We usually don’t cover anything that is not related to the iPhone but I thought this piece of news was interesting enough to share with you. Apparently, wonder boy Geohot, the kid behind BlackRa1n, LimeRa1n, and more is being sued by Sony for jailbreaking the PS3 along with the fail0verflow team, a group of hackers dedicated that focus their efforts on Sony’s PlayStation.

Sony basically claims that jailbreaking the PS3 is illegal because it facilitates game piracy. Geohot posted the Motion for Temporary Restraining Order as well as the Proposed Order on his website

Even though jailbreaking your iPhone is now legal in the US, the rule doesn’t apply to gaming console like Sony’s PS3.

It’d be interesting to see how the story develops. If I had a guess, I’d say the EFF is going to look into it and give support to Geohot and others, who will most likely end up getting a little slap on their hands.

  • Zombi

    I hope the EFF gets involved to the degree they did with iPhone. I bought it, and i feel like i can do what i want with my 600$ piece of hardware, and if homebrew is what i want, homebrew is what I will be doing.

  • msxy

    yeah finally u wrote it
    but in ur opinion does geohot preparing the rubyra1n or he is busy with sony problems?

  • Txladi29

    Hmmm…I say it’s time for a Sony products boycott. Hit Sony where it counts- the pocketbook.

    • u know that won’t happen though, plus, kind of hard 2 do that anyway, with me + every1 & their brother, cousin, sister, & favorite uncle already owning a PS3. this is a fruitless, pointless venture that will only draw attention to this & cause more people to quickly go out & jailbreak their PS3’s, while uploading their own copy of the PS3 jailbreak tools to every file-host from here 2 Russia!

    • LG

      The problem is that Sony’s products are so terrible I don’t buy them anyway. So how can I really boycott?

    • Polemicist

      I can’t do that… I want to buy a PS3 while they are still hackable. 🙁

  • Jason

    And justice for all by metallica, you have a good taste in music

  • Sonyyoco

    The claim that the hack was a result of Sony removing Other OS, is just plain pathetic. Sony removed Other OS, because GeoHot started hacking it. I can’t wait for Sony to start churning out the firmware updates, I’m hoping they are massive enough to brick every hacked PS3 console and melt the Hard Drive too, I can’t wait, then all you hacking douchebags can call/email GeoFailFlow to help you write a petition to Sony wanting your money back. I hope Sony squashes these hacking douchebags and renders all hacked PS3 consoles useless to PSN and disable DLC. I like to know where ppl get off thinking that Sony some how is in the business of giving media entertainment for free, because in the end that is where all this leads too and thats piracy.

    • Zombi

      Just because of this same exact comment I will write a homebrew p2p application for the ps3 and call it “sonyyoco” look forward to it

    • ok ur just ignorant. there are so many things wrong with your comment, it’s painful & makes u look so massively uninformed about anything. i won’t cover all the stuff you are wrong about, but ur post is so nutty it made me laugh a little. thanks, i needed a reason to smile today. #1 the jail-breaking efforts started AFTER Sony took away a big functionality that existed in the PS3’s that people had already paid full price for, which, for some, was a big reason for buying the device anyway. basically like you buying your car, that has the ability to tow trailers, which, granted, few people do with their car, then the maker of the car comes to your driveway & cuts off the hitch fastening a plate there so you can’t put that functionality back. #2 this jailbreak can’t be patched by ANY firmware updates at all. it hit the device @ a level & in such a way that can’t be patched by any means besides releasing a whole new PlayStation completely. if that was possible, don’t you think Sony would have done this, like they did with the dongle jailbreak? #3 (and this is what made you look so completely way beyond humorous) you can’t “melt a hard drive” with a firmware update, anymore than you can turn a PC power supply into a grenade by installing a new screensaver on your computer. (that comment was just too cute!) 🙂 there are other things wrong with your post, but i’ll let those go. overall it was just embarrassing, or should be for you, as the person who posted it. have a fantastic day!

      • I could care less if want to turn your PS3 or XBOX into an easybake oven but this is about a business protecting its interest including those companies who create great games for these systems. these companies spend millions of dollars creating these games and consoles and you feel that it should be given to you for free, well maybe you should work for free. also Toasters are a lot cheaper than the PS3/XBOX LOL

      • Polemicist

        TattoozNTech – nice post… 😀 Very enjoyable…

        sonyyoco – your ignorance is still showing.

  • Jenn

    Thanks for sharing this, and hey once all is said and done and if people can jailbreak the PS3 I just might buy one!!! It would be awesome if the jailbreak could make It play older games. The whole thing about PS3 not being able to play PS2 or PS1 games has prevented me from getting the PS3.

    • i think the fact that you can’t play PS2 games on the PS3 has to do with hardware. it’s missing a specific feature in the CPU functionality that makes this possible. 🙁

  • Zombi

    @sonyyoco
    Just because of this same exact comment I will write a homebrew p2p application for the ps3 and call it “sonyyoco” look forward to it

    Hackers want to run homebrew. Not pirate games. But sure we can develop tools that van be use for wvil

  • Art

    The ps3 is your so what ever you want with it. But when people start to instal stolen games on it then that’s called “stealling” and that’s what I think Sony is pissed about. This is as the same thing as insating stolen apps on your iPhone from installios. Develipors work hard on there softwear and it sucks ass when some steals it. If you owned Sony you would of taken the same steps of fixing this problem.

  • Art

    The ps3 is yours so what ever you do with it is up to you. But when people start to install stolen games on it then that’s called “stealing” and that’s what I think Sony is pissed about. This is the same thing as installing stolen apps on your iPhone from installios. Develipors work hard on there software and it sucks ass when someone steels it. If you owned Sony you would of taken the same steps of fixing this problem. 

    • Zombi

      Considering their hardware is going to sell over the roof now we can consider it even. Man I even go as far as saying if hackers made it as easy as day redsnow. Ps3 would sell so fast they be out of them

      • Jason masters

        It goes both ways piracy in some ways does increase sales of hardware while slightly decreasing sales of software so it’s a catch22.

      • Jenn

        Would totally be awesome. After closely figuring out what the jailbreak unlocks, I would buy probably buy a PS3 before the next Apple iPhone this June/July

      • Jenn

        After closely figuring out what the jailbreak unlocks, I would buy probably buy a PS3 before the next Apple iPhone this June/July

      • Jenn

        After closely figuring out what the jailbreak unlocks, I would probably buy a PS3 before the next Apple iPhone this June/July

      • Polemicist

        PS3 games are blue-ray and therefore HUGE… Who has the time to download titles that big? Seriously… I can’t believe people are screaming piracy now when all that is happening is Sony is trying to plug a big hole and is using lawyers to stem the flow… What next? Sue Dark Alex for hacking the PSP? Hey maybe Apple can sue Geohot for hacking the iPhone OS at the same time?

      • Akhil Taneja

        Hardware sales is peanut the real revenue generated from periphirels and games which people buy along it and thats where the real business lies…. Steal 10000 units of Sony they won’t even bother bit but any illegal action against their software they not gonna tolerate… And I am absolutely agree with ART here if I its me instead of Sony I ll do the same thing kick that bugger ass and put lid on once for all

  • Takean

    I mean, homemade is basically everything we use from cydia. Like bitesms and iblacklist. Hacking a console does open up the possibility of piracy, but it’s not what is intended. I utilize my iPhone much more with homemade apps than even using the normal apple store apps because it makes the hardware I purchased with my own money work for me in ways I need it too. Sony hides behind the big bad piracy flag claim but the reality of their gripe is just that THEY consider the ps3 THEIR own property and not the owners…which is you. If you want to wreck your car or modify it…guess what, IT’S YOURS to do so.

    • Jason masters

      I agree with that but I can see if I owned a company how it would erk me that people changed my original design but just like in tron legacy it should be open and free for all lol!

      • takean

        well, as a graphic designer i’m used to learning off of others work and incorporating bits into newer ideas as well as others doing the same thing. Someone will always have a better idea than you. And honestly this is how new ideas are made. If you really think about it the indie game industry really does find its roots from homebrew development. You don’t have to hack or jailbreak your iphone to develop for it but some people make great games that cannot be commercially produced and so these people turn to the homebrew scene. The app store is just one route people can take in order to do create what they want to create. And Cydia is the alternative for the much needed creations that the App store will not accept into its shelves. Either way hacking is a good thing because thats how creativity is spawned. You cannot tell me that Sony has never purchased an xbox to see how it works inside…or in the very least the plans for it. every business ripsoff something whenever it can…kinda like the dual shock controller issue Sony faced a while back. If Sony was able to win this arguement about how this hack facilitates piracy then gun makers should be sued because their guns facilitate in robbery and murder…lol.

  • From Tattoozntech; im just a trekker, a crazy techie geek, an atheist, “the computer guy”, a huge social media junkie, a big-time PC tinkerer, an iPhone addict, a pessimistic dreamer, an overtly liberal Democrat, a vocal supporter of equality for ALL, a proud healthy-eater, a constantly absorbant information sponge, & an all around laid-back kinda guy! this shit you right about yourself is creepy you sound like Jared Lee Loughner, Ugh.

  • Mike Hunt

    lets see how long before he comes down on sonyyoco with his Dr. Phil Bullshit for the incorrect word used. this guy tattoo has a some kind of serial killer type of shit going on kind of weird.

  • Burge

    As long as he doesnt copy games or gives out copies he done nothing wrong ! Hacking open HIS ps3 is up to him . Given out this hack is not wrong .. Why don’t Sony pay him to make it hack proof ?

  • Brandon

    You still can’t use pirated games on it. It would be easier to hack the ps3’s OFW than to modify geohot’s FW

  • Geohot supporter

    Geohot has done nothing wrong by breaking the security of the console. It is Sony’s fault for designing a system that is easy to reverse engineer. They need to spend more money on developing better systems or hire Geohot to develop the next hack proof PS4.

    • William

      Geohot has broken the system’s security and it’s not his fault? What is with all the misguided fools in this comment section? This is going to start a lot of shit for the PS3 now that this has happened. First off, people WILL find a way to pirate games, guaranteed. Secondly, people are going to be cheating online which will affect EVERYONE who plays online. Thirdly, Sony obviously cares about this event, they are going to try and fix it, who knows what they will do to our system? They took away other OS, wonder what will be next. There was no need to jailbreak the system in the first place anyway. What do you get out of it?

  • Andrew

    damn Sony is still in business?

  • Anon6

    Its too bad he didn’t get a chance to make CFW. I would love to be able to play mkv, flv, or other video files freely on the PS3 without the use of an external encoder. Homebrew is not all bad.

  • msxy

    @sonyyoco
    lol i think u paid lot for ps3 cd games that’s why u are crazy now .
    look man from what u said it’s somehow true but there is nothing in this world that can’t be hacked.

    and GEOHOT is my boy :p is the best hacker i never seen in my life go GEO and …..(insult)…… SONY
    hahaha

  • @Andrew,

    I’m with you, Sony is damned overated product. I can see them dying. Start selling your Sony shares.

  • Miguel

    Idiot hackers. Next thing you know they’ll start hacking TV, cars, microwaves. If you don’t like the product because it doesn’t do everything you want than don’t buy it.

    • Zombi

      Miguel you are the idiot. each time someone puts a turbo in their car, change their tires and rims, or adds idk suicide doors, thats hacking it. idk if you ever heard of Apple Tv and google tv, we are already hacking them. And dude you need to watch mythbusters (great show) they hack many, oh so many microwves, to pull stunts in them. Im sorry to say but no one has pointed out to sonyyoco and Miguel that they are in our turf, on a site called “iPhone Download Blog” interestingly enough a site that keeps use up to date on the latest of the latest about iPhone and its hacks. as well as its buissness and apps. Im a hacker, and i wont say i never pirated anything, but i will say this, 100% my logic forever to hack a specific piece of software or hardware is to run homebrew or add new live to that device. ie: I recently purchase a 29$ Mac OS X Snow leopard disk, following this i then strip it reuinited with its new boot loader and kexts and then install it on a very very very old dell so i could have a mac, as im not rich. but i did pay for it!

      • sonyyoco

        putting rims or after market products on your vehicle is not infringing on other ppls work, if anything the car companies have a great working relationship with after market product manufacturers from which ideas are exchanged to bring more customization options to the consumer. Now this shit here is about piracy and it’s already happening. Why don’t you go and invest millions of your own hard earned money into research and development into a product and then give it away for free so ppl can hack away on it on do what they please with it.

  • msxy

    hey sonnyoco if u have lot money that other thing but there is lot of people who doesn’t have lot of money as u and enterprise sales so expensive so

  • sonyyoco

    Can Sony Really Ban Users Without PlayStation Network Access?
    By Matt Peckham & Sonyyoco, PCWorld Jan 13, 2011 5:39 AM

    There’s an editorial circulating that Sony could put the kibosh on hacked PlayStation 3 consoles without PlayStation Network access at any time. The piece conflates speculation about what Sony might do with what they might be able to do, and comes in the wake of news that Sony is suing the hackers responsible for reverse-enginering the PS3’s core security routines and offering a root-level workaround that allows users to sign and execute code indiscriminately.

    The editorial, offered by a Eurogamer subsection better known for running speculative (though technically astute) visual comparisons of games, takes as fact information posted to popular Internet games forum NeoGAF. The information cited in the post (from an unnamed source) claims that “on boot the [PS3] contacts the server and uploads the play list etc.,” and includes a list of “port sniffed” servers the PS3 communicates with during startup. The source speculates about what each server in the list might be responsible for, including several that may perform redundant “update attempt[s]” as well as one that looks for “crash reports.”

    Assuming any of that information is accurate and contextual, it still overlooks an important side note: The PlayStation 3 doesn’t require network access, much less PSN access, to function.

    You have the capacity to power up any model PS3 running any firmware version without your network so much as blinking at the system. It’s as simple as disabling network access on the PS3, which of course disables its ability to physically communicate with Sony or anyone else.

    The answer to the question up top is thus “it depends.” Not on whether you connect to the PlayStation Network, but whether you connect to the Internet in the first place. After all, you can’t ban a computing device that can’t communicate what it’s up to. In fact some users (including the NeoGAF source) speculate it may be possible to temporarily work around the PS3’s boot time communication queries by employing a proxy device with a domain block list to simply ignore the servers listed.

    What about newer games that prompt you to update your system firmware upon inserting the disc? You can ignore the prompt, of course, but at expense of playing the game. And it’s at least hypothetically possible for Sony to include future code on game discs that would automatically render inoperable a ‘jailbroken’ system without prompting you first.

    Sure, if you disable your PS3’s network access you’re compromising an essential reason to own one. You’re giving up the PlayStation Network, competitive online games, browsing and buying from the PlayStation Store, and streaming video services like Netflix and Hulu Plus.

    Don’t assume you’re still entitled to that stuff if you run the hack. The jury’s still out on whether the hack qualifies as ‘jailbreaking’, or if it does, whether it qualifies for the same Digital Millennium Copyright Act ‘fair use’ exemptions Apple’s iPhone did last year.

    What happens today if you connect to the Internet with a ‘jailbroken’ PS3? We’re back to speculation about the “boot manager” information ostensibly communicated to Sony’s servers at startup. The hack’s simply too new, and it’s hard to say what users are doing with it. Reports of related Sony bans are at this point nonexistent.

    Eurogamer predicts Sony’s response could take the form of “internal checks to be carried out during run-time and on boot to ensure the integrity of GameOS.” They means future firmware updates that add some sort of offline (“internal”) self-check against compromised code, which at first blush sounds compelling, but still begs the question, if it’s really so “trivial for Sony to code,” why the company didn’t include those checks in the first place.

    In any event, an attempt to strike consoles running the new hack seems inevitable. The ‘Other OS’ defense aside, users can now apparently sign their own code, allowing them to do virtually anything to the system, a potentially serious problem Sony won’t wait for (or wager on) the courts to sort out.

  • sonyyoco

    I take no credit for article above but wanted to share it with you all it is very interesting. power to the sony ppl, long live sony and its products.

    • Zombi

      you really are an idiot, car manufacturers use to void the wranty of any vehicle they found to have after market partsd, and just like us the modern hackers fight to defend our right to do whatever we please with our hardware, hardware we bough with our own fucking money, cause i dint use your money, i use my own, and will continue to do whatever i pls, just like you do with yours. im not saying piracy is bad, im saying i dont care for a company that made $852M http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/29/sony-posts-852m-profit-ps3-pc-sales-up/ last year. with an industry that made 650$ http://www.planetinsane.com/call-of-duty-black-ops-captures-massive-worldwide-profits/264458/ in 5 days of 1 game, thats including all the dmg that piracy does. you are a moron for thinking that 1% of ps3 users (the hacking/jailbreak cumunity) could ever dmg the machine. you sir, are a too with no backbone, you see for you this isnt something about piracy or wheter it gets hack or not, you just want to argue a point to prove something, is def personal for you, the facts are there to see, you should probably google piracy vs sales. time after time, the piracy element of the industry helps the buissness never the oposite. but at the end, the only thing you should google is male enhacement pills so you dont feel so in adequet and need to come rag on the 1%. sonyyoco p2p tool has already been started.

      • Sonyyoco

        “im not saying piracy is bad, im saying i dont care for a company that made $852M” if your envious because sony made a lot of money then play the Lottory and stop hacking dumbass, here i’ll even give you the # to play 6-21-3-11-25-15-21 good luck with those #’s LOL

  • sonyyoco

    I remember the first Socom game on the PS2 being ruined by ppl using Gameshark and Codebreaker and messing up a good game room and then when Socom 2 came out, Sony implemented DNAS (dynamic network authentication system) that would scan your PS2 and if you were running GS or CB it would ban your PS2 for about 24 hours or so and by your third try would ban your username for good, that is what sony needs implement into its firmware updates and game disc to. Power to the Sony ppl long live the Walkman, LOL.

  • Polemicist

    ROFLMAO

    To the people saying “hacking is bad” can I point out WHERE YOU ARE. This site is for people who hack their iPhones. Look at the name. Look at the history of the site. You are preaching to a bunch of sinners who don’t give a crap about your opinion but do find it very entertaining. And if you don’t hack your iPhone then WTF are you doing here moron?

    Hacking and cracking has been going on long before even computers existed. And the people who do this really don’t make money out of it. Now bloggers who write about it make a lot more than the hackers ever would. 🙂 Sorry Sebastian but I had to point that out.

    • Sonyyoco

      lets get something straight DOUCHEBAG nobody is preaching anything, everyone here is having a spirited debate and entitled to their own opinion on the subject and article that Sebastian has presented, which he himself says “We usually don’t cover anything that is not related to the iPhone but I thought this piece of news was interesting enough to share with you.” I know you believe that the world revolves around your POLEMICISTIC axis but again thats the world you live in. MORONic DuMbAsS. LOL long live the Sony PS3. lmao.

      • Zombi

        really a debate?; because you keep bringing up points and quickly been shut down by facts, and you continue as if by the magic of been elequant you will win. you are in the wrong place to specualte about hackers. second, yes this is my world, and we dont like you, so gtfo. and honestly sonyyoco, what brings you to this site, i mean pretty much every article on it has something to do with hacking, changing, and distributing hacks for the iphone. im done with this asshole, everyone in favor for me to over load his hard drive with all the nstiest of porn please say “i do”.

  • Zombi

    I will stop now, My gf just pointed out im better off not getting into federal prison only to satisfied my need to teach otherwise big absoloute morons about the magic and wonders of viruses, trojans, netbots, and zombie idle data miners. have a fun day been sony’s butt bitch!

    • Sonyyoco

      your just a wannabee GEOHOT nobody gives a rats ass about you, your a poser your name will never be remebered, the greatest hackers in the world lay low something your mouth does not know how to do. your a Hack, dumb doucher LOL

      • Zombi

        nah geohot sucks, 2nd i dont care for anyone to remember me, 3 my name is not my handle, 4my mouth is not anything of your buissness, and 3 if im so insignificant why do you continue to come here to try and bad mouth me and prove me wrong, cause i do it cause i know you are wrong, why do you do it. anyways, i moved on to a new topic! hopefully get to see you there.

      • Sonyyoco

        Bye bye douche. LOL

  • Zombi

    btw sonyyoco, if you read the article about sony making 852m on 2010 it does point out its mainly on pse and pc sales, secondly the article about black ops whats to prove that piracy has nothing to do with game sales. but you may continue to flam fagget!

  • Zombi

    its deplorable to see how america has fallen victim to the system/machine. completely surrendering their rights to those who not give 3 flying fucks for them. is not about sonyyoco, is about everyone that instead of feeling the ownership of that, that is them, and their possessions, rather bend over and let someone else own them. i def do not speak for those people who rather drown themselves in bullshit than to swim and fight for whats theirs to being with. i am a student, a programmer, a hacker, a person of moral values, an atheist, and a thinker. i have the freedom to do what i please. and i fight for the rights of other to do so, as long as their morality isnt corrupt. but to say that we are thiefs and we are cowards, and im wrong for owning my hardware, for which i have a receipt i will not stand. im sure the EFF will step in and show sony whats up, now is our responsibility as not only users, but in many ways, neo hippies to passon the good word. IT IS YOURS, DO WITH IT, WHAT YOU PLS!

    • Jason masters

      I’m with you man I got your back I believe the same although I am not an atheist I’m a believer but I believe the same way as in freedom is for all in fact in most ways the faith is socialist and communistic because it’s about helping your fellow man and not some huge company whose sole existence is to bleed everyone dry I’d rather have my soul then to allow a corporation to own me some people sellout entirely and are content with being cogs in the machine

    • sonyyoco

      yes YES! Zombie you have spoken with passion. I don’t have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It’s a depression. Everybody’s out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys a nickel’s worth, banks are going bust, shopkeepers keep a gun under the counter. Punks are running wild in the street and there’s nobody anywhere who seems to know what to do, and there’s no end to it. We know the air is unfit to breathe and our food is unfit to eat, and we sit watching our TV’s while some local newscaster tells us that today we had fifteen homicides and sixty-three violent crimes, as if that’s the way it’s supposed to be. We know things are bad – worse than bad. They’re crazy. It’s like everything everywhere is going crazy, so we don’t go out anymore. We sit in the house, and slowly the world we are living in is getting smaller, and all we say is, ‘Please, at least leave us alone in our living rooms. Let me have my toaster and my TV and my steel-belted radials and I won’t say anything. Just leave us alone.’ Well, I’m not gonna leave you alone. I want you to get mad! I don’t want you to protest. I don’t want you to riot – I don’t want you to write to your congressman because I wouldn’t know what to tell you to write. I don’t know what to do about the depression and the inflation and the Russians and the crime in the street. All I know is that first you’ve got to get mad. You’ve got to say, ‘I’m a HUMAN BEING, Goddamnit! My life has VALUE!’ So I want you to get up now. I want all of you to get up out of your chairs. I want you to get up right now and go to the window. Open it, and stick your head out, and yell, I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!’ I want you to get up right now, sit up, go to your windows, open them and stick your head out and yell – ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Things have got to change. But first, you’ve gotta get mad!… You’ve got to say, ‘I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!’ Then we’ll figure out what to do about the depression and the inflation and the oil crisis. But first get up out of your chairs, open the window, stick your head out, and yell, and say it: I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE!”

  • Zombi

    i take all my arguments back, is clear the dude is on crack, funny writer tho, you should get on twitter, lol

    • sonyyoco

      look it up on youtube 1976 The Network it is very funny.

  • sonyyoco

    yes YES! Zombie you have spoken with passion. is the only portion thats mine the rest are quotes from srcripts read by Howard Beale from the 1976 movie The Network. pretty funny how it’s the same shit thats going on these days, I guess its true when they say “Same Shit Different Day.

    • zombi

      1986, look it up, not so funny

  • Polemicist

    @Zombi nice … very nice … I LOL’d a lot reading it …

    @sonyyoco … I see I have been bested by a much greater intellect than mine… I shall put down my sword now and submit to the metal prowess displayed here by the almighty sonyyoco…I apologise if the meaning of my handle confused you in anyway… And remember that when you are sharing Pass the Dutchie on the Left Hand side and fix that canoe.

  • Jay

    I don’t have a problem with jail-breaking. You u guys said, u spent the money on it you should be able to what u want. What I do have a problem with is the people who go back b**ching to the company because THEY decided to JB their device n mess it up, and the the company won’t honor their warranty. No different than a car, if a company wanted u to add Mods then they would’ve given u that option. You do it on your own (which is fine) and screw your car up dont expect them to clean up your f’up. Technically these companies didn’t build their products to be hacked (which im sure is explained somewhere in those 50pages of the Terms Of Service agreement that myself nor anyone else probably reads) if Sony cared, then it’s time for the ps4 release with better security and an agreement with it’s software partners to no longer release games for the ps3. But don’t hold geohot legally accountable for pulling Sony’s underwear down.

    • sonyyoco

      lets see pirated games already running, apps that enable instant trophies next a wave of F@ggL@ggers ruining online gaming for the rest of us, and for what, because I wannaaaaa run homebrewwwww I wannaaaaa run linuuuuux, such bullshit all this asshole Geonotsohot did was fuck it up for the ppl that just want to play games on an even playing field. Hackers hack my old Nutts. LOL

      • William

        I agree…Hackers are just a bunch of whinny assholes who believe they should be able to do whatever they want. This whole hacking bullshit is going to ruin this system for all of us just because of them.

  • PROFESSIONAL

    omg i cant believe sony cares so much about a jailbroken ps3. Sony has made millions just from ps3’s. the ps3 is only 1 of the products sony sells so why are they suing geohot???? i know why geohot jailbroke his ps3. he wanted to make Modern Warfare 2 Challenge Lobbies. i don’t know why i didnt see modern warfare 2 challenge lobbies anywhere in that 25 paragraph essay that sonyyoco typed.

  • unknown

    it will be possible to implement piracy into PS3 with a jailbroken device. Cant say it cant….go jailbreak you ipod and download install0us, open up firefox and go to apptrackr.org and bam you have any app from the itune app store you want for free…HOWEVER there is a encryption code implemented on all PS3 game discs. The encryption itself is not hosted itself on the disc. or in other words it isnt burn its is in simple terms the area before the layer of which the regian starts. So in order to play a ps3 game you just burned you would have to have a custom made GPU with the encryption infrastucture to read a custom made encryption of your own which you put on ur own custom disc. OR look at it like PS2 games, when the slim came out it was not software that made ps2 game impossible to play, it was the removable of the little chip you see under the backward compatable blu-ray player. Without that chip it will be an impossiblility to play a ps2 game because there is no way to read it without it.

    SO SONY STOP FLIPPING A TIT ABOUT THIS!

  • wowJustwow

    You are just jealous that you aren’t smart enough to hack. The playing field is still leveled but at a higher level. If you find someone else hacking to win, guess what, you can always hack better to win better. So do it. Just think, you can go to work when you are rank 10 and come back and find yourself an awesome rank 55. All because you made an awesomely epic little hack that makes it so u have more time to flame others on here while still pwning peeps on your ps3.
    Then, you could go make a site and sell your little hack because you want to make more hacks for more games but don’t find time because you are working. Now that you are making some money off your hack, you don’t have to work as much and you find time to make more hacks so you don’t have to work more so you can make more hacks to sell an pretty soon you can be a millionaire.

    Or you r just a frikken 12 year old and u think it’s kewl to go around on the Internet and insult people 4 things u don’t know about just to make urself bigger on the inside where it counts.

    Let’s play together sometime, my aimbot will pwn ur left eyeball in black ops everytime and u won’t even have a chance.

  • submitcomment

    This is what happens to welfare america, everybody wants everything for free…It’s simple, Sony created rules for their console, if you don’t like them don’t buy a PS3… Yes this kid is smart yet he’s so dumb when it comes to putting his skills to use for his own personal good…

  • Jiheishou Daigakusha

    Good luck, Sony. You’ll need it with your EULA being void ab initio because of your attempted prohibition on software resale. (That purports to act in restraint of the pre-owned trade, which is illegal.)

  • josh

    i hope geohot will win the battle and after that that he will hack the ps3 as hard as possible
    because of the liars from sony ex. upgrading means —> BETTER!!!! but what did sony?
    heyy upgrade !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in stead of do u want to upgrade or not? no sony did like
    UPGRADE!!!!! or you will never see psn. and after upgrading u dont see BETTER
    but WORSER so in matter of fact sony FU((ked USS now geohot is gonna FU(((k
    sounyyyy heheheheh even if they call it piracy omg if i make a robot is that a piracy?
    no we are humans and if god would made humans with limits it then we never cuold name something
    piracy but no god made humans with no limits and the mysterious BREIN of the human body
    is something …… MYSTERYOUSS so when geohot FIGURES OUT how to know himself because of using his breins then i dont call that piracy and if i buy a console (ps3à then i OWN IT !!! that means
    I CAN DO WITH IT WHAT EVER I WANTTTTT if i put windows on it or mac or whatever or hack the CONSOLE not SONY but my MYYYY CONSOLE then i just hacked or manipulatet my own console!!!!
    and if sony starts to be scary because of theyr money would be not that high anymore then they cannot do something about it. if they will win the battle geohot will still beat them because someone will do something about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • josh

    srry for my english !!!