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 y'all running firmware 2.71. Considering the technical proficiency this guy is capable of, shouldn't he be hired by Sony by now?
[Thanks, ldd. Via MaxConsole]
Fake downgrader angers homebrew community
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 1)
12-27-2006 @ 6:30PM
I'm at 3.03 and I'm planning to stop there. I hope there will be something useful coming soon for 3.03.
12-27-2006 @ 9:53PM
You are welcome Andrew...
(Nevertheless, the real credit goes to Dark_alex and those who helped him...)
I hope ta-082 users are happy now...
Now my friends can and will buy a psp...
12-27-2006 @ 10:05PM
I LVOE THIS MAN! MY WAIT IS OVER! IM SO FRIGGEN HAPPY!
12-27-2006 @ 10:55PM
Well, not quite what I want (as far as I can tell, this won't work for FW 2.81 users) but it's a step closer, at least. I have high hopes...I want to play GBA games on my PSP!
If Dark_Alex is reading this: thank you and keep up the excellent work!
12-28-2006 @ 12:32AM
Unfortunately, it has already bricked a psp.
12-28-2006 @ 8:44AM
Read carefully the instructions.
Current success list: 5 of 5.
12-28-2006 @ 4:35PM
who is this peson that bricked his psp, did he not follow the instructions? i followed them aexactly and im 1.5
12-28-2006 @ 6:32PM
Woot! Downgraded my TA-082 last night to 1.5 and installed the 3.02-SEB firmware. Already ripped my copy of PSX Gran Turismo and I've been playing that all afternoon. Its almost better on the PSP than it was on a TV. :)
Dark Alex is a god.
12-28-2006 @ 10:19PM
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*sigh* And this comes after I upgraded from 2.71 to 2.8->3.3 for MG:PO. :(
12-29-2006 @ 4:27AM
When Will Dark_Alex Come up with a downgrader for FW 2.81 coz i made a stupid move by updateing to 2.81 and i cant DOWNGRADE HELP ME
12-29-2006 @ 6:32PM
This has taught me valuable lesson. NEVER give up hope on going homebrew. No I just have to wait for a 3.01 compatible downgrader. I might just try this one and see if it works.
12-29-2006 @ 9:37PM
Michael Chomiczewski said...
Not even 2 days after the original downgrader was released - some kind people put together 'easy installer' version of it that copies all necessary files in one single step onto the PSP. Makes for much faster process.
I tried it and it worked just fine. Downgraded my TA-082 to 1.50 and then promptly got the 3.02SE-B on it. Wow - what a difference from devhook 0.51 in emulation mode!
I was a bit hesitant to go for it because, well, if it ain't broke don't fix it. Why risk bricking a perfectly good PSP if emulated devhook worked good enough - just a bit tedious at times? But I did it any way and I guess I will not be looking back ;-) I tired the original Metal Gear Solid and it loaded just fine. If I ever finish MGS Portable Ops - perhaps I will give that game a try. Brings back some memories ;-)
#9 - ouch. Why? MGS-PO works just fine on emulated 3.01 (running from 2.71 with HEN-D and devhook 0.51 for 2.71 etc).
#11 - don't do it. Or should I say - don't waste your time. The only way to do the downgrade is by first running HEN-D. That won't work on anything other than 2.71...
1-08-2007 @ 8:55PM
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>> #9 - ouch. Why? MGS-PO works just fine on emulated 3.01 (running from 2.71 with HEN-D and devhook 0.51 for 2.71 etc).
Because my PSP is TA-082 and the hour before this news dropped I just went: "F(bleep) it, it's not like homebrewers are going to get around to doing TA-082." The irony is delicious.
Besides, I didn't really feel like doing the Hen-D/Devhook yoga that was the solution until this came along. Which pretty much closed the deal on upgrading to 2.8. I did 3.0-.3 for PSX compat. Fat load of good this did.
1-27-2007 @ 4:16AM
2-03-2007 @ 9:03AM
hi sir any one know how can i downgrade my psp 2.81 ta-082 . i need your help email me:[email protected]