Homebrew on 2.0
I don't know if it was posted before, I didn't find it using the search.
There was an interesting article on 'Tom's Hardware Guide':
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"Indianapolis (IN) - A video posted to a popular homebrew PlayStation Portable developers site appears to show the successful loading of a homemade game - reportedly a version of Tic-Tac-Toe - on a PSP model clearly loaded with the new version 2.0 of its system firmware.
The new firmware had specifically been designed by Sony to thwart anyone's attempts to load non-sanctioned games or applications, mostly to deter individuals from running or trading illicitly-obtained copies of games. While the game itself reportedly does not run yet (which could presumably still be considered a "hurdle" for anyone wishing to run his own games), the video does demonstrate what its anonymous author claims to be a key technique to getting a homebrew program image to load into PSP memory from a memory stick: It successfully passes itself off as a "version 2.1" upgrade to the version 2.0 firmware.
The video verifies the newness of the system firmware by showing the PSP connected via network cable to the Internet, running the new built-in Web browser--a feature new to version 2.0--and downloading the Google home page. It then shows the same system appearing to contain memory image loaders created for version 1.52, before demonstrating the technique that appears to load the homebrew program. The program was apparently not a copy of a commercial game, but a program created using homebrew developers' kits, for use on older versions of PSP. The system signaled a successful load with its trademark "ding."
Homebrew developers have told Tom's Hardware Guide that, although their work may not be sanctioned by Sony or any of its partners, their intentions are often not to encourage or support illegal or illicit use of the PSP mechanism, but instead to simply exploit its underlying versatility as a development platform. However, it remains possible that even the work of benign homebrew developers could be exploited by others--in this case, to run images of games that were successfully copied to memory sticks using firmware versions 1.52 and earlier."
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Unfortunately I can't find the video mentioned in the text.
Maybe we don't need to downgrade... ;)
Here is the link to the article:
Yah, this was very old news I think... This guy just wanted attention
EDIT: Hmm, a new guy! This is most likely fake
Sorry, I've not seen it before.
I'm new, but I hate rumors too, especially concerning the downgrader and wab. They do a very good job!
I just search for alternatives in the web ;)
But why do you think it's fake? It sounds legit to me.
Could you post me the link to the old thread regarding this article, because I really can't find it...
its legit, but useless
this is legit, it just doesnt do anything. The program starts to load, but then crashes out due to sony's security checks.
it was just a proof of concept, but nothing more has come from it.
Doesn't this tie directly back into the whole ritzcracker debacle?