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If it wasn't for Geohot we wouldn't be as far as we are now, and Geo's MFW is the ONLY current 3.55 firmware that actually has any homebrew running on it. Sure, locking down lv2 like that is pretty ****ed up, but give him some gratitude for what he has achieved.
**** syscalls and peek/poke anyway, for me direct XMB booting of backups is a better way of playing backups than pissing about with BM's.
I remember after Sony took away otherOS and Geohot never released his custom fimrware with otherOS enabled that almost every post was about that fag Geohot. People were pissed at him because he was the cause of the loss of OtherOS and never gave out the custom firmware with OtherOS that he said he would share.
Then the ps3jailbreak came out and we sort of forgot about our hatred of Geohot and just celebrated that the PS3 was finally 'hacked.' Geohot came out with some new hacks and system keys and low and behold people were praising Geohot like he was Jesus, and I was wtf, how quickly people forgive and forget. But I like most others were excited about the prospect of a hacked ps3.
Let's be honest, the PS3 is great hardware that lacks a decent media player. Sure the codec pack is a little more robust than the xbox 360 even in media center, but it lacks the ability to play mkv files (as does the xbox 360) and is arkward to navigate if your like me and have a media server with 4 terrabytes of media (ordered more hard drives today). So I am impatiently waiting for a signed VLC version for the ps3. I'm a little suprised we haven't seen any signed apps yet. We have the keys now to sign as if it was an official Sony apps so please let someone recompile VLC for use on the PS3.
But I sort of understand Geohot's actions. Geohot was there at the start of the ipod jailbreaking. Geohot got on the news and recieved fame and praise but did he gain any monetary copensation for all the work he put in? To the best of my knowlege which is extremely limited in this area all he recieved other than praise was constant pestering that his jailbreak didn't work (because the retards couldn't follow written instructions) and requests for new features. So if I had 75% blowing sunshine up my ass and the other 25% complaining because they couldn't read instructions I'd start ignoring people too. Probally the only people I would care about in this world would be the devs that worked with me or on other projects I respected.
Which brings me to my conclusion on this issue. Geohot doesn't give a damn about 99% of us and why should he? Geohot is a kid and a talented kid who probally recieved a lot of advice from his parents that he should think about his future and protect himself from legal action and look to make some money off his work. These developements require time and effort and a skillset most of us do not possess, and most of these devs do it for 2 reasons because of a need they see that want filled, and for credit and respect in the community. Well Geohot has probally lost a lot of respect again after people learned he added his own security into the Sony firmware.
Why would Geohot add his own security? Geohot probally thought that if he can counter the backup managers with his own script Sony would want to hire him to work with their devs. It makes sense in a fashion as Geohot could bring them up to speed on what the hackers know and where they are headed. Bad news is that Geohot probally just burned what cred he had left in the hacking community and probally won't find people so forth coming to share their knowlege with him after he actually tried to make things harder for fellow devs.
But I can understand the desire for a job he would enjoy at a company he would enjoy working with. At the end of the day Geohot doesn't owe us anything, but Geohot if you read this that was a dick move. Apoligize and you might find that out of the few people that you should care about in the hacking world might forgive you, but you have insulted the trust these people have put in you and it will take time and effort to repair these relationships if ever. People will forever second guess your releases now. Personally I wish you good luck finding meaningful employment. Your a talented kid but these actions are childish and I hope in the future you do your job hunting in a more mature manner.
So long and thanks for the Keys.
God made me do it
Do you swallow when you take Geohot **** in your mouth?
Originally Posted by buberlo
I've never been a fan of Geo's from the start. never like the way he did things.
I'm totally against a hacker doing anything for e-fame and keep everything under wraps. Open Source and a community is what makes the PS3 scene good, not Geohot and his ego.
XMB booting doesn't work on many games, and can't work for patched games since those EBOOTs are npdrm'd, which we can't decrypt yet. Backup managers will be more convenient than having hoards of games littering the XMB, anyways.
I hope I wake up tomorrow to find a working lv1 hypercall patch, along with an updated multiman to use it
I do agree would be nice to keep things civil for once on here as i did get alittle bored yesterday reading the 355cfw thread of 90+ pages and on every page there was someone attacking someone else but then again i forget this is the internet and people will fight and slag eachother off unfortunatly and enlarge their "e-penis" (By saying this im not inviting personal attacks on myself its just my view of the forums here recently)
Originally Posted by Brubaker
Back on topic i agree that the current devs and the speed of the scene so far this year is just excellent and i personally would like to say thank you to all the developers working currently on new homebrew. loaders etc and i expect by the weekend there will be a breakthru to lv1 and more fun will come after that
as I said a few days ago GeoWho
I hope lvl1 will allow backups to fully function, I'm sure other CFW was out that allowed installing package files?
Great post totally agree with you
Originally Posted by AngryGir
That's his stupid move to prevent us from using backup managers with his CFW
I think geo is sending out challenges to other hackers hes playing the cat and mouse game between sony,hackers and him.So it should now be cat,mouse and dog game.Threesome i thought it only exist in **** movies