Sony PSP Firmware 2.70 Released for U.S. and Japan!

Sony’s back again with a new firmware release for US and Japanese PSP’s. Some dread firmware updates, while others embrase it but it would appear that one thing is for certain. Sony has added a few things to the 2.7 system software update for the PSP that will touch on many things which gamers have categorically requested since the first release, including a few that they didn’t.

A note to keep in mind about this release. As you may recall from previous firmware releases, Sony tends to enjoy modifying their newly released firmwares to prevent gamers from playing homebrew and other unlicensed software on the PSP. From past experience we know to expect this, so before upgrading your system if you still hold homebrew close to your heart as currently all PSP’s are able to play homebrew, 2.7 currently withstanding.

Update: We have confirmed that the GTA exploit does NOT work with 2.7 Firmware, so if you enjoy playing homebrew it is advised that you do not upgrade to continue using all the great homebrew applications, games and emulation the PSP community has to offer.

There are quite a few updates in this release so hold on to your hats as we take you down the rabbit hole. To break the ice we start off with a few networking updates, notably the largest update would be including partial Flash 6 support. Flash support is a great way to add a few games and movies to your PSP collection on the go, the only noteable issue with integrated Flash support is that some functions are “not supported” in addition to the obvious fact that Flash 6 is somewhat outdated.

Another nice addition for this PSP firmware is audio files are now easily available from your Memory Stick after grabbing your latest podcast [rss]. On that note, music extensions for AAC have also been updated.

Download : [ PSP 2.7 Firmware (USA) ]
Download : [ PSP 2.7 Firmware (Japanese) ]

Sony PSP Firmware 2.70

Sony’s back again with a new firmware release for US and Japanese PSP’s. Some dread firmware updates, while others embrace it but it would appear that one thing is for certain – Sony has added a few things to the 2.70 system software update for the PSP that will touch on many things which gamers have categorically requested since the first release, including a few that they didn’t.

A note to keep in mind about this release. As you may recall from previous firmware releases, Sony tends to enjoy modifying their newly released firmwares to prevent gamers from playing homebrew and other unlicensed software on the PSP. From past experience we know to expect this, so before upgrading your system if you still hold homebrew close to your heart as currently all PSP’s are able to play homebrew, 2.70 currently withstanding.

Update: We have confirmed that the GTA exploit does NOT work with 2.7 Firmware, so if you enjoy playing homebrew it is advised that you do not upgrade to continue using all the great homebrew applications, games and emulation the PSP community has to offer.

There are quite a few updates in this release so hold on to your hats as we take you down the rabbit hole. To break the ice we start off with a few networking updates, notably the largest update would be including partial Flash 6 support. Flash support is a great way to add a few games and movies to your PSP collection on the go, the only notable issue with integrated Flash support is that some functions are “not supported” in addition to the obvious fact that Flash 6 is somewhat outdated.

Another nice addition for this PSP firmware is audio files are now easily available from your Memory Stick after grabbing your latest podcast [rss]. On that note, music extensions for AAC have also been updated.


[Network]

  • [Internet Browser] now supports Macromedia Flash contents playback.
    *You need to enable the Flash contents playback in the [System Settings].
    *The version of the flash player is Macromedia Flash Player 6 (a part of the functions is not supported).
  • The settings of the [Internet Browser] is added into [Settings] -> [Connection Settings]
  • The audio contents from channels in the [RSS Channel] section now can be saved into your memory stick.
  • [Auto] option added to [Rate Change] in [Location Free Player].
    *More about the Location Free base station can be found [here].

 
[Music]

  • Added file extension to playable AAC format.

 
[Settings]

  • Added [Enable Flash Player] in [System Settings].
    *To change this option, you need to connect to the internet.
  • “Simplified Chinese” and “Traditional Chinese” added to [System Settings] -> [System Language].
  • Added [RSS Channel Settings].
  • Added [UMD Video L & R Button] into [Video Settings].

[Others]

  • Fixed some issues when using a memory stick with more than 2GB free space.
    *This problem has not happened among the memory sticks sold in Japan until April 24.

Download : [ PSP 2.7 Firmware (USA) ]
Download : [ PSP 2.7 Firmware (Japanese) ]

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