Developer @zecoxao has recently released something that the dev has been working on obtaining for 10 years now and that obstacle that has now been cleared is the SYSCON Firmware Key and zecoxao has now released it to the public. First off we must erase some misconceptions as this is not going to directly lead us to a CFW on nonCFW PS3's anytime soon. As the dev stated on twitter "needless and pointless to say that the confusion being created around these keys that they will be useful for cfw on ps3 3k and superslim is a very farfetched idea. unless we have access to the TSOP 78K0R models, we will not be able to obtain anything else" and then when @kozarovv provided a follow-up question about 3k models here the developer responded with "don't expect miracles, is all i'm saying ". Now the question (which was asked by @DeViL303) "So what can we do with this as of now, what is possible with just this key alone and current knowledge? Then @zecoxao provides an explanation seen in this post (and also seen below). So this is a great feat that has been made, but its still being investigated and something that will need to be explored in the weeks to come to fully understand what we can be uncovered,. .
i got the syscon firmware key, a dream i've been pursuing for the past 10 years. now that i have it i feel like i've acomplished my goal. the rest will follow naturally.
What can developer's do with this key?
via @zecoxao : With this key the following has happened:
14 syscon firmwares for the BGA models (CXR) were decrypted.
from them, keys for PATCHES and FULL FW signing and encryption, as well as decryption and validation were found. we can now sign our own patches and fws for the following models:
- DIA-002 or DEB-001 (same soft id)
Additionally we found the initialization key for eid1 as well as the process of initializing it from factory
We also found 7 extra keys (we still don't know what they do)
Finally, we found out there is a secret keyslot function that generates keys for
- Regions of EEPROM
- PATCH keys xoring (to generate the final keys)
- Relationship with the other 7 Keys
What still has to be done:
- Hack the 78K0R chips (the TSOP ones found in later models)
- Dump the firmware of those chips
- Get the DYN-001 patch keys
- Find an exploit on arm firmware that works in 78k0r firmware
Edit: and yes, you can do all that fun kinky shit of fan boosting at max speeds, led disco panic attack, and star wars theme ON A DECR-1000! THIS is a devkit, so THIS is the ONLY device that supports FULL FUCKING FIRMWARES! DO NOT CONFUSE IT with a DECR-1400, that is a HALF devkit!
Release Source: twitter.com/notzecoxao
Thanks to @NathanHale for the news alert
PS3 SYSCON Firmware key is now public (release by zecoxao) - What does it mean?
By STLcardsWS on Sep 2, 2019 at 5:37 PM
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