For those not up to date with the homebrew scene, DarK_AleX has made another breakthrough: custom firmware proof of concept for PSP (FW) 1.5.
Yes, it really does work.
You may have heard of Dark_AleX's great achievements if you've been in the homebrew scene, he is responsible for decrypting 2.6/2.71 PRX's, so that everyone in the homebrew scene could emulate any firmware at 133/222/333mhz (with new mods like screenshot capabilities, usb loading, etc.) by using BOOSTER's DevHook; yes, that means that the FW 1.5 PSP is capable of handling anything the 2.71 user can do with his/her PSP.
So, enough of the history lesson.
What does this firmware actually do?
Have a gander:
SCE logo removed (much quicker load up time)
Autoboot (lets you be able to boot any program at startup)
Recovery Mode (it lets you flash index.dat to flash0, lets you run an f/w update from the normal directory, and, lets you enable USB Mass, just in case you bricked)
Corrupt Icon remover - (works like a charm)
Runs 1.00 Pbp's - (yes, it's working perfectly)
And this, this is just a proof of concept! Many were skeptical about an actual custom firmware, but Dark_AleX broke through what skepticism there was, and proved to us all once again, that nothing is impossible in the homebrew scene; thanks to the great developers/programmers cracking the system wide open, we have 'unlocked', per se, features not found in a stock PSP firmware (.PDF viewer, .WMV, .MOV, etc.) and a wide variety of emulators.
This is a great day for those of us with PSP FW 1.5
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could you post a link?
This sounds very intresting...if true, that is.
I dont know it just sounds like a permenant thing to me where you do it and your on your own now enjoy. I mean getting rid of the sony logo ect.. yea no load times but could mess up the psp. I dont know just dont want to take those chances.
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Yeah it sounds really good, its just I cant really be bothered to find my PSP and charge it up
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It says it only works for 1.50
So? you can downgrade.. its only needs 1.5 to be able to load it in the first place I think.
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can you play games that require firmware above 1.5?
Yes, you need a 1.5 FW PSP.
There's many new mods (custom firmware) out right now, and it isn't an actual firmware; a custom vshmain.prx file is implemented into the PSP flash0 which allows for other .PRX to be booted upon PSP's startup.
Right now, I can choose whether to load 2.71 or 1.50 FW by having the ms/wifi switch on/off upon bootup. Having the hold button down will bring me to the recovery menu in which I can undo the mod, or if my PSP bricks (custom font fails or something), I can run the recovery.elf file to restore my PSP.
It's a very useful feature for those with FW 1.5.
@Ampere: It's useful if you want to play games above FW 1.5, or vice versa. You don't have to sacrifice your FW 1.5 PSP just to play the newer games or use the FW 2.71 features. It's dual booting, and you can also assign buttons to load a certain program upon startup, like a shell for instance.
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