183w ago - Just over a month ago it was reported that Sony's PSP Go console was hacked... but the exploit was not released at the time in hopes that it could be useful to developers.
Today FreePlay has released the Mercury PSP exploit as it was patched by Sony in PSP Firmware 6.20 rendering it useless, however, those who haven't updated yet to PSP Firmware 6.20 can give it a try below along with the source code courtesy of Mathieulh!
To quote: "You need firmware 6.10 or below, and the game of course. The exploit was patched in 6.20, and the PSN version of the game was updated to require 6.20.
The eLoader isn't happening at all unless I can get a 6.10 firmware dump from the Go, which this exploit can't do. It would probably be best to wait until an XMB-based exploit comes along... game-based exploits are too easy to block."
Requires either the American or European version of Archer Maclean's Mercury.
To run a sample:
1. copy the *CONTENTS* of MS_ROOT to the ROOT of your memory stick - e.g. 'PSP' overwrites the old 'PSP' folder.
2. copy the mercury_us.bin and mercury_eu.bin to the ROOT of your memory stick (same place you just put the 'PSP' folder).
3. run the game.
4. load the savedata from the main menu.
If you accidentally start a game, you can pause, load the savedata, then hit Start again and it'll work that way, too.
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Yea hehe, I try to just focus on reporting the news for PSP stuff... no time to follow the drama going on. Perhaps I'd care personally if it was PS3-related though... but I sold my PSP several years back and really am out of touch with all things PSP these days.
I'm sure those who have too much time on their hands and wish to follow the PSP scene bickerings can read them on FreePlay's YouTube comments though.