Just In Case – The Sony PSP 3000

Ok, so thanks to Uncle Sam paying me too much money for college tuition, I’ve been able to purchase some equipment I’ve been craving for some time.

One such gadget is the Sony PSP.

Now for those who are like me, of course we all know that the PSP-100x and early PSP-200x models have been hacked with custom firmware. This allows things such as (legal) backups of games to be played from your memory stick, as well as the multitudes of homebrew software. Most notably Emulators for older systems such as the NES, SNES, Sega Genesis, GBA, etc.

The biggest problem, however, has been Sony’s quick adaptation to the homebrew community’s methods.

With each successive PSP model release, the firmware and motherboards have become more resilient to hacking, leading to later PSP-200x models and all the PSP-300x models being nearly “unhackable”.

This however, has changed. Note that with these later models, the hack is not “permanent”. If the system is ever powered off, the firmware will revert back to its original state before the mod. However, this is easily circumvented via the system’s Sleep mode.

For the steps, software, and hardware needed, as well as many tutorials on what to do, visit The PSP-Hacks.com Forums and read the Mega Thread.

Probably the most useful thing in my eyes is the ability to turn USB Battery Charging on.

In closing, I’d just like to say that it’s funny to play a Pokemon game on a Sony system.

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~ by chadanthony07 on September 15, 2009.

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