This all started from a comment I made here on QJ http://ps3.qj.net/Ask-and-receive-Am...g/49/aid/77022
Notice my comment (4th down)
and the reply of "Lord"Is it worth the upgrade?
I don't know if I will get it right away as I don't want to upgrade my PS3 from 1.10 (for fear of something being released). But it is almost unbearable to hold out just to play this one freebie, so hopefully someone will figure out how to extract it/transfer it and get it working.....hopefully it is something that can be easily done via an external HD or say a 4gb Pro Duo yada yada yada
and my reply to thatretarded
honestly, i am shaking my head here. how retarded can you be? life for you and your ps3 must be insanely dull right now because you can effectively do NOTHING on it without online and updates. sad.
some others like zzzzzzzzzzzzzz chimed in but you get the point and where I am going with this...now to the QJ admins I appologize if I am not supposed to post a quote from another forum/site but this just proves my point (and also spreads some important info/news) just edit out anything you feel is innaproriate....
So let me guess you are one of the people that upgrades a PSP even though there is so much more available using a custom firmware.....whatever man, I'll play it safe for now and if 1.10 gets hacked while your on 1.3+ we'll see who is retarded.
The red highlighted sentence supports my point exactly and makes what I was trying to say very clear. This is why I did not upgrade, BUT this does not mean I am 100% correct by what the blue highlighted sentence explains. Since by the time Paradox releases the exploit later firmwares might work too; although the only supposed "confirmed" working hack is only for 1.0 and 1.10 currently.The best place to monitor for PS3 iSO Loader news/gossip is ***** , mainly as this is where some of the ParaGods hang out (in disguise, of course) and occasionally you may see some additional 'info/gossip' on their loader leaked there.
Here is what I can 100% confirm thus far: Paradox DO have a PS3 iSO Loader already. It works by running the PS3 iSOs from the HDD via an exploit/security vulnerability in Firmware v1.00-1.10. Newer versions may work as well, however, speaking with them these are the only versions they have confirmed to me thus far as exploitable/fully working with it.
The good news is, similar to PSP we won't have to open our $600 PS3 consoles to be able to run PS3 back-up images... nor will we have to mess with expensive Blu-ray burners or BRD media.
The bad news is, as soon as news (specific tech info) of the actual exploit is public $ony will patch it IMMEDIATELY and it will be useless until another is found. This is obvious of course, but stock PS3's here in the US are already coming shipped with 1.10 firmware versus 1.00 so I'm sure it won't be long until they get shipped with even higher from the factory.
Finally, as to why else is Paradox waiting on releasing their loader? Well, unofficially speaking (since it's all just rumors anyway until something tangible is released) I've heard two reasons as follows:
1) They are waiting for the EUR PS3 launch before they share their PS3 exploit(s) publically since THEY (Paradox) are primarily a EUR release group... meaning their members wish to get as low of "stock FW" version as possible upon launch, versus releasing the exploit(s) now and then being stuck with 3.xx firmware with even more hole patches/protection for their families and friends, etc which wouldn't likely run PS3 iSOs for some time yet.
2) They are waiting on more GOOD games to come out for PS3 before sharing the exploit(s). This is because if they do it now, then $ony developers will simply update their $DK's/libs/etc and the new games will not work with their exploit(s) anyway... and the current limited number of PS3 games on the market (to them) simply aren't "worthy" of being exploited publically yet.
Finally, if someone else (another release group, etc) were to publically release the PS3 exploit information or exploit itself then Paradox would likely share theirs at that time as well (similar to how they did the PS2 Machine ID changer when CORE released their BETA one). However, Paradox simply doesn't wish to be "first" in doing so until THEY are ready (again, after the EUR PS3 launch) unless similar info is already public by someone else.
Hopefully this answers some questions... rest assured as any new info/pics/etc of the PS3 iSO Loader is available we'll pass it along here guys!
Anyway I thought I'd share what some reading and learning from the QJ's PSP section has provided/shown, with a bit of my patience as well....hopefully. If all else fails I can still upgrade. Right? lol.