Did Datel hack the PSPGo? n00b81 sent me this interesting link today.
Datel is a company known for their various tools for many consoles. Their most famous product is probably the “Action Replay”, a series of software tools that allow you to cheat in many games (extra lives, extra gold, extra weapons, that kind of stuff…). Action replay is available for many console, and Datel have sometimes been criticized for making easy money on open source software (such as some code by Booster and the Prometheus team, related to the PSP IPL).
Datel was supposed to release an equivalent to the Pandora battery for the PSP 3000 in 2008, the “Blue Lite Tool”. Their press release, made on the site Maxconsole.net, was apparently only a buzz, as the battery was a standard pandora battery (it worked as expected on old PSPs, but didn’t do anything more than a regular battery on PSP 3000 models). It is still unclear if their Blue Lite Tool was a fake from the start, or if the lawsuit they got from Sony at that time was related to the tool.
Today Datel announce that they have a way to run the Action Replay software on the PSPGo. From the page in the link above:
Works with the original SONY PSP the PSP 2000 & 3000 plus the new PSPgo.
For such a tool to work on a PSPGo, it means that either Datel has become an official Sony partner (I highly doubt that), or they found a new way to run unencrypted code on a PSP Go, or their product description is lying (which happened in the past with the blue tool).
No doubt the hackers will get their hands on this product and debunk the scam if it is one.
Thanks again to n00b81 for the info.