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Buyer Beware: PS3Break's are NOT the same!
Buyer Beware: PS3Break's are NOT the same! –
Because of the ongoing delays of the original PSJailbreak device, and the original high-price, and with the public release of PSGroove, the Chinese cloners have seized the hole left and have been flooding the market to fill the demand of the PS3 owners wanting to be able to jailbreak their PS3 consoles, at a low price, with their PS3BREAK devices, which have also being sold under the names of "AmazeBREAK", and "USB-Break".
BUT Buyer beware, the reason why the price has been dropping so fast on these PS3BREAK devices, is with the world-wide shortage of ATMEL chips, there is very few of the original devices which can be easy updated using your PC, when new versions of PSGroove or others have been released.
As the stock has been arriving in the hands of the end-user now, it been found out there is TWO types of these BREAK devices, ones with the original ATMEL design that CAN BE UPGRADED with no problems, with just a push of the button, and installing the FLIP software!
AND another newer cheaper design using the PIC micro-controller, and it seems these cheaper ones have NOT been flashed with a boot-loader, which means they are NOT UPGRADEABLE making the end-user stuck in having to buy more hardware and do some soldering if he wishes to update the device.
Many thanks to our valued PSX-SCENE members which have been hard at work in uncovering the REAL TRUTH behind these series of very-cheap Chinese clone devices which have been flooding the marketplace!
See this thread for all the recent updates: http://psx-scene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65662
so they only way to know which is ATMEL is to open the Device right and take a look at the board ?
Nope, you could tell by inserting it into your PC, if it just shows up as "Generic USB hub", and does not appear as AT90USB when you push the NON-WORKING button, then it is one of the new cheaper versions.
Originally Posted by amp2006
The original PS3BREAK used the ATMEL chip, and the button did infact WORK, and when inserted in your PC if you press the button it would appear as an AT90USB chip which you can then easy flash using the FLIP software.
But the sad part is the owners have already got their crappy PIC one in the mail, when the website they ordered from stated they were ATMEL and UPGRADEABLE, their is NO real way to tell before you place your order!
ohh thanks god i have cancelled mine .
well even if i did it will be too late to return it again since it will cost me much more .
and on the board isnot USB-14-V1.0 is ATMEL based right ?