Our forum and IRC member, and dedicated PSP developer, CybBlade has let us know of some wonderful news coming from the PsP-Dev group:
Originally Posted by Killer-X
All of you have wished this. Yes, now we can load homebrew in PSPs with v1.5 firmware (we haven't try in 1.5x versions). With an exploit that i have just created today we can load any homebrew in our PSP. I must try to make it better, so you will have to wait.
The Release Day will be 06/15/2005 at 15:00 GMT+2 (Spanish Hour).
Note: THIS IS NOT FAKE, anyone who know us, know it's real. Thanks to all
Download the video http://www.xente.mundo-r.com/cybblade/psp-dev/psp-dev-1.5.avi.
Let the anticipation begin!
Update: PaWsTick, another member of the PsP-Dev group, has confirmed that this exploit only works in 1.50 PSPs, and does not work with versions 1.51 or 1.52 (from this post and this post). Those of you who have updated to firmware versions 1.51 or 1.52 are out of luck for the time being.
GREAT NEWS!!! Soon I will be playing Final Fantasy 2 ala PSP!! how sweet it is!! However I have a strange feeling that Midnight Club 3 will be one of those titles with the automatic firmware update... Hopefully not cause I definately want this game but not if it will update my psp... I'd rather have homebrew...
sry but im still a noob at this, but was is "homebrew" exactly. Is like emulators or just games developed on the computer put into the PSP
In a word: "yes". Homebrew is any code development done by people not authorized or licensed by Sony to develop code. So all of those emulators and non-Sony games that are being developed for the PSP are homebrew.
"we'd like to make it known that the legitimacy of this news has already been 100% confirmed by myself via high-ranking scene elders... so no, this is not another "fake video" nor publicity stunt- it's REAL! "