PSJailbreak - first , original but is it the best?

The most popular PlayStation 3 Mod Chip (PS3 Chip) on the market is the PSJailbreak. It is named so after the widely popular iPhone hacking solutions. After long 3 years of waiting PS3 Jailbreak was the first mod solution that enabled running unlicensed programs on PS3. And as soon as these 3rd party programs were enabled a backup manager for copying PS3 games to HDD was made. PS3 Backup Manager can be used to backup games and to make PS3 think that the backup from a HDD is actually a BlueRay disc (so it appears in the menu just like if a game disc was inserted).

Not long after PSJailbreak was released copied versions / clones of the PS3 Jailbreak started showing up. Some are just direct copies of the PSJailbreak and some add new features or come with new tools that have been developed based on the original teams work. PS3 Break seems to be the most promising with the USB Firmware Update option from any PC it could withstand future PS3-Firmware updates from Sony by updating the Chips kernel. Also Open Source solutions like PSFreedom for iPhone, Android and Nokia and PSGroove have been released, but they require more technical knowledge and equipment from the users - so open source softmod solutions at this point are only for advanced users and PS3 homebrew developers / programmers.


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PS3key uses the same backup manager and does the same jailbreaking other USB PS3 Chips do but as a big plus you have the support from the WiiKey team that has been around for a long time and knows what they are doing. Just take a look at their PS3Key Firmware Updating software and you will see what I am talking about.

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PS3 Break PS Jailbreak usb chipThe PS3 Break USB PlayStation 3 JailBreaking Chip is a small USB device shaped as a regular USB thumb drive memory card, but despite its simple appearance it houses inside a complicated USB Hub emulator chip with some clever programming that allows your PS3 go into debug mode and so run 3rd party - Sony unsigned code on your PS3. This in turn lets you play homebrew games and applications, as well as Make & Play game backups from the internal or external USB hard drive!


Its the best PS JailBreak solution on the market with upgradable firmware to get around future Sony firmware updates, improved Game reading speeds from HDD, PS3 Backup Manager for creating backups of BlueRay Discs and loading / playing games from the HDD, Plug-and-play support - no installation or soldering necessary. And best of all it does NOT cost you $130 USD like the PSJailbreak - You can get it for a very reasonable Price of: $44.95 - PS3 Break


Getting to Know the PS3 Jailbreak Homebrew and the USB HDD

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OK, a quick recap on what the PS3 Jailbreak can do for your console.

  • First, it will give you the ability to make legal backups of original PS3 games and store them into the hard drive or any external USB storage device available, including flash drives and USB hard drives.
    - Use PS3 Backup Manger for making and playing PS3 ISO game copies
  • Second, it can let you run 3rd party homebrew applications.
    - PS3 FTP Server - with full read and write access to the PS3 hard drive so you can get the copied games from PS3 to PC, and you also get full access to 2 of the flashes (dev_flash2 and dev_flash3).
    If that is not enough PS3 FTP Server allows users read access to dev_flash where the firmware is held!
    - Run DC Game isos with nullDS SEGA Dreamcast emulator
    - Play PS2 isos with pcsx2 a PlayStation 2 emulator.
    - Many more PlayStation 3 emulators for playing Nintendo SNES, NES, N64 and GameCube games on PS3 as well as SEGA Genesis, MAME, Game Boy, GBA, DS, and even Sony PSP game emulators for PS 3 are being worked on and should see the light of day soon.
  • Third, it let's you use as many applications as you want and all these can run in your PS3 console without any problem.

In fact, the possibilities are endless and it all boils down to how well we develop the PS3 homebrew community. You see, homebrew can really make a big difference. If you recall, the Xbox is still being used today as media centers thanks to the help of homebrew, particularly, XBMC. Now that PS3 is turning into an open platform with the help of the PS3 Jailbreak, you can expect that numerous talented programmers will take advantage of this and make handy and useful applications for PS3 users. If you are an avid fan of the PS3, you can get the most out of your console with the PS Jailbreak.

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PS3Key is a USB drive based PS3 Chip that comes from the same team that produced WiiKey and Wii DriveKey mod chips and software.

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Open Source PSJailbreak Alternatives?
If you are an advanced user or a programmer you can use PSFReedon or PSGroove open source PS3 mods for free, but you do require a programmable USB controller chip and a way to write code to it, or a rooted Android, N900 or iPhone that you are not afraid to reflash.

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    x3Jailbreak is offers as a cheap alternative for PSJailbreak that costs more than $130 USD. x3 Does the same job but for far less.

    PlayStation 3 HDD - play ISO games on PS3 from external USB HDD without a softmod. Compatible Jailbreak USBkey is required.


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You know that PS3 ModChips are needed for users to be able to run Homebrew unsigned code on their PS and to attach an external PS3 USB Hard Drive and play copied PS3 Disc backups from Hard Drive instead of the Blue-Ray disc. PS3Key PS3 Mod-Chip from the makers of WiiKey and DriveKey, x3 Jailbreak  review mod and PS3 Break are good alternatives to the original PS Jailbreak mod. There have been improvements to PS3 Backup Manager making it near impossible for Sony PSN to detect ModChips and PS3DM when playing backup games online. Best Chip - PS3key new features like stealth mode and an option to disable the mod when going on-line. Update blocker and firmware version changer.

.The PSJailbreak dongle is an easy-to-use modchip that will only be plugged in the USB port to enable Playstation 3 emulator users to play games and run backups off the hard drive. Unlike other modchips used for the Wii and Xbox 360 emulation, This particular modchip is rather simplified, straightforward to use, and does not require soldering so in a way, it does not void the warranty of your Playstation 3.