Version 0.2 of Xecutors PSP Dev Kit they are currently up to version 0.5
Team Xecuter has done it!. The long awaited PSP project they’ve been working on shrouded in secrecy is finally revealed it’s a Mass storage adapter for the PSP that will allow you to plug in various sources of storage (i.e. Smart Media Card, Compact Flash Card, SD Card, USB Thumb Drive, USB HDD)
Here’s what Team Xecutor says on thier site
For some time now we have been working hard on a PSP hack. If you remember we never said it was a modchip or anything that could boot dumped games or homebrew (currently you have psp-dev and the WAB team to thank for these breakthroughs). In fact what we designed was our own development hardware to tap into every aspect of the PSP, from the Memory Stick port through to its NAND flash memory and infrastructure.
As there are more and more homebrew applications and games and other exciting developments within the growing PSP scene there is obviousley a need for more storage – and with that comes a heavy price. The cost of a 2Gb DUO memory stick can cost over $400 !
However, what if you could use a Smart Media Card, Compact Flash Card, SD Card, USB Flash Drive or even a USB HDD !
Well it’s possible. We are developing a simple plug in device where you can expand the PSP Memory Stick Port to connect to several other memory devices, thus saving massive costs and giving you a multitude of storage options for your PSP no matter what you wish to play with be it games, web browsers, ebooks, music players, media managers and much more !
Using this same development kit we have been able to downgrade v1.52 / v1.51 down to v1.50 or even a v1.00 with no problems whatsoever. We can also tell you its easily possible to patch the kernel to be able to boot anything you like without any type of software loader. It can be acheived in both a modchip AND a non-modchip form so no doubt teams like WAB and others will have solutions for you in the coming weeks as the methods to achieve this are indeed known by others – we are simply confirming its very possible. Before anyone makes a rumour – no Xecuter is not doing any form of modchip for the PSP – it will be a waste of time as every patch can be achieved without the need for this. However maybe certain dealers will have capabilities to downgrade your PSP firmware for you – or to repair PSP’s damaged by the over zealous hacker – who knows ?
On a final note good luck to teams like WAB and PSP-DEV – they are worth supporting