Thinking of picking up a PSP but...

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Rovelius, Apr 28, 2011.

Apr 28, 2011
  1. Rovelius
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    I have a really simple question which I couldn't find the answer to in the stickies. Suppose you have a "full" hacked PSP, is it still possible to play any retail copy without them annoying you with firmware updates? And is it possible to use the retail copies' online features as well with a hacked PSP?

    The Wii has this problem and I can't even play my retail copies anymore. It's quite annoying.
     


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    Member Nujui I need something to do.

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    You can block disc updates on the wii, letting you know.

    And for your question, yes you can play retail games without it nagging u about firmware, and yes you can play online.
     
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    Awesome. Yeah I guess I forgot about that part lol.

    Last question. I know how to check for firmware but how do you check for a PSP's motherboard at a store? (without buying it)
     
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    Member Nujui I need something to do.

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    You can't really. The most you can do is buy certain ones like the Darth Vader psp. There's a sticky here that could help you find the right one.

    EDIT: Typo.
     
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    Hmm sounds like hunting down a hackable PSP will be a bit harder than I thought lol. Thanks for answering my questions. [​IMG]
     
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    Any 1000, 2000, or Go on 6.35 or less is fully-hackable now.

    Any 3000 on 6.35 or less is hackable, but may not be able to do a full install (just permanent).
     
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    can you explain the difference between "fulll install" and "permanent" rydian?
     
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    I meant to say semi-permanent for the last one.

    Meaning it's like the old 5.03 hack for the 2000/3000 where you needed to run the hacking utility each time the PSP powered on.
     
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    There are tons on ebay right now, they usually go for around $100 for the PSP and a few core accesories like a battery, charger and maybe a small memory stick. If you're lucky you'll also find quite a few on craigslist - in my area there are currently four different star wars 2000s being sold.

    I just got one for $130 with a 2G memstick, 5 games (probly will resell most), Battery, charger, and a really nice case (plus some PSP radio thing the guy threw in after I won I didn't care about, but can't argue with a free extra item). I'll have it in 2-5 days [​IMG]
     
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    Easiest thing to do is get a PSP-2000.

    And never look back.

    There are amazing games.

    I have over 120 hours in Dissidia duodecim and hundreds of hours in Monster Hunter alone.
    PSP will never let you down .
     
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    Well looks like I'm in luck. our Walmart has a PSP-2000 Kratos so I'll buy it. I look forward playing PSO P2 (addicted to PSO since Dreamcast lol) and MH Freedom Unite.

    Just to be sure before making the move... softmodding my PSP will NOT prevent me from accessing the PSN from any retail game right? Softmodding is interesting me only for the cool homebrew apps like video recorder and battery life saver. I have the money to buy my games
     
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    STOP RIGHT THERE.

    Not all 2K Kratoses can be (fully) hacked, it's a crapshoot, and if walmart still carries it it's probably the 3K GOW, which is DEFINETELY unhackable. The 2000 one is ALL red while the 3000 one is red and black.

    You'll have to buy used or pay tons for an unopened 2000 bundle.

    Go with star wars or daxter PSP, they're safe.
     
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    6.20 can be made permanent on ANY 2K model. It does not work the same way as older CFWs.

    And yes, you can still access PSN... or at least you were able to when it was up. Things might change when it comes back up again.
     
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    So basically I have to take a chance buying this PSP and hoping it won't be on the latest firmware... sucks [​IMG] at this rate I might as well take a PSP 3000 and hope for the best since 3000>2000
     
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    Newer 3000 models can't be perma'd.

    The deal with what can be permanent and not has changed from 5.x to 6.x.
     
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    Search for a used psp 1000 model....
    That model is fully hackable and runs every homebrew [​IMG]
     
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    no alll you need is to run the app and you shal be on b-5
     
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    Assuming the firmware is 6.20 or less.
     
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    Turns out that Kratos PSP was a PSP-3000 after all... for reasons not worth mentioning I've decided to go with a regular, non-bundled PSP 3000. I'm lucky ! The firmware was 6.10

    I want to get my hands on the DLC versions of Phantasy Star Portable 2 and MH:Freedom Unite. How can I buy those from the Store if I need to stay on OFL 6.20? Are there plugins/hacks out there that allow you to bypass the firmware check?
     

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