We have just received word that a LV2 Memory Dumper for the PS3 has been released publically by a team known as blackb0x! This is great news for the ps3 development community, as now everyone can now take a look at reversing the LV2 Kernel. In layman’s terms the lv2 kernel is the GameOS software that you see running, and it can now be explored. Being able to modify the LV2 Kernel can lead to all sorts of interesting hacks.
This application will dump all accessible LV2 memory on a jailbroken retail PS3.
To run this app, place lv2dump_07a.pkg on a usb memory stick. Install the pkg. Then run LV2Dump from the XMB.
It should run for approximately 20-30 seconds, then it will exit back to the XMB. There will now be a file named
LV2.BIN in the folder /dev_hdd0/game/
You can access your dump by copying the file out with your own code, or the FTP application.
Before attempting another dump, delete the LV2.BIN that is in /dev_hdd0/game/ as the next dump will append to the
file if it exists.
The dump is right around 8MB – which will let you take a look at the PS3′s kernel.
Expect more tools from us in the future for the PS3