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Happy New Year
Written by Fanjita    Monday, 01 January 2007

Another year come and gone, and the PSP homebrew scene moves from strength to strength.

It's been a wild year.  Who could have predicted,  at the start of 2006, that we would have a custom firmware, that takes the best of the latest Sony code (including a PS1 emulator!), and incorporates full homebrew support (plus some slightly less-kosher features... Wink ), available to just about every PSP?

And yet that's exactly what we have in the form of Dark Alex's OE firmware.  Not only that, but the ability to emulate other firmware versions more or less perfectly.

Whatever the coming year brings, I'm sure it will be exciting.   And you can guarantee that Noobz will be there, doing our best to help the effort to advance the scene.

In the meantime, for those who have just got into the PSP homebrew scene, perhaps with a new PSP for Christmas, we've added the beginnings of what will hopefully become a comprehensive homebrew FAQ as part of the Homebrew Database.  With any luck, it will help to demystify what is becoming an increasingly complex scene.  You can find a link in the navbar on the left. 

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santos said:

  thanks. homebrew is the only thing that keeps me interested in psp. thanks. and a happy new year
January 01, 2007

Sheeaids said:

  i wonder wht will happen next year........ psp2, teh big 4.0
January 01, 2007

Blaze said:

  Happy New Year EVERY1 at Noobz!! and keep up the good work!!!
January 01, 2007

GeppyZ said:

  Happy New Year guys! I can still remember the first Homebrew on my psp fw 2.60 with the GTA exploit it was amazing! thanks for everything.
January 01, 2007

zx-81 said:

  Happy new year ! I wish everyone all the best smilies/smiley.gif

Zx
January 01, 2007

Zepper said:

  You should tell us the "minimal" firmware version to run/install this brand new custom firmware. It wouldn't work on 3.01, would it? 2.71? -_-;;
January 01, 2007

disabled said:

  Bonne Ann??e
bin oui ya des francais sur Noobz
January 01, 2007

LEON THOMAS FROM MEXICO CITY said:

  HAPPY AND NICE 2007 ONLY I WANT TO SAY KEEP ON THE SAME ROAD BECOUSE IS THE CORRECTLY I HAVE DONGRADED MY PSP FROM 2.80 TO 1.50 PRETTY NICE YEAAAAAA SALUDOS DESDE MEXICO DF
January 01, 2007

blank said:

  too bad i just bought a psp smilies/sad.gif and updated it with 3.02 before i knew about dark alex's fw smilies/angry.gif
January 01, 2007

Tom Stover said:

  Just wait, bud, I give it 3, 4 months tops till a 3.02 downgrader comes out. Just try to hold out.
January 01, 2007

blank said:

  oops 3.03 i mean smilies/grin.gif
January 02, 2007

Machuca said:

  Well thanks to the noobz team, they brought the hope to the 2.80 owners, thanks to the xloader the downgrader was made.

Thanks Noobz

Happy New Year
January 02, 2007

PSPQ said:

  I can't imagine the PSP getting much better in the way of firmware with the exception of a few bugfixes and compression support for PS1 games, but I bet someone will still suprise me with something great. I'll keep my eyes open.
January 02, 2007

tuddy said:

  Happy new year everyone. I hope 2007 brings even more developments in the PSP homebrew scene than 2006 did. And to all those who got a PSP for christmas: Enjoy your console, and we'll get around to making E-loaders or downgraders for you if you updated your firmware.
January 02, 2007

sad psp owner said:

  look i'n not going to update my psp agin till i can downgrade it to the 1.50 frimware
January 02, 2007

DranzerX13 said:

  I sure hope noobz comes up with an eloader or something for psp fw 2.81. Wish I had known about devhook before I updated because now all the homebrew emus and games I had on there, I can't play them now. not until 2.81 gets cracked.
January 03, 2007

mp said:

  im gunna give that custom firmware a shot
January 03, 2007

coty said:

  Well hopefully noobz will find an exploit i hear that the there might be one in BMP image files. Hope it is true and works on 3.00.
January 03, 2007

Digit said:

  Yeah!

Really crazy PSP HACK year!!!

I will bet this next one is even MORE crazy!

Maby we are going to see a total new firmware for the PSP. I bet some Dev will make it! or maby even SONY will!

Happy new year everybody, Devs n Users!


Greetings from Norway
January 03, 2007

JLA2006 said:

  Yes, if the PSP scene this year is even half as interesting as it was in 2006, we should be looking forward to an exciting year, for developers and users alike. Well just wanting to Wish all the developers involved in the noobz team, or all PSP Developers for that matter, A belated Happy New Year!! I have much appreciation for all the developers that took part in this vast devolping homebrew scene. Fanijta, the Homebrew Faq will most surely be appreciated by newcomers entering into this beggining of a complex "Homebrew Revolution". Never Before has Homebrew been so "at hand" to the majority. Thanks a million, and good look on the new year of PSP Homebrew, A Homebrew Revolution!~~ Joseph
January 04, 2007

HanishKVC said:

  Thanks to everyone in the PSP homebrew community, by having a 2.71 PSP with HEND, Devhook launcher (0.45 for 1.5 support), Dump for 1.5, psardumper, devhook and eloader one can do pretty much everything one wants to do. Thanks to sony also for making PSPs.

Lets hope for a new PSP with builtin flash/hdd disk, homebrew support from sony, a keyboard and maybe more powerful processing.
January 04, 2007

blank said:

  i'll never update my firmware again without doing my homework first. and to think i thought going from 2.81 to 3.03 would be a good thing . oooo wma playback ! flash! bleh i miss my wifi sniffer !!!!!!!! smilies/sad.gif
January 04, 2007

AVALAUNCH said:

  nice thing,!!!!
enjoy the new year and smilies/cheesy.gif
January 04, 2007

SGKID said:

  i wanna say have a happy new year and i need to downgrade my psp 2.8 help plz. can i get one which won't brick my psp?
January 04, 2007

yannp29 said:

  Happy new year to all and big thanks to all PSP developers who made 2006 great.
Sony gave us a wonderfull piece of hardware, and all those guys gave us some great soft!!!
I started to play homebrews with the first eloader from Fanjita and could not upgrade it to avoid to lose these great softwares.
And then came the 3.0X OE-X big thing (check the last one!).
Seems this new year is going to be crazy.

May the PSP's Gods be with all those guys working for making us happy!!!!!!
January 05, 2007

AlexV said:

  I have a 2.80 UPDATED Firmware. I just try to run homebrew with Xloader... I really want to run homebrew... What are my best options? So thanks to help me... smilies/cry.gif
January 05, 2007

A critic said:

  "Who could have predicted, at the start of 2006, that we would have a custom firmware..."

If only that were true... smilies/cheesy.gif

Anyways- Happy New Year to everyone at n00bz- and try to stay with the times, Fanjita! smilies/wink.gif
January 06, 2007

Fanjita said:

  Umm... I was talking about making predictions at the start of 2006, rather than predictions about the start of 2006 (or about the start of 2007). smilies/tongue.gif
January 06, 2007

A critic said:

  Oh, sorry Fanjita- looks like I needed to stay with the times smilies/tongue.gif
January 07, 2007

a filipino said:

  wen will they do stuff for 2.81 T_T
January 08, 2007

JoshKlaz said:

  Happy New Year to all the N00bz! team, you guys are amazing, you should take over Sony next smilies/grin.gif
January 08, 2007

coty said:

  maybe this year will bring an exploit like the tiff for 2.0 throgh 2.80 but for 2.81 through 3.xx. I can hear it coming. Sorry guys im just ready to run homebrew now that ive had the psp for almost 2 years.
January 09, 2007

a person said:

  I UPDATED TO 2.82 FROM 2.80 A DAY BEFORE THE 2.80 DOWNGRADER CAME OUT!!! smilies/angry.gif smilies/angry.gif smilies/angry.gif
January 10, 2007

Bob said:

  Thanks for alll you have done I look 4wad 2 been able to do something with 2.81 I lent my PSP 2 a mate who returned his PSP due 2 fault with 2.6 got it back with 2.81 (blame gta vc) I was so gutted smilies/cry.gif
January 11, 2007

I say.... said:

  GO THE 2.8DOWNGRADER.... just upgraded to 3.03OE-B custom firmware... it is AWESOME smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif
January 12, 2007

ibobsaid said:

  i cant wait till theres a way for v3.03 OE-B to be installed on v3.01... MGS Portable Ops is what keeps me wanting to play PSP anymore.

Mabye sony will give in. you got to admit that a bunch of coders at Sony try to patch up an exploit 2-3 people did use to make free games playable on psp.
January 13, 2007

Wootage said:

  Best thing you've made has to be the 2.8 downgrader smilies/smiley.gif thank you so much smilies/tongue.gif
January 13, 2007

thx said:

  smilies/smiley.gif smilies/wink.gif smilies/cheesy.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/angry.gif smilies/sad.gif smilies/shocked.gif smilies/cool.gif smilies/tongue.gif smilies/undecided.gif smilies/kiss.gif smilies/cry.gif
January 13, 2007

SoloHeart said:

  I really wish there was a 2.81 downgrader. smilies/sad.gif
January 21, 2007

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