Can Sony detect jailbroken PS3s?

Are you dreaming of jailbreaking that PS3 of yours with OzMod’s long-awaited USB stick? 

Well, we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it seems as if Sony may be capable of detecting PSjb systems on its Playstation network.

According to SKFUand RichDevX of PS3 Hax, the backup manager game ID (LAUN-12345) could theoretically be logged and recorded by Sony when connected to the PSN.

“This would obviously allow Sony to see who would be using the illegal PSjb/clone and we could very well see ban waves similar to the Xbox 360,” speculated “Pirate” of PS3 Hax.


“[Now], Sony does currently ban PSN/consoles that results in the 8002A227 error code…[So], as people start getting their PSjb in the next few weeks, we highly advise that you do not log into PSN while using the backup manager, which means no playing online.”

As TG Daily previously reported, the PS Jailbreak allows PS3 owners to run back-up copies of games and pirated titles.

In addition, the hack supposedly works with firmware 3.41 on all PlayStation 3 models, including the recently introduced PS3 Slim.