The famous PSP hacker Dark AleX has released his Custom Firmware version of 5.00.
Here is what 5.00 has to offer
“Firmware 5.0 for the Sony PlayStation Portable is now out and available for downloading. Thanks to all the readers who told us about it. The big thing in FW 5.0 is the addition of direct access to the PlayStation Store.
Also new in this update are a full-size on-screen keyboard, a sleep timer that users can enable during music playback, and the ability to use the PSP Slim’s video out feature to display PSOne titles at full screen resolution depending on the TV the Slim is connected to.
QJ.NET reader AshTR also clued us in on the following additions included in the changelog:
- The system will automatically change to USB mode when a USB cable is connected.
- The [Original] theme has been redesigned.”
Here is what Dark AleX said about his release,
“Woot! Dark AleX sure caught us off guard! I haven’t even fully started up my computer yet and boom: a flooded inbox of tips! Well, here we have it: Dark AleX’s PSP custom firmware 5.00 M33. Here’s what’s new:
- 4.01 to 5.00
- Bug fix: when changing speed in xmb, and the psp turned the brightness to 0 automatically the speed was reseted to 222 again.
More notes from Dark AleX are included in the readme.
Bajillion thanks to J_Gat, Alexey86i, Kari, redmoon9, Dragar, pspx256, Blade_punk, Fadil, Nathanias for the tip! (Yeah, we’re kinda late, huh? <— understatement?)
*Update* Dark AleX did a quick hi-hello in their forums, responding to some reported problems with loading PSX games on CFW 5.00. Here’s his note:
Some people have noticed an error 0xFFFFFFFF appearing launching their psx games.
The reason of this is due to some converters like psx2psp using 32 bits depth when converting the png icon, and new pops only support 24 bits format.
In future versions M33 will check if the depth is invalid, and in that case replace the icon by the dracula one, anyways this is not critical, and an update won’t be released only for this.
If you want to make those psx games work in this version, reconvert them using popstation command line tool and using a 80×80 24 bits png icon. Alternativelly if you want to continue using psx2psp and you don0t mind about savedata icon being dracula one, go to options in psx2psp, and in icon0 select “Old default”.”