Last November, the news on cracking the PSP 3000 has been revealed by Datel.
The development of the Lite Blue Tool allowed users enabling them to downgrade the system’s firmware and gain access to all sorts of third-party applications, tools, and emulators that Sony doesn’t want running on the PSP.
Datel is a UK-based electronics and game console peripherals manufacturer. The company is best known for producing a wide range of hardware and peripherals for home computers in the 1980s, for example replacement keyboards for the ZX Spectrum, the PlusD disk interface (originally designed and sold by Miles Gordon Technology) and the Action Replay cartridge.
Datel was the brainchild of Mike Connors, who still runs the company, and has been mentioned in the The Sunday Times as one of the country’s top thousand richest people.
1up said, “Your move, Sony,” at the end of that story and it seems that Sony has indeed made a move — to pursue legal action against Datel.
Now known as the MAX Power Digital, the battery now only be able to put the PSP 2000 in service mode, also when plugged it into a PSP 3000 it will act as nothing more than a battery. Despite there being no indication of why the sudden change, Portable Video Gamer has received an explanation…
Due to legal action by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe we are currently not able to fulfill orders for the Lite Blue Tool Battery. Any orders received for this product have not been processed and no charges have been made. We will inform customers about availability of this product when this situation has been resolved.
Now we know the PSP 3000 isn’t hack-proof (as if such a feat were possible) and that Sony won’t sit idly by while others crack their systems. Looks like the hackers and pirates will have to be more quiet next time or risk facing the wrath of Sony’s lawyers.