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Sony updates PSP firmware to v2.01

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 04 Oct 2005 23:17 User comments (9)

Sony updates PSP firmware to v2.01 Sony has released a firmware update for the PSP in Japan (a few days ago) and now in North America. However, there isn't really much of a system update in PSP 2.01 from Sony. In fact, the only thing that 2.01 firmware does is fixes a "security flaw". That security flaw is the same one that is used to run several small homebrew applications and loaders on PSP 2.00.
As most of you should be aware, the PSP 2.00 flaw that was discovered eventually led to the release of a downgrader that allowed PSP users to rollback firmware to PSP 1.50, allowing them to run homebrew code. Sony disapproves of running "unauthorized software" on PSPs and that is the only reason this PSP 2.01 update has come along.

So to put it simply, if you want to run homebrew on your PSP, do not update to 2.01. You can't run homebrew on anything newer than 1.50. However, if you have 2.00 firmware you can downgrade to 1.50. Read how to do that using this guide.

Sources:
PSPUpdates
PlayStation.com

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9 user comments

15.10.2005 8:40

What does this mean for those of us who have not yet bought a PSP? Do we have a chance to downgrade firmware if the newly shipped PSPs already have firmware 2.1 installed? -Mike

25.10.2005 9:37

sounds to me like a new downgrader will have be created now. ah, the fun continues.

35.10.2005 9:45

Sure hope someone can patch this one.. -Mike

45.10.2005 9:59

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What does this mean for those of us who have not yet bought a PSP? Do we have a chance to downgrade firmware if the newly shipped PSPs already have firmware 2.1 installed?
If you bought a PSP anytime soon I'd highly doubt that it would alkready have 2.01 firmware... but basically the answer is no. Currently there is no downgrader for PSP 2.01!

55.10.2005 10:35

only a matter of time till they do make a downgrader for 2.01

65.10.2005 12:23

god what the hell is sony doing they know soon or later is gonna get hack again, just plain waste of resource.

75.10.2005 13:40

those assholes. its not like we dump umd games onto sticks (i realise some have, but who is going to fork over 40-100 dollars for a stick big enough to support a full umd game

86.10.2005 12:29

i did but it wasnt for games its for music and now homebrew thats to the 2.0 downgrader LOL i noticed that you can get alot better battery life if you run off the memory stick and everything loads faster.

928.11.2005 20:22

hate to rain on anybody's parade, but my mate just got three PSP's for the family as christmas presents (wife wouldn't let him get one if he didn't get one each for the kids too),so he's bought 2 for the kids and one for himself. all of them are UK machines and all of them are 2.51 firmware. just out of interest, has anybody ever noticed that SONY always seem to leave the door open to play 'backup software' on their machines when they are first released, only to make life harder once the machines are established? disc swaps on the original psx, and not to forget the first ps2 machines that could play all regions of DVD with no macrovision.

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