Video released recently on Youtube, shows some weird hardware emulating the PS3 hard drive
Its called haxckODE, but from the video it seems to be hardware that replaces the PS3 internal hard drive, and is demoed on a newer 4K super-slim model, which shows it switching games via the 'themes'
Not much is known, the actual team is still unknown, but from video it looks like its from an Spanish-Speaking country.
The video goes thru alot of steps to make itself look like its not fake, from hooking up the wires to tv, to panning around showing you everything, to having the PS3 all stripped down so you can see there is no extra stuff hooked up that is missing from the camera view.
The video is long, 16 minutes, it first shows you it as a stock PS3 running v4.41 using its own internal HDD, then the 'hacker' replaces the internal HDD with a small blackboard that ends in USB port, and that inturn is connected to another port with usb, power, and another small PCBoard is then plugged into connector, of which then a old HDD is plugged into, which is start of the weird part, it is taped up, and only has power running to it, and a small red/black plug to the rest of the hardware, no direct IDE or SATA cable.
Then the PS3 is powered back up, and he demos how its still on v4.41, but for some reason the HDD is no longer an 40gb hdd, but only a 16gb drive, so its it running on a flash chip, not an external HDD? -- Then he demos how switching the 'theme' gives him a different game to play which he launchs and demos a bit. -- There is NO BLU-RAY DRIVE at all in this whole operation, its not even connected, so really calling it an ODE is wrong, its more of an 'theme' exploit to switch games that are stored on the HDD, are they repackaged PSN games? -- Why all this 'hardware' if its just an exploit? -- Why the small HDD size?
This video opens up alot of questions, of course the biggest one is it just a huge very well planned FAKE???
Team REBUG Releases 4.41.2 LITE CFW due to a PS3 package (.pkg) installation bug that renders the feature broken on non-QA-flagged systems.
Team REBUG have released a bug-fixed version of their LITE firmware, which is their take on the simple, DEX-free (debug firmware) custom firmware, which fixes the dreaded package installlation error, whereby CFW PS3 users who haven't QA-flagged their systems cannot install any PS3 PKG at all, thus rendering the feature broken, until now, as shown below in the changelog:
Originally Posted by Cyberskunk
REBUG 4.41.2 LITE EDITION – MAY. 1ST 2013
FIXED – Bug stopping pkg files installing on non-QA’d PS3
Normally we would not release an entire cfw just for a minor bug but the nature of this one left some people in a state where they could not install a pkg file because they were not QA'd, while at the same time they could not QA because they could not install the pkg file..
This has been completely addressed and there is no more issues.
It is recommended for everyone that has already installed 4.41.1 to install this new PUP just incase you deactivate your QA and leave yourself in the chicken/egg state explained above.
Sorry for the inconvenience guys.. Enjoy..
Head over to our site for the link and as usual I will update the first post with new details..
Oh well, shit happens and we all mess up every now and then, and for more information on this release, click on the link below:
Hot on the heels of Sony releasing v4.41, Team REBUG, has released their own CFW
Now you can enjoy latest CFW v4.41 on your Sony PlayStation 3 console, thanks to REBUG
REBUG 4.41.1 LITE EDITION – APR. 30TH 2013
FIRST RELEASE - See below for full LITE EDITION features.
REBUG 4.30.2 D-REX EDITION – APR. 30TH 2013
FIRST RELEASE – All 4.30.2 REX EDITION Features
(Firmware is identical)
FEATURE - Installs on DEX PS3 System
FEATURES FOR REBUG LITE EDITION FIRMWARE ONLY
FEATURE – QA Token compatibility
FEATURE – OtherOS++ support enabled
(Use Rebug Toolbox to Boot OtherOS with different LV1 patches)
FEATURE – Package Manager
(Replacement for the standard ‘Install Package Files’ option)
INCLUDED – Rebug Toolbox 02.xx.xx
(Install included Rebug Toolbox or higher for full compatibility)
PATCHED – LV1: Disable System Integrity Check
(Safe to use with mismatched COREOS/SYSCON versions or if PS3 is not QA enabled)
PATCHED – LV1: Undocumented function 114
(Allow mapping of protected memory)
PATCHED – LV1: Skip all ACL Checks
(Needed to allow booting of OtherOS)
PATCHED – LV1: Peek and Poke support
(Unused LV1 call 182 and 183)
PATCHED - LV2: Peek and Poke support
(LV2 Syscall 6 and 7)
PATCHED - LV2: Peek and Poke support for LV1
(LV2 Syscall 8 and 9)
PATCHED - LV2: LV1 CALL System call
(LV2 Syscall 10)
PATCHED - VSH: Allow Unsigned act.dat and *.rif files
PATCHED - VSH: Disable Unlinking/Deleting of act.dat
Q: WHAT IS D-REX EDITION? A: Basically D-REX EDITION is REX EDITION that can be installed on a REAL DEX or coverted DEX PS3 System.
Q: WHAT IS LITE EDITION? A: LITE EDITION is straight up CEX/RETAIL PS3 firmware it has NO DEX/DEBUG features.. AT ALL.
Q: WHY MAKE LITE EDITION? A: Because at the moment 4.4x DEX firmware is not in the wild and we 100% refuse to make a version hybrid (using 4.30 DEX files in 4.41). There is approx. 70 files that need to replaced in CEX firmware for it to become a complete DEX firmware. About 40 of those files at least have been updated in the CEX firmware since 4.30 (if you look at 4.40 PS3PATCH.PUP) and more again with 4.40 and 4.41. With so many file changes it makes a nice recipe for instability..
NOTE: Remember to update to the latest Rebug Toolbox included in the LITE EDITION firmware.
~ Codename: REBUG Team
Many thanks to Team REBUG, for their amazing non-stop efforts to support the 'scene' and for releasing two firmwares at once!!!
It looks like Sony has enabled remote downloads when users purchase PS3 and Vita content from the PSN/SEN web store.
A new feature has been added to the Sony Entertainment Network web store: the ability to queue up content to be downloaded the next time you turn a system on.
An update for the SEN Web Store has been released which introduced a remote download feature. After making a purchase on the Web Store, you will now be able to place your content into a download queue for remote download to your PS3 or PS VITA device.
PlayStation Plus subscribers will be able to take advantage of the automatic update function available through the Plus service to remotely download content purchased from the Web Store to your selected device during the regular automatic update. If you do not have a Plus subscription, any content queued for remote download will automatically begin downloading and installing when the device is manually turned on.
To remote download:
You can remotely download game content directly onto your PS3 from the SEN Online Store.
1. At the 'Thank You' page or on your Download List select 'Download to your PS3' next to the title you want to download.
2. Provided your device is in stand-by mode and you are a member of PlayStation Plus, your PS3 will begin downloading at the specified time in the PS3 automatic update setting. If you are not a member of PlayStation Plus the content will begin downloading automatically when you next switch on your PS3.
3. Once it's downloaded go to Game icon (Games) to access your new game.
You can check out a complete FAQ for this feature HERE.