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Exploit Fever Is Here Again
Written by Fanjita    Wednesday, 07 January 2009

Image You've probably seen the news that MaTiAz and FreePlay have found an exploit in the ancient game GripShift, which works on all PSPs (including PSP3000) and up to the latest Sony 5.02 firmware.

This is great news, it's been a long time since a new game exploit was published, and it opens the way for at least user-mode homebrew on the PSP3000.  Here at Noobz we saw the bat-signal calling for "someone who has experience in progressing exploits" to help out with developing this one further, and I'm glad to announce that we'll be joining forces with FreePlay and MaTiAz.

The exploit already includes an SDK to allow porting of homebrew by devs, but that's cumbersome.  Our initial focus will be to make it easier to run standard homebrew via this exploit,  by adapting eloader to it.  This will be restricted purely to user-mode homebrew, since there is currently no public kernel-mode exploit that could be used here, and compatibility is likely to be patchy due to the security measures in the later firmwares which make determining all the syscalls almost impossible.  Still, you can expect that at least some emulators and other popular pure user-mode homebrew will run.

Beyond that, if anyone finds a usable route to kernel-mode then a HEN and downgrader ought to be doable, but we're not focussing on that at this time.

Pre-announcements aren't normally the Noobz way, but in this case it seemed worthwhile to let people know, in case anyone was thinking of doing similar work.  We won't predict timescales, especially as everyone is very busy at the moment and there's a fair amount of work to be done - so please don't ask.

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mazario said:

  Guess who's back ?
hope you or someone finds a way to downgrade the psp3000
good luck fanjita.

btw first!!!! lol
January 08, 2009

game genie said:

  hey fatman... can custom firmware work with noobz eloader? i want to trade in old game machine for the new one.

thx thx ok
keKekeKe
January 08, 2009

Noobz supporter! said:

  Glad to see you will be helping, Fanjita! Nice to see you still want to unlock the PSP further! smilies/smiley.gif
January 08, 2009

wololo said:

  OMG, Fanjita is back ! Welcome back Noobz !
January 08, 2009

rocky84 said:

  the long lived eloader will be up and kckin ass again.. smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif smilies/grin.gif
January 08, 2009

FERROMALO said:

  I was not having doubt that you would return, in NOObz we trust smilies/grin.gif
January 08, 2009

Brownienz said:

  AWESOME nice to see you back in the scene LONG LIVE NOOBZ !!!!!
January 08, 2009

Maxexcloo said:

  Welcome back to the scene guys!

I wasn't around back in the exploit times but I sure am interested to see how this plays out...

Good luck!

~Maxexcloo
January 08, 2009

cheewongken said:

  woot!!! go noobz!!!
January 08, 2009

Triompf said:

  Good news and good your back smilies/grin.gif
January 08, 2009

dthvn21 said:

  it's been quite a while that noobz hasn't been seen in the homebrew community... glad to hear from you guys again and hopefully you will be successful with this one!!!
January 08, 2009

Pramod said:

  Welcome to the Party............ Happy Newyear to the Noobz Team
January 08, 2009

Pramod said:

  Welcome to the party............. WOW u r back........ Happy new year to all the Noobz members
January 08, 2009

Xikinhuman said:

  Well... after some search on the internet i realized that there is a link on you tube that shows a possible libtiff bug..
anyway the pictures only show a crash on the OFW.

Try it:

Photos: http://wololo.net/files/libtiffcrash.zip put the files in PSP/PHOTO
(The success of the crash depends on the ram that is being used by the psp. So keep trying until the crash succeds)

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUJnXADjxsw
(This was tested on a psp-3000)

Ok now that you have all of the information. I have lots of things to discuss on the subject, but I don't have enough time right now. Thing is, I pretty much reached the limits of my knowledge here, but if somebody have a clue on how such a crash could be used. This is a very simple modification of LZWEncode in tif_lzw.c.

This does NOT seem to work on 5.00, only on 4.20

Good luck. Cheers from Portugal.

PS: This bug wasnt found by me.It was found by a guy nicknamed as Wololo, anyway, it seems that he had some dificulty on finding professional staff to work with his discovery. Noob!
January 08, 2009

fenomeno0chris said:

  I hope you guys can create a downgrader for PSP-3000!
I will get the whole potencial of my PSP-3000!

Please Please

smilies/grin.gif
January 08, 2009

Mopeto said:

  You rulz noob team, first pandora and now this, i dont have a psp anymore but i like reading all these new worth reading.
January 08, 2009

MaGiXieN said:

  Nice to see you again around. Really.
January 08, 2009

JerO said:

  Thank you man! Noobz never die
January 08, 2009

Themen34 said:

  I'm happy to see that you come back.
January 08, 2009

Carrionetti said:

  La forma de conseguir hackear la psp3000 es mas sencilla, y se remonta a Marcelo88 cuando realiz?? un paquete que desde la consola encendida podia leer el ipl, parchearlo, crear baterias pandoras, etc. Este paquete te deja la version 3.71, pues bien, con este paquete y con la consola conectada a la luz, introducimos la MS, cambiamos a la bateria pandora y reiniciamos con el cable AC quitado, el resultado.... La psp 3000 hackeada!!!
January 08, 2009

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January 08, 2009

kinkels said:

  whait, it means that we (i) can hack my psp3004 version 4.21 now?
January 08, 2009

martialneuma said:

  vive noobz et fanjita grace ?? qui on ?? nos psp Freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
January 08, 2009

Asskickulater said:

  @kinkels, no it dosen't, it only allows hoembrew to run, it dosen't downgrade or install...
January 09, 2009

Choi Guevara said:

  Korean people are waiting to be hear the good news.
Welcomeback, God Bless Noobz!
January 09, 2009

good news said:

  Welcomeback, God Bless Noobz!
January 09, 2009

mib_ said:

  There is still no way around the 88v3 IPL loader which cannot run firmware lower than 4.00 This will never lead to a downgrader... but a kernel mode exploit might allow something along the lines of Devhook.
January 09, 2009

Genji said:

  as a new follower of N00bz... long live N00bz!!! xD i cannot wait for the day the 3000 is hacked T^T
January 09, 2009

Passenger said:

  Great!!!!!!
& Welcom bak
January 09, 2009

j mcgill said:

  Fanj! It's awesome to hear from you again!
January 09, 2009

Mircix said:

  welcome back noobz!!!
January 09, 2009

dejkirkby said:

  I hope for great things from Team Noobz and Freeplay and MaTiAz's team.
I still remember using eLoader and their beer Nicknames.
Good Timessmilies/smiley.gif
January 09, 2009

gijoe said:

  wow!!!
January 09, 2009

jackie said:

  Welcome back???I will not place the hope to Dark.After all the first PSP is not cracked by him.

I believe that you will be successful
January 09, 2009

beijing-xiaolei said:

  good luck friend
January 09, 2009

JACKijh said:

  wish you ???????????????GOODLUCK
January 09, 2009

White Hawk said:

  I'm just so happy to see there's still life out there! smilies/wink.gif
January 10, 2009

AudioSurfer said:

  Great news !!
So in Short,i'll be able to use eloader on my OFW 4.21,psp 3004?
right?
January 10, 2009

Najim said:

  Good Work. and Good Luck, I Hope you can do It,
January 10, 2009

BabiZz said:

  smilies/wink.gif

thanks. i hope that i can help you guys solve it.
and wish your firmware can save the world smilies/cool.gif
January 10, 2009

mazario said:

  first homebrew for psp3000 check it out here
http://dl.qj.net/GripShift-Pong-v1.0-PSP-Homebrew-Games/pg/12/fid/25556/catid/195
January 11, 2009

need4speed said:

  Nice to see Noobz back and does anybody know when the Euro version of the exploit going to get release?
January 11, 2009

razon said:

  GO FOR THE NEW PROGAM NOOBZsmilies/smiley.gifsmilies/smiley.gif!!!
January 13, 2009

mazario said:

  The 'first' PSP 3000 in custom firmware video

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x80haw_pspgen502hena_videogames

i think it's legit!!!! but it is french
January 13, 2009

mazario said:

  to need4speed check this out

http://www.qj.net/European-GripShift-exploit-solved-release-on-the-way/pg/49/aid/127911
January 13, 2009

sublinar said:

  I'm a psper from China,and I just want to say thank you!
January 13, 2009

need4speed said:

  Thanks mazario for the link smilies/smiley.gif
January 13, 2009

Audio Surfer said:

  Umm i can hardly wait for the CFW for my psp 3004 !!
but any probable dates so that i may start countdown? smilies/grin.gif
January 13, 2009

alnavasa said:

  if someone knows how to play iso games on psp3000 please send me an e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
January 13, 2009

triompf said:

  Haha i can play homebrew now on my psp 3000 smilies/cool.gif
January 14, 2009

Xikinhuman said:

  Well... after some search on the internet i realized that there is a link on you tube that shows a possible libtiff bug..
anyway the pictures only show a crash on the OFW.

Try it:

Photos: http://wololo.net/files/libtiffcrash.zip put the files in PSP/PHOTO
(The success of the crash depends on the ram that is being used by the psp. So keep trying until the crash succeds)

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUJnXADjxsw
(This was tested on a psp-3000)

Ok now that you have all of the information. I have lots of things to discuss on the subject, but I don't have enough time right now. Thing is, I pretty much reached the limits of my knowledge here, but if somebody have a clue on how such a crash could be used. This is a very simple modification of LZWEncode in tif_lzw.c.

This does NOT seem to work on 5.00, only on 4.20

Good luck. Cheers from Portugal.

PS: This bug wasnt found by me.It was found by a guy nicknamed as Wololo, anyway, it seems that he had some dificulty on finding professional staff to work with his discovery. Noob!
January 15, 2009

cloud said:

  We are all in the support of you
come on
January 18, 2009

QuestionMark said:

  Is NoobZ still working on this project? Maybe a status-update would be nice. smilies/wink.gif
January 26, 2009

cubsfan said:

  any new info on Eloader and if you been reading pspgen wont be releasing there HEN
January 27, 2009

disappointed said:

  PSP development seems like it's at a standstill...............
January 30, 2009

Drunk Vegan said:

  Much respect for your original work on the eLoader back in the days of 2.xx firmware.

Thanks for deciding to take on this project! It definitely makes me feel good to know that some old schoolers are working on this. Don't let the drama of Miriam and the other noobs get you down. You'll be even more legendary than you already are if you bring eLoader to the PSP-3000.
February 01, 2009

Ekim ?? said:

 
Is NoobZ still working on this project? Maybe a status-update would be nice. smilies/wink.gif


Don't think this is really necessary, for a while now there has been a Gripshift EUR pong homebrew game.
I know, because I have installed it on my brite/3000. It's obvious, unsigned code CAN be executed.
I do not have a clue about programming but with 3 generations of psp's with one even having a new screen, the numerous changes in firmware, may mean that the adapting work may take some time...

I would rather wait and get a stable version then get something that is buggy and doesn't work properly.

N00BZ will deliver I am sure of that.

And for all our CFW Firmware "soapies"; Backwards Engineering is a "tool", it's to be used with other "toolz".






February 03, 2009

phicha said:

  thanks god for allowing Noobz to hack psp ta 88v3 smilies/wink.gif
February 09, 2009

Xhinuh said:

  W8ting for news!!!!! smilies/smiley.gif
February 11, 2009

Gordy said:

  Anyone know when this eLoader is coming out? I dun wanna be rushing you guys or anything but would you tell a predicted date...please?? I know you guys said you won't tell us, but at least around? Before Spring Break? End of February??
February 17, 2009

Anonymous said:

  "Is NoobZ still working on this project?"

Apparently not. They've been out of communication for a month and a half.
February 23, 2009

ERROR404 said:

  I think this will never come out eloader :/
March 03, 2009

someone21 said:

  i don't think an eloader is coming, pspgen is just talking, if that's all they have, look at everything else released constant updates, this is just ridiculous too many excuses, it doesn't matter what kind of cfw they make sony will find a way to patch it, then someone will hack it, it's an on-going circle, so hopefully NOOBZ say f**k pspgen and just release something.
March 03, 2009

KylBlz said:

  *gasp* Keep working on it@ well, ~27k of mem isnt enough to run anything worth while [IR Shell, pretty much ANY emulator, ect..]
March 04, 2009

Angy boy said:

  I think the proect is dead.
March 04, 2009

AdotD said:

  dis crap aint coming out u can blatently tell the psp cfw scene is dead now everyone is moving to ps3 even alex himself not until sonys new portable consle is released
March 08, 2009

Jeerum said:

  Now is over 1 moth, and still no news? Is there any hope?
March 08, 2009

Thirsty said:

  Shouldn't pplz be working on hacking the psp 3000 entirely so ppl without gripshift are able to run homebrew? We shud be aiming for the ultimate goal and rub it straight into sony's face!!!
March 16, 2009

inhel said:

  what's going on ,
March 18, 2009

Malloxis said:

  hey i you can do it hey i dont know if this is much help but i made an exploit the laughing man exploit download it and tell me what you think and if it help bye
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYjkEw1IktY&feature=channel_page
March 19, 2009

Lucifer said:

  Its been 3 months now.. no1 seems to be working on hacking psp3004.. R there any hopes to hack psp3000? Or we just have to say that... "The final winner is Sony" :-(
March 21, 2009

tbone said:

  any news yet?
March 30, 2009

chrismon said:

  i know you can hack the psp3000..
you with matiaz and freeplay will produce inevitable force..smilies/grin.gif
April 01, 2009

Chokey said:

  I been around too long fanjita to know that u guys are always pulling pranks on the 1st of April....Good to know youre still around tho.....Nice one smilies/wink.gif
April 02, 2009

v1d4r said:

  success and faith in you
I will fit as integration PSone emulator smilies/wink.gif

smilies/smiley.gif
April 08, 2009

Gordy said:

  ummm its been another month... any news on the progress or has it ended?
April 09, 2009

bish said:

  more exploit news abounds...
April 15, 2009

bish said:

  more exploits abound too...
April 16, 2009

SniperG4 said:

  Hey wats up Noobz i am really new at psp moding but i have a question. Here it is, i got a phat psp 1001 b2 and i got the hybrid pandora battery li-on 3.6v-1200mAh 1000/2000 led and i dont know what the heck i am doing i dont now how to make a memory stick for the pandora battery and every time i boot with the pandora i just go to a black screen thats it i mean i need help bad from front 2 endand o yah my psp is ver 5.03
April 19, 2009

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