Geohot Releases PS3 Firmware 3.55 Jailbreak

by Mike Bendel January 8, 2011 @ 11:25 pm

Update: As promised, Geohot has released his homebrew signing tools for 3.55. It can be used to convert ELFs to valid NPDRM SELFs.

Following the emergence of the first proof of concept custom firmware, esteemed hacker George “Geohot” Hotz releases a full-blown jailbreak for firmware 3.55. What’s more, is that it comes in the form of a PUP patch file. Those already on 3.55 can run it to enjoy homebrew goodness, with one small caveat: Geohot notes that any PKGs written for 3.41 will not run on 3.55.

Don’t sweat it, though. New signing tools are on the way, according to Geohot, which will restore compatibility. Until those are released, those still on 3.41 may want to hold off on updating to 3.55. We also recommend you install the patch file on a vanilla, non-modified 3.55.

Per Geohot’s wishes in regards to mirroring, you can grab the patch PUP over at his official site. The firmware 3.55 update can be found over in our download section.

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