Thinking on buying a PSP

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May 14, 2011

Thinking on buying a PSP by MaxNuker at 11:56 PM (624 Views / 0 Likes) 3 replies

  1. MaxNuker
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    Okay, so im thinking in purchasing a PSP... every PSP that i see in retail stores are PSP 3000's... and i dont know in which firmware these are...
    so... i want to play lastest games like final fantasy and such... and i want to softmod it ofcourse...
    so now the questions:

    can i play online with CFW?
    what are the risks of softmodding it?
    what are the chances of bricking?

    if it bricks or semi-bricks is it recoverable?
    even a full brick?
    if so how can i do to recover it?


    i'd be thankful if someone can answer my questions
     
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    1 - Maybe. You could before PSN went down, but we don't know if they'll beef up the protection when it comes back up.

    2 - The softmod installer has a test function you can use to see if it'll work or not. If it fails simply reset the PSP's power to fix it.

    3 - There's a chance of a brick if you don't read the instructions. If you read and follow the instructions and do the test, there's a very small brick chance.

    4 - If it semi-bricks, it's recoverable through 2-3 different methods.

    5 - If it full bricks it's dead. The 3000 cannot use a pandora to fix a full brick.
     
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    and how can a full brick occur? :S

    i want to get one... but if a full brick isnt recoverable... im getting afraid of softmodding it...
     
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    If you're scared of full-bricking it, buy a used 2000 that's fully-hackable so you can use a pandora to fix the brick.
     

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