uOFW – The unofficial Official Firmware For PSP back from the dead
Lately everyone’s been so busy with the Vita scene that we’ve been forgetting about the PSP’s existence. It’s 2014, and homebrews are still coming! uOFW is one of my favorites, and I’m sure many of you would also be interested. This project aims to reverse engineer parts of the PSP’s kernel. This’ll help us to know more about how Operating Systems work in general, and allow us to run any unsigned content without having to sign them. We can basically create our own “Official” firmware, that’s right official. (At least that’s what Felix – who’s behind the project – told me)
2 Months ago, Felix Dev (Author of the project along with artart78) mentioned that the project wouldn’t be able to go any further due to the lack of time and support.
Sadly, I don’t think the project will go much further in the future, as nearly every work on it has been stopped. In the upcoming weeks, I’ll upload a working version of the mediaman module which is probably the only module you guys should expect to be uploaded to the Github repository in the foreseeable future.
End of contribution to the uOFW project won’t result in the repository being shut down and everyone is still welcome to add information to it.
Furthermore, if you want to chat with us, we can still be found in our #uofw IRC channel as of now.
uOFW was a great project, and believe me when I say it was a lot of fun, however, the lack of time and support killed it in the end.
We could probably revive it as part of a PS Vita project, but we are nowhere near that any time soon.
On behalf of the uOFW team, I would like to thank everyone who gave us his support throughout these past months and years!
However they have gotten a few developers willing to contribute to the project recently and they’re back in action! 🙂 This is one of the most ambitious projects ever for the PSP. A full reverse engineering of the official PSP firmware! You can follow all their updates here: https://github.com/uofw
They are currently working on reverse engineering the two following modules:
- sceIdStorage: https://github.com/uofw/uofw/tree/idstorage
- module manager: https://github.com/uofw/uofw/tree/modulemgr_updated
Also be sure to check their module status list here: https://github.com/uofw/uofw/wiki/Current-Modules-Status. For a more up-to-date info on modules being worked on, check here https://github.com/uofw/uofw/branches.
If any developers are interested and willing to contribute, you may contact the team via IRC on the FreeNode server (irc.freenode.net) (join the channel #uofw) Or via e-mail at the team’s common email address email@example.com