With the recent findings of the “Illuminati” exploit on the PSP, it was only bound to happen that a 3.50 downgrader would follow. With this, Fanjita shares with the world… the PSP firmware 3.50 Downgrader.
Team Noobz, released the “illuminati” exploit on June 23. The exploit allows the use of homebrew and emulators on all version of PSP. The best of it is that it uses any version of the Lumines UMD, except the Japanese version.
When Noobz released the “Illuminati” exploit, it was bundled with a “Hello World” Application. This is what Team Noobz has to say when running and installing this 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
Three days after the introduction of the “Illuminati” exploit, Fanjita comes and announces the 3.50 downgrader. This allows ALL PSP’s the passage to Dark Alex’s Open Edition Firmware. Fanjita warns us that this is a 3.50 Downgrade, thus you must first upgrade to downgrade. The downgrade comes with HEN (Homebrew Enabler) which automatically detects your motherboard to ensure you have a very safe downgrade.