This is the biggest news since the 3.03 Downgrader. Once again, homebrew can be run on all PSP Firmware versions (even 3.50) thanks to a new exploit. The new exploit uses the Lumines UMD to allow the execution of unsigned code. Once it is turned into a proper loader, you will have the ability to run applications, games and even downgrader your PSP firmware. Download the "Hello World" application to see for yourself.
Running the "Hello World" application is pretty simple. See below for some basic instructions for running the Illuminati Exploit:
- Check that you have an EU or US version of Lumines (ULES00043 or ULUS10002). Currently we don’t have a version for the Japanese version, but we’re working on it, as soon as we get hold of a Japanese UMD.
- Extract the contents of the ‘MS_ROOT’ folder from the ZIP file into the top-level of your memory stick. (HINT: If you wind up with an ‘MS_ROOT’ folder on the stick, you’ve done it wrong).
- Start the game, and as soon as it gets to the ‘Press START’ screen, press START. If you wait until the demo has started, the exploit may not work.
- The screen should go blank, and the exploit will start after a few moments. It doesn’t do anything except look pretty at this stage – but feel free to enjoy the first homebrew on your v3.10 – v3.50 PSP