Upgrading from 5.00 M33-3

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Sep 18, 2010

Upgrading from 5.00 M33-3 by jy2 at 9:22 AM (3,169 Views / 0 Likes) 36 replies

  1. jy2
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    I have a Slim white unit, psp-2003 running 5.00 M33-3 which hasn't been touched in absolutely ages.

    Looking around on google, I couldn't see an easy way to upgrade, or even what I should upgrade to!

    Can someone please point me in the right direction?

    Thank you [​IMG]
     


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    Why do you need to upgrade? With the M33-Prometheus v2 installer, M33 is indeed superior to other firmwares such as GEN.
     
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    I hear that one is better than the other out of most everybody, but nobody can list me any factual testable reasons, just anecdotal shit.
     
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    3.90 m33 used to be the one and only firmware to have for psp. Then 5.00 m33-6 which still enables homebrew and it also enables the PSN network use, is superior. Not to mention its easy to downgrade from this firmware, and it has been tested by so many thousands of users.

    Now, with Dark Alex giving in the towel, the psp scene really has had a lot of amateur talent into the fw scene. And this is no good for us who rely on the psp as our number 1 console. Look at the problematic prometheus firmware line, the separate prometheus patch for newer games, doesn't even work on prometheus firmware LMAO. No it works on the m33 fw though.

    You should wait another year to update, a slimline is a harder system to unbrick...
     
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    Lolwut?

    1 - GEN runs homebrew as well.

    2 - M33-6 doesn't let you go on PSN. No CFW by itself does.

    3 - A plugin (PSNLover) lets you go on PSN. That plugin works for both M33 and GEN.

    4 - I've used the Prometheus 1+2 firmwares with no issues, most people have... in fact it's listed in the sticky here.

    Please list FACTUAL reasons...
     
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    5.00 m33 -> 5.50 GEN-D3 -> 5.50 Prometheus
     
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    1. GEN were the only ones capable of updating a CFW after DA and Team Typhoon left.

    2. GEN have removed themselves from CFW for their reason of "pirates"...Yes it's more likely that they couldn't make a new CFW because it's got completely new protection in 6.20 and upwards. Also IIRC Yoshirino (spelling?) was one of the main people behind GEN at the end. I'd be pissed off to if little kiddy pirates kept bugging me to hurry up and just general slagging off of the team by fanboys.

    3. Also how would GEN brick it more than M33? The only way I could think of is turning it off whilst it's creating the files in flash0 but if you do that you kinda deserve it for ignoring the warnings on both firmwares.

    4. A slimline isn't harder to unbrick if it has permenant CFW and if it's a semibrick (which nearly all "bricks" for PSP are) then you can recover from them without pandora (yes I've had to do this before.)

    I'd welcome a new CFW from ANYBODY in the next year but besides hoaxes and fakes I can't see anything for the future in CFW.



    I've personally used both M33 and GEN and for me they've been EXACTLY the same, the compatability, speeds, LACK of bugs, features.
     
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    Try using gpSP on Prometheus..
    I havn't used M33 before, but on Prometheus Fire Red hangs, due to some instabilities homebrew has with Prometheus.
    I'm pretty sure that's a reason why M33 is better, it supports a wider range of homebrew.
     
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    Read this.

    Now, stop this goddamn GEN vs M33 and get back on topic...

    Either upgrade to 5.00 M33-6 promertheus or GEN 5.50 D2-promertheus, with plugins and the scene they are basically the same (D3 uses a different peagus)

    M33 5.00-6

    1. Download Hellcat's recovery flasher 1.60 (I don't think i can link it because it contains certain files, haven't used it in ages though so don't hold me to that)

    2. from there you can easily upgrade to M33 5.00-6

    GEN 5.50 D2

    1. You'd still have to upgrade to M33 5.00-6 so do the same steps as above.

    2. Now download and run GEN 5.50 D and run it.

    3. Finally download and run GEN 5.50 D2 and run that.

    Brief instructions but you shouldn't need more than that.
     
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    Why not go directly from M33-6 to D3, and then from there to Prometheus 2?
     
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    How to update your PSP to the latest custom firmware
     
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    Well that was a totally pointless example...someone who has no idea how to use an emulator, and therefore was ignored by an entire forum. I'm sure saken learnt a valuable lesson there.
     
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    I wasn't trying to inform them as their point wasn't asking for help. They were implying that the bug was GEN exclusive when more than likely it was another such as the memory stick or version of the application. Because they didn't specify the version of gpsp they were using or what memory stick they were using I couldn't look into them throughly enough.
     
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    Well you failed. You merely showed you could find someone who was clueless on another forum.
     
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    I'm sorry Rydian. But ever since the Prometheus installer and PSNLover has been released, there's really not much reason to keep using GEN except for the fact you do not want to make the switch or you're just too lazy.

    M33 probably has everything that GEN has except for:
    Better MS speedup that does not fuck around your Unicode-d filenames
    1.5 Homebrew support (Now i know that the majority of PSP homebrew have been ported but there remains a small handful that is still 1.5 only)
    A few homebrew is still M33 only except that probably will change when developers wake up to update their homebrew
    And from what i hear from other people, stability. But from my personal experience, GEN is as stable as M33.

    Of course, GEN is alright if you can't be bothered making a switch. But in my own opinion, I do strongly think that M33 is superior ever since the release of M33 Prometheus Installer and PSNLover.

    Feel free to counter below.
     
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    So I failed in pointing out the mistake that the bug wasn't GEN exclusive? When infact I've tested this with both CFWs (Yes i downgraded to 5.00 M33-6 prometheus 2 to test it...with two different regions) and on gpSP-J 100429 and it worked confirming further that it's a memory stick problem, not a CFW problem...

    ...and please, if you're going to continue trying to troll atleast post one thing positive or relevent to the topic.
     
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    Which ones?
     
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    Yep....saken tried on two different Memory Sticks and with different ROM's and still ran into this problem.

    As for upgrading...personally i'd have run the 5.00M33-6 Update and used ISOTool or the latest Prometheus patch and manual fixing.
     
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    '-_- This tells us that it is infact a memory stick problem and not a firmware problem, and the fact that even when you acknowledged that it was working and still claim it hang just so you can argue is beyond me. Why? What do you get out of it?

    Here's some photos to prove that it works fine on my genuine 2GB sandisk pro duo:

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Here's some more proof that it works fine
     

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