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PSP Firmware Guide

 

You have a PSP System but you dont know how to install a custom firmware? Or just dont know which CFW you should install?

No problem. This firmware guide will help you.

 

At first you need to know, which PSP System you have.
There are 5 different (optical) PSP Systems:

The PSP 1000:

The PSP 2000:

The PSP 3000:

Special PSP 3000:

The PSP Go (N-1000):

The PSP Street (E-1000):

Found your PSP? Great. Now you can proceed with the firmware guide.

Special features of your PSP

{You can skip this part if you have a PSP 1000, 3000, PSP Go or PSP Street. This part is only important for PSP 2000 owners!}

You're looking for the DateCode of your PSP 2000 (Not necessary for other PSPs!), which you can found in the battery compartment:


There are 2 options: Either your psp IS an DateCode 8C (or above) PSP, or its not (DateCode is below 8C).
If your PSP has an 8C (or above) Datecode, your psp is listed as 2000v3!
If your datecode is below 8C, its listed as PSP 2000.
If your PSP doesnt have a DateCode, use the LME CFW and check your motherboard with PSPident 0.75.

If its TA-088v3, DONT use the ME CFW; but if its everything else (PSP 2000 ONLY!) then you are able to use ME CFW.

 

Section for all PSP models

The installed firmware isnt important, its only important that the firmware isnt above 6.60!!
You download the official Sony Firmware 6.60 (PSP Go owners have to download Firmware 6.60 Go), and install it.

If your PSP has an installed 3.XX OE CFW which gives you an "DADADADA" Error, look at this:

 

 

Special section for 3.xx OE CFW Users (Skip if your PSP does not have this CFW)

With this tutorial I will show you how to update your 3.XX OE CFW to a newer Firmware
If you run a OFW updater on the 3.XX OE CFW it will give you an (DADADADA) Error. At first you have to update to the 3.71 M33 CFW, and from it you are able to update to 6.60 ME CFW.

At first you have to download the OE CFW Updater, which you put on the PSPs memory stick.
Now you run the 3.52 M33 Updater and install the 3.52 M33-1.
Next you run the revision update 3.52 M33-4 which updates the 3.52 M33-1 to 3.52 M33-4. Now you shutdown the PSP, keep pressed the R trigger which opens the Recovery Menu. Inside the Recovery menu you change the kernel from 1.50 to 3.52 (configurations -> Homebrew Kernel).
Now you install the 3.71 M33 CFW, which has the title PSP Updater ver. 3.71.

After installing the 3.71 M33, you are able to install the 6.60 OFW which is necessary for the 6.60 ME {OFW installer}.

 

 

Special section for 5.50 CFW Users (Skip if your PSP does not have this CFW)


If your PSP has an installed 5.50 CFW which gives you an "Its already version 9.90 installed, no 'update' necessary" Error, then look at this:
I will show you how to fix the "Its already version 9.90 installed, no 'update' necessary" Error at 5.50 CFWs.

 

You need: A PSP, a PC, an USB Cable and the Version.txt of 5.50 OFW (Download)

1.Turn the PSP off
2. Launch the Recovery Menu (Keep pressed the R trigger while starting the PSP)
3. Choose the option advanced
4. Then choose toggle Flash0 to USB
   (For the next step we need the PC)
5. Open the VSH direction and then theETC direction
6. Delete the version.txt which is inside of the ETC folder
7. Put the downloaded version.txt inside this Folder
   (Now back to the PSP)
8. Go back to the main menu of the recovery menu and chose configurations
9. Toggle 'use version.txt' from disabled to enabled

Finally leave the recovery menu and the error should be gone. Now you should be able to update to a higher OFW (or CFW).

 

Only for PSP 1000 and 2000 (NON-8C!) owners:

You download the Custom Firmware 6.60 ME-1.8 {Installable from 6.60 OFW}, and put the Installer folder inside the /GAME folder. Now launch the "Updater 6.60 ME" from the XMB, and install the 6.60 ME-1.8 CFW.
Now you have the best custom firmware for PSP 1000 and 2000!

Only for PSP 2000v3, 3000, PSP Go and PSP Street owners:

You download the Custom Firmware 6.60 LME-1.8, and put the Installer and Launcher folder inside the /GAME folder!
Now you launch the LME Installer from the xmb and install the LME CFW with pressing the X button.
Then you launch the Launcher from the XMB and launch the LME CFW. Now you've installed the temporary version of the ME CFW, which you can use like the PSP 1000 and 2000 owners.
The LME CFW has one little disadvantage: If you shutdown your psp, you have to launch the launcher one more time for re-activating the LME CFW.
Except this, the LME CFW is identical with the ME CFW.

Optional for PSP 2000v3 3000, PSP Go and PSP Street owners:

It bothers you that the LME CFW isnt pre-loaded at the system start? - Then use my LightSpeed.
With LightSpeed you can launch the LME CFW direct through an XMB Icon, so you didnt have to search the LME launcher and you're able to launch the CFW very fast.
LightSpeed will look like this:

Either in the Extras or in the Music Category

(It will be in english in any other language than german)

 

Its very easy to install LightSpeed:

You download LightSpeed Final (For 6.60 LME), put the LightSpeed Installer folder in the /GAME folder and launch it. We can install either the Comic Mod (LightSpeed in Extras category) or the SensMe Mod (LightSpeed in Music category). You decide which you like the most. After the installation of LightSpeed, you're able to launch the LME CFW, only if its pre-installed, through the Extras or Music category.
If you want to uninstall LightSpeed, launch the LightSpeed installer choose uninstall for uninstalling LightSpeed and restoring the original files.

 

This is the end of the Firmware guide, and you have installed the best CFW on your PSP!

If you still have questions feel free to contact me via service@zload.net or via Twitter. Ill answer them.