Not long after v3.10 firmware
was released, our famous 'homebrew' developer didn't rest until he proved to the world that more could be done in terms of modding a PSP
. Dark_Alex's custom brand firmware: 3.10 OE-A (OE standing for Open Edition) makes the original PSP's potential look like a total joke.
only does it allow the PSP to run pirated discs (most desirable feature in a decrypting program), but can even run other sorts of applications, speed up the processor, make maximum use of the display's resolution and brightness level, all this without having to connect a power adaptor.
So, for everyone to understand, V3.10 firmware released by Sony
has patches vulnerabilities that allowed the PSP to be downgraded to a homebrew-capable version. It's as simple as that. How could anyone resist developing it, not to mention using it?
Firware v3.10 is an update for customers who own the PSP model number PSP-1001 K. You should not try to update your PSP if you own a different model of the system. There is no guarantee of proper operation with other models of the PSP system.
So, it looks like publishers and developers have their way cut out for them if they want to win the war with piracy
. The thing is that even if games were to become less expensive and gaming systems more operative, developers know it isn't the answer. It's just too much fun for some to be able to crack into any software released by Sony or some other big company and manipulate it to their own desire. Further more, as this Open Edition firmware even increases the system's capabilities, practically making it a PSP2, the guy who developed it will get nothing but cheers from PSP gamers just waiting for something like this to surface.