PS 3 Firmware 3.55 Jailbreaker GeoHot Writes A Note To Sony


by casey on January 29, 2011

The whole jailbreak community was unhappy after the court has approved Sony’s request of Temporary Restarting Orders against GeoHot for jailbreaking PlayStation 3 firmware 3.55. George Hotz has come up with a short note to Sony which shows that he is fully prepared and energetic to fight against Sony.

If you unaware of the whole story, the young hacker George Hotz aka GeoHot was involved in the PlayStation 3 firmware 3.55 jailbreak. Sony sued GeoHot. After that US District Judge Susan Yvonne Illston approved Sonyís request for temporary restraining order (TRO) against GeoHot. The young hacker has been ordered to immediately stop the distribution of Homebrew Signing Tools for PS3 3.55 Jailbreak. So at the moment you can not find PS3 Jailbreak Root keys, dePKG firmware decrypter and signing tools on GeoHotís website as he has removed it from there.


Here is what GeoHot has posted:

Note to Sony:
Itís apparent you donít care about your reputation with consumers, and I can almost understand your point there.
Few people consider buying a TV or laptop a moral choice, and the consumer base is quite large.
But talented developers are in much shorter supply, and take it from one personally, who you choose to code for is much more of a moral choice.
The programmers you will one day be looking to hire are the ones reading the tech news sites right now.
And they will remember.

Let us see how this Sony vs GeoHot battles goes. The young developer was previously involved in jailbreaking Apple devices.

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UPDATE: Sony vs. GeoHot Lawsuit has come to an end

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  • Mornelithe

    Yeah and the horde of Playstation fanboys you and your friends **ssed off, will always remember you. Every person who suffers from some jerkweed wallhacker, or aimbotter. Will forever remember the name George Hotz and his face, remember you’ve had your face plastered all over the world by now Have fun with that.

    • overflow

      wow your so ignorant with out knowing anything just write this ridiculous comment. Your just another stupid modern warfare 2 fiend who mad because he doesn’t know how to do it or he cant play his game 7 hours straight anymore. Okay so let me educate your moronic brain. This guy did nothing to your pathetic game if you didn’t know all he did is open our ps3 for home brew which you would understand allows us to run non signed application that are not from sony. Example: snes emulator, ftp server which allows to see whats in our system, and allows our comment to be longer. So is that really bad? You my friend need to put down that controller and open you brain to other things except cod. Also there was hacks way before custom firmware. If anyone was to blame for you little pathetic game getting ruined its other hackers you dumb ignorant ape. His firmware doesn’t even allow piracy of games so why are you so angry? oh right because you crying because of you little game got hacked. THERE ARE OTHER GAMES. People like you frustrate me with how high your ignorance is.

    • Kayoss

      @overflow n”You my friend need to put down that controller and open you brain to other things except cod”.nYou sir need to open your brain because you cant even use the word “you” and “your” correctly. Yes its true, Geohot firmware did not allow piracy of games but he might as well have. Not only did he pretty much ruin Sony’s PS3 but he also ruin legit gamers as well. The guy released the rootkey of the PS3 he must have known that this will lead to piracy and cheaters and possibly hackers who can still info from the PSN account. I would called him a hero of the hacking community if he kept the rootkey to himself and just released CFW that allow certain 3rd party application to run that way he can control what jailbreakers can and can not do on this machine. Sony is not stupid enough to allow emulation of SNES, NES, etc.. on their console because it is a piracy liability. Those SNES emulation games that you so much desire on the ps3 is also an illegal pirate of the game. At the end of the day when all is said and done Sony is still a business and is out to make money and to protect their product. You sir have the right not to buy their products, but if you do buy a sony product dont go and complain about it. If you hackers are so freakin smart why dont you built your own console so you can have homebrews and hack the crap out of it??? I thought so.

    • Hurting_bad1

      The problem stems from Sony renegging on what they advertised, that the PS3 would beable to run Linx. They even had commisioned a company to develope a program to install Linx, They site security as the reason why, but others belive it was money motivated, they were loosing money on the console as it was. Then they started to remove hardware, ie USB ports as well the Card Reader. I know some wouldn’t miss the CR but thats not the point.I bought the unit at a premeiam price, for the ability to be more then just a gaming console. As for PSN, I couldn’t care less, if they can’t tell that some are running cracked software to let them cheat, well….How is it that PC online games can tell or block cheaters…..

  • AfsF

    geofag is just some ***ually frustrated kid with lots of free time… get a life…

  • dont be ungreatful

    get mad cuz geohotz has nothing to do with people stealing ps3 games. quit your friggen whining. there’s more to a cfw than friggen hacking on the psn but apparently that’s what everyone wants. i personally would be happy to play roms and emulators on my ps3. **** the psn!

  • Deviant24x

    The ignorant people who think geohot should be criticized for hacking the PS3 have no idea what they are talking about.nSony broke the law advertising about services which were provided on the original PS3 which they removed with their updates. nBasically, everyone should be suing Sony for crippling their consoles and taking away OtherOS. nnIf I buy a console I should be able to do whatever the hell I want to it, and I should be able to tell others how to do things on it too. They really have no case against GeoHot because he wasn’t personally pirating games. This whole thing is a farce. nnIf I teach someone how to use a knife and they kill someone with a knife am I personally liable? NonIf I teach someone how to hack their own personal console and they use it to steal games am I personally liable? No againnnThere are plenty of legitimate roms that you can buy if you want to play emulated games. There are plenty of people that would like to play homebrew versions of games or perhaps load linux on their PS3 like SONY ADVERTISED. nnIf you want to play the corporate shill and defend Sony on this, be my guest, but you should know that you are wrong. nn…and know that Sony steals plenty of things too, just look at all the cases where they are sued for using songs without permission, and for stealing the rumble technology (dualshock), and for stealing blu-ray technology.

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