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  1. gaehentohn
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    I've been considering buying a PSP lately. I'm looking at hacking it, mainly to be able to have all my classic PSX games on a portable hand-held.
    Any way, I've been on quite a few PSP forums and have been thoroughly bamboozled as to the possibility of hacking a newly bought PSP300X and how one would go about it. I hope you kind people could answer some of my questions.

    A new PSP comes with 5.05 firmware out of the box, correct? I've heard there is no way to downgrade to 5.03 as of yet, but I've I've been told that the 'Custom Firmware Enabler' (I think it was) can be insalled/run on a PSP 300X with 5.05 firmware. Is this true? According to Davee's DevSite (http://davee.x-fusion.co.uk/), V3 of ChickHEN works on 5.05, unless I misread it, so at least that part would work.

    Also, according to Davee's DevSite, ChickHEN will brick a PSP if it touches the flash, how then does the Custom Firmware Enabler work if a brick will occur if the PSP is flashed to?

    Thanks a lot,
    SpiralArms.
     
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    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    ChickHen R3? Maybe i need my eyes tested but as yet anything above 5.03 is yet to be exploited.
     
  3. ViRGE

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    Depending on how "new" a PSP actually is, it will come with 5.02, 5.03, or 5.50. 5.05 was a limited Japan release to go with a single game, new PSPs have not been coming with it to my knowledge.
     
  4. gaehentohn
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    gaehentohn Member

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    Hmm.
    When I buy it, if it's 5.03, great, but if not, I'll just have to wait for 5.50 to be hacked.

    Thanks alot for your help.
    SpiralArms
     
  5. ViRGE

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    Just bear in mind that you may be waiting a while. It took several months to come up with the 5.03 ChickHEN hack, including a few months after finding the attack vector but before a workable hack could be formulated for it. Hacks of this nature are extremely rare, and there's no guarantee there will be another.
     
  6. gaehentohn
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    Is there anything on the box to say which firmware it is?
     
  7. ViRGE

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    Maybe someone else knows more, but I don't believe so.
     
  8. Livin in a box

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    You've just gotta be lucky. You could just get a used one and be sure of the firmware.
     
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    on davee's dev site, the only thing mentioned as being compatible with 5.05 is a version spoofer plugin. which i dont really understand, seeing as there's no way to run plugins on 5.05.