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    psp Custom Firmware - Good or Bad for the Scene ?

    First off id like to say that i wouldnt put a custom firmware on my PSP because i dont feel the need, but what concerns me is the threat of Legal action from Sony because of the custom firmware, are they fully legal, are the downloads legal?

    What also concerns is that there could be a potential time bomb bricking code within a firmware released at some time that could render your PSP dead.

    Also Sony will strike back, we know that they are preparing an attack on the devhook releases with extra code to prevent future firmware hacking and with all the info that the PSP scene presents publically you can guarentee they will be applying fixes, esp because their PSone emulator is coming soon.

    What do you think about the issues ive raised, do you have your own concerns, reply via the comments.

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    Well the only custom firmware I use is Dark_Alex's who I think we can trust. I dont know about the legal issues, but I like being able to auto boot into IRshell, hidding my currupt icons, and being able to use 1.0 hombrew.

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    i dont use custom firmwares either, for what they offer its not worth the hassle, of even taking the slight risk of bricking my already working 110% dev hook'd psp

    i'm sure sony has a lab of people dissecting dev hook/downgraders to learn from their mistakes and correct them in future releases, but in the great words of some old dude,
    Where theres a will, theres a way
    the homebrew community will prevail aslong as we have curious minds asking questions sharing resources and tinkering.

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    i think custom firware will help the homebrew scene. Even if it doesnt it certainly will not hurt it. And if sony was smart they should let 3.0 be dev hooked b/c im sure more people would buy games b/c alot of people play homebrew but are not pirates.

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    i like the idea of the 1.5/2.71 cutom firmware and the ability to run 1.0 eboots and dev hook (now if only i know how to get all of that on my psp...)

    no seriously, i plan on eventually doin that, but i dont have any of the above, yet...

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    Anything which increases the understanding of the way the system works is a good thing for the scene

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    if these custom firmwares are illegal could the devs get in trouble if people brick their psps?

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    if these custom firmwares are illegal could the devs get in trouble if people brick their psps?
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    not worth right now. i never flashed my 1.5 and dont plan to anytime soon. i wouldnt worry about the legal stuff but the next firmware not being able to be devhooked.

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    The scene isn't to blame because Sony's marketing department sucks.

    ex. There is a very large market for an all-in-one remote control, for inferred devices, on the PSP. Sony doesn't offer any sort of product for that target market.

    I also feel that if you buy the equipment you should be allowed to do whatever you want with the equipment. You do own it once you pay for it. It's like purchasing a vehicle that you cannot customize.

    Further more, I will be very disappointed if they come out with malicious code against dev. hook. Using the example above... it would be similar to GM creating the vehicle's computer chip to only allow a particular brand of fuel injectors to be installed, and if you donít purchase that brand of fuel injector then your car blows up.

    Sony is just a bunch of cry babies because their marketing department sucks.

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