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PSP with corrupt/unofficial firmware 3.03 OE-C (Code DADADADA)

I have recently purchased a second hand psp. However, it has a corrupt/unofficial firmware version 3.03 OE-C on it. When trying to download latest firmware the code (DADADADA) is displayed. I have tried to format memory stick and restore to factory settings, but this does not work. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated as I have bought my son the new Ben 10 game for his birthday which, unless this problem is resolved, he will be unable to play. Many Thanks

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  • DURANGOJWA Mar 27, 2008

    I got a used psp classic off ebay and it has 3.03 oe-c. Then i got god of war and i cant get an update, i can download the update but it wont install. How can i get the junk firmware off and get it to factory settings??

  • oh happy day May 11, 2008

    i have been Update the latest psp version from the internet but the applications tell me that th game could not be start (DADADADA) Plz help .

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    I bought my psp a little over a year ago when i was working in china. its new, but they guy said he would make it able to play other things as well. Until i bought patapon on saturday, all my official games worked fine. but now i tried updating and nothin works. someone told me get them on the internet but i really dont understand this stuff, i just want to play my game.

    anyways, if anyone can give me a step by step guide on how to fix this problem it would be apreciated a lot. thanks

    i have v. 3.4 (unofficial?)

  • the4thpelayi Sep 24, 2008

    I have the 3.03 OE-C (Code DADADADA) problem and could not upgrade my psp alone with new games.

  • Bulletboy Oct 30, 2008

    I have an 3.40 oea firmware and tryed to update to 5.01. I have games in iso's and cso's on the computer and some dont work. Thought solving would be update but cant even do that please help. (DADADADA)

  • wyattkilgore Dec 28, 2008

    i baught a new game and the psp wont let me update just gives me the dadadada code



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Try to upgrade it 3.52 first and then jump to the latest 3.90. If you want to keep a CFW then check out for more info.

Worst case you might have to 'unbrick' it with a Pandora's battery. See for a really good guide on how to make your own safely and the steps needed to 'unbrick' a corrupt PSP.

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