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what are the risks of downgrading my psp to 1.5 ??

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by xxv, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. xxv

    xxv Member

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    hi!

    What are the risks of downgrading my psp , breacking up FOR EVER ??? and what is the persentage of breaking up (e.g: 50-50 ) ???
    if it breaks up can i fix the problem by my self ?
     
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    if you have a brick you need a new motherboard or you need to install a chip
     
  3. xxv

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    and a new mother will cost ??

    if i have 1.5 i can play original UMD games ??
     
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    You would have to take that to a shop, If your asking these kind of questions I dont think you could do it yourself. Basically if you get your psp to 1.5 you will want to upgrade it to a custom firmware, preferably 3.03 OE-C or higher. With Custom Firmware you will be able to Play UMD Games, ISO's of UMD games, PS1 Games, and Homebrew.

    You've got a long difficult path ahead of you, start searching the forum for what you need to do.
     
  5. MidnightJ

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    There is no risk if you follow the README, really.

    If it bricks then you accepted that risk and theres nothing you can do about it. I think its a 5-8% of bricking.

    And once you get 1.5 upgrade to 3.03 OE-C, which allows all the features of version 1.5, 3.03, and a ton of other. It's really worth it once you do it.
     
  6. MidnightJ

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    Long and difficult? What's difficult about it? It only takes 10 mins if you follow the readme's, and with the 3.03 OE-C wininstaller, it does everything for you. Nothing hard to do besides accept the small risk.
     
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    your chances arent 50/50...more like 98-2% meaning 2% chance of bricking due to not reading instructions or hardware error...(the later is more rare)
     
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    pls give me a ddl link for 3.03 OE-C
     
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    you can only install the custom firmware if you have firmware 1.5 if you dont you will need to downgrade you can find the downgraders guides here
    http://forums.qj.net/f-guides-hacks-homebrew-and-emulators-43.html/

    also make sure which motherboard you have if you have a pink psp its a ta-086 motherboard
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/369035

    sometimes the problem is if you use a fake memory stick ,they are not good to upgrades or downgrades fake memory sticks are not very reliable
     
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  12. Vaindetta

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    Its scarey the first time you do it. But I'm on my twelveth and its a breeze now.
     
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  13. MidnightJ

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    Again, how is it scary? You accept the risk that it could brick, so really there is no need to be scared if it doesn't turn out right. It's your decision, i wasn't scared downgrading mine because i accepted the risk of anything happening.
     
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    Oh sure, I don't have any problem Risking a $200 piece of equipment I cant get my money back on.

    You're either rich or reckless.
     

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