Update CFW (the correct way)?

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Hi guys,

I've read a couple of posts and to not get confused anymore i decided to ask you directrly.

I'm on 5.50 GenD3 (permanent via pandora battery a coupole years ago) with my trusty old Fat PSP. And now i'd like to install the newest 6.61 pro cfw.
If i understood correctly i should use hellcats recovery flasher to go back to 5.00 OFW->6.61OFW->6.61ProCFW. Is that correct? I don't wanna (soft-)brick my unit.
The method of upgrading from 5.50 GenD3 directly to 6.61OFW->6.61CFW has a risk of bricking and is not recommended, right?

Thanks in advance. Best,
Chris
Post automatically merged:

Just a quick update: going from 5.50 GenD3 to ofw 6.61 and then to 661 Pro worked perfectly. Performed this on 3 PSPs so it's safe to say it works this way.

Mods can close, thx
 
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Hey,

I have exact cfw as you did on my 2000 and I want to update it to infinity cfw too.

did you update directyly to the 6.61 ofw or did you do recovery flasher first?

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No need to use an homebrew updater if you use a proper CIPL CFW unless you have a classic one that makes it hard to update in the first place :)
 

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When I bought my PSP, it already had CFW in it and all the CFW files weren't there when I got it.

And I'm pretty new to the PSP scene, what's CIPL CFW? because I'm not sure what CFW that's in my PSP right now.
 

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what's CIPL CFW?
Long discussion if I wanted to use all proper terminology but in short CIPL (custom IPL) means unofficial, fakesigned* bootloader - what all traditional CFWs use (others were normally called LCFWs and can't autoboot unless combined with a "perma patch" or Infinity)

* Well I said it could be long - since about 2018 a proper signer was made, thanks mathieulh and geohot & friends who hacked the PS3, which means "new CIPL" can work on more consoles than "pandora compatible" 1000s and early 2000s (a misleading definition - see https://consolemods.org/wiki/PSP:Pandora_Battery), but the popular PRO and ME CFWs don't support it yet, only the newcomer ARK, etc etc etc

If you're on GEN and it autoboots it's pretty much certainly a full, classic-CIPL-based CFW :)
 

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