P3Hub review

Discussion in 'GBAtemp Reviews & Guides' started by GolenSun550, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. GolenSun550

    GolenSun550 GBAtemp Regular

    Apr 13, 2010
    United States
    far away from you
    I was lucky enough to be one of the first 100 people who got the chance to receive a free P3Hub . I decided to write up a simple review as I promised to do it when I asked P3Hub team (PS3Break team) to send me a free sample .

    The P3Hub is a new product which supports self-programmable feature through USB announced by the PS3Break team , whose PS3Break is the first affordable alternative to the ‘official’ PSJailbreak , that can be found for less than $35 on most shops . It makes PS3Break very famous and popular among PS3 users . However , the PS3Break team change the ATMEL chip over PCI chip which can’t (or complicated to) be upgraded . That maybe the reason why they release the PSHub .

    Build quality
    The build quality of the P3Hub is adequate , I like the design because it has two USB ports itself , it’s is very convenient for me to connect USB devices to PS3 console (I have some 3rd party device) .

    Using the P3Hub
    The dongle doesn’t come pre-flashed so I need to flash it with PSGroov first . I read the P3HUB2 SETUP Burner Guide from the official site , but found that they don’t have Microchip.BootLoader.USB.HID.v2.6 for users to download , WTF ? It took me 1 hour to find where download this tool : http://www.box.net/shared/c5q6nutoyj/1/51414269/507869025/1
    Well , it actually worked as it promised , it is successfully flashed with the latest PSGroov .

    Things Ive tried
    Pulling the P3Free out after booting works fine.
    Jailbreaking with USB Fan running works.
    Jailbreaking with Disk in works

    Pros and Cons

    Build quality
    USB upgradable
    Extra USB ports

    A bit expensive than other dongle

    Overall, the P3Hub USB Jailbreak PIC Programmer worked like it should by taking advantage of the PS3 USB exploit that allows you to install homebrew applications. It is the best dongle in the market as most of others are not upgradable as you known .

    $41.99 @ Lightake.com if anyone want to buy it .