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PSP 6.37 firmware now available – don’t update

To address the full security compromise of the PSP, Sony has issued a new firmware that aims to defeat the user mode exploits available in 6.35 Hen, 6.31 Hen and 6.20 TN-A Hen.

Important: If you have updated to 6.37 OFW, you can upgrade to 6.38 OFW to downgrade to a more useful firmware or upgrade to 6.39 OFW and install 6.35 Pro-B6.

So why a PSA to not update?  The new firmware simply patches out any exploits that we’ve been using and released to the public thus far without adding any useful functionality.  So yes, it’s a security update to stamp out homebrew (and more). The good news however, initial reports indicated that a similar exploit that most of the current non-signed hbl uses is also available on the 6.37 OFW.  Still to be on the safe side, don’t update.

The PSP Firmware 6.37 changelog reads:

This is a minor update that improves system software stability during use of some features.

Uh sure, Sony.  Sure.

source PlayStation Blog

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