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PlayStation 3 Dual Boot GameOS / OtherOS Firmware [Download CFW + Install VIDEO]

Developer Geoffrey Levand has just released a dual boot custom firmware which lets you either boot into GameOS or OtherOS. This has actually brought back what Sony once took away and what started the whole Sony vs Geohot war in the first place. This Dual Boot GameOS / Linux CFW is however, a lot more than Sony’s OtherOS. You get full access to GameOS from …

PlayStation Network Shut Down By Sony For Good

In order to better upgrade Sony’s online security, the PlayStation Network, or PSN, has been taken down for good. This move follows an “external intrusion”(breach) of the PSN by a group of hackers, in which all PSN account information was stolen. PSN, which was set to be rebranded as the SNEA, is now set to be completely rebuilt from the ground up. “This is a …

How To Install Windows On PlayStation 3 3.55 Custom Firmware [Tutorial Video]

A well known developer who goes by the name of Robo Hobo (from psx-scene) and is known for his work in creating / porting multiple emulators for jailbroken PS3 comes another release called Dosbox. With the help of Dosbox for PS3, it is now possible to install Windows 95 on your playstation running custom firmware 3.55 (eg kmaew CFW), thanks to ps3cfw from PSGroove. Check …

How To Change PlayStation 3 Blu-ray Drive Region On Custom Firmware 3.55! [Guide]

With all the recent PlayStation 3 jailbreak achievements and custom firmwares coming out back to back, there was one little problem remaining to be overcome. The problem was, you could only watch Blu-Ray movies from the region that you were allowed to. This problem seems to have now been resolved with a “region patcher” that allows you to bypass this block and turn your PS3 …

GeoHot & Sony Settle PlayStation 3 Jailbreak Lawsuit, Silently!

It sure comes as a surprise move from Sony announcing that they have already come to a settlement with George Hotz aka Geohot regarding PlayStation 3 jailbreak lawsuit. According to the official statement, an agreement was reached last month on March 31st in which GeoHot has agreed not to publish the code while admitting that he never intended to make piracy easier. Her is the …

How To Install Any LINUX Distro On Jailbroken PlayStation 3 Including Firmware 3.55

In the light of recent breakthroughs made by hacker Graf-chokolo, it is now possible to get any LINUX distro up and running on your jailbroken PS3. Some great new booting advancements have eventually made the installation of Linux possible once again on the PlayStation 3 system since it was pulled off by Sony over a year ago. In fact, it is quite simple to install …

Down With the PSN, Up With the SNEA

If you’re still online with your PSN account following the mass banning, you likely received an email recently from Sony stating that the PSN will be going down on April 1 of this year. Sony is turning online play over to SNEA, Sony Network Entertainment of America. Maybe it’s some kind of sick joke, but Sony seems to make a habit out of removing features …

Geohot Runs Away to South America During PS3 Jailbreak Case by Sony

Sony vs. George Hotz case has taken an interesting new turn. According to VGHQ, after the judge demanded George Hotz/Geohot to hand over his gadgets and storage devices, he just ran away to South America instead of complying with the court orders. It has also come to knowledge that the popular hacker lied about not ever having made a PSN account to the court according …

PlayStation 3 Jailbreaker Mathieu Interview

This week, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mathieu (mathieulh), the French PS3 jailbreaker. Mathieu has been involved in the PlayStation 3 jailbreaking scene for some time, but became most well known when he posted a tweet stating that he had found an exploit that could be used to jailbreak PlayStation 3 firmware 3.60. However, Mathieu did not release a fully packaged jailbreak for multiple …

Now You Can Use Your PS3 Internal HDD In Multiple Consoles Without Format!

The famous PS3 hacker Graf_Chokolo has released another update to his PS3 Linux. With the latest update, he has successfully disabled the PlayStation 3 internal HDD’s encryption, which means that you can now use your internal HDD in other PS3 consoles without having to re-format it. Required tools are available via GIT repositories given below.   Guys, take a look at “ps3dm_sm set_del_def_encdec_key” command. You …

Whoa! Microsoft Kinect Works With Sony PlayStation 3 [VIDEO + Source Code]

This is pretty big guys. A hacker and developer who goes by the name of Shantanu Goel has achieved something amazing. He has successfully managed to make Microsoft’s Kinect motion sensor to work with a PlayStation 3 system. He has published a demo video in which he manages to use Kinect as an input controller for the PS3. He has also released the source code …