Thread: Brand Spanking New Member

Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1 Brand Spanking New Member 
    Senior Member I Modded My PSP spicy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    335
    Hey guys and girls. Just thought id say hello to all of you. You have got a great site going here, and, being a mod on several other forums, i can recognize good work.

    I have been cruising the forums for a little while now, and i think i have enough knowledge to purchase and start modding my psp. Ive read tons on threads on here and many other site, and have asked a few local ppl who mod psps in my city a few questions, but it doesnt seem that many people want to help. they would rather make a few dollars off me here and there than help out a fellow gamer. so here are my questions.

    1. are there any fw's that i should steer clear of right off the bat, if i want to start homebrewing right away?

    2. would "new" stock, say at walmart, eb, best buy, etcetc have any fws that i should be hesitant in purchasing?

    3. should i buy used? any ups or downs to that?

    3. is there any way to tell what fw a psp has without opening it and turning it on? (upc numbers, skus)

    4. if there isnt, what were your guys' excuses for returning a system once it was opened? i have a hard time lying or making up reasons that something didnt work out.

    5. my main reasons to purchase a psp are emulated games, compressed movies, mp3s, and internet browsing. with that being said, are there certain fw up/down grades that would be more suitable for my psp, or make transferring files and general navigation on the psp easier than others?

    and justin, dont post that same link for newbies, lol, ive read it about 5 times. im just looking for some somwhat quick answers, and possibly some links to some easy to use tutorials on uploading emulators/games, compressing music and movies, as well as changing the "desktop". i know there are some tuts out there, but i can only find ones that are bit less explanatory than i can handle. And once i have the system in my hands, itll no doubt be easier, but just to get a head start.

    i really look forward to talking more with you all, and see ya around!

    Brian
    Reply With Quote  
     

  2. #2  
    Senior Member PSP Elite Hacker urineanus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,728
    3.03 can now be downgraded. So in the week or so before 3.1 is released you can go buy any PSP and upgrade to 3.03 and then downgrade to 1.5 then upgrade to 3.03 OE_C (this is what you want) use the search function!!! we are not going to hold your hand.
    2 freebies

    Madd Kat IS HERE


    GTA:LCS downgrade region?


    TUTs by bender, PSP, and Lommer are definitely A+ info so listen to them and respect their knowledge.

    Oh, and julie knows what she is talking about from time to time. just don't touch yourself to her avatar, justin says it is a good way to ruin a face plate.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  3. #3  
    Retired Moderator PSP Elite Hacker Julie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    12,155
    id like to remind u that ive written more tutorials then anyone else lol
    R.I.P Zoidberg
    Reply With Quote  
     

  4. #4  
    Senior Member PSP Elite Hacker urineanus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,728
    ya ya everyone knows that you are the biz-oss.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  5. #5  
    Senior Member I Modded My PSP spicy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    335
    haha. thats funny about julies pic. its one of the reasons i visit this psp site the most. (not the pic, nut the fact that one of the most resourceful people on here is the cutest)

    but seriously, my fiancee saw me on the laptop going through as few of your tuts, and asked who the girl was. i simply responded with "a girl who knows videogames and cars. someone you could learn alot from."

    needless to say it started a bit of an arguement, but all is well, and she is kind of excited to take the psp to campus with her to kill time on her spares. i said she should study, but she says she goes for fun, since i bring in the money.

    thats enough about me, so yeah. thanks man for the quick 3.03 info, and julie, thanks for the tuts, and some good fodder for arguements. lol.
    Reply With Quote  
     

  6. #6  
    Senior Member PSP Elite Hacker urineanus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    1,728
    house wrecking tramp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Reply With Quote  
     

  7. #7  
    Senior Member PSP Mad Hacker Snookao's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    618
    This is a good thread to see what your Firmware is from the box so make sure you check this....... ph34r m3!
    "Owned" (often typed in leet speak among gamers) is an internet slang word used commonly in gaming circles to acknowledge a form of superiority through the downfall of another entity, be it another gaming clan, or a single user.



    If your not first, your last- Talladega Nights
    Reply With Quote  
     

  8. #8  
    Senior Member PSP Elite Hacker
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    3,824
    make sure she doesent discover your porn on it! plus if you use a screen protector, your faceplate should be fine =P


    and im not going to post that link since your asking some questions... and its not like you UPGRADED already!

    anyway, what you want to do is..

    try to buy a used psp from like ebgames or something, ask if you can look at its firmware number, if its 2.71 or lower, its ALOT easier than downgrading... and if they only have something higher than 2.71, see if you can buy an "unpatched" gta liberty city stories... unpatched is the UMD itself has just words on it, and not really any pictures or anything, its white and red...

    to check firmware you go to settings>system info>2nd from bottom theres pspinfo i believe... and it should say "firmware: X.XX"

    if it says 1.5, which i doubt though, thats even better!!

    then downgrade the psp to 1.5... then upgrade to 3.03 oe-c, and it basically has anything you want, the new psp firmware but with emulator gameing compatability
    Reply With Quote  
     

  9. #9  
    Senior Member PSP Elite Hacker IONz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    2,608
    Welcome to the forums


    "Think for yourself, question authority" - Timothy Leary
    Reply With Quote  
     

  10. #10  
    Senior Member PSP Elite Hacker
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    3,824
    ionz... do you say anything else besides "welcome to the forums"? lol just kidding!!

    to spicy, also look in the "software" section for all the guides, the mods have written many tuts that work wonders, and as always, i leave my IM and PM box open for any help (aim only) or ofcourse myspace in which ive had many people message me for help! i check my PMs and myspace religiously, so there ya go!
    Reply With Quote  
     

  11. #11  
    Senior Member PSP Elite Hacker IONz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    2,608
    I use to say alot more, but after welcoming members for almost 2 years now I just stick to what I'm trying to say in general...I don't have as much time to write elaborate messages to all members but I do feel that everyone should be welcomed....


    "Think for yourself, question authority" - Timothy Leary
    Reply With Quote  
     

  12. #12  
    Senior Member I Modded My PSP spicy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    335
    lol thanks guys so far for the help. im at work right now, and i just ran into eb to see if they had any used ones. they are 179, for just the basics, or 249 with the atv package and 1 gig stick. ive got a credit of 80 bucks too, so i figure all just buy the new package, as it has all i need.

    in regards to the fw, i also found the gta unpatched game for 40 bucks. i figure i might as well buy it, use it, then sell it i guess. lol. but one thing, the gta i want has the bigger images on it, and not the smaller ones, right? theres a pic of a plane in the top right corner?

    if so, then thats what ill do, and ill be modding later tonight.

    im going to check back here in afew hours after work to make sure that i pick up the right gta. thanks guys!


    EDIT: just bought my psp, in an entertianmet pack, ended up being a 2.71 ta82, but no biggie. i also picked up a copy of gta lcs 2.0, if anyone is looking for one. so i guess, i can just check the threads for some easy easy easy downgrading solutions.
    Reply With Quote  
     

Similar Threads

  1. brand new to psp
    By dr.kron420 in forum Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 02-03-2010, 06:26 AM
  2. Brand New Psp
    By CrazedTrain1357 in forum PSP Hardware & Repair
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-30-2008, 08:21 PM
  3. Brand new psp!
    By Karaba13 in forum PSP Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-27-2008, 07:47 AM
  4. Brand New PSP Ver 3.5
    By Wad in forum Marketplace
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-21-2007, 06:25 PM
  5. Brand new PSP 2.60 needs your help :(
    By aaron655 in forum PSP Software, Firmware & Plugins
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 08-08-2006, 10:19 PM
Posting Permissions
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •