Homebrew users will rejoice at the release of the newest version of M33. The newest release promises to have most functionality of Sony's latest firmware release, but also gives users the ability to launch homebrew applications and mods. A big new feature in this release is the ability to use a Network Update-styled interface to automatically upgrade to later versions of this CFW. To download the update, and get instructions on how to use the program, visit Dark_Alex's website
You will need to download firmware 3.80 from Sony's official website
in order to use this installer. Please note that use of any hacks to your system will void its warranty. Do not attempt installing custom firmware without carefully reading all instructions. This update will not
work on PSPs with official firmware.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 3)
1-14-2008 @ 10:10AM
I'm too scared to use CFW on my PSP. I don't want to brick it.
1-14-2008 @ 10:23AM
You could always use Pandora's battery to unbrick it.
1-14-2008 @ 11:34AM
Tim Parsons said...
,.Coward ,. it's not that hard,. if you can play a video game you can do this
1-14-2008 @ 1:26PM
Yeah, thankfully the pandora battery method is also a bad flash recovery method.
I must've bricked my new psp slim three times before my flash to 3.71m33 was successful (few weeks ago).
These weren't problems with the pandora method (battery hard-mod) or the firmware... it was something different (and way too complicated) that y'all normally woulnd't have to deal with.
If you don't want to deal with making your own pandora battery, you can always buy a Datel Tool battery (if you're a tool :D)
1-14-2008 @ 10:38AM
Gah, I'm still stuck on OFW.
They need to create a way to get this without a pandora battery :l
1-14-2008 @ 1:27PM
Datel has a pre-Pandora'd battery, and you can make the memory stick easily yourself.
1-14-2008 @ 10:38AM
I just up graded to 3.80 m33 just now. It went pretty fast and its easy to do. YEAHHHHHHH! now i can do remote play from work and start my demos on thursdays so they'll be done when I get home. Hell yeah. M33 is the best. I need to send them some money for all the hard work.
1-14-2008 @ 8:16PM
And what kept you from doing so using the official firmware?
1-14-2008 @ 10:47AM
I'm getting the 3.80 update, silly me for only putting DaX's app on my PSP!
I tell ya, without CFW I wouldn't have a PSP. Emulators, multidisc POPs and Cave Story melt my world away.
1-14-2008 @ 11:05AM
Van Faulk said...
Can you link to a step by step guide on how to upgrade? A freind got me CFW so I've never actually done it myself.
1-14-2008 @ 11:13AM
booo! Down with homebrew!
1-14-2008 @ 11:30AM
Tim Parsons said...
1-14-2008 @ 6:52PM
Yes, but if Sony are only gong to add features to PSP Slim, like Skype, then now is the perfect time to go to Homebrew like me.
1-14-2008 @ 11:18AM
so....if i wanted to put this on my psp and im running sony 3.8 firmware i still have to do the pandora battery??
1-14-2008 @ 11:50AM
yes... if you are running Official FW from sony you need to downgrade first then install this. If you've never used Custom Firmware you need to downgrade first.
1-14-2008 @ 12:17PM
Hi,ive got psp on official firmware 3.80,is there any way to downgrade it to 1.5? please reply somone
1-14-2008 @ 12:34PM
People need to read comments. You need a Pandora battery to install a CFW. It's easy enough that I, coming from no PSP background at all managed to install a CFW using a fat PSP to a brand new slim PSP in the space of 30 minutes.
1-14-2008 @ 12:51PM
So is this guys site down? I can't get to it.
1-14-2008 @ 1:39PM
What if I format my PSP, will that bring it back to a previous firmware?
1-14-2008 @ 1:47PM
Surprisingly enough, I used to have CFW then I decided to go back to the OFW, dunno why :S...I guess it's cause I'm considering buying a PS3 and would like to have the latest updates fast + all I do on my PSP is play games, so I always buy originals to keep the devs motivated...