But who would have thought that by Geohot releasing the ‘root key’ for the PS3, he would in fact be causing the latest PSP models to be fully opened to firmware changes and enabling ‘homebrew’ on it.
It seems Sony loves to have all it’s eggs in one basket, even a farmer knows better then that, and it was not long before developers found the PSP keys hidden away inside the PS3 console:
Wow, this just get better not only a major event to the PS3 scene but also now PSP scene! In EFnet IRC #ps3dev chat room, Mathieulh has revealed an info that could break the heart of all the Sony PSP department staff members.
I can encrypt/sign anything on psp now.
The key important part of the PSP, the so called “Kirk Keys“, which is basically the small hardware crypto engine that is responsible for almost all aspects of the PSP’s security, including decryption of eboots & prx’s, savefile and adhoc encryption, and idstorage verification.
It was not long afterwards before the scene quickly improved the existing PSP tools and released versions for the latest PSP firmwares like v6.31 and v6.35 enabling ‘homebrew’ and even ISO loaders on most PSP models!
I can confirm this works.
Tutorial by greg on January 3, 2011
HEN for 6.31 / 6.35 Installation
1. Download and unzip the appropriate HEN version for your PSP firmware below
Thanks to tthousand for first reporting the news, and to prophour for grabing all the needed files, and now that the PSP scene is heating back up, check out our PSP forums right here on PSX-SCENE!