PSP 3000 motherboard/firmware

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Jul 5, 2011
  1. Miss Panda
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    Ok I know nothing about PSP's. I have never even played one. Now I have read and read and read. On wiki on here, bloody everywhere.

    Now IF someone was to buy a new psp3000 from a UK shop (amazon uk) in the next couple of weeks..
    1. Is there pretty much a guarantee that it will come with firmware 6.39? Or is there any kind of likelihood that it will be earlier or later firmware?
    2. Is much known about the likelihood of getting one motherboard over another? Does it vary by region, or is it the larger the number the more recent the motherboard?
    Specifically in order to avoid 09g, is this the latest?

    Thanks [​IMG]
     


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    You'll likely get something between 6.30 - 6.38 (up to the current 6.39 is hackable). You'll also likely get 9g, which will prevent a perma hack. However, right now, the lite hacks have almost the same functionality as the perma hacks so you're not getting shafted or anything. Just a brief delay is the only real difference. [​IMG]

    Additional note:
    The firmware/module set can vary quite a lot based on how fast your store sells merchandise.

    Example: (couple of weeks ago -- PS3 purchase experience)
    Went to a busy store -- got a 3.60 PS3, less than 2 month old firmware. Returned it.
    Went to a non-busy store the next day -- got a 3.41 firmware PS3, about a year old firmware. Happiness.

    Lesson learned: shop at a crappy, uncompetitive store that is barely staying in business, even if it costs more.
    (or buy used) [​IMG]

    Xist's advice about shopping for bundles is also excellent. Look for the God of War or Peace Walker bundles, for instance (if they're even sold in the UK, that is).
     
  3. xist

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    If you buy any PSP now from new it'll definitely be able to run a CFW. As Snailface points out though it may not be able to run a permanent CFW, so you may have to restart it every time you power off (takes about 5-10 secs).

    Unless you're 100% on getting a new one, i'd scour some trading forums or Gumtree for one of the Limited Edition 2000's. That way you'd know you were getting a fully hackable PSP. Alternatively all PSP Go's can run the permanent version of the current PRO firmware line as they're all 05G's.
     
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    Or, you can go for a 1000 series like I have that is 01g and thus, can install any CFW you may choose to use.

    A fully hackable 2000 series is the best you can get though. It has the extra RAM that can be utilized by certain homebrews, and a slimmer design that people tend to like (although I like the bulkier PSP).

    Any PSP you get will be hackable to some extent in terms of installing CFW. It's a fantastic time to get a PSP.
     
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    The trouble with 1000's are that many are knackered nowadays due to age and use. Definitely see before you buy or buy cheap.
     
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    even if you get a psp3000 the sign exploit allows most homebrew to work now also some cfw hens are now available for 6.39 executable .


    any psp rruns homebrew now id just watch yourself with psp go there patched more while 3000 on 6.39 can still have partial cfw
     
  7. Miss Panda
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    Awww thanks for all this fellas. [​IMG] I really am still not sure if I should do this. I did look at the PSPGo but the screen is smaller and I don't like the hand position. I'm leaning towards the PSP 3000 because 1. Even if I went second hand there isn't much in it price wise and 2. Because it is supposed to have better graphics according to wiki. Also I want to use it for comics.

    I don't even know what games there are for it. [​IMG]
    They are 125GBP's on Amazon uk. A second hand one in decent condition from somewhere reputable will cost me near 100GBP's with p+p. It seems worth paying the extra for piece of mind. Nintendo ds's just look so easy in comparison. This is like learning a whole new language. [​IMG]
     
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    The PSP is the most easily hacked console now, you won't believe it! It's even easier than the DS. [​IMG]

    Really, because of signed homebrew, it's just a drag-and drop affair now.
     
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    The 3000 does not have "better graphics". The colours are a tad brighter, there is almost no difference with the 2000 and 3000 screen.
     
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    Fair enough, wikipedia lied to me then.
     
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    hacking a PSP is as easy as updating the acekard's firmware.
    you put the file in, run it, follow the instructions and you're done.

    As for which psp to buy, I say get a GO
    with the psp 3000 I needed a hand grip because hand will cramp after an hour, but with the PSP GO I didn't need a hand grip
    and the 16GB will come in handy, psp games are pretty big
     
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    Screen is too small RoMee. [​IMG] I don't know what you mean re: a hand grip for the 3000. Do you have a link to a picture?
     
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    in the end it's up to you
    but I own both and I really prefer the PSP GO over the PSP 3K
    with the new analog location it feels more like the ps3 controller, and that made it a lot more comfortable

    here's my PSP 3k and PSP GO
    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    there wasn't enough of a difference in screen size for me
    [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks for those RoMee. [​IMG] I thought you meant like stickers with bumps on or something to stop your hands slipping off. [​IMG]

    EDIT: I've taken the plunge, second hand with ancient firmware on it (old firmware is good yes). I hope I haven't just thrown money away.







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    Are you able to handle it and insert a memory stick? If so yes, if not no, as there was never any need to document the 07/09G divide until recently and compared to the old days the PSP scene is very quiet.

    And the controls on the Go are noticeably inferior to the regular PSP's... [​IMG]
     
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    I was editing as you wrote that see what I've done. On the post before yours in bold. [​IMG] And re your question I've got a ds with a DSTWO and I modded my wii so hopefullly......


    Ok so now to navigate the world of weird Sony memory stick thingys
     
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    Just post your firmware that you get and we can go from there. Where did you buy from?
     
  18. Miss Panda
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    I already know it.
    V4.05
    and
    MAC 0001

    I got it online from one of those second hand places that swap chav possessions stuff for cash.
     
  19. Nathan Drake

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    Edit: Read through this first before anything: http://gbatemp.net/t268289-psp-hacking-mod...-a-q-start-here

    Excellent beginners guide courtesy of Rydian: http://gbatemp.net/t293978-how-to-softmod-hack-your-psp

    I would suggest using 6.20 PRO-B7. The entire guide to installation is there. Fantastic stuff. I followed it just recently myself. Whether the permanent patch will work or not, if I'm mistaken, is totally dependent on your model (01g, 02g, etc.), though you can test the permanent patch beforehand too with no harm done via a convenient testing system included with the patch.
     
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    Thanks Nathan
    I have been constantly referfing to both of those while deciding whether or not to buy a psp 3000. [​IMG]

    Please can someone clarify (the sony online manual is a pain) can I use BOTH M2 cards and Memory Stick Pro Duo Cards.
    I want to place an order quickish.
     

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