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what are the downsides of the 3.7X firmware

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by smrt_gamr, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. smrt_gamr

    smrt_gamr Member

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    my psp is updated to 3.50 firmware right now.
    I don't wanna go any further because i heard u cant downgrade from 3.52 and up. Is that true???

    and i wanted to upgrade because 3.7 and up can do custom themes so that was really tempting but im goin to wait for the downgrader for 3.7


    i dont wanna brick my psp but im kinda new to the whole codes and downgrading stuff, im smart but im still a newbie to some psp stuff so like what can i do with my psp thats pretty cool like custom firmwares and stuff what are those

    lol i know i sound like a retarded newbie
     
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    3.71 M33 can do the custom themes and all. You can't on OFW 3.71. Now that you're on 3.50, you have to downgrade. You have two options:

    Downgrade using Lumines HERE

    or

    Downgrade using Pandora's Battery HERE or the hardmod method HERE.

    If you use the Lumines procedure, you'll be at 1.50.

    You'll have to upgrade to 3.52 M33-4 then 3.71 M33.

    If you use the first Pandora's Battery method, it'll automatically go to 3.71 M33-2 (the two is just a small upgrade for 3.71 M33; the new upgrade is 3.71 M33-3).
     
  3. smrt_gamr

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    Ive seen the lumines and the magic memory stick with the pandora battery but are the chances of me bricking my psp big doing these downgrades and upgrades

    and whats M33?? i know its that psp hacking team but whats like the firmware M33


    lol im such a noob
     
  4. BTFan

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    Yes, you cna brick doing anything but it's very rare.

    And M33 is the team's firmware.
     
  5. smrt_gamr

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    so do i stay at 3.50 and do it the lumines way??

    or do i have to upgrade first??
     
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    You can use Pandora's Battery from any firmware. You can use the Lumines way if you have the game.
     
  7. Ganon007

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    I suggest doing it the Lumines way because its probably cheaper. I mean unless you have a friend with custom firmware...

    Edit: The lumines way is also easier IMO
     
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    I agree but once you make a Pandora's Battery (using this guide HERE), you can use it forever to unbrick any PSP to upgrade to CFW 3.71 M33-2 from any firmware.

    Lumines is just a one time thing but you're still partly right. :)

    The rest is your decision smrt_gamr!
     
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    ill probably go rent lumines
    and then ill figure out how to do it

    what firmware does lumines downgrade me to??
    after lumines downgrades me what do i do??
     
  10. BTFan

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    Read my posts, man!

    You'll be at 1.50 and you'll have to upgrade to 3.52 M33-4 and then 3.71 M33-3. You can only get to 3.71 M33-3 by first being at 3.52 M33-4.

    If you use the Lumines way, once you're at firmware 1.50, use the guide to get to 3.71 M33-3 HERE.
     
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    will i still be able to play PSP games when i get to 3.71 M33-3

    and what exactly can i do with 3.71 M33-3???


    alright ill read them
     
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    There is nothing on previous firmwares that isnt on 3.71 M33.
    3.71 M33 allows you to play the latest games also.
     
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    but what can it do thats better then regular 3.71
     
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    play download games, homebrew softwares etc..
     
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    so if i go 3.71 M33-3
    will i ever be able to go back to official firmware??

    and i saw the terminology thing with the streaming and all the homebrew stuff i dono it seems bad ass but complicated as he\\ i dont wanna end up bricking my PSP

    i might not upgrade to 3.7x or above ever unless something really tight comes out but i dont know about trying to get to 3.71 M33-3
     
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    You can always go back to OFW but no one would ever do such a thing. There can be bricks with anything but it's rare with homebrew. Plus, 3.71 M33-3 has themes, homebrew, emulators, ISOs/CSOs...
     
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    So, sorry to jump in with a question. I am presently at 3.52 m33-4 Am I understanding that ANYTHING I have working on here will still work if I upgrade to 3.71 m33? Thanks for any clarification!
     
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    Anything and everything will work and more. If you wanna upgrade, I suggest you use this guide (forget the first part, it's for upgrading to 3.52 M33-4, read the part for upgrading from 3.52 M33-4 to 3.71 M33-3): http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/569454
     
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    Thanks BTFan! Upgraded to 3.71 m33-3. Now, am I correct in thinking that even if I were to format the memory stick, I wouldn't screw up the CFW right? Just curious
     
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    No, you can do whatever you want, format, break, the CFW will always work unless you want to downgrade which no one will ever do from 3.71 M33-3.
     

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