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    Default Getting a new PSP ? Enter here !

    So you want to bring a new PSP and you're getting confused , and asking yourself 'which one shall I buy !'
    This is the guide you need to find the correct PSP for you

    PSP 1000 (aka : Phat)



    Hackable : Yes. There are many installation methods but the easiest is :
    Update to 6.35 OFW from any OFW, use 6.35 PRO and Hellcat's Recovery flasher.
    On 6.36 : Use 6.36 PRO and Prometheus ISO loader ( not permanent )
    On 6.37 : Use HBL to load limited homebrew but no ISO ( not permanent either ).
    You can alternatively just use Pandora + MMS on any FW.


    Motherboards :
    TA-079, TA-081, TA-082, TA-086

    Pros:
    1-Can softmod Pandora at any mobo ( don't know what's pandora? Go here )

    2-Infrared port , so you can use it as a remote for different things via different homebrew
    3-If it goes bricked , you can unbrick it via Pandora Battery + Magic memory stick
    4-You can mess with your Flash since if you brick your PSP you can unbrick it
    5-Can play 1.50 homebrew with 1.50 kernel add-on for 5.00 m33 .
    If on 5.50 gen+ then it can play 1.50 homebrew with Leda 0.2

    Cons:
    1-Screen worse than other PSP models
    2-Heavier than other PSPS and thicker than them
    3-Only 32 mb of ram in it , which can't be upgraded to be 64 mb ram like other PSPS
    4-
    No built-in Microphone
    5-Screen not as bright as 3000

    6-Can't be charged via USB cable except if it's hardmodded from inside to do that , however you can still charge it via usb without hardmodding but you'll need a PSP 2 in 1 data transfer/charging cable:




    PSP 2000 (Aka : Slim)



    Hackable : See the following
    1-According to the motherboards , if it's a PSP slim with a motherboard other than Ta-088 v3 then it can be hacked via the following
    There are many installation methods but the easiest is :
    Update to 6.35 OFW from any OFW, use 6.35 PRO and Hellcat's Recovery flasher.
    On 6.36 : Use 6.36 PRO and Prometheus ISO loader ( not permanent )
    On 6.37 : Use HBL to load limited homebrew but no ISO ( not permanent either ).
    You can alternatively just use Pandora + MMS on any FW.


    If it's a PSP slim with Ta-088 v3 : You can use one of the following temporary hacks :
    5.03 GEN-C + 5.03 Promethes-4 on 5.03 OFW
    6.20 TN-C + ISO tool or Prometheus ISO loader on 6.20 OFW
    6.35 PRO-B on 6.35 OFW
    6.36 PRO Hen + Prometheus ISO loader on 6.36 OFW
    HBL on 6.37 For limited Homebrew but no ISO's unlike the other firmwares.

    Motherboards : TA-085 [v1-v2], TA-088 [v1-v3]

    Pros:
    1-Screen better than PSP 1000
    2-Can be unbricked if motherboard isn't ta-088 v3 via Pandora battery + Magic memory stick
    3-PSP slims with TA-085 v1 motherboard can softmod pandora batteries
    4-64 mb ram
    5-Thinner than PSP phat and lighter
    6-Can play 1.50 homebrew via leda 0.2 ( only use leda if you have a psp slim with mobo not ta-088 v3 , if used for ta-088 v3 it'll brick)
    7-Can be charged via USB cable without having to hardmod the PSP to do it

    Cons:
    1-Screen worse than PSP 3000 and PSP GO!
    2-Can't be unbricked if mobo is ta-088 v3 except with sony
    3-PSP slims with motherboards other than TA-085 v1 can't
    softmod pandora batteries
    4-No Infrared port
    5-PSP slims with ta-088 v3 motherboards can't play 1.50 homebrew
    6-No Microphone
    7-Screen not as bright as 3000


    Some tips if you're gonna buy a slim PSP :

    The slim PSP is tricky, you might get a hackable PSP and you might get an unhackable one.
    There are limited editions which are confirmed to come with a hackable motherboard :

    Quote Originally Posted by Organized_Chaos
    Daxter Limited Edition Pack (TA-85v2/3.80 OFW)(CONFIRMED)
    God of War Limited Edition Pack (TA-88v2/3.95 OFW)(CONFIRMED)
    Madden 09 Limited Edition Pack (TA-88v2/3.95 OFW & TA-88v3/4.01 OFW)(CONFIRMED)
    Star Wars Darth Vader Edition Pack(TA-85v2)
    *Note – OFW stands for “Official Firmware”


    The Madden 09 Limited Edition Pack might come with TA-088v3 motherboard ( the unhackable motherboard ) so stay away from them and get another one from the limited editions listed above


    PSP 3000 (AKA : Brite)





    Hackable : Yes , but under certain condition
    PSP 3000 is has different modules and the higher the module, the lower options you have
    PSP 3000 03g, you can use any option
    PSP 3000 04g, you have options 2,3,4,5.
    PSP 3000 09g, you have options 3,4,5.
    You can use one of the following temporary hacks :
    Option 1 : 5.03 GEN-C + 5.03 Promethes-4 on 5.03 OFW
    Option 2 : 6.20 TN-C + ISO tool or Prometheus ISO loader on 6.20 OFW
    Option 3 : 6.35 PRO-B on 6.35 OFW
    Option 4 : 6.36 PRO Hen + Prometheus ISO loader on 6.36 OFW
    Option 5 : HBL on 6.37 For limited Homebrew but no ISO's unlike the other firmwares.



    Pros:
    1-Screen better than PSP 1000 and PSP 2000
    2-64 mb ram
    3-Same light and thin as PSP 2000 , so It's thinner and lighter than PSP Phat
    4-Bulit-in Microphone

    5--Can be charged via USB cable without having to hardmod the PSP to do it

    Cons:
    1-Can't softmod Pandora batteries
    2-Can't be unbricked except with Sony
    3-No infrared port
    4-Can't play 1.50 homebrew

    PSP Go!





    Hackable : Yes :
    You can use one of the following temporary hacks :
    6.20 TN-C + ISO tool or Prometheus ISO loader on 6.20 OFW
    6.35 PRO-B on 6.35 OFW
    6.36 PRO Hen + Prometheus ISO loader on 6.36 OFW
    HBL on 6.37 For limited Homebrew but no ISO's unlike the other firmwares.

    Motherboards : TA-091, TA-094

    Pros:
    1-Lighter and thinner than Previous PSP models
    2-Better controls
    3-16GB internal memory
    4-Bluetooth 2.0
    5-Longer battery life
    6-Microphone
    7-Resume Game
    8-Screen can be viewed much better in rooms with bad glare / reflection.

    Cons:
    1-Doesn't have infrared port
    2-If bricked , only way to unbrick is Sony
    3-Screen smaller than older PSP models
    4-No UMD drive
    5-USB power supply, you can charge 1000, 2000, 3000 without needing a special cord. Athough the power supply can still plug into the wall.
    6-No more 5pin usb cable
    7-Screen not as Bright as 3000's


    Well , It seems that hacking depends mainly on firmwares in some PSP models , there have been a good way on how to identify the firmware from the box letter of the PSP


    Quote from Demonchild's guide :
    PSP Phat
    A = 1.50
    B = 1.51
    C = 1.52
    D = 1.52
    E = 1.52
    F = 2.00
    G = 2.01
    H = 2.50
    I = 2.60
    J = 2.70
    K = 2.71
    L = 2.81
    M = 3.01
    N = 3.03
    O = 3.10
    P = 3.11
    Q = 3.30
    R = 3.40
    S = 3.50
    T = 3.51
    U = 3.52

    PSP Slim**If any PSP comes with 4.01 installed , then it has 70% chance it has the unhackable ta-088 v3 motherboard and 30% chance it has the 30% hackable ta-088 v2
    If it comes with 4.05 installed , then automatically it has the unhackable ta-088 v3 motherboard

    No letter = 3.60
    A = 3.71
    B = 3.71
    C = 3.72
    D = 3.73
    E = 3.80
    F = 3.90
    G = 3.95 / 4.01
    H = 3.95 / 4.01
    I = 4.01
    J = 4.05
    PSP 3000

    (No letter) = 4.20
    A = 4.20/4.21
    B = 5.01
    C = 5.02
    D = ??
    E = ??



    PSP GO!
    n/a

    That's all FOR NOW , this guide will always be updated to add more information

    Enjoy!

    Credits :
    1-
    Demonchild for his great Quick PSP Reference Guide which helped me and I made a quote putting information from it
    2-
    kamenrider, certa, Oyabun, Cheesethief, Organized_Chaos
    3-The entire PSP community

    Last edited by dbrums; 04-13-2013 at 12:30 PM. Reason: updating
    Note : All my guides are outdated.

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    good work.. even though there is something same like that
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    Nice it helps me in some way keep it up +rep

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    PSP Slim**If any PSP comes with 4.01 or higher installed, it automatically has a TA-088v3 motherboard.*

    Not all PSP Slims with 4.01 out of the box have the TA-88v3 motherboard.



    I'd say 70% out of the box with 4.01 FW are TA-88v3, 30% TA-88v2.

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    psp go has bluetooth....not sure if you want to add that and support tethering i think, not tried it on mine

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    Thanks Kamenrider and Oyabun
    and kamenrider , is psp go really nice ? I mean what more do you see in it than the other psps ? All I see in it is a slide screen , but it's smaller and psp is too smaller and that sux , also no hack means no funny homebrew means I'll have to pay for each single game !!! Do you think the psp go worths its current cost !
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    off topic but its definitely not worthit. Here in the UK, its £225. I paid £150 cos my friend bought if for me from hong kong. I wouldnt have bought it @225. But you're right, it sits there doing nothing at the moment. My 3.5 yr old watches movies on it and thats about it.

    So i still bought it despite the negatives because of the over ruling factor that i just like gadgets....lol

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    That's exactly what I will do with a GO! ( I'm not going to buy a GO! , I'm saying if I get one for free ,lol ) , I won't buy games off PSN cuz my internet is so slow it'll take 30 minutes to download 100 mb in pc ( it'd be 1 hour in PSP , I'm sure ) and it's expensive because of my currency. 1 dollar = 5.5 of my currency so that sucks
    I'd just use its 16 gb internal memory to listen to my music , I'll fill the 16 gb with music except if I want to watch some films when travelling / when going out so it'd be nice . Other than that , GO! sucks , But if eloader really come for it ( I guess it won't ) then it'd be great , using emulators on go which is 480 mhz I remember would be awesome games will be faster
    Cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamenrider View Post
    hope it gets released though , but the video say it won't XD

    Btw great guide , this should help my friend who is going to get a new psp ^^ , the different models of psp is getting chaotic haha ...

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