I just joined this site, as it seems like an excellent place to try out all this PSP homebrew stuff that's going around these days.
I need some advice and explanation of the terminology that's going on around here.
I have a problem, I stupidly upgrade the official firmware to 3.71 a month back, and I'm really annoyed I did it :Cry:
I've got a PSP fat (PSP-1003) and will not be doing any more official firmware updates.
The reason I did it is because I use my PSP to watch video, and there was an official firmware I updated to a while back, that suddenly meant I could use a VIDEO folder on the memory stick rather than the MP_ROOT folder or whatever it was. That was the last useful firmware update I did.
So I'm stupid and stuck on 3.71 - so the only way to downgrade from that is to use the Pandora's battery technique. I'm still thinking about that though, and whether to go for it just yet.
Shame I didn't leave it on 3.50... then I could just do this:
Anyway, here's some stuff I need to learn about...
1) So you downgrade to 1.50, but then I've heard loads of talk about custom firmwares, they sound very cool.
What are the main / best / most reliable custom firmwares out there?
Do they constantly get updated with new/cool features?
2) I love the idea of running some Emus on my PSP.
SNES, GBA, N64 would be the main ones I'm interested in. Do these exist?
Are these available for the v1.50, or do you need a custom firmware?
3) If I downgrade, and install a custom firmware, I'm guessing I can still run PSP games from UMDs and also play MP4 video files.
Or can I only do that with the official firmwares?
4) It'd be cool to read PDF / text files on the screen, ebook style. Anyone know if that's possible?
Basically, can I do everything that the official f/w does, but loads more stuff as well?
Does it affect the battery usage by running custom firmwares? Or is it roughly the same.
I'd love to be able to have all these emulators and other software running on my PSP - guess I've just got to decide whether I want to sacrifice a battery to do Pandoras Battery.
Or I might wait a few months and see if anyone comes up with another method.
Looking forward to hearing your expert advice / opinions. It's all a bit new to me this stuff for the PSP so I don't really know where to start.