PS3 Graf_Chokolo to Bring Back OtherOS

Today, Graf_Chokolo announced a project he's been working on lately, the return of OtherOS. Not only will he bring back OtherOS, but it will also have the same rights as GameOS, meaning access to the RSX graphics processor, Update Manager, VFLASH, HDD encryption/decryption, isolated SPUs and the Dispatcher Manager. Some may argue that OtherOS is no longer needed, with the release of AsbestOS. However, Graf_Chokolo argues that AsbestOS is not a very clean approach to booting Linux.

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My approach will enable OtherOS to have the same access rigths as GameOS, it means access to Dispatcher Manager, Update Manager, VFLASH, HDD encryption/decryption, isolated SPUs and RSX of course.

GameOS is only good for games, for PS3 development and hacking is Linux or FreeBSD with GameOS rights are a lot better. And i want a clean approach for booting Linux, not like AsbestOS, it’ not very clean.

I have my loader for OtherOS bootloader ready now, will patch HV today and try it out in the evening, after that will report back. Stay tuned.
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I managed to boot an unencrpyted LV2 kernel from VFLASH. The decrypted
LV2 kernel from Service JIG just made some strange sounds for several seconds and then did shutdown Normal unencrypted LV2 kernels boot normally. We could kick out lv2ldr from HV completely and boot enencrypted LV2 kernel always Working now on Linux bootloader. Stay tuned.

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