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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.

Requirements:

  • 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 PS3-signed.zip and PS3-No-More-signed.zip to your SD card.
  3. Reboot into the recovery console.
  4. Install/flash PS3-signed.zip.
  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 PS3-No-More-signed.zip.  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 Controller Known Devices Development Status Device Specific Binary Release
mUSB Complete
Nokia N900 Complete http://bit.ly/c5FRXA
Nokia N800/Nokia N810 Complete
Palm Pre Complete http://bit.ly/cTytTq
Motorola Droid In Progress
Motorola Milestone In Progress
Archos 5 IMT Complete http://bit.ly/bBdlPG
Archos 5 In Progress
MSM72K Complete
HTC Desire (HTC Bravo) Complete http://bit.ly/bwdZ8x
Google Nexus One Complete http://bit.ly/bLv0zf
HTC Dream (G1) Complete http://bit.ly/adwhGB
HTC Sapphire (HTC Magic 32A) Complete http://bit.ly/by0eRQ
HTC Sapphire (HTC Magic 32B) Complete http://bit.ly/adwhGB
HTC Droid Incredible In Progress
HTC Raphael (HTC Touch Pro / HTC Diamond) (Android) In Progress
HTC Rhodium (HTC Touch Pro 2 / HTC Diamond 2) (Android) In Progress
HTC Legend In Progress
Orange Boston In Progress
HTC EVO In Progress
HTC HD2 (Android) In Progress
HTC Droid Eris In Progress
Acer Liquid In Progress
msm_hsusb In Progress
HTC Hero In Progress
HTC Wildfire In Progress
HTC Tattoo In Progress
Motorola Dext/Cliq In Progress
Samsung Galaxy I7500 In Progress
HTC HD (HTC Blackstone) In Progress
HTC Touch Diamond (Android) In Progress
LG GW620 In Progress
S3C-24xx In Progress
Samsung Galaxy S In Progress
Neo Freerunner In Progress
TomTom One (v6) In Progress
s3c-hsotg In Progress
iPhoneLinux (iPhone 2G/3G, iPod 1G) In Progress
s3c-i2c In Progress
Samsung Galaxy Spica (Samsung Galaxy i5700) In Progress
JZ4732 Complete
Dingoo Complete http://bit.ly/btsShg
TI-84+/SE Complete http://bit.ly/dz1tk2
Unknown PlayStation Portable In Progress
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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:
    you@gmail.com

  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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