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  1. #1 Getting back into psp. Help? 
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    Hey guys, I used to do all the hacking stuff to psp's long ago.
    I bought my first one when the psp 1000 came out, and I did that one along with many for friends.
    However, my psp broke and I never got another.

    Three days ago, a friend whos psp I hacked gave me his old one.
    I tried to play an iso on it, but it wouldn't work. I then discovered it had 3.73 ofw on it.
    Not the 3.73m33 I had put on it long ago.

    Long story short, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get back into custom firmware.
    Following a guide I had found, I put 5.03 ofw on it, then later on in the guide I found out that it won't work with mine.

    Can someone help an old psp veteran out? I don't even know where to begin.
    Currently, I am running 5.03 ofw on a psp 1000 phat.

    Also, I've got simple goals with this. I'm not looking for all the fancy emulators, and applications, and XMB themes I used to do.
    I just want to play Valhalla Knights and Monster Hunter again.
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    Thanks in advance.
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    you should be able to update the firmware to the latest one which is 6.60. try on the system software update or not get the ofw file on the download section or here FaustNero: Firmwall
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    Quote Originally Posted by faustnero View Post
    you should be able to update the firmware to the latest one which is 6.60. try on the system software update or not get the ofw file on the download section or here FaustNero: Firmwall
    So I update it to official 6.60 and then do what?
    I found El Guapo's installer and thought I'd try that.
    Will it get me to where I'm wanting?
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    yep. same thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faustnero View Post
    yep. same thing.
    Fantastic!
    It worked.
    So after this, is there anything else I need to do in order to boot an iso?
    Or can I just make an ISO folder in the root and drop it in like I was doing in 3.73m33?
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    what file did you use tho? 6.60ME-ofw version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by faustnero View Post
    what file did you use tho? 6.60ME-ofw version?
    After using El Guapo's installer, I am now on 6.60 ME-1.8
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    alright, that's great! just put the iso/cso in the ISO folder which is located by default at the root of the ms. psx and emulators go to the game folder withing the psp folder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faustnero View Post
    alright, that's great! just put the iso/cso in the ISO folder which is located by default at the root of the ms. psx and emulators go to the game folder withing the psp folder.
    Thank you!
    I'm downloading the game now, and hopefully everything works.
    I really appreciate the help.
    Oh, and will I need to have a UMD in the drive for the Iso to run?
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    Quote Originally Posted by almstt View Post
    Thank you!
    I'm downloading the game now, and hopefully everything works.
    I really appreciate the help.
    Oh, and will I need to have a UMD in the drive for the Iso to run?
    Nope. If it won't run, hit SELECT while in the XMB and set "UMD ISO MODE" to anything but 'normal'. I have mine set to "Sony NP9660", and all games work fine.
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    talking about illegdal downloading of games here will result to infractions and a penalty. please read the rules
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    Quote Originally Posted by faustnero View Post
    talking about illegdal downloading of games here will result to infractions and a penalty. please read the rules
    I'm not illegally downloading them.
    I buy the game and rip it from the umd and play it from the memory stick because I cannot stand the sound of the umd spinning.
    Just gets on my nerves so much.
    Although I will admit that I have downloaded a few games to try before I buy.
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