PSP firmware guide

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If [Fluke]’s comment is correct, then the Sony PSP 2.01 firmware is already in the wild. Here is a handy Hack-A-Day guide so you can tell at a glance whether you should upgrade your firmware. All you have to do is compare the firmware version number to the previous release:

  • If the first digit has changed (1.5 -> 2.0) then Sony has gotten around to adding a major feature that should have been available since the product’s initial release (web browser). Thanks to the magic of firmware upgrades manufacturers can leave lots of features out of product launches.

  • If the second digit has changed (1.0 -> 1.5) then Sony has released the hardware in your country. The games aren’t region-locked so there is really no reason for the launch delay.

  • If the third digit has changed (2.00 -> 2.01) then Sony has decided that you’ve been having entirely too much fun with your hardware without their help and are determined to re-break it.

32 thoughts on “PSP firmware guide

  1. Does this mark the first color photograph on hack-a-day’s front page? I’m not entrely sure what this post means. I don’t see a hack at all. It’s just a description explaining what sony (or anybody) might mean with its firmware version numbering.

  2. Naa. It has happend before. Heck there are at least 1 or 2 other color pictures there right now. And those are animated. Please nothing to worry about.

    Wait, I think adblock is disabled.

  3. heh heh, nice Hal

    We’ve had frontpage color before: Wallpaper posts, defcon, anniversary, toorcon. I’ve started throwing color on these random posts to differentiate them from the hack of the day which are grayscale.

  4. basically dont get 2.01 under any curcumstances right now. 2.0 has been hacked,a nd its safe to get 2.0 (same with everythign less than 2.0) refer to http://www.pspupdates.com for information on all of this. (as well as homebrew and downgraders. http://www.pspcrazy.com has some shady software, and movies/shows preformatted for your psp, incase ouve ever wanted to watch the rndom southpark episodes on your psp, or if u just want free widescreen mp4 movies.

  5. Anyone thinking of getting a PSP mostly/entirely for the hacking/emulation/homebrew should really think about buying a GP2X instead (gp32 successor). I’m definetely getting one.

    It’s almost totally open (Linux), has a builtin media player that does XviD, DivX etc movies/slideshows (with hardware scaling) + mp3/ogg, anyone can dev for it with standard F/OSS tools at no cost and the company *actively supports you doing so* unlike Sony who constantly try to fuck you over. Plus it’s considerably cheaper and takes standard SD cards rather than expensive UMD / memory stick. Quake, UAE, a PCEngine emu, Visual Boy Advance etc have all been ported already and it’s not even on general sale just yet!

    http://www.gpx2.com/product/product.asp – Official site
    http://www.gbax.com/main.pl – UK distributor
    http://www.gp32z.com/gp2xinfo.html – US distributor

  6. erm………yes i did intsall 2.1 the day i got my psp. is there any uninstaller available, downgrader, or anyway that i cud get 2.0 insted (so that i can then 1.5). plz help me

  7. HELPPPPPPPPPP!

    bought one from the market today, found the version to be 2.01, was like omg! what bad luck ive got, :(

    Any one there to help, is there anything to do anyways :'(

  8. HELPPPPPPPPPP!

    bought one from the market today, found the version to be 2.01, was like omg! what bad luck ive got, :(

    Any one there to help, is there anything to do anyways :'(

  9. Hey guys I got a question. I have version 2.0, if i downgrade to 1.5, how do i upgrade again back to 2.0 if I would like to? Another thing are there any homebrew that work with 2.0 so I don’t have to downgrade? CAn anyone help me???

  10. I have got a psp version 1.0, lucky you may think, but i have a problem i havent got the internet browser on it, i dont want to upgrade for obcious reasons, so how can i get the internet browser without losin the ablilty to use homebrew software pls advise …….

  11. Please help got a PSP with version 2.1 is there any possible way to downgrade please help me and the thousand others pleading :)

  12. Thanks for the tips.
    I think they should wait until the release of more kicka$$ games like Burnout Legends before they make any more “third digit” changes.

  13. hi! i have a brand new psp bersion 2.5 and i’ve been surfing the net looking for someone who knows how to downgrade it. i was so excited only to get disappointed and frustrated instead. please help!!!

  14. hi i just downgraded my psp and ran fastloader but then when i went to restart the psp it didnt turn on the light went green but the screen went blank. im guessing its software became corrupted.
    can anyone help me get my psp software running again.

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