How To Downgrade your PSP & Upgrade to a Custom Firmware

muog psp   How To Downgrade your PSP & Upgrade to a Custom Firmware For those of you who are new to the concept of hacked PSPs, custom firmware might not sound so familiar. Custom firmware allow you to run homebrew.  Homebrew is software developed by the user community.

Enabling this homebrew makes the PSP an open platform. It allows you to add the functions and/or applications that Sony did not take care of.

Update: Part two, for firmware 3.51 and higher is now available here. Or better download the complete up-to-date PSP Downgrading/Upgrading Guide now in PDF. Download here. It’s free!

Of course there are two sides to this coin. When you’re dealing with an open platform, piracy arises. Due to this (and probably some other reasons as well), Sony has been trying to repress homebrew as much as possible. Where these applications could initially be run on the 1.50 firmware PSPs, users who updated wouldn’t be so fortunate.

But the community (read: hackers) did not accept defeat. Leaks were exploited and one after the other, the firmwares fell. Up to today, neither of the groups have given up, but it is obvious who is winning.

Instead of enabling people to run homebrew, the PSP hacking groups have started building their own PSP custom firmwares. Their firmwares are nearly identical to the official ones, only better. They have all the same functions, but have added functionality and the ability to run homebrew. At some point, people stopped trying to run homebrew on these official firmwares and just developed software to downgrade and/or switch PSP to custom firmware.

There are a lot of different ways to downgrade your PSP, which one you’ll have to use depends on your current firmware. Some are harder to break than other, but it’s always possible.

We will be posting a simple step-by-step guide, so that nearly everyone will be able to find his or her way through the bulk of information available on the web.

LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Using these methods is 100% legal (although Sony obviously doesn’t like it), but it CAN brick your PSP (there is a way to unbrick them, we’ll be discussing that next time). It may also void the warranty of your PSP system as you would be working with delicate parts like the PSP’s flash memory. So if you screw up, Make Use Of won’t be held legally liable. If this sounds like too much risk to you, please don’t go any further.

Part One – Upgrade PSP Firmware 1.00-3.50

Yep, we’ll be starting with firmware versions 1.00 through 3.50. If you have a higher firmware, don’t despair, as we’ll be discussing them in part two (a little more complicated though).

As there’s a lot of different variables and different ways to work with them, we’ll be sending you up and down through this guide to the steps that matter for you. Therefore, for all the speedreaders out there: always read the text in bold red, as it will ‘guide you through this guide’.

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So we want to install a custom firmware (m33 to be exact). Sadly, we’ll need to have firmware 1.50 to install. If (though this is very unlikely) your PSP is still equiped with FW version 1.00, you’ll have to upgrade to 1.50. To do that, download the update file here and follow the instructions in the file description.

To check which firmware you have, go to Settings -> System Settings -> System Information. Your firmware version will be stated right between your MAC Address and your Nickname.

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a) Downgrading PSP from Firmware 2.00 to 1.50

This method uses the tiff exploit. People found out that it was possible to run tiny bits of code through tiff files. In this case, a tiff file is used to change the version number to 1.00, after which you’ll be able to update to 1.50.

Files you need

Please use google if the links are no longer work.

 

Step One: Format your memory stick

This is not always necessary, but it makes the upgrading easier, so be sure to make a back up of all your important files. To do that, Go to Settings -> System Settings -> Format Memory Stickâ„¢ and confirm twice.

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Step Two: File Placement

Go to Settings -> USB Connection

Put the EBOOT.PBP file in X:PSPGAMEUPDATE (where X: is your PSP) and extract the MPH Downgrader zip in your PSP root (main folder). If you are prompted about replacing any files, click ‘Yes to All’.

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Step Three: Downgrading

Go to Photo -> Memory Stickâ„¢. You’ll see a black screen with some numbers. Don’t be afraid, this is just the program doing its work.

Wait about 30 seconds and restart your PSP (hold your power switch up until it switches off and turn it back on).

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Now, go to Game -> Memory Stickâ„¢ and open ‘PSPâ„¢ Update ver 1.50′

You’ll see an error at the end of the update. Don’t be nervous, this is perfectly normal. Restart the PSP manually. You’ll then encounter another error, press O to restart.

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Congratulations, you’ve now got Firmware 1.50, move on to the upgrading guide.

b) Downgrading PSP from firmware 2.80 to 1.50

First of all, if you have a lower firmware version, you’ll have to upgrade to 2.80.

Download this file and put it in X:PSPGAMEUPDATE (with X: being your PSP). Then go to Game -> Memory Stickâ„¢ and open ‘PSPâ„¢ Update ver 2.80′.

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This method also uses the tiff exploit, which enables small pieces of code to be run through tiff files.

If this method does not work for you, check below for an alternative updating way.

Files you need:

Please use google if the links are no longer work.

 

Step One: Format your memory stick

This is not always necessary, but it makes the upgrading easier, so be sure to make a back up of all your important files. Go to Settings -> System Settings -> Format Memory Stickâ„¢ and confirm twice.

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Step Two: File Placement

UnRAR the HEN archive. Move the contents from the MS_ROOT folder to your PSPs root (this is the main folder).

Also move the contents of the ta82downgrader.zip MS_ROOT folder to your PSP’s root. Rename the FW 1.50 EBOOT.PBP file to UPDATE.PBP and move it to X:PSPGAMEUPDATE (with X: being your psp).

Step Three: Downgrading

chicken   How To Downgrade your PSP & Upgrade to a Custom Firmware First of all, we’re going to activate HEN (Homebrew ENabler). After that, we browse to the Photo menu and try to open the HEN_280 folder. If the PSP just freezes, reboot and try again. At some point the screen will flash in a specific color.

    – If red, the program ran, but if it failed, you’ll have to try again.
    – If blue, the program succeeded and is running. Your PSP will automatically reboot.

Next we’re going to run the downgrader. To do this, go to Game -> Memory Stickâ„¢ and open the PSPâ„¢ Update ver X.YZ (you’ll need at least 75% battery for this).

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At the end of the installation, you’ll be prompted to press X, after which your PSP will restart. Enjoy, you’ve now got Firmware 1.50!

Move on to the upgrading guide.

c) Downgrading PSP from Firmware 2.80 to 1.50 (alternative way)

First of all, if you have a lower firmware version, you’ll have to upgrade to 2.80.

Download this file and put it in X:PSPGAMEUPDATE (with X: being your PSP). Then go to Game -> Memory Stickâ„¢ and open ‘PSPâ„¢ Update ver 2.80′.

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Files you need:

Please use google if the links are no longer work.

 

Step One: Make sure you don’t have a TA-082 motherboard

If you use this updating technique with a TA-082 PSP you’ll be left with a shiny brick.

If you DO have a TA-082 PSP, check above for another updating way.

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Step Two: Format your memory stick

This is not always necessary, but it makes the upgrading easier, so be sure to make a back up of all your important files. Go to Settings -> System Settings -> Format Memory Stickâ„¢ and confirm twice.

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Step Three: File placement

Go to Settings -> USB Connection. Open the eLoader installation file. It will try to automatically connect to your PSP. If it fails to do so, just select the PSP root (main folder) manually. You can leave all the other settings alone.

Unzip the PatchSFO EBOOT to X:PSPGAMEPatchSFO and the FW 1.50 EBOOT.PBP file to X:PSPGAMEUPDATE (where X: is your PSP).

Open the 2.80 Easy Downdater installation file and select your PSP’s root. Press next to install the files.

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Step Four: Downgrading

First we’re going to need to patch the files with eLoader. To do so, go to Photo -> Memory Stickâ„¢, and hold the start button while hovering over the eLoader folder. There’s a possibility that your PSP crashes. If so, just do a hard reboot by holding the power switch and try again.

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Once inside the eLoader application, open PatchSFO and press on X to confirm. PatchSFO will now patch all files. This means we can open Easy Downgrader through xLoader in a moment. Do not try to open the installer with eLoader, as eLoader and xLoader are two totally different applications. Opening Easy Downgrader with eLoader might even brick your PSP

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Once PatchSFO is done, press start to reboot your PSP.

Now we’re going to open xLoader. Again, hold start for a few seconds when hovering over the xLoader folder. If your PSP crashes, do a hard reboot and try again. At one moment, you’ll get an error message as shown below. This means xLoader has successfully started. You’ll also be able to view the files contained within the folder now.

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Now we can start the updater. Go to Game -> Memory Stickâ„¢ and open the installer (1.50DDforTA-079~081FW2.80PSP). Press O to start the installation.

At the end of the update you’ll see an error. Don’t be nervous, this is perfectly normal. Restart the PSP by pressing O.

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Congratulations, you’ve now got Firmware 1.50, move on to the upgrading guide.

d) Downgrading PSP from firmware 3.03 to 1.50

First of all, if you have a lower firmware version, you’ll have to upgrade to 3.03.

Download this file (alternative link here), rename it to EBOOT.PBP and put it in X:PSPGAMEUPDATE (with X: being your PSP). Then go to Game -> Memory Stickâ„¢ and open ‘PSPâ„¢ Update ver 3.03′.

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gtalibertycitystories   How To Downgrade your PSP & Upgrade to a Custom FirmwareYou’ll need an unpatched copy of GTA:LCS for this method. This means that it contains a version 2.00 Firware update file. Though this might strike you as odd at first, it’s genius when you know the details.

When Sony closed the tiff-gate, the hackers went looking for other glitches in the PSP firmware. At first they couldn’t find any, but then they made a very unexpected move. They used a glitch in GTA:LCS, a game for the PSP! Now, they could load nearly any piece of code using savefiles. Sony didn’t like this though, so they made sure this wasn’t possible with all next releases and/or firmwares.

I only suggest this method if you actually own this game, don’t go running to the store to get a copy. Next time we’ll talk about a way to downgrade and unbrick each and every PSP (you need another PSP for it, though).

Check this article to see if your game is patched or not, or just insert it in your PSP and look what Firmware version it contains (2.00 is an unpatched one). Check this as well.

If you haven’t got a copy of GTA:LCS in your possesion, but you do have a copy of Lumines, skip down to method d below.

Files you need:

Please use google if the links are no longer work.

For installation, read steps one to three of method e.

e) Downgrading from firmware 3.50 to 1.50

First of all, if you have a lower firmware version, you’ll have to upgrade to 3.50.

Download this file and put it in X:PSPGAMEUPDATE (with X: being your PSP). Then go to Game -> Memory Stickâ„¢ and open ‘PSPâ„¢ Update ver 3.50′.

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A little déjà vu here, the hacker community did it again! Instead of using Liberty City (more details above), they used a save-game exploit and a copy of the nifty puzzle game Lumines to get in. Note that the installation is also very similar to the GTA version.

Files you need:

(use google if the below links are offline)

 

Step One: Format your memory stick

This is not always necessary, but it makes the upgrading easier, so be sure to make a back up of all your important files. Go to Settings -> System Settings -> Format Memory Stickâ„¢ and confirm twice.

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Step Two: File placement

UnRAR the downgrader and move all the files from the MS_ROOT folder in the root (main folder) of your PSP. If you are prompted about replacing any files, click ‘Yes to All’.

Rename the version 1.50 Firmware file from to UPDATE.PBP and drop it in X:PSPGAMEUPDATE (with X: being your PSP). Be sure not to overwrite EBOOT.PBP in the UPDATE folder!

Step Three: Downgrading

Start the game. As soon as it starts loading the savefile the screen will turn black and restart. Normally, you are now running HEN (Homebrew Enabler) which allows you to run homebrew files.

To check, go to System -> System Settings -> System information and look at your system version. It should state ‘303 HEN’. If not, start over.

You can now start to downgrade. Go to Game -> Memory Stickâ„¢ and open the PSPâ„¢ Update ver X.YZ

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If you have an unpatched TA-082 of TA-086 motherboard, you’ll be asked if you want to patch it. You can only proceed with the installation if you do. Next, you’ll encounter one last confirmation screen, press X to continue.

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Once the installation is complete, you can press X to restart your system. Congratulations, you know have a PSP with firmware 1.50!

If you get an error saying that the ‘settings are corrupt’, you’ll have to restore your pre-installation network settings manually by going to Game -> Memory Stickâ„¢ and starting the NetConfigBackup utility and selecting restore.

Move on tothe upgrading guide.

Upgrading your PSP to a custom firmware

Now you’re in Firmware 1.50, we can upgrade to a custom firmware. The big advantage is that we’ll have all the advantages of the higher firmwares in combination with the ability to run homebrew.

Things we need:

 

 

Step One: Format your memory stick

This is not always necessary, but it makes the upgrading easier, so be sure to make a back up of all your important files. Besides, you’ve probably got a lot of unnecessary junk on there from the downgrading process.

Go to Settings -> System Settings -> Format Memory Stickâ„¢ and confirm twice.

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Step Two: Upgrade to Custom Firmware 3.52 M33

Before we can upgrade to the latest version of the M33 firmware, we must first do an initial upgrade to one of the first M33 versions, CFW 3.52.

a) File placement

First of all, unRAR all the downloaded files.

If you are on FW 1.50, copy ‘kxploitpatcher and kxploitpatcher%’ to the directory X:/PSP/GAME (where X: is your PSP). If you are on another custom firmware, skip this step.

Copy the M33CREATOR folder from the 3.52 M33 rar to X:/PSP/GAME (where X: is your PSP). Rename the 1.50 and 3.52 EBOOT files respectively 150.PBP and 352.PBP and move them to the M33CREATOR as well.

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b) Updating

If you are on FW 1.50 go to Game -> Memory Stickâ„¢ and open KXploit Permanent Patcher. This will permanently allow non-patched eboots to load. When prompted, press X. Your PSP will restart automatically when done. If you are on another custom firmware, skip this step.

Next, start 3.51 M33 CREATOR, also in the Game’s Memory Stickâ„¢ menu. After it has loaded and rewritten the firmwares (this can take a while), you can press X to restart.

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M33 CREATOR has now built an update file. Once again, go to Game -> Memory Stickâ„¢ and open 3.52 M33UPDATE. You need to have at least 75% battery left to do this. You’ll be asked for confirmation. Press X to continue or R to exit.

Press X at the end of the installation to turn your PSP off, turn it back on manually. Congratulations, you are now on 3.52 M33!

Let’s get rid of all those unnecessary files. Format your memory stick again as explained above.

Step Three: Update to 3.52 M33-3

Unrar the 3.52 M33-3 files. Drop the PSP folder in your PSPs root (main folder).

Go to Game -> Memory Stickâ„¢ and open the nameless utility. You’ll get a nice read about a website they don’t seem to like. Press X to do the update, this one will go real quick.

Step Three: Upgrade to the latest Custom Firmware

a) File placement

If you haven’t extracted the downloaded firmware yet (we’re going to use 5.00 M33-3), do it now.

Move the unRARred UPDATE folder to X:PSPGAMEUPDATE (with X: being your PSP). Also add the parallel official firmware to that folder, renamed in the same manner as in 2.a

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b) Updating

Go to Game -> Memory Stickâ„¢ and open the installation file. After verifying the eboot, it’ll ask you for confirmation. Press X to continue.

Follow the on-screen instructions to update. The update will take five minutes or less.

Congratulations, you are now on the latest M33 custom firmware!

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It’s no more than fair to say a brief thank you to Dark_Alex, for everything he has done on the scene. The guy’s a legend, and he deserves it.

Be sure to watch Make Use Of for part two!

Update: Part two, for firmware 3.51 and higher is now available here. Or better download the complete up-to-date PSP Downgrading/Upgrading Guide now in PDF. Download here. It’s free!

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317 Comments -

Belal

The Easiest way to do this is by using pandora’s battery!! Maybe you should make a tutorial about how to do that? Also maybe add CXMB that’s custom themes for the PSP.

Simon Slangen

Pandora’s battery will be discussed next time (hence the ‘part one’ ;-))

vince

hey.. pls help me i want to be a good hacker

Zach

Then ask a question.. Christ.

triston

hey man i need help i have not been abele to go on to the play station net work and i nedd to hack plz plz plz help me and i have the psp 3000 and my freind said i need to down grade it help me do that

haker 101

if youhavent been helped yet ill help you so what you needto do is go on google and find chickhen r2 (or R3 if its uot by the time you read this) and hellcats recorvey flasher(if no 500.PBP or 550.PBP then find and download it copy them/it to the root of mem stick the screen that you see as soon aas you open the memstick) and you firmware cant be over 5.03 if it is dont update just wait for chickhen r3 but if it isnt then do as the instructions say if none then copy the tiff images + the other images to psp/picture then copy hc recovery to psp/game. now unplug and open the image may take a few tries then run hc recovery and hacked 3000 psp

asd

heyyy i own a psp 3004 with version 6.00. I need to downgrade it so that i can hack it.. How can i downgrade it so that i can hack it?? Or is there any way to hack a psps of my type…
please help…..

Synyster

nobody knows how to downgrade 6.0v for psp 3004 or how to crack it??????

psp

hi simon slagen

i’m from philippines but working in china and i need help..i have psp 3000 version 5.03 and i want to downgrade it using usb…can you please send me email and teach me how to do it thanks really appreciate it….

PSP GURU

you do not need to downgrade you are a lucky one all yu have to do is never update just go on youtube and search how to put coustom frimware on psp without a pandora battery and click on the first one that comes up and follow instructions

GiZmO

good day! i’m from malaysia.
i have a psp 3006 with 5.03 gen-c firmware, but the thing is that it’s not stable as it always hung-up while i’m playing. what i did was, i made an upgrade on my unit thru the network update and it’s now on official firmware of 6.02.
the problem now is that i can’t play now using the games in iso or cso format on my memory stick.
can you please help me to this matter? is there a way that i can downgrade my psp again?
thanks.

Ace

Sir, How can I downgrade my official 5.03 sony verion and my model psp phat? thank you.

nithin

since u got 5.03 use chickhen r2 the use hellcat’s recovery flasher to flash m33 on ur psp

Ace

Sir, Ive tried the part2 discussion OPTION 1 but it turns out to black. There’s no black and white menu (Recovery) after I inserted the Pandora. What should I do? thank you! ^_^

5280 Mystic

DOES ANYONE KNOW HOW TO DOWNGRADE FROM THa ofw 6.20???? my nephew did the upgrade and now its saying my files are corrupt when i try to play my emulators

ShuShine

This is only applicable for PSP Phat models. You need to use Pandora for PSP Slim (PSP-2000) and in order to make your own pandora, you need a PSP with custom firmware. cheers

Simon Slangen

The PSP-2000 was released with a 3.60 (or higher) firmware, this automatically sends them to next weeks guide (pandora battery) ;-)

O.Talas

And don’t forget the new PSP-3000. Nothing works for it for the time being.

nithin

lol. noobs. for psp-2000 to get custom firmware without using a pandora battery is to update to 5.03 offical firmware then use chickhen r2 then use hellcat’s recovery flasher to flash m33 to ur psp. for psp-3000 same thing as for psp-2000 except you can’t flash m33 on it. u can use custom firmware enabler to mimic m33 until u completely shutdown the psp. if u do then just do the steps again. btw chickhen enables homebrew to be run but just homebrew. it doesn’t touch the flash of the psp so if u completely shutdown the psp then u gotta do the steps again

gabe565

You don’t have to have a custom firmware PSP, I made my Pandora’s battery by a battery hardware mod. (Search it on Google)

Simon Slangen

For those interested: Part Two of this guide is now available. Discussed are the different possibilities to create a Pandora Battery and a quick how-to on how to use it.

kaiszheng

hi there..can you help me out here?..i have read your toturial but still i dont get it..i have a psp model 1006..and i have updated my psp version to official firmware 5.01…and what’s the step i should follow to upgrade to a custom firmware..please tell me and guild me thank you..

Simon Slangen

If you are 5.01, part one is rather useless to you. Instead, go to part two for downgrading any PSP above 3.50.

Sevral

can i use the demo disc vol 1 to downgrade a 3.03 psp it has the 2.00 update on it many thanks

kin0

When are they gonna put how to get it for users with 3.51 and up??? i have 5.02 sooo im waiting lol

Simon Slangen

Wait no more, part two (for FW 3.51 and up) is already here :-p
(check the comments above)

GiZmO

good day! i’m from malaysia.
i have a psp 3006 with 5.03 gen-c firmware, but the thing is that it’s not stable as it always hung-up while i’m playing. what i did was, i made an upgrade on my unit thru the network update and it’s now on official firmware of 6.02.
the problem now is that i can’t play now using the games in iso or cso format on my memory stick.
can you please help me to this matter? is there a way that i can downgrade my psp again?
thanks.

Hamza

can you post how to downgrade your psp to ant custom firmware or official from official firmware 5.01?
please can you post that i really need it

evilfikri

i need help. i just update my psp to official 5.01 firmware because i think it ok. but now i need to downgrade it back and i need it fast!! can some one in this big world tell me the method or something that i can do to make these thing to downgrade it back to some custom firmware? it it because my PSP can’t play a game that i saved in my Memory Stick!!!! SHIT SONY!!!!!!!!!!!

sagar thapa

One more victim of upgrading psp to v5.1 can any one sort it out and help me dongrade. can u plizz sugest which version is the better one>??

Austin

i am new to this custom firmware thing can somebody help me…. do i need to downgrade to firmware 1.50 to get custom firmware? or do i just start downloading custom firmware….
none of the articles work for me because i have firmware 3.73 and no extra battery to make pandoas

Ryan

First off.. it would be a good idea to downgrade your PSP to 1.50 before you try to install a new custom firmware to it. Second, If you go to part 2 of this guide, there are 3 methods in which you can downgrade ANY official firmware on a PSP 1000 and 2000 (it cannot be done with the new PSP 3000). the 3 methods are: 1.) If you have a spare battery, it gives you a link on how to make a pandora battery; 1.) if you have a friend with another custom firmware psp, you will be able to downgrade thanks to him/her; 3.) or if u have niether… it will tell you to buy 1 (it’s very cheap if you look in the right place: dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.15153 <– this is the one i got =P) and tell you how to downgrade it from there. It’s a very good guide.

Simon Slangen

Not a lot of people seem to find the second part though.

One more time: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-downgrade-your-psp-upgrade-to-a-custom-firmware-part-two/

:-p

Simon Slangen

Takin a look at the comment above you might help ;-)

Fredy

where do I get the lumines patch

basilkov

can I hard/soft mod this battery : sony 3.6v 1200mAh ? plz I need the answer !

Mike

does this work for fat psps? like the ones when they first released the first psp? cuz im thinking of buying one but if i cant mod it then i might as well not try in risk of damaging it

RAY

I have version 1.51 on a psp 1001, i was going to start at method A and downgrade to 1.50 and the screen did not turn black when i went to photo/memory stick, The option to update to version 1.50 is in the game folder when i navigate to it in the psp,i followed the file placement instructions exactly twice and have the same result both times, do i go straight to upgrading to custom, do i need to upgrade to 2.8 then downgrade to 1.50 or is there another step i need to complete first, also i apologize for my lack of knowlege on this subject, and thank you for any help you can offer

Simon Slangen

Try upgrading to FW 2.00 and then use method a.

068856

is downloading psp iso games legal or illegal???

Simon Slangen

If you don’t own an original copy, it’s illegal.

068856

so what if u just downloaded the iso and u didnt own a copy of tht game…? what can happed

Aaroflame

I dont understand why u have to have 75% battery or more, can’t u just plug in the charger?

Simon Slangen

Standard procedure, it’s not very good to lose power while updating.

Rick

Sup? Im trying 2 hack my psp. i would like 2 play diffrent old game, and it looks kind of hard. i have 5.02.. how can i downgrade?

Simon Slangen

If you want to know how to downgrade your PSP, read the article.

Simon Slangen

Sorry, part two of the article is located here. :p

Rick

PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HELP>>>>>>>>

josh

simon pls help.. i have a psp 3000 with 5.02 version,,how can i downgrade and use download games

Simon Slangen

You can’t – yet.

Right now, the only possibilities for you are:
– Wait patiently until there’s an exploit for the PSP300
– Buy a new, compatible PSP

josh

pls reply simon

Mathias Nikolajsen

How can i Downgrade from Version 5.02 to 1.50 with a PSP-1000?

RzQ

hello sir..
how can i downgrade from version 5.02 to older..
coz i cant play iso game with it..

i’ve follow your step at http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-downgrade-your-psp-upgrade-to-a-custom-firmware-part-two/

but it cant be done..

there is error message..
that say “this game cannot be started The data is corrupted”..

what i must do??

please send your message to my mail..
rizky_ghardoe@hotmail.com

thx b4..

ekeyz

my psp have 5.02 firmware,and i want to downgrade the firmware to 3.90…..can u help me solving this problem???

ELenk

Hi Simon:

This (and part 1) are the best guides I’ve seen on the net. I’m a nooby, just bought a 3000, and upgraded it to 5.02 b4 knowing about CFWs/homebrews/etc (I was way bummed when I did!!). I understand the 3000 is not hackable at this time, so how can I know when a new procedure is published?

Thanks again for your time and efforts!

Regards,

ELenk

Simon Slangen

A very good question.

The problem is that I don’t know when it will be available either.
As soon as it will be, you can expect it to be on MakeUseOf though.

South African Josh

first off, good guide. looks well thought out and well researched.

my only question is if there is ANY way, at all, to downgrade, crack, or just ultimately get an M33 firmware on my Official 5.02 Firmware PSP? is there ANY way???

thanx in advance. good work. :)

Doug

One quick note. Shouldn’t you link to firmware 3.52 since that’s the update that’s being done? I don’t understand why you put a link to 3.51 or why you said ‘3.51 M33 Creator’ instead of 3.52 M33 creator. Other than that, it worked like a charm! Thanks a lot!

souros

I second Doug’s comment. Was a bit confused with the 3.52 on the guide and the 3.51 link (and file in the screenshot) but after using the right one it worked like a charm indeed. Had never had a PSP in my hands before, got a 1003 with FW 2.60 today and within minutes it was cracked to 5.00 M33!

Thanks a lot!

panya

I buy PSP Slim & lite 2006 Original version 4.01
but can not Play the copy game ,I format memory stick no have
the “ISO” folder or “ISO” file ,How to do upgrade or downgrade
the PSP can play copy game please tell me
thank yoy

panya

I buy PSP Slim & lite 2006 Original version 4.01
but can not Play the copy game ,I format memory stick no have
the “ISO” folder or “ISO” file ,How to do upgrade or downgrade
the PSP can play copy game please tell me
thank you

justin

i just got my psp and its 3000 with a 5.02 and i have a mac computer and i was wondering how i can hack it , many thanks.

Budd

FOR THE LAST TIME YOU CANNOT HACK THE PSP 3000……………………………..YET

MacNasty

How to downgrade or even shift over to a cfw from ofw 5.02. I forgot about the hacking scene when I sold my last psp back in 04. Now I got a slim and upgraded without even thinking. I miss my homebrew even more now. My sidekick sucks.

Simon Slangen

You’ll need the second part of this guide.

pedgr

According to your guide “Upgrading your PSP to a custom firmware”, we need Custom Firmware 3.52 M33 and firmware 3.51.
Why firmware 3.51 and not 3.52 ? Besides that, According to your guide, we rename 3.52 BOOT to 352.PBP, in spite of we have downloaded 3.51 BOOT. Would you please explain to me what’s the right firmware, 3.51 or 3.52 ?

Jay

Can anyone help me with the updating process? when i load 3.52 creator its says loading 1.50 firmware… File 150.PBP couldn’t be opened and this is where i’m stuck what am i doing wrong? i’ve followed the guide step by step

any help will be greatly appreciated.

Simon Slangen

And 150.PBP is present?

Jay

forget my earlier comment it’s sorted now, i just had to rename the file 150 rather than 150.PBP, every things working now thanks for a fantastic guide :)

kuba

ok i have a problem…. iv done all the down grading needed via pandora battery and so on… im sitting on 1.50 official firm ware and i try and run the creator and it says cannot open 150.pbp…. and i did add it to the folder along with 352.pbp but its not working… im useing a psp 1001…. help?

kuba

ok so i got past the previouse problem by… well reading… but now i have a new one…. see i for some resone cant update to m33-3… it gives my a strange error messgae… help me please

Simon Slangen

What version are you on now, and what is the error message you’re seeing?

kuba

im on…. m33-2 3.52
the first update…. on this guide and i cant get it to work… its a psp error it wont even launch it… and all the error message says is a realy long code…..

Simon Slangen

Let’s try installing 3.52 M33-4 (it’s necesary to pass either 3.52 M33-3 or M33-4 before going on to higher cfw versions)

You can download the files here (alternative link here).

Installing it is the same as with M33-3:
– Drop the update folder in X:\PSP150 (with X: being your PSP)
– Open and run the update (located in Game -> Memory Stick)

joven

wat is the purpose of holding the on button and the R1 of the psp,

garfield

Hi Simon, thanks for the grea guide.
I’m following Part 2 of your guide for my new PSP slim OFW v3.80. The compatible battery listed is Sony “standard” Li-ion 1800 mAh. My original battery that comes with the PSP is Sony Li-ion 1200 mAh (model S110). Can i Pandorised it?
Thank you

halim

i have psp3000 and 5.03 version!
please help me guy!
how to unlock?

Simon Slangen

Not possible – yet. They’re working on it.

halim

why?u can`t help?

Simon Slangen

They’re just just not crackable yet. :-)

halim

i told u!
u cant hepl me?

Simon Slangen

Sorry, I can’t.

halim

ok thanks!
but if u can,please tell me ok!

thanks a lot for ur time!

angwoohun@hotmail.com

Hi Simon,
can i use the original Sony Li-ion 1200 mAh (model S110)? Please help confirm.

freakynoob

i think this is stupid but to downgrade a 2.81 do you use the 2.80 or 3.00 downgrader??

Simon Slangen

Nope, you’re past 2.80 at that point. Either update, and use one of the later techniques, or downgrade with a pandora battery.

Rene

PSP-3001 silver is there some method to custom firmware udgrade at this moment because I read about PSP-3000 but Im not sure is that include the 3001 too or means 3000 series

halim

thank you!
but i didnt know!

do you have psp3000 black version 5.03

Simon Slangen

There is a method to downgrade the PSP-3000.

Only thing is, you can’t use it. Sony took Datel to court after the latter anounced their ‘little blue tool’ – a service battery that’s claimed to work even for the non-crackable PSP-3000s.

Read more here.

mitch

I upgraded my psp 2000 to version 5.03 is there a way to custom upgrade it im gonna have a freind do it for me but i want to know if its possible yet its the dark vador one
thankyou

Simon Slangen

Should be possible, yes.

james

my firmware is at 5.03 is there a wat for me to do it

Ankit Chandan

Can any one tell me:
1.What is popsloader?
2.How to play ps1-2 games on psp like resident evil 1,2…
The games are in .pbp format.

Simon Slangen

Question one answers the latter one ;-)

You can find more info about it here.

julius

popsloader is an program that let you use lower firmwares but not changing your firmware. this let you play ps1 games that cannot be play by your current firmware.

you can play ps1 game even you don’t have popsloader. but there are games that needs popsloader. try to look on compatibility test in psx game, that needed popsloader. you cannot play ps2 games on psp.

ciro

hey pls i have psp 3000 with firmware 5.02
what must i do…i want to have XMB thmemes

pls @ me @ ciro_wanted_life@hotmail.com

and tell me TYY

halim

me too…oooo so tired i want to unlock my psp3000

Matt

Thanks a ton for this. It worked like a charm on my PSP1001. Man did that M33CREATOR take forever though! I was on the edge of my seat for an hour hoping I didn’t brick it.

DarkCooL

Simon,
I have one prob, I ubdated my psp to 3.50v and then was trying to lead game geting error “The game could not be started.(80020148)”
can you help me whit this???

Simon Slangen

Were you trying to start a umd or an iso? If the latter one, make sure there also is a umd inserted.
If the first one, try updating to the latest custom firmware.

Miles

Can anyone help me with the updating process? when i load 3.52 creator its says loading 1.50 firmware… File 352.PBP couldn’t be opened and this is where i’m stuck what am i doing wrong? i’ve followed the guide step by step

any help will be greatly appreciated.

Simon Slangen

Download and use this one instead (renaming it 352.PBP)

supamontsta

awesome man! works great now!

halim

hi simon!now i have psp1000 v 2.60!
how to unlock?
can u help me?thanks!

paul bryan

how much gigabytes do i need on 3.52m33? thanks for many guides

paul bryan

hi to all writers about many articles about PSP… can i ask a question.. what are the version can upgrade between 1.00 to 1.50.. Thank for your guide cause i anly abeginner about psp upgrade……..

Pablo

Hi Simon, I have a PSP 2000 with 5.03 version. I would like to downgrade the version. Do you know it if possible?

Akshat

Hi,
I’ve a PSP.I’ve upgraded it with official firmware 5.1 now I want to downgrade it back to firmware 2.0

Ryan

I have psp fat and accidentally updated it to version 5.03, can u help me to downgrade it to version 5.00 to enable to read ISO games

sebastian 1011

i tried to use pandora bat method but after formatting mem.stick when i put in the battery the screen remain black and now what should i try?

Simon Slangen

You need to depandorise of your battery, this is pretty similar to the pandorization process.

Daniel

this looks hard and i have a version of 5.03, so i downloaded the custom firmware v5.03 and it don’t install, it says that the system software is allready 5.03, there is no need to update. please help.

wizard

hello!! Can i upgrade version 4.01 on my psp to 5.00 so i can download games direct to my psp and not trough UMD

Simon Slangen

You’ll need part two, check the link above.

MH

would u plz help me i have psp 3000 (1001) and i upgraded it to version 5.03 from playstation.com but now when my psp dosent see the games i downloaded on my memory so i need to downgrade it safley becaues it is psp 3000 series plz help me :(

Simon Slangen

Not possible with PSP-3000s yet :-p

Simon Slangen

Not possible with PSP-3000s yet, sorry.

Eric

Hello:

I have a PS 3000/v5.03 OS.

Is it possible to copy data off of the UMD to the PSP’s memory, or to my PC?

Is it ok if I use a USB 2.0 charging device (from an old cell phone in my case) on my PSP instead of using Sony’s massive charging cable/wallwart? I have the PSP in “charge” mode when the USB is connected.

Thanks a lot for your help, you really know your stuff!

Regards,

Eric

Wolfe

I posess Official Firmware 5.03 on PSP Slim & Lite 2001. Can I so-called “soft hack” DAX’s 5.03-m33 CFW? You see, I want to ah, prevent my Syphon Filter Combat Ops maps from being hacked into, so I need CFW in order to do this. If you have any information at all, it would be greatly appriciated. Also, as a final note, just in case I must pandora my only battery, it is a 3.6v/1200mAh type. If it cannot be pandora’d, then please notify me. I have bookmarked this page for future reference. Thanks.

nicholas17

I have a phat psp or psp-1001 and mistakingly just updated it to official firmware 5.03. Can u please tell me how to downgrade my psp to a custom firmware that would be able to run games from mininova.Also I’ve downloaded a game from mininova titled:PSP.Game.Resistance_Retribution.UMDFULL.Multi4.WwW.fantastico.CL
can u please give me a step by step guide to put it on my psp when i get a custom firmware.Also can u tell me what custom firmware would this game work the best on . Thanks

please email me with your response at nick-cb@live.com

Simon Slangen

Check Part 2, or the updated ebook. Both links can be found scrolling up a little.

nicholas17

Can u give me a direct link to a website with safe custom firmware downloads please

manu

hi i want to know how can i play games from my memorystick it says there no games but out of 2gb only 170mb is free and when i connect in usb mode and go to ISO folder it shows the games are there so what should i do.

PSP-1006 modle
PSP Version-5.03
plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help

julius

connect your psp to computer and move your game to it. then delete your game on psp. after that copy the game back to psp.

if this not work try to reformat the memory card on setting. be sure to move the important files to computer. save, games, music, photo, etc.. then after move the files back to psp.

john

I’ve just bought my new psp 4.05. I can.t play the games stored on memory card. What should I do? Are there any available software I can use? Thanks.

Ankur Das

I have psp 3000 (v. 4.21), I cant able to play games from memory stick. Also umd dumper also doesnt work, Please help me===I am in great Trouble………….

Zach

PSP 3000 can’t be hacked yet or possibly ever. Try Googling?

nicholas17

will the PhotoFast MicroSDHC to MS Pro Duo Adapter with 2 SanDisk 16GB microSDHC Cards work for a psp with custom firmware??plz reply by email

nicholas17

will the PhotoFast MicroSDHC to MS Pro Duo Adapter with 2 SanDisk 16GB microSDHC Cards work with a custom firmware psp????

salman

ok i have a major problem:

i have a psp v2.81 with a ta-082…worse news yet…
my umd drive is broken….
so i cant use the unpatched gta lc stories to downgrade either…

so in short….
helpppppppppp!!

Simon Slangen

Check the extended PDF guide.

You’ll need to make a pandora battery.

Zach

Thanks for writing this guide.. I don’t know why it took someone so long to finally write a step by step and clear guide. I hacked my 1000 a long time ago, but I wanted another so I could let a friend play but… I realized I forgot how to hack it. Haha. Good job with the guide, man.

P.S. READERS: Before you readers impulsively go out and buy a PSP to hack it, stop… look at all of Gamestop or whatever’s used PSPs and find the lowest version OR go on eBay and search ‘PSP 1.50′ I got a 1.50 off eBay for just $80 :) Good luck.

Jojo

Hi Simon,

I just bought a new PSP2006 with OFW 4.01. Is your method part 2 applicable on this unit. The battery of the unit is 3.6V, 1200mah.
Thanks and more power.

Simon Slangen

As for as I know, there aren’t any reported problems with that PSP model.

nick

hey i got a question….i got a phat psp and its hacked and the firmware is like 2.6 or some shit…i want to upgrade that to like 4.0-5.0 because i cant play certain games with such a low firmware…since my psp is already hacked, how can i do that? Thanks

Simon Slangen

Should be able to go straight to the upgrading part.

nick

just upgrade even though i dont have the original firmware? if my psp gets bricked ima whoop u lol jk

nick

just tried to update and it said pbp signatures not valid or some shit help?

nick

nevermind i figured it all out thanks alot

nick

i upgraded to 3.62 but then when i tried going to 5.0 my psp almost got bricked the update did not work and my screen turned black luckily my recovery worked…any help?

yash

I got a psp 3004 v.5.01 without knowing that it could not b hacked……yet.Could u let me know when it will b hacked???????????????????? distressd dude

jacq

Man, i just bough a psp 3004 is it true that this type cannot play the games saved in the memory stick ? what should i don to make it possible to play tha games i saved in in the memory stick?, i already followed your step to download all the neccessary file as my psp was ver 2.85 with a 5.50 version. can you please helpppppp

Simon Slangen

Not possible, sorry.

Michael

I just recently bought a PSP Slim version 4.01. I have been told that this version of Sony official firmware is not yet hackable up to date, i just wanted some confirmation on this issue. If you know how to hack it or have some ideas feel free to give them to me. Please complete instructions. Thanks in advance!

Anh Quan

At Last, PSP 3000 is now hacked. We can play game on memory stick. Cheers

junjun

really!!!! but how?

Preston Bass

i need help hacking my psp 1001 version 5.05 i am newbie. You look like you are an expert is there away to help me can you email me?

Sephiroth

Hello Simon, I have q a question my psp1001 has like OFW 5.50 i wanna go to CFW how to do that ? i really wanna play Bleach heat soul 6…..

ban5be

i am new to psp but bfor i got in this page i update it to v5.51 so i could do any thing can you help me i need more advice thank you

aadi

can anyone hack psp 3004 firmware 5.50………if can plz tell me how to do it thanxxx

Cyberblitz

hi there simon… i have a psp3000 without the modifications, only the software version 5.51 and i would u to teach me how to downgrade the version in 5.03 so that i could modify it….

PSP NOOB

I also have the new 5.51 version is there anyway to downgrade to my old 4.1 version or 5.03?

nas

hi,

need help. I was downgrading my psp phat 1004 fw 2.8 earlier ang got error along the way. i got instruction to quit by turning off PSP. then it never booted. can i revive my psp? only the led is turning on for a minute then it goes out, but the screen has nothing. pls help.. thanks

Sephiroth

a psp3000 and up is not hackable yet..

hyperion

How to Upgrade PSP 3004 OFW 4.21 to 5.03 OFW???

Sephiroth

go 2 the settings then up till u see network update then keep updatin till u get 5.03

Vu

How can i down grade my psp 3000 with version 5.03 can you send a tutorial to downgrade my psp please any1 !!

Preston Bass

Hey vu i can help u hack it, it is really easy to hack without pandora battery just email me at 2basspreston@gmail.com i can show u how to do it without pandora battery (anyone can email me for questions on how to hack it wothout pandora battery)

ghettoblast

Bless god for flash cards, games are unaffordable nowadays and thanks to flash card stuff I can still game without having to pay tons of money.

shivani

i have PSP 3000 and firmware is 5.51 i want to downgrade it to use custom firmwares
can any one suggest me a place where i can check regularly for new psp hacks

Anonymous

How do you down grade a psp ofw 5.51 to psp firmware 5.00?

Anonymous

sorry incase you didn’t understand what i meant how do you downgrade a psp 2001 with an original firmware of 5.51 to an original i repeat ORIGINAL MEANING NOT CUSTOM FIRMWARE!!!!!!!!!,to your original firmware of 5.00 or lower

nas

hi,

i have a psp slim, which is fine, and an old psp phat was completely bricked because i cannot get into the recovery mode. can i mod the battery of my psp slim into a pandora so i can unbrick my psp phat? can a psp slim battery be converted to pandora battery that will work with psp phat? thanks.

DaCount

I must say this is a highly effective guide especially since im new to this hacking business, but i just have one question. What did you mean when you stated in the guide “Drop the PSP folder in your PSPs root (main folder).”?

DaCount

thanks for the help but theres another problem now, after i upgraded my system to 3.52 m33-3, i tried upgrading it to 5.00 m33-3 and after the screen goes black it just says “unpackin… done. please wait…” and then thats the end of it also the light that lets me know that the psp is reading the card stops flashing so can you help me out with that please.

Smokin_Gunz

I have a psp 3000 with firmware 5.51

can u please tell me how to downgrade to 5.03 as i have chickhen 5.03. is there even chick hen for 5.51 firmware yet??

please email me at enochpun@gmail.com

thanks

Nichole

I’m using psp 2000 3.71m33-3,i jz download a game but it requires a better version like 5.++..how can i upgrade it?will it affect my psp to play downloaded game after that?

XxXX

I have PSP 2000…
I make a mistake by upgrading it to v5.51…

how can I Downgrade it??

marlon

this is my first time to upgrade my PSP 2000 and getting 5.51 is a mess. Can anyone help me downgrade my psp please? I need the games working ..please…please please

Syntax_X

can you please change this part of your post

Copy the M33CREATOR folder from the 3.52 M33 rar to X:/PSP/GAME (where X: is your PSP). Rename the 1.50 and 3.52 EBOOT files respectively 150.PBP and 352.PBP and move them to the M33CREATOR as well.

WTF?? dude you told us to download 3.51 but your using 3.52 for m33???

you also tell us to rename the 351 eboot to 352???

problems. fix them

homer

im homer from italy…last week i bought a psp 3004 ver.4.21 and i try to hack it by chickHen method but it wont work wat should i do?

Helper

You need to upgrade to version 5.03 then use chickHEN.

gianfranco

tengo una psp 1001 v5.51 puedo hackearla??

gianfranco

i have a psp phat v5.51 can i hack this??

gian

can i hack psp phat 1001 v 5.51??

taylorr

hi,
i have a psp 3000 with the latest firmware 5.51. Ive been trying to come up with ways to hack my psp and get custom firmware without bricking my psp. Can u please help me. I would greatly appriciate it. or at least teach me to downgrade it so i can get 5.03 gen or 5.50 gen.

andres

hi i just update my phat psp to firmware 5.51 but i realize that is not good for playing iso so can you tell me how to downgrade to version 1.50 or any other version please help i have pandora battery but i do not know what to do when i put the battery in my psp the light turns green but the screen stays dark. so please help me downgrade my psp

zipman

hi there was just wondering why?
X:/PSP/GAME (where X: is your PSP). Rename the 1.50 and 3.52 EBOOT files respectively 150.PBP and 352.PBP and move them to the M33CREATOR as well.

well looking at your pictures there you renamed yours 351 and the link is to 351 is there as reason for this?

zipman

i forgot to say i have the 1.5 store brought firmware so cant i just do as your 1,2,3 steps say? or do i need to do other things?

raymond

how can i upgrade my psp 2004 v. 4.01 to 4.01 m33?
tnx a lot bro.. ^^

shadow29

i have fat psp1006, i had 3.40oe-a version. i needed to play lastest games so i tried to upgrade to m33 version but still couldnt. now i have downgraded it to 1.50 verson n now i cant upgrade or anything, please help me

prius

can psp 3000 with 5.51 firmware to be downgade or hack?
i just by the new psp3000, it’s more light.

fasih

thank u very vry vry much

Simon Slangen

q: I’ve got a ’something’ PSP, can I hack it?
a: All PSPs can be cracked, disregarding current firmware. You’ll need to use a Pandora battery for all models except those with a TA-88v3 motherboard (like the PSP-3000 and sometimes the PSP-2004). Here you’ll need to use a temporary crack.

To check if you’ve got a TA-88v3 motherboard, look for a white sticker on your box and check the printed letter. This will indicate your firmware, as well as your production line and thus your motherboard.
(No Letter) = 3.60
A = 3.71
B = UNKNOWN
C = 3.72
D = UNKNOWN
E = 3.80
F = 3.90
G = 3.95 / 4.01 (TA-88v2 / TA-88v3) BUT
A PSP with the 4.01 firmware and up installed is most likely a TA-88v3 motherboard as well.

non-TA-88v3 : Download the updated pdf guide.
TA-88v3 : follow this tutorial

Simon Slangen

A PSP with 4.01 fw and up factory-installed most likely has a TA-88v3 motherboard as well.

soundzen

QUOTE: <>
Q: for a psp 3004 i need to use a temporary crack? thought all psp above 3000 couldnt be hacked (your PDF manual)!

Simon Slangen

the scene does not stand still :-)

moimoi

hi..
can u help me to downgrade the psp1006 5.03 i think its ofw to any cfw…

thank you

MAYOR

please how can i downgrade version 5.5o to any customed version

ddwong

i just finished but when i turn on my psp the light turns green and then off

RainSmith

OK can some one out there please tell me how to downgrade a PSP-2003 with OFW 5.51 to OFW 5.03 or lower without pandora or magic memory stick bcoz im getting sick and tired of not being able to use psp hacks and homebrews.

Thnx.

Simon Slangen

Not possible.

RainSmith

how do i downgrade a PSP-2003 from OFW 5.51 to OFW 5.03 or lower without pandora battery or magic memory stick.any advice out there is vry welcome

mike

so your step 3 for updating to M33-3 isn’t working for me. It doesnt show any file.

Simon Slangen

You’ll need to re-download the relevant OFW file (do a Google search).

blideck

HEllo,
How to downgrade PSP from firmware 4.05 to 3.75m33, thanks

jason

my PSP version is 5.51 how can i degrade it? i can’t start any programs from my memery stick!!! plz help

jason

downgrade i mean

jay

i followed this guide and i have the proper motherboard downgrading went good. i ran into a problem at Step Two: Upgrade to Custom Firmware 3.52 M33:
Copy the M33CREATOR folder from the 3.52 M33 rar to X:/PSP/GAME (where X: is your PSP). Rename the 1.50 and 3.52 EBOOT files respectively 150.PBP and 352.PBP and move them to the M33CREATOR as well. i ran the patcher but when i run the creator i run into problems with the 352 file it only come up with errors like 3.52 psr size dosent match so im wondering if im copying the wrong file or what. any help would be great if anyone is still replying on this thread. im so close it hurts.

jay

i followed this guide and i have the proper motherboard downgrading went good. i ran into a problem at Step Two: Upgrade to Custom Firmware 3.52 M33:
Copy the M33CREATOR folder from the 3.52 M33 rar to X:/PSP/GAME (where X: is your PSP). Rename the 1.50 and 3.52 EBOOT files respectively 150.PBP and 352.PBP and move them to the M33CREATOR as well. i ran the patcher but when i run the creator i run into problems with the 352 file it only come up with errors like 3.52 psr size dosent match so im wondering if im copying the wrong file or what. any help would be great if anyone is still replying on this thread, im so close it hurts.

Simon Slangen

I think so. Try re-downloading the relevant firmaware file from an alternative source (check google).

Hope that works.

Arjan

Hi Simon can u help me anyhow? i want to downgrade my psp which is 6.10 to any version below 5.03… I badly need help.

jay

srry for double post

chris

Has anyone got a guide for a complete and utter NOOB when it comes to hacking my psp 1003 with 3.51 FW.

My brother in law has it done and has asked my why can’t I just use his old Wipeout game to take it back to 1.5 and then just copy the data from his psp settings to my psp then into my psp folders ?

Is this possible ?

Please help, I have hundreds of games at my fingertips on his memory cards that I can’t play…

I’m just worried I will turn my PSP into a nice shiny brick !!

Thanks for all your help

soundzen

hi, psp 2009 owners: unfortunetly i have a 3004 with 5.51 fw and its not possible to downgrade in order to play ISO files! someday a hacker will save us ;)

POHL

WOW, THIS IS THE BEST GUIDE TO HACKIN’ THE PSP. I’VE BEEN SEARCHING THE NET NOW FOR A FEW HOURS LOOKING FOR AN EASY GUIDE LIKE THIS. YOU ARE THE SHIT BRO!!

Edgar

I have the PSP 2004, the firmware is the 5.51vertion, and the data code its 7C, theres any way to downgrade it ?

kirk

ok my psp is at firmware 5.51 and i dont have a spare one can anyone tell me how to make a pandora battery out of my regular battery or can i jus go get a pandora battery and do install custom firmware that way

K

Guys, a have a new psp that i bought lately. it’s system is like 5.02. wich method should i use to downgrade it. If i downgrade it, will i be able to play games from my mem stick?

kaltun

ok so what if you have 3.60 how do you downgrade it

gabby

hi, im a noob and i just got a new psp. i just wanna ask, is it possible to play games that i have downloaded from utorrent WITHOUT downgrading my psp or anything??
im almost through wit downloading final fantasy crisis core…:)

Thisguy

You have to make sure its hacked with Custom Firmware…just go to Settings>System Settings>System Information and check if the System Software has GEN-B or m33 as a suffix..

dom

how do i downgrade from 6.00

Simon Slangen

…which was also mentioned in the disclaimer. Actually reading the article can do wonders!

Simple solution: don’t downgrade your PSP.

George

Hi
I have a psp(slim) with official firmware 5.02 .Is there anyway i can downgrade .PLS help as i couldn’t find help in most of the sites.
thnx in advance

DWhayman

Hi there.
I have a PSP 3003 and I was wondering if there was anyway to downgrade it to v5.03 yet. Please help I am desperate.
Thanks.

DWhayman

My bad, I forgot to give you the rest of the info.

I have a PSP 3003 – v5.50

shannon

Hi Simon,
I updated to 6.00 version on the psp 1000 my friends said it shouldnt replace my CFW 5.00 M33 and i did it and it removed it wasnt happy i have a Tool pandora battery Downgrade/unbrick i got to the m33 recovery mode but i couldnt turn it back to m33 from 6.00 could you please help me i will be extremly greatful if you can help me with this problem or anyone who see’s this comment i`m kinda new at this thing please reply by email at doomslayermax@hotmail.com thank you simon and another people :)

rhen

sir how can i downgrade a psp 200X with a version of 6.0?? pls reply tnx a lot

Shannon

I fixed mine it was semi-bricked i put on hellcat’s recovery flasher 1.60v it only works if you had your psp modded with cfw then all you have to do is run it from the game section on your psp menu and it will come up on a menu and then you can downgrade to the latest 5.00m33 or upgrade to the latest 5.50MHU-2 i hope this works for you Rhen

Shannon

but you allso need a pandora’s battery to beable to unbrick

rhen

mine is 2006 i can play iso games before i update it to 6.0 and now that i updated it no more games for me T_T any links where can i download it.
tnx a lot

shannon

okay your psp sounds like its semi bricked buy a pandora’s battery and just google hellcats recovery flasher 1.60

sofrie

please help me!!!im update the latest version of fimware…6.10…i want to downgrade it..so i can play pirated games..after im upgrading to version 6.10..all my games become corrupted!!so please help me!!im using fat psp ….1000..

shannon

well you need a Pandora`s battery first then you need the program hellcats recovery flasher 1.50 that will down/up grade your psp and fix semi-bricked psp’s like your one Sofrie and the reason they have gone corrupted is because it isn’t a custom firmware CFW the highest one you can get at the moment is 5.50MHU-2(that’s what i got) it can play some new games that have been released but not all because of their firmware needing 5.55 and CFW hasn’t brang out that yet.

sofrie

…actually i dont know anything about how to downgrade this one..is there any tutorial for downgrading this 6.10 version??thanks..

sofrie

thanks for the answer..i try to follow what have u said!!!thanks again!!

sofrie

i try what u have told me..but it wont work..it said the data corrupted..what should i do now??please help me…im lost rite now…

shannon

what version are you at on your psp um and what game are you trying to run?

aftab

my psp was updated to 5.0 but i cant seem to play any of the newer games whether downloaded or original umd’s (i have both versions for Fifa 10 and both dont work)…plz help me out

shannon

well hate to say this is upgrade your CFW =Custom Firmware to 5.50MHU beta 2 then FIFA should work but any newer game needs higher then that to find out what version the games are from your UMD plug your usb connection from your psp into PC while using the UMD as the storage method then download UMDGen there will be a window with it on as details and it should say something about UMD version like for examples Final Fantasy Dissida is firmware 5.55 it will state 5.55 and if you have the ISO on the PC already or on your psp just download UMDGen and find the file.

aftab

ok so i upgraded to 5.50 from 5.0 using the fifa 10 umd and now its not reading the games on my mem card..is there a way that both types of new games (umd and pirated) can work together??

shannon

well i herd FIFA 10 should work did you put the beta update on it and if you havent update it if you have then i`m not really sure then aftab you probly have to wait till the next custom firmware comes out if it does or you can find a patched version of FIFA 10 or something

jet

Hi, I have just bought a PSP 2006 slim and i believe that it had a OFW of 5.03 but my bad that i have upgraded my OFW to 6.00. Techies here told me that i won’t be able to go back to my OFW and that 6.00 is not hackable. Is this true? Right now, i can only play with UMDs and Trial games i put in my Mem card. Are there full games that i can play thru mem card? Is there a way that i can get back to my OFW so I can have it hacked with -33M?
Please help…
I appreciate so much for any help you can extend.
Thank you.

shannon

Jet well who ever told you that 6.00 cant be hacked they are up them self’s you can down grade from it either use hell cats recovery flasher 1.50 or you tube it and something will come up but you all so will need a Pandora battery for slim or lite what ever one you have you can buy them off dealextreme they are a American seller that’s where i got mine even tho i`m from Australia if you have any questions just reply and i`ll respond as fast as i can.

jhon

can u tell me plyzz how to downgrade psp 1006k model to1.05 or any version that can play games on mem card plyzzz i need it urgent.

–athena

HELP! Downgrading 2.80 to 1.50 QUESTION–
How come my PSP screen doesnt freeze OR turn red OR turn blue..? do just open the folder and not open the picture? [there's only one pic appearing]
T____________________T

zubair

my psp virsion is 6.10 no m33 no gen:(now what i do:(

Anutep

My PSP slim generation 3000. I can not play games that are the memory stick.I would like to know how to get rid of the Firmware 5.55, so I can play my game son the memory stick. Please e-mail back, thanks a lot.

Zone4909

Hello I am new to the PSP I have a psp 1001 that came with version 6.10 I already have a Pandora battery. I would like to know what CFW I can download and the best way to do it.

matthew

Nice tutorial. Whenever you get a chance can u make a tutorial to do it with versions over 6.0 becuase that is my type and i wont to downgrade.

pspnoob

i have a question.i am a noob in PSP i have version 4.01 and i want to play new gamesbut it says it needs5.03 version and after reading the comments it says that when u upgrade to 5.03u can no longer play iso in PSP.so what should i do about this?what do i need to do so that i can play new games and old games at the same time?

pleasehelp me i am desperate.thnx a lot!

pspnoob

i have a question.i am a noob in PSP i have version 4.01 and i want to play new games but it says it needs 5.03 version and after reading the comments it says that when u upgrade to 5.03u can no longer play iso in PSP.so what should i do about this?what do i need to do so that i can play new games and old games at the same time?

pleasehelp me i am desperate.thnx a lot!

pspnoob

pleasehelp me i am desperate.thnx a lot!

ernie

hey
so i have the 3.03 version and i did all that stuff with the moving of files in ms-root folder to root of psp then put the update.pbp in the update folder and when i start the game nothing happens thats supposed to happen. you know psp goes blank and and starts over stuff. i went to system settings and says im still running 3.03 OE-A. is nothign working cuz i deciced to try this with a burnout legends umd?

Andy

how do u downgrade a psp 1000, version 6.00

saurabh

psp-3004
sony official firmware 6.10

Man i need ur help.
i m ready to downgrade/brick-unbrick my psp to play my games again
i have already hard reset.but didn’t work 4 me..
i’ll be happy to pay u(requires negotiation) if u get me out of this situation
:-)

Dcrowe750

im running ofw 6.10 need help to get cfw

tyler

hi i have version 6.20 is there any way of downgrading my psp to 5-?

Arjan

Can any1 help me out?

Arjan

i am using version 6.10 and want to downgrade it to not more than 5.03… Can anyone help me out please…

bluemontoya

Just got a brand new Sony Psp last week and I’m looking to Install a (mars-blue.com/how-to-download-custom-firmware-on-a-psp) Custom Firmware, not really sure which version to look for.

paolo

sir cud you help me pls. help me i have a psp 1001 version 5.50 here with me but i could not play download games on it tnx pls. reply pls. guide me on this many tnx more power

shannon

sorry guys cant help anymore psp is getting too annoying to mod just do the quick way and find someone who does it for money then it would be easy and plus the new firmwares are getting harder and harder to get cfw for R.I.P CFW

Jaiden

how do i downgrade from OFW 6.10

firzo

im so stupid??? im upgared my psp from my psp now my psp cAN’T TURN ON JUST green light but screen no light… plesae some one help.plz plz plz

קייטרינג

This is great! keep on posting good stuff!

FIRZO

Get a LIF eSE

Jason

I have PSP original firmware 5.50, how can i downgrade to 5.03? Please help? Email me step-by-step guide if possible. Thanks.

aldrin

Same here I do have psp 3000 with original firmware 5.50, I need to downgrade it lower version.

Please email me. thanks!

Andreas

How do i downgrade af phat psp-1004 from ofw6.20, to something useful…

devvrat

hi
m using psp slim 3000
and fooloshly upgraded the firmware to 6.20 nw how can i downgrade the firmware to homwbrew or 1.50

Jdog

how do i downgrade my 3.51 fat

pyrkhat

Hello, i have bought a new 1004 psp with 6.20 version firmware which i downloaded and installed from psp.com, and i could not installed any .ISO nor .CSO game, and i want to installed with any current custom CFW ….. could u pl help me.. thanks

Ray

Hi im at the part where you upgrade from 1.50 to the 3.52m33
but im confused by the 3.51 and 3.52 and i tried usnf 3.51 but said couldnt locate

William

Hi, im not so good with hacking my psp but i have a psp slim and i just recently upgraded it to 6.20. is it still possible for me to downgrade it to 1.50 or whatever i need to downgrade it to first?

Jaseem Rafeeq

nope u hav wait until the downgrader is available or else u need a Pandora battery and MMS

Jaseem Rafeeq

is ISO folder there in firmware 6.10 cuz its not there in 6.20 plssssssss help me

Ardgit

Hi

I have a psp 3003 v6.0 can i downgrade it to be able to use iso’s

thanks

keyur

hi… ive a psp 2001 with 4.01… i wanna run ames on my memory card… please help me… my email address is mnm_keyur@hotmail.com.. thanking u in advance.. tc

kyle

is psp 6.20 version hackible?????? i need lots of help i
have a 1001 psp???

Travis

you can downgrade if you have a fat psp using a pandoras battery just search for it on google. It dosent matter what firmware you have with the 1000 model.

tom

just new in here..i have psp 3004 orignally softwre 5.3..upgraded it to softwre 6.20…is dir any way to downgrade it or hving a chckhen for the said softwre version……i do rili apprciate ur help…anybody……..tanx…..

Joe

Hi, I have a modified psp 1001 with FW 3.41 OE-A. I recently bought the FIFA’09 UMD, but it does not play on my psp. Gives error mssg, ‘upgrade to version 4.05′ Also get the ‘DADADADA’ mssg.

sidhu

i am having psp 1000. 1 of my friends told to update my psp and i did it.now i have version 6.20 and cant play any iso/cso games i have in my memory stick . i heard that we need a pandora battery or magic memory stick to downgrade it so that i can play my games. i need help. is there any way we can do it without these battery and mms.PLEASE HELP I REALLY NEED IT .PLZ SEND A REPLY

Carlos

hi, i have a psp 3001 with version 5.51 install is there a way to downgrade to 5.03 or below to enjoy custom firmwire email me

Hassan

hi my name is hassan.i have psp 3000 v6.1 is there any one can tell me how to downgrade it to 5.0 or somethin??

GiZmO

Hi Hassan!
i have a psp 3006 with v6.2, please help us how to downgrade it to 5.03 firmware.
thanks

Daniel

Hi, I have a psp 1001 with 3.80 ofw. I already have a pandora battery and a memory stick. Can I start downgrading my psp, and if so, can I downgrade it to any cfw I want? I downloaded the 3.52 M33 installer pack.

amar

hey i m planing to buy new psp 3004 (delhi) can u plz help me out here 1st what ofw psp3004 came with and can i put cfw in it plz reply as soon as possible

Shilpa

Hi! I bought a PSP Dark Red , with an 8gb sony memstick and a umd for Rs.12,500, How much did you get it for?

Jay

Hi,

My two boys accidentally upgraded their psp to firmware 5.50 from a game purchased, before that they were having version 3.71 and were able to play iso games donloaded from the internet, please advise on how to downgrade the psp back to earlier version. Many thanks.

fred

is there a way to downgrade version 6.00 safely because pandoras battery thing dont do version 6.00 i think

rameez

i have a problem i cant make my psp 2000 which i have update to 6.20 to becomes normal and could play iso games without a pandora and chickhen method.my email is rameezkureemun@hotmail.com

Simon Slangen

Part two, for firmware 3.51 and higher is now available here. Or you can get the complete up-to-date PSP Downgrading/Upgrading Guide now in PDF. Download here.

brian

i have a psp 1001 it is phat and a 1 gb pro duo memory i have windows vista ive tried the tutorials but they dont work ive downloaded lots of things none of them work i really want tro know how to do this because i have a site that i can use to get nintendo 64 games and other stuff i jus need to downgrade it but i just need to have cfw i have psp version 5.02 and need firmware 1.50 i need to know how to downgrade it please help email me and i will be checking here please email me if any one knows how to do this email me at hernandez.brian85@yahoo.com

zerolost

i have version 5.50 on a phat motherboard ta-082 i cannot figure out how to put cfw on my psp and i also want to downgrade it. I know its possible i dont know if i should go through the 5.50 to 5.00 upgrade/downgrade route or should i intentionally brick it to downgrade it. help please.

Simon Slangen

Take a look at the comment above you.

zerolost

i know you probably got alot of questions going your way could you email me the exact directions if you got time to. what i need to have downloaded to get to ver. 1.50.there is too much info i get lost, not to comp literate. but i friend to help with the technical stuff that i do not understand. if not i’ll figure it out. thanx i see you all over the place you know what your doing. later.

FISH

hi evrey one who is reading this
i need ur help to down grade my psp from firm ware 5.51 to 3.71 pls.. u can send me ur help by fishtilahun73@yahoo.com

Kratos

mine is verson 5.51 and psp2004 how i hack it?

john

guys!
i recently bought a psp 3004 V5.51!
and i wanna play .iso file on my psp!
is there any buddy who can help me???
pls help me out!!!
Thanx in advance!!!

amar

no hope for 5.51 for last 3 or 6 month enjoy your umd’s

amar

i screw up my psp i upgrade it to 5.51 to 6.00 how do i downgrade.. my model is 3004 and version 6.00

kyle

I have a psp 1001 and a version 4.05 and a 2gig pro duo and a
pandora battry wen i put in the pandora the power light comes on but no hacking what it wrong I even bot my pandora

GiZmO

is there any good hacker that can help us to downgrade the OFW of 6.2?
i hope there is, we need your help here.

bog

I accidentally upgraded my modded PSP 2001 from CFW to OFW5.5 when I inserted the UMD game. Now that that I feel like a boob is there any way to fix this and bring my self back so I can play my other back up games on memory card…please help

fits

some one plzz hlep me??? huuu…i have psp2000 slim with v6.20,but i want back my psp to orgnal cfw…. this my email durask8@gmail.com…plz ya……

Aibek

download our manual, it covers pretty much everything related to upgrading/downgrading of PSPs

rj

i like to ask if there ias a way to downgrade my psp3000.. it has a version 6.20.. i wud like to here from u guys

rj

i got a psp3000 but i has version 6.20.. how can i downgrade it.. can any one help me

Jeyaraj

im frm india. recently got a PSP-3006 slim from singapore. i got to play games from memory stick. i installed chickhen R2 and then CFW 3.30. After that also i got the message “the game could not be started” (80020148) – i checked on the net and it asked to go on recovery mode. i tried but nothing happens and PSP goes back to the initial stage. please somebody help on it.

raymond

i have a psp phat the old one and i version 6.20 but i want to put this custom firmware on it everyones talkin about but i cant seem to do it can u help me i have version 6.20 but cant find any info on how to take a psp like mine and customize it i want to get apps and save games but i cant help pleae

Hello

can someone help me? i have a psp 1000(fat) with 6.00 firmware how can i get custom without pandora’s battery?

danny !

how to degrade psp 3004 ver. 6.0 to 5.03n…..or is der any way to crack it…thanx in advance :

tom

hello guyz….is there anyway to bring back the original FW…i have PSP 3004 FW 5.3…but was upgraded to 6.20….guyz, maybe you can help me….thanks a lot in advance….

ericka

hi guys.. i just got a psp3001 version 6.0… how can i downgrade it so that i can download games in it?! thanks

anono

If your psp3000 is above 5.03 you’re screwed plain and simple as things are.