Hacking Is 5.03 worth holding onto, or better off upgrading?

dib

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
May 1, 2004
Messages
1,580
Trophies
1
Website
Visit site
XP
502
Country
United States
I'm tempted because 6.60 is supposed to be semi-permanent even for my 3000. But it seems if I update I will never be able to go back to 5.03.

Any advantages that I would lose, such as playing games unpatched?
 

Rydian

Resident Furvert™
Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2010
Messages
27,880
Trophies
0
Age
36
Location
Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
Website
rydian.net
XP
9,086
Country
United States
No offense, but this is a stupid question. :P The 5.x firmwares haven't been updated in years, and often required addon patches (such as the Prometheus and KBHBBS plugins) to play 6.x games... and the makers of those patches stopped doing that and went ahead to help make the current 6.x firmwares.

The only feature you'll lose is 1.5-kernel homebrew compatibility, but that's not even considered important anymore, seeing as anything for 1.5 has something on 5.x or 6.x that does it better (as there's been 4-6 years of development since then).

On the othet hand, you'll gain lots. The ability to access PSN natively, the integration of some features you previously needed plugins to do (gameboot skipping for one), a new ISO driver with higher compatibility, native memory stick speedup, and more.
 

dib

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
May 1, 2004
Messages
1,580
Trophies
1
Website
Visit site
XP
502
Country
United States
No offense, but this is a stupid question.

No, I don't think it is. I have never needed to patch a native game in order to run it. Every game has worked on day one thanks to 5.03 Prometheus.

I knew that all the homebrew I use works on it, as well as the plugins. And as far as I knew, any of that could be counted among lost compatibility.

Considering the fact that downgrade avenues are either impossible or carry a huge risk--making it a permanent change in most respects--I fail to see how asking this is stupid when the alternative was jumping blindly into something that I could regret. So tell me, is there anything else here you find stupid?
 

dib

Well-Known Member
OP
Member
Joined
May 1, 2004
Messages
1,580
Trophies
1
Website
Visit site
XP
502
Country
United States

Rydian

Resident Furvert™
Member
Joined
Feb 4, 2010
Messages
27,880
Trophies
0
Age
36
Location
Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
Website
rydian.net
XP
9,086
Country
United States
As I said, the guy who made Prometheus worked on PRO. The 6.x firmwares are a continuation of the 5.x plugins (a project to improve compatibility).
So you're asking if a later software by the same author with a later base OFW aimed at compatibility is a good move.
That's why I considered it a stupid question.

You can downgrade any PSP to a software it's already had or one between, so you'd be able to downgrade to 6.20 just fine.
The risk is with people trying to downgrade 3Ks to firmwares they never had (like a stock 6.60 machine downgrading to 6.20).
So this doesn't even apply to you.
That is, the force-downgrade risks you've probably heard about.

CIPL is the perm patch method for 6.60, which does not work on 3Ks. It uses the older method which only works on 1Ks and the older 2Ks.
The guide states that 6.20 is the permanent version because if the IPL on later 2Ks or 3Ks is modified, it will brick them permanently.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 person

nl255

Well-Known Member
Member
Joined
Apr 9, 2004
Messages
2,997
Trophies
1
XP
2,731
Country
Fortunately, it appears that the current downgraders (at least the 6.60 downgrader I used) and cfw installers won't let you brick by downgrading too far or installing the cipl on an incompatible system. Still not something you should try just in case newer ones removed those checks.
 

AntiPhotonz

Active Member
Newcomer
Joined
May 6, 2012
Messages
25
Trophies
0
XP
79
Country
Canada
I'm tempted because 6.60 is supposed to be semi-permanent even for my 3000. But it seems if I update I will never be able to go back to 5.03.

Any advantages that I would lose, such as playing games unpatched?

Go to 6.20 pro b-10 with permanent patch (like Rydian said). You actually get to play more unpatched games. PSN might actually work on 6.20 idk since I run 6.60ME 1.8.
 

Site & Scene News

Popular threads in this forum

General chit-chat
Help Users
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    @Sicklyboy, Ngl, insomnia sucks for me.
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    Last night I have gotten better at sleeping than usual.
  • Sicklyboy @ Sicklyboy:
    My insomnia has gotten a bit better since quitting my last job. Probably the reduction in stress
    +1
  • Sicklyboy @ Sicklyboy:
    I think I've discovered recently that even though caffeine doesn't have much of a noticeable effect on me, I think it does completely stop me from going to sleep if I drink any late enough. So I'm being a bit more cautious about that now
    +1
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    My insomnia has to do with how my anxiety and stress worsened up in the past few weeks.
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    I don't drink as much caffeine like I used to.
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    There have been days where I feel refreshed, then a couple or so hours in, my mood starts to take a toll.
  • Sicklyboy @ Sicklyboy:
    I've had stuff like that happen to me from time to time. Shit sucks
    +1
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    Damn yeah true
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    It does suck a lot
  • ZeroT21 @ ZeroT21:
    Guess I'm not the only one suffering from insomnia
  • SylverReZ @ SylverReZ:
    One of the uncensored voice clips for Sailor Mouth leaked.
    +1
  • BakerMan @ BakerMan:
    krabs is a motherfucker?
    +1
  • AncientBoi @ AncientBoi:
    :huh::O:ohnoes: Stay Away ! :(:angry:
  • AncientBoi @ AncientBoi:
    🦀 🦀 BakerMan has 🦀 🦀 🦀 !
    +1
  • BakerMan @ BakerMan:
    wdym i have crabs?
  • BakerMan @ BakerMan:
    no i don't
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    Sure... That's what anyone with them would say. "I'm clean baby, now get in bed."
  • BakerMan @ BakerMan:
    is that an std or smth?
    +1
  • BakerMan @ BakerMan:
    i'm a fucking virgin, how can i have an std, bitches?
  • BigOnYa @ BigOnYa:
    That's also what they all say. "I'm a virgin."
    +1
    SylverReZ @ SylverReZ: +1