Jailbreak

World’s first police raid on PS3 jailbreak operation

Police in Johannesburg last week stormed an alleged piracy ring apparently responsible for jailbreaking PlayStation 3 consoles and distributing pirated games.

Jailbreak headlines

  • Sony given permission to subpoena George Hotz's PayPal records

    The California courts have given Sony permission to subpoena George Hotz’s PayPal account and any records relatied to it.

  • Court allows Sony access to GeoHot website visitor IPs

    If you happened to live in the Bay area and visited George Hotz’s website from January 2009 onward, you may be contacted by Sony’s lawyers.

  • Hwah? Microsoft encourages Geohot to jailbreak Windows Phone 7

    Wait, Geohot’s decided to open fire on another ultra corporation – even with his face still stinging from Sony’s giant lawsuit-slapping hand? Why, that’s absolutely preposterou– Huh? Microsoft’s offering a free phone, you say? And thus concludes the part of the ride where the world makes sense.

  • PS3s bricked by custom firmware

    With the publication of the system’s root key, the PlayStation 3 was considered defenceless, but the old girl has one more trick up her sleeve. Drop the latest custom firmware into a 60 GB model console, and behold! A very expensive doorstop!

  • Geohot being sued over PS3 jailbreak for "making Sony mad"

    George “Geohot” Hotz has overnight defended his jailbreaking of PS3, saying he’s being sued by Sony for “making” the company “mad”.

  • Sony may be able to detect Jailbroken PS3s

    If Sony follow the precedent set by Microsoft, we can expect pirated PlayStation 3 games to bring down the ban hammer, locking users out of the PlayStation Network. Fringe dwellers beware: Sony may well already know what you’ve been up to.

  • UK prison bans PS3 thanks to "escape attempt" fear

    A British prison has banned PS3 access to its inmates as it feared the machine could be used in an escape attempt. Rye Hill prisoners were using the console’s wireless capabilities to chat to people on the outside, according to this Guardian report. “PlayStation 3 consoles are barred on the grounds that they have the […]