We all know of the on going legal battle between Sony and hacking maestro George Hotz a.k.a Geohot. It’s because of the fact that Geohot released a jailbreak exploit for the PS3 which angered Sony so much so that it banned jailbroken PS3 owners from PSN. Now, in the past week, a new jailbreak exploit for PS3 firmware 3.56 was discovered along with a new CPU exploit for PS3 firmware 3.56. Now, according to a report, the latest Sony PS3 firmware 3.60 has been jailbroken.
Nevertheless, do not expect this exploit to be in your hands any time soon, as it has not been released, but just demoed on video. With Sony going to lengths such as identifying visitors to Geohot’s website and YouTube channel, its likely that hacker Mathieulh may not release PS3 firmware 3.60 jailbreak. The legal trouble with Sony has got Geohot concerned so much so that he withdrew from the annual Pwn2Own competition where we was attempting to jailbreak Windows Phone 7. It has also been rumoured that Microsoft is financing Geohot’s legal costs against Sony.
Just over a week ago PlayStation 3 hacker Mathieulh confirmed finding a PS3 3.56 Exploit, and today drizzthacks tweeted part of an IRC chat log where Mathieulh stated the following regarding PS3 Firmware 3.60 running homebrew code, as follows:
“[03:15] while you are insulting me like morons, I already have code running on 3.60, and I am laughing, and guess what ? I am happy I stopped sharing, you can hate me for it, I don’t care.”
On IRC, Mathieulh also posted a video of his own but then privatized it currently rendering it unavailable:
Mathieulh: actually you want video proof, let’s share one for the lol
Shortly following, another PS3 3.60 JailBreak video was posted followed by the user removing it and reposting it with another account.
From IRC on the alleged PS3 3.60 Jailbreak video:
mastag23: just fyi:
mastag23: that is fake
mastag23: it would look legit if he hadn’t of ran the debugging station launcher
mastag23: You fail “Connected from 192.168.0.2 on port 1000″ (port might be wrong pretty blurry.
mastag23: This is a debug unit. That can’t be done on a retail unit. Run the Debugging Station Launcher on a retail and the debug toolsï»¿ won’t connect to it, yours obviously does
mastag23: debugging station launcher cant be connected to on retail
mastag23: if he hadnt of posted debugging station launcher
mastag23: he would be believable
The video shows a package installing and the new online save function, which was added in PlayStation 3 Firmware 3.60.
Time will tell, but my feeling from the videos and the tweeting… this may be the real deal.
Initially, a video demonstration of PS3 firmware 3.60 jailbreak titled “proof” was uploaded on Mathieulh’s YouTube, but now it has been made private possibly to avoid getting in legal trouble with Sony. Anonymous accounts on YouTube has re-uploaded the video many times.
Video demonstration of PS3 firmware 3.60 jailbreak: