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Placasoft from Team Emergency Exit has been working on his project “PSPdualBoot” for a long time. Did he just stop? The answer is NO. Yesterday, Placa gave me a chance to actually test the current progress – very impressive.

The original objective of this project is to automatically launch a homebrew when turning on your PSP. But still, the users should have the ability to choose not to load the homebrew on startup and hit the original XMB interface. The users should be able to select which homebrew they want to launch.

As we can imagine, the project needs to modify our firmware to take effect. Currently Placa is working on an installer for installing and customizing the Auto-Start service, so I had to test it under MPHÂ’s Firmware Launcher. I downloaded the decrypted 1.50 firmware and installed it properly on my memory stick, then applied PlacaÂ’s patch on it. After that, I started the firmware launcher. When seeing the prompt of the launcher, I turned on my WiFi switch and then pressed X button to start the emulation.

The launcher started to load the system, as the memory stick access light was blinking. Then the PSP startup video was played, the background with wavy lines was shown. But I never had a chance to see the old XMB interface before the screen went black after 2 seconds. Then, the access light continued to blinkÂ… and blink. After several seconds, PSP-OSS was loaded (Yay!).

The homebrew worked fine, but I got bored very soon. I just quitted PSP-OSS and modified the settings to load another homebrew. This time I picked PSIX, maybe the very first one you want to load on startup. And yeah, it loaded perfectly.

Placa told me he didnÂ’t think there was anything that PSPdualBoot couldnÂ’t load. Any homebrew you have in your mind that works on 1.50 can be started automatically with PSPdualBoot.

Placa is now working on an installer. This installer will enable you to customize which homebrew you want to load on startup, and then apply the patch to your firmware. He will focus especially on safety, to make sure you wonÂ’t brick your PSP with it (as long as you donÂ’t cut the power of the PSP by yourself).

I also discussed with Placa about something else, like if this can be used to penetrate the parental control of some PSP games. He said very likely. Maybe I was too curious, this function sounds really redundant. 😛

The release date is still unknown according to Placa. Maybe just like the famous Carmark said “It’s done, when it’s done.”

502_PSPdualBoot_logo_1224

Placasoft from Team Emergency Exit has been working on his project “PSPdualBoot” for a long time. Did he just stop? The answer is NO. Yesterday, Placa gave me a chance to actually test the current progress – very impressive.

The original objective of this project is to automatically launch a homebrew when turning on your PSP. But still, the users should have the ability to choose not to load the homebrew on startup and hit the original XMB interface. The users should be able to select which homebrew they want to launch.

As we can imagine, the project needs to modify our firmware to take effect. Currently Placa is working on an installer for installing and customizing the Auto-Start service, so I had to test it under MPHÂ’s Firmware Launcher. I downloaded the decrypted 1.50 firmware and installed it properly on my memory stick, then applied PlacaÂ’s patch on it. After that, I started the firmware launcher. When seeing the prompt of the launcher, I turned on my WiFi switch and then pressed X button to start the emulation.

The launcher started to load the system, as the memory stick access light was blinking. Then the PSP startup video was played, the background with wavy lines was shown. But I never had a chance to see the old XMB interface before the screen went black after 2 seconds. Then, the access light continued to blinkÂ… and blink. After several seconds, PSP-OSS was loaded (Yay!).

The homebrew worked fine, but I got bored very soon. I just quitted PSP-OSS and modified the settings to load another homebrew. This time I picked PSIX, maybe the very first one you want to load on startup. And yeah, it loaded perfectly.

Placa told me he didnÂ’t think there was anything that PSPdualBoot couldnÂ’t load. Any homebrew you have in your mind that works on 1.50 can be started automatically with PSPdualBoot.

Placa is now working on an installer. This installer will enable you to customize which homebrew you want to load on startup, and then apply the patch to your firmware. He will focus especially on safety, to make sure you wonÂ’t brick your PSP with it (as long as you donÂ’t cut the power of the PSP by yourself).

I also discussed with Placa about something else, like if this can be used to penetrate the parental control of some PSP games. He said very likely. Maybe I was too curious, this function sounds really redundant. 😛

The release date is still unknown according to Placa. Maybe just like the famous Carmark said “It’s done, when it’s done.”

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