February 14th, 2011, 23:37 Posted By: wraggster
News via http://psx-scene.com/forums/f6/ps3mf...eleased-80601/
The moment we have been eagerly awaiting for the past two weeks has arrived! PS3MFW Builder v0.1 has finally been released to the public.
We just received a tip from one of the anonymous contributors of the project that the project has been uploaded to gitorious and were given a readme text.
The project seems to require the ps3tools to be installed, including the newly released self_rebuilder program that was recently uploaded to ps3tools in ps3free - Gitorious as well as the Tcl/Tk 8.5 interpreter.
You can get PS3MFW Builder v0.1 from here: http://gitorious.org/ps3mfw/ps3mfw_b...ve-tarball/0.1
We will be testing this ourselves and will soon post instructions on how to use it.
Here is the README file that came with the first release of PS3MFW Builder…
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For years, the security system of PS3 remained unbreached because Sony had a very good defense mechanism: Consumers could use it for more than just gaming by installing Linux via the “Other OS” feature. Therefore there was little motivation for security researchers to investigate the PS3.
However, then Sony (or SCE, SCEA, SCEE or whatever, we aren’t exactly sure what is going on there anymore) made an unprecedented move: Not only did they introduce a new PS3 model that no longer allowed the installation of an Other OS, but with a firmware “upgrade” they removed it from previously sold consoles.
While removing advertised features from a product (several years after its purchase!) is blatantly unlawful, having highly paid lawyers apparently allows you to get away with it- in a legal sense.
But when the law fails to protect the people, then some of those people, being clever and resourceful, help themselves. And that is what happened here. Sony sunk its own battleship.
PS3MFW is the next step in the process of returning to consumers control over their own hardware. Your PS3 belongs to you. You didn’t lease it, and you signed no contract when you purchased it. It is your right to use it however you choose. It is your responsibility to do so within the legal boundaries.
PS3MFW allows you to tailor your PS3′s firmware to your specific needs, giving you a level of control you previously lacked. PS3MFW is open source. That means it is completely transparent, and anyone with the necessary programming knowledge can help to improve it and create new plugin tasks.
It is with great pleasure and joy that we are now able to present you with the first public release of PS3MFW Builder. A lot of hard work went into this during the past five weeks, by some incredibly dedicated and inspired people. We would like to thank everyone who contributed, the people who got this project underway, and those who did all the programming and testing.
PS3MFW Builder v0.1 has been successfully tested on all major PS3 hardware revisions, and in conjunction with OFW 3.10 – 3.55. It is NOT compatible with OFW 3.56.
Remember that this is only the very first release of PS3MFW Builder, version 0.1. With your support and feedback, we intend to create the definitive PS3firmware solution that makes all other closed-source custom firmwares obsolete.
PS3MFW Builder is not distributed with any program code copyrighted by third parties.
PS. KevinButler, you sunk your own battleship.
To use PS3MFW Builder, the following is needed:
* The latest version of the f0 tools
* Tcl/Tk 8.5 ( Tcl/Tk 8.5 )
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