Updating to cfw 5 00 m33
) Installing Hellcat's Recovery Flasher First Download from HERE -or- On 1.50 - Copy both folders from inside the 1.50 folder contained within the download to: Then download the 3.71 3.80 3.90 4.01 or 5.00 Update and copy to the root of the memory stick renamed as 3.71. NOTES: If your power light is flashing just wait this is normal! NOTES - Any operations that flash files to a PSP come with a risk.
Optionally Making and Restoring flash0/1 Backups Flash0/1 (NAND File) Backups can be made from the "Backup Flash content" menu, if one exists you can overwrite it or create a new backup. PBP update from the same firmware renamed appropriately (ex. I nor the author of the program are responsible for anything that happens.
This tutorial is providing you with 3 different ways on upgrading your custom firmware: DOWNGRADING/UPGRADING TIPS: Before any upgrade/downgrade, a few things to keep in mind, Charge ur battery so its 100% full, AC power plugged in when you run the upgrade/downgrade, backup any valuable files/savedata from your psp, restore psp to default settings, format memstick before coping files to psp, remove any umd from your psp, read readme file, NEVER TURN OFF PSP DURING DOWNGRADE/UPGRADE!
( : Have your battery fully charged or with AC plugged in : ) If you're PSP's Custom FW is 3.52M33, you need patch 3 or 4 installed before u can continue upgrading to any higher custom firmware.
Straight up Hellcat's Recovery Flasher (1.50) can do the following: - Flash 3.71/3.80/3.90/4.01/5.00 M33 from the M33 Recovery Menu or Time Machine - Take 1.50/SE/OE/M33/GEN firmwares straight to 3.71/3.80/3.90/4.01/5.00 M33 - Make/Restore flash0, flash1 and PSN Activation Backups. You can just keep that on there then.) NOTES: Never run the recovery version outside of the folder specified or it will fail (Additionally there is an elf menu version for those of you wanting it on your pandora stick).
- Launch other programs from itself (Such as nandtool! Using Hellcat's Recovery Flasher 1.50, SE, OE requires the program be started from the XMB otherwise on M33 or GEN you can run it from Recovery or XMB. Select Flash/Restore complete FW from backup and chooser the backup you wish to flash and click on Let's go.
Most people know of the famous pandora battery technique which will unbrick and/or downgrade a psp's firmware. All should not be lost if you have the means to reinstall the custom firmware.
If the option already reads Disabled, then there's probably a good chance that the custom firmware has never been updated by download direct to the PSP and it's still cool to go to the next step. Highlight Back and click X (back to top menu) then highlight Exit and click X.
3.52M33-4 patch download: 3.52M33-4 patch Install, then run it afterwards!