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For homebrew enthusiasts with TA-082 or newer motherboards, who have a patched idstorage key and cannot upgrade their 3.11 firmware to 3.50 to use the 3.50 downgrader, and don't have access to Pandora's Battery, team N00bz has a solution for your extremely specific problem. Their new 3.11 downgrader...

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September 10, 2007 at 3:30PM
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The constant back and forth between PSP hackers and Sony's firmware upgraders may finally be over, with victory going to the hackers. The folks over at N00bz have released Pandora's battery, a downloadable exploit that creates a memory stick and battery combo that can downgrade any PSP back to the e...

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After showing the world that Lumines can be used to unlock homebrew on the Sony PSP's latest firmware upgrade, and thus increasing sales of the classic puzzler 59-fold, the folks at Noobz! have released a v3.50 downgrader that uses the newfound exploit. All you need is a US or EU version of Lumines...

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Much to the dismay of Sony, it appears that the homebrew community has finally created a downgrader for firmware 3.50. With almost any copy of Lumines, PSP owners will be able to have their systems revert back to an older firmware. Visit N00bz for the complete directions, but make note of one of t...

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Just days after Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories was again used to compromise Sony's PSP firmware (v3.03), a new downgrader application has been released. Those wishing to return -- perhaps for the first time -- to the storied glory of firmware v1.50 need only this trusty guide, Eboots of firm...

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Finally, you can downgrade your 3.03 PSP to homebrew-friendly 1.50. You will need the following: Unpatched GTA: Liberty City Stories 1.50 firmware 3.03 firmware 3.03 downgrader You can find more info at Noobz. Remember: you are downgrading at your own risk, and no one can be held responsi...

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A public message announcement from the PSP Fanboy team: Stop asking if you can downgrade your system. Currently, downgraders only work for PSPs with firmware 2.80 or below. Constantly leaving comments about downgrading from 3.03 will not get responses. So, what are you supposed to do then? N00bz, "h...

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Some people are wary that the use of downgraders will leave their systems essentially useless, or "bricked" as they say. The process isn't the simplest to follow, and copying over system files is always a dangerous thing. However, the homebrew team at N00bz have created the "safest" downgrader yet. ...

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Homebrew enthusiasts know that there's a special kind of PSP that can't downgrade... until now. Some PSPs have a TA-082 motherboard which prevents downgrading to a homebrew-capable firmware, but whiz-kid Dark_Alex seems to have worked his programming magic yet again and has created a downgrader for ...

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There's always someone out there that updated their PSP, only to regret it moments later. Well, for those of you that have been patient enough not to upgrade past 2.80, an "easy" way of downgrading to homebrew-compatible 1.50 has been released. This guide from PSP Vault will help you every step of t...

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Downgraders are popular in the PSP homebrew scene, as they can revert a PSP to an earlier firmware which can more readily play homebrew applications. However, one type of motherboard prevents such modifications: the TA-082. When someone called dark_thug released a downgrader for TA-082 PSPs, people ...

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Some modern PSPs are manufactured with hardware that prevented downgrading to older firmware. They can be identified by opening the UMD drive and looking inside: if numbers appear inside (pictured right), then the system was unable to downgrade... that is, until now. Programmer 0okm has developed So...

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A lot of you seem confused about the whole 2.71 downgrading process. Thankfully, Xtrusion has made a super-simple way for the less technically inclined to downgrade their PSPs. Simply visit his website, and get the "Full" installer for 2.71 PSPs. Once again, make sure you don't have a TA-82 PSP or ...

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Downgraders allow people who regret having upgraded their PSP firmware to take a step back in time. Previous downgraders only worked up to 2.5 firmware, but today's downgrader will work with PSPs, firmware 2.71. This program takes advantage of the libtiff exploit uncovered a few days ago and is prov...

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Homebrew can be a little confusing and intimidating. So, I guess it's a little understandable when tons of confused people write comments in the blog, having absolutely no idea what the latest libtiff exploit does. Sure, they could've read the article, or even the helpful comments, but remember: I'...

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Chalk the tardiness of reporting this up to the holiday, but the final version of the 2.50/2.60 downgrader has been released to the eager PSP homebrew community, one who's strength already rivals that of your favorite super hero. Of course, it goes without saying that attempting to utilize this pro...

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Stream of consciousness video game blogging: Ron Gilbert leads to ScummVM leads to PSP firmware 'sploits. Kicking a 2.50 or 2.60 might get you lots of fancy things like RSS support, but you lose a lot of great homebrew. Two hackers, Hitchhikr and Dark_Alex, have managed to discover an exploit and c...

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So if you made the "mistake" of upgrading your PSP to firmware version 2.5 or 2.6 just to find out that your precious homebrew would no longer load, it seems you now have a questionably-legal way to downgrade back to version 1.5 and all the emulation fun that goes along with it. Several forums ded...

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