Important note: This page is obsolete, and kept for archive purposes only. I now recommend a much easier technique to install a CFW on your PSP. If you reached this page from an other website, I recommend you go back to the page presenting the easy technique to install Pro CFW. This page is kept for archive purposes only.
You reached this page because you want to install a Custom Firmware on your PSP3000, PSPGo, or a PSP2000 with a UNhackable motherboard (ta88v3). If you’re not sure of that anymore (psp 2000 owners, there is a chance your motherboard could be hackable), or if you want to check again, or if you have a different PSP model, please go back to the main page of this guide.
This guide is up to date as of 2011/05/29
Welcome to the world of Light Custom Firmwares. You’ve been told your PSP couldn’t be hacked? This is not true. Most PSPs can now benefit from the full features offered by Custom firmwares. The only difference is that the Custom Firmwares that you will install on your model are not “permanent”. Light custom Firmwares, adapted to “unhackable” motherboards, stay in the Ram of the PSP instead of actually replacing the Official Firmware. This means that you will have to “launch” the Custom firmware every time you turn your PSP off.
Note: there’s a belief that running a “Light” custom firmware is a painful process because of the need to relaunch it every time your turn your psp off. This is not really true. You will only need to re-launch the Custom firmware if you “cold boot” your psp, which happens only if you push the psp button for 10 seconds or more. If you put your psp into “sleep” mode (which most people do usually), the custom firmware will stay in Ram, and you won’t have to relaunch it.
One major issue of unhackable motherboards is that your possibility to run a Custom Firmware will depend on the Official Firmware you are running. So the next question for you is…