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Jailbreak your PS3 using an Android Phone!

With the PSJailbreak looking to get no nowhere fast with Sony being able to block it by legal means, is the ability to hack the PS3 lost forever? Apparently not, all you need is an Android Phone to jailbreak your PS3!

While it’s not exactly a cheap alternative to ones who don’t have an Android Phone, for us already on Google’s bandwagon, it’s an interesting development to say the least.  No more shelling out $150 for a package that may never arrive!  Of course, that Android Phone is quite useless for hacking a PS3 if you don’t already own the console 🙂

Important Note: You may want to read about PS3 firmware 3.42 before proceeding with the Jailbreak.


  • Download the PS3 hack for Android.
  • Check if your Android Smartphone is compatible with the hack using the guide below

Important Note: While this hack has been confirmed working (on the phones indicated in the compatibility list at least), you risk the health and warranty of your phone and console.  Also it’s important to note that Sony has announced that they have the ability to detect hacked PS3s so take this warning to heart when going online via PSN.

How to install PS3 Jailbreak on your Android Phone

  1. Extract N1-CM6-PSFreedom.tar.gz and copy the contents to your SD card.
  2. Copy and to your SD card.
  3. Reboot into the recovery console.
  4. Install/flash
  5. Reboot your phone.
  6. Use ConnectBot or any terminal app and type:
    • cd /mnt/sdcard
    • su
    • insmod psfreedom.ko
  7. Kill the power to your PS3, switch on the back (PS3 Fat) or unplug from the wall (PS3 Slim), and connect your phone via USB.
  8. Re-enable power and press the PS3 power button followed by the eject button in quick succession.
  9. Your PS3 is now hacked! You’ll see “Install Package Files” under GAME on the XMB.

To return your phone to normal just boot back to recovery and flash  Simple right?

Known bugs:

  • This will disable wi-fi untill the original boot.img is flashed back.
  • This will also disable USB mass storage.

Is it working?  Well here’s a video of the hack with a Nexus One:

Phone Compatibility with the PS3 Jailbreak via Android:

USB ControllerKnown DevicesDevelopment StatusDevice Specific Binary Release
Nokia N900Complete
Nokia N800/Nokia N810Complete
Palm PreComplete
Motorola DroidIn Progress
Motorola MilestoneIn Progress
Archos 5 IMTComplete
Archos 5In Progress
HTC Desire (HTC Bravo)Complete
Google Nexus OneComplete
HTC Dream (G1)Complete
HTC Sapphire (HTC Magic 32A)Complete
HTC Sapphire (HTC Magic 32B)Complete
HTC Droid IncredibleIn Progress
HTC Raphael (HTC Touch Pro / HTC Diamond) (Android)In Progress
HTC Rhodium (HTC Touch Pro 2 / HTC Diamond 2) (Android)In Progress
HTC LegendIn Progress
Orange BostonIn Progress
HTC EVOIn Progress
HTC HD2 (Android)In Progress
HTC Droid ErisIn Progress
Acer LiquidIn Progress
msm_hsusbIn Progress
HTC HeroIn Progress
HTC WildfireIn Progress
HTC TattooIn Progress
Motorola Dext/CliqIn Progress
Samsung Galaxy I7500In Progress
HTC HD (HTC Blackstone)In Progress
HTC Touch Diamond (Android)In Progress
LG GW620In Progress
S3C-24xxIn Progress
Samsung Galaxy SIn Progress
Neo FreerunnerIn Progress
TomTom One (v6)In Progress
s3c-hsotgIn Progress
iPhoneLinux (iPhone 2G/3G, iPod 1G)In Progress
s3c-i2cIn Progress
Samsung Galaxy Spica (Samsung Galaxy i5700)In Progress
UnknownPlayStation PortableIn Progress
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Comments ( 4 )

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  1. Smitty September 25, 2010 Reply

    Hey man , I’ve read many tutorials about this hack for ps3 using android, but all of them assume the user has experience using connectbot. What do I enter for “username@hostname:” ?

  2. sylv3rblade September 26, 2010 Reply

    your email. Something like:

  3. mark December 3, 2010 Reply

    thanks for the video. is the compatibility up to date cos im wondering if its possible with the lg 620

  4. john February 3, 2011 Reply

    I jailbroke my ps3 slim using my android: Samsung Galaxy S.

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