New PSP Homebrew Hack Using Image Exploit – Download

29 08 2006

PSP Firmwares 2.0 – 2.80 Hacked For Homebrew [via] noobz.eu

Noobz.eu, the self professed “home of Noobz, the PSP’s most clueless development team”, has done what many before them have not been able to do.  They have created a hack that bypasses the latest PSP firmware updates and allows you to run your homebrew apps without needing the dreaded/loved GTA kick disk.  Its based on an exploit found in the PSP’s handling of…I’ll let them explain:

Finally, it’s here! As of today, the world of homebrew is no longer restricted to owners of Grand Theft Auto.

Following the publication of a new proof of concept TIFF vulnerability by NOPx86, a team of PSP developers has been working hard to turn it into an opening for homebrew on the PSP. We’re pleased to announce that the wait is over, with the release of a Hello World demo that runs on all PSP firmwares that are capable of viewing TIFF images!

You can see a photo of it in action here. Alternatively, you can click here to download it and see for yourself!

To install, just unpack the ZIP file to your PSP’s PHOTO folder, and then attempt to view hello_world.tif. Hello World will launch automatically. You may find that occasionally the full screen doesn’t show – this is a known problem, just restart your PSP by holding the power button until it turns off, then open the image again. To quit, hold the power button until the PSP turns off.

So what happens next? This shows that we can run code via this exploit. It won’t be too hard to develop an eLoader that can use this exploit on v2.0 – v2.6. v2.7+ will be harder, due to extra security, but will happen a little later. Kernel mode is unavailable on v2.8, but it is likely that a downgrader is possible on all other firmwares. But then, with the possibility of kernel homebrew running without the need for a game UMD, why would you need to downgrade?

Full credit is given in the Hello World, but repeated here: Thanks to NOPx86 for the initial proof of concept on the x86 processor, and psp250, Skylark, Joek2100, CSwindle, JimP and Fanjita for the PSP work. Thanks also to Ditlew, HarleyG and our families for general support during this work.

Good on ya Noobz.eu!!  I am sure this will rocket you to PSP stardom.  BTW – I love the humility in your url title “Homebrew without a clue”.  Not many would be so humble after doing what you have done.  This is beyond l33t0, this is pure hacking.


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13 responses

2 09 2006
Seb

woooowwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!(not sacrcastic)

6 09 2006
rock

please tell me about psp v2.8 downloads
i shall be thankful 2u

6 09 2006
therealdonquixote

@ Rock
email me with what you want to know.

9 09 2006
Ben

So are there any gmaes out yet that work with the tiff exploit and also when is the new tiff eloader coming out?

13 09 2006
ayazmahmood

what is it all about?
Pakcar

13 09 2006
therealdonquixote

Please email me with any questions.

themostboringblogintheworld@gmail.com

L8s
trdq

15 07 2007
GoGo

You home-brew people are bastards to PSP. Go and fuck yourselves.

16 07 2007
vincent

can i trade an original psp for a new one????????

16 07 2007
vincent

yes i know i cant trade an original psp for a new one!

24 07 2007
darn

DAMN I JUST BOUGHT A PSP NOW THEY ARE COMMING OUT WITH A NEW ONE?
DAMN THOSE SONY JERKS FOR MAKING A NEW ONE I AM REALLY PISSED OFF

19 04 2008
gfff

its cooooooooooool

28 06 2009
psp firmware downgrade

Nice information on the exploit, thanks

15 06 2012
Ronaldinho

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