GUI Installer for iPod Jailbreaking – Rockbox PSGroove Installer 1.0B2

This tool is for all those iPod users out there! DanyL over at PSX-Scene, has released a nice gui installer and loader that lets users easily install PSGroove to their Apple iPod. It is still in beta and currently lacks of automatic installation of iPL. Once you get the IPL installed though, you can choose PSGroove, AppleOS or Rockbox. It’s also allows you to turn Ipod to USB mode instantly or go to sleep right from boot. For those looking to check this app out, you can download it at the following: http://www.box.net/shared/qse8j7paud

New Hermes Payload v2 – Fixes for F1 2010

According to PS3Exploits, the famous Elotrolado forum member Hermes just released a new payload, that fixes the requirement of a steering wheel needed to be used for F1 2010.  This payload also fixes many controller issues for Street Fighter. However, there are reports you loose some comparability with other games. There are reports of 3D Dot Heroes, Demon Souls and more no longer loading. Some are also saying this payload locks up the LAUN folder until console reset. I suppose you will have to take the good with the bad for the time being.

Currently only ported to:

– Teensy AT90USB162 16Mhz
– Usbkey AT90USB1287 8Mhz

Other versions should be shorty be ported.

Download Hermes v2 Here:  http://www.sendspace.com/file/fjye38

Amazebreak v3 Review

There are alot of options for people wanting to jump into the scene. And today we will show you the Amazebreak version 3

Amazebreak

I am going to break the review down into three categories: Performance, Upgrades, and Support. I believe that this will be the best way to review it and compare it to the others on the market.

1.)Performance

It does work , loads up the exploitable code and does in fact jailbreak your ps3 console. Simple plug and play. They host all files that the user will need. Backup manager 1 and 2. giving instructions on how to use it. So someone new jumping in on the scene would have no problem getting this to work.

It is in a protected casing and capped on the end. Leaving none of the actual PCB board exposed and keeping it all protected. It also comes with a long blue wrist strap.

2.) Update

This is 100% upgradeable and extremely easy at that.  You plug it into PC, click the button, and finally run the Amazebreak update software. I like that they have their own software, and are not just linking to the FLIP program. They are putting time and effort into the product.

amazebreak update software

Download Amazebreak Updater

3.) Support

They provide  guides and videos to help each user. Their reply time through emails is quick. They also claim that there is a guarantee on the product.

Overall This is a great device, from doing what it states, to being easily upgradeable and with the companies support this has shown. Constantly giving updates, and new software. I believe the Amazebreak is in the top tier.

The thoughts, views, and opinions expressed above are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of PSGroove.com. The above is a user submitted article.

Open Source Back Up Manager 1.0 Released

A coder, wishing to remain anonymous, has released an open source backup manager at the forums of Elotrolado . You can compile and play on your jailbroken ps3. Now that the code is out in the public, we may see better versions sprout up soon, better compatibility, or even something that could look like the freestyle dash from the xbox 360 scene.

The user that released the code, only wishes that if you do make improvements, to please share the source to the world as well.

Download Link: http://rapidshare.com/files/422097408/open_manager.rar

More after the jump….

Open Manager v1.0

This application has been made by an anonymous person non seeking fame, profit or benefit.

I don’t want to cause any damage to the video game industry, but it is not reasonable that these consoles (expensive cost) are constructed like butter and we can not do anything to preserve the health of the lens of our readers (my console model cannot be repaired), While Sony is rubbing his hands when you send to repair a console and them are dedicated to eliminating original features of the console, as PS3 Other OS and Linux, relying on what they think best for your business and not caring a shit or the feelings of their users or their acquired rights as users and owners of their consoles.

The video-game industry only wants control, oligopoly, money, pursuit of anything that does not benefit their interests and if it is possible, force legal changes using their influence and power while we’re just anonymous people we have to endure all the crap on hardware that is passed through a computer, just to avoid taxes.

So I decided to do an experiment: I decided to see if I can make a BACKUP and Homebrew purpose loader (legal in my country), release the source code and waits to see what happens. Maybe someone has the Sony SDK 1.92 and wants to compile, it but that’s not my problem.

Obviously, is ‘illegal’ to build things with the SONY SDK unlicensed but this is only source code

FEATURES

Open Manager has the next features:

– Supports up to 512 items from two USB devices, internal hdd and bluray

– Ability to copy games from bdvd to hdd0 or USB’s, from hdd0 to USB’s or from USB’s to hdd0. It is done asking to you the destination device. It use uses asynchronous reading and writing for fast copy.

– Special support for big files in FAT: it splits files >= 4GB using .666xx fragments (if the file is name.ext, the file splits as name.ext.66600, name.ext.66601,…). This file is not bootable and it is marked using ‘_’ as folder prefix. The file is joining when you copy it to hdd0 device

– Automatically finds the path of the games and asks to you about it. In other case, if the Open Manager is installed in the hdd0 creates one. You can change it pressing L2+START later.

– Including checking game option (pressing L1). It displays information about the files, size, splits or big files, if it have one.

– Support for Homebrew: you can creates “homebrew” folder in root USB FAT device and put here others folders with an EBOOT.BIN (.self format) and one ICON0.PNG. Also you can use the internal hdd0. Homebrew is launched directly and receive the path in argv[0].

– FTP support to upload homebrew: open_manager uses “OMAN46756″ as user, by default. I recommend flashfxp to use it, because FTP support is not very good…

NOTE: Open Manager works with Hermes payload update. So,if you return from game list, apps_home can launch games without one disc (some games don’t work without any disc), but if you return from Homebrew, apps_home works from usb000

NOTE2: You can modify the program as you want, but please, make public the source code