Guide to 3.0x OE-x Recovery Mode
I just wanted to make a little guide explaining all the options in the Recovery Mode.
Also I wanted to share tips on how to use it effectively.
In order to boot into recovery mode, you must completely turn off your PSP.
When you turn your PSP back on, you must hold the R trigger.
Recovery Mode should now load.
This will toggle normal USB mode so that you will be able to transfer files to and from the PSP.
This is NOT the USB to flash0/1 option.
Run Program at /PSP/GAME/RECOVERY/EBOOT.PBP
If you ever want to downgrade your PSP back to 1.50 or whatever, this is the option you would use.
Simply download the Generic Downgrader, set up all the files correctly, then drop all the files into the RECOVERY folder.
Then select this option and it should start normally.
NOTE: You can actually use any program in the RECOVERY folder. It doesn't have to necessarily be a downgrader.
For example, you can place the pspfiler eboot into the Recovery Folder to re-flash individual files.
Usually, there is a "flasher for recovery folder" in every release but I haven't seen one for a while. It is found in the 3.02 OE installation package and is safe to use on 3.03 OE.
Leave Recovery Mode and reboot. It saves changes upon exit.
Recovery Mode --> Configuration
Skip SCE logo
Skip the Sony Corporation logo when coldbooting (turning on) the PSP.
Hide Corrupt Icons
Hide those pesky corrupt icons shown in the GAME --> Memory Stick area.
Game folder homebrew
This is where you change the kernel that is loaded.
Enable this option to load/play ISOs without a UMD disc.
There are compatibility problems with this option.
Certain games will crash at certain places. Others won't load at all.
So if you have the UMD disc (which so many of you claim) USE IT!
Change the region code of your PSP.
The only noticable difference that I know of is the change in Japan.
If anyone else knows any differences between the regions please tell me.
Free UMD Region
Enable it to play Video UMDs regardless of region code.
Recovery Mode --> Advanced
Toggle USB (flash0)
It turns on USB mode but with flash0 loaded instead of the memory stick.
With this option you should be able to quickly and easily change files on flash0.
WARNING: Do not delete folders such as flash0:/kd, flash0:/kn, or flash0:/vsh/module.
Deleting those folders or files within them can cause bricks which may damage Recovery Mode.
Toggle USB (flash1)
Enable USB mode with flash1 mounted instead of the memory stick.
Again, you will be able to write directly to flash1 from your computer.
System critical files aren't usually kept here but take precautions as if it was flash0.
Try to safely eject the PSP from your computer on Mac and *nix systems or "Safely Remove Hardware" on Windows computers just to make sure errors aren't produced.
Recovery Mode --> Advanced --> Advanced Configuration
Plain Modules in UMD/ISO
Enable this option if you are not able to load prxs during gameplay.
Execute BOOT.BIN in UMD/ISO
Use isofs driver also in UMD-inserted mode
Again no idea. Any help would be appreciated.
Speed in XMB
Set the speed in the XMB, VSH, PSP main menu, etc. Its all the same place
Speed in UMD/ISO
Set the CPU Speed while playing a game.
Recovery Mode --> Plugins
This is where you enable/disable your various PRXs.
In order for your plugins to be listed in this menu they must be in at least one of these txt files which are supposed to be in ms0:/seplugins. Yes seplugins. Not a typo.
- vsh.txt - XMB, PSP main menu
- game.txt - UMD/ISO
- pops.txt - PSX emulator
Plugins are shown as:
plugin name/location | area to be loaded | Status
A prx can be listed in multiple txt files.
Recovery Mode --> Registry Hacks
Change the confirmation button in the XMB and Games.
Options can only be Cross (X) or Circle
Activate WMA playback without connecting to the Internet
Activate Flash Player
Activate Flash Player without connecting to the Internet
TIPS AND TRICKS
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