With the PS4 announcement, yeah not looking too good, unless you think that because the PS3 is being phased out someone at Sony may leak the 4.30 private keys.
Speaking of, the PS3 market has taken a HUGE hit, in December a jailbroken CECHA could fetch $300 easily, now you'd be lucky to get $200. 4.30 CECHAs? From $250 to $150, no one wants them.
But no one is working on a jailbreak? I mean I don't think there's a way without those keys.
Yesterday i found this page:
pshaxjb wordpress com
Please google it, because i cant post links.
Is this real or fake? It says that you must be on 4.31 OFW to downgrade on 3.55. No opening or modification???
I dont know, but i would like if someone who knows about JB more take a look at it!
considering what happened to geohot I highly doubt it
Well iOS is much different... It's based on a decently-standard system, whereas PS3s are in a league of their own with the CELL architecture, that bootloader lv setup... Everything has to be signed, reminds me of Motorola and their locked bootloaders :/
A system being phased out does have a lot to do with the homebrew seen, just look at the ps2, wasn't it almost the same day Sony announced they were stopping production that the official ps1 emulator was released.
Also, I didn't know that 3.55 slims were that easy to get a hold of, I wouldn't think they would be, and they definitely wont be for long, all the more reason that a newer alternative needs to be considered, the amount of 3.55 ps3's or even ones that can be down graded is easily going to diminish in the next 2 years.
Hell yeah, the eBay market looks like this right now:
backwards-compatible (phat), never been reflowed/had YLOD: $150-175
Jailbreakable or Jailbroken PS3 (phat or slim): $200-250
ProgSkeet: N/A :/
I hope there's an alternative to downgrading via a flasher eventually, I can't buy a flasher even if I wanted one (NAND, not NOR).