Adrianc, the man responsible for finding and releasing (w/ Kakarotos) the 3.56 keys and for the recently released LSPWN app (just to name a couple), has announced a new project called “PS3 Decr Project”. Essentially, he is looking for anyone willing to donate towards the purchase of a decr-1000a (PS3 development kit) unit–the goal is $1,800.
In short, Adrianc says it will benefit PS3 homebrew developments and may help in the quest to dump the 3.60+ keys. If you like the sound of that, you should donate.
You can visit his blog or click on the “ChipIn!” button below to donate.
Hey, I’m adrianc, you may know me from around the ps3 scene for my work on various projects, for example finding and releasing the 3.56 keys. I’d like to encourage you to donate whatever you can to this project, as it could be a catalyst for great things in the scene.
First and foremost, the decr-1000a is a device that is essential to any quality homebrew being produced. Without it, homebrew devs cannot profile their applications in real time, something that will cripple most intensive applications such as gamecube or ps2 emulation, preventing them from ever being viable.
Secondly the Decr-1000a could open up the possibility of dumping the 3.60+ keys as it has a different hardware setup which could make it easier to dump the ram. In addition to this, the Syscon, which remains the last unjailbreaked CPU remaining inside the PS3 could be exploited on the 1000a system, as it has a prototype syscon with a completely different update process.
Third and finally, the decr-1000a motherboard remains somewhat of a mystery, with only some very old pictures that are available. It would be an incredible asset to the ps3 developer wiki if we could get more information as well as pictures of this enigmatic device.
If you still believe in the ps3 scene, I urge you to donate whatever you can to this project, in order to secure a bright future for devs and end users alike.
Cheers to Warning for the tip!