Some recent developments in the PSP homebrew scene has the community revving up again. Apparently a few coders now have access to a possible kernel exploit for newer PSP firmwares.
Some recent developments in the PSP homebrew scene has the community revving up again. Apparently a few coders now have access to a possible kernel exploit for newer PSP firmwares, two of which are coyotebean and Team Typhoon.
Coyotebean revealed on the lan.st forums a few days ago that he (or she) already has a confirmed kernel key for the 6.20 PSPgo. It seems he has one for the 5.70 PSP go as well.
While kernel exploits like this invariably raise the community’s hopes for the release of a new custom firmware, coyotebean has so far said that “there will not be any ‘enabler'”.
Pretty much the only thing we can hope for right now is that one of the other teams with an exploit release their own HEN or CFW. The thing is, that may not even come to pass. Wagic coder Wololo explains:
There is an implicit agreement among hackers that these exploits should not be disclosed, because kernel exploits have become extremely rare since firmware 6.00 (it is believed a major cleanup of Sony’s code happened at that time to protect the psp go), so it is quite likely that these kernel exploits are actually one single exploit (so revealing it would ruin the efforts of other teams that try to keep it secret). Also, depending on the hacker, kernel exploits are kept secret for personal and/or ethical reasons .
Kudos to ThirstyCow for the tip!
Via [lan.st, wololo.net]