Please guide me guru's :)

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  1. Friction Baby
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    I just bought a PSP and I think it is a phat and it came with FW 3.51 ( I bought brand new from walmart ), My question is I am completely new to the PSP scene and need guidance on what I need and need to do to start my journey?

    Guru's please guide me [​IMG]
     


  2. MC DUI

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    Go to either the Maxconsole forums or pspupdates forums, tonnes of info there on how to downgrade your PSP and then install a custom firmware.

    Then with a decent sized memory stick you can be on your way to playing PSP ISOs, PS1 ISOs, SNES, Genesis, GBA, NES, tonnes of homebrew and heaps more!

    Have fun!
     
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    You will find everything you need on forums such as Maxconsole or PSPISO. Basically to downgrade 3.51 you will need a Pandora's battery, which can be made from a memory stick and official battery. As far as I know, this is the only way to downgrade a FW 3.5+
     
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    I am thinking about returning it to walmart and picking up one off ebay with 1.5 fw on it what do you think?
     
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    Do a little bit of research first, I seem to recall you can downgrade if you buy an older copy of lumines that has an exploit in it. I can't check for you though since all those type of pages are blocked at my work.

    I'm only saying to do that first as you may save yourself some time and money, but it's up to you.
     
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    Is the 2.81 FW hard to work with?
     
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    Pretty sure it's easier, but like I said I can't look it up for you.

    Check the sites I mentioned they should have some sticky FAQ topics on downgrading.
     
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    Thanx MC DUI [​IMG]
     
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    2.81 firmware is easier to work with if you can get a copy of certain unpatched psp UMD games. Your first option is to get hold of GTA LCS (unpatched old version with the 2.0 update on it) and then upgrade your PSP to the official firmware v3.03 then use Team Noobz 3.03 downgrader and your GTA LCS to downgrade it to 1.5 firmware or upgrade to official firmware 3.50 and use an old unpatched copy of Lumines to downgrade to 1.5. There is also a 3.11 Downgrader but that also requires Lumines.

    The other option is to have someone create a Pandora Memstick and battery for you and then use that to downgrade or purchase a battery and use one of the Pandora GUI's to create the memstick on your PC.
     
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    So I bought the 2.81 FW PSP do I need both GTA and Lumnies or just one?
     
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    You only need one of them so which ever one you can get hold of will do.
     
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    Cool thank you when my PSP get's here I will pick up from there [​IMG]
     
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    Ok I got the PSP with FW 2.81 the other day later that night after 3 hours of reading I created a Pandora battery and magic memory stick and set the FW to 1.50 then updated it to 3.40 OE-A and I am in the homebrew scene [​IMG]

    Thanks
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  14. BoneMonkey

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    hwo did you do it did you use gta or lumines ?
     
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  16. BoneMonkey

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    how did he do that ?
     
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    Well you need someone with a phat psp running custom firmware and then you need to run a few programs to transform their battery into something called "pandora battery" you also need to do the same with a memory stick. So then after doing all of that you put the pandora battery and the memory stick into the new psp (the one thats not running custom firmware) Then it should turn on by itself and all you have to do then is press X the psp is now on custom firmware. You can also return the battery and memory stick back to normal.
     
  18. BoneMonkey

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    dam i dont know anyone with a phat psp lol
     
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    Send me a Sony battery and at least a 512MB memory stick and I will create one for you? You pay the shipping both ways.
     
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    ooo thats not a bad idea i will PM you when i get my psp slim :-)