CFW on a PSP Go

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CFW on a PSP Go

Post by David » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:09 am

Is this simple enough to do?

Had a quick look online but a lot of the sites are years old - is there a best version of cfw I should look for?

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Re: CFW on a PSP Go

Post by David » Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:21 am

Sorry meant this for the games forum not off topic

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Re: CFW on a PSP Go

Post by Bluce_Ree » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:45 am

Has been a few months since I did it but I know the process hasn't changed. It is extremely easy. You pop a file or two on your memory card and run them. The PSP ends up flashed until your next reboot. You can't really go wrong. It's a long way from the days of the Pandora battery hack.
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Re: CFW on a PSP Go

Post by c0nfu53d » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:50 am

Yes. easy.

latest firmware is 6.61. Go here and follow the first 2 steps.

http://digiex.net/guides-reviews/consol ... e1000.html
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Re: CFW on a PSP Go

Post by Grizzly » Thu Jan 29, 2015 9:51 am

you don't even really need a memory card for it to work, you can simply plug your PSP go into your PC using the usb charger, then select USB connection in the settings menu.
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Re: CFW on a PSP Go

Post by David » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:36 am

Cheers just traded in gtav in cex and used the voucher to order one online, hopefully they aren't too slow with deliveries.

Cant wait to get it all up and running

How are ps1 games on it?

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Re: CFW on a PSP Go

Post by flatapex » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:40 am

i managed it, if i can anyone can

i dont use it for ps1, i run ms and md on it which run flawlessly
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Re: CFW on a PSP Go

Post by Bluce_Ree » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:44 am

David wrote:How are ps1 games on it?
Pretty much perfect. I played Tony Hawk 1 and 2 on it recently and was able to complete both games with no issues.

The Go is the right choice as well. It's a lovely bit of kit!

PM me if you need advice on emulation stuff. I'm guessing that's strictly against forum rules otherwise!
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Re: CFW on a PSP Go

Post by David » Thu Jan 29, 2015 11:46 am

Cheers for the advice everyone

Not had a modded psp since the original one came out and I remember it involved a lot of messing about, so glad to hear its all simpler nowadays

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Re: CFW on a PSP Go

Post by TheDude18 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 12:22 pm

flatapex wrote:i managed it, if i can anyone can
Same for me. Seemed a little complex, but its quite straight forward. It was a godsend during my time in hospital, the C64 and Megadrive emulators in particular. Still couldnt manage to get films running on it though.

Dont forget that if you turn off the PSP fully (not leaving it in sleep/standby) or if the battery runs out, you will have to load CFW again. Of the top of my head there is some kind of quick option on there after the original install.
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Re: CFW on a PSP Go

Post by Liamh1982 » Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:08 pm

c0nfu53d wrote:Yes. easy.

latest firmware is 6.61. Go here and follow the first 2 steps.

http://digiex.net/guides-reviews/consol ... e1000.html
I'd hold out on 6.61 for now - from what I've heard, a lot of stuff doesn't work anymore if you upgrade.
Stick with 6.60 unless you desperately want to play any of the zero games that need the newest firmware! :lol:

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Re: CFW on a PSP Go

Post by c0nfu53d » Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:20 pm

cex usually ship next working day so you might get it Saturday if your lucky...

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Re: CFW on a PSP Go

Post by greenberet79 » Fri Jan 30, 2015 11:58 am

TheDude18 wrote:Dont forget that if you turn off the PSP fully (not leaving it in sleep/standby) or if the battery runs out, you will have to load CFW again. Of the top of my head there is some kind of quick option on there after the original install.
Is that true? Mine's often left to run out and never have a problem when I turn it back on?
David wrote:Cheers just traded in gtav in cex and used the voucher to order one online, hopefully they aren't too slow with deliveries.

Cant wait to get it all up and running

How are ps1 games on it?
How much was it, if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: CFW on a PSP Go

Post by David » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:03 pm

£35 and £2.50 delivery

Still not been shipped though :(

Downloaded the cfw files and some ps1 games before I came out:

Ridge racer
Harmful park
Gradius deluxe pack
Fire pro g
Castlevania

Have still never played a castlevania game so looking forward to trying it

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Re: CFW on a PSP Go

Post by nokgod » Fri Jan 30, 2015 6:54 pm

greenberet79 wrote:
TheDude18 wrote:Dont forget that if you turn off the PSP fully (not leaving it in sleep/standby) or if the battery runs out, you will have to load CFW again. Of the top of my head there is some kind of quick option on there after the original install.
Is that true? Mine's often left to run out and never have a problem when I turn it back on?
Yes but its nothing to worry about. You just click on the pro update icon in your GAME menu and the cfw reloads in a couple of seconds. Its basically a dual boot. Use official firmware so you can access your PSN account or run cfw for your emulators. Best of both worlds.

@David, the guide below applies to all PSP models, so should help:
nokgod wrote:Part 1. The simpleton’s guide to PSP hacking.


Right, first off you need your tools.

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1. PSP
2. Laptop
3. USB link up cable to connect the two together.

Got those? Then we’re off to a flyer.

First things first, you need to ensure that you have the latest firmware on your PSP. It should be 6.60. If not download it from here and install that.

http://digiex.net/guides-reviews/consol ... e1000.html

You can check by navigating your psp. Go to settings/system settings/system information for this screen:

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Now we can download the custom firmware from the interwebz (DO NOT get distracted by porn at this point). The custom firmware download is just a little further down the page on the above link. Click the cfw link and you’ll download a zip file like so:

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open this up and navigate through PSP/GAME folders to get to these files:

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Now its time to link up your PSP to the lappy

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Your computer will see the memory card of the PSP like so:

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navigate through the folders as follows: PSP/GAME Once you’ve opened the GAME folder copy the PROUPDATE folder from your zip file into the GAME folder of your PSP like so:

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You can now disconnect your PSP from your laptop and exit USB mode.

Scroll across your PSP to GAME/memory stick and click X. You’ll now see the Pro Update file:

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DO NOT DELETE THIS FILE!! (you’ll need it again)


Select it and press X to run your custom firmware. Your PSP will reboot and you’ll see this screen:

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Press x, then X again when prompted.

Congratulations! You’ve just installed your custom firmware successfully.

This is a soft mod. It only controls the PSP while its switched on or is in sleep mode (depending on your model of PSP). If you shutdown completely it will be replaced by the official firmware when you switch it back on. All you have to do is click on the PRO UPDATE file again in your game menu and jobs a good ‘un.

How do i know if i’m using the custom firmware or official firmware?

Simple. Navigate to your memory stick and press select. If your custom firmware is running you’ll see this menu appear:

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You CAN permanently cfw your PSP but i see no reason why you’d want to. The official firmware is there so you can use it to access all your PSN stuff and if you want to sell it all you have to do is delete the pro update file and you’re back to factory standard.
I can assure you this method works perfectly well on the GO..... :wink:

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