Apple iPhone is a walled garden and so is Sony Playstation 3.
It is kind of poetic that the same person who first unlocked the iPhone has turned his sights on Sony Playstion 3.
George Hotz has successfully found an exploit in Playstation 3 and has released it to the world.
In the interest of openness, I’ve decided to release the exploit. Hopefully, this will ignite the PS3 scene, and you will organize and figure out how to use this to do practical things, like the iPhone when jailbreaks were first released. I have a life to get back to and can’t keep working on this all day and night.
Please document your findings on the psDevWiki. They have been a great resource so far, and with the power this exploit gives, opens tons of new stuff to document. I’d like to see the missing HV calls filled in, nice memory maps, the boot chain better documented, and progress on a 3D GPU driver. And of course, the search for a software exploit.
The hack is confirmed to worl on the latest firmware 2.4.2 and is supposedly be able to work on earlier versions too. Any information I share here on this exploit is for educational purposes only.