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Sony releases PSP 2.50 firmware

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 14 Oct 2005 14:02 User comments (18)

Sony releases PSP 2.50 firmware Sony has released the latest Firmware updates for its PlayStation Portable console on the official Japanese and North American PlayStation sites. This comes after the 2.0 update was released just to fix a security flaw in 2.00 that allowed users to run some unauthorized "homebrew" code - eventually leading to the release of a working downgrader for the PSP.
This update however has added some features to the PSP and probably will have made it even more hard for hackers to find ways to run code on the device. Here is the changelog...

  • [LocationFree™ Player] has been added as a feature under [Network].
  • [Auto-Select] and [Unicode (UTF-8)] have been added as options to [Encoding] under [View] in the [Internet Browser] menu bar.
  • Settings for [Text Size] and [Display Mode] in [Internet Browser] can now be saved.
  • The input history of online forms accessed through [Internet Browser] can now be saved.

  • Copyright-protected video can now be played under [Video]. (This applies to video saved on Memory Stick Duo™ media).
    • For details, contact the video content provider.
    • Note that fees may be charged to obtain or use copyright-protected video.
    • Downloadable copyright-protected video may not be available in all countries and regions.

  • [Set via Internet] has been added as an option to [Date and Time] in [Date & Time Settings] under [Settings].
  • [WPA-PSK (AES)] has been added as a security method under [Network Settings].

  • Korean input mode has been added to the on-screen keyboard.

If you wish to run homebrew code on your PSP, then upgrading to v2.50 is not recommended at this time. Anything over 2.00 leaves you completely in the dark in terms of homebrew. If you have 2.00 firmware and would sacrifice the extra features to run homebrew games and applications, then you might want to consider downgrading to v1.50.


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18 user comments

114.10.2005 15:16

I dont think Any one from AD is going to upgrade lol

214.10.2005 15:36

I was going to by a PSP, but the new iPod looks really cool!! XD

314.10.2005 16:01


This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 03 May 2006 @ 15:09

414.10.2005 16:15

Settings for [Text Size] and [Display Mode] in [Internet Browser] can now be saved.
Awesome, I'm going to download it right now!

514.10.2005 16:41

Theres no way that im upgrading

614.10.2005 18:32

Screw the PSP! The new Ipod Video is going to get my money!! Games on the go? Nice? UMD movies at 20-30 bucks? F-THAT! Ipod Video: 150 Hours of movies (FREE) and a 20 hour battery? KICK F'N ASS! Psp is cool but the new Ipod is great

714.10.2005 18:43

Don't forget that IPOD comes with 4games.

815.10.2005 0:08

150 hours of video on 320x240 small lcd. So sweet.

915.10.2005 7:09

Godbless the iPod!

1015.10.2005 7:52

It just kind of sucks that it only gets 3 hours of battery life for videos

1115.10.2005 13:53

jajaj Funniest thread ever sell my psp for an ipod??WTF???NEVER! My winning combination is ps and gmini 402 8 to 10 hours of video on the go with tv out and can see DivX and XviD ipod 3 hours :P and only can see mp4 laame...another reason ipod sucks...get bored play with my psp! i dont think i can play mega man legends in an ipod :P

1215.10.2005 19:53

It will come down to SNOWny making you upgrade... it will most likely be an automatic thing that happens on new games or movies... insert a game... automatic update! Although some day someone will figure out what to do with the PSP to make it not matter... but Im not getting a PSP not that Crapple has the Ipod Video!!!

1316.10.2005 20:12

psps destroy the compitition, dont give in to the crappy mainstream ipod stuff, be a rebel, be a pirate, actually know what your talking about while transfering info from mediad devices, sinch iv had my psp iv learned many a thing about computers and psps have such a huge potential and can be used for so many things, if u can keep the psp and have it be v 1.5 so u can do anything and everything (soon to come)

1418.10.2005 13:10

Screw the ipod! Psp is WAY better.

1518.10.2005 13:53

PSP is the dominate handheld and it still has not reached it full potential with all the extras hacks that is can do. now that there is going to be a 4gig hard drive on the market windows xp homebrew will probably be one of the next things someone will be working on to get the PSP to another level of uses for the consumers.

1618.10.2005 16:20

hell ya im with u guys all the way BSS13 and lxhotboy know what its all about

1718.10.2005 17:30

MrToast,Whatever you may think,the psp is great.NOT THE IPOD!

185.11.2005 20:18

hell yah, but i could go all the things the psp 1.5 on my 2.00 n its rocks. oh yah, screw the ipod.

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