Connect your USB board, use the hex application to navigate to the corresponding hex file, and write it to your device.(alternative mirror)This download only includes the HEX codes for the boards mentioned above.Your best option is to buy a PSGroove-compatible USB board, as shown below.These cost roughly and can be left plugged into the back of the Play Station 3.The company behind the PSJailbreak got sued and shipping was stopped in its tracks, but a few samples had already been given out.One of those samples ended up in the hands of a programmer with a USB sniffer, a device that’s stuck in between the USB device and USB port, and takes note of the conversation.We’re talking about GBA emulators, FTP servers, video players with support for more codecs and, sadly, also piracy. – Jailbreaking your Play Station 3, even if you don’t use it for piracy, might be illegal in your country.
As mentioned before, PSGroove works by programming a USB device and plugging it into Play Station 3 with firmware version 3.41.
In short succession, costly third-party hardware solution were replaced by virtually free, open-source DIY alternatives.
Now everyone with a computer and some rudimentary technical skills (or this tutorial) can hack their Play Station 3 and run unsigned software with it. Homebrew (amateur) applications can be run from the Play Station, with virtually no restrictions.
In a matter of minutes, these can be written to your USB board.
No matter your operating system, hex application or USB board, the steps are the same.