The Lazy Genius

Security News & Brain Dumps from Xavier Ashe, a Bit9 Client Partner

Run Homebrew on your PSP v3.50!!

Posted by Xavier Ashe on June 25, 2007

Following research in conjunction with Archaemic, Noobz are proud to
present the first ever all-firmware exploit for the PSP.  Based on
Lumines, the “Illuminati” exploit is a user-mode exploit using a buffer
overflow in the savedata file – similar to the GTA exploit.

That's right – if you've got a legal UMD
copy of Lumines, then you can run homebrew on your PSP – whatever the
firmware version.  That includes v3.50! Right now, the only homebrew is
the Hello World demo released below – but in future we intend to
release a HEN and downgrader.

To make the exploit work:

  • Check that you have an EU or
    US version of Lumines (ULES00043 or ULUS10002).  Currently we don't
    have a version for the Japanese version, but we're working on it, as
    soon as we get hold of a Japanese UMD. 
  • Extract the contents of the 'MS_ROOT' folder from the ZIP file into the top-level of your memory stick. (HINT: If you wind up with an 'MS_ROOT' folder on the stick, you've done it wrong).
  • Start
    the game, and as soon as it gets to the 'Press START' screen, press
    START.  If you wait until the demo has started, the exploit may not
    work.
  • The screen should go blank, and the exploit will start
    after a few moments.  It doesn't do anything except look pretty at this
    stage – but feel free to enjoy the first homebrew on your v3.10 – v3.50
    PSP Wink

 Download Illuminati exploit

File Size: 132.65 Kb
Downloads: 8501

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