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Thread: Firmware 2.0 and its ways of blocking homebrew.

  
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    Well, I've noticed that 2.0 will block different homebrew types in different ways. To start, U all know how 2.0 wont even attemp to load an application unlike 1.51/2 which load the PSP screen and then give u an error. Now, even tho it wont attempt to run the games, it still shows the icon of MOST of them. Now the most notable thing that I have seen, is that it NEVER shows the icons of ISO loaders. So this shows tha they have some way of telling them apart from normal homebrew. Im not sure how, but its probably not too complicated. Now, some applications wont even show the icon at all. 2.0 is also immune to the "Hidden Corrupt Icon" trick. I think this could be because it is the Japanese firmware and I heard that the hidden corrupt icons may not work for certain regions or something, but I lean morew towards Sony just made it so u cant hide them. If nay1 else wants to explain or add things that they've noticed 2.0 blocks out with homebrew, reply.


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    well we know that 2.0 will show firmware updates. what i think devs should do is try and make the psp think that the homebrew is a firmware update so we can launch it

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    Mit, that is not 100% true. I edited the 2.0 update after updating, and it said corrupted. All I changed was the title of the SFO.

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    Mit, that is not 100% true. I edited the 2.0 update after updating, and it said corrupted. All I changed was the title of the SFO.
    Still, Mitwang isnt entirely correct, especially cuz the thing might only be able to accept one since it "MUST" (or so they sya) be called "UPDATE".

    But, when u mix and SFO file wth any other file on a save or update it will be corrups. I spent much time trying to edit game saves to make it look like I had GTA a whike back, but its always gonna show up corrupt. Even if u just open the file with notepad, and save without changing anything, it will become corrupt ot the PSP because it can recognize this. Its sensative that way.

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    Yah, it would have been nice if someone made hombrew look like a 2.0 US update. $ony has some tricky basturds on their side :?
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    well then our only option is to kidnap some of these so called "tricky basturds" and make them tell us everything
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    xander if u try to edit the sfo it will automatically be corrupt. but as ive said before, i think all the hacking groups should try to extract the signed code from the firmware updates

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    the sony sdk automaticly writes things as signed code.

    Who has a software development company and $9,000?
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    do you think codewarrior writes programs in signed code. cuz it was kind of leaked a couple months ago ;)

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    If I had it I could tell you.

    But sony has its own dev kit
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