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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...

September 10th 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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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...

August 23rd 2007 at 7:25pm 0 Comments
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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...

June 27th 2007 at 2:55pm 0 Comments
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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 th...

June 26th 2007 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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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...

January 30th 2007 at 3:25am 0 Comments
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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 r...

January 28th 2007 at 9:35pm 0 Comments
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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, "ho...

January 24th 2007 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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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....

January 15th 2007 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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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...

December 27th 2006 at 5:10pm 0 Comments
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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...

December 24th 2006 at 11:10am 0 Comments
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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...

December 20th 2006 at 3:20pm 0 Comments
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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...

October 3rd 2006 at 8:30pm 0 Comments