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PSP Terminology & Guides - NOOBZ Read

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  1. chwoolgar

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    Before reading this guide please make a backup of the system files if they are going to be edited, I would also recommend storing the RECOVERY menu on your PSP in case of semi-bricks. Search google, "RECOVERY MENU FOR 'Enter Firmware Here'"


    Terminology
    Firmware - The Built-In Operating Software That Manages Activity On Your PSP (Like Windows For A PC)
    Noob = Newbie
    Dark_Alex = M33 = Creators of CFW
    CFW = Custom Firmware (Un-Official / Homebrew Enabled)
    OFW = Official Firmware (Official Sony / Poo)
    Homebrew = Games / Applications created by individuals (Not Sony)
    Downgrade = Changing the PSP's firmware to a lower firmware (Earlier)
    Upgrade = ^^^^Vice Versa^^^^
    Brick = When the PSP wont turn on
    Semi Brick = When PSP will enter recovery mode but wont turn on
    Full Brick = When PSP wont acess recovery mode or turn on
    Hacking / Cracking = Completely Unrelated To The PSP Scene
    1.50 Kernel Plugin = Needed For 3.71 M33 To Run Some Games / Homebrew
    ISO = CD Images, uses the ISO 9600[?] file system.
    CSO = Compressed ISO.
    Pandora's Battery = Jigkick
    Jigkick Battery = A battery with the serial number 0xFFFFFFFF, used to put the PSP into service mode.
    "Magic" Memory Stick = Memory Stick with files and a special IPL, used together with Pandora's Battery/Jigkick.
    MS = Memory Stick
    MS0 = Memory Stick Root
    Pandora's Battery = Used To Unbrick Or Downgrade PSP's
    Jigkick = Battery For Pandora's Battery
    Magic Memory Stick = MS For Pandora's Battery


    Official Firmwares (Latest To Earliest):
    3.71
    3.70
    3.52
    3.51
    3.50
    3.40
    3.30
    3.11
    3.10
    3.03
    3.02
    3.01
    3.00
    2.82
    2.81
    2.80
    2.71
    2.70
    2.60
    2.50
    2.01
    2.00
    1.52
    1.51
    1.50
    1.50 (Test)
    1.00

    The Latest Official Firmware Is Available For Download Via Network Update On Your PSP.

    All Official Firmware To Date Is Downgradable


    Custom Firmwares (Latest To Earliest):
    3.71 M33-2
    3.71 M33
    3.60 M33
    3.52 M33-4
    3.52 M33-3
    3.52 M33-2
    3.52 M33
    3.51 M33-7
    3.51 M33-6
    3.51 M33-5
    3.51 M33-4
    3.51 M33-3
    3.51 M33-2
    3.51 M33
    3.40 OE
    3.30 OE
    3.10 OE
    3.03OE
    2.71 SE (This has 8 updates available)
    1.53
    1.50 CFW PoC
    1.50 HarleyG CFW [Based on the PoC Source by D_A]
    1.50 Capjusomethingorother [Sorry, forgot how to spell your name!][Based on the PoC Source by D_A]

    Any Of These Firmware Can Be Installed Onto Your PSP Via Downgrading Your PSP To version 1.50 & Back Up If You Are Currently Running On OFW. If You Are Already Running CFW You Can Upgrade To Newer Versions Directly (To Get To 3.71 M33 You Must Go To 3.52 M33-4 First).


    Why Do Some Firmwares Have A number After It? e.g. 3.52 M33-4

    The Number After The Firmware (In This Case 4) Is The Number Of The Update. Think About It Like Windows XP & The Service Packs (XP SP2).


    PSP Slim Users Can Currently Only Upgrade To 3.60 M33 or 3.71 M33 & Also 3.71 M33-2


    PSP Memory Card Layout:

    Homebrew & PSX Games Are Stored In One Of The Following Folders (Dependant On What Firmware You Are running On):
    MS0:\PSP\GAME\
    MS0:\PSP\GAME150\
    MS0:\PSP\GAME371\

    Themes For 3.71 M33 Are Stored Here:
    MS0:\PSP\THEME\

    Themes can also be flashed onto the PSP in Flash0.

    Get a full pack of themes HERE

    The correct way to backup 3.71 M33/M33-2 files is by enabling flash0 via Recovery Menu (Don't flash your XMB via VSH menu or you will semi-brick).

    This can be accessed through the recovery menu (Advanced Option) and toggling Flash0 (Beware - Flashing files risks bricking your PSP).

    Just copy the theme files over in the individual folders that they were downloaded in, DO NOT OVERWRITE WHOLE FOLDER!!!!
    (When the flash0 window comes up on the PC go to Tools> Folder Options> View Tab> Show Hidden Files, also Untick the box that says Hide Protected Operating System files).


    Movies Are Stored Here:
    MS0:\MP_ROOT\MNV0001\

    On The Later CFW Movies Can Be Stored Here:
    MS0:\PSP\VIDEO\

    Games (ISO or CSO Format) Are Stored Here:
    MS0:\ISO


    Quality PSP Homebrew Available:

    IRShell - WTF Is IRShell?

    From irshell.com:
    What is iR Shell?
    - It's a PSP shell.
    - It's a multitasking switcher.
    - It's an infra-red universal remote (iR Commander)
    - It's a mp3 player.
    - It's an adhoc WiFi file sender & receiver.

    To sum it up:

    You can play your MP3s and at the same time play your homebrew games!
    You can stream your homebrew, music, and videos right off of your computer! Save memory stick space!
    It comes with over 2,000 remote control codes from everything like XBOX controller, televisions, iPods, and stereos!
    It can take snapshots (BMP's) of your games or movies!
    You can send ANY file to and from PSPs (not just pictures like what's already built into the PSP)!


    Pimpstreamer - WTF Is Pimpstreamer?

    It is a realtime video/audio streamer from your PC to your PSP (Playstation Portable). Any format/size avi/mpeg/wmv/etc can be streamed without any delay.

    Now with an extra addition: any FLV capable browser/system can also use PiMPStreamer (including Wii or PS3).

    No need for muxing, converting etc..Just get some WIFI connection and you can watch your flicks everywere! (Streams even over internet).

    Remember for the PSP you install the PSP binaries in order to stream, for the other systems you use the internal webbrowser of the system to connect to pimpstreamer.


    Universal Unbricker DC-3 + MS Multi IPL Loader

    1. upgrade slims to 3.71-2 M33
    2. upgrade phat to 3.71-2 M33 w/ 1.50-2 kernel patch
    3. downgrade phat to 1.50
    4. upgrade phat straight to 3.52 M33 from pandora boot then install
    update 4 no need to downgrade to 1.50
    5. start up psp to either pandora(by hold L trigger) or xmb
    6. Boot to a full 1.50 from Mem Stick


    See The Following Threads For More Help:
    Guide To Installing 3.52 M33-4 The 3.71 M33-2 by sicdude
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/569454

    Pandora's Jigkick + Magic Memory Card Easy Installer by touran22
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/552549

    The Following Guides Are All Available Here:
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/454995

    Tutorial On Running ISO's Via USB On Devhook, Firmware 1.5 ONLY
    by amitguru.


    Guide To Opening A PSP
    by iPirate.


    Guide: WI-FI Max - IP Cannot Be Obtained, It Timed Out
    by bombayboy.


    PSP Motherboard Compatibility Guide (Full)
    by legend999.


    Guide - Installing Music And Images On A PSP.
    by Liez4Love.


    Super NooB Guide - Downgrading, Devhook And Compression
    by RavenLife.


    Guide - Converting ANY Video To PSP Format.
    by NGSpec.


    Making A PSP Movie
    by BeezeyBam.


    Guide - Run Homebrew On v1.50 PSP.
    by triplebud.


    Guide for 2.71 TA-082:: Playing ISO Games In Memorystick, Via USB And Emulating 3.01 With Devhook 0.51 BETA For 2.71 HEND
    by kealvalro.


    UMDDaxDumper Tutorial - Dump ISO's to Your HDD.
    by hodgins91.


    Guide: How to play ISOS/ CSOS via USB In FW 3.10 OE-A' or lower with usbmount v1.03 - (Buggy) (updated 02/28/07)
    by ThisDude.


    How to dump a rip from your PSP game with "USB Special System Storage
    by ThisDude.


    How to load "Recovery Mode" using the "Network Update" icon or run it under "Game".
    by ThisDude.


    Stream TV to PSP Via TVU player and Tvants
    by johnc1234



    And that gets rid of one boring evening!!!!

    I've probably missed loads out but its a start.

    Enjoy!!


    Ultimate Download List - PSP Apps / Firmware / Plugins


    PSP Apps


    Sony's Custom Theme Maker (Background + Icons)
    Sony's Custom Theme Creator For 3.71 / 3.71 M33

    This Changes The Firmware That It Says In System Information (It Doesnt Actually Change The Firmware)
    Firmware Spoofer

    PSP Radio - Includes Streams
    PSPRadio 1.18.1377

    This App Lets You Stream Music / Video from Your PC To Your PSP
    Pimpstreamer 1.0


    PSP Rhythm 7.1

    Multiple Plugins In This App. Streaming Music/Video/Games From PC, Music In XMB/Game Plugin
    IRShell 3.7


    Map This 0.5.0.1

    Chat Client
    PSP IRC 1.0.6 - Firmware 3.XX Only

    Stream Youtube Videos To Your PSP
    PSP Tube

    Notepad
    PSP Write 1.0.2 - Firmware 3.XX Only

    Flash Games That Can Be Played Using Internet Browser on PSP
    PSP Flash Games - Digiplay 5.0


    PSP Emulators

    Obviously With Emulators You Need A Game To Play It (Google For Games)

    PSP MAME Emulator

    PSP SEGA Megadrive / Genesis Emulator

    PSP SNES Emulator


    PSP Custom Firmware + Updates

    The 1.50 Addon Allows You To Play Homebrew That Requires The 1.50 Kernel On 3.71 M33
    M33 1.50 Kernel Addon #2 - You will need 3.71 M33 to use this addon

    3.71 M33 Update #2
    3.71 M33 Update #2 - You will need to have 3.71 M33 to use this addon

    3.71 M33 Custom Firmware
    3.71 M33 CFW

    3.60 M33 SLIM Custom Firmware
    3.60 M33 CFW - For PSP Slim Only

    3.52 M33 #4 Update
    3.52 M33-4 Update - You will need 3.52 M33 to use this update

    3.52 M33 Custom Firmware
    3.52 M33 CFW

    3.40 OE-A Easy Installer - You Must Be Under 3.40 Using 1.50 Or CFW To Upgrade Using This Installer
    3.40 OE-A Easy Installer

    3.30 OE-A Easy Installer - You Must Be Under 3.30 Using 1.50 Or CFW To Upgrade Using This Installer
    3.30 OE-A Easy Installer

    3.03 OE-C Easy Installer - You Must Be Under 3.03 Using 1.50 Or CFW To Upgrade Using This Installer
    3.03 OE-C Easy Installer


    Plugins


    Easy Popsloader

    Recovery Console In XMB For 3.71 M33 Users
    LE Recovery System For 3.71 M33

    Recovery Console In XMB For 3.52 M33 Users
    LE Recovery System Form 3.52 M33

    Cheat Console
    CWCHEAT For 3.71 M33

    Screenshots Taken By L/R+Note (Cant Remember Please Update Me)
    Screenshot Plugin For 3.71 M33

    This App Can Change The Sensitivity Of The Anologue Stick
    JoySens 1.3 - Analogue Stick Sensitivity Controller

    Extended Options On Pandora Menu
    Extended Pandora Boot Menu Version 0.8


    PSP Themes

    3.71 M33 Theme Pack

    3.5X M33 Theme Pack

    Ultimate PSP 3.10 / 3.30 / 3.40 Icon / Theme Pack


    Downgraders & Unbrickers

    Universal Unbricker
    Despertar Cementerio Universal Unbricker - For PSP fat & Slim

    MS Files For Pandora On PSP FAT
    Pandora's Ultimate Magic Stick V3 - For PSP Fat Only

    MS Files For Pandora On PSP SLIM
    Pandora's Ultimate Magic Stick V3 - For PSP Slim Only

    Pandora Easy Installer - Installs Files To MS - Only Need To Run Battery Creator
    Pandora Easy Installer


    Miscellaneous

    In Case Of Semi-Bricks Use The Recovery Folder
    Recovery Folder - Place Recovery Folder In X:\PSP\GAME\

    Will Edit With More

    PS. Not Sure If This Is Right Area Of PSP Forum But Dont Want To Spam All Of Them With It.
     
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  2. marlino23

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    i dunt get it wat is a firmwart and how can i install it on my psp? what is a 371 is that my motherboard?.... haha jkz bro. im glad someone is trying to make the noobies think before they post! :) thanks for the guide man. HERE is another great resource my friend gave me.... it works about 99% of the time. look there u if u dun no what to do BEFORE POSTING!
     
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    This is good,,so i and they will know most of the terminologies on psp
     
  4. chwoolgar

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    Thanks Guys, Ive Added In The Bits Marlino - Thank You :)
     
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    i think tis should be stickied.if nobody replied to tis thread after awhile, it'll go to the back pages n then the noobs will be asking again...
     
  6. chwoolgar

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    Im quite sure ive missed out some of the custom firmwares if anyone has any updates would be appretiated :)
     
  7. LUFFYPSP

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    is there 3.50 OE?? i think the last OE ver is 3.40. n u miss the 3.30OE n why dont u put a more detailed updates?? such as 3.03OE-A,B or C...
     
  8. chwoolgar

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    Thanks luffy, updating as I go at the moment, also have work in my way of making the guide ... doesnt seem to stop me though!
     
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    wicked giude mate 5/5
     
  10. chwoolgar

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    Can anyone list the different versions of firmware so i can add to guide please? E.g. 3.52 M33-1 / -2 / -3 / -4 / OEA etc
     
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    @chwoolgar
    cool guide for noobz! thanks for this thread it will help a lot of members here...
     
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    3.51 M33 (-1) through (-7) I think update 7 was the last for 3.51 M33.

    Also for...

    The latest is 3.71 M33-2 for slim.

    You can also flash themes to flash0

    If you want you can add this tidbit to your guide under custom XMB to flash0...

    The correct way to backup 3.71 M33/M33-2 files is by enabling flash0 via Recovery Menu (Don't flash your XMB via VSH menu or you will semi-brick).

    When the flash0 window comes up on the PC go to Tools> Folder Options> View Tab>...

    Tick the radial that says (show hidden files and folders)

    Untick the box that says (Hide Protected Operating System files).
    Click on Apply then OK.

    Now drag the flash0 files over to PC to back them up (Make sure the steps above are also done when recovering your flash0 files).
     
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    You missed official firmware 1.00 and 1.50...

    And the first 1.50 (Test) custom firmware, plus 2.71 OE and all it's iterations (Wheren't there something like 8 of them?)
     
  14. chwoolgar

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    Thanks guys, added these bits in.
     
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    thank you chowoolgar. they should add this thread to the top of the page in bold
     
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    chwoolgar Regular member

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    At the moment I have a very limited list of recommended homebrew, my mind just goes blank every time i try to think of homebrew lol!
     
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    i am almost certain that there was a 1.53...i read it on a thread and i read it on a psp life/history things.
     
  18. psplw

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    very good guide just update it a little
     
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    Nice thread you have here chwoolgar, quite entertaining also!

    :lol:

    edit

    It is not 2.71 OE, it is 2.71 SE
     
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    This guide was intended for "Noobz.eu" Lolsss. Haha nice guide.
     

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