some psp go questions

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  1. Terminator02
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    i've skimmed over the FAQ and hacking stickies and i'd just like to know when the PSP Go has to have been bought for it to be downgrade-able to 6.20

    also, what is the advantage of having 6.20 over the latest firmware (6.39 i believe), as far as i can tell it's that 6.20 can have a full custom firmware installed while 6.39 can't, however i don't really see the advantages



    and finally, do you think it would be better to buy the go at Walmart brand new for $100 or from ebay and try to find one that can be downgraded to 6.20
     


  2. Rydian

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    If the Go comes with 6.20 or less, it can be downgraded to 6.20. As far as we know every Go comes with 5.70.

    With a partial/temporary hack like 6.35/6.39, you have to run a hack each time you power the machine on.

    Honestly I'd get one from Walmart. The chances of getting one that can't use 5.70 is extremely small (I have not seen any proof of a Go coming with higher than 6.20, ever), and even if it comes on the latest firmware the only thing you're missing is the permanent hack, which is a small thing.
     
  3. Terminator02
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    oh wow, i feel stupid now

    i thought that they only shipped with the latest firmware, and couldn't be downgraded past that firmware

    thanks for clearing that up


    oh, and could you explain what the permanent hack is? i thought it was a big thing for being the only way to have plugins or something
     
  4. Cbajd5

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    Well any PSP Go can be downgraded now, and as far as I know they're all downgradeable to 6.20 as well, as they've only made 3000s that can only go back to 6.35 after production stopped of the Go. So it doesn't really matter where you buy it from, got mine from Gamestop used for $100 recently before the 6.38/9 downgrader was out.

    The 6.20 CFW is a pretty much fully featured permanent CFW, while some plugins don't work for it. It can still get on PSN to play online when the PSn is up and for a time could even get into the store while it was still down (you couldn't buy anything or even browse the store but you could download games/content you already purchased or downloaded in the past), but I think with 6.39 it can't anymore based on a change to the store's server at the same time. The only issue is that some legally bought things that require a higher firmware won't run properly still without you having to do something else, which has at least stopped me from viewing the Patapon 3 Video Strategies.

    I don't think there's been any new OFW features since 6.20, though I am not entirely sure.
     
  5. Rydian

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    You don't need to re-run the hacking thing each time your turn the PSP on (from fully off).
     
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    if that's really the only advantage should i just leave my psp go with the latest firmware? i don't really see any reason to downgrade it anymore
     
  7. Snailface

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    Yes, saving 18 seconds* each time you cold-boot the go is the only advantage of the permanent Pro 6.20 compared to the lite version.

    *I timed it [​IMG] Yes, I need to get a life [​IMG]
     
  8. Terminator02
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    mmk, one last question, is there any reason at all to go with the 3000 instead of the psp go? i don't own any UMDs so that isn't a problem
     
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    3000 +'s

    bigger screen
    better d pad and buttons (this appears to be the majority opinion)
    better battery life
    cheaper
    non-proprietary cable
     
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    another plus is you can rip umd with the 3000.
     
  11. Terminator02
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    i think i can live with the battery life and proprietary cable for the portability, thanks everyone for answering my questions and such
     
  12. tenko

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    Haah, I'm in the minority then. Yeah, the biggest loss of the Go is the screen size. Not that the Go's screen looks bad, it's just that the 2000/3000's look better.

    Can you really waltz into a Walmart and buy a new Go off the shelf? Because you're lucky. I went through 5 stores unsuccessfully (2 Gamestops, 1 Fry's, 1 Target, 1 Walmart) before I finally found one. And yeah, its firmware was 5.70. Unless you go to a store that opens and reseals the boxes, you should expect the same.
     
  13. Varia

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    Wow... did you seriously see a new PSP Go at walmart for only $100? [​IMG]
    Sorry for going off topic, but I'm actually planing to get one too. A friend of mine will be going to the US in a week or so, what are the chances
    he will encounter one in a near-by walmart for only $100? I mean, their site doesn't say a thing about it :/
     
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    I can't say for sure what the chances would be, but when I searched for a Go, I didn't find one in Wal-Mart, so he will probably have to check at a GameStop, or buy one online or something.
     
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    Damn it, but it's $200 at gamstop ><
    Why don't they lower the price? I doubt anyone buys them...
    Sorry for hijacking your topic.
     
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    The price for a new PSP Go at all the Wal-Marts I have checked is $200, the same as Gamestop. You can get a used one at Gamestop for $100 though. Also, their replacement plan for the used Go is only $10, which is worth it (IMHO) in case you have a brick as it is more or less "no questions asked".
     
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    I'm in the minority too. My feeling is the Go's buttons are perfectly fine. Also, in my perception the Go's screen is actually BETTER than the 3000's.
    Looking closely at my Go's screen, I struggle to see those interlacing issues some 3000's have had. My Go also does not have any sign of a halo effect, and the picture is in my opinion a little sharper. I might just be lucky though.
     
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    The screen is a bit smaller but I've found that the smaller size makes games look a lot crisper and rounded. I was recently playing Burnout Legends (a game I've played a lot on my old PSP 1000) and the game itself looks a lot better (I know the 1000 lacks some of the power and colors as future models but there's definitely an improvement).

    As per buttons, the entire control space can be a little cramped for some but I find it fine. I've been playing The Third Birthday on it recently and it feels fine (and it uses pretty much every button on the system).

    Battery life is also fine too. I can't compare it to a 3000 (since I don't own one) but it'll last you a good enough time.

    The biggest downside of the PSP from a pirating standpoint is probably the USB port, since it's unique to the system and a complete pain to go from your charger to your PC and back constantly, but otherwise it's a great system.
     
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    i guess i didn't realize how lucky i was to find it, i also went into a local gamestop and they didn't have any new or used, they said $200 for a new 1 and $100 for a used one

    me thinks i'll be visiting walmart again soon
     
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    well shit, the price went up to $200, i swear it had a price label for the psp go that said $100 just last week

    i'm now pissed off