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How to put applications and homebrew games on your PSP

Ever wonder how your friend turned his PSP into a PDA or a calculator, or even a 3-D modeler? Find out how! (Requires Custom Firmware.)
 
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Step 1: Hooking up your PSP.

First, connect your cables to your PSP and computer. Go to Settings --> Usb Connection to connect your PSP. Your computer will detect the PSP and it (should) automatically open the root menu of your PSP.

Step 3: Putting the applications on your psp.

Downloading some Applications first would help. A great place is PSP-Homebrew. Download what you think is useful and interesting, and go to the GAME folder in your PSP.

G:/PSP---> GAME

What you want to do, is click and drag the application's folders to the GAME folder. If the application has one folder that contains another folder (in which the second folder has all the files), delete the first folder and keep the second. If you have a folder leading to a folder, your PSP will say it is a Corrupted File.

Step 4: Test and use!

Go to your PSP and hit the Circle Button. It will disconnect from your computer, and then you can test and toy with your applications. They should be under the Game section, in the Memory stick area. If it says "Corrupted Data", then you either have:
-One folder leading to another
-An incomplete download/transfer. Reconnect, delete the file, and try again.
OR
-Your PSP Is not compatible with the application. This means you either need to Update your Custom Firmware or the application just won't run on your psp model (Example: Some applications can't run on PSP Slim/Lite).

Enjoy your homebrew and have fun!
tonyuk12341 year ago
ok
meanbean4 years ago
So is there anything i can do if it says corrupted data?
is it hacked
DR Werty4 years ago
awesome there are some great sites on the web the best is www.pspknowhow.blogspot.com if you need to know or need help this is the site for you.I do psp downgrading and unbricking for people I do it pretty much on a donation basis, you pay shipping and handling both ways plus any donation like a psp game or a memory stick or any video game or money, any way my email is dr_lyons@yahoo.com if you contact me we can discuss the further details
octavian2345 years ago
so what would happen if my psp isnt compattible will the psp not work or just that program work because bigwhitebear18 mentioned that the psp wont work
ReCreate5 years ago
can i put the custom firmware from my psp it has original firmware version 3.72
I don't think this will work at all on the PSP Slim unless you like having a shiny brick. Haven't heard of anyone cracking the slim yet. Great instructable though very easy to follow.
the slim has bee cracked for awhile... way before may
I think it's just the psp 3000, though, not just slim. you can check on the bottom of your psp, the first number of the serial number indicates 1000, 2000, or 3000.
i have the psp slim and i in my instructable i made http://www.instructables.com/id/PSP-downgraderunbricker/?ALLSTEPS i used the psp slim. so yeah i cracked it so yeah that means im one of the first ppl to do it
IH BoNe IH BoNe5 years ago
by the way i made a website it is still being created but i got some things runing on it it is http://www.elitehackers.weebly.com
Well I definitely stand corrected. May just have to try this then. Thanks for the info.
Kaminarukuzu (author)  bigwhitebear185 years ago
I have a PSP slim and I run 3.90 M33 firmware. No bricking 'round here.
They cracked the slim less than a week after it's official North American release.
Same as Kaminarikuzu, just let my friend downgrade it from Official 3.90 using Pandora battery, and now happily running 3.90 M33-3
codongolev5 years ago
for buying memory sticks, I would recommend ebay. now I know what you're thinking, "I heard some guy bought a counterfeit stick off ebay!". but here are some tips to buying off ebay: when looking for a memory stick, type sandisk. sony memory sticks are the most counterfeited sticks out there, so you already cut down your chances. also, look for a very unprofessional photo. if it's a stock photo, they could be selling tons of these, and are therefore more likely to be fakes. look for the photo taken with a cell phone on somebody's living room carpet. not the pro picture. also, check the price to shipping ratio. if their price is low, but they have high shipping, then if you get a fake they can say, "well, I can't refund shipping...: which is what happened to me. lastly, but definitely not least(ly?) make sure they're not coming from hong kong. almost ALL memory sticks coming from hong kong are fake. or , if you want to play it safe, buy at best buy or something. you know, if you want to pay triple the price for peace of mind.
jjsasha5 years ago
. you have to have a pandoras battery if you want to un-brick and mod /downgrade your PSP's. you cant downgrade any PSP with firmware 3.51 or above without the Pandora battery.....I just bought a Pandoras Battery from http://www.pandorasales.com/index.html and i got a great deal cause it came (2days) with the 1 gig magic memory card
fully programmed. I hope this helps
benjgvps5 years ago
This instructable would be nicer if you told people how to install the custom firmware.
It says unbricker/downgrader but it does the job:
http://www.instructables.com/id/PSP-downgraderunbricker/?ALLSTEPS
I have installed the custom firmware ages ago, though this link would help the people who don't have it.
My sentiments exactly. =D
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