If you’re one of the people dissatisfied with 5.50 GEN-A and went back to 5.00 M33 then you’ll be glad to see that 5.50 GEN-B has been released, fixed some of your bug worries and added some more features.Important: DO NOT attempt to install this on PSP-3000 / PSP-2000 TA088v3. Requirements: After installing 5.50 GEN-B, you can install the bugfix 5.50 GEN-B2.
Instead of enabling people to run homebrew, the PSP hacking groups have started building their own PSP custom firmwares.
Their firmwares are nearly identical to the official ones, only better.
They have all the same functions, but have added functionality and the ability to run homebrew.
Where these applications could initially be run on the 1.50 firmware PSPs, users who updated wouldn’t be so fortunate.
But the community (read: hackers) did not accept defeat.
Leaks were exploited and one after the other, the firmwares fell.
Up to today, neither of the groups have given up, but it is obvious who is winning.
For those of you who are new to the concept of hacked PSPs, custom firmware might not sound so familiar. Homebrew is software developed by the user community.
Enabling this homebrew makes the PSP an open platform.
It allows you to add the functions and/or applications that Sony did not take care of. When you’re dealing with an open platform, piracy arises.
Due to this (and probably some other reasons as well), Sony has been trying to repress homebrew as much as possible.