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PSP Firmware

bobsalot

Boooooooooooooooooooom
#1
Does anyone have any idea what version firmware PSP's (new) in the UK are being sold with. Say from a shop like Argos :nervous:.

Because you cannot play (ahem) backup games on 1.80 and higher. Apparantly.

Thanks.
 

zeke_mo

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Staff member
Political User
#2
Im not 100% sure, as I dont do this myself, but I think there is program that will flash back to older versions. Then again most games require you update the firmware.
 

ming

OSNN Advanced
#4
Im not 100% sure, as I dont do this myself, but I think there is program that will flash back to older versions. Then again most games require you update the firmware.
From what I've heard, you can't flash it back to prior versions... Never tried or seen it in action as im not interested in psp so cant confirm.
 

Khayman

I'm sorry Hal...
Political User
#5
You can do it. A friend of mine did it. but i have no idea how :)

although as said many new games require the upgrade
 

Luna

OSNN Senior Addict
#6
You can flash it back to previous versions. I took my PSP back to 1.5 so I could play homebrew on it. There are even some tools that let you switch between firmware versions depending on what you want to do with the device.
 

bobsalot

Boooooooooooooooooooom
#7
yer i know all this....but you can't flash back with 2.8 and over. i was wondering weather all new ones are sold with 2.8..or not.
 

Mooz

Moozically Con~foozed
#8
read all the psp firmware mod n hack info you will ever need at pspupdates.com

if this response has helped please click the star

D
 

bobsalot

Boooooooooooooooooooom
#9
haha begging for rep now. and no it didnt help, its not like i havent done my research on this problem/question. i have bin there and see not much. my freind said it is impossible to downgrade 2.8 and higher. i want to know if this is true (i reckon it is coz he knows wat hes on about), and a way to find out what new psp's from shops (like argos) version of firmware they are sold with.
 

Mooz

Moozically Con~foozed
#10
ok stock PSP in the UK come with either 2.5 2.6 or 2.7 there are no 2.8 stock psp available as sony are not even shipping them. this info came from sony direct.

so .... buy a psp downgrade it or use the gta liberty cities hack to run homebrew or dare i say it backups.

as always if you play a "backup" you really oughta have the original game too.

D
 

Mooz

Moozically Con~foozed
#12
there is also a post on the afore mentioned pspupdates that will talk you through knowing the firmware from the serial number on the packaging.

thats it ... thats all my research done.!!
 

bobsalot

Boooooooooooooooooooom
#14
thanks alot. but.....i do not trust ebay. and will sony be shipping the 2.8s by christmas. i better buy one now then. also i emailed argos (they said i have to contact sony) and have also emailed comet, currys and game.

but thanks for clearing up this problem.

reps.
 

bobsalot

Boooooooooooooooooooom
#15
there is also a post on the afore mentioned pspupdates that will talk you through knowing the firmware from the serial number on the packaging.

thats it ... thats all my research done.!!
also, to get the serial number on the packaging, dont you have to buy the product first?
 

Mooz

Moozically Con~foozed
#16
in essence yes you would haveto have hold of the box .... however comet, curry and pc world have them on display before you buy.

d
 

synical33

X2 & Lovin' It
#19
you guys know that the 3.0 Firmware is out and it looks FANTASTIC.....

I haven't downloaded it to my PSP yet at least not until I notice that the homebrew scene has cracked it!!! YAY! for homebrew scene.
 

bobsalot

Boooooooooooooooooooom
#20
woo

and...has anyone heard of wifi max?

its this thing that lets your psp connect to the internet via a wifi connection from your computer.
iv got one....but bugger knows how to get it to work.

any help please!!!!
 

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