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  1. shaunj66
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    Breaking PSP News

    First ever PSP mod "chip"




    Today the first ever mod "chip" for the PSP has been announced. The chip, currently going by the name of "Undiluted Platinum (UP)", will apparently act as a flash replacement system for the PSP and will allow any firmware to be loaded onto the console with no restrictions.
    This will mean that any PSP can be downgraded and will be able to run homebrew software.

    The chip will fit entirely within the PSP unit, and no external modifications will be necessary.

    [​IMG]
    Thanks to MaxConsole for the image.

    No further information is available yet, but is expected to arrive some time next week.

    Source: MaxConsole
     


  2. Ace Gunman

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    Heh, that's pretty cool news for PSP owners. Finally a way to get past that pesky firmware problem they've been having. [​IMG]
     
  3. bryehn

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    holy flurkin shnit.

    i wonder if you can trasgrade back and forth between firmwares easily [​IMG]
     
  4. memyselfandi

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    COOL!!!! now i just need a psp.... :***(
     
  5. teh_raf3

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    I guess this will make things a lot easier to switch from one firmware version to another.
     
  6. Hanafuda

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    Wow, those guys at Sony sure know how to respond quickly when the competition turns things up a notch. [​IMG] What's the battery life situation on a PSP these days? Has it ever been improved, or do you still need a spare battery to finish a 2hr movie? That would seriously affect my personal response to this modchip news.
     
  7. Rangent

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    Holy crap! This is amazing!
     
  8. AshuraZro

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    Here's what I have been waiting to hear about for a long time. I would DEFINITELY buy games (games that are worth buying that is) if I had one of these since there'd be no more pesky firmware requirements.
     
  9. xiaNaix

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    You'd think Divineo would have learned their lesson after the HDLoader situation. [​IMG]
     
  10. Nocturno

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    wow this is great, maybe I'm buying a psp now..
     
  11. rkenshin

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    Hopefully more than just one modchip comes out so prices will drop faster [​IMG]
     
  12. Rangent

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    Just started thinking... how does this affect the homebrew and game backup bit? Can I backup a 2.5 firmware game and play it with this?
     
  13. 754boy

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    Hmm, I smell Sony cooking up another firmware update thats gonna kill this lol
     
  14. The Teej

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    Hmm, is battery life effected any? And, how EXACTLY does it work? Does it just allow you to install any firmware you want, without it saying "Oh noez, you have a higher firmware version"?
     
  15. dEC0DED

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    i opened this thread hoping to see the act of breaking a PSP [​IMG]
     
  16. amrod

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    soldering this will be a pain in da ass i bet
     
  17. shaunj66
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    No doubt. [​IMG] I don't even want to think about how cramped the PSPs PCBs must be.
     
  18. Ace Gunman

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    I was expecting the same thing when I first saw the title. [​IMG]
     
  19. DarkLink

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    Same here! [​IMG]
     
  20. Harsky

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    Not the thing for me. My soldering skill is shit. In fact, I only just scraped through when I soldered my Viper chip for the GC. I'd hate to imagine what the points look like when I have to solder onto them. Then again, if the price is right and I have a spare PSP, I'll give it a go.