So, I don't know anything about hacking modding or anything. All I know is that the idea of downgrading scares the crap outta me. I don't want a brick and Dark Alex isn't around anymore so I don't want to render myself updateless because of a lack of custom fws in the future. I ran across something called HEN (Homebrew enabler). I was wondering if I followed these steps would I be able to run homebrew, emulation, isos, etc. WITHOUT doing an actual downgrade. Thank you very much. "HEN (Homebrew Enabler) is an alternative homebrew launching method, for v2.71, 2.80, 3.03 and 3.50 firmwares only. To install HEN: 1. You will need the UMD game Lumines. 2. Download 350 HEN 3. Open the file and copy all the contents of the MS_ROOT folder to the root of your memory stick. 4. Insert the Lumines UMD, and start up the game. HEN should load automatically after you press START, when prompted by the game. 5. If the screen goes blank, try again. Occasionally the exploit glitches like this. When you run the program, you'll see a colored screen that can be one of two colors: * Red: the files couldn't be written to the flash. Just keep trying. * Pale Blue: The files were written successfully, and HEN is active Tip: If it continues not to work, check the troubleshooting steps in the readme.txt file included with the HEN package."