Watch A PS3 Get Cracked By Two Mobile Phones And A Calculator

There's a reason Sony wants so badly to block jailbreak device's access: now that the code for the things is out there, people were using everything from mobile phones to calculators to get at their PlayStation 3s.

In these videos, you'll see variants of the PSGroove being run on the Nokia N900, a Palm Pre and, most awesome of all, a TI-84 Plus calculator.

Whether you're pro or against the use of devices like this, you have to admit, it's pretty neat seeing someone crack the armour of a PS3 with a calculator.

If you feel like taking a swing at this yourself, you should know that Sony almost surely blocked access to this kind of shenanigans in a firmware update released earlier today.

PS3JB - PS3 Jailbreak for TI-84 Plus and TI-84 Plus Silver Edition [BrandonW, thanks jspdan!]

PS3 jailbreak adapted to Nokia N900, Palm Pre in wake of Australian ban (video) [Engadget]


Comments

    Just don't update your firmware?

      What if you are like me and want to play online? Did you think of that?

        Well, myself, I didn't think of you because I always assumed you were an upstanding citizen of good repor with no intention of pirating PS3 games from the get-go. Are you telling we've all formed wrong assumptions here? L-l-look at you, p-p-pirate!

        wait for the eventual release of custom firmware. win.

        Buy a 2nd hand ps3 for like $200? use your original for online games and 2nd hand one for...custom installs?

    The N900 is an incredible tool for backing up your games, you can use it to hack the thing and then as an external hard drive to back up anything below 32gb in size.

    It never ceases to amaze me how a website built around the creation and enjoyment of games is so happy to let those who stifle and retard the growth of the industry teach others how to do the same.

      It never ceases to amaze me how people will assume that a website posting news about a particular development in regards to the video game industry is also supporting it by association.

      Kotaku is a business, and their business is to deliver video game news to those who partake of their service, regardless of whether said news is positive or negative to the industry. You seem to forget that not one article on Kotaku has detailed how to actually get the jailbreak application set up and running, or where to get said application. All they have shown is that devices such as mobile phones and a calculator can run it, highlighting how simple and dangerous this hack can be.

      Sure, the videos posted happen to give some basic information as to how the jailbreak works once you've obtained all the software and have it installed, but it doesn't show you how to do it in the first place. People who wish to take advantage of the jailbreak will have to go elsewhere to sites that do happen to support it (which I assume wouldn't be too hard to find via a Google search), and most would have done so as soon as it was known to be an option.

      Would you personally have preferred Kotaku's staff to not report on it at all and pretend that it didn't exist, doing their customers (yes, those who utilise Kotaku in any way are indeed customers) a disservice, while shooting themselves in the foot by not delivering on major news that every other video game related blog would have?

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        Tomo, sit the **** down.

    Hey Neil - tldr; reason being your argument is moot. Both Kotaku and Lifehacker, two sites owned by Gawker Media have previously featured in-depth guides on how to modify consoles (and recently I might add) - proof here:

    http://www.kotaku.com.au/2009/05/store-and-run-your-wii-games-on-a-hard-drive/

    http://lifehacker.com/5263589/back-up-and-play-your-wii-games-from-an-external-hard-drive

    Reporting on something existing is one thing; detailed guides on how to do so are another. While this articles videos regards the PS3 exploit are pretty tame there is no excuse for the examples listed above.

      OMG google is helping people hack the ps3. Somebody think of the children.

      Good point.

      My point isn't whether or not this site show exactly how to perform such acts, it's the fact that is glorifies and adds a positive spin on it.

      I have no problem with the reporting of all things gaming, but these articles make me feel these acts are endorsed by Kotaku. 'Your Wrong', makes a valid argument towards this.

    ...and all of us here clicked on the link because we are curious on how to get the PS3 hacked.

    pot calling the kettle black really..

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