Posted by John on October 21, 2011

PS3 jailbreak made possible using dongle and v3.55 firmware

It looks like Sony has another hacker to track down. A video has appeared on YouTube of a new jailbreak for the PS3 that requires a dongle to function.

The jailbreak solution is called JB2, short for Jailbreak 2, and was apparently found being sold as an initial test run in Indonesia. It requires a PS3 that has the v3.55 firmware installed, and just requires you insert the JB2 dongle before switching on the console. After an extended boot up process, it’s possible to run pirated games from a Blu-ray disc or the hard drive.

Which games run from the hard drive depends on their age. If they were released before v3.60 of the PS3 firmware then they can be installed. Any game released after that needs to be put on a Blu-ray disc in order to be recognized and run.

To get the games to work from disc a special “JB2 design” game disc format has to be used when burning. If you have PS3 game ROMs, the dongle, and the ability to burn Blu-ray discs then a number of games have already been confirmed as working. Those titles include Driver: San Francisco, FIFA 2012, God of War: Origins, PES 2012, Sniper: Ghost Warrior, and X-Men Destiny. Resistance 3, Disgaea 4, and Batman: Arkham Asylum are also thought to be compatible with the list growing all the time.

Several images of what are thought to be the dongles have also been posted online. They cost around $50 each and have a distinctive blue design down the side of the stick and the cases they come in.

If this turns out to be real, which it looks to be, then don’t expect it to take long for the dongles to spread further afield than Indonesia. I’m also wondering if the JB2 solution will be offered as a download you can put on any USB stick. That would certainly make for easier distribution and therefore cash in countries Sony could block the dongles being sold imported into and sold.

Read more at PS3Crunch and KasKus.us (translated)


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