After the recent developments on opening up the Sony PS3 console, we knew it was only a matter of time before a custom firmware was released. We can now confirm that a user has released the tools which will enable other PS3 users to alter their firmware.
If you read our report yesterday, you’ll know that Geohot managed to gain access to the PS3 root key, which was then followed by a full ‘crack’ by a hacking group known as Fail0verflow.
We have now heard via Kotaku, that a user known as KaKaRoTo has successfully managed to install a custom firmware onto the PS3, but rather than just provide the download, he has instead released the tools needed to perform the steps yourself.
KaKaRoTo himself has stated that the custom firmware isn’t intended for game piracy, but rather for installation of homebrew applications. Somehow though, we have a feeling that other hacking groups will take full advantage of this custom firmware, and then Sony will really have a job on their hands stopping it.
If you are interested in downloading the tools necessary for custom firmware, you’ll find the link over at Kotaku. Give us your thoughts on this. If you manage to get custom firmware installed on your PS3, let us know how the process went.