im in the uk but ive been given a white japanese psp, do i need special cfw for a japanese psp? and could somebody please post me a link to a working tutoral, as all the ones i can seem to find are broken
First you need to determine which slim you have. If it's the unhackable version, you can only run ChickHEN on it if the original firmware (OFW) is 5.03 or less. There's a tool called PSPIdent that can be used for this.
All other slims & the fats can be hacked with the Pandora battery and magic memory stick (MMS) regardless of OFW version. You can also use the ChickHEN hack (no pandora battery needed) if it's 5.03 or less.
It's very easy to mod a PSP. I was a total noob 3 weeks ago. The key is to read, read, read, read the tutorial and forum posts on doing this. Read and read again. Don't be lazy and expect people to spoon feed you the steps/answers.
As you see at all 100x models are hackable aswell as most 200x models.
Some 200x and all 300x are unable to take full Custom Firmware.
And will brick when flashing a full Custom Firmware to it.
For these PSP`s we have so called: Custom Firmware Enablers. (5.03 GEN-A.)
Great enabler the only downside is that your PSP must be on firmware 5.03 or lower to take advantage of the exploit.
And ofcourse that everytime you fully shut off your PSP you must re-enable the enabler.
To be sure or your PSP is hackable you should match it with the list.
If you have a 200x or 300x model its highly recommended to update to 5.03 and run PSPident.
This little app will tell you what type of motherboard is located in your PSP.
(Which you then match to the list of the hackable PSP`s)
Another way to see if it is fully hackable is inserting a pandora battery into it and see if the light comes on.
If so the PSP can be installed with full CFW - If not the PSP needs a CFW Enabler.
Like said above it does not mather where your PSP came from installing CFW or CFW Enabler to it does not differ when doing it to a EU or USA one.