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"Deadspot" PSP Hi there! Just wanted to know if I can upgrade PSP version 2.81 (Japan version) to a higher version. I bought it from Sony and they say if I'm gonna downgrade or upgrade it, there's a possibility of a "deadspot." Actually, I wanted to downgrade or upgrade my unit coz I wasn't able to play donwloaded games and UMD games are so expensive. Hope you can help me. Thanks.

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Re: "Deadspot" PSP


The official Sony firmwares don't let you play downloaded/back up games.

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