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Complete PSP noob here in need of help

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by packdaddy, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. packdaddy

    packdaddy Member

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    Okay, I just picked up a PSP with 2.01 on it. I did not get any games as I was not sure which firmware version to stay away from (I want NCAA 2007). So, where to start? Is there a noob guide anywhere on how to go about modding my psp? Can someone help me out a bit? I am very tech savvy so that isnt a problem, I just dont want to fry this thing by screwing around with it.
     
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    well if you're tech savvy you won't have to worry about it. Anyhow there is a 2.01 downgrader but there has been a few reported bugs. I would upgrade to 2.71 and downgrade with the 2.71 easy downgrader (used it personally and its awesome), once at 1.5 you'll prolly want to install 3.03 OE-C (winstaller i made is in my sig). After you have 3.03 OE-C flashed u will be able to run ISO's direct from the XMB, play homebrew, play PSX Games, and a whole lot more.
     
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    Thanks a ton. Where do I find a reliable copy of 2.71 to use to upgrade? And does it come with a Windows based upgrader?
     
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    its something u run on ur pc....it copies all files to the psp for you and walks u thru it step by step on ur pc.
    it can be found HERE
     
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    You are too awesome. Last question and I will leave you alone. If I upgrade to the custom firmware, go and actually buy a game like NCAA 2007, will it force me to change the firmware or will the custom one be okay?
     
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    okay, I downloaded the 2.71 firmware, but I think I may be missing something. What do I need to do to get the EBOOT.pbp file onto my psp?
     
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    use a usb cable?
     
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    I understand that. But where do I put this EBOOT.PBP file?
     
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    make a folder inside of GAME called UPDATE must be caps,and put it in there
     
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    Okay, trying not to be dense here but should it look like this:

    E:\PSP\GAME\UPDATE\EBOOT.PBP
     
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    Install 2.71 then use the downgrader. And there is no game that requires anything higher then 2.81 ATM so it wont tell you to upgrade firmware.
     
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    I did this and powered it down and back up and still at 2.01. Am I missing a step?
     
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    Are you sure you ran the update. You have to execute it.
     
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    have you even ran the update from the game menu on your psp?
     
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    okay, for some reason, the game update didnt show at first. All good now. Thanks for all the help
     
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    np just keep reading up on stuff and you'll be playing homebrew and stuff in no time
     
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    okay, something else not happening right. I ran the downgrader to go back to 1.5, and it says disconnect the USB. It says go to the Photo and then the screen will turn red. This doesnt happen. I rebooted it, still doesnt happen.
     
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    keep doing it over and over again until it works. the exploit isn't the most stable and doesn't run every time.
     
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    just keep rebooting or run the program again?
     

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