Finally after 4 years of having the PlayStation 3 on the market the PS3 Jailbreak is finally here. The PS3 is the last gaming system to be hacked but before you hack your PlayStation 3 there are five things you absolutely must know.
The PS3 Modchip is Expensive
If you’re looking to get your hands on a PS3 modchip, you’ll have to loosen up those purse strings of yours because they’re not cheap. The new PS3 hack is a simple plug and play device that looks like a USB flash drive – it isn’t – and costs a whopping $169.99. $170 could buy quite a few PS3 games while avoiding the risks of Jailbreaking your PS3, so unless the price of the PlayStation 3 modchip comes down, buying the PS3 hack isn’t really feasible.
The PS3 Jailbreak Can Be Easily Patched
After shelling out $170 smackaroos you might feel sick in the stomach to find out how easily the PS3 jailbreak can be patched. The good folks over at Sony headquarters are well aware of the PS3 jailbreak and are working on a firmware update that’ll render that expensive PS3 jailbreak of yours useless.
It’s Easy to Trace PS3s With the Modchip Installed
Not only is it inevitable that the PS3 jailbreak will be patched in the near future, Sony is able to easily identify consoles that have taken advantage of the PS3 jailbreak and will likely IP ban your console from playing games on the PlayStation Network.
The PS3 Jailbreak is Illegal
So if you’ve been counting the PS3 Jailbreak is expensive, easily patchable, and easy to ban, but there’s an even worse consequence associated with Jailbreaking your PS3; it’s illegal. The PS3 modchip is an illegal clone of Sony software and isn’t an exploit like other jailbreaks – like the iPhone Jailbreak, for instance. It’s illegal to buy and use the PS3 jailbreak and if you’re using the jailbreak to play “backup” games, pirated PS3 games are also illegal.
Say Goodbye to Your Warranty
Modifying or having your PlayStation 3 blacklisted due to a PS3 jailbreak will void your PlayStation’s warranty and in the event that something goes wrong with your PS3, you won’t be able to go crying to Sony. If you ask me, having the ability to play games online and having a warranty in place is more than enough reasons to not jailbreak my PS3, but with all of the reasons not to, it’s hard to imagine why someone would risk Jailbreaking their PlayStation 3.
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