Hacking a PSP Go...

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Schizoanalysis, Jun 6, 2011.

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How did you hack your PSP Go?

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  1. Schizoanalysis
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Hello all,

    I am curious to see how others hacked their PSP Go.... A permanent or temporary hack...

    I read that it is semi-dangerous to hack it permanently, as if it bricks, it can not be brought back from the dead...

    I am, however, curious to see what people have done with theirs. My PSP Go should arrive today, and I am weighing up the "hacking" options.


    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. Devin

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    From the guides I've seen it depends on your firmware.
     
  3. Schizoanalysis
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    All new ones seem to be shipped with the same firmware.
     
  4. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    There have been a couple of people on Wololo.net that bricked because they tried to uninstall b5 perm with too many plugins activated. You won't have that problem with a virgin system -- it's very safe.

    There's even a 'test run' option to test it so you can have extra peace-of-mind.
     
  5. hunter291

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    As far as I know, every PSP Go ships with 5.70. If you buy a second hand one, it may be a higher firmware, but every firmware up to this point is hacked. I bought the Go. It had 6.35 on it, so I chose the 6.35 pro. A week ago, I downgraded the go and installed the permanent 6.20 and neevr ahd a single problem. Everything went fine.
     
  6. Nujui

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    You can always do a test.
     
  7. Schizoanalysis
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    It just arrived! Yep, it's 5.70...
     
  8. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    Then just update to whatever fw you wanna use for cfw.
     
  9. Schizoanalysis
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    I actually just rehacked my PSP 2000 yesterday, to 6.39 ME2...


    I might try to put this on my Go too... Unless anyone knows a better firmware to use?
     
  10. s4mid4re

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    6.39 ME is only for 1000 and pre-patched 2000, so don't use it. It will brick your psp Go.

    If you really want to use 6.39, use 6.39 PRO-B6. other wise, use 6.20 PRO-B6, which is better because it has a permanent patch.
     
  11. Schizoanalysis
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    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Phew! Thanks for the heads up! I am new to Go hacking... (have only hacked 2000s)

    I will look into 6.20 PRO-B6!
     
  12. Snailface

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    Second this. Just upgrade to 6.20 and use the totally safe lite CFW B6. When you build up confidence, upgrade to the permanent version after a test run.

    Once you see how easy and safe this is, you'll laugh at yourself for worrying.
     
  13. Schizoanalysis
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    Just upgraded to 6.20 PRO-B6 permanent.

    Works great.

    Thanks all for your help!
     
  14. lordgoober

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    I'm using 6.39 pro-b6 myself on my go.
     
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    All PRO firmwares write to flash0 so there's no such thing as a totally safe permanent firmware. However, they just add files which aren't recognised by OFW rather than modify existing files so the risk is virtually nil although "write to flash0" is enough to deter some people from too much CFWing of non pandorable consoles.
     
  16. SifJar

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    There is a 6.39 ME-4 LCFW. (Lite CFW, same as PRO). That's perfectly safe to install on any PSP.
     
  17. The Pi

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    I might aswell post here.

    I've got a (new) Go coming at some point this week, though the perm hack on 6.20 seems better than the temp hack on 6.39, is there any features lost by using 6.20 and not being on 6.39?
     
  18. SifJar

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    I have not found any features in 6.39 that were not present in 6.20 (both OFW; there are no differences to PRO, only differences would be those in the OFW). I'm pretty sure you're not losing anything by staying at 6.20 over 6.39.
     
  19. The Pi

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    Okay, thanks.

    I guess I'll just use the perm one then.
     
  20. nl255

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    I have not been able to get game categories light (any version) working on my PSP Go with 6.20 Pro, but other than that everything has worked (except for 1.5 homebrew and plugins that haven't been updated, of course). Note that this is apparently only on the Go for some reason, several people have said it works fine on their 3000 running 6.20 Pro. Note that I have not tried using many plugins so far, just battery warning and pprefs. I will try cwcheat (mainly for psx memory card import/export) and a few others later.