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If anyone could, could you help me with these questions and whatever?

(1) I don't know if it's just me or what, but recently, my friend and I can't go on the internet on our PSP's anymore. Once the connection is successful, it says that a DSN error has occurred(?). And I doubt that it's because our PSP's in general because me friend has also bought a new PSP and it doesn't work for him either. I know it's not because of my version, it's 3.40 and it never messed up on me like this yet. And I have formatted my Memory Stick. I'm thinking that Sony might be working on a new update and it's interfering with the PSP. Yeah, it sounds stupid but whatever. Is this happening to anyone else too?

(2) Well yea, myy friends friend has a PSP at version 9.99! I was like ZOMG! And I want to know if anyone here could give me a link as where I can download this version. I've heard that version 9.99 is only available and downloadable only on Korea, Japan PSP's, so it may not work on my PSP, but my friends friend is like a super geek, so it's kind of reasonable that he could have that version. And I've heard that you need some sort of emulator to allow the version 9.99 to exist in your PSP's 'Game' section for downloading. I've tried multiple downloads that I've found everywhere, but none of them worked..

(3) You all know where you open up the PSP to put in UMD's and stuff, right? Well my friend says that if there's a number on this metal part on the inside of the PSP when you open it, that you can't get some things that your could get if you don't have numbers. He says that some PSP's were shipped from somewhere and sold without numbers inside by accident and that the PSP's with no numbers can do stuff that the PSP's with numbers can't. Yea it's super wierd, I don't even get it. And "coincidentally", my PSP has no number, neither does his nor his new one that he just bought. I don't know where he got this from, but I was just wondering if you guys have any information on this.

Thanks a bunch guys!
 

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If anyone could, could you help me with these questions and whatever?

(1) I don't know if it's just me or what, but recently, my friend and I can't go on the internet on our PSP's anymore. Once the connection is successful, it says that a DSN error has occurred(?). And I doubt that it's because our PSP's in general because me friend has also bought a new PSP and it doesn't work for him either. I know it's not because of my version, it's 3.40 and it never messed up on me like this yet. And I have formatted my Memory Stick. I'm thinking that Sony might be working on a new update and it's interfering with the PSP. Yeah, it sounds stupid but whatever. Is this happening to anyone else too?

(2) Well yea, myy friends friend has a PSP at version 9.99! I was like ZOMG! And I want to know if anyone here could give me a link as where I can download this version. I've heard that version 9.99 is only available and downloadable only on Korea, Japan PSP's, so it may not work on my PSP, but my friends friend is like a super geek, so it's kind of reasonable that he could have that version. And I've heard that you need some sort of emulator to allow the version 9.99 to exist in your PSP's 'Game' section for downloading. I've tried multiple downloads that I've found everywhere, but none of them worked..

(3) You all know where you open up the PSP to put in UMD's and stuff, right? Well my friend says that if there's a number on this metal part on the inside of the PSP when you open it, that you can't get some things that your could get if you don't have numbers. He says that some PSP's were shipped from somewhere and sold without numbers inside by accident and that the PSP's with no numbers can do stuff that the PSP's with numbers can't. Yea it's super wierd, I don't even get it. And "coincidentally", my PSP has no number, neither does his nor his new one that he just bought. I don't know where he got this from, but I was just wondering if you guys have any information on this.

Thanks a bunch guys!

(1) The DNS error may be a problem with the internet connection you're trying to get online with.

(2) Custom Firmware. I'd ONLY use it if YOU knew exactly what you are doing. There are a lot of custom firmwares out there that do nothing but turn your PSPs into bricks. You'll also void your warranty. The only safe firmware download is an official firmware download.

(3) I've never heard of any sort of special things you can do with the PSP if there were or weren't numbers printed on the metal lining near the UMD tray. In a manufactory sense, there's really no reason that they'll function differently.

Your friend really doesn't sound like he's telling you the truth. If he asks for for money to install something, I'd be VERY skeptical. And in fact, all of the "problems" you listed aren't problems with the PSP, it's anything but the PSP.
 

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(2) Custom Firmware. I'd ONLY use it if YOU knew exactly what you are doing. There are a lot of custom firmwares out there that do nothing but turn your PSPs into bricks. You'll also void your warranty. The only safe firmware download is an official firmware download.

(3) I've never heard of any sort of special things you can do with the PSP if there were or weren't numbers printed on the metal lining near the UMD tray. In a manufactory sense, there's really no reason that they'll function differently.


While the custom firmware can brick your psp, the successful install gives you the wonders of 1.5, while getting all the new stuff and allowing you to play the newest games.


Actually the newer motherboards have a serial number printed on them, while the old ones don't. There is a certain security function written into the code that makes it harder to access the kernal. Thus, making it difficult to use homebrew without bricking it.
 
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Ya, the number in the UMD drive is like TA-082 or something like that. Usually any PSP that had that number or a number like that, you couldn't homebrew with it.

But now there is a custom firmware out there from the guy who invented homebrew, or he's a genius at it, DaRk_Alex I think his name is. He released a custom firmware that you can put on any PSP I do believe, and you can homebrew.
 

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Ya, the number in the UMD drive is like TA-082 or something like that. Usually any PSP that had that number or a number like that, you couldn't homebrew with it.

But now there is a custom firmware out there from the guy who invented homebrew, or he's a genius at it, DaRk_Alex I think his name is. He released a custom firmware that you can put on any PSP I do believe, and you can homebrew.


Dark_Alex didn't create homebrew for the PSP. He's just the latest PSP Messiah rofl. I've got his latest firmware on my PSP (3.40 OE A)... I get all the benefits of the current firmware, and then I can launch homebrew like a normal game. The other thing is... It does allow for pirated games to be launched. So, it's a double edge sword to the community.
 
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Well I knew it was something like that. I couldn't remember if he released the first one or whatever. Well, he's the most successful creator to date.
 

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Well I knew it was something like that. I couldn't remember if he released the first one or whatever. Well, he's the most successful creator to date.

Yeah, but Fanjita (famous because of the eboot launcher allowing execution of homebrew before downgrading was availible) is currently workin on his own firmware. Meaning, it will be all new. Think sony firmware is windows, he's makin the linux version lol
 
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Meh, either one is just as good as the other. Both of them have done alot lol.
 

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I'd advise against using unofficial updates. Many times, it is actually a choice you have to make. Some unofficial updates forbids the use of Sony updates thereafter. Sure, you would be able to use homebrew, with lower, or unofficial updates, but you will struggle to play new games, or try out demos. Plus some unofficial updates can mess up your PSP. Firmware 3.40 is the most up-to-date firmware. 3.5, released in Japan should be here soon. Use that rather than a fake one.
 
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