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Want a PlayStation 3 hacking dongle but worried Sony's legal fight with the gadget's suppliers will prevent you from buying one?

Fear not, because a build-your-own kit has appeared on the web.

Called PSGroove, it comprises software that can be downloaded and run on a specific type of USB Flash drive and used in much the same way the PSJailbreak dongle can.

Specifically, it will allow a shop-bought PS3 to operate as a developer console and run unsigned applications and games.

The real bad news for Sony is that the software is being realised under an open source licence for free.

For the moment, though, PSGroove won't play pirate copies of games - it doesn't permit apps to be run from external storage or the console's hard drive, for example - because it's being pitched toward the homebrew community.

It's only being offered in source code form, so users will have to compile the program before they can use it, and it only works with devices that use the AT90USBxxx series of controllers.

However, with the source code published, enterprising hackers may well be able to add the facility to play downloaded games. ®

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