these function names are nothing new
January 23, 2010 8:33 PM
George Hotz said...
@Benjamin yea, thats the point
January 23, 2010 8:35 PM
AFAIK, he is working on v2.80 firmware.
So anything above that might not be hackeable.
Well something good came out of it already, the hypervisor does not disable the GPU as expected,
the only thing that prohibits OtherOS from using the graphic card 100% is the lack of optimized driver.
Quoted fromHere is the info on which GPU the PS3 uses: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSX_%27...Synthesizer%27Quote:
Originally Posted by George Hotz
Well this just in!
Inc Gamers claims they contacted Sony regarding the hack, and they got this statement:
Time well time in the next few days if Sony is going to get TOUGH with "GeoHot", unlike Apple, which just let it slide, and filed a few DMCA reports to websites publishing tech-know-how on how his "hack's" worked.Quote:
Sony has revealed it is investigating allegations that the PS3 has been hacked.
Earlier today, we reported how George Hotz, the iPhone 2G hacker, claims to have gained access to the PS3’s system memory and processor which, if true, may have profound piracy implications for Sony.
We contacted Sony on the issue and a spokesperson confirmed that the company is looking in to the issue.
"We are investigating the report and will clarify the situation once we have more information," said the statement.
Stay tuned to IncGamers for more on this as we get it.
Problem with "GeoHot" is he is living in "Today's" generation of hackers and technology, and has a public face, facebook, twitter, blogs and is fully trackable and could easy be faced with a "in the news" court battle.
If he is smart he should do something like he did with the first "unlocked" Iphone traded it for a nice fast car and eight new 8gb iphones, which he gave out to those that helped him online to do the original "jailbreak".
This time, with Sony he might have to trade an "unlocked" PS3 for a private charter planeride to a hidden third-world country, and forgot about ever finishing college in the "united states" with their DMCA and lawyers, police, FBI, ICE, "homeland security", Sony, ESA, and various :evilgrin: lobby groups!
Otherwise his coined new age term "jailbreak" for the iPhone programs, that now is used by all the media and newspapers, might end up turning into a real life hard-core "JAIL-BREAK" where a bunch of trained secret Black-Ops, break Mr. George Hotz out of JAIL after being arrested for hacking the PS3.
And he ends up living out his life in secret working for some rumored MI6 or MIB operation! :shhh:
:) Hey, that would end-up being a nice Hollywood Blockbuster movie, and maybe get to be produced by none other then "Sony Pictures" :crazy:
I see no legal problem in his work, at least in Europe.
Well, Geohot, does not seem worried.
In regard to the news Sony was looking into his hack, he made this comment today on his Blog:
George Hotz said... --- January 25, 2010 11:20 AM
Haha "A Sony Spokeperson" is probably his neighbor who worked for Sony once in the mid 1990s. If Sony wanted to make a statement, they'd make a statement.
I hope that this will be a big wire modchip with IC legs to solder to, to get all them so-called modders with stupid softmods gone.
They aint modders, they are useless.
EDIT: This posting caused a "off-topic" debate regarding, Soft-modding vs. Hard-modding!
EDIT: Please view/comment on that debate here: http://psx-scene.com/forums/showthread.php?t=63582