Firmware 5.03 Says Hello World, TIFF Based Exploit Released

by Mike Bendel April 13, 2009 @ 5:02 pm


Update #2: The TIFF exploit has been updated once again, this time sporting compatibility with both the PSP-1000 and PSP-2000. Although not officially supported, reports also suggest it is working on 3000 units. Hit up the link below to download.

: File has been re-uploaded. According to MaTiAz, the wrong h.bin file was uploaded initially. If you had already grabbed the earlier release, simply download this one and replace all files. The “Hello World” message should now display when successfully executed.

The prospect of running homebrew on PSP-3000 units is rapidly inching closer, as homebrew developer MaTiAz has released a TIFF-based exploit in the form of a “Hello World,” proof of concept application.

The exploit is run from the PSP’s photo menu, taking advantage of a vulnerability found in the TIFF image library. Should be quite a familiar process if you were around back in the heyday of the PSP scene, when software-based downgraders were all the rage. Nonetheless, installation instructions can be found in the included readme file. Note that the current version will function only on PSP-1000 units. A separate release is being prepared for Slim models, specifically the PSP-2000 and PSP-3000.

MaTiAZ notes that “a bit of awesomeness” is due out within the coming days, so keep your eyes peeled. After a long wait, the gates to homebrew access on firmware 5.03 have been opened up.

Download TIFF-based “Hello World” Exploit for Firmware 5.03

5.03 TIFF Hello World [MforMature]

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