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Discussion in 'Sony Handhelds' started by UPENYA, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. UPENYA

    UPENYA Member

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    I'm pretty new to how the PSP works and its technicality, could som1 temme what is it that I do when I get a PSP and what all I need to avoid doing, coz m kinda the experiment type, don't wanna spoil the PSP in few hrs from switching it on, waiting....(course for your suggestions) :p
     
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    don drop it down the toilet because it happens to often here. lol anyways umm my dad told me charge ur battery all the way dunt charge it half for example and charge it when its dead only... it will increase ur battery life. if you are updating to a newer firwmare DO NOT LET UR PSP BATTERY FALL OUT OR ULL NEVER SEE UR PSP AGAIN.... but no pressure. yeah thats it...dun drop it yada yada...keep a screen protector it is a litlle delicate not nearly as much as the ipod tho.
     
  3. pstamer

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    If you decide to downgrade and use custom firmware read the readme that comes with it carefully. Many bricks can be avoided this way. Good point about the battery; charge it only when it absolutely needs it and most importantly of all, have fun with it!
     
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    If your the type that likes to tinker with things I would suggest buying an extra official PSP Battery and an extra memory Stick 512MB is perfect and make a Pandora Battery + Magic memory Stick.

    You will need to get your FAT PSP downgraded to 1.50 or custom firmware first before you can make the battery.

    Then your good to go with the tinkering. Believe me I have unbricked my PSP numerous times from tinkering. :)

    More on the Pandora battery HERE.

    If you like tinkering with the XMB with custom themes make sure you backup your flash0
     
  5. Hacker06

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    dont rub your screen with soap and dont wach porn on it. the psp has an auto porn device that will explode the second somebodys naked
     
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  6. UPENYA

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    What does firmware mean and why does one dowgrade it?, it it had to be done, then why isn't it factory installed rather than goto another procedure to do so?..sorry if my questions seem too basic, coz m just a beginner and need to go through scratch.
     
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    Firmware (System Software) is the Operating System of the PSP. Like XP or Vista are Operating systems for PC's.

    The reason you need to downgrade to 1.50 firmware is because 1.50 firmware allows unsigned code that is not officially signed by Sony to run on the PSP. So homebrew and custom firmware updates etc. etc. need this to run because they are not Sony official applications.

    Sony added security to the 2.00 firmware and above so applications needed to be signed to run. But like most everything else there where exploits found in the security, that allowed programmers like (Dark_Alex) to develop downgraders so we could downgrade back to 1.50. This allowing us to run unsigned code applications again.

    At the beginning most users used exploits like HEN or UMD Emulators etc. etc. to run homebrew/PSP games from memory Stick etc. etc. This was a great advancement but you would need to load the exploit to use the applications you wanted to use.

    Then along came custom firmware (Developed by Dark_Alex). Custom firmware is just a modified version of Sony official firmware. It allows you to do everything that the official firmware does plus more. It allows you to do the same stuff as you would with a exploit like HEN but without loading the exploit. It also allows you to run homebrew applications that require 1.50 kernel or 2.XX or higher kernel.

    Lets just say the devilment of custom firmware KICKED A$$.

    The reason the custom firmware doesn't come factory installed is because it isn't official Sony firmware.
     
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  9. Rav3

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    lol CFW factory installed? Well there is a reason why it's called 'custom' firmware. I wish :p

    anyway, to add to the do's and don'ts, don't pry your UMD apart and try to run the UMD without it's white protective casing :p
     
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    meh. i dunt think this guy is that dumb... no offence to that other guy :)
     
  11. Rav3

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    lol marlino23 did u see that thread made where the guy said he ripped his umd casing apart?

    When I saw that I had a good laugh about it and called him crazy, but it turned out he was a pranksta :(
     
  12. UPENYA

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    Thanks for the explanation :).. the other thing I m not kinda totally convinced with is why do we have other versions of Firmware apart from 1.50, like the other versions I suppose they exist (can't list 'em out but have read it on A.D (AfterDawn).
     
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    Hahaha... Ur right Marlino i m not that dumb, just dumb enuff for the time being :)
     
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    There just updated versions of firmware adding new options etc. etc. fixing bugs.
     
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    So which firmaware is the best ?
     
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    The newest CFW is 3.71M33-2, of course it has more bug fixes, but there is some people said that 3.71M33-2 is unstable CFW so they prefer the 3.52M33.

    I use this 3.71M33-2 myself and nothing weird happen, it's a stable version (it's my opinion, dunno is there is someone experienced a problem with 3.71M33 :p).
     
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    3.52 M33-4 and 3.71 M33-2 + 1.50 Add ON-2 are both pretty stable firmwares.

    The difference is 3.52 M33-4 is more compatible with the plugins and other stuff out there.

    Allot of the plugins, Custom Themes, and other homebrew are being ported to 3.71 M33-2 + 1.50 ADD ON-2 so things are looking up for the new CFW version.
     
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    Also 3.52 m33-4 will soon see compatibility issues with new games being released in 08 :)
     
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    yup :) thats why its good to keep your (custom) firmware up to date. add that to the do's :D
     
  20. UPENYA

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    Sope which is da better bet? 3.52 M33-4 OR 3.71 M33-2
     

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