Which psp model for homebrew?

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Mar 2, 2013
  1. xtreme78219
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    My friend was wondering which psp model to get for emulators, and his main concerns are battery life, and which can play Genesis, GBA, GB/GBC, NES, (SNES only if possible and not as important). He does not care for actual psp games, but as long as he can play emulators and if they have a battery life of 6-7 hours. Thanks

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    Any recommendations for where to buy psp cheap? He plans on going to Gamestop but I wanna prove him wrong by showing him the deals you can get online are MUCH better, like ebay lolz
     


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    http://gbatemp.net/threads/which-psp-should-i-get.340583/

    All PSPs have the same computational power. The original 1000 has half the RAM of the rest, but that only affects a few small things (and the 1000 is old and not what people get anyways).

    The 2000 and 3000 can take an extra-large battery (with a modified battery cover door) for extra life (the 100 already uses the large-sized battery and the Go's is non-replaceable).

    Try craigslist and such for things near you?

    EDIT: If he goes to gamestop and gets a new one, it'll be a 3000 with 6.60 (limiting your hack options just a bit) or a Go (better for hacking, but some people don't like the form-factor).
     
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    i too plans to buy a psp mainly for emulation (gba and psx) is it a good idea?
     
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    Most PSX games can be played on the PSP, but you may need to twiddle with different firmware versions for ones that aren't on PSN (official PSN copies are modified by Sony to remove compatibility issues, so grab those if possible, home-converted ones are hit and miss).

    GBA, most games work fine.
     
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    Thx for the help, and I like the chart. Sorry I did not notice it before this thread, but It is useful and ill be showing it to my friend. I just talked to him and he says he would actually like portability, so I recommended the go. Plus with its nice hard drive size he thinks its a great deal
     
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    I'm pretty sure he meant "easily replaceable without voiding warranty" (yes, you can probably do it without ruining the sticker, so Sony might not notice, but technically you have violated the terms of the warranty and if they suspect you have done so, they'll probably refuse to honour the warranty). On all other models, it is a case of popping off the battery cover and pulling out the battery. On the Go, it involves dismantling the console. Hence there is even a guide necessary to do it.

    Anyway, merely being able to replace the battery isn't enough in itself to improve the battery life (which was the point Rydian was getting at); you'd have to replace it with a higher capacity battery. Which of course necessitates the existence of a higher capacity battery available to purchase (unless you have the knowledge and skills to make your own), and in a brief search online, all I could find was replacements of the original capacity, not enlarged versions.

    EDIT: Actually, it might have been a smaller capacity. The one I found was 800 mAh (although it has a "marked capacity" of 1860 mAh, but it seems this is an inaccurate figure), whereas the original seems to have been 930 mAh.
     
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    If you want to get technical like that, then it's got a replaceable CPU as well...
     
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    Your hack options aren't that limited as they used to be since the custom firmware builds are signed which official firmware can now read. You can still play backups, PSX, and emulators on the newer models now so I wouldn't say there is a big loss at all. It's more or less the same as it is with other builds of the PSP.
     
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    6.60 can't perm on a 3K.
     
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    Doesn't need to. It's fine as it is without being permanent. If there are any risks they're virtually the same as they are if it was perm'd.
     
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    So? I didn't say it was worse, I just said the hack options are more limited. There's no cIPL, no Pandora, and no native 1.5HB.

    He may not care about those, but they do exist, and are worth a mention.
     
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    I'm not trying to fight...

    I'm just saying there really are no downsides. Though it is worth a mention, but no one cares about Pandora or anything anymore. Haha, I remember in 2007 I made a pandora battery and inhaled the fumes.....I hope that doesn't bite me in the ass over time...
     
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    If you brick and can't recover that's a downside. And PRO-C has had some bricking before.
     
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    Oh yeah that's true....but I'm very careful on what to mess with.

    And care to elaborate on the bricking of the latest firmware? I admit its been over a year since I had a PSP but I'm getting one again tomorrow. I orignally had a 1000 but I'm getting a 3000 instead.
     
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    Some first releases of various PRO versions would stop booting properly on certain models/setups. Usually a "fix" version was released within 24 hours, but still some people got bricked depending on their mode land setup (which is why I generally suggest not jumping on an update immediately).
     
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    Which version would you prefer that's more stable?(without mentioning dark alex).
     
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    The latest PRO-C2 or B-10 (C2 has a bug regarding PSN rips).
     
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    You said C has some bricking...

    If I downgraded would I be able to perm it?
     
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    One of the first C releases, but B did as well, and so did the 5.x firmwares, etc. The current B and C ones are fine.

    If you can downgrade it to 6.20, it can perm (still no brick recovery/pandora, that stopped working halfway through the 2000 series).
     

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