Much to the chagrin of Sony, Dark_Alex has been constantly creating open edition revisions of Sony's official firmware, which allows capable PSPs to run homebrew while playing the latest games and taking advantage of any benefits found in the official releases. Surely, this whiz programmer must do nothing but stay alone in his basement, programming furiously for the benefit of the homebrew community?
Not really. As reported by MaxConsole, the psuedo-celebrity programmer is currently taking exams, delaying progress on 3.50 OE. Supposedly, Sony has also made the latest firmware a bit more difficult to work with "because SCE changed the prx format those are now elfs marked as 0 sections. This means that current tools cannot disassemble those and thus it will be harder to reverse." Hmm ... sure.
Gamers that rely on Dark_Alex's open edition releases will have to be patient for the next release. However, considering the latest update focuses mostly on PS3 connectivity, will these release matter much for the homebrew community?
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
6-01-2007 @ 4:28PM
Dark Alex is still in school? man, the guy's a genius in the community.
oh well, I'm not dying to have this upgrade anyway, take your time, dude and good luck on your exams.
6-01-2007 @ 4:56PM
Ratchet the Lombax said...
Yea, there's no big hurry for it as it really doesn't add anything that great to the PSP. Also there is not any games out that even need 3.40 firmware much less 3.50. Heck I haven't even been interested in any games since Ratchet&Clank or Burnout Dominator. I am looking forward to God of War though.
6-01-2007 @ 6:30PM
That guy can probably figure it out in like 3 days. super genius. No one can ever stop the homebrew community.
6-01-2007 @ 7:09PM
In time there will be a 3.50 oe...
it just takes time...
one begins to wonder how long until they fill all of the memory in the flash...then they will have to make the PSP2...
my prediction...E3 of this year PSP2 announced.
6-02-2007 @ 2:56PM
i don't care about the 3.50 oe a 3.40 downgrader would be more welcome and succes with your exams
6-03-2007 @ 6:29AM
wow he is such a genius.. we'll just be patient no matter what... thanks..
6-04-2007 @ 5:44PM
I have 3.40 PSP firmware will I be able update to 3.50oe. I want to play emulators and some isos.
6-04-2007 @ 5:57PM
when 3.50oe comes out can I go to it from 3.40 psp firmware.
6-04-2007 @ 5:58PM
can I go form 3.40 psp to 3.50 oe
6-07-2007 @ 7:42PM
no, you can't upgrade from 3.40 official to 3.50 OE, you guys shouldnt have updated unless you really needed to
6-12-2007 @ 10:20AM
Im very new to the OE versions of psp. I used to homebrew like 2 years ago. and last night i updated my psp, then thought to myself that i should look for homebrew again......... stupid me, can u go from 3.50psp to 3.50OE? =P
6-18-2007 @ 8:53AM
D_A when will you create the downgrader for my psp 3.40...
and anyone who can create a downgrader please create now............................
6-21-2007 @ 5:39PM
The reason why he wnt make a 3.40 downdater is because it can't be done, Not with current human knowledge
6-21-2007 @ 10:49PM
Aljohn Rhey said...
how come the 3.50 OE will come out already while there's still no 3.40 downgrader?... DAX, pls do make a 3.40 downgrader 1st before making OE versions so that we, 3.10-3.40 FW users, can also enjoy using your OE editions. pls pls pls?... if it is not so much to ask.. =(
6-23-2007 @ 4:26PM
The Collection 23 said...
Man all I want to kno is can u change from a 3.50 to a 3.50oe when it comes out cuz if I cant then im jus goin to trade someone or take it
7-02-2007 @ 6:39PM
There is a way to downgrade 3.50, it is the Lumines glitch. Also, making a downgrader isn't easy, it may not be possible to create an easily used downgrader for some versions.
7-03-2007 @ 3:45PM
go to dark-alex.org