Flash CFW To Any PSP Slim or Fat [PSP Grader v008]
PSP Grader Tutorial - Flash CFW To Any Hackable PSP [Phat or Slim]
This tutorial will teach you how to flash a Slim PSP or Phat PSP that has any official firmware (except Late Model slims that came new with ta-88v3) with 5.00 M33-4 Custom Firmware. PSP Grader was made by Klutsh & RainMotorsports. This is a noob friendly guide.
- A PSP (Slim or Phat) and USB Cable or a Card Reader
- A Pandora's Battery (Softmod, Hardmod, Datel Tool, etc.) Need a pandora? Cheapest & reliable place is DealExtreme
- Memory Stick Pro Duo [64mb - 16gb]
- PSP Grader v008 - Download
- Sony 5.00 Official Update eBoot (Can be downloaded from PSP Grader instead) - or you can use google :)
Step 1) Extract PSP Grader from the zip file (Windows XP and newer can open zips or use Winzip, WinRAR, 7zip to open it.)
Step 2) Run PSP Grader, If you have not already downloaded the Official 5.00 eBoot you can do so using the download button. If you already have the eBoot then load it by clicking on "Load 5.00 Official eBoot"
Step 3) Connect your psp via the usb cable and enter usb mode from the xmb or connect your memory card reader and insert the memory card. Be aware that if you select format memory stick, your memory stick will be erased.
Step 4) If you used a psp it should be recognized and the drive letter selected. If it does not automatically find it or you used a card reader, simply chose the drive letter of the PSP or Memory Stick. Now click "Create Pandora Stick" and wait for the process to finish.
Step 5) Your Memory stick is now ready, unplug the PSP or remove the memory stick from the card reader and put it in the psp. Remove the battery and insert the Pandora's Battery whilst holding the L shoulder button on the PSP. Once the menu has loaded on the PSP simply press the X button. Wait. After around 1 - 3 minutes the Flash shall be done, press X to shut down the psp, it is now safe to remove the pandora battery.
[Note] It is very important to just wait and not switch off the PSP or remove the Memory Stick or Pandora's Battery, it could result in a brick if you do not wait.
Now you have Custom FW 5.00 M33-4 on your PSP. Your done you may format your memory stick if you wish and at any time update to a newer custom firmware, I'd recommend 6.60 pro C-2.
I have had some experience flashing some 360's a couple of years ago, but I haven't messed with it since. A friend just asked me to flash her son's 360, but it's an xbox I have never flashed before....