Upgrade path

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by justinefremlouw, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. justinefremlouw
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    justinefremlouw GBAtemp Regular

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    okay, so I've been out of the PSP scene for a while and I notice a lot of new CFW popping up
    I'm on PSP 1000, CFW GEN-D3 updated to Prometheus-4

    The two CFW that catches my eye are 6.60 ME or PRO.

    So, what are the advantages and disadvantages to upgrading?
    Are they permanent?
    Will I lose some capabilities I currently have with my current CFW?
    Will some games that have been patched or my saves (from GEN-D3) be affected with me upgrading?(meaning I can't play the patched ISOs or my saves corrupted)

    I also heard that you can't run patches in the new CFW. Does this mean prometheus?
    Finally, what are the differences between ME and PRO and which one should I upgrade to? (if it brings nothing but benefits to upgrade in the first place)
     
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  3. s4mid4re

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    Follow Rydian's guide to upgrade from a very old cfw.
    • Advantages: It's currently still supported (unlike old cfws like GEN or M33) and doesn't require patches (prometheus and isotool) to play games that requires a certain fimrware to be playable.
    • Disadvantages: lower plugin/homebrew support, although it's getting higher and higher.
    • Permanency: Only 6.20 pro has permanent patch, unless you use the CIPL flasher (6.20 perma works on any model, while CIPL works on all firmwares, but requires a fully hackable psp); I would recommend you use 6.20 pro with perma instead of 6.60 pro + CIPL.
    • Loss of Functionality/Capability: not sure, but quite a lot of older functions are present (and some newly introduced ones as well)
    • Game Compatibility: patched games will be unaffected; some saves might corrupt, but there are ways to fix them.
    • Patches: no need of prometheus because games are prepatched in pro.
    • PRO vs. ME: just use pro, since ME is somewhat experimental and has some more bugs.
     
  4. justinefremlouw
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    thanks for all the replies guys...
    so, is there any additional features added or is psn pretty much the only advantage? (my prometheus-4 is already pretty stable and patches games automatically)
     
  5. Rydian

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    You get the features of 6.x as well, ISO video mounting, native PSN access, compatibility with newer games, memory stick speedup (a godsend), natively ability to do some things you previously needed plugins for (such as game splash skipping), NoDRM feature unlocks your DLC, and likely more I never cared about.