Sony just released a PSP Update v2.50 on Wednesday (10/12/05). This is a bigger update compared to the v2.1 released by them a few weeks ago to prevent PSP owners from downgrading their v2.0 units back to v1.5. (v1.5 allows running home brew applications). This version is more stable fix than v2.1, which was aimed directly at blocking using the TIFF image hack to downgrade v2.0 units. No games currently require v2.5 or even v2.1 to play, but games released in December will probably require it.
This update (v2.50) includes :
- Revisions to strengthen security have been added.
- [Location Free Player] has been added as a feature under [Network].
- [Auto-Select] and [Unicode (UTF-8)] have been added as options to [Encoding] under [View] in the [Internet Browser] menu bar.
- [Text Size] and [Display Mode] settings of the [Internet Browser] can now be saved.
- The input history of the online forms accessed through the [Internet Browser] can now be saved.
- Copyright-proctected video can now be played under [Video]. (This applies to video data saved on Memory Stick.)
- [Set via Internet] has been added as an option to [Date & Time Settings] under [Settings].
- WPA-PSK (AES) has been added as a security method under [Network Settings].
- Korean input mode has been added to the on-screen keyboard.
The update is currently only available through the WiFi update, but should soon be placed onto PlayStation’s update page. I reccomend that you do not update to the new version yet. Doing so will definatly lockup the ability to run homebrew applications, but for those that do not plan on using homebrew applications a few new features would be nice. (P.S. If you do not have WiFi to update do this:Download Available Here)
Update: Here are some images of the Location Free Player. This will allow you to watch (stream) TV on your PSP if you have purchased LocationFree Base. Since most PSP owners do not own one of these this will be a completley usless feature for many. Other neat feature I noticed was in the browser. In the past the browser would only connect to the WEB if a URL was entered, but now as soon as you start the webbrowser it takes you to your homepage. The PSP also now syncs your time with Sony’s servers if you choose to set time via Internet. This will be accurate and you can re-sync it once in a while to ensure accuracy.
Note: No downgrade for anything other than v2.0 -> v1.50 is available!
Link: PlayStation SoftWare Update Page
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I had the same error. Reset your PSP’s default settings and after you restart, you should be able to make new connections again.
Hope this helps.
how do u reset your default settings please?
Go to Settings -> System Settings -> Restore Default Settings -> “Yes”.
That should reset everything to factory settings.
Firmware v2.60 is here:
can i downgrade my psp v2.5
can i downgrade my psp from v2.6 to v1.5 help help help help help help help help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lopez, you might not need to downgrade soon enough because apparently homebrew is already playable on 2.1 and 2.5 it should be a matter of no time before they figure out how to do this stuff for v2.6. plus i personally no longer have a reason to use homebrew because 2.6 has everything i need. only thing i cant do is use ripped UMD games or play other NES games. if that is important to you then you might want to downgrade
NO YOU CAN NOT DOWNGRADE YET.
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM
man… the whole point of making v2.5 or later version is to prevent u from downgrading … and to prevent playing of dled games… i rkn they wont let u downgrade it
tengo la v2.6 y quiero saber si puedo jugar a los juegos que tengo en la memoria x favor contestar rapido mi correo es firstname.lastname@example.org
plz can you help me using location free player, like talk me throught how to do it plz thank you soo much!!!!
I will do a full post about the facts of the Location Free Players including costs, features, pros, cons, and how to use it. So just check http://skattertech.com or subscribe to the feed so you can get the updates. (P.S. I am currently busy with finals until 01.20.05, so I won’t be able to to do this until then, I hope you understand.)
hi have version 2.5 and want to use downloaded games”!
How can i do this
Can someone help plz,
I want to know if I can play socom downloaded on my memory card in my PSP v2.60?
Any answer or suggestion would be much apreciated
shut up people about the donwgrade crap-it will come sooner or later. Counter-Strike is the BEST!
it’s taking a f**king long time for a 2.5/2.6 downgrade, the firmware 2.5 was allready on it when i bought my psp. i thought that i could play downloaded games on my psp bud wat was i thinking. Just bad luk!!! and for all you out there who has the same problem. the only thing there is right now, for playing games on f.w v2.5/2.6 is homebrew you can download it at this address *********** maybe it will work for you
Admin: Homebrew does work on 2.60. search our archives.
i really want to know wether it is possible to play any downloaded games on the 2.5v plz cud some1 help and dont moan i just want to know wether it is possible for any game to be played?????????
People, you should try talking to some hackers to help you all!!!! : )
i have just bought a psp v2.6 , i can get games and movies etc from a local market to put on a pc then transfer to my psp. i know i need a 1gb memory card at least to do this, but ive also been told my psp needs to be a v1.5, is this true? please help
r u sure this will work + how do i get the update onto my PSP from my computer? Will it muck up my PSP if it does’nt work? Please email me back asap
can u tell me y ppl want to downgrade there psp wat is the point of it all isnt up grading better then downgrading can u tell me y thx
hi do you no when i down grade for version 2.6 is coming out because i want the universal remote to work on it but i can with out version 1.5 as this is what you need to run the universal remote.
This downgrade thing is clearly a major problem. Apparantly, its the flash that’s causing trouble when it comes to downgraders. But hopefully, and most likely, there is someone out there who will manage to do it. Until then, I suppose homebrew WILL have to do.
what happens if u try to downgrade your psp version 2.01 to 2.6 dose it break it or dose it just not work? any info would b gr8.
help please anyone if you can downgrade a psp version 2.6 to a 1.5 or if you can play homebrew games on a 2.6 WITHOUT GTA!!! help anyone? i got videos pics and music on my psp but i cant get any games =( sucks any info would be great!!!! i know this has been posted over and over but i need to play them!!!! otherwise my psp is useless because i dont have money to buy them grr im pissed. oh well … wahh ='(. if it isnt possible to play them on my 2.6 will any hacker please help to create a program or game to do this!?!?!!?!?!! thanks