Iso support on TN Hen?
Although Total_Noob has no plan on implementing iso support in his Hen (at least in the first release), there is no question that many crackers will work on the subject as soon as the Hen is released. The question is not “will it happen?” but “who will be the first team/hacker to provide iso support on 6.20 and on the PSP Go?”. All eyes are turned on Team Gen, but so far the 6.20 Gen looks reminds me of Duke Nukem Forever, so there’s no guarantee that Team Gen will be working on the new firmwares at all.
However, other hackers already stated they would be working on “enhancing the experience” of the Hen, specifically mentioning iso loading.
Liquidzigong, famous for the recent prometheus modules, announced yesterday that he would be working on iso loading as soon as the Hen is released. There’s no doubt that he has the skills for that. Update: it seems a user has been playing a trick on me here, apologies for that. I’ll wait for liquidzigong’s official reply on that.
Dridri85 on the pspgen forums also said he has a “work in progress” iso loader. I can confirm that, since he was working on this iso loader initially for the HBL, but got stuck when he confirmed that kernel access was needed. For those interested, we retrieved his post from the old HBL forums, and added it to the new Hacking forums here on wololo.net. His post contains source code for a working POC of an iso loader. You can check it here.
So, independently of the ethics or hackers’ personal goals, iso loading IS going to happen on the new firmwares, the question is when, and who will be the one providing this feature first.
On a related subject, Total_Noob told me yesterday that he added a “region faking” feature on his Hen, which will allow people to get the cool “TV” icon we get in Japan 🙂 I assume this also allows to play import UMDs, always a nice-to-have feature (did I mention how much I hate region locking?)