The Power Supply (Vol. 04) - Our Guest Today: "PS3(Xploit) Developer @esc0rtd3w"

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    Our Interview Series is a full success. Not only can you get an in-depth look behind all the great projects each of those developer's have worked on in the past and their plans into the future, but also that you can get a useful overview with all important Homebrew Releases made by the developer's which will help you if you want to get the "Full Experience" from your hacked Console's and devices. For instance, we learned in our last Interview with developer @aldostools that he created the "Tools Collection" for the PS3, which contains OVER 50+ TOOLS! But while we had interviewed candidates before, who developed their projects after a Hack/Exploit was released, we thought about introducing you to another side of development, namely those, who make it possible for those previously mentioned developers to create their Homebrew running on your hacked devices. And since this mentioned "Tools Collection" contains mainly Tools for your hacked PS3, it would be only fair to give you an in-depth look with one of the developers of the PS3Xploit-Team, who helped reanimating you and your PS3 with all those great projects. This developer work includes participation in projects like the Flash Writer's that provide the ability for CFW Installation, then "PS3HEN" which brought Homebrew Support for "nonCFW Models" and also the variety of tools and dumpers released from the PS3Xploit-Team. So, without further waiting, our Guest Today is no other than Developer and long-time Community Member - @esc0rtd3w!


    • Hello @esc0rtd3w, and welcome to our new "The Power Supply"-Series, where we like to introduce an inside look from the Developers to our audience with an Interview.

      Right at the beginning, I have to admit that everyone should already know that you are one of the masterminds behind "PS3Xploit". But for those people who don't, would you like to introduce it to the readers? What makes it so special compared to other Hacks and Exploits for the PlayStation 3?

      When we get deep into the technical details of "PS3Xploit", then we should admit that using a "Kernel and/or Web Exploit" as a loophole wasn't the first time we saw this method running on a PlayStation Console. Tell us what was the attention of you and the others tinkering with such a method on the PS3. Was it because of the success you saw on both the PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation Vita? Or are they using complete different Exploits and we can't compare "apples to oranges"?

      The last months showed us that you are also involved in all these wonderful releases behind "PS3HEN", which many people suprised that not only you can now run Homebrew on newer System Firmwares, but also the fact that there was - and is - still such a huge interest in the Development for the PS3. Did this huge interest suprised you as well and if so, why do you think that there is still such a great demand for Homebrew running on the PS3 - especially when we compare this to the poor Releases we got for the PS4?

      Before "PS3Xploit" got released, we didn't saw any new Hacks or Exploits for the PS3 by nearly 7 years since the most famous System Firmware 3.55 got hacked. But what's more interesting, it seems that Sony isn't such interested anymore in fixing those loopholes like they did in the past or when we compare this to other consoles from the PlayStation family nowadays. In fact, we saw that Sony is even fixing loopholes from the PS4 Blu-ray Drive, which wouldn't lead into any Piracy anyway, as we learned by the great talk from oct0xor back at 36C3. What do you think why Sony is reacting like described? Is it just because the PS4 is now their main top seller on the market? Or does Sony lacks in manpower because of the complexity of the PS3 architecture and no one knows anymore how to fix your Exploits properly? :)

      With such many projects you had in your mind, people will be happy to read how you get into the scene? Maybe you can tell us about your very first project you worked for. Was it even developed for the PS3 or for another console?

      Speaking about other consoles, is there any other interesting console you work for currently or any other project, which has been already released?

      What's your opinion about other consoles and its communities in general, like the Nintendo Switch for instance. The PlayStation 5 is also not far away from a release. Tell us about your favourite consoles you liked to both work and to play for. And how about your favourite games you liked to play? Any retro consoles/games you enjoyed in the past as well?

      I think the people would like to come to know better the guy behind all this work you did for this scene. What are you doing when you don't play video games or when you don't tinker with all the consoles you mentioned before? Any interesting hobbies or other interests you like to share?

      Since you are also a member of the PSX-Place-Community, our readers would probably like to know, what has drawn you to join us?

      In our new interview series, we would like to make these interviews also a little bit helpful to the readers, especially for those who wants to develop something for the very first time from ground up. Where do you suggest someone to start with? Do you have any tips for those new inspiring developers?

      Final Question. A few months ago, you helped me personally via Twitter on my very own PS3 (thank you for that <3). Maybe you want to share a good tip - kinda like a "Tip of the Day" - to the community to one of your projects or to the Homebrew Scene in general?

      Alright, Thank you very much esc0rtd3w for attending to this Interview. It was a pleasure to come to know better to you and all your hard work you achieved for this scene! Have a great day!

    • To sum up what Releases Developer @esc0rtd3w already worked for, we would probably need another whole article to do that. :) Nevertheless, here is a Overview for all important Quick Links we mentioned before in our Interview:

      Click here to get the newest "PS3Xploit Hybrid Flash Writer (HFW) Ver. 4.85", including the newest "IDPS & Flash Dumpers"
      which will allow you to install a Custom Firmware from System Firmware 4.85!

      Developer @esc0rtd3w was also always a hard-working man to provide you with various "PS3Xploit Tools & Utilities", no matter if you wanted to "swap your XMB with the official ★ Debug Settings", or when you wanted to give "your XMB an fresh look with custom made background waves", for instance.

      And for those who have a "nonCFW Slim" or a "Super Slim Model", there is of course help available as well. Click here to enjoy the latest "PS3HEN Ver. 3.0.0" to enjoy the latest Exploits on mentioned PS3 Models. And not only that. There is also a great "All-In-One Guide" for newcomers as well!

      Thanks to @esc0rtd3w, there is a good amount of Applications mentioned in the Interview,
      which will run on your PS3 without the need to be connected to the PSN Servers, called as "NoPSN Patches".

    • The Power Supply (vol. 03): A chat with Aldotools (developer of IRISMAN / webMAN MOD / PS3 Tools .)

      Click here to read our third Interview in our new series with PSX-Place Developer @aldostools.

      The Power Supply (Vol. 02) - Our Guest Today: "PS4 Developer @m0rph3us1987"

      Click here to read our second Interview in our new series with well-known Developer @m0rph3us1987.

      The Power Supply (vol. I) Featuring a chat with developer deank (creator of multiMAN / webMAN & ...)

      Click here to read the very first Interview in our new series with PSX-Place Developer @deank.

      Introducing "The Power Supply": A new developer interview series

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      Click here to get an overview about this new Series and to find all previous Interviews.​

    Since @esc0rtd3w is also a long-time Community Member from this Forum here, he was so kind to allow you to ask some further questions as well. Just reply to this Thread here and he will answer them as good as he can. :) This is already a HUGE "Thank You" worth, don't you think? And of course, Thank You @esc0rtd3w again for the Interview and to come to know you better!
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Discussion in 'The Power Supply (Developer Interviews)' started by Roxanne, Mar 22, 2020.

    1. ElGris
      One of many making the PS3 great again. A big thanks to him and all the others that help with anything related to this great console. You people are awesome :cool2:
      deniscerri and esc0rtd3w like this.
    2. bazzarre
      loved the PS3Xploit to HEN history,i often wonder how on earth these exploits are discovered and this has been very enlightening and an enjoyable read.
      esc0rtd3w likes this.
    3. STLcardsWS
      Nice interview (thanks @Roxanne & @esc0rtd3w ). Also @esc0rtd3w i wonder how many pick up on the cliffhanger left.

      Very good read, i knew most of it ;p but some of that was not widely known and brings back some good times :) .Many parts to the PS3Xploit Team and its projects and it keeps evolving.

      Amazing the progress that one thread back in 2017 created and spawned, with that said i am going to have plug something here..


      If anyone would like to support the PS3Xploit Team, to help with server costs, and to further progress research & development, please see link below.

      Thank You To All!

      Last edited: Mar 22, 2020
    4. aldostools
      Thank you Jason for all you have done for us! Great interview!

      I take my hat off to you :loyal:
    5. Arash_receiver
      I wish all developers good luck and hope they don't get the Corona virus.⁦❤️⁩⁦❤️⁩⁦❤️⁩⁦❤️⁩
      esc0rtd3w likes this.
    6. esc0rtd3w
      I guess we will see! haha ;)

      Thanks for everything you do to keep this place running smoothly, and thank you @Roxanne for the great work you do!
      DeViL303, Chris_spxl, mr_ota and 2 others like this.
    7. esc0rtd3w
      Thanks for that, and thank you sir for all you have done as well :cool:
    8. Coro
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    9. pinky
      great to see my good friend, @esc0rtd3w , get an interview for this segment. :)
      esc0rtd3w likes this.
    10. Arash_receiver
      I also thank you if it weren't for your help I wouldn't be able to hack my PlayStation 3
      esc0rtd3w likes this.
    11. nCadeRegal
      Great interview Roxy and escort! This is really maturing into a one of a kind series. I'm excited for what's next!........I'm looking at you
      esc0rtd3w likes this.
    12. Roxanne
      Keep in mind guys, @esc0rtd3w are also welcome to answer your additional questions, not asked in this interview. So if you have any further questions for him, just ask them in this thread here down below. :)

      esc0rtd3w and disyoko like this.
    13. disyoko
      Excellent work from the PSX-place team bringing more "Power Supply. It's nice to have a fresh reading and learn about the devs behind such an awesome work for everyone. Thumbs up esc0RTd3w. Everyone stay safe from corona!
      esc0rtd3w likes this.
    14. Kazama
      @esc0rtd3w my question is :

      1. Did you ever felt frustrated while debugging/hacking ps3 and stuff in any situation ?

      2. you said that you need one PS5 for game and one for hack , which means are you really interested in PS5 scene ?? Future PS5 hacks ?? We Would love to see in in PS5 scene as we'll.

      Thank you , we love you for your great efforts.
      Last edited: Mar 23, 2020
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    15. STLcardsWS
      Do you have a favorite show you watch or stream?
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    16. BOLNICHKA39
      Tell us more about bguerville. From the screenshots, I realized that this allows you to enter your files directly into the console firmware?
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    17. esc0rtd3w
      1. Always haha. This stuff is frustrating, boring, fun, puzzling, all rolled into one!

      2. I never really got to experience having a new console i could just start hacking and trying to break! I would love to have 2 of them to just see what i can find. Curiosity mostly.

      i am currently re-watching all the Big Bang Theory seasons, which is probably one of my favorites. I also love the Seinfeld seasons, and more recently I have been watching Rick & Morty

      @bguerville is a great developer and a good friend, but i am confused by your question.
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    18. Ricochet90
      Awesome interview! Thanks to all the PS3xploit team for basically reviving the PS3 scene and making it one of the most active scenes around.

      Maybe next time you can interview someone from the vita scene? Like theflow or Yifanlu?
      STLcardsWS and esc0rtd3w like this.
    19. BOLNICHKA39
      Я не правильно спросил, я имел ввиду, инструмент, который "скоро" выйдет в ближайшие недели,от этого человека

      I didn’t ask correctly, I mean, the instrument that will be released “in the coming weeks” from this person
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