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PSP 2.5 and 2.6 firmware exploited

Written by Dave Horvath @ 28 Jun 2006 8:50 User comments (25)

PSP 2.5 and 2.6 firmware exploited The homebrew scene has reason to rejoice as PSP Updates has officially found an exploit within the PSP 2.6 firmware that gives them access to the kernel.
What this means for "normal users" is that once this exploit is fine tuned, homebrew applications will be able to reside safely on 2.5 and 2.6 versions of the PSP. Its said that you will still need a copy of Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories to access the exploit, however it is progress.

The developer that found the exploit urges against anyone but the highly experienced PSP modders look into this exploit until a more stable means of implimentation can be developed.

Source:
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25 user comments

128.6.2006 9:14

FINALLY

228.6.2006 9:15
gogochar
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Hackers continue to amaze me... I don't own a PSP (nor do I plan to), but this is great news to consumers! Just when I read that PSP is getting too hard to exploit, they come out with something like this! Has anyone bought the "Undiluted Platinum Chip" or whatever? How is that going?

328.6.2006 10:04

Reverse engineering is great, it keeps dishonest capitalism honest. Hackers if anything, are very much dedicated to their work.

428.6.2006 10:06

Quote:
Has anyone bought the "Undiluted Platinum Chip" or whatever? How is that going?
There was a podcast somewhere about that platinum chip that showed homebrew and ISOs running very well on a PSP with v2.71. =)

528.6.2006 10:56

yeah that vid is on youtube. its great for 2.5 and 2.6 users but they still need to do some more work with it to enable iso backups, or so ive heard

628.6.2006 11:43

This shows nice progress! Things can only get better from here...hopefully. ;)

728.6.2006 11:52

So everything is able to run now on the new firmware now?! Amazing! I thought they had pulled the plug on it...so is there any point in that modchip anymore?!

828.6.2006 12:32

Except each time you want to use the exploit you have to run a legitimate copy of GTA: LCS, which is a pain in the a$$. Awesome though, nobody thought hacking 2.5+ was ever going to be possible without the use of the chip. Here is the YouTube vid if eanybodu is interested. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9lUs3I5WDM&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%...

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928.6.2006 13:19
gogochar
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@svtstang Thanks ofr the video. That was AWESOME!

1028.6.2006 13:58

No problem, I got the chills when i watched it, thats how lame I am:)



1128.6.2006 15:38

great news... even tho i already had a 1.5

1228.6.2006 15:58

0_o

1328.6.2006 20:48
s3a
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So...does this mean that soon (or even very soon) all homebrew applications will work as well as iso backups? It will be very f***ing annoying to have to load the GTA exploit all the time but I'd rather be able to do everything a 1.5 could do with a long and slow GTA exploit and having the capabilities of a 2.5..(I'd even update to 2.6..if it works exactly the same way as 2.5) Just one thing...as long as the GTA eloader does not crash and it works the first time...then the process wont be so annoying... BOTTOM LINE: I AM VERY HAPPY!! FINALLY! P.S. Is there a way to have it wirelessly connected to comp and the game is on the hdd of the comp and u play it from there? I ask because I'd rather bring my laptop..CD's, DVD's and in this case UMD's are so annoying to carry around...I always bring my laptop anyway (its a pentium 3, 600 Mhz...not so good but at my age its better than nutn)

1428.6.2006 21:53

AYE? In that video its a 2.71 being hacked and looks pretty legit without a UMD

1528.6.2006 21:55

Thats not the point of this thread...



1628.6.2006 22:00
s3a
Inactive

can sum1 answer my question, plz?


If I insult you...don't get offended...my insults are "friendly insults"...I know this sounds stupid (ridiculous) but I am fet up of writing, "no offense" in my posts...

My Comp: (will add specs later)

1728.6.2006 23:19

@s3a Assuming you can you have 1.5, you could use Devhookw/USBhostFS for playing things off your hard drive with a usb cable or maybe even iRSHELL to trick your psp into thinking your hard drive is ms0 (memory stick root)and then loading isos up with DAXZISO. iRSHELL supports both WiFi(nethost) and usb (usbhostfs).

1829.6.2006 4:00

hey whats good everyone i just finished looking at this really cool website that shows live instructions on video on how to downgrade from 2.0-1.5 for all you youngz who dont have a clue where to began and its posted that they ll have new video instructions on how to downgrade 2.0-2.5-2.6 so enjoy www.pspdowngrader.com

1930.6.2006 2:55

Its sad to so that game modders and hardware modders are picking up the slack the industy leaves behind...soon the indutry will ahve enough rope to hang itself..its not there yet...but tis damn close with all these crapy protections,overchangeing and bad games....

2030.6.2006 12:50
oliver666
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does this gta xploit already excist and is it realy full hombrew like 1.50, i dont want to update to 2.60 and find out after no isos.

2130.6.2006 20:03

So...does this mean that soon (or even very soon) all homebrew applications will work as well as iso backups? As s3a said.

2230.6.2006 20:51

oliver why the would you uprgrade to do the same thing?? This exploit is bs, just buy the chip and be happy. This exploit is only good news for high firmware owners that dont have money for the chip, at this point only bricked psp's have resulted from this "experiment"

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231.7.2006 9:48
s3a
Inactive

everyone who is gonna get a psp chip and has gta lcs...please try this out...who cares if u brick ur psp...the chip will unbrick it..in other words why not try to help the psp community?..u have nothin to lose... P.S. Do the above when chip has come out...


If I insult you...don't get offended...my insults are "friendly insults"...I know this sounds stupid (ridiculous) but I am fet up of writing, "no offense" in my posts...

My Comp: (will add specs later)

241.7.2006 12:42

i want to use my psp as a game pad for my pc can someone please tell me how.

2511.7.2006 18:08

Where can i buy this chip?

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