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…
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