Its obvious that the PSP homebrew scene is on the decline. Sony is almost winning. Finding flaws and stuff on firmwares may have worked for us for a while, but look at the statistic.
V1.0: FREE HOMEBREW
V1.5: A few months till KXploit.
V2.0: TIFF Exploit also a few months later. Which only paved way for USER-MODE ACCESS. Wheres Kernel?
V2.0>: Good luck. No one is really interested now because 99% of us have v2.0 and below and 2.0 is downgradable.
Lets take a look at the present:
GTA LCS: 2.0+ ONLY. A week has past. Humma Kavula left. Fluff left. The 2 devs that I gave my much respect to left. I'm not gonna use the word bail because, they never once owed us anything.
What about the future?
Soon, games, email client, will be only 2.5+ ONLY. How is the homebrew scene gonna cope? The scene seems sastified only with their v1.5, pathetic yoshi releasing revised dupes, telling the scene that hes TOO BUSY to decrypt 2.0. If the pattern stays on. I'd say gg PSP.
What can be done?
Look. The flaws and holes in the firmware are only gonna get smaller and smaller. Nothing is impossible, but how long will it take to screw the possible? A year or 2? When PSP 2 is out? Nah.
Remember XBOX? Remember game exploits? Firmwares are what Sony is gonna update, and its gonna be a variable. But Games are what we pay money for. No matter what firmwares Sony throws us, the holes in the OLD games will ALWAYS BE THERE. Throw in a UMD, say FireUp, launch a buffer overflow in the browser, or say GTA, throw in the UMD, mess around with the music loader such that it loads arbitrary code? (These are all made up) Look. Maybe its time we look in another direction.
What about homebrew software? I'd say firmware emulation would be the best thing since UMD emulator. (Screw you yoshi, you made a firmware loader when MPH has already done it). Nuff said.
And I know it may seem a lil fluffy if all I do is just talk and no action. I'm actually having my 'A' Levels exam now. Next month, I'd promise to be back this time with some code.
Till then, the above just something for you guys to bite on. So have fun with your PSP and pray BattleFront 2 doesn't have the gay 2.0 only security :)
Edit: PS: Dear crap-yoshi, I thought you were busy decrypting v2.0 for your SXT firmware loader (Better known as MPH Firmware revised Loader), why is it your TOO BUSY to do the SAME THING for GTA? Next time, try releasing or saying something that WE CANT possible say you ripped off. Something new, if you still don't get it.