PSGroove port to PIC18 Microcontrollers
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PSGrooPIC is an open-source reimplementation of the psjailbreak exploit for PIC18F microcontrollers.

It is known to work on:

  • PIC18F14K50 (20 pins / 16KB Flash)
  • PIC18F2450 (28 pins / 16KB Flash)
  • PIC18F2455 (28 pins / 24KB Flash)
  • PIC18F2550 (28 pins / 32KB Flash)
  • PIC18F2553 (28 pins / 32KB Flash)
  • PIC18F27J53 (28 pins / 128KB Flash)
  • PIC18F4450 (40 pins / 16KB Flash)
  • PIC18F4455 (40 pins / 24KB Flash)
  • PIC18F4550 (40 pins / 32KB Flash)
  • PIC18F4553 (40 pins / 32KB Flash)
  • PIC18F47J53 (40 pins / 128KB Flash)
  • PIC18F67J50 (64 pins / 128KB Flash)

This software is not intended to enable piracy. This software is intended to allow the execution of unsigned third-party apps and games on the PS3.

No one involved in maintaining the PSGrooPIC git is responsible for or has any involvement with any existing usb dongles supporting "psgroove" / "psgroopic" in its name. Thank you for your understanding.


The repository uses the PL3 Payload as a submodule. To clone, use something like:

git clone git://
cd PSGrooPIC
git submodule init
git submodule update

If you don't have PPU-GCC installed, make might get confused and refuse to build. To fix this do something like:

cd PL3
make clean
git checkout .
cd ..

Make should now work as expected and use the precompiled PL3 payloads.


This version of PSGrooPIC has been modified to directly use PL3 payloads instead of a single hardcoded Payload for much greater flexibility.


make clean


Burn your .hex file on a [[BEEPIC (Bootloader)|]] or in a [[DIY Board (No Bootloader)|]]


To use this exploit:

  • Hard power cycle your PS3 (using the switch in back, or unplug it)
  • Plug the dongle into your PS3.
  • Press the PS3 power button, followed quickly by the eject button.

After a few seconds, the first LED on your dongle should light up. After about 5 seconds, the second LED will light up (or the LED will just go off, if you only have one). This means the exploit worked! You can see the new "Install Package Files" menu option in the game menu.


A programmed dongle won't enumerate properly on a PC, so don't worry about that.


Thanks to PSGroove developers who did the real hard work by reversing the code from the original PSJailbreak.

Thanks to ElSemi which made possible the first port to PIC18F.

Thanks to Kakaroto for 'the PL3 movement'.

Thanks to laichung for PIC18F PL3 integration.

Thanks to Noltari for his complete and clean PIC18F PL3 integration.

And thanks to all the community around this work.