Hello world: PSP Go hacked, proof of concept video released
Yep, you read that right folks. Mere days after its launch and somebody's already hacked the PSP Go. Hold your horses, though! There are a few caveats.
The one responsible for this hack is FreePlay, who you may know for his work on the Sparta SDK and his recent run-ins with Team Mack. Before you go out an buy a Go thinking it's wide open to homebrew, here are a few disclaimers from the dev:
* This was a known exploit that was abandoned because better prospects came along. I did not discover it; I just figured out how to make it work properly. Better hackers than I likely figured it out way before I did; they just never used it for anything I know of.
* I won't be releasing this or divulging the name of the game involved. It's a proof-of-concept, and it may become more developed privately, but until there's a worthwhile reason to release it it'll stay private. I'd prefer that Sony not patch it before it becomes really useful.
* It's user-mode only, meaning no flash modification, no piracy, no advanced custom themes, no plugins - none of that. I wouldn't expect anything else to come from it, unless I get some help.
There's no telling if this exploit will eventually be made public, but at least now we have definite proof that the Go isn't homebrew-proof after all. Kudos to FreePlay for a job well done (also, thanks for telling us about it)!
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Very good news for those thinking of picking up a go and want to play nintendo and other legacy systems ^_~