should I upgrade from 3.52 M33-4 to 3.71 M33?

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Oct 21, 2007
  1. TheNeck
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    Everything is working great with 3.52 M33-4, so I was wondering if I should upgrade to 3.71 M33. If so, let me know why. Thanks
     
  2. [M]artin

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    God no, don't do it.

    Trust me, just don't, the kernel add-on is not without it's share of flaws and compatibility errors. (From my experience, DGen boots to a black screen and PSPRadio doesn't even show up anymore, along with various other apps running a tad bit buggy. They all worked perfectly on 3.52 M33-4)
     
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    Speaking of PSPRadio, what's so good about it? I heard it plays MP3s, but I couldn't get it to do that, or even play radio stations. It was kind of disappointing, and I felt like I was doing something wrong. Plus the Links2 browser isn't too hot either.
     
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    Thanks [M­]artin for your input, i guess i wont then most likely. :'(
     
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    dunno i have 3.71 M33 with newest 1.5 kernel and works fine. but if your games doesn't require 3.71 then you probably don't need it.
    I just installed it because i was bored.
     
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    PSPRadio does play MP3's (but I just use the one in the XMB) although you need to stick 'em in a certain folder for them to show up, I believe, it's somewhere in the readme. For the radio stations, you have to make sure you have a working default internet configuration from Network Settings in your XMB. When you open up PSPRadio, hit Start and you should find the name of your internet config there. Activate it, then jump down to Get Latest Shoutcast DB, (this'll download a small file that updates the pre-compiled list of 500 available stations. Once it's done it should say 500 Stations Retrieved. Then move to Refresh Playlists and let it refresh the stations really fast. After that, hit Start again, choose a radio station and enjoy! (You don't have to do all of those step every time you start up PSPRadio, but I do, just to get the latest list of functioning stations, as some of the stations tend to go down from time to time, depending on the host).

    You can also locate your own stations to stream on PSPRadio, aside from the pre-organized list. I just nabbed a .PLS (Shoutcast Station) file, stuck it in the appropriate folder, and it pops up under PSPRadio (although not under the Red Screen in the default color scheme, it's the Blue Screen, I forget their names [​IMG] )

    Lastly, I couldn't get it working when I first tried it and I later found out that I had overlooked the location of PSPRadio on my memstick. Try sticking it in the Game352 folder (if you're using 3.52, if not, just put it in the folder with your current fw #), I believe that was the folder that finally made it work for me. I had it in the regular Game folder and none of my settings in the PSPRadio Home menu would activate (internet connect would fail in PSPRadio only). If Game352 doesn't work, try moving it around to the other game folders and trying it. And remember to have your kernel set to 1.50 through the recovery menu. [​IMG]
     
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    3.522 works with all games, so why switch to 3.71? No reason at all. Plus I've heard that some old crappy games don't work on.71
     
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    Same, 3.71 is fine. I'm still running 3.52 on a fat psp and 3.71 on my slim. I'll upgrade the fat when I need to, until then I'll keep it as it is.

    I think the god of war demo requires 3.60, but I certainly wouldn't upgrade just for that demo (or even the full game).
     
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    God of war demo worked just fine for me with 3.40OE...
     
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    There you go then - definitely not a single game that needs 3.71. Although I'd definitely upgrade to m33 3.52 from 3.40.
     
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    "Eiyuu Densetsu : Sora no Kiseki SC" wich is a japanese RPG needs 3.70
     
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    I upgraded to it from 3.40 OE. I was actually pleased with the update since I found new features I never had, but I think were in 5.52 m33. w/e, I'm fine with it. But if you use homebrew alot, I guess [m]artin's advice sounds good.
     
  13. blaydes99

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    Thanks for the advice guys, I think I'll be sticking with 3.52 for now also.
     

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