A small update on the PlayStation Blog could mean big-ish things for the PSP homebrew scene. SCEA's Eric Lempel reports that PSP firmware 5.02 is due soon, and that it "improves system software stability during use of some features, including the PlayStation Store." Which, as all conspiracy theorists know, is code for "We're going to break your custom firmware."

Of course, for the majority of PSP owners, there will likely be some actual improvements to system stability. No amount of firmware magicks will ever be able to fix those darn scanlines on the PSP-3000 PSP Brite, though.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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