PSP Official Firmware 6.60, patches the 6.39 Kernel exploit

Hidden in small prints in the announce for PS3 3.70, Sony announced the upcoming release of PSP Firmware 6.60.

As expected, this patch fixes Some1′s kernel exploit, which means no CFW for you if you foolishly upgrade. Apparently we can still run signed homebrews (and therefore, HBL should run as well if you need to run homebrews that are not signed), but early reports mention that the fake_np trick doesn’t work any more on isos (for the few who knew about this technique to run isos on Official firmware)

I already know that lots of people will come crying “waaa waaa my little brother upgraded to 6.60 and now I can’t play pirated games anymore…” … well, at least you can still enjoy homebrews, emulators, etc… If you updated to 6.60 and need your dose of free games, check our homebrew downloads, most of them will work with Half Byte Loader.

Hmmm… second thought though, Neur0n announced on his twitter that some of the NIDss have changed for 6.60…which might compromise HBL running correctly on this firmware… I’d love to see some feedback if someone can give a try to HBL. Oh, the good news is, Neur0n’s apparently already working on a 6.60 CFW… but I would assume it will run on 6.39 initially, so it’s wise to not upgrade, as usual.

And here I was, 10 minutes ago, saying Sony was leaving us alone…

Feel free to discuss about this new firmware in the comments below, or on our forums

  1. MitMakis’s avatar

    Sony’ll probably leave us alone on the release of the PS Vita, by then all their attention will be fixated on that.

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  2. equis’s avatar

    AFAIK, some1 had a couple more of exploits… I hope didn’t were leaked, so there are possibilities that neur0n’s CFW will work directly on 6.60 CFW. On the other hand… it sounds strange the big leap in OFW version number. 6.60? Probably they were fixing a big number of known exploits one by one :D

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  3. BCdiscman’s avatar

    I wouldn’t be so sure that Sony would ever really leave us alone as they seem to have a GOD complex and actually hate to have anything on any of their products that we (the legal owners of said “purchased” devices) put on them to make them more enjoyable unless they have ok’d them. I just wished Nintendo put out a machine as awesome as the PSP since they don’t have this egotistical outlook on their products.

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  4. steven’s avatar

    hbl r113 signé marche pas en 6.60

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  5. jayson’s avatar

    where is PRO-C can’t wait to meet other psp players playing in mid air!!!

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  6. birdistheword’s avatar

    well you can search on youtube for psp signed eboots thats what i use for free games on the psp without any cfw

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  7. AwesomeSteak’s avatar

    i hope he finishes the 6.60 cfw soon. im upgrading right now.

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    1. Cynder2011’s avatar

      Why in the hay would u do that?!?!?!?

      there isnt a reason to upgrade to 6.60

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      1. The_Black_Panther’s avatar

        I guess, he is expecting too much….. and too early…. lolz…

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    2. equis’s avatar

      There’s no exploit to 6.60 yet… and so, CFW will not work.

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    3. Guardian’s avatar

      What part of DON”T upgrade did you not understand?

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  8. GalaXyHaXz’s avatar

    Dang, what a pointless update. This update is just a disgrace like 1.51 and 2.01 and 3.51. All just “latest homebrew” patched. But this was expected, I knew anyday Sany was going to patch it. hopefully ne0uron will make Sony cry again :)

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  9. Momomak’s avatar

    with your computer you can signe your iso game with iso2eboot !

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    1. equis’s avatar

      signed isos were patched

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  10. Abdullah’s avatar

    Dang! some1 already found a kernel exploit for 6.60.

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    1. The_Black_Panther’s avatar

      Who told you that?????? :O

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  11. yellow’s avatar

    kernel exploit for 6.60 by some1 check on psp slimhacks.

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      some1 has asked me to not blog about this kernel exploit because the video was “leaked” by one of his testers. I like pspslimhacks but we have more fresh information on /talk here:
      http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=8132&p=93039#p93039

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  12. Dman’s avatar

    Sony released 6.60 with changes to stop kernel access, But personally I think their main focus was really on their new terms of service/ user agreement. Has anyone taken a look at that? There is lots of new stuff about not hacking them, which is to be expected, after everything that has happened they want to try and make future court proceedings go as much in their favor as possible. But there is also some other pretty heavy stuff in there. First off, they can deactivate any and all accounts at their sole discretion. Then there is talk of automatic updates for both ps3 and psp, installed without any notice. This line comes straight from the document. “SNEA may take all actions to protect its interests” and we all know that sony takes that to the extremes, and in this case their stated course of action includes “implementation of upgrades or devices intended to discontinue unauthorized use”, and “Permanent or temporary disablement” Of any device, as well as any other “remedial efforts as necessary.” Does it sound like sony is gearing up for war to anyone else?

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    1. equis’s avatar

      Though your words could sound hard, there’s a high probability they’re true as Sony has demonstrated before. An important thing is when you say about unnoticed upgrades. These new terms can be applied to the new FW, but not the actual, so there’s a chance to launch some legal actions.
      However, some days ago I connected to the PSN using Media Go, and noticed something strange: Media Go reported to be downloading some updating stuff. When searched for that stuff, I was unable to locate it using Media Go and Windows Explorer, and I don’t know the name of the archives. So I cannot find that stuff. Maybe Media Go is preparing to update my PSPs without asking in the future? That was my question then, and now.

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  13. Media Go 1.8 (Build 121)’s avatar

    Media Go 1.8 (Build 121)
    can be fooled into thinking that the PSP connected to PC is a 6.60

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  14. Bryan_vk’s avatar

    Peroo se puede jugar con los juegos de formato “ISO”,yo tengo la version 6.60 y si puedo jugar a los juegos piratas

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