PSP 6.61 Custom Firmware Install on any PSP - PSP, PSP Slim, PSP 3000, PSP Go & E1000

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  1. Loccen

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    Please ignore previous post, I was being a prat and adding the files in the update folder. *Slams head on desk*
     
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    I have 6.20 PRO-C from years ago... concretely-speaking, what's the difference between that and 6.60 PRO-C2?
    I don't currently see a point in updating since everything I've wanted to do with it so far worked fine, but I don't know if 6.20 PRO-C could have bugs or something that were fixed in newer one which could cause problems in the future, and it's pretty darn impossible to find any info on the subject (every Google search just gives download links with no real info.)
     
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    PSP games released in 2011 onward might require a higher firmware version to play if your on 6.20. You probably could patch games to work on lower firmware versions, i remember this been possible years ago when games were released requiring a higher firmware than it was possible to have CFW on at the time. However it was a lot of work, for me personally i'd sooner keep my game dumps clean and untouched so having a later CFW would be required.

    Later Sony firmwares patch various save game exploits and things like the scepower kernel exploit, from a homebrew point of view you dont gain much at this point, although i think any homebrew still been updated is done so with 6.60 / 6.61 in mind.

    From the point of view when i created this guide 6.60 was the latest firmware and the first universal firmware for all PSP models (PSP-1000, PSP-2000, PSP-3000, PSP-N1000 and PSP-E1000) meaning no matter what PSP variant someone had they could make use of this guide.

    6.61 doesn't add anything of value and simply broke some homebrew apps / plugins, which i believe most have since been updated anyway. My PSP is on 6.60 where it will likely stay.

    The PRO-C firmware has essentially just been updated to support newer OFW versions.
     
  4. Ammako

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    Ah well, guess I won't really ever need it then. Fairly sure the only games I'm interested in are pre-2011.
    Everything I need is already working fine and from what you're telling me, I don't stand to gain anything concretely so I might as well not risk messing up an already-working setup by attempting to change it.
     
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    Funny note to add;

    I had 6.60 PRO-C on my PSP-3000 before this, and updated to OFW 6.61 to swap to PRO-C2 and retain PlayStation Network accessibility on the OFW. Though, despite uninstalling PRO-C first, the CFW displays itself as being 6.61 PRO-C rather than 6.61 PRO-C2.

    It isn't a big deal, as everything works properly, but a funny side-effect nonetheless.
     
  6. v00d00d

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    Hi All

    I just found this guide via the google as I'm going to get me a2nd hand psp to hack and run emulators on.
    I'm guessing this is the place to be :)

    I'm going to start to read all these posts but and good tips for which psp to get for running mainly snes and mega drive emus etc.

    many thanks
    v00d00d
     
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    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    You can hack any PSP, a PSP 1000 or a PSP 2000 that is not an 88 v3 would be best if you want to permanently flash CFW. However its easy enough to load the fast recovery app if you fully power of the PSP and want to use Homebrew / Emulators again.

    It is possible to permanently some other PSP on a certain lower firmware, however this tutorial is aimed at been as newbie friendly as possible so not something that's covered, i also don't have one of those PSP's to cover downgrading.

    I'd say buy which ever PSP model you like the look of best as you can use emulators on any by following this tutorial, with the later models you just have to load the fast recovery app first if you fully power the PSP off instead of just letting it sleep.
     

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