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Tuesday, 07 September 2010 11:39

Why not jailbreak your PS3 with a calculator?

Written by Nedim Hadzic
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No, we’re dead serious
Jailbreaking PS3 isn’t quite news – we’ve seen it done before, but what we’ve seen today really tickled our weak geek spot. Yes, a user cracked its PS3 with a calculator.

A selection of videos at Gizmodo shows various ways of getting your PS3 jailbroken, including doing it via Nokia N900 and Palm Pre devices, but we never thought it would be so simple a calculator could do it. The last video shows a TI-84 Plus calculator happily chewing through the PS3’s “defenses”.

All devices use different variants of PSGroove and it is no wonder that Sony isn’t one bit happy about this. On the other hand, who cares about Sony – all you need is love……..and a calculator.

You can find the aforementioned videos here.

Last modified on Tuesday, 07 September 2010 12:51

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+14 #1 aMpeX 2010-09-07 15:28
Its so ironic that a sophisticated system like the PS3 gets screwed over by a, pretty much low level, calculator.

Nevertheless, Sony pushed out an update today that breaks the common jailbreak methods, at least for now.

It's funny how this was predicted as Sony removed the Other-OS support.
 
 
0 #2 yasin 2010-09-07 17:20
im not quite sure why they removed support for other os's, its odd.but why did these guys go out in public so quick.if they talked to sony, sony would have paid them a huge amount to keep it quiet, and may possibly have even altered the code in the next update to allow for homebrew games.but thats doubtful :(
 
 
+1 #3 Squall_Leonhart 2010-09-08 05:17
because there is honor among.......
 

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