PSX-Place report that a work-in-progress version of the PS3Xploit has been leaked, and if you attempt to run it, it could harm your console. But the statement also indicates that good stuff is coming soon to owners of Slim and SuperSlim PS3s.
What is PS3Xploit?
A few months ago, developers esc0rtd3w et. al. released PS3Exploit, a full fledged exploit for PS3s running on the latest firmware 4.82. There was one serious limitation to the exploit though: to get the full benefits of it, with Custom firmwares and all the bells and whistles, you had to own a Phat PS3, or one of the early Slim models.
The exploit itself was also compatible with all ps3s including Slims and superSlims. Sadly, the stuff required to run a full fledged Custom Firwmare or downgrade the console, was not.
The developers had promised they were working on a lightweight solution for these “incompatible” Slim and SuperSlim models. a Homebrew ENabler, HEN, or in other words the equivalent of a Custom Firmware that is loaded in Ram and is not permanent (as in: you have to re-launch it every time you reboot the console).
Leaked PS3Xploit v3 is apparently compatible with Slim and SuperSlim PS3 Consoles
Little had surfaced on the progress on that front, until yesterday. It appears V3 of PS3Xploit has leaked, and according the folks at PSX-Place are strongly hinting that this version brings support for all PS3 models. They warn however that attempting to run the leaked version, because it is unfinished work, could permanently damage your console.
They add that it is “only a matter of days away until the real thing”.
As other scene sites have mentioned, in this context, I’d strongly advise against trying the leaked version on your console. It seems a bit of patience is what you need instead.
In related news, Esc0rtd3w has stated that in order to leverage the upcoming PS3Xploit v3, you will need to have an activated PSN account which is *not* your main PSN account. So make sure to create that if you need to!