PSP 2.5/2.6 downgrader!

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  1. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    http://pspupdates.qj.net/2-5-2-6-Downgrader-FINAL-Released-/pg/49/aid/57717

    If you haven't sold off your PSP, and you're stuck with the 2.5/2.6 PSP firmware, there's FINALLY a REAL, FREE downgrader so you can play homebrew easily!

    Unfortunately, I can't use it, as a certain type of PSP motherboard won't work, and I have it. Click the link to read all about it.

    Sorry if this has been mentioned before.
     
  2. DevilzFan

    DevilzFan CobraIsland.com Veteran

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    Hmm..I may have to upgrade from 2.01 now....I've been using the GTA Exploit
     
  3. Optimus-JD

    Optimus-JD Team Laser Explosion!

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    I have the wonderful motherboard that won't downgrade below 2.5. It's no biggie though as I really could care less about running ISOs or homebrew on it. I use the Xbox for all that. hehe
     
  4. funkatron101

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    Interesting. For about 6 months I begged for this. Now it's kinda "meh." I think the DS stole me away.

    It's still only a temporary solution until Sony requires you to upgrade with the next big game.

    edit: Just read that you still need GTA to load this downgrader. Pointless to me as for those with GTA don't need the downgrader, while those without GTA do.
     
  5. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    Even those who use the GTA exploit have to jump through hoops to get it to work, and it doesn't work in kernel mode with the GTA exploit.

    This makes it so you can run homebrews and emus right of the main PSP menu in full kernel mode, which makes it well worth it to me. Too bad I'll brick my PSP if I do thanks to the motherboard type.
     
  6. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

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    I must have missed it, how do you know if your motherboard is supported or not?
     
  7. MegaMoonMan

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    TA-082 is the kind that WON'T work.

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  8. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Every firmware version can be emulated on 1.5 using the Devhook homebrew. They're at 2.6, and 2.7 support is coming soon.

    I expect firmware updates to be much less of a problem from now on.
     
  9. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

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    Post once, fresh. Post twice, twicely fresh
     
  10. Hook

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    Bah.

    I'll wait till they iround out the bugs with the Undiluted Platform 'modchip' and I'll mod my PSP then :D 
     
  11. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I heard stories of people successfully using this with the bad motherboard like I have, I decided what the hell and tried it, saying to myself the whole time "I shouldn't be doing this".

    I was right. Brick ahoy!

    Oh well, not all is lost. I now have the PSP modchip ordered and on the way. I'll give a review of it once it's installed and running.

    Moral of the story, don't try it on the bad motherboard unless you like taking risks. It MIGHT work, but I wouldn't try it unless you're willing to drop $90 on a modchip to fix it.
     
  12. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    I must be the only PSP owner who doesn't do the homebrew stuff.
     
  13. DevilzFan

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    If the system had any sort of half decent library, I'd probably skip over homebrew. As it is, I need *SOMETHING* to play on the system.
     
  14. The_Bardock

    The_Bardock ****** of the Minicons

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    Nope, I don't do any homebrew either.
     
  15. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I realized the modchip won't work on my "bad motherboard", so I cancelled the order.

    Now I sit and play the waiting game for a modchip that will work.

    I should really listen to myself.

    *punches self in balls*

    Yeah, I deserved that.
     
  16. smangerbot

    smangerbot The Holy Zombie Jesus TFW2005 Supporter

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    well it worked on mine, now at least my psp might get used at some point.

    *tries to figure out how to install emulators*
     

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