After PSP 3000, Sony came up with PSP 3004 and then the PSP Go device. However, during the process of manufacturing new devices and the latest firmwares, there were few exploits that was uncovered and released to the public. This led to the outcome of firmware attack.
The masterminds (the hackers) found out the loophole and have already hacked psp 3004 or the older psp such as PSP 3000 using an updated custom firmware (For example 5.03 firmware). When you have a hacked PSP, you can play and download free PSP games, instantly.
I will just give an over view on PSP hacking and if a friend of mine permits to post the method on hacking psp 3004 (for educational purpose) then I will do it so on this blog. However, in this post, the brief introduction for all the newbies who wants to hack their psp 3004 device will be definitely helpful. Perhaps, this guide will clear all your doubts on hacking psp devices. Do let me know if you’ve any questions in general.. always glad to help
How to hack PSP 3004 device
Although hacking an psp 3004 device is considered pretty much illegal when we talk from the developers point of view, but that’s a whole lot of new story which we will not talk about. In anyway, one of the popular ways to hack your psp is to make use of custom firmware (CFW).
There is a difference between official firmware and custom firmware. OFW (Official Firmware) is released by Sony which adds extra functions and fixes minor issues. Whereas custom firmware is a modified update released by folks who want to make PSP free, who want to bring the best PSP games on your PSP, and the best themes, for free.
Once you are on an custom firmware you will be able to transfer iso, cso game files or add applications and plugins for your psp with no extra charges at all.
There are also few psp hacking experts that can hack your psp for 20$ (max) or you could do it on your own. You will require updated CFW like CFW enabler 3.70 or you can also hack it with an pandora battery.
FAQ – PSP Hack Guide FAQs Answered – Must read.
You can’t download PSP games for free unless it’s an official demo from Sony PSP Store or if you’ve the UMD. But, with an hacked PSP 3004, you can download games for free through the internet. These are ripped games that are in .cso or .iso format.
You can’t install homebrew applications for PSP unless it is hacked or it has an custom firmware. However, on an official firmware you can install official plugins and applications.
You can’t shut down your psp and you can’t upgrade your firmware to official sony firmware. Sony keeps on releasing latest updates and new features quite frequently. So, you do miss being up-to-date.
If you don’t follow the hack guide for psp as given then you can brick your psp. Meaning that you will not be able to use your psp anymore. Make sure you proof read the hack guide twice and make a research on the web so as to avoid repenting later with an bricked psp 3004.
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