Risen from the dead: PSP Firmware 6.61 is now available!
The latest PSP firmware update, system software 6.60, had been released in August 2011… That was pretty much 3½ years ago.
Today the PSP firmware 6.61 has been released and is available for PSP & PSP Go.
While this seems to be a bad joke, it actually isn’t one.
We are currently investigating the firmware changes, and will update you, when we have the answers to the most questions.
It has been confirmed that the old dusty 6.60 XMB HBL for the PSP is not working anymore, but any build of the VHBLs are working fine on 6.61.
Fake_np and Sign_np signed games are also working on version 6.61. The same applies to signed Homebrews.
The currently untested things are the ME CFW, LME CFW, PRO CFW, 6.6x HEN and the downgrader.
All these listed programs have a firmware detection build-in, and therefore refuse to operate on firmware 6.61 (as of now).
A simply rewrite of the CFW installer will show if the software (“as is”) is still compatible with firmware 6.61, or if it has to be tweaked to fit the firmware 6.61.
Rumours say that the game “Brandish: The Dark Revenant” is the cause for the 6.61 FW Update. The game will be available on the PSN as PSP game for the PS Vita (TV) and PSP (Go) and apparently requires PSP firmware 6.61 or PS Vita firmware 3.36.
As of now we suggest you to not update to PSP firmware 6.61 yet, at least not until the downgrader and the CFWs are working on 6.61.