Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

Geohot demos homebrew on 'jailbroken' PS3, Sony vows to 'fix' via software update (video)

Ross Miller
01.07.11
30 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

We just saw how you can now add an Install Package Files option to the PS3 using some custom firmware, but that darn hacker George "Geohot" Hotz has taken it a step further by demonstrating homebrew in a quick, Mr. Blurrycam-approved video. It's a barebones app that only says "sup dawg, it's geohot," but in reality it's a pretty huge step. Geohot's provided the file on his website along with a copy of the METLDR root key that enables the homebrew. Sony, meanwhile, has issued a statement saying it'll "fix the issues through network updates, but because this is a security issue, we are not able to provide you with any more details." This runs counter to what pytey from fail0verflow (the famed group that kickstarted this new round of hacking) just told the BBC, "the only way to fix this is to issue new hardware... Sony will have to accept this." Hey, at least you'll be in good company, eh Sony? Check out geohot's proof of concept video after the break.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]



All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
30 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

The best mobile devices for students

The best mobile devices for students

View
‘Streets of Rage 4’ is shaping up to be a worthy sequel

‘Streets of Rage 4’ is shaping up to be a worthy sequel

View
'Beyond’ delivers the ‘No Man’s Sky’ experience I was waiting for

'Beyond’ delivers the ‘No Man’s Sky’ experience I was waiting for

View
iDevices' Alexa-powered smart light switch finally goes on sale

iDevices' Alexa-powered smart light switch finally goes on sale

View
Apple Music's latest playlist suggests new tracks every day

Apple Music's latest playlist suggests new tracks every day

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr