ok, i know these questions are asked so many times before and so many have answer. so please bared with me for a few minutes. i just needed some help. it seems the more i read the more i get confused, eihter some of the info/guide is not up to date or people have used different methods. basically, i have a psp with firmware 2.71 US version ( found that by going into the system information on the psp) and with a motherboard IC1003 i guess it's what people called a TA-082. my neighbor bought a psp which has a firmware version of 3.40 OE-A and he can play games from a memory stick. i m trying to do the same thing, get my psp upgrade to version 3.40 OE-A just like his. So after 1 weeks of reading and lots and lots of cross info, i got confused. so my questions are just a few. in order to get from a 2.71 firware to a 3.40 OE-A. i have to: 1. download a file called 2.71 TA-082 EASY DOWNGRADER 0.1 by csfreakno1. extract the file into a Memo stick and run 2.71 TA 082-1.50 with the memo stick in the psp. follow the guide and that should get me to downgrade to a 1.5 firmware right? what do i need to do after getting it to 1.5? install DevHook or something..?? this is where i m lost. 2. after getting my psp to 1.5, download a file called 340 OE EASy.exe and follow the guide to upgrade my firmawer to 3.4 OE-A? After getting my firmware to 3.40 i could just copy what's off his memo stick and i should be fine right? or i have to installed other stuff into the psp before i can play games off the memo stick. thank you so much if advance for the info. any help is greatly appreciated. smoke.