PSP hacking/modding F.A.Q. (Start Here!)

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Rydian, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Ultimatim

    Ultimatim Member

    Jun 9, 2008
    United States
    Is there any firmware past 6.6 on psp 1000 or 2000? Im thinking of buying one and i just saw if 6.61 or above, the hack probably wouldnt work. Just wondering what the latest firmware is so far
  2. shafty710

    shafty710 Advanced Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    United States
    South U.S.
    Latest and greatest so far is CFW Pro 6.60 C-3.
  3. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

    Feb 4, 2010
    United States
    Cave Entrance, Watching Cyan Write Letters
    There is none. For a while I was just updating the firmware number to account for new updates, then Sony stopped working on the PSP.
  4. Bimmel

    Bimmel ~ Game Soundtrack Collector ~

    Jan 28, 2014
    Gambia, The
    I got a question to ask.

    That is correct .. is it?

    Thanks for this guide by the way. Great work! :wink:
  5. MightyJAK

    MightyJAK Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    United States
    For years I had put off buying a PSP, as I knew if I got one I'd be tempted to tinker with it, but hearing all the horror stories of bricked units made me apprehensive. I finally bit the bullet and got one last week, and thanks to this FAQ and the softmod guide I was running homebrew in record time. The PSP is the 6th game system I've run homebrew on (after PS1, Dreamcast, PS2, NDS, and GBA, in that order), and I must say the PSP rivals the Dreamcast in terms of sheer simplicity. I just wish the PS3 and 3DS could be softmodded this easily.

    Mucho kudos to Rydian for compiling this info, everyone who contributed info, and of course the hackers who risked life and limb (or at least, expensive hardware) to open up this system. :psp: I just have one question...

    Where do I download this particular homebrew? :rolleyes: :P
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  6. codezer0

    codezer0 Gaming keeps me sane

    Jul 14, 2009
    United States
    The Magic School Bus
    What would the recommended CFW's be for a PSP 3000 and a PSP go?

    I've noticed that with ProC on my go, while I thankfully don't have the problems where it refuses to load any PSN/PSX games like ProC2 is wont to do, it does currently seem like it would periodically just... not receive any input from the paired SixAxis controller I have setup for it. I'm wondering if it's a bug with the firmware, or if it would be my controller? Annoyingly, that is the only one I could really spare to give it, as the others are set up for the other PS3 systems in the house.
  7. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    Global Moderator
    Sep 13, 2009
    Gaming Grotto
    Nothing has changed, really - the recommended firmware is still 6.20 PRO + Perm Patch or 6.60 PRO + Fast Recovery, depending on how you roll. Make sure to charge your SIXAXIS controller fully before connecting it to the system - that's the only piece of advice I can give you. ;)
  8. codezer0

    codezer0 Gaming keeps me sane

    Jul 14, 2009
    United States
    The Magic School Bus
    I couldn't help but wonder if maybe these CFW's changed anything with the drivers for that, especially those formulated for the PSP go.
  9. eyezeah

    eyezeah Newbie

    Sep 6, 2014
    Hey guys I recently won a used psp that has

    System Software: 5.50 prome-4

    and recently was given a memory stick with "660 pro-b fast recovery" on it

    I'm not quite sure how to proceed as far as hacking goes since most guides say to upgrade to 6.60 official first, but the card already has cfw on it (to my surprise)

    I don't want to brick this thing, what do I do first?
  10. Fumigator

    Fumigator Newbie

    Sep 27, 2014
    Hello , new guy here to PSP , but not to console modding, I have installed mod chips in the original Xbox and soft modded , have soft modded many Wii's , ps3 3.55 and under , Jtag and DVD rom firmware mods for 360 , have used the modded ISO's for dreamcast that let you use a 900MB GD-ROM image on a 700MB cd-rom ---- ive been around for all this stuff

    So now that I have said that, I got a PSP-2001 that is already running CFW , but old CFW, 5.00m33p is it's system software , got it for $20

    My Question is , what steps do I take from here to get it to the latest and best CFW ?
  11. Kizux

    Kizux Member

    Jul 9, 2014
    Simple question: Can patched .iso files be compressed to .cso or would it mess the patch/iso?
  12. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Sep 9, 2006
    For PSP Go's running on OFW 6.20, does it matter what motherboard it has to determine whether I can install 6.20 Pro permanent on it? Or is it guaranteed to work with 6.20 Pro Permanent no matter what?

    Thanks for the help
  13. ParaKefk0

    ParaKefk0 Newbie

    Nov 27, 2014
    Hey guys I just bought a fairly unused PSP-1004 with current firmware 2.60 on it and I've been out of the custom firmware scene for probably at least 5 years.

    Used to have an original one with 1.50 which I fully customized the xmb and ran all sorts of homebrew.

    I think I had costum firmware 3.xx or something and toyed around a little bit when converting ps1 games,user created homebrew but mostly as a portable: gameboy,nes,snes,sega player.

    After reading a few FAQ's here and there I read that 6.60 is the latest one that sony released and the way to customize the firmware is the easiest I've seen so far.


    My question is, what version is the most stable and supports the most homebrew/emulators.

    My main priority is getting my 8,16 bit games back in action. PSX support and extra features are nice but I don't play that much psp games and if emulators all need to be updated and they aren't compatible with the 6.60CWE then I'd rather go to a 3.xx or a 5.xx.

    Anybody got some insight?
  14. ulkoma

    ulkoma Newbie

    Dec 22, 2013
    Any chance we get the images updated? Thanks
  15. flame1234

    flame1234 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 17, 2009
    United States
    Do we really need two stickied threads about custom firmware? Unsticky please.

    Where is the thread about the basics of hacking and modding (not custom firmware)?
  16. flashmanx01

    flashmanx01 Member

    Mar 4, 2012
    United States
    I have a pandora battery and modded my phat psp a long time ago. A friend of mine followed a youtube video and modded his 3001 with 6.60 pro b 09. He asked me to copy over my emulators to his card. I guess I accident erased his custom firmware. Cause when I gave it back they were not working. Can I modd his psp with my pandora battery? Youtube keeps telling me how to do it without one. Or should he just follow the same video he watched before? If I can use my battery to flash his can I start with cfw 6.60 pro b 10 or do i have to start from gen a or whatever i used back in the day?
  17. Scorp

    Scorp GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 23, 2010
    If I understand correctly, Inferno plugin is just a plugin, so it can be used in any CFW (mine is 5.00). Correct? If yes, is there any tutorial how to put that?
  18. Nemix77

    Nemix77 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 30, 2009
  19. Metoroid0

    Metoroid0 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Nov 2, 2012
    what if firmware is 5.02?

    i would like to permanently hack that PSP, what if its 5.02

    and behind battery said: date code 7C serial no. HC0401337
  20. daicon

    daicon GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 16, 2014
    United States
    I want to get a PSPgo and I want to use 'permanent' CFW on it. Is this possible? Is it only possible with certain models of the GO? I do understand the firmware has to be below a certain version.

    I know it's been asked before, so sorry.