Fake PS3Break

This week I received a PS3Break device, but it seems it’s a fake version. It works just fine with the 3.41 firmware on the PS3, but doesn’t have an upgrade button to upgrade the payload on the device.

This is not (yet) a big problem, but it would be nice if I could get it to upgrade to a newer payload. It’s label claims it’s version 1.1. Here are some pictures of the device itself, and the PCB inside.

outside casing of fake ps3break
outside casing of fake ps3break

Front side of the PCB
Front side of the PCB

Back of the PCB

I have already tried shorting several sets of pins on the PCB where I guess the programming button might be wired, but so far I have not yet succeeded.

Might be a nice little project to look into on the next hackerspace meeting.