The great “Geo Hotz” who initially hacked the very first iPhone to work on all service carriers, is now making front page news once again. This time Mr. Geo makes news, by exploding the PS3’s hardware and software, in which he described as a “very secure system”. Today he has released the PS3’s exploit to the world. The exploit would give full memory access and therefore ring 0 access from OtherOS. What exactly does that mean? Who the heck knows, but how can you not have faith in the guy.
But, seriously how many people have the knowledge, money and team to pull this off right now? Geo has set the ground work, so all that’s left to do, is the baking, and of course the icing on the cake. But that is easier said than done. Let’s go back sometime when the PS2 initially got hacked. You first needed a chip with 20-25 solder points, then of course came the boot disc, then the game, then the praying that it booted up fine. All this back in 2000 was great, but we still paid the price and ran the risk to brick the system. Eventually a safer, quicker, but most importantly, an easier solution came about.
Now, if the PS3 happens to successfully get hacked to play back up games, which is what obviously everybody with the pirate eye patch is looking forward to, it is guaranteed that the hack would have a hard time reaching the general public for quite sometime. Why? Price! The PS3 uses a Blu-Ray drive, and of course Blu-Ray disc, I’m not sure how many people have actually been to their local Best Buy or even visited Newegg lately, a good burner is still in the $200 range, while the disc may not be as bad, you still pay in average 10-$20 per disc. Now come the compatibility issues, what burner will work, what discs are the best, what additional hardware and software to buy, and so on and so forth.
Yes, the great Geo has exploited something that many have tried to exploit, but we have to be realist, Geo may have the knowledge to make this happen all the way through, but there are reasons, in why Geo is stepping back; the reasons could very well be time and money. While a few may afford the time and the ingredients to continue where Geo left off, most will only read, watch, and hear about the PS3’s hacking stages much like all hacked consoles have gone through before. For the time being, don’t get too exited just yet, let the brains take care of the grunt work, let them go through the trial and error phase, let them make it easy.
Spend the next few years enjoying the PSN, while we still can. 😉
Wow, Onlive team, must be loving life right now.lol!