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How to upgrade my psp version 3.72 to version 3.9?

Hello gud am,
i would like to know how to upgrade my psp to version 3.9 so i can use my memory stick to put games instead of umd?thank you so much

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  • gizmo89 Jun 19, 2008

    how can i update my slim psp ver3.71 to 3.80 or higher

  • ray2hardy Jul 17, 2008

    how can i upgrade my psp version from 3.60 to 3.70 or 3.71

  • momochua3030 Jul 19, 2008

    my psp slim was version 3.71 i would like up grade or down it as long as i can play any game on dmemory stick instead of UMD disk. my email was momochua3030@hotmail.com tq bro

  • Anonymous Jul 26, 2008

    I'm using 3.52. May I know how to upgrade 3.52 to 3.9?

  • Anonymous Jul 29, 2008

    I noticed that i had games on my memory stick after putting it inside my bro's PSP. My system version is 3.52 and ma bro's own is 3.72 and he can play the games on my memory stick and on his. I need help desperately.Thanks . DJ

  • geraldallain Aug 06, 2008

    same problem

  • luigicks_23 Aug 11, 2008

    i want to ask if my psp is 3.90 version is there a possibility to have a problem,i have encountered a problem wen i put my nickname on system setting it run so fast..wat will i do?

  • natalie_V83 May 11, 2010

    i just downgraded my psp and know i need help to update it to 4.01. i don't have internet so i can't find help. when i try to update it it says either ( a dns error has occured) or (the connection was broken). i you can help my psp from it ending up in the garbage plz help.!?

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How do i upgrade my psp

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As angelitoserr said,you need to downgrade your PSPs using something called a Pandora's Battery.
Unless you know someone with firmware 1.5 or is running custom firmware,you will probably have to hardmod a battery (possible fire hazard).
ive been hacking psps for about 2 years,and i know this process far too well.
also,you can go to live.skikarl.com for psp help,as we have people that should be there round the clock ready to help you :D.

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Kabag mka na nuh

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UMMM you don't need to upgrade you need to downgrade. Once you downgrade you can actually go ahead and upgrade to a custom firmware wich are the ones that allow you to do that and much more. If you really want to know how to do this and are still interested please send me an email at angelitoseriv@gmail.com. I say email because its a long process and i would need to ask you some questions about your psp and other stuff to so if you want more help send me a message with psp info as the tittle.

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HOW TO UPFRADE THE PSP?


Hello. It is very simple do to this. You should only follow my steps:

First of all, you have to download a file name called EBOOT.PBP (psp upgrade) which is located HERE
Save it on your desktop and do not rename the file.
Plug in your USB cable and go to your PSP's System Settings and on the second from the top press X on USB CONNECT. Go to "My Computer" and click on Removable disk. Here it should be a folder named PSP followed by a subfolder called GAME. Enter this folder, create a new folder and name it UPDATE (in caps without spaces). In the folder you have just created, move (copy - paste) EBOOT.PBP here from your desktop. Also, if there is no GAME folder, you have to create it in the folder "PSP". Be carefully! Remove your hardware and fully charge your PSP and plug it on the wall. Go to Games Area and choose Memory Stick by pressing X. You will see now PSP Update version
*. **. Press PSP Update version *. ** (it will only clear your screen for a couple seconds). Press Start if you want to upgrade. Go to User Agreement and start the upgrade process. While it's started, do not touch your PSP. Leave it somewhere until the upgrade is done.

I hope I helped you!

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I cant play the game in memory stick..


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I upgrade my psp in version 5.01, now i cant play my games


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Hope this helps.

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Is psp2004pb can play games in memory stick?


psp can only play games using the UMD drive, you can only play game demos using the memory stick.
Upgrade your psp firmware version to 5.00, it adds playstation store to the psp where you can buy and download full games onto your psp, all you need to do is create an account using the playstation store on your psp if you upgrade it to 5.00.

Use this link to help you upgrade you psp to 5.00
http://www.us.playstation.com/Support/SystemUpdates/PSP
don't forget to download psp media manager 3.00 on your pc.
use this link for psp media manager.
http://www.us.playstation.com/psn/mediamanager?LC-lps&FTTR=PSP_mediamanager_bottomleft_mediamanagerdetailpage

Good Luck. if you hacve questions write back.

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I upgrade my psp in version 5.01, now i cant play my games


HELLO! There's no need to downgrade ur PSP. If u have upgraded ur PSP from the official site and a official firmware has been installed on to ur PSP, it won't execute games(ISO,CSO) from ur memory stick. It will only run games from the UMD. If u want to run ur games from a memory stick u have to install a CUSTOM FIRMWARE. Try www.psp-hacks.com these guys have many softwares on their site. Dont worry its not that hard to put a Custom firmware onto ur PSP. 

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Do i have to upgrade my psp version to use the memory stick?


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after formatting it should work

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How to downgrade psp v5.01 to 3.80


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Nov 02, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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How to downgrade my psp ???


Dangers of downgrading
  1. Know that downgrading your PSP voids the warranty and can be quite dangerous to your hardware.
  2. Downgrading often requires upgrading: You can only use a downgrader that goes from one firmware version to another, so most users will need to update their PSP to at least version 2.0 (USA) in order to then downgrade it to 1.5 or 1.0.
Find your firmware
  1. Determine which version of the PSP operating system you are currently running:
    1. Navigate to the main menu on your PSP.
    2. Select Settings -> System Settings -> System Information.
    3. Look for System Software Version X.XX. Where X.XX is the version number of your PSP firmware.
    4. Now you will know which downloader and/or updater you will need.
      • Note that any version greater than 1.51 will prevent you from running Homebrew and other independent applications.
Use the tools
  1. Be aware that your firmware updater and associated tools are located on the Memory card.
  2. Know that there are many tools to downgrade your PSP, depending on the version number of your firmware:
    1. Version 2.0 and 2.01 can be downgraded with Easy Downgrader.
    2. Versions 3.0 to 3.03 can be downgraded [here]
    3. Search Google for other downgraders.
The .tiff image hack
  1. Be aware that the hack below is dangerous. The developers who first found this hack bricked-up (destroyed) 6 PSP units before they got it working. A single miss-step can brick your machine and make it the most expensive coaster available. Please use at your own risk. These instructions will, however, technically allow you to downgrade any PSP that can display .tiff images.
  2. Know that this process is for downgrading from 2.0 to a lower version. If you have a higher version you will need different software, and if you are running 1.51 or 1.52 you will need to upgrade to 2.0 before you can downgrade to 1.5
  3. Download the original 1.50 EBOOT updater, version 1.5
  4. Download MPHDowngrader. Be absolutely sure it is version 1.0.0.
  5. Connect your PSP to your PC via USB cable.
  6. Go to the directory /PSP/GAME/ on your memory stick.
  7. Create a sub-directory named UPDATE which must be in uppercase.
  8. Obtain the EBOOT.PBP file from the updater.
  9. Copy the downloaded PBP file into the UPDATE directory.
  10. Download the MPHDowngrader and unzip the program.
    • Inside the package you will find a Photo folder with an image inside named overflow.tif.
  11. Drop overflow.tif into your /PSP/PHOTO/ folder.
  12. Place both h.bin and index.dat in the root of your Memory Stick.
  13. Disconnect your PSP from your computer and plug in the AC adapter.
  14. Navigate to Photo and then Memory Stick via the PSP's menu system and start scrolling down through your photos until you reach the overflow.tif picture.
  15. Everything will freeze, the screen will turn black and fuzzy white text will appear.
    • If your PSP freezes without going to this black text screen, then hold the power button for about 10 seconds until the PSP shuts down, then hit the power button again to start it back up. Repeat this step until you get that black screen.
  16. Hold the power button for about 10 seconds until the PSP powers off.
  17. Hit the power button again. Your PSP will start up.
    • Navigate to your System Information, and you'll discover that your PSP thinks it is running version firmware 1.0. It isn't, gthough, and you cannot yet run Homebrew.
  18. Navigate to Game -> Memory Stick, hit the X button, and navigate to the 1.5 updater.
    • Make sure you have your PSP plugged in or the upgrade won't work.
  19. Click the X button and update like you normally would. At the end of the upgrade you will receive an error saying that the upgrade failed and to contact Sony. Ignore this and again force your PSP to power off and reboot.
    • After the PSP reboots, you will receive an error screen in multiple languages. Find your language and read the corresponding line. It notes that your preferences are lost and that you need only hit the O button to restore some default settings.
  20. Hit the O button.
  21. The PSP will start back up and you will go through the initial setup like the day when you first bought your PSP. Do so and then go to the system info pane again, where you will see that you are running version 1.5.
  22. Run homebrew at will.

[edit] Tips
  • For a new firmware version to be downgradable crackers first have to decrypt any new security or authentication measures, and then create a downloader. This can take some time and is a process of constant change as new versions are released. If you attempting to downgrade a fully updated or brand new PSP you will need to work with the latest version of the firmware, current version 3.5 in the USA.
  • Downgrade Your Psp to Version 1.5 just Using Your Psp Battery

[edit] Warnings
  • There are many web sites out there that will sell you videos or instructions, but beware, the information is available and the tools needed are free or shareware.
  • Do this at your own risk. This technique was created by modders and might not be 100 percent reliable. It may also void the warranty for your PSP.
  • Anti-virus scanner and software will often identify PBP as potentially malicious. You may need to temporarily disable these security measures to obtain the updates.

[edit] Things You'll Need
  • PSP
  • USB cable
  • Microsoft Windows ™ computer with usb support
  • Internet connection

Mar 26, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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Upgrading firmware


if you downloaded the new version, you should just run the update under the the memory stick in the games section. there is no need to downgrade ever.

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