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PSP Memory Stick Homebrew Utility v0.6 Update Available

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317w ago - Raing3 is not yet through with this PSP homebrew app, Memory Stick Utility. He's released v0.6 today, and has made several changes to improve its function.

Download: PSP Memory Stick Utility v0.6

Just a recap for those not familiar with this app. PlayStation Portable Memory Stick Utility is a mutli-player utility which allows you to perform various general management functions on your MemStick.

Here's the list of what it can do:

• Connect various devices through a USB cable (Flash 0, Flash 1, Flash 2, Flash 3, Memory Stick and UMD Disc)
• Inject a variety of included IPLs or an IPL from a file to the Memory Stick
• Erase the entire IPL space of the Memory Stick
• Check the IPL injected on the Memory Stick or a file located on the Memory Stick
• Create a checksum of the IPL injected on the Memory Stick or an IPL located on the Memory Stick
• Extract the IPL injected on the Memory Stick to a file

And here's what's new in PSP Memory Stick Utility 0.6:

• Added option to extract Memory Stick MBR
• Added detection of available IPL space and Memory Stick Information
• Added option to extract entire IPL space from Memory Stick
• Fixed a bug which...
 

Will the PSP-3000 Defeat Homebrew?

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329w ago - Unauthorized hacking of the PSP has been a serious problem for Sony ever since enterprising hackers managed to run unsigned code on the PSP-1000 back in 2005. The ability to revert to an unprotected version of the firmware, and later the ability to install completely custom pirate firmware has enabled some owners to play pirated PSP games downloaded from the Internet.

By some accounts, developers like Ready at Dawn and Capcom have lost more than 50% of their prospective revenues to software piracy. One estimate has software producers losing more than $4 million per week to piracy. In June, SCEE President David Reeves stated that "There is a piracy problem on the PSP. We know about it, we know how it's done. It sometimes fuels the growth of hardware sales, but on balance we are not happy about it."

Clearly, defeating piracy is one of the biggest concerns facing designers at Sony. It appears that the company may be planning to take some drastic steps to deter homebrew on the device with the release of the new PSP-3000 model, but like always, the company remains very secretive about its plans.

The first clue that they have something up their sleeve is the fact that the company recently recalled the extended-life battery peripheral from stores, even though there were no signs that it...
 

PSP Filer v5.1 released!

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343w ago - Mediumgauge has released an update to PSP Filer, a powerful yet easy-to-use file management application designed specifically for PSP.

By using PSP Filer, users can easily edit, copy, delete, and transfer files on the memory stick and flash memory.

Download: PSP Filer v5.1 [Right-click, Save As]

Version 5.1 features the addition of a built-in editor for binary type files, and allows users to connect to their PC via USB connection from within the application.

Here is the Changelog:

general:
- enabled to connect to PC via USB in kernel3 version.
binary viewer:
- added a binary-editor feature.
note:a large file (more than 22MB) and an archived file (which is bound in .zip, .rar, etc.) cannot be edited.
 

Sony bans PSP homebrew talk; violates license agreement

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380w ago - SCEA has stated on the Official Playstation boards that discussion of PSP homebrew and hacking is BANNED. SCEA state that homebrew applications void the warranty of the PSP and an official area to discuss such features can not be provided. The following topics are banned - custom firmware themes, applications, custom animation/sounds and other materials made available only through the use of homebrew applications. Basically EVERYTHING related to PSP homebrew/hacking is banned, anyone that ignores their policy will be banned and considered for other 'disciplinary actions' as determined by their admins. The official Playstation boards were FULL of homebrew discussion incase you didn't know!

To quote: "Homebrew applications void the warranty of the PSP(PlayStationPortable) system, and an official area to discuss such activities cannot be provided by SCEA. Any postings that are clearly homebrew-related, such as those providing instructions on downgrading firmware updates, will be removed from this board. This also includes, but is not limited to, the following topics:

• custom firmware
• themes, applications, custom bootup animations/sounds, and other materials made available only with use of homebrew
• programs that may be used to aid or facilitate copyright violations (such as Eboots,...
 
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