How to Check PSP Motherboard Model

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

check-psp-motherboard-modelLets 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.


Step 1

You need to install ChickHEN first. Follow the guide linked below:

Install ChickHEN R2 on PSP

Step 2

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:
    Mirror1 | Mirror 2
    (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:

Install CFW 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:

Play ISO games on PSP

21 comments… add one
Shurta December 19, 2009, 9:29 am

Thanks for the help to check PSP motherboard model

psp December 20, 2009, 2:56 am

detect TA-082 PSP motherboard

Ola December 20, 2009, 5:00 am

This is a great article, thanks

chico March 6, 2010, 7:48 pm

i am confused because i bought my psp in japan, and im still wondering if my psp is hackable or not. mine is not on your list od hackable psps.

chico March 6, 2010, 7:52 pm

AJ0764390, serial No. of my psp. HAckable or not? i bought it japan. model psp3000 PB has a version of 6.20.

rudresh May 1, 2010, 6:49 pm

hy i hv motherboard model ta-090v2 v5.03 is it hackable pls give some guide for this prob.

me May 23, 2010, 9:18 am

Whats up yall hehe

mostafa June 18, 2010, 2:53 am

hi psp 2006 updata 6.20 hack is for i psp iso not ples…help

iceni June 25, 2010, 10:31 am

this is an amazing program to bad I have an Ta-88v2

karmuwal August 24, 2010, 5:54 pm

its not work

kyo September 8, 2010, 3:04 am

hey trickYguY,

when i try the pspident it says that– “this game cannot be started. the data is corrrupted.” what should i do?. .

syafieq October 17, 2010, 6:32 pm

can i unbrick my psp 3000 by using pandora+mms????

someone…help~ 😀

miduza123 January 8, 2011, 6:27 pm

i’ve got psp 3006 vibrant blue v6.31…i bought it from japan too….

BlueMan February 11, 2011, 12:49 pm

Hi guys….after a hard work( for me) I made it to mode my new PSP 3004 Brite (motherboard TA-090v2) and upgrade to 5.03 GEN-C full using the tutorial found here (excellent job).The question is why I see the message ” the game could not be started error 80020321″ ? Any help?

Do I have to upgrade further to 5.03 GEN-D full or higher?

Thank you

mike February 14, 2011, 11:36 am

ive hack a lot of psp and the info about the MOBO above are real hehehe tnx for the info

mike February 14, 2011, 11:38 am

blue man try updating it 6.20 t hen and use phromtheos (sorry 4 d spelling) Iso Loader ……..

bon~ August 12, 2011, 3:29 am

thanks for the chart
TA 090v1 thats my psp 3006 MoBo 🙂
currently running 6.39 pro-b8 🙂

Shegs November 4, 2012, 3:13 am

You did not say anything about psp go, I’m having problem installing games on it, please what am I suppose to do?

Phil November 16, 2014, 2:12 pm

Guys Permission to Post:

I need help because my psp 3000 motherboard is total wreck. I need to buy/replace new. Pls give me idea where shop I can go here in Dubai UAE. Only cheapest prize i want.


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