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[Engadget]PS3 custom firmware lets you 'Install Package Files,' piracy not allowed

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Well, that didn't take long! Just one week after hacking collective (and chr0nic misspellers) fail0verflow revealed a hack that delivered the PS3's private cryptography key on a platter, another hacker going by the MoNiKeR "KaKaRoToKS" has taken the next step, delivering tools that will convert your plain ol' vanilla PS3 firmware (yup, even the latest security-minded 3.55 patch) into a fancy new custom firmware. One capable of running signed and encrypted executable .PKG files ... not unlike the ones that Sony itself uses to distribute PSN games.
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Cmon homebrew! Mama wants a new UI.
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So what kinds of files can be installed and where does one find these files?
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.pkg files can now be installed which means any homebrew creator can whip up their own app and install it onto the PS3 as long as it stays within the confines of what the PS3 OS can do for now (ie no ISO loading). You cant download said files until they're made first lol

confirmed working btw. I have the install pkg on my bar.
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Finally, only a year after I sold my PS3..
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Never mind
     
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This is kind of good, because last I knew Xbox 360s can only use homebrew if theyre JTAGGED, so it'd be awesome if all PS3s can be "JTAGGED".
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Now if only we had some packages to install... lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pLuhhmm View Post
This is kind of good, because last I knew Xbox 360s can only use homebrew if theyre JTAGGED, so it'd be awesome if all PS3s can be "JTAGGED".
No... This is better because all PS3s can run it and run homebrew with it, but not pirated games. Win Win for Sony and Consumer
     
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Looks like I need to google this home brew stuff
post #10 of 24
Time to buy a PS3.
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