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The PS3 has officially been rooted.
 
Dhampy  posted on Jan 05, 2011 11:40:22 AM - Report post

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Today, Geohot, posted everything you need, to sign and decrypt your own PS3 loaders. On his website, Geohot.com, he revealed the Metldr Key. This is a very important feat. The ability to decrypt the PS3's loaders, means the ability to get the keys for everything else on the PS3! Since MetLdr can't be updated with new keys, Sony's system is basically hacked for good!

 
Rise_Against  posted on Jan 05, 2011 11:41:52 AM - Report post

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No surprise there. It was bound to happen eventually it was just a matter of time.

[Edited by Rise_Against, 1/5/2011 11:42:04 AM]

 
saurabhfzd  posted on Jan 05, 2011 11:44:37 AM - Report post

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Today, Geohot, posted everything you need, to sign and decrypt your own PS3 loaders. On his website, Geohot.com, he revealed the Metldr Key. This is a very important feat. The ability to decrypt the PS3's loaders, means the ability to get the keys for everything else on the PS3! Since MetLdr can't be updated with new keys, Sony's system is basically hacked for good!

so..officially the PS3 can now be modded?

 
RageaholicRick  posted on Jan 05, 2011 1:38:02 PM - Report post

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Im sure Sony can find a way to stop the hackings.
 
Neo7  posted on Jan 05, 2011 1:40:58 PM - Report post

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Im sure Sony can find a way to stop the hackings.

It will be incredibly difficult to do so. It would require a hardware upgrade due to the way that system is built. No software update can patch it.

And no it doesn't mean that your system can be modded (it technically can be done at anytime). It means that homebrew applications and games as well as pirated backups can be played on the PS3 using the official firmware (essentinally accomplishing what modding is supposed to do without modding the system).

Let me put it this way: This was such a huge security breach that someone at Sony is getting fired for it.

[Edited by moderator Neo7, 1/5/2011 1:49:33 PM]

 
Evanscense  posted on Jan 06, 2011 5:23:26 AM - Report post

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It might be stopped by a new firmware from Sony.
 
Neo7  posted on Jan 06, 2011 5:49:49 AM - Report post

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It might be stopped by a new firmware from Sony.

No. You have to physically replace the chip on the motherboard that contains that key. It's literally built into the PS3. No software update (which is firmware) will correct this problem.

 
nimbledude  posted on Jan 06, 2011 6:49:40 AM - Report post

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It might be stopped by a new firmware from Sony.

No. You have to physically replace the chip on the motherboard that contains that key. It's literally built into the PS3. No software update (which is firmware) will correct this problem.

The PS3 needs a new heart. It can't be done without surgery.

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