PSP Homebrew: CFW 5.03 GEN-B for HEN now out!

5.03 GEN-B - Image 1The PSPGen team sure tries hard to make good on their promises. After pushing back the launch of CFW 5.03 GEN-B for HEN due to some last minute bugs last night, now we are off to have a merrier Halloween, thanks to the finally and fully launched product. Although they were not able to overcome the bug that presented itself at the last minute, we still very much appreciate their efforts for the homebrew scene.

Thanks to Eric dB and animebuster for the heads up!

The PSPGen team sure tries hard to make good on their promises. After pushing back the launch of CFW 5.03 GEN-B for HEN due to some last minute bugs last night, now we are off to have a merrier Halloween, thanks to the finally and fully launched product. Although they were not able to overcome the bug that presented itself at the last minute, we still very much appreciate their efforts for the homebrew scene.

Says Magixien's note on their website:

We failed to achieve our initial goals but the main thing is unless it happens and can play games with 5.55 and protected.


Here are the features of this release:
  • compatible with the PSP-3000 and PSP-2000 v3 official firmware 5.03
  • play backups of games REQUIRE PSP firmware above 5.03, including 6.xx
  • playing UMD require firmware above 5.03, including 6.xx
  • playing UMD / ISO games protected against the CFW
  • play PS1 games
  • GEN available VSH MENU (SELECT)
  • recovery in VSH available
  • reading homebrews
  • etc
Here it is in action:




On the other hand, here are the things that they weren't able to work out, unfortunately:

MGS demo refuses to run
  • We've tried everything and what works in 5.550GEN-D2 has not worke in the 5.03GEN-B. Pity...

The Recovery mode menu is "mixed"
  • The RECOVERY MODE 5.02GEN-A has been patched to run on the PSP-3000. It can change the most usual options but we encounter some problems with this VSH Recovery in and we have not managed to fix it. In fact, the menu sees some of his lines not properly allocated and others who do not work. Note that on a PSP-3000, the recovery is useless, or nearly so, since all the useful features found in the VSH menu or in Ultimate VSH menu Total_Noob of Total Noob we strongly recommend that you install.

Here are the options of Recovery and their equivalents:
  • USB toglie = OK
  • Configuration = ok
  • Skip Sony: not work (need not severe)
  • Hide corrupt icons = not work and labor Skip sony logo
  • Game folder HB ok
  • Autorun EBOOT ok
  • Fake region ok
  • Use vsh menu ok
  • XMB USB Device ok
  • Load Device with USB ok
  • Use M33 network update ok
  • Use version TXT ok
  • Use game categories = ok
  • Reboot in official firmware> not working
  • Advanced CPU SPEED =
  • CPU SPEED = Plugins
  • Plugins = registry hack
  • Registry hack = device suspends
  • Suspend device = reboot in official firmware
  • Reset system = quit

Thanks to Eric dB and animebuster for the heads up!