The 3k3y (PS3key) is an awesome product that allow you to rip and play games from any USB hard drive, and much more...The 3k3y (PS3key) is an awesome product that allow you to rip and play games from any USB hard drive, and much more...
This is complete 3k3y for PS3 PHAT (PATA). You do NOT need anything else to use it. LCD is recommended but not a must have.
No CFW required! There is now no need for CFW for key extraction. The 3k3y works on all original firmwares!
The main benefit of this ODE comapred to other similar produts is the compact size (=easy to fit inside the console) and reliable manufactures with great support and FW updates.
Some CECHL are Pata, some are SATA, open to check.
All PS3 Phat models older than CECHLxx (with PATA drives, non SATA Phat consoles)
This is almost all of them. They have silver drive ribbon cables that are over almost 3cm wide (over an inch).
If you have the last model phat drive which is like the slim (the width of the drive cableis 12mm) this will not work on your console. There is a Sata model of the 3k3y for these consoles.
NOTE: You NEED a working DVD drive for this to work and at least 1 original game. This is the game that the 3k3y will pretend to be every single time it tried to boot a game, the 3k3ys new keyless firmware will hijack this information and send through the data from the game you want to play.
Game backup feature (ripper):
3k3y is true ODE and uses a full ISO files. ISO from decrypted dumps wont work. The ripping feature of 3k3y is very essential as the full ISO is needed...
Update 2013-03: 3k3y Ripper App Now Rebuilds Scene Rips! Extensive research has gone into this and we are now very proud to announce that the Ripper App now can rebuild complete ISO files from decrypted scene or jailbreak rips. To do so it needs ISO Rebuild Data, or IRD. This data consists of standard ISO headers, file system structure information and other metadata, and is as such freely distributable as it does not contain any copyrighted content.
DVD drive emulator
The 3k3y is a DVD drive emulator. An optical disk drive emulator (ODE) for the Playstation 3 video game console.
This means that whatever you can run via Disc on your ps3 console, you can run as an ISO on your harddrive.
One great feature we have been playing with is the ability to maniulate certain ISOs after they have been dumped to make them region free. This can be done with Blu Ray Movies using AnyDVD HD. You can also do this to PSX (Play Station 1 games), change the region on the ISO to achieve region free gaming on your console.
It is installed between the genuine Bluray drive and the PS3 motherboard.
Once 3k3y is successfully installed and configured it can be used to make backups of your original PS3 game disks to USB media, and play those backups from USB media without the need of the original game disk.
Several games can be backed up to a single USB media, making it ideal as a jukebox for hardcore gamers as well as for families with children too young to handle bluray discs with appropriate care.
LCD Remote: OPTINAL - NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE
The 3k3y remote is compatible with XK3y remote and vice versa!
The LCD remote is handy when selecting games ISO and updating firmware. However this remote is not required for 3k3y to work.
A possible use of those remotes is that consoles using iso/dev/mp3 menu may be banned in the near future because the menu systems are easy to detect for the dash... In that case the remote can be the only way to select ISO files to load. The 3k3y LCD remote is offered as separate add-on.
Wi Fi Dongle: OPTINAL - NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE
The 3k3y WiFi dongle is offered as separate add-on.
Hardware ripper PCB: OPTINAL - NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PACKAGE
This add-on is a must if you want to make own backups (rip games). Its much much faster that using software only. Offered as separate add-on.
Play all PS3 games
Play all PS2/PS1 games*+
Plug n play installation
Compatible with all currently (2013-02) available OFW/CFW versions
Original 3k3y app for extracting drive key**
User friendly OSD interface for managing your 3k3y
Optional remote (compatible with Xk3y remote)
Powerful embedded Linux platform
Supports most popular file systems such as EXT2.3.4, Mac OS X and NTFS
Emulation and transparent passthrough modes
Both CPU and FPGA are fully in-system updatable
Sleek and beautiful WiFi interface***
Movie ISO playback+
Not manufactured in China****
NOTE: Playback of games/movies only from USB memory or hdd. Not from internal PS3 HDD.
DONE! Hardware methods for extracting keys from PS3s already on 4.x firmware
DONE! Built-in game ripping (the hardware ripper is much faster and recommended)
DONE! Support for Slim and newer consoles
3K3y PATA main unit
*** Resellers are welcome! ***
NOTE: Avoid Purchasing OEM version form Chinese Suppliers, they are Patched to overcome the traditional and simplified Chinese Restriction put in the kernel by the 3K3y Team. The 3k3y would only display Asian languages on the remote and will be NOT be able to run all updates!
IMPORTANT NOTES: We do not recommend to use and play online while using this product. There is great risk that your console will be permanently blocked/banned.
This product is ment to be used for homebrew applications and development only. It is not shipped with any software or copyrighted code. We do not encurage piracy and any illegal use of it.