PS3 Internal HDD Decrypted by Graf_Chokolo

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Mar 21, 2011
  1. Nujui
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    Member Nujui I need something to do.

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    Graf has disabled the HDD encryption, so now you can use your ps3 hdd in other ps3s without formatting it.

    Read here to find out more
     
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    Like what ?
     
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    Like other consoles or PCs... maybe.

    Article says other PS3s, but usually the encryption (I know this is how it worked on the original XBox) prevents it from being read by a PC.
     
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    Other ps3s
     
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    And here I was hoping it was the filesystem details.

    Hey, it's still cool though.
     
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    Hopefully this can somehow help resolve the 3.56v1 firmware issue that a lot of people got (Myself included).
     
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    Wasn't there a USB loaded patch for those with 3.56v1 issues?
     
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    hmm... i'm starting to regret upgrading to 3.56.... [​IMG]
     
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    I never heard anything about that, but all I know is that you can't install 3.56v2 or any higher firmware since the PS3 will detect the update files as corrupted (Which is what the bug is). No one on Sony's forum have found any solutions nor does Sony themselves seem to know what to do about it. Me, as well as others, have emailed them but they only replied back about trying different hard drives or whatever when that isn't the case. Those who called had to send theirs in and the ones who're out of warranty were still charged for the $150 to get it replaced, which I refuse to do since the fault lies with Sony who not only broke the update, but should've made the v2 a mandatory update instead of putting it up without notice.
     
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    a friend had the same problem :|
    he just traded his into EB (for a rather petty amount D:) rather than worrying about paying sony to fix it
     
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    I suppose taking out the HDD and wiping it and letting the PS3 reformat it doesn't work then?
     
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    ^ Nope. I even tried all the options in the recovery menu and still nothing. My only mistake was formatting the original hdd for PC use first before actually setting up the second hdd for my PS3. My only options are to either send it in to Sony or see if this newfound exploit can somehow help me put the firmware data back onto the hdd. Even if it is possible, it might not work when it comes to firmware differences since I've heard that the firmware version installed on your hard drive must match the version installed on the PS3's nand or w/e it's installed at. In the event that you can't run a higher firmware installed on an hdd on a lower firmware PS3, then 3.56 will need to become hackable so that someone can run an FTP program on their PS3 and provide a copy of the dev_flash directory of 3.56. Or, someone creates a utility that can read the PS3 hdd's filesystem on the computer's end and allow you to move files around.
     

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