PSP hacking/modding F.A.Q. (Start Here!)

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Dec 5, 2010
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    It turns out that 09G was just 07G hardware with a minor change, so Davee created a tool to trick the PSP into accepting a lower firmware version than it shipped with.
    http://lolhax.org/2011/09/01/chronoswitch-downgrader-5-0-advanced-09g-support/
    (Since the 09G is mostly a 07G in disguise).

    So you can try using his downgrade tool to put your PSP back to 6.20 is possible. If not you'll just have to deal with a temp hack, which just means it doesn't start up in hacked mode by default.


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    I just finished reading the artitcle and some of the reader comments. I'm rather wary on the whole procedure cause it seems other users hit problems down the line... Sigh. I don't know, I'm just uncertain now. I don't want to risk bricking or damaging my 3001. I read that I should back up idstroage keys. What utility does that?
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    It's irrelevant for a 3000 since if you mess with them (and the flash0) you're in an unrecoverable place if something goes awry. Whatever you read probably dated from around 2008/2009, prior to the 3000's launch.
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    The initial downgrader release had a bug that prevented people from upgrading again later, but that's been fixed. I linked to the original release article because it held the bulk of the information.
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    Oh, okay so... the link provided on how to downgrade over at the "How to Softmod..." will work for my 3001 with no issues? Even if my MB model is TA-095v2? Cause the more recent comments on the blog's page had users posting about problems. Plus, the downgrader's readme only mentions it'll work for TA-095's. Nothing is mentioned about 095v2. Not sure if that poses a problem or if just listing "v2" was just overlooked.
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    The downgrader tricks and then launches the OFW update, if it won't work on your model then it just won't flash anything, it's safe to try.
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    Okay, I feel a bit more confident now with that news. In the meantime I'll just play around with the temp 6.39 hack. I'll try for the downgrader a bit later into next week.
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    Hey everyone. My brother just recently installed CFW to his PSP 2001 and told me I should give it a shot with my PSP 3001, so I'm very new. I skimmed through the 22 pages of this thread and didn't see anything about 6.60 PRO-C (fix 3).

    I read on another site that 6.60 PRO-C (fix 3) is the newest release and that it can be permanently installed on PSP 3001 models. Have any of you used this version or hear about it's reliability?

    Here's a link to 6.60 PRO-C (fix 3) - it's the 4th one down under the Downloads section (http ://code. google. com/p/procfw/).

    Thanks for any help or guidance.
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    This is the FAQ, not the actual instructions. It links to the instructions, which include PRO-C.

    You can use 6.60 PRO-C or 6.20 PRO-C. 6.60 on the 3000 will have a limit, that the hacking guide talks about.
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    Thanks Rydian. Sorry i posted in the wrong place. I guess the temp install is my only option.
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    There's a downgrade that works on many 3000 models to 6.20.
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    I have a psp 2000 and cfw 6.60 Pro C. I was wondering if I sign up for the playstation network will my psp get bricked?

    I also have a gba emulator on it and bookr.
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    PSN can be accessed and used normally on Pro firmwares.
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    Oh okay thanks! I just got my psp like a week ago so I'm new to all this. Putting the CFW on the psp was super easy though.
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    Quick question. I just ordered a second hand PSP. 2004, the seller says it's got '6.35 CFW' on it - obviously I'm going to hack it myself anyway. I want to either upgrade to 6.60 and try a permanent patch, or downgrade to 6.20 and do a permanent patch on that. My question is, which one should I do? Are there any advantages of 6.60 over 6.20 and vice versa?
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    Not really, outside of some possible PSN compatibility things, but nothing's confirmed there. 6.60's perm might work on the unit, 6.20's will.
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    Question. After my friend see my psp he want to get one. I believe all the one in store now are 3000 unit. Can those unit be fully hacked?
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    They can have a CFW installed on them, yes, but you'll need to risk a downgrade if you want the CFW to boot automatically every time the system is turned on.
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    Yes. Not necessarily a permanent CFW, but if your friend can figure out running the quick restore every time he wants to play something, he'll be fine.
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    ok so i need to assume that all new psp3000 in store have 6.60 or + firmware? Don't think he like play around with restore, why he better off getting an older system that can be completely unlock?

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