PSP Firmware Update 6.61

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  1. Vengenceonu
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    After 3 and some change years (6.60 was released on August 10, 2011) the PSP long since hacked into tiny pieces has gotten a new firmware update. Currently only released in Japan, no word on when or if it will arrive elsewhere. You gotta love that word "stability". :tpi:

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    EDIT: Changelog added. Please note this is google chrome translated english so it's batshit crazy.
     
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    how about telling us what are the changes?

    after all this time there must be a reason...
     
  3. Reploid

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    Probably makes your console compatible with Vita or PS4 games or something.
     
  4. Gabelvampir

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    I hope not all softmods are dead and will release an update for it. Apparently it kills softmods when being installed (haven't tried myself, no idea if it prevents reinstallation, source:http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=972053&page=1).

    Haven't seen a changelog anywhere so far.

    EDIT: Someone on Reddit speculates it could be a late fix for the POODLE attack against SSL because the PS3 also got a rather late fix for that. http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comme...s_psp_update_661_4_years_after_update/cnpof8j
     
  5. GHANMI

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    Some of the more recent PSP units are still impossible to softmod with some methods to this very day, and interest is very low in developing workarounds.
    It would be incredibly dumb for anyone interested in fan-translations or homebrew to install this update.

    And it seems this update kills temporary CWF 6.60 at the very least.
     
  6. Gabelvampir

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    I tought every PSP is softmod-able (maybe except the so called Street model, but nobody in his/her right mind should buy that garbage anyway).
     
  7. reprep

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    all psp models can be softmodded. Some models can be permanently patched, while some needs a cfw starter each time it is powered off.
     
  8. Gabelvampir

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    That's what I've thought. I knew for sure every PSP that's a PSP-3000 or earlier (including a Go) can be softmodded because I've bought a new 3000 in 2012, but I wasn't sure about E1000/Street because I never looked it up for that because I did not want to spend my hard earned money on the crap anyway.
     
  9. NicoBlogs

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    Wow, can't they just let it die in peace?
     
  10. Randqalan

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    enough said :rofl2:
     
  11. Gabelvampir

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    Apparently Atlus finally released the localized version of the Brandish remake in North America on tuesday, so PSP is still not completely dead.
     
  12. Whogie

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    I ran the update. The softmod I was using was called something like "Fast Recovery 6.60 PRO".

    The softmod tries to launch, but the PSP just turns black and turns off. There's nothing like an error message saying you're not allowed to run this program or anything like that.
     
  13. breaktemp

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    wow, this is very interesting news !!

    so the update more or less blocks the 3000-Model's Softmod software ?

    hmm...was really looking forward to checking out the new yu-gi-oh arc-v game >_<"
     
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    Yeah, this basically locks CFW from working (which I've found out sadly) I'm not sure if there's a way to revert back to an older firmware either, since my system automatically downloaded it (thinking it was just a ToS update) I was on 6.60 as well.

    If it helps, this update will attempt to launch when you go online, visit the Playstation Store, etc.
     
  15. vayanui8

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    Why are they even bother. The PSP isn't even sold anymore, and most stores have stopped selling games.
     
  16. drgnslayers

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    That's from the US playstation site:
    New for 6.61:
    System software stability during use of some features has been improved.
     
  17. Randqalan

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    That is more like should say more system blocking improvement :huh:
     
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    I love the way they give so vague information after years... (No.)
     
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  19. Nemix77

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    LMAO...firmware update OP. :psp:
     
  20. FailName

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    Apparently Pro not running on firmware >6.60 is built in, and it hasn't actually been tested whether it still works or not when that's changed.

    http://wololo.net/2015/01/16/risen-from-the-dead-psp-firmware-6-61-is-now-available/