Hacker Claims PS3 "Debug" Conversion Victory

By Gary Cutlack on at

A new PS3 hack is claiming to turn retail versions of Sony's gaming machines into developer debug models, which would have the magical and very desirable ability to run unsigned code. The piracy disc tray has just slid open.

The hacker, who calls himself AnoRelease, has created the extremely complex method, which, as you might expect, comes with the usual warnings attached about potentially "bricking" your console should anything go wrong during the long-winded process.

If it goes right, though, a world of access to unsigned code, preview versions of games and yes, copies, would open up. Might be worth waiting until the process has been automated, though, if you're the wary sort. [PS3 News via Kotaku]