Search Results for: geohot ps3

Geohot Sony defense fund closes after rapid response

Geohot Sony defense fund closes after rapid response

Hacker George Hotz (aka Geohot) surprised a few people when he changed his long-standing unofficial policy on asking for donations last week; then again, when Sony unleashes its legal team on you, you need all the help you can get. It seems that help was fast forthcoming: Geohot has announced that he has all the donations he needs to secure "a few more lawyers" to defend his case over PS3 encryption cracking.

Continue Reading...

Microsoft offers free Windows Phone 7 to Geohot

Microsoft offers free Windows Phone 7 to Geohot

Microsoft continues its surprisingly sensible approach to Windows Phone 7 hacking, offering notorious Sony and Apple hacker George "Geohot" Hotz a free WP7 handset. Hotz had expressed his disillusion with Sony after the company sued him for his work hacking the PS3's copy protection, and suggested that he might look instead to Windows Phone 7; Microsoft "entrepreneur on loan" Brandon Watson promptly tweeted him with the offer of a free phone to "let dev creativity flourish."

Continue Reading...

Can Sony ban gamers that hack PS3 without them connecting to PSN?

Can Sony ban gamers that hack PS3 without them connecting to PSN?

Sony has decided to voraciously go after the people that offer up hacks and mods for the PS3 console this week after some hacks have surfaced that render existing Sony security on the PS3 moot. The latest hack of the PS3 came from Geohot and landed him in hot water with Sony suing him for circumventing the security on the console despite the fact that bypassing security doesn’t mean the user is a pirate.

Continue Reading...

Sony Sues Geohot and fail0verflow Team for PlayStation 3 Jailbreak

Sony Sues Geohot and fail0verflow Team for PlayStation 3 Jailbreak

Geohot and the rest of the fail0verflow team are getting a lot of attention from Sony, all of which is focused around the group's creation of a PlayStation 3 jailbreaking utility. George Hotz (Geohot), Sven Peter, Hector Martin Cantero, and the rest of the team behind the jailbreak are now officially being sued by Sony. A step that seemed obvious after the company's movement to acquire a restraining order, to prevent people from obtaining the utility.

Continue Reading...

PS3 custom firmware hack released

PS3 custom firmware hack released

The leaked PS3 root key has spawned its first public hack, with instructions surfacing on how owners can create their own custom firmware. The handiwork of KaKaRoTo, the actual usefulness of the hack is questionable at this stage; there's no support for running homebrew apps or backup copies of games, and according to the creator it's all "really meant for future homebrew installation" and "will not allow piracy."

Continue Reading...

iPhone 4 jailbreak demo by Geohot won’t see release

iPhone 4 jailbreak demo by Geohot won’t see release

iPhone (and PS3) hacker Geohot has been showing off his freshly jailbroken iPhone 4, but he also apparently has no plans on releasing it.  So far the bulk of the jailbreak work has been done by the iPhone Dev Team; Geohot - or George Hotz as he goes in real life - says his reasoning for not releasing the jailbreak isn't technical but motivational, since he believes users will then simply move on to demanding the next step in the unlock chain.

Continue Reading...

1 2 3 4