Well, well, well what do we got here? Because of the ongoing delays of the original PS Jailbreak device, and the original expensive-price, and with the public release of the free open source code of PS Jailbreak, PSGroove, the ever aggressive Chinese cloners have seized the hole left and have been flooding the market to fill the demand of the PS3 owners who want to be able to play jailbroken PS3 consoles, at a low price, with their PS3BREAK devices, which have also being sold under the names of “AmazeBREAK”, and “USB-Break”.
BUT, to all potential buyers, please beware, the only reason why the price has been dropping so fast on these PS3BREAK devices in the recent days, is with the current world-wide shortage of ATMEL USB board chips, there is very few of the original devices which can be easy updated using your PC, when new versions of PSGroove or others have been released.
As the stock has been arriving in the hands of the end-user now, it been found out there is TWO types of these BREAK devices, ones with the original ATMEL design that CAN BE UPGRADED with no problems, with just a push of the button, and installing the FLIP software!
AND another newer cheaper design using the PIC micro-controller, and it seems these cheaper ones have NOT been flashed with a boot-loader, which means they are NOT UPGRADEABLE making the end-user stuck in having to buy more hardware and do some soldering if he wishes to update the device. There is some creditable news that the device can be updated but it is still unclear whether it is effective.
Many thanks to garyopa and others in the PS3 scene which have been a very hard at work in uncovering the REAL TRUTH behind these series of very-cheap Chinese clone devices which have been flooding the PS3 marketplace!
Here are the email from PS3Break that put a bombshell of big drop in price for the PS3Break dealers.