How to crack a PSP 1000, 2000 and 3000 model?

The Sony PSP is a trendy handheld gaming device. Many people out there owning a PSP are interested in cracking their PSP. Why? Gamers want to unleash its real power and hacking PSP for anything like flash PSP games. In this post, we are guiding you on how to crack a PSP 1000, 2000, and 3000 model?

How to crack a PSP 1000, 2000, and 3000 model?

  1. Install Firmware version 6.6
  2. Common section to crack PSP 1000-3000 models
  3. Crack a PSP 3000 and PSP 2000 (with TA-088v3 Motherboard)

Before proceeding further, I would like to mention that ‘Cracking your PSP’ or ‘PSP crack’ means ‘Installing Custom Firmware’ on your PSP. It allows you to use a lot of Homebrew Applications and Games on your PSP through the Memory Stick. Some people also like to call it Hack PSP.

All the models follow the same procedure initially, but later change their course a bit. For your convenience and understanding, I will cover the standard part first and then different elements later.

Standard part to crack a PSP 1000, 2000, and 3000 model?

This part applies to the PSP 1000, 2000, and 3000. It is the first stage in the process of cracking and hence relevant to all the PSPs mentioned above. Follow these steps to hack PSP 1000, 2000, and 3000.

1] Official Firmware:

Make sure that you are on Official Firmware (OFW) Version 6.60. If not, then you should update your PSP device to Original Firmware Version 6.60.

Now you need to download a file named 6.60 PRO-B10. Search for it on the Internet, and you should be able to find it very quickly. This one is compatible with the PSP chip.

2] Install 6.60 PRO-B10.

This file is available as a ZIP or a RAR file. Extract the contents of the file, and you should get three folders named PROUPDATE, FastRecovery, and CIPL_Flasher.

  • Now connect your PSP to the computer, and your memory sticks copy all the above three folders to the PSP -> GAME folder.
  • Disconnect your PSP from the computer, and on your PSP, go to GAME -> MEMORY STICK and Press X.
  • You should see the three files from the folders you just copied.
  • First, run the file named PROUPDATE by pressing X.
  • On the screen that comes up, press X and then press X again to start the PROUPDATE.
  • Your PSP will not restart, and the Custom Firmware (CFW) will be installed on it.
  • To check this, go to SETTINGS -> SYSTEM SETTINGS -> SYSTEM INFORMATION.
  • There in the field of System Software, it should say ‘6.60 PRO-B10’.

So this means you have successfully installed CFW on your PSP. It also completes the standard part of the PSP cracking process.

Now depending on the PSP model you have, it is time to finish the process accordingly. Follow the steps below, depending on your PSP model.

How to crack a PSP 1000 and PSP 2000 (with Non-TA-088v3 Motherboard):

How to crack a PSP 1000, 2000 and 3000 model

  1. On your PSP, go to GAME -> MEMORY STICK again and Press X.
  2. This time select CIPL_FLASHER and press X.
  3. On the screen that follows press X again, followed by O.
  4. Your device should restart again.
  5. Now again, head to the location I mentioned above and check whether it says ‘6.60 PRO-B10’ (PSP modded firmware) in the field for System Software.
  6. If it does, it means you have successfully cracked your PSP with Permanent CFW.

By the way, you guys do not need the FastRecovery file at all. So once you have finished the process, connect your PSP to the computer, go to your Memory Stick and delete the three folders that we have copied.

How to crack a PSP 3000 and PSP 2000 (with TA-088v3 Motherboard):

How to crack a PSP 3000 and PSP 2000 (with TA-088v3 Motherboard)

  1. On your PSP, go to GAME -> MEMORY STICK again and Press X.
  2. Select FastRecovery and press X.
  3. Your device should restart again.
  4. You are almost done. By the way, you do not need the CIPL_FLASHER file at all.
  5. So once you have finished the process, connect your PSP to the computer, go to your Memory Stick and delete the folders PROUPDATE and CIPL_FLASHER, but DO NOT delete FastRecovery.

It is because the PSP 3000 and the Second Version PSP 2000 cannot be permanently cracked. Your CFW will go away once you Restart your device. Hence whenever you do restart your PSP or due to any other reason you see that your CFW has been erased, you have to rerun the FastRecovery file. Your CFW will be back.

By the way, if you have a PSP 2000 and are confused about whether your device has a TA-088v3 Motherboard or not, there are many ways to check that out, but there are no guaranteed methods. To check whether your PSP 2000 contains a TA-088v3 Motherboard or not you should try these methods:

1] OFW Version when you bought the PSP

If you remember, the OFW was present on your PSP by default when you purchased it. So the next step is to check whether it is 4.01 or not. If it is, then there is a very high chance that you have this motherboard.

2] Identification Letter of your PSP

If you do have the Box of your PSP, then check for the label that has some barcodes on it and lines like these:

  • PSP 2000 CW
  • 100v
  • G

So if you have a letter G, then again, there is a high probability that you have this motherboard.

3] Date Code

Remove the Battery of your PSP and check for the Date Code on the Panel. If it says 8C or 8D, then there is a very high chance of your device having this motherboard.

Anyways, if you are not able to find out what motherboard your PSP has or if you do not want to take any risks, then use the ‘Second Method’ where we only use the FastRecovery. That way you won’t damage your device.

4 comments

  1. My PSP was already updated to 6.61. So will this process work ony PSP? If no, what is the other way I can crack my PSP?

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