Which PSP to buy?

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Oct 7, 2009

Which PSP to buy? by Bluelaserman at 5:14 AM (3,309 Views / 0 Likes) 44 replies

  1. Bluelaserman
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    I was thinking about buying a PSP since some games have come out that I wish to play. I was wondering, which PSP would be the best choice to hack / play roms / homebrew on.

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    1. PSP 1000 (Phat)
    2. PSP 2000 (Slim)
    3. PSP 3000 (Brite)
    4. PSP Go

    Also, I would like to know which is the easiest / cheapest to hack.
     


  2. Bluelaserman
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    Also, Which Hardware should I be looking for?
     
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    Go with the Phat or Slim. Go is being hacked right now, so if you can wait a month or two, you could go for that, but there's no guarantee hacking will be completed, so think about it if you're gonna go for a go.
     
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    The only reason why I don't want a PSP Phat or Slim is that I would have to buy it second hand, and it could already be semi bricked / damaged.
     
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    I know, but eh. What can you do? If it's messed up, just take it back and get a different one.
     
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    go with the black, blue or red combo packages aka star wars, daxter or god of war. They are all "supposed" to be PSP-2000. They are the easiest to hack. I owned a PHAT back in the day since they were first released, when u had to use Devhook and run code with TIF exploits. The PHAT has heavier, but feels better made, while the new models are lighter weight, but feel cheesey and your hands can slip from the case sometimes. If have you use hellcat, or just a pandora/magic memory stick the SLIM combo packages are perfect, I upgraded to 5.50GEN B-2 and all my plugins work from 5.00M33, etc.

    Plugins *some of these can't be used on a PHAT due to RAM issues*

    Listen to own music while in GAME or Homebrew
    Lock PSP with password
    VSU menu
    POPSloader (PSOne emulation)
    Appswitcher, let's you put all ur apps/games into seperate folders, if you have a big 16gb card.

    Just a to name a few.

    Wynd
     
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    So the PSP 3000 is out of the question?
     
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    As far as I know, you can't put CFW on 3000s.
     
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    3000 is out of the question. My vote is on the red PSP 2000, as all of those are reported to be hackable. I'm currently saving my money to get one (I have a silver one, but it needs a lot of work and I'm scared of breaking it... so I'm buying a second one as a backup so I can mod the silver one) too, so you know they're good. [​IMG]

    And yes you can put CFW on 3000s - it's called 5.03 MHU or 5.03 GEN-A. They're temporary, and are enabled using the ChickHEN hack. Most of it is stored in the PSP RAM, so if your PSP crashes, you're back to OFW. But then you just enable ChickHEN and then your CFW again.
     
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    Where can I buy these red PSPs?
     
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    I love 1.5 kernel too much to give it up [​IMG]

    my votes goes with a phat PSP
     
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    So, Phat or Slim? Does the amount of ram matter (From 32 > 64) on the Slim?
     
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    I bought mine at amazon.com for like 147 or 187 USD, type in "God of War PSP" and you'll get it.

    Like i said, if you pick up a PHAT and a Red Slim you'll see and feel the difference, but the amount you can do with a red slim is greater then a PHAT.

    Wynd
     
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    that can be highly disputed since a ton of apps use the 1.50 kernel cannot be used on the psp slim
    some of them upgraded but there are still alot of good apps and such that stayed with 1.50 or were never updated

    though there is no 1.50 kernel for GEN B-2 (they never made one)
    so 5.00 M33-6 is the firmware that can have it right now
     
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    Also, Does the PSP take all memory sizes 1gb+ (Memory Stick PRO Duo)?
     
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    up to 32GB I think
     
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    Joe88, not to be a arse, but there isn't really... not for a "newbie" in psphacking, the bluelaser just wants to play games and run emulators, etc. I'm guessing. So sticking with Slim is a legitimate solution i believe.

    But yes I loved my PHAT.

    PSP takes up to 16gb as I know of, it may take the new 32gb. I'd stick with 16gb.

    Wynd
     
  18. Bluelaserman
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    Ok, PSP Slim it is, Thanks to everyone that has posted useful information, I'll see if I can get that red slim PSP [​IMG]
     
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    Also, What Hardware / Software / Tools will I need to put CFW on the PSP?
     
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    No offence dude, but a simple Google search on a topic such as this will get you a LOT of answers, fast.
     

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