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Sony's PSP firmware v3.10 was decrypted less than 24 hours after its release, claim reports out of the "homebrew" community. While the decrypted files are useless to the average PSP user, they represent the building blocks for requisite hacker celebs like Dark_AleX, Booster, and the Noobz team. New...

January 31st 2007 at 10:55am 0 Comments
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As Sony no doubt scrambles to roll out PSP firmware v3.02, homebrew enthusiasts (and pirates too) are currently enjoying the benefits of 3.01 -- PlayStation (1) downloads! Just days after the release of DevHook v1.50, comes 1.51, expanding firmware support from 2.82 to 3.01.Opinions remain split ove...

December 4th 2006 at 9:55pm 0 Comments
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Just in time for PSone downloads, it appears that Sony has been completely outwitted by the homebrew community yet again. Less than a week after its previous update, DevHook now emulates the 3.01 firmware for users with homebrew-capable 1.50 PSPs. Until the next major firmware upgrade, it appears as...

December 4th 2006 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Having seemingly evaded legal action against his project, programmer Booster returns to the PSP homebrew scene with a new version of DevHook. The application now let firmware v1.50 users emulate v2.82; and if the existence of a "3.0" folder is any indication, perhaps v3.00 in the near future. Once a...

November 30th 2006 at 11:25pm 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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The excellent CheatDevice is back. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories became a wonderous playground with the device, letting you do some truly crazy stuff. Mere days after its release, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories has a CheatDevice of its own. Edison Carter has crafted a tool that will l...

November 2nd 2006 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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DevHook has just become even more amazing. ADePSP from PSP-Hacks has modified the GTA Cheat Device's ability to record in-game footage and has appended it to DevHook. With this new homebrew application, you'll be able to record footage from the games you play as animated GIFs. It'll even record foot...

September 23rd 2006 at 7:50pm 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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You like that headline? Love how it plays with the word "hook" and "reel"? Of course you do. What you won't like is news that the incredibly popular DevHook firmware emulator may be gone for good. According to PSP Hacks, the web host of DevHook has received a cease and desist order (translated by 0o...

August 3rd 2006 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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Steve reports that a new version of Devhook is available for you homebrewing folk out there. The latest version allows you to run homebrew directly from emulated 2.71 firmware, so there's less need to messily switch between firmwares. Now that you can run legal games and your illegal games original...

July 20th 2006 at 10:36am 0 Comments
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Score yet another win for the impressive homebrew community that "continues to thwart Sony". Sony imposes firmware requirements for all of its newest games, such as the adorable LocoRoco demo. However, using a newly updated program called "Devhook," anyone with a 1.50 PSP can emulate the 2.71 firmwa...

July 13th 2006 at 9:11pm 0 Comments