Duane, or anyone - I suppose you've seen this link on claims that someone rooted the Dash:
It's dated 2 years ago. Has anyone tried it?
Just wondering if it works or if the files can be improved in any way...
Please lets root this or build a bootable ROM.
(thanks for Duane and anyone else for working on the Dash or trying to!!!
That particular exploit took advantage of the fact that the /psp partition, which contains a crontab linked from /etc, wasn't one of the ones that was signed. What you could do was unpack the firmware, add an entry to crontab that would execute something on a timer, repack the firmware, then perform a firmware update.
After that exploit was made public, Sony released a firmware update that disabled it. It looks like they simply disabled cron.
The technique we're using doesn't require a modification to the firmware. Since Sony has a history of closing such holes, and for the time being, the device is officially still "supported", it might be risky to make our technique public.