Much like the i Tunes App Store, this means all software has to be specifically approved by Sony.
With the stick inserted, your Play Station can be jailbroken upon boot.
In virtually no time, PSJailbreak was reverse engineered and an open source clone was released online.
In short succession, costly third-party hardware solution were replaced by virtually free, open-source DIY alternatives.
Now everyone with a computer and some rudimentary technical skills (or this tutorial) can hack their Play Station 3 and run unsigned software with it. Homebrew (amateur) applications can be run from the Play Station, with virtually no restrictions.
We’re talking about GBA emulators, FTP servers, video players with support for more codecs and, sadly, also piracy. – Jailbreaking your Play Station 3, even if you don’t use it for piracy, might be illegal in your country.