Ok, so this is yesterdays news, but to thos who havent seen it:
PSP Multi Firmware Module - Dates, firmware, compatibility and more!
Admin Note: Some of here at QJ have a suspicion that 0okm may be playing a little prank on us, so we feel we should warn you that the following may be a bit of a satire on 0okm's part regarding the current modchip madness.
0okm has posted some more information on the PSP Multiple Firmware Module in order to clear up some misconceptions about the product, mainly the fact that this device is a Module and not a Modchip. As most common users don't know the difference between these two pieces of hardware, 0okm has tried to clear this up with an FAQ on the Multi Firmware Module.
The firmware module is for:
1. Development and research into PSP system firmware
2. fw 1.0/1.5 users to play with a newer firmware functions and have an 'unbrickable' PSP.
3. Bricked PSP owners to unbrick their PSPs (need another FW 1.00/1.50 PSP or "PC EPP LPT Interface Adaptor")
The PSP Firmware Module will cost less than $50 US and will be easy to install with only 20 points needing to be soldered. Here's the interesting part for those not 'in the know'. The difference between a Multi Firmware Module and a Modchip is that the module integrates with the current circuit board, whereas a modchip is a new chip with an integrated circuit. The firmware module supports FW1.00/1.50 + FW1.00/1.50/1.51/1.52/2.00/2.01/2.50/2.60/2.70/2.71 etc...
The module works on TA-079/080/081 PSPs, and just as with Undiluted Platinum, owners of TA-082 PSPs will not be able to use this module. When the "PSP Multi Firmware module" starts to sell, 0okm will show users how to distinguish these PSP hardware differences without the need to open the PSPs case and invalidate your warranty.
0okm is currently looking for a producer to mass-produce the firmware module, and expects it to be in production as soon as July! It will be inside the PSP, but apparently will be very easy to solder. You will be able to write to the flash externally using the PSP's USB function, or using a "PC EPP LPT Interface Adaptor" (available for around $15); in essence being able to 'downgrade' your 2.xx PSP.
We will be keeping you apprised of updates as they come in. It looks like the future for 2.xx users is bright with the development of hardware modifications for the PSP. With both this and Undiluted platinum currently in development, we can all look forward for a better future for the PSP community.
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Link to article: pspupdates - PSP Multi Firmware Module - Dates, firmware, compatibility and more!