Today Placasoft has released a PSP "No Update" UMD Starter launch utility. Included are versions for both v1.00 and v1.50 firmware PSP units, and essentially what this launcher does is to locate the BOOT.BIN file on the UMD disc in the drive, and then load the disc without checking the PSP firmware revision. Since there aren't many PSP titles (both Space Invaders Pocket JAP & Coded Arms JAP come to mind) that require you to update your firmware in order to play them yet, the only thing we could verify at the time of this post was that it does indeed launch the UMD in the drive. Feel free to post related feedback on this utility in our PSP Chat Forum.