For those of you that doesn’t know what Infinity is, it is pretty much a 6.61 permanent patch for the 6.61 ME CFW & PRO CFW… Well, kind of.
Let me explain to you what Infinity actually is.
Davee’s Project Infinity:
While we told you that Davee’s Infinity is going to enable you to auto-boot into a 6.61 CFW, similar to the current 6.20 permanent patch, we did not tell you exactly how this is achieved.
The outcome is the same, you will end up with a PSP that can boot into a 6.61 CFW by its own, like the 6.20 permanent patch auto-boots into a 6.20 CFW by itself, but strictly speaking, Infinity is not a permanent patch per se.
Let us go back into the past of Dark~AleX’ PSP 1000 OE CFWs, and take a look at something that is called a Hybrid Firmware.
Dark~AleX’ Hybrid Firmwares – SE, OE & early M33 CFWs:
Back in the days the famous Developer Dark~AleX was the best (and pretty much only) source for Custom Firmwares, and he provided us with his SE, OE & M33 Custom Firmwares.
Before the PSP 2000 was a thing, all Custom Firmwares were based on the PSP Firmware 1.50. This means that the PSP 1000 was running a Firmware 1.50, which had a secondary 2.71, 3.10 or 3.XX kernel (depending on the OE/M33 CFW that was installed).
The base firmware of the PSP was always 1.50, and the CFW pretty much just provided a secondary kernel that ran the newer Firmware (e.g. 2.71).
As of the PSP 2000’s release, and the birth of dual device Firmwares, Dark~AleX had to change his CFWs and they were based on the current firmwares.
An additional, PSP 1000-only 1.5 Kernel has been made available, which allows the playback of older 1.5 Kernel Homebrews, such as Resurssiklunssi, the RCO decryption homebrew.
The latest 1.5 Kernel Addon that Dark~AleX provided was for his 5.00 M33-6 Custom Firmware. Newer Custom Firmwares, such as our beloved 6.xx ME, LME & PRO CFWs, had to use the LEDA Plugin for 1.5 Kernel Homebrew support.
Hybrid Firmwares and additional Kernel addons haven’t been a thing since the old days, well, at least until now.
Davee’s new 6.31/6.61 Hybrid Firmware:
Dark~AleX is not the only one that can create a working Hybrid Firmware, at least as of now.
Developer Davee is exploiting a bug in the PSP Firmware 6.31, which enables it to load unoffical code while the device is booting.
This new bug is unfortunally fixed as of later firmwares, such as 6.60, but due to the possibility of a Hybrid Firmware, it is possible to exploit this 6.31 bug and still load the 6.61 firmware.
This means that Davee has made it possible to install a 6.31/6.61 Hybrid Firmware, which will essentially give you a 6.61 firmware, despite being based on the 6.31 kernel.
Long story short: Your PSP is pretty much running a 6.31 firmware kernel, that is running the 6.61 firmware. You can add a CFW to said 6.61 firmware and essentially have a 6.61 CFW.
In the end it is possible to automatically boot into the 6.61 CFW, which will look & feel the same as a permanent patch for said Custom Firmware.
Supported Custom Firmwares & Devices:
Davee’s Infinity does not really care what firmware you are currently running, because it is going to overwrite said firmware with its own 6.31/6.61 Hybrid firmware anyways.
It is still recommended to run the latest 6.xx ME, LME or PRO CFW before using Davee’s Infinity software.
In terms of devices, Infinity supports all PSP 1000s (01g), all 2000s (02g – including TA-088v3!), most PSP 3000s (03g, 04g & 09g) and all PSP GOs (05g).
The remaining devices would be the very rare PSP 3000 07g, and the PSP E1000, which does not natively support the firmware 6.31.
The former is not supported due to its rarity, and thus lack of testing, while the latter is not supported due to it having no native firmware 6.31 support.
Davee is going to provide a future update for Infinity, which will try to add PSP E1000 support, while the PSP 3000 07g should be supported as of now, but this is untested due to the devices rarity.
If you do happen to own a PSP 3000 07g, be sure to contact Wololo, Davee or me via Email, Twitter, etc. A 07g PSP 3000 is incredibly rare, and would be valueable for testing purposes.
Necessary Files and Infinity’s public Release Date:
As I said before, you pretty much just need a supported PSP device that is running one of the most recent 6.xx Custom Firmwares. We recommend 6.xx ME, LME or PRO (latest revisions!).
Otherwise you will need the 6.31 and 6.61 Firmware Updaters (either for the PSP X000s [PSPs with UMD drive] or the PSPgo), the 6.61 Custom Firmware installers for the LME or PRO CFW and of course Davee’s Infinity files.
About Infinity’s release, Davee mentioned that he is going to apply the finishing touches to Infinity and plans to release Infinity on saturday, 23:59:59 (UTC+0).
This leaves the Sunday for quick hotfixes, that Davee can easily add before the weekend is over.
Enjoy the video showcase as a little teaser, until you can get your hands on Infinity yourselves. Dont’t worry about those red screens, they will be removed in the public version.
We are going to keep you up to date about Infinity and will of course provide you with an Article of our own when Davee officially releases it.