Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Technabob is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.
As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Learn more.

Psp-3000 Hacked: One Small Step for Hackers, One Giant Step for Homebrew

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

And so it has come to pass: a group of developers calling themselves Team Typhoon recently achieved a breakthrough in hacking the PSP-3000 via member Davee’s ChickHEN Homebrew Enabler. As proof, a Team Typhoon member posted a video of ChickHEN at work on YouTube, adding, “This proves that the code survives a reboot and the system software and MAC address can be changed.”

psp3000-hackzorzed

However, the exploit is still in development and has limited functionality. Unlike the hacks for the PSP-1000 and PSP-2000, the HEN TIFF exploit does not allow installation of custom firmware, won’t allow a PSP-3000 to play backups of PSP or PSX games (such as those in .ISO and .CSO formats), load plugins or “touch the flash” of a PSP. That last one sounded a bit dirty. Anyway, Here’s the video of a PSP with 5.03 firmware booting on the HEN environment:

While the HEN exploit still has no PSP/PSX backup support, it can be used to run emulators – such as the GBA emulator gPSP, pictured below – as well as other homebrew games and programs, such as the well-known PSPTube.

psp-3000-with-gba-emu

Head on to Davee’s website for more details on ChickHEN. You can also download the hack on his website, but make sure that a.) you’re running firmware version 5.03 and b.) you absolutely know what you’re doing, because if you break your PSP you only have yourself to blame. Hackers don’t offer no warranty; they break ’em.

[via Slashdot]



Kensington StudioDock

Kensington StudioDock

Win a 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali Pickup Truck

Win a 2020 GMC Sierra 3500 HD Denali Pickup Truck

Ultrasonic Obliterator Slow-Mo

Ultrasonic Obliterator Slow-Mo

Advertisement
Some Ford Mustang Mach-E Buyers Will Get Their EVs Late

Some Ford Mustang Mach-E Buyers Will Get Their EVs Late

David Hasselhoff’s Knight Rider K.I.T.T. Replica for Sale

David Hasselhoff’s Knight Rider K.I.T.T. Replica for Sale

This 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS Belonged to Carroll Shelby

This 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS Belonged to Carroll Shelby

Advertisement