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[GUIDE] PSP HEN’s, LCFW’s & CFW’s for ALL models

Although the Playstation Portable (PSP) is a fairly dated console and has in some ways been superseded by the Playstation Vita (PSV) it does still hold some interest with gamers. To that end I decided to create a thread that would inform new users or those that find their system software (Official Firmware [OFW] or Custom FirmWare [CFW)/Lite Custom Firmware [LCFW]) out dated.

MODELS:

PSP100x/Fat/Phat

The first PSP model released. Susceptible to the Pandora battery and Magic Memory Stick (flashes a Custom Initial Program Loader [cIPL] for full CFW). Contained the following motherboards: TA079v1-3; TA081; TA082 and TA086.

PSP200x/Slim/Slim and Lite

The first update to the PSP with increased RAM (32 to 64mb). Older versions are susceptible to the Pandora battery and Magic Memory Stick but this was blocked in the last model released. Contained the following motherboards: TA085v1+2; TA088v1+2 (These four react to a Pandora battery and Magic Memory Stick); TA088v3 (Dubbed the "Unhackable" motherboard and reacts to a Pandora battery but NOT the Magic Memory Stick with cIPL) and the very rare TA090v1 (a Sony replacement board that CAN flash full CFW.)

PSP300x/Brite

The second update to the PSP sporting an upgraded LCD and built in microphone. This model is completely unsusceptible to the Pandora Battery and Magic Memory Stick. Contained the following motherboards: TA090v2 and TA093

N100x/PSPGO/GO

The third and most drastic update to the PSP introducing the 'Slide' action, on-board memory and a fixed/non-removable battery (therefore negating any Pandora battery use). Contained the following motherboards: TA091 and TA094

E100x/PSPStreet/Street

The final instance of the PSP and is more of a downgrade than an update. It 'sports': no Wi-Fi, mono speaker and a fixed/non-removable battery. Contains the following motherboard: TA096

* The x at the end of each model name/number replaces a country code which does not affect the model in any way at all.

The good thing about the PSP is that ALL models can have CFW/LCFW installed on them. The only difference between the CHA (Completely HAckable) psp‘s and PHA (Partially HAckable) psp‘s is the method used to install the CFW or LCFW.

CHA PSP‘s – PSP100x (All) & PSP200x (TA085v1-2, TA088v1-2 & TA090v1)

PHA PSP‘s – PSP200x (TA088v3); PSP300x (All); PSPGO (All) & Street (All)

CHA psp‘s can install CFW or LCFW using either a Pandora Battery and Magic Memory Stick or via signed installers.

PHA psp‘s can install LCFW (Only) via signed installers.

However, it must be understood that LCFW is not permanently flashed to the console and in all but one instance must be restarted after the system is rebooted. CFW however can be flashed permanently to a CHA psp and requires no restarting.

FIRMWARES:

Official Firmwares (Sony) – All

1.00, 1.50, 1.51, 1.52, 2.00, 2.01, 2.50, 2.60, 2.70, 2.71, 2.80, 2.81, 2.82, 3.00, 3.01, 3.02, 3.03, 3.10, 3.11, 3.30, 3.40, 3.50, 3.51, 3.52, 3.60, 3.70, 3.71, 3.72, 3.73, 3.80, 3.90, 3.93, 3.95, 3.96, 4.00, 4.01, 4.05, 4.20, 4.21, 5.00, 5.01, 5.02, 5.03, 5.05, 5.50, 5.51, 5.55, 5.70, 6.00, 6.10, 6.20, 6.30, 6.31, 6.35, 6.36, 6.37, 6.38, 6.39, 6.50, 6.60 and 6.61. Some of these firmwares had/have CFW designed for them but for the purposes of this guide we will stick to the 6.xx firmwares.

All firmwares are available from – http://zload.net/v2/archives/ofws/

Custom Firmwares (Third party Developers) for 6.xx firmwares

PRO CFW‘s (Coldbird and Virtuous Flame)

PRO CFW's6.20, 6.35, 6.39, 6.60 and 6.61PRO LCFW's6.20, 6.35, 6.39, 6.60 and 6.61PRO LCFW with autoboot/permanent patch6.20

ME CFW‘s (Neur0n)

ME CFW's6.39 and 6.60ME LCFW's6.39 and 6.60

TN HEN/LCFW’s (Total_Noob)

6.20 and 6.39

The latest version of these CFW‘s on the various firmwares follows:

PRO CFW‘s and LCFW’s

6.20 PRO-C2 6.20 PRO-C2 permanent patch 6.35 PRO-C2 6.39 PRO-C2 6.60 PRO-C2 6.61PRO-C2f3 (All of these CFW's have full CFW or LCFW installation options and are signed - Can be installed over 6.20, 6.35, 6.39, 6.60 and 6.61OFW)

ME CFW‘s

ME CFW's6.39 ME ME LCFW's6.39 LME9.86.60 LME2.2(Can be installed over 6.39 or 6.60 OFW)

TN HEN/LCFW’s

6.20 TN-E Xtended6.39 TN-A Xtended(Can be installed over 6.20 or 6.39 OFW)

All custom firmwares are available from: http://zload.net/v2/archives/custom/

INSTALLING PRO CFW/LCFW’S

Download the correct version of the PRO C2 CFW/LCFW for your OFW – ie. Download 6.20PRO-C2 for OFW 6.20

* Extract the archive and you will find the following folders (CIPL_Flasher, FastRecovery & PROUPDATE) inside – : x:/660PRO-C2/PSP/GAME/

* For PHA installation select (FastRecovery & PROUPDATE) folders and place them on your memory stick – here: ms0:/PSP/GAME/

* For CHA and PHA installation select the PROUPDATE on the XMB under GAME and follow the prompts to install it.

* For CHA installation select the CIPL_Flasher on the XMB under GAME and follow the prompts to install it. (You can delete both folders from the memory stick now)

* For PHA installation select the FastRecovery AFTER A REBOOT to restart the LCFW. (You CAN delete the PROUPDATE folder from the memory stick but its advised to leave it be)

* For PHA installation of 6.20 Permanent patch select (FastRecovery, PROUPDATE and Permanent Patch) folders and place them on your memory stick – here: ms0:/PSP/GAME/

* For PHA installation of 6.20 Permanent patch select the PROUPDATE on the XMB under GAME and follow the prompts to install it.

* For PHA installation of 6.20 Permanent patch select the Permanent Patch on the XMB under GAME and follow the prompts (Press X and then X again to test the install – Recommended – IF you return to the XMB, restart the file and press X and O to fully install) – please note that a file called vshorig.prx is created on the root of the memory stick – leave it there BUT make a copy and store it somewhere safe – it is needed for uninstalling the Permanent Patch! Once completed you may delete the folder and other files if you wish.

INSTALLING ME & LME CFW/LCFW’S

Download the correct version of the ME or LME CFW/LCFW for your OFW – ie. Download 6.60 ME/LME2.2 for OFW 6.60

* Extract the archive and you will find the following folder (UPDATE) inside – : x:/release_660me/PSP/GAME/

* For CHA installation select (UPDATE) folder and place it on your memory stick – here: ms0:/PSP/GAME/

* For CHA installation download either the 6.39 or 6.60 OFW (depending on your version) and rename them 639.pbp or 660.pbp and place it on your memory stick – here: ms0:/PSP/GAME/UPDATE/

* For CHA installation select the INSTALLER on the XMB under GAME and follow the prompts to install it.

* For PHA installation extract the archive and you will find the following folders (660lme_installer & 660lme_launcher) inside – : x:/release_660lme/PSP/GAME/

* For PHA installation select (660lme_installer & 660lme_launcher) folders and place them on your memory stick – here: ms0:/PSP/GAME/

* For PHA installation select the 660lme_installer on the XMB under GAME and follow the prompts to install it.

* For PHA installation select the 660lme_launcher AFTER A REBOOT to restart the LCFW.

INSTALLING TN HEN/LCFW’S

Download the correct version of the TN HEN/LCFW for your OFW – ie. Download 6.39 TN Xtended for OFW 6.39

* Extract the archive and you will find the following folder (620 TN Xtended OR 639 TN Xtended – depending on OFW) inside – : x:/639 TN Xtended/PSP/GAME/

* For PHA and CHA installation select (620 TN Xtended OR 639 TN Xtended – depending on OFW) folders and place them on your memory stick – here: ms0:/PSP/GAME/

* For PHA and CHA installation select the 620 TN Xtended OR 639 TN Xtended – depending on OFW on the XMB under GAME and follow the prompts to install it.

When and or if you’re in doubt – post and we can assist you.

gusha

GregoryRasputin

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