Tell me some cool things to do with my new PSP

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  1. G0R3Z
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    I just bought a PSP 3000 model for about £20, pretty good deal. It all works (except for a couple of case bits are chipped and it's scuffed, I'll get a complete shell replacement) and I applied the 6.60 PRO hack, but it's a temp hack as the 3000 I don't think can be perma hacked, unless people can tell me otherwise.

    What are some cool things I can do? Emulators and such obviously, any cool homebrew or other apps that I should try out? I've literally just looked and I was overloaded by how big the PSP hacking scene is.
     


  2. _v3

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    Downgrade to 6.20 and CIPL flash it for a perma CFW.
    There are a great deal of games for the psp, Mario War and CSPSP are great so you could start with that (idk if qj still hosts homebrew for the psp if it does it's a great place to get a load of homebrew apps/emus/games)
     
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    How do you downgrade it? Can you link me a guide?
     
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    All you need is to find the 6.20 firmware for your device install it through the time machine application.
    I'll find a guide for you when I get home.
     
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    A few guides say that application isn't compatible with PSP 3000 models.
     
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    Try using this, it supports most PSP 3000 models (make sure you read through the tutorial atleast once before attempting the downgrade, the process is relatively safe but it you're not careful it could result in a brick).
     
  7. G0R3Z
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    That'd allow me to downgrade to 6.20, then can I use a permanent 6.60 CFW or am I stuck with using permanent 6.20 CFW? What can 6.60 do that 6.20 can't?
     
  8. kristianity77

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    Personally I'd stick on 6.60 temp. THe vast majority of the time you never shut down the PSP anyway you just put it into sleep mode (the PSP is astounding in sleep mode. The battery won't hardly drop at all, even days after putting it to sleep).

    I could be wrong here (as its been a while since I updated mine with anything) but I thought 6.20 had issues with some PSN PSX titles (again, this MAY have changed now, I dont know).

    But yeah, grab hold of a couple of Micro SD cards, and a Dual Micro SD card reader and you're good to go. PSP, PSX games. Emulators are hit and miss on the PSP, but certainly anything 8 bit is perfect. So Master System, NES, Game Gear, Gameboy, Gameboy Color all play perfectly with the 3000. Neo Geo is close to perfect as well. SNES and GBA are a bit more spotty with slowdowns and frameskips needed in a lot of cases so I personally don't bother with that.

    Shoutcast is still supported also with PSPRadio which is great.

    If you are going to have a lot of stuff on your PSP then the Categories plugin is a god send as well as it allows you to split up your homebrew and apps any way you see fit (which keeps the UI nice and snappy, as a lot of games or apps in one list can slow the PSP down somewhat.)

    I've had my 3000 for ages now, and coupled with 256GB of storage, its still my go to device for a quick fix as there is almost a never ending amount of stuff to do on it.
     
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    Is it recommended to go online with it at all?
     
  10. wormdood

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    if you want to
    all i ever use my cfw psp for is ps1 games so i never have but my cousin has on his cfw psp
     
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    About the not turning off the psp part, what if you have bad psp batteries? Where would you go to find a good replacement psp battery?
     
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    As far as homebrew goes, I love Super Mini Mario, Powder and Super Mario War.
     
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    I had a 3000 and downgraded it using the "time machine" to 6.20, this is below the firmware that came from factory, to use the perma patch.
     
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    Gpsp the Game Boy Advance emulator runs great for me. No slowdown or bugs. It's pretty darn accurate. The space shooter tyrian is good on it as well as e (mulator) 0.82f which emulates pc engine (turbografx16), master system, nes, neogeo pocket,wonderswan and Game Boy color pretty well. The n64 emulator kinda sucks as most games have trouble running decent on it. If u also want to rip your psp umds then don't forget isotool as well.
     
  16. BORTZ

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    Someone had already mentioned this, but these are the friggin bomb.

    Get all the sweet hidden gems of the PSP era! Dissidia, Half Minute Hero, Patapon... I could go for ages.
     
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    I'm pretty sure there's a perma patch for LME CFW for the PSP 3000.
     
  18. MajinCubyan

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    Mmmmm, such good games. I have 135 hours in Dissidia 012.

    AND THATS ON SALE!? I have a 2000 sittin around, I know what I'm about to buy.
     
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    I bought Dissidia immediately when I get a Vita, the dual analog is helpful for camera controls.
    OP I wish I had more to add, but I never really got into plug-ins or anything. If you dont have a phone, you can totally use your PSP for music and movies.
     
  20. kristianity77

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    I've been lucky so far. I picked up the 2200mah official extended battery about 6 months ago that still holds a full charge, so about 9 hours in one sitting on the 3000. I imagine that any kind of 3rd party battery is going to be hit and miss regarding quality
     
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