As some 2.71 PSP’s say hello to the world, others will be saying goodbye at the same time as a downgrader has been successfully tested a few moments ago, with a release time of 7:00pm EST today!
For this one occasion, I grant you permission to jump on your computer’s desk; jumping up and down until you have broken your desk. The reason for such a command is that after you have done it you probably won’t care about the desk, as you have just read that a 2.71 downdater (downgrader) has now been made available! Yes, that’s right – all you 2.71 owners (who do not have a TA-082 motherboard) will be able to downgrade your PSP to firmware 1.50.
Using the recently exploited vulnerability in the tiff library, Dark_Alex (with the help of Mathieulh) has managed to create a 2.71 downdater. You are probably wondering how they managed to create this so fast, and the answer is simple. This 2.71 downdater is a port of the 2.50/2.60 downdater that was released slightly over 2 months ago. This new downdater, like the previous one, will not work with TA-082 PSP’s. However, if you do happen to have such a PSP – 0okm has been working on a softdown (no hardware changes required) method, so you are not left in the dust.
The procedure for installing, and successfully downgrading your PSP comprises of several steps in which one must be very careful. Since this downdgrader is a port of the 2.50/2.60 downdater – it functions the exact same way – just without the need for GTA. So, all the installation instructions may seem extremely familiar as they follow some of the exact same procedures as the original downdater. There have been no bricks reported as of yet, but please remain cautious. As always, please follow the directions exactly as they appear. If you choose to proceed with this downgrader, use it at your own risk as bricking may occur.
We will have the download and full details available in just a few short hours, so be sure to stay with QJ.NET and PSPUpdates for all the details! This post will be updated as more info comes streaming in!