Dummies Guide to Downgrading PSP?

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by sekhu, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. sekhu
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    My kid brother recently bought a PSP, in the system info it says it's using the 2.81 software version. I would like to know what equipment I need and what software I need to downgrade the PSP to a version where I can run backups and other homebrew. I dont' really understand the whole thing, so hoping someone can provide a step by step guide on what to do.

    I've done a bit of googling but I'm not sure I understand what I'm doing.

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. sekhu
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    thanks for the links, I'll check them out. I've done a bit more googling and found you need a copy of GTA LC to downgrade. Is this still the case, and if not what are the other methods that don't require a game
     
  4. deathfisaro

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    I'm not aware of any non-game requiring downgrade for any version ABOVE 2.71
    You'll need to pick up old version (unpatched) of GTA, or these day Lumines is more popular (still need to get unpatched version)
     
  5. sekhu
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    there's three versions of lumines on amazon, including the sequel and a players choice type variety, I assume I want the original retail rather than either of the other two then?

    Cheers
     
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  7. sekhu
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    ok i'm looking at buying a memory stick - i understand i'm looking at a pro stick duo or something (not sure what it's called), and how much i'm looking to pay for it - so i need advice on what stick to get, whether buying a 4gb stick will be a problem, and where best to but it from in the UK

    cheers
     
  8. Scorpei

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    4gigs shouldn't be a problem as far as I know, as for where to get it in the UK, maybe divineo has them at a good price?

    p.s. No word on my system yet (sadly)
     
  9. sekhu
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    well i found a few shops that sell the stick online, it's about £10 a GB for a 4GB stick. I dont' have a problem with that. What I am confused about is the PSP is a 2.81 software version, so which game do I use to downgrade it? Will the Lumines exploit work on all PSPs?
     
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    Yes Lumines works on all PSP versions as long as they are 3.50 or below (as then they can upgrade to 3.50).
     
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    http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronic...GB/Product.html