Buying PSP does model matter for backups?

Discussion in 'PSP - Games & Content' started by Filter, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. Filter

    Filter GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 23, 2008
    United States
    I am planning to buy a PSP and I wanted to play backups on it.

    1) Does the model PSP matter when buying it. Does newer models make it more difficult and older easier?

    2) What software/hardware do I need for new/old models?

    3) How can I tell what model it is if im buying from a online site like amazon, I read in some reviews the model number are not correct on the site with what they gotten.

    4) Is there a tutorial showing how to do this?

    Thanks for your time. [​IMG]
  2. hankchill

    hankchill I Pwn n00bs.

    Nov 5, 2005
    Outer Space
    1) Yes the model matters. Try to score an older PSP-2000 (slim) or a Phat one, the newer slims and PSP-3000 (brite) cannot be hacked.

    2) Pandora Battery and Magic Memory Stick

    3) You can't.

    4) Use the search function, we have a billion topics on how to do it! Or just visit
  3. Filter

    Filter GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 23, 2008
    United States

    Thanks for your help,

    Where can I get Pandora Batter and Magic Memory stick? Do I need them both or just one? Are there different models for different PSPs?
    I'm guessing after you do this you install some type of custom firmware?

    Would this one work
  4. kobykaan

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

    Aug 27, 2007
    Deal Extreme [​IMG]

    and yes you install custom firmware using the Pandora battery and a memorystick pro duo (Magic memory stick) you add the software to the memory stick and flash it to the PSP using the Pandora tool to put the PSP into SERVICE MODE [​IMG]

    suggest read the sticky threads in the top of the PSP section [​IMG]

    re different models there are Fat Pandora tool batteries and Slim versions its usually best to get one to suit the style of PSP you get [​IMG]

    the custom firmware works on both but as above ALL FAT PSP's CAN be modded with custom firmware models later than the PSP 2000 slim are hit and miss which can or cannot be modded [​IMG]
  5. Lelouch

    Lelouch GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 14, 2008
    United States
    Petersburg, AK
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