Issues with HBL and the hot shots UMD (part 2)
Yesterday I mentioned reports from people who are having difficulties running HBL on the hot shots golf UMD (US). Although I don’t have the exact same testing conditions as these people, I was able to get a UMD of the US Game to test.
I was able to run the hello world, as well as HBL R100 on a PSP 1000 in 6.31, and on a PSP 3000 in 5.03 with the “greatest hits” version of the UMD, without any problem. Based on this test, I believe the exploit works correctly independently of the firmware/psp model on the hot shots UMD I have. After discussing with a few users, it turns out there are several versions of the hot shots golf UMD, and it could be that one of these versions is not (yet) compatible with the exploit.
If you own the hot shots UMD, please let me know the following things:
- Please describe the UMD you own. Is it the “greatest hits” version (yes/no) ? If not, does the UMD have a “update firmware” feature (yes/no), and if so, what firmware does it ship with?
- Does the hello world work for you (yes/no)?
Since getting anything else than the “greatest hits” version is difficult for me, and assuming this really is the reason this is not working for some people, I might unfortunately not be able to help people much more on this issue. Hopefully other hackers will have access to a “non working” UMD, and can maybe see what’s wrong. (that, or some kind soul will send it to me for investigation )
On the bright side, the “greatest hits” version seems way easier to find than the older versions!
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