Well, that certainly didn’t take long. Only two days after the PS3’s root key was released, we now have the first custom firmware. The sizable caveat is that it’s not actually being publically released “because of legal/copyright issues”. Instead, KaKaRoTo, the developer, has decided instead to provide you with all the tools you need to make your own very own hacked firmware. While Sony’s console still won’t grill your hot dogs for you (yet), this new release will allow you to install any homebrew applications that are released in a .pkg format, and it should work regardless of your current firmware status.
While this is just a first step, it’s obvious that it won’t be long until the PS3 is home to all sorts of new applications (which Sony will inevitably try to crush). So, for those of you ready to break the chains of your PS3’s oppression, go ahead and grab KaKaRoTo’s custom firmware tools.