Some of the PSPs are completely hackable some are partially (lose CFW on reboot) and some can NOT be hacked at all. Then how to check if the PSP is hackable or not?
If you know your PSP motherboard model it really helps in deciding whether you can install custom firmware on PSP or not. In this PSP guide you’re going to learn how to check your PSP motherboard model in order to hack PSP.
How to Check PSP Motherboard Model
Lets check your PSP motherboard model. In order to check your PSP motherboard model you need to install ChickHEN R2 on your PSP and then install PSPident on PSP that will identify your PSP motherboard model.
You need to install ChickHEN first. Follow the guide linked below:
Assuming that you’ve successfully run ChickHEN R2 on your PSP, now it’s time to install PSP Ident to check your PSP motherboard model.
- Download PSP Ident:
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(Extract the zip file to your computer)
- After loading the ChickHENR2, connect your PSP to your PC in USB Mode. (Memory Stick will appear as a removable drive)
- Copy the PSPIdent folder to the following location on your PSP Memory Stick:
- Now disconnect your PSP and run PSPident 0.4 on your PSP (Game > Memory Stick > PSPident 0.4)
- If ran successfully, your PSP will reboot and will display a black screen with Motherboard model and other PSP info like this:
- Now you can use the information found with PSPident about your PSP to identify if you can hack your PSP or not.
- CHA: Completely Hackable
- PHA: Partially Hackable
Now that if you’ve a completely hackable PSP, you can follow the guide below to install custom firmware on PSP:
For Partially Hackable PSPs (3000, 2000TA-088v3), follow the link below to install custom firmware:
Install Custom Firmware 5.03 GEN-C
You can also install CSO/ISO file on PSP using this guide: