le jeu sélectionné
- L1 : Activer/Désactiver le Mem Patch
- R1 : Activer/Désactiver le serveur FTP
- L2 : Activer/Désactiver l’option Direct Boot
- R2 : Changer de mode (homebrew ou jeu)
Alez a demain pour la prochaine version