The bitter legal battle between Sony and George 'Geohot' Hotz has come to an end with the two apparently coming to an agreement out of court.
Ever since Sony deemed users not worthy of installing a 2nd operating system onto its PlayStation 3 gaming console - after initially touting it as a feature - the hacking community has been on the lookout for a way to re-instating the option. A new hack does just that, allowing users of a Linux-persuasion to install a separate OS.
Yet more drama and intrigue coming out of the Sony vs. George Hotz PS3 hacking case in the United States, with Neowin's Brad Sims bringing news that Hotz (Geohot to the jailbreaking community) has actually done a bunk - effectively fleeing Sony.
When George 'Geohot' Hotz first starting jailbreaking the Sony PlayStation 3, we're sure the hacker didn't expect the circus that now surrounds both him and the civil lawsuit brought by Sony.
Ok so that didn’t take too long. As reported by PSX-Scene, Sony’s latest firmware 3.60 for PlayStation 3 has been jailbroken successfully.
Want to have access to the PlayStation Network but don't want to update your PS3 firmware to the latest 3.60? Perhaps you're jailbroken and don't want to lose it? Rebug Team has just released a new version that will spoof 3.60 - meaning you're good to go.
The current Sony vs. George (Geohot) Hotz saga is really turning into a soap-opera, and now according to PSX-Scene, it shows no sign of letting up. The latest drama revolves around computer hard drives a judge made Hotz hand over to investigators - it now appears the company charged with handling the data want to take clone images of both seized drives.
The battle between Sony and 21 years old Geohot who has shook the mega corporation has been around for a while now and it's taking new interesting routes everyday. The battle has recently become a legal one since Sony has publicly announced filing a lawsuit against the hacker residing at New Jersey.
After discussing the entire situation with his lawyers, Geohot has decided to start a blog yet again. He is asking for help and support from his fans in an effort to fight his case against Sony.
With Sony's PlayStation 3 being hacked to bits of late, it's perhaps unsurprising that a possible security risk has been discovered.