Help for a PSP newbie?

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Priya, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. Priya

    Priya Newbie

    Mar 14, 2010
    United States
    OK. I know this sounds REAAAAAAAAALLLY redundant when you hear this "Please help me with CFW".. :'( But I'm honestly really new to PSP scene and quite scared to just jump into something without double checking with people who know what they're doing. I did a lot of reading, but I'm still confused.. :/

    So here is what I have:
    • PSP: PSP 3001 at OFW 6.35
    What I want to do with it:
    • Play backup PSP ISO and PSX ISO. (PSX made from my own backups, not d/led from the PSN).
    • Still be able to play UMDs. I only have Dissidia and Crisis Core, but those are pre-6.xx firmware, so not too worried about forced FW updating.
    • Don't really have an interest in homebrew; except youtube plugin? but I can live without it.

    So from what I'm reading, my 3001 is semi-hackable. And I'm reading about new CFWs that were just released, namely 6.35 PRO-B that can play PSX ISOs.. How would I go about doing this? Would I still follow this thread for the 300X? Download the signed-HEN and Prometheus ISO loader? Or should I instead download 6.35 PRO-B instead of the signed-HEN and go from there? Also, I've seen some threads stating that I need a POPSloader to play my PSX ISOs? Is that different from the Prometheus ISO loader?

    Also, I'm not sure if I should run PSPident etc to find out my motherboard and module? Since apparently some module can determine how far I can go with my 3001.. :x

    Also, I'm aware that this will all be temporary. The whole if-you-turn-it-off-you-must-do-it-again thing. :3

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    m(.__.)m Thanks for the help.
  2. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    The current sticky is slightly outdated because we're waiting for the 6.20 HEN to update (it's a little behind) so things aren't as confusing.

    You should download the latest 6.35 CFW (PRO-B, is it?) and the Promethus ISO loader.

    You don't need to worry about your motherboard since you're not downgrading or installing firmware permanently.

    POPSloader is a plugin to let you change the POPS version used to launch PSX games. You do not need it to run PSX games in the first place.
  3. Priya

    Priya Newbie

    Mar 14, 2010
    United States
    Thank you so much for clearing that up for me, Rydian! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I got my PSX games running and PRO-B seems to be great. No qualms about it so far. I don't mind re-doing it every time I turn off the PSP since it only takes like 10 seconds max to do. ^^ Going to be trying my ISO backups soon, hope it goes smoothly as well.

    If I get more questions, I'll be sure to ask again. m(.__.)m!!

    Thanks again!