While PSP piracy doesn’t require any hardware mods, it still isn’t overly accessible due to the technical knowledge involved. Custom firmwares started sprouting early in the PSP’s lifecycle—especially once the Lumines exploit became known—and from there it’s been a tennis match between a semi-retarded Goliath and a crafty little ferret (we’ll let you guess which one is Sony and which one is The Hacker). Sony updates the firmware; Dark Alex (now retired) comes out with a new CFW. Back and forth, back and forth. Still, anyone attempting to hack their PSP—oh, not you, of course—needs to know which model/firmware they're messing with, and CFW installation methods can get complicated depending on the hardware set-up.