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Hold+ v3.8 Plugin for Custom Firmware

My first experience with the Hold+ plugin was several months ago when I was still using my PSP as a PMP (that’s Playstation Portable as a Portable Media Player). While the 5 to 6 hours of battery life might be enough for our gaming sessions, I always end up killing my battery afterwards. The Hold+ proved useful because it extended my PSP’s battery life for quite a bit.

If you’re interested in how the Hold+ plugin saves your battery, you can read up this lengthy post that I’ve written way back when I was still gaming on a PSP Slim (I got a Phat now :D).

If however, you’re the kind of person who’s interested in jumping headlong into the fray then here’s how you can install Hold+ 3.8 on your custom firmware enabled PSP.


How to install the Hold+ Plugin on your PSP

  1. Download the installation file listed above
  2. Extract Hold+ on your computer
  3. If you have a seplugins folder on your memory stick, copy the hold.prx file to it, otherwise create the seplugins folder first.
  4. If you have a VSH.txt file on your memory stick, add hold.prx and save it, otherwise, create a VSH.txt file first.
  5. Reboot your PSP.

Changelog for Hold+ 3.8

  • Switches off the LCD screen and backlight.
  • Underclocks the CPU to 60MHz.
  • The original screen brightness and clock speed are restored when the Hold switch is released.
  • Prevents the PSP from going into suspend mode if you accidentally push the power switch too far when turning off Hold mode.
  • Allows complete operation of the PSP controls with the display turned off.
  • Turns off LEDs in hold mode.
  • While in hold mode, allows the use of Left, Right, LTrigger, RTrigger, Volume and Start buttons, if you hold the Select button first. Useful to skip songs, pause etc.
  • Enables the 5th brightness level on PSP Slim.
  • Increases the vertical scrolling speed of Music player by around 50% (scroll 300 songs in 10 seconds).

If you experience any problems, please leave a comment.

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