Sony released the following statement today.

Notice: Unauthorized circumvention devices for the PlayStation 3 system have been recently released by hackers. These devices permit the use of unauthorized or pirated software. Use of such devices or software violates the terms of the “System Software License Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System” and the “Terms of Services and User Agreement” for the PlayStation Network/Qriocity and its Community Code of Conduct provisions. Violation of the System Software Licence Agreement for the PlayStation 3 System invalidates the consumer guarantee for that system. In addition, copying or playing pirated software is a violation of International Copyright Laws. Consumers using circumvention devices or running unauthorized or pirated software will have access to the PlayStation Network and access to Qriocity services through PlayStation 3 system terminated permanently.

To avoid this, consumers must immediately cease use and remove all circumvention devices and delete all unauthorized or pirated software from their PlayStation 3 systems.

What I find most interesting is that the comments on the release are mainly Pro-Sony. Sounds like people are forgetting many hackers are doing it primarily for functionality (esp functionality that has been removed (otherOS) and for improving features that have not been touched in years.)

Source: Playstation Blog

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First and most importantly. There is a GOOD chance you will be banned from PSN if you use this.

Congratulations to xoeo who has hacked his way back onto PSN. Compiled for you are two hex files, one for 3.15 and the other 3.41, which pack a modified payload that re-enables PSN access… for now. These hex files can be flashed to the PS3YES or any other device equipped with the AT90USB162 at 16MHz. Other builds will likely follow.

Be warned though — Sony will likely jump on this fixing it quick. They may even detect that you’re behind a hacked PS3 putting you at risk of getting banned. Play smart.

Update: ricardopvz has shared PSGroove with PSN for Arduino Duemilanove and Arduino Mega boards. Fetch those in the same package below.

Update: PSGroove-Maker has been updated to include Hermes v4b with PSN support. There you can generate your own download package for a variety of different boards. It’s pretty awesome.


Download: PSGroove with PSN Support

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