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Downgrade psp from 3.03 HELP!!

Discussion in 'Sony Handhelds' started by gibbonsb, Mar 30, 2007.

  1. gibbonsb

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    Hi there does anyone know how I can downgrade my PSP from 3.03 so i can put games and all that sora stuff on? Can anyone talk me through it step by step?
     
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  3. gibbonsb

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    what is the chance of bricking it?
     
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    I've hacked 11 PSP all successfully.

    You just have to pay attention and follow the directions exactly.

    The version of GTA: LCS your looking for can be bought used or rented from a video store.
     
  5. gibbonsb

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    ok, i have gta.lcs what version is it 2?? if i brick it is there any way it can be undone or to claim a new 1 from sony?
     
  6. gibbonsb

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    i dont understand step 7 on the instructions u sent me can u talk me through that part?
     
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    its the 2.00 version of GTA: LCS. Best way to verify is to goto game on your psp and see if the updater is 2.00 or 2.60.

    the only user recoverable PSP are the ones with Custom Firmware that can boot into the recovery menu. If you brick this while trying to get it to 1.5 you wont be able to recovery it. Your only options will be to either ship it sony and have them fix it for 100 bucks, or you can try the bestbuy/walmart swap trick.
     
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    Copy and paste it here
     
  9. gibbonsb

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    1 - If you have a 3.03 PSP skip to step 6

    2 - Download 3.03 update from here:
    http://dl.qj.net/PSP-Firmware-3.03-PSP/pg/12/fid/11844/catid/163

    3 - Unzip and place the file in <pspdrive>:/PSP/GAME/UPDATE

    4 - On the PSP, run the 3.03 update from the memory stick under the Game menu.

    5 - Delete <pspdrive>:/PSP/GAME/UPDATE

    6 - Copy the contents of the folder MS_ROOT from the 3.03 downgrader ZIP to
    the memory stick

    7 - Unzip the 1.50 update to a temporary folder. Rename the EBOOT.PBP to
    UPDATE.PBP and copy it to <pspdrive>:/PSP/GAME/UPDATE/ . DO NOT
    OVERWRITE PSP/GAME/UPDATE/EBOOT.PBP!

    8 - Load GTA LCS

    9 - It should get to loading savegame, then the screen will clear to black
    and fill with a light blue colour, then the PSP will reset itself (if
    this does not happen see section below)

    10 - Check that HEN is running by going to system settings, then to
    "System Information" and it should show up as system version
    303 HEN

    11 - If it is showing up as HEN then go to the memory stick and
    run the x.yz update
     
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  11. gibbonsb

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    yeah but whats that copy to psp drive stuff?? its jus confusing me by the way these downloads can be used in the uk cant they??
     
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    <pspdrive>:/PSP/GAME/UPDATE/

    Thats the folder location on the memory stick. pspdrive is probably E:/ or F:/ or H:/ ect.

    and yes, UK should be fine.
     
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  13. gibbonsb

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    ok thanks, by the way what was that best buy trick?
     
  14. gibbonsb

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    and 1 last thing, please can you talk me through step 6 very carefully because how do i transfer it over, do i need 2 extract the files 1st or not??

    6 - Copy the contents of the folder MS_ROOT from the 3.03 downgrader ZIP to
    the memory stick
     
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    Those folders are structured like whats on your memory stick. You just need to make sure they are copied from folder to folder. and if that folder doesnt exist create it.

    And the best buy trick is: Buy a new PSP, put your broken one in the box, take it back to the store and hope they dont check the serial numbers.
     
  16. gibbonsb

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    so its ok that ive extracted the ms files to a new folder and i am going to copy the extracted 1 to the memory stick?
     
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    I guess so... I swear when you start helping people, they stop trying...
     
  18. gibbonsb

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    well i started and got 2 loading gta lcs when nothing happened no black screen or anything so where should i have saved the ms root folder on the stick?
     
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    If you cant grasp the concept of simple folder structure i cant really help you.
     

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