I have a used modded PSP. How do I know what type of mod/firmware it has?

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  1. Rubedo
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    I've seen some games listed as only working properly on specific versions of mods/firmware (like FF Type 0), but I'm not sure which one I have. I got it used from a friend, and I'd asked him but he'd had it sitting in a box for like a year and can't remember exactly what it was.

    What I do know, is that it has one of the custom batteries, and that in order to launch a game I need to first run a program called Light Minimum Edition from the Memory Stick, which will then make all the games appear in the Memory Stick menu.

    But I'm sure there's more to it than that. How do I find out what type of mod/firmware I'm running and if needed, how do I go about updating it?
     


  2. Mort alttwo

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    There should be some information under settings then system settings then system information
     
  3. Rubedo
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    Only thing of note is that it says my system software is version 6.60
     
  4. Mort alttwo

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    Hmmm... Then go to games and see if there's an app called fast recovery.
     
  5. Rubedo
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    Nope. Also I just tried to load FF Type 0 and when I got to the Now Loading screen, it locked up and the PSP shut off. So I guess I can't play it with whatever configuration I have currently.
     
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  7. Rubedo
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    Okay so what I can gather here is that I have a PSP 3000 with the 6.60 firmware, but I still don't know what kind of battery I have (are there multiple kinds?) and I don't see anything in that guide mentioning Light Minimum Edition...
     
  8. TecXero

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    Run Light Minimum Edition then check your firmware version.
     
  9. Rubedo
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    Now it says 6.60 LME-1.8
     
  10. Mort alttwo

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    OK nice. Now just install the latest version of ME, I think its 2.1 or 2.2, and you should be able to play type 0
     
  11. Rubedo
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    How exactly do I do that? Like I said, everything was already installed and set up when I got it. All I had to do was put my games on my memory stick and run the launcher.
     
  12. Mort alttwo

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    OK first you need to download the lme custom firmware. http://zload.net/v2/archives/file/?id=2417896

    Now put PSP in USB mode and into the computer

    Next extract it and copy the "launcher" and "installer" folders into /PSP/GAME

    Now go to the game section and open the installer and press x to install

    Then when its done open the launcher. It should close right away. Now you're in the lme custom firmware.

    P.S: every time your PSP completely turns off, you need to open the launcher to get back into custom firmware.
     
  13. Rubedo
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    I installed the update, but FF type 0 still shuts the system off on the loading screen...
     
  14. Mort alttwo

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    Could be a bad iso. Also make sure you're on the inferno driver. Sorry ran out of ideas
     
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    Well there is a homebrew program to determine your motherboard (called PSPIdent):

    http://www.mediafire.com/download/3ovdafri3wr4siv/PSPIDENT(SIGNED).zip

    I would recommend (but maybe a few disagree with me) to check your motherboard version and then delete everything from you psp and do a factory reset. Then follow a tutorial on how to mod and install a CFW. This so you know what has been done with the psp, which plugins are installed etc. etc.
     
  16. Mort alttwo

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    Well its kinda useless considering he has a PSP 3000 on 6.60
     
  17. ground

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    yeah i red over that part. But I am wondering what the battery is what he is talking about, I was thinking about an pandora, but that isn possible with a psp3000.
     
  18. YouAreNotSugoi

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    Just because it's a psp 3000 with 6.60 doesn't make it useless. I bought a used 3000 for 40$ after my 6.20 pro 2000's power switch died(the umd drive didn't work anyways and it came with a free mem stick). It had 6.60 firmware and I was able to downgrade it to 6.20 before permanently installing 6.20 Pro B10
     
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    Any reason why he should use LME instead of Pro C2?
     
  20. TecXero

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    Not really, the only real difference between Pro and ME/LME anymore is:

    ME/LME: LEDA support

    Pro: Semi working online mode for Slims, Brites, and Gos.

    So pick your poison or install both.