Help starting hacking my psp

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  1. Beat_
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    So, I recently found my psp and I just wanted you guys to help me get all the information I need to hack it.
    The PSP's version is 3.95. How do I update it to the correct version.
    Furthermore, do I need to buy additional stuff to hack it?
     


  2. Nathan Drake

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    This will be the easiest and most straightforward guide to follow: http://wololo.net/cfw4dummies/

    PSP hacking is super super easy these days. All you need is some files and the right firmware.
     
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    Ok, I'll look into it, thank you very much :D
    Also, how do I put the files in? Do I need a reader, or can I use a usb cable?
     
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    A USB cable is fine. It's all drag and drop file management, and the PSP + memory card is recognized fine on PC.
     
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    Ok, thank you

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    Is a PSP 2004 the same as 2000?
     
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    Yep. 2000, 2001, 2004, etc., it's all the 2000 series.
     
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    Ok, thank you very much! This will be much easier than ordering an r4 for the ds XD
     
  8. Nathan Drake

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    lol yeah, PSP hacking got super, super easy once people found the PSP private keys. Sony completely lost the ability to fight against entirely software based hacks at that point, and it was a beautiful thing.
     
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    XD Its great for us, bad for them, but I mean, who would buy so many games? .... Well, thanks for the help!
     
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    Is a 1GB Memory Stick enough for this?
     
  11. Nathan Drake

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    I would suggest upgrading to a higher capacity. 1GB will be enough for a couple small PSP games, or one medium to large-ish sized one, but that's about it. You can just get a photofast MicroSD to Produo adapter and use MicroSD cards instead. It's cheaper and fairly reliable.
     
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    I wouldn't recommend piracy. xP

    Anyway, the fourth digit of its model just indicates region. For example the 1 in 2001 indicating US, and the 4 in 2004 indicating India, I think that's the right region. That guide should work fine, it's a bit older, but Pro will still do everything you need it to. ME has more features at this point, but not many standard users would use them anyway.
     
  13. Nathan Drake

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    Sony brought it on themselves by using those horrid UMD's.

    :gun:UMD's:whip:
     
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    Oh yeah, didn't those things fall apart on people? I only bought four PSP games, beat them, and never touched them again. The PSP just didn't have much that interested me in terms of licensed games/software. Luckily, DAX ensured I got my money's worth out of that handheld. Mostly ended up using it for emulation and some odd applications, but that was a nice handheld, too bad it just didn't have the games to back it up, probably due to a bit of a catch-22 and piracy being a bit too easy.
     
  15. Nathan Drake

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    The PSP actually has a pretty amazing library. The thing even sold 80 million total consoles worldwide. Definitely wouldn't have done that rocking a lackluster library. The library just didn't match your taste, which is a-okay.
     
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    Huh, I think this is the first time I've actually run into someone that liked its library. That's fine, just a bit surprising. My most favorite game on the system was the homebrew port of Cave Story.

    On-topic at OP: You should probably check your motherboard version. Also, you should only need to update to 6.20/6.60 (depending on your motherboard). 6.61 is supported on ME, but I can't really think of a reason to update up to 6.61.
     
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    Why are you even mentioning ME or 6.61? I'm legitimately kind of confused since OP doesn't need any of that information. The wololo guide may not be omg comprehensive of everything available, but 6.60 PRO is pretty much the standard choice, which the guide covers. OP doesn't need to know their motherboard revision, anything about ME that holds no extra benefits for the standard user, or 6.61 since they voiced no interest in having PSN access, which is literally the only conceivable reason to bother with 6.61.

    No offense, but loading someone down with extraneous information they don't need is more likely to confuse than help.
     
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    I generally like to give them information that could answer questions that might pop up later. He might see those mentioned elsewhere and wonder if those are worth looking into. The motherboard might become an issue, unless 6.60 Pro is working on the newer motherboard (I honestly don't remember, it's been too long).

    It wouldn't surprise me if I'm mixing in information for M33 or something. It's been quite a while since I've even touched a PSP, considering as soon as I got a 3DS, I just sold it and its games. First system I've sold without having spares, and first games I sold from my collection. If I'm giving misinformation, just tell me.
     
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    Welp, I got everything working with the first guide, I don't need extra stuff, I just need to play the games :P The only problem now is the dang memory... It's not enough for most of the games I want... so, off to buy a memory stick or that adapter Nathan Drake mentioned...
     
  20. Nathan Drake

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    The adapter you're looking for is something like this: http://www.amazon.com/SANOXY®-Micro...970&sr=8-1&keywords=photofast+microsd+adapter

    Just check reviews before you buy to make sure it actually reads correctly, and if there are reviews specifically mentioning the PSP like with this adapter, that would be ideal. At that point you can just invest in the much cheaper MicroSD cards, and you can use any capacity, really.