Damn I miss the days when we would all rely on Freeplay to debunk lame youtube attempts at “hacks”. Anyways, since Freeplay’s youtube Channel is gone, somebody’s got to do the job.
So, you might have seen this video on major PSP news sites:
Well, too bad, it’s as fake as fake can be.
cypriotbro gave me enough information to understand that this thing is fake, but a video says much more than text, so here’s my own hack:
Pretty cool, huh? Too bad it’s a crappy fake. The “Fake” file is courtesy of Ruyor at upsp.ws’s forums. You can download it there and try for yourself.
It seems the “thumbnail” generation function on the PSP has some kind of bug: A black image can have a green thumbnail in some circumstances. I wasn’t aware of that bug, so the fake almost got me when Magixien showed me the video. I turns out the bug doesn’t happen on older firmwares (I was testing on 5.00 m33).
So yeah, nothing to see here people, you can go back to sleep, and insult tontunaspi on his youtube Channel, lamers deserve it. Datel’s exploit is much more interesting.
As usual, you should not trust something unless you can test it by yourself, or if the people announcing it have been long enough on the scene to be trusted. Remember: so far, the PSP has never been hacked by somebody who “came out of the blue”, only by people who were “known” on the scene.