After a long wait I finally decided to hack my PSP 3004 with custom firmware to enable the homebrew goodness, If you have been waiting for easy beginner’s guide on how to soft mod PSP 3004, then here is a way to go, I will be providing you a easy step by step tutorial/guide to hack the PSP 3004 with custom firmware that will allow you to run homebrew applications, emulators, ISO/CSO backup of games that will increase your PSP experience manifold.
Pre requirements and getting ready
Important Note: If you don’t have original Pro Duo card for your PSP, I recommend not to use my tutorial, as chances of data corruption and reading errors while hacking might brick your PSP 3004 and currently there is no way to unbrick PSP 3004.
How to check if your Pro Duo is original:
Go to memory stick, press Triangle button on your PSP, then go to Information, press X, if MagicGate Supported, then you have the original Pro Duo card, if its MagicGate: Unknown or anything else, 100% chance is that you have a fake memory stick Pro Duo.
First you have to upgrade your PSP firmware to 5.03, Download this 5.03 Firmware file, connect your PSP to PC in USB mode, Double click on downloaded exe file. It will copy firmware data EBOOT.PBP on your PSP, Now go to GAME -> Memory stick -> Firmware 5.03 -> Press X , this will upgrade the firmware to original 5.03 firmware in a couple of minutes.
Download ChickHEN R2, extract to PSP 3000 folder on desktop and double click on EZ503HenSLIMversion.exe, it will bring up this
Connect your PSP and click Install, It will copy necessary files to your PSP
Press O to disconnect from USB mode and go to PHOTO -> Memory stick->ChickHEN -> Press X -> PSP will boot in ChickHEN R2 mode, you can verify this by going to System-> System Information , it will show ChickHEN 5.03 now
Once you have ChickHEN 5.03 now you can go forward and install 5.03GEN-a, which will allow you to run ISO/CSO image backups of your PSP games on PSP 3004.
Extract the files to PSP 3000 folder on desktop
Double click on Launch-Me.exe, Enter the letter of your PSP memory card, In mine it was E, click START.
Files will be copied on your PSP, wait 20 seconds. Disconnect from USB mode, go to Game -> Memory card -> INSTALLER LOADER -> Press L or R Trigger -> Press O to boot in custom firmware
Congrats, You have successfully hacked your PSP 3004.
Try not to restart or shut down your PSP, you will be saving a lot of trouble
Note: This hack will be gone once you restart your PSP, so keep your PSP in suspend/standby mode.
If you restart/shutdown your PSP, you have to repeat from STEP 2 again. This might be painful till eternity if you did not follow correctly.
Remove the h.bin and egghund.bin manually
use EZ503HenSLIMversion.exe to copy the files to your PSP again(see Step 2), shut down your PSP and Start it again, as standby won’t work, Now go to PHOTOS and wait for 5 seconds, Press X, ChickHEN should load up, if its not then try again. I got it working again after some 20 tries.
Now follow Step 2 for CFW, but without pressing L or R trigger just press O button and it will load custom firmware for you. You just revived your PSP with CFW
ChickHEN R2 not loading: Try these steps, only once
Follow STEP 2 again, wait for 5 seconds before going in chickHEN images and Just keep trying this until it works.
This guide can be used to hack PSP 3000 all versions and PSP 2000 having TA-088v3 motherboard with firmware version 5.03
I begin this hack with PSP 3004 firmware 5.01on Windows XP SP3.
Let me know if you face any problems.
For PSP 3000 on GEN-A: 5.03 with GEN-B for Latest Games
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