System software 9.90?

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  1. Bartjunited
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    I am trying to update the mod on this PSP which I have not used for many years under system settings it says it is version 5.50 GEN D3
    yet when I try to run the 6.6 update I get a message to say that the system version is 9.90 and no need to update no idea what's going on please help
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. godreborn

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    there's an option in the recovery menu to spoof your firmware version. check in the seplugins folder for the txt file. either change the spoof or disable it in the recovery menu.
     
  3. Ryccardo

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    There clearly is some version spoofing in place :)
    Check your cfw's settings (recovery menu) for anything that may be related like "update block" or "use version.txt"
     
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  4. Bartjunited
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    How do I get into the recovery mode it has been many years since by updated this so have forgotten everything

    I was planning to use the infinity mod by Mr Mario that I saw online should I use that is that the same as the guide on here or shall I scrap that and just follow the guide here

    Thanks
     
  5. godreborn

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    iirc, I think it's hold R while booting. you can also get in the recovery menu via the vsh menu (select I think) while on the xmb.
     
  6. Bartjunited
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    Got into recovery mode but no idea what to look for. Didn't see anything about firmware only fake region?
     
  7. godreborn

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    iirc, the option says something about the version.txt.
     
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    I saw that and enabled it I think but it didn't make a difference when I tried the update
     
  9. godreborn

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    you need to disable it. check the version.txt on your memory stick. it will be in the seplugins folder. see if it says 9.90.
     
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  10. Bartjunited
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    Silly q how do I check the mem stick I assume on the device .
    If so I can't find where to find any folders
    Sorry ☹️☹️☹️

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    Or do I need to do this via the PC?
     
  11. godreborn

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    you can connect the psp to a computer with a usb cable. there are also adapters for the memory stick.
     
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  12. Bartjunited
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    Makes sense now
    At least in not going nuts
    Thank you
     
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    Checked the seplugins folder on the stick and it's blank there's nothing in it?
     
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  15. Bartjunited
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    So I get that in the recovery mode

    To confirm

    Disable version.txt in recovery

    Create text file version.txt in seplugins folder on stick

    Copy above text into this file.

    Which guide would you recommend to use for the perm soft mod
     
  16. godreborn

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    if you want to be spoofed, enable version.txt. though, it's weird that there's nothing in the seplugins folder.
     
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  17. fate6

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    The old GEN firmwares all set the version to 9.90 in f1 so no thats normal for that CFW.
     
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  18. Bartjunited
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    So from this point which method would you recommend to use to mod please
     
  19. fate6

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    make that version.txt file and paste what godreborn posted into it (minus the smiley face) or in the in the XMB press select to open the VSH menu then set USB mode to flash 1, thats where the version.txt file thats normally used is iirc.

    You can either edit the version in there to be your actual firmware or better yet just make a copy of it to seplugins and change the first line to "release:5.50:" and enable the version spoofing in recovery.
     
  20. Bartjunited
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    Ok silly question I assume by doing this spoofing this just means we have a base firmware to then run the custom launcher etc over which I then need to install etc?
     
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