Homebrew for Dummies?

Discussion in 'PSP - Games & Content' started by PanzerWF, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. PanzerWF
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    Alright, so I've finally gotten everything done and managed to install my 5.00-M336 on my Slim so I'm good to go.

    The question is, how do I run homebrew? I seem to recall reading something about devhook, is that another firmware that I need?

    Thanks for helping a newb out.

    EDIT: Also, what do you use to test the memory stick speed?
     
  2. Gash_Rover

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    You should ask Twinsparksexe on youtube.....he'll make you a video to show you how...really informative. you should subscribe. Hell help with any psp question
     
  3. ViRGE

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    To run homebrew, all you need to do is to put it in the /PSP/GAME/ folder on your PSP's memory stick. The homebrew will come in a folder, copy the whole folder over in to that GAME folder.

    Once installed, it will show up on your PSP under Game -> Memory Stick.
     
  4. xist

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    Devhook is nothing you need worry about and related to the old days where things which needed a particular firmware could be run under a lower one. It's not necessary any more and hasn't been for years.

    Homebrew generally does go in the /PSP/GAME/ as ViRGE says..just read the readme files that come with anything you go after.

    Memory Stick speed tests are PSXReality Memory Stick Tester and Blackspeed 2 (in order of info produced PSXReality>Blackspeed)

    And a 3 post newbie sending people off site? Is that particularly helpful?
     
  5. PanzerWF
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    Gah.

    After I try to load a homebrew, let's say iRshell, it shows the PSP screen, then black, then boots me back to the XMB. What gives?

    I think it's because I don't have a 3.xx CFW installed?
     
  6. Skyline969

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    Nah. 5.00 M33-6 is a pretty good CFW for homebrew. Try booting something I know that works on it - SNES9X TYL. If that doesn't work, post here and we'll try to work this out.
     
  7. Oh Really?

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    Is there an error that comes up? Try changing the kernal in recovery menu.
    Hold down r while booting up>configuration>Game folder homebrew (5.xx kernal)
    Also change umd mode to m33 driver (you can change this in configuration or by pressing select in xmb)

    Try that and post what happens
     
  8. psywolf

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    not to hijack your thread but instead of making a new one


    for ds homebrew I use
    http://www.ds-scene.net/


    is there a really good site like that that updates psp homebrew and releases the same way?
     
  9. PanzerWF
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    No worries, I think it would be useful if this topic became an actual homebrew for dummies guide [​IMG]