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It's deja vu time. Another firmware update which seemingly does nothing. Firmware 2.80 has, according to PlayStation Network's Eric Lempel, a single feature. "The playback quality of some PLAYSTATION 3 format software has been improved." Of course, it's bound to do something, so the first person to...

June 23rd 2009 at 6:50pm 0 Comments
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Some people are wary that the use of downgraders will leave their systems essentially useless, or "bricked" as they say. The process isn't the simplest to follow, and copying over system files is always a dangerous thing. However, the homebrew team at N00bz have created the "safest" downgrader yet....

January 15th 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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There's always someone out there that updated their PSP, only to regret it moments later. Well, for those of you that have been patient enough not to upgrade past 2.80, an "easy" way of downgrading to homebrew-compatible 1.50 has been released. This guide from PSP Vault will help you every step of t...

December 24th 2006 at 11:10am 0 Comments
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After an extended absence, it appears that the programmer Booster is back. There was a scare back in August, when Sony approached the coder with some legal action. Now, nearly three months after firmware 2.80 was decrypted, a new version of DevHook is available for the homebrewing crowd out there. T...

November 30th 2006 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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Those with homebrew on their PSPs have enjoyed a featured called "custom gameboots" for quite some time. These gameboots replace the PSP's default introductory sequence when launching a game. Players that were bored with seeing the PSP logo appear in front of a plain white background made cooler in...

November 20th 2006 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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Being able to play homebrew on firmware 2.80 is an amazing accomplishment. However, most people that have firmware 2.80 probably don't know the very basics of running homebrew on their system. While there have been guides created in the past, a new one has popped up on the PlayStation boards. Shamoo...

November 17th 2006 at 3:03pm 0 Comments
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As per tradition, Fanjita's latest PSP homebrew eLoader has been named after beer, this time 'Kriek,' a Belgian concoction brewed from fermented sour cherries. Kriek (v0.995) marks the first eLoader release for firmware 2.80 (not 2.81 or 2.82) and features xLoader, which can launch homebrew from XMB...

November 16th 2006 at 2:25pm 0 Comments
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The newest version of noobz's popular eLoader, strangely called "Kriek," now supports 2.80 firmware, for those of you that upgraded, but now want to go back into the world of homebrew. This software allows you to run most new games and demos and homebrew at the same time. Another bonus for this rele...

November 15th 2006 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Noobz has released Tetris, homebrewed for 2.00–2.80 PSPs. The application utilizes the libtiff exploit that was revealed just weeks ago and promptly patched with Sony's firmware 2.81 update. Despite the patch, this is considered a tremendous breakthrough for the homebrew scene and will surely...

September 13th 2006 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Sony's not doing well in this battle against homebrewers. Although they just released 2.81 (to very little fanfare), the hacking community never seems more than a step or two behind. Firmware emulation has been an option for many people with 1.5 PSPs, as it gives them the flexibility of running all...

September 7th 2006 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Over the past few weeks, the homebrew community has been working hard on a new exploit in PSP firmware that would allow users of PSPs 2.0+ (including the recently released 2.80) run homebrew without Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. NOPx86, a team of coders, worked to take advantage of a flaw...

August 28th 2006 at 12:40am 0 Comments
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After weeks of delay, it's finally done: the ultimate collection of video podcasts, compatible with your PSP... and accessible from your PSP! I've taken all the podcasts that were already featured on the site, took your suggestions, and even found some more. Then, to sweeten the deal, I put it on my...

August 16th 2006 at 3:30pm 0 Comments