I was gently there and suddenly came into news website here in quebec. I wanted everyone to see this article, which I will translate for you.
Original News: http://www2.canoe.com/techno/nouvell...29-144042.html
Basically, this article is VERY bad. First it states all of us, homebrewer as pirates that only do illegal things, when we only wanna develop our games for the PSP. Second, they mislead people by some wrong explanation on the downgrade method.The renegade users community that are trying so hard to hack the Playstation Portable console has been proven a very hard will to do it. The worldwide crackers has been looking desperatly to hack the numeric seal and find exploits in its memory to downgrade the console from its anti-pirate 1.52 version and over as a home-made 1.50.
With version 1.50, it is now possible to have software and multimedia not developped or signed by Sony to run. We're speaking here of the illegal pirated version of UMDs, illegal movies, and illegal musics, also emulators of other consoles, but rarely in their thoughts to use those.
The way they used to crack the system was ingenious. They found 64kb of unused memory in their disposition. Then, they put a very lite version of a program that told that the PSP was running firmware 1.0, but in reality the system was a 1.52 or 2.00.
Then, the bad pirates has put a UMD update of 1.50 into the machine. The UMD only read the 1.0 version, making it possible to downgrade.
Because of this little magic trick, the portable console of Sony is now used as portable pirating machine, and anyone with enough memory sticks for the PSP is now a perfect in its heaven.
Sony will have to fix this new hole in their memory of 2.0 that allows piracy. The japanese firm will also offer a carrot or two to encourage the pirates to come back to the 2.xx version, like they did already with the webbrowser.
Anyway, put all your thoughts in here.