How To Softmod (Hack) Your PSP

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  1. Rydian
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    How To Softmod (Hack) Your PSP


    This guide will show you how to softmod your PSP if it has a firmware that's 6.60 or below.

    Not sure what you're doing here? I advise you check out this link first!
    [​IMG] PSP hacking/modding F.A.Q. (Start Here!)

    What do I need to hack my PSP?
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    If you are currently on an older CUSTOM/HACKED firmware...
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Q - Permanent or temporary hack, what's the difference?
    A - The main functional difference is that with the temporary version, you need to run a 4-second or so file to re-hack the PSP after each time you shut it down. Some people may care, others may not.

    Q - 6.20 or 6.60, what do I choose?
    A - The main difference to be concerned with is the compatibility of the permanent patch.
    • 6.20's permanent patch will work on every PSP model that 6.20 can be installed on.
    • 6.60's permanent patch only works on the 1000 models and earlier 2000 models. If you have a 2000 and you're not sure if it's an early or late model, you can try the permanent patch, and if it tells you it's not supported you can downgrade to 6.20 and use the 6.20 permanent method (or if 6.20 is not supported, stick with the default temporary version).

    6.20 PRO (permanent) installation.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    6.60 PRO (temporary or permanent) installation
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Downgrading a 6.60 PSP to 6.20
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Updating PRO to the latest version.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Changelog
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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  2. RoMee

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    I bought my black friday bundle used with 6.38 already installed, probably by the previous owner.
    which version do I use?

    should I just use the 6.38 to 6.35 to be safe?
     
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    You can use either. It'll exit out if you have a 07 or 09G and try to go to 6.20.

    By all means start with 6.35 and hope it doesn't work. Then try 6.20.
     
  4. machomuu

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    Thanks, Rydian. I'll probably ask for a PSP on my birthday (in October) or for Christmas, this'll be helpful [​IMG].
     
  5. Rydian
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    Black friday was two days after 6.35 came out... but there was also 6.31 and 6.20, so yeah I wouldn't risk it.

    Once you can run the 6.35 hack you can see your motherboard info anyways so you can know if you can go down to 6.20.

    Posts merged

    If you get one later it's going to have a later firmware (or even a later motherboard), and is unlikely to be hackable.
     
  6. RoMee

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    thanks, I'll try it later tonight when I get home from work.
     
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    Well I'm shooting for used, I'll see if I can get 6.35-, and if it's not I'll just return it and try again.
     
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    Supposedly all PSP Go systems as of right now can be downgraded to 6.20 regardless of what they originally came with, at least according to the person who released the 6.38 downgrader. This doesn't apply to the PSP 3000 series though, just the PSP Go.
     
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    Yeah, nobody's reported a Go that comes with later than 5.70.
     
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    I'm on 5.50 Promitheus-4..And I have to questions.
    Should I upgrade on 6.20??
    Will my custom themes work on that version?

    Sorry if these questions already asked..
    Also Raydian thanks for your guides they are very helpful
     
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    The 6.x hacks are better for PSP games, but they lack some PSX/PS1 and homebrew/plugin compatibility. Custom themes won't instantly work, you'd need to see if anybody's ported the theme to 6.x.

    And you're welcome.
     
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    Is there a list for Ps1,plugins and homebrew that work on 6.20 TN..?
     
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    edit: nevermind, problem solved itself [​IMG]
     
  14. Rydian
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    Not sure on any list for plugins, but here's a forum.
    http://wololo.net/talk/viewforum.php?f=28

    As for PSX games, this isn't perfect but it's the best.
    http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3396

    With POPS a game not working is not a simple as it not starting. A game could have a compatibility issue at a certain story point 30 hours into an RPG, so it's hard to test.
     
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    ran into a problem
    here's what I did

    0. I was on 6.38
    1. run downgrader
    2. got to where it says to update to 6.20(wrong ofw??), that was a problem because I wanted 6.35 so I cancel.
    3. went and got ofw 6.35
    4. ran downgrader, here's the problem, it says something about mismatch md5 or something like that. than it reset to menu. Can't get past this point.

    next, I deleted everything to start over, updated to 6.39
    grabed downgrader 3.1 and ofw 6.35...got the same result.

    any way to fix my mistake?
     
  16. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    A mismatched MD5 sum could mean you don't have the right file or that it is corrupted. Maybe try downloading the ofw from a different source?
     
  17. RoMee

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    I did, I tried the one from filetrip and the one from wololo.net
     
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    perhaps you're using the OFW 6.35 for the Go?
     
  19. RoMee

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    I just tried a different ofw and same result, that makes 3 different 6.35 ofw all from different source.

    is the downgrader correct when it says my psp is a o4g?
     
  20. Snailface

    Snailface My frothing demand for 3ds homebrew is increasing

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    If it's a 4g then I think you have to downgrade to 6.20 --could be wrong though. Wouldn't hurt to try it. Then upgrade to 6.35.