Sunday, 22 August 2010 12:56

PS3 hacked by USB Jailbreak Modchip


Considered the Mt Everest of hacking, the PlayStation 3 has reportedly been broken by a USB Jailbreak dongle produced in Australia.

We will find out for sure when we get our hands on one in a week or two, but supposedly, using a USB dongle as the delivery mechanism available from Australian company, has broken into the PlayStation 3 operating system.  All for AU$170!

The idea is to allow users to dump copies (or 'back ups' if you will) of PS3 games onto the hard drive and get them to run as if a legitimate Blu-ray version of the software was in the drive.

Known as PS Jailbreak, the software installs quickly off the USB dongle and according to the device's website 'disables forced software updates and will never brick your console.'  This also means, Sony will find it hard to force a work around for the device directly.

Indirectly however, a system such as the one Nintendo uses on the Wii, may included a compulsory firmware upgrade on future game release discs.

PS Jailbreak only works for games - not Blu-ray or DVD movies - and reportedly opens the console up as a platform for homebrew applications - software not authorised by Sony for the PS3.  A similar situation has dogged the PlayStation Portable hand-held system since its inception.

According to the creators: 'PS Jailbreak is a USB plug and play solution that installs in seconds, keeping your valid warranty seal in tact.

Easy to use installer and GUI takes you step by step.

Compatible with all production models FAT and SLIM. Supports all regions: USA, JAP, PAL and KOREA


You can click on through to a supposidly non-fake youtube video of the PS Jailbreak in action here.

Subscribe to ITWIRE UPDATE Newsletter here


The much awaited iTWire Shop is now open to our readers.

Visit the iTWire Shop, a leading destination for stylish accessories, gear & gadgets, lifestyle products and everyday portable office essentials, drones, zoom lenses for smartphones, software and online training.

PLUS Big Brands include: Apple, Lenovo, LG, Samsung, Sennheiser and many more.

Products available for any country.

We hope you enjoy and find value in the much anticipated iTWire Shop.



iTWire TV offers a unique value to the Tech Sector by providing a range of video interviews, news, views and reviews, and also provides the opportunity for vendors to promote your company and your marketing messages.

We work with you to develop the message and conduct the interview or product review in a safe and collaborative way. Unlike other Tech YouTube channels, we create a story around your message and post that on the homepage of ITWire, linking to your message.

In addition, your interview post message can be displayed in up to 7 different post displays on our the site to drive traffic and readers to your video content and downloads. This can be a significant Lead Generation opportunity for your business.

We also provide 3 videos in one recording/sitting if you require so that you have a series of videos to promote to your customers. Your sales team can add your emails to sales collateral and to the footer of their sales and marketing emails.

See the latest in Tech News, Views, Interviews, Reviews, Product Promos and Events. Plus funny videos from our readers and customers.


Mike Bantick

joomla visitor

Having failed to grow up Bantick continues to pursue his childish passions for creative writing, interactive entertainment and showing-off through adulthood. In 1994 Bantick began doing radio at Melbourne’s 102.7 3RRRFM, in 1997 transferring to become a core member of the technology show Byte Into It. In 2003 he wrote briefly for the The Age newspaper’s Green Guide, providing video game reviews. In 2004 Bantick wrote the news section of PC GameZone magazine. Since 2006 Bantick has provided gaming and tech lifestyle stories for, including interviews and opinion in the RadioactivIT section.

Share News tips for the iTWire Journalists? Your tip will be anonymous




Guest Opinion

Guest Interviews

Guest Reviews

Guest Research

Guest Research & Case Studies

Channel News