I don’t remember when we had the last PSP CFW news at Wololo’s Blog, but this one is kinda exciting!
The developer Rahim-US ported the famous PSP custom firmwares 6.60 ME-1.8 and 6.60 LME-1.8 to the 6.20 kernel of the PSP, which makes them compatible with the permanent patch.
Neur0n’s PSP CFW can now be permanently installed on every PSP that supports the 6.20 firmware, instead of only the PSP 1000 and 2000.
Same Custom Firmware, different base firmware
In general, this new 6.20 ME/LME-1.8 CFW is the same as the 6.60 ME/LME-1.8 CFW, it just got backported to the 6.20 kernel, so it can be used in combination with the permanent patch, which makes the LME CFW basically a full CFW, on any PSP model, like the ME on older PSPs.
In the past, only the PRO CFW and the TN HEN were able to use the permanent patch, since there was no ME/LME CFW for said firmware 6.20.
The permanent patch is a nice addition to the PSP, since it looks and feels the same as a full (cIPL) CFW, something that most people will know from the PSP 1000 and 2000.
The permanent patched CFWs are basically just auto-booting LCFWs, which means a brick can still be fatal and flash0 mods are NOT recommended (Unless one uses a cIPL CFW, but that is something that just exists for the PSP 1000 and 2000).
The good thing about the permanent patch is, that it can help resolve to fix semi-bricks, since it offers access to the recovery menu, which then can be used to fix flash problems or even flash a completely new firmware.
I, personally, am very happy that it is now possible to use the LME CFW on firmware 6.20, since this means it can be permanent patched, when the perma patcher for the 6.20 LME is done.
The permanent patch installer for the 6.20 LME is currently still being worked on, to guarantee that it will be a safe one, not like the first public version of the permanent patcher for TN-D HEN, which bricked a few PSPs, due to an oversight.
If you are now interested in installing these new 6.20 CFWs on your PSP, be sure to grab them from Zload.net!
If you are running a higher firmware than 6.20, be sure to grab the 6.20 firmware update and the Chronoswitch Downgrader, which will enable you to install/downgrade to firmware 6.20.