Having just got my PSP (April 21st) I was able to do some research, do some reading, some more reading and was able to Install F/W v3.40 AO-E without any drama or hastle or Bricking my PSP. So I want to share this info so you dont brick you're PSP TA-082. If you are reading this than you must have a 2.71 TA-082 PSP, if you dont know... here is how. Hold you're PSP so when you read the UMD Text on the Disc Cover, that it reads upside down and is located to the left of the Disc Cover. Now slide the latch to eject the Disc Cover look, very carefully on the inside top Lip of the PSP if you are holding it as I asked you to, you will see some text "IC1003" if you see this text you have an TA-082, if my description is not good enough I'm sure you can find pictures on the net showing this. Now you need to carefully read and follow two articles. First article is to downgrade from 2.71 to 1.50 and Second Article is to upgrade from 1.50 to 3.40 AO-E. Article 1: Downgrade TA-082 from v2.71 to v1.50 http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/441460 Article 2: Upgrade v1.50 to 3.40 AO-E http://forums.exophase.com/showthread.php?t=383 I was a total PSP Newbie and I did this without bricking my PSP. If you're not sure about any of the above, than ask before you rush and reck you're PSP. Relax, Be Calm and read everything twice... Whats the rush anyway? OH!! I almost forgot. I dont know if this guide would work with any other PSP Models, I only know that it works with the TA-082 which is what I have.