Thinking of buying a PSP

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Nov 13, 2009

Thinking of buying a PSP by OmerMe at 12:42 PM (1,758 Views / 0 Likes) 19 replies

  1. OmerMe
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    And I have a few questions..

    1. I've looked at a lot of topic and understand that I should buy the PSP 2000, at first I thought I should buy the 3000, so, is 2000 really the best option?

    2. I understand that there are version of the PSP that aren't hackable, is it true or is there a way to hack every PSP? And what firmware will I probably get from buying a new PSP2000 and will it be hackable?

    3. What does the Pandora battery do? I don't understand that yet.

    4. Should I get a 4GB memory stick or a 8GB? I'm guessing 8GB for size, but are there any problems with using a 8GB? And what brand should I get?

    5. Does anyone know a good, reliable site that ships world-wide at low costs(That has everything I need to hack a PSP)? I wanted to order a PSP from Amazon but they don't ship electronics to Israel.

    6. Anyone knows a good step-by-step guide on hacking a PSP2000 without the need of another PSP?

    I had a few other questions but I can't remember them now, I'll add them once I remember.
    And for people who'll tell me to use the search function or google, already did that, and I still need help with things.

    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for the fast reply.

    1. I want to do things you can't with a 1000, like playing the PSP on the TV ( I know you can with a 1000, but you need to open it up and do things inside.. I don't want that). I've played a 1000 before but not a 2000 or a 3000, but the 2000 seems like a big improvement over the 1000. That's why I'd like to get a 2000.

    2. Since I'm planning to buy one online ( Costs too much here. >
     
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    Man you're quick. xD
    Thanks for everything, now all I need is a good, reliable site to get the actual PSP2000.
    And I know Dealextreme, it's a good site, but they don't sell consoles.
     
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    Oh do they not :S
    My bad haha
     
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    Do NOT buy that Memory Stick. It ships from a third party seller, and therefore may in all likelihood be fake. Buy yourself a Sandisk MS from Newegg.
     
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    This one?

    About the G on the 2000 box, what does it represent and what letters are there? I've seen people talking about TA-088v3 and things, what is it? What versions are there? And what do I need to be able to hack the PSP?

    Thanks.
     
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    im also planning to buy a psp i was at a second hand store and they had a psp 2000 (which was broken) and 1 black psp 3004 and a silver 3004


    they let me turn it on test it so. my question is


    where do i check what firmware it is when u turn it on,

    and whats the difference with chikHEN and the other hack


    my friend has a psp 1000 hacked and pandora battery so he can hack it for me.

    i heard chikHEN u cant turn ur psp off sounds like trouble to me.

    appreciate ur help
     
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    I forgot to ask, is the PSP region locked or it doesn't matter if I buy a NTSC PSP or a PAL PSP?
     
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    No difference as far as I know. So yeah not region locked.
     
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    Thanks.
    And another question, will I have to do something everytime I turn the PSP on in order to play ISOs? I saw people talking about this stuff, like this.
    Is he talking just about 3000 or is it valid for the 2000 as well?
     
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    That's just for the 3000 and 2000's with the TA-88v3 board.

    Once you've got CFW on there, it'll stay there until you overwrite it.
     
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    I think by "and whats the difference with ChickHEN and the other hack" he means:
    What is the difference between ChickHEN + custom firmware enabler and full custom firmware.

    The difference is that full custom firmware is installed to the flash.
    So everytime you start up your PSP it will boot in CFW as it is installed to the flash.
    Even if you fully shut it down.

    While when you use ChickHEN + 5.03 GEN-B you will have to trick the PSP into homebrew mode using the TIFF exploit and the ChickHEN bin file and enable the CFW enabler once ChickHEN is active. If you put the PSP in standby the CFW enabler remains active.
    But if you fully shut it down you will have to repeat these steps to run homebrew and ISO`s.

    However not all PSP`s accept full CFW.
    It depends on the motherboard like deanxxczx pointed out. [​IMG]
    All PSP 100x models are fully hackable, some 2000 models are not.
    And no 3000 models are fully hackable.

    You can check or your 2000 model is hackable on 2 ways:

    1 - By updating it to 5.03 Installing and running ChickHEN then run PSPident to identify the motherboard type and match it with the following picture:
    [​IMG]
    If it is fully hackable you can flash full CFW to it if not you will have to use:
    ChickHEN + GEN-B.

    2 - Popping a pandora battery in it and a magic memmory stick.
    If the pandora menu comes on screen your PSP is fully hackable.
    This because the ones that are not do not accept pandora battery + MMS.

    However if your PSP 2000 is on a higher firmware than 5.03 and is not fully hackable then you are doomed and have to wait for someone to find a exploit for a higher firmware.
    Same goes for the PSP 3000.
     
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    Dude, the first thing I'm gonna tell you is: Don't get one. That's just my advice, you don't have to depend on it. I have a PSP, and I didn't touch it in like 4 years. It's one of those consoles that you're gonna keep under your bed forever. And it loads too much. Just stick to DS.
     
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    There are some games I want to play on it, and the library of good games on the PSP is expanding, that's why I want to get one, maybe after I'm done playing those games I'll sell it..
    I'm sure I won't grow tired of the PSP fast, as I won't play it that much, I haven't grown tired of the DS since 2006 or so.
    Selling it won't be too hard, my friends always want to buy my stuff (especially the DS, since I have a phat and a lite a lot of people I know wants to buy the phat, and I'm planning on getting a DSiXL)

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    Is there a way of knowing what motherboard the PSP has before buying it? Is that the letter you were talking about on the box? I've been looking at some sites but haven't seen the detailes about the motherboard there.
     
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    There is numerous ways.
    http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=183671 just look on this thread, it tells you the ways to tell if its hackable
     
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    If you didn't touch it in 4 years you have missed out on a lot of awesome games. The DS has a variety of good games, but even though the PSP doesn't have as many good games as the DS, the few good games it has a really good.
     
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    Thanks deanxxczx.

    Since I don't want a Phat my best bet is to get a bundle (the Daxter one), right? Because it has 3.80 OFW and a TA-085v2 motherboard, therefore it's hackable.

    Is it a special edition thing that's hard to get? I can't seem to find one online (I don't really want sites like eBay.. I want reliable sites that has new stuff like Amazon)
     

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