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Install PSP Custom Firmware 5.03 GEN-C via ChickHEN R2

True to their word, the GEN Team has now released Custom Firmware 5.03 GEN-C. It’s an update to their existing line of 5.03-based firmwares (5.03 GEN-A and 5.03 GEN-B) that will allow you to play games that require upto 6.10 without running the decrypter to patch the game.

Update: This guide is sorely outdated.  If you please refer to this new guide instead : Install Signed 5.03 Hen + 5.03 GEN-C on your PSP

Important UPDATE: If you are having trouble playing the latest PSP Games, you may want to install the Prometheus-4 module or use the ISO Tool Patching guide. OR you may want to update to 5.50 GEN-D3 :)

Important Notes:

This guide is for non-hackable PSPs. (PSP-3000 / PSP-2000 TA-088v3). If you’re not sure what PSP you have, please read: Is my PSP hackable?

On this guide, we will help install 5.03 GEN-C on your PSP. There is no danger of bricking your PSP unless you deviate from the instructions listed below. Unlike custom firmware for hackable PSPs, the danger of bricking your PSP-3000 / PSP-2000 TA-088v3 is quite real. If you’re not sure about a step, take the time to post a question.

Do note that if you have official firmware 5.50 or higher installed, stop now. You can’t install the chickHen hack which means you can’t install 5.03 GEN-C.

Requirements:

  • A PSP-3000 or PSP-2000 with TA-088v3 motherboard.
  • A PSP with ChickHen R2 up and running
  • Download: 5.03 GEN-C
  • Back up your save files (so that if they get corrupted, you still have backups)

How to Install Custom Firmware 5.03 GEN-C for ChickHEN

ChickHen R2Before you proceed to installing custom firmware 5.03 GEN-C, you need to install ChickHen R2 on your PSP first. Just click the picture on the right to install ChickHen R2 and comeback here to finish the installation.

How to Install 5.03 GEN-C

  • Make sure your PSP has ChickHen R2 installed. You won’t be able to install 5.03 GEN-C without it.
  • Extract the 5.03 GEN-C files to your computer.
  • Copy the PSP folder to your PSP’s memory stick. (Yes, just drag the whole folder there)
  • Disconnect the PSP from USB
  • Run 5.03 GEN-C Updater from under Game on your PSP’s XMB
  • After all process is complete, press X. Your PSP will reboot.
  • Congratulations, you’ve just installed 5.03 GEN-C.

Important Note: If this is NOT the first time that you’ll be install 5.03 GEN-C (meaning you accidentally turned off your PSP and had to reload 5.03 GEN-C again), hold the L trigger (Left shoulder button) when running the updater.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • Compatible with the PSP-3000 and PSP-2000 v3 official firmware 5.03
  • Play backups of games that REQUIRE PSP firmware 6.10 and above
  • Reading UMD that that REQUIRE PSP firmware 6.10 and above
  • Reading UMD / ISO games protected against the custom firmware. Playing UMD / ISO games protected against the custom firmware.
  • Play PS1 games
  • GEN VSH MENU available (SELECT)
  • Recovery in VSH Recovery available in VSH available
  • Reading Reading Homebrews

KNOWN BUGS:

  • VSH menu is mixed up

Troubleshooting:

If you experience problems like non-working games, or games that give the error “game could not be started” try the following:
Make sure your UMD mode is set to M33 driver

  • On your XMB, press select, to access the VSH menu
  • Select M33 driver for the UMD mode option as shown below:

Disable options

  • Go to the recovery menu
  • Go to advance setting > disable all options
  • Your games will be playable now

All this is thanks to GENyUS and PSPGen.com.
After installing 5.03 GEN-C, why not treat yourself to some free PSP games? :D

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  1. melissagirl.ramos December 17, 2009 Reply

    in order to play cso/iso on a psp 3000, u nid a modifier/upgrade/downgrade etc. so i did that chickhenr2/5.03gen-a so i can play iso/cso games but im not allowed to play umd and the battery is not allowed to be totally drained, or else the modifier would be deleted. and i would repeat the install-the-modifier process again which takes a LOT of time and could probably damage the system. is there any modifier available for psp 3000 where in i could play iso/cso/umd & the battery cud be drained?

    • sylv3rblade December 17, 2009 Reply

      Instead of repeating the same question over and over again on several of the blog’s post, why not make the question clearer? If you’re really worried about draining your battery while playing via UMD’s, why not connect your PSP to a charger? Using the UMD drains battery an all models of PSPs that support them.

  2. Baz December 17, 2009 Reply

    If this is my first time installing GEN CFW into my PSP 2k (TA-088v3), do I need to install GEN-A & then GEN-B 1st before installing GEN-C?

    • philip December 17, 2009 Reply

      just install gen a.,no harm;>

    • philip December 17, 2009 Reply

      i wan’t a naruto shippuden 3 englsh version!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • christian December 17, 2009 Reply

        i think i know where you can get the english version of that game..is it Naruto Shippuden Legends Akatsuki Rising?

        • philip December 18, 2009

          no.,its the new released game naruto.,english version will come soon.,maybe march.,cant w8

        • Fahim December 30, 2009

          It will take time to come out and problem is the story wil only be till the hidan kakuzu ark.In the japanese 1 its till pain.

  3. christian December 17, 2009 Reply

    is it possible to translate japan version games to english version just like what you did in monster hunter freedom portable 2nd G?

    • sylv3rblade December 17, 2009 Reply

      I think it’s possible since most games place all texts under a specific localization folder but you need someone to do the translation for you. That’s the hard part.

      • christian December 17, 2009 Reply

        i thought there’s a program that you can use to translate all japan version games to english…hay..how sad..well anyway, i would like to thank you for all of your guides about psp and for helping me as well..

  4. kenny December 17, 2009 Reply

    Hi, I have a PSP 2000 with the motherboard TA-088v3, but I have upgraded its firmware to 6.00
    Is there any way for me to change it to 5.03 GEN-A?

  5. sunspot December 17, 2009 Reply

    i have three questions. :D

    im using a 5.03 m33-6. can i upgrade automatically to 5.03 gen-6?

    im also using chickhen mod3.or so it says on the photo folder.do i have to replace this with chickhen R2?

    and this sounds stupid, but im just really scared of doing “reprogramming” to my psp.the box on my psp says that its a model PSP-3001 XBP / 98898. does this qualify as a PSP-3000?

    replies are much appreciated. :D

  6. tvsikat December 17, 2009 Reply

    hey der!
    if it is too hard for you to run chicken r2 on psp 3000, then it it the easy way.

    copy the Chicken Folder to Photo Folder
    X:\PHOTO\Chickhen

    then copy ur enabler to Game Folder (CFW Enabler, Updater Such as Gen A, Gen B Or Gen C Or Firmware Updates)

    X:\PSP\GAME\CFWEnabler

    Reconnect your Psp from Computer
    open Chicken Folder from Xmb (photo->Chickhen and waits)
    As Expected, it will fail.
    Restore default settings then turn umd auto start and catche to OFF without the memory stick. Turn Off your PSP by hitting the OFF Button within 5 to 7 seconds. Remove battery then put it back. turn your PSP then open again Chickhen Folder. hope it helps

  7. tvsikat December 17, 2009 Reply

    After turning off your PSP, put back the memory stick then turn it on. load the chicken r2 by opening the chicken folder. :D

  8. wolf December 17, 2009 Reply

    Mr. sylv3rblade,

    Is it true that if you keep re-installing any cfw (say this 5.03 gen-c) every time you lose it (say every hard reset or battery drain) it could damage your system? Thanks.

  9. Baz December 17, 2009 Reply

    Means I cannot install Gen-C without installing Gen-A + Gen-B 1st?

  10. Rayan December 17, 2009 Reply

    i have already install 5.03 GEN C, but i cant run Yu gi oh TAF force 4 or the Peace Walker Demo.
    my PSP was 5.03 GEN A before GEN C, is this a problem?
    Or 5.03 cant run Yu gi oh tag force 4? (you know then new one)

    • sylv3rblade December 17, 2009 Reply

      Odd.. Yugioh and the Peace Walker Demo have been reported to be working on 5.03 GEN-C. Did you check your PSP if it does say 5.03 GEN-C as it’s firmware version?

      • Rayan December 17, 2009 Reply

        Yeah, it says 5.03 GEN-C(full)

        • sylv3rblade December 17, 2009

          That’s odd. I’ll do a round up and see what’s wrong.

        • Rayan December 17, 2009

          Ok, thank you, i will be waiting

        • Rayan December 17, 2009

          uhhm, i have to use CFWEnabler 3.60, do i have to Uninstall it after install GEN C?

  11. tvsikat December 18, 2009 Reply

    Hoping someday, there will be a permanent/stable custom firmware for psp 3000 :(

  12. R3drox December 18, 2009 Reply

    @ sylv3rblade

    Hey!

    I’m a first time psp hacker.got a 3000 and downloaded ChickHEN R2 and 5.03 GEN-C

    As I was using your tut, I noticed that Gen-C was being referred to as an updater.

    Do I have to install prior versions of GEN then?

  13. vlackheart December 18, 2009 Reply

    how to play ps1 games on a psp 3000 with 5.03 gen c and how to switch back to 5.03 mhu, thanks for answers

  14. vlackheart December 19, 2009 Reply

    i’m just curious if i can go back to 5.03 mhu. does the popsloader for 5.03 gen a and 5.03 gen b is compatible for 5.03 gen c? is it safe?

  15. vlackheart December 19, 2009 Reply

    i want to downgrade because in my 5.03 mhu i can play digimon world now in 5.03 gen c, my psp reboot when the ps1 logo shows up.

  16. H2O December 19, 2009 Reply

    I’m not sure if this can be considered as a bug or it’s another new feature from GEN team. After I installed 5.03 GEN-C, I can’t seem to turn off my psp anymore (sliding the power switch up and hold it for 3 seconds). Instead, it will just enter sleep mode.

    Not that it’s a bad thing (since sometimes I accidentally slide the switch while playing), but will it cause any problems in the long run?

    • sylv3rblade December 19, 2009 Reply

      It’s an added safety feature by the GEN Team (forgot to mention it :D)

      • H2O December 20, 2009 Reply

        I see. Thanks for the reply :)

  17. pikpaow December 20, 2009 Reply

    thanks man:)

  18. steph December 20, 2009 Reply

    hi, uhm i just bought a psp 3000 it has 5.03 MHU i was wondering if i put the 5.03 GEN-C files in the game folder do i have to delete the other generator? i am worried so i couldnt try installing the new one coz when i purchased it they said i shouldn’t upgrade it coz it will not read downloaded iso/cso. please reply ^_^ thanks

  19. vlackheart December 21, 2009 Reply

    how can i play resident evil 3 on my psp 3000 5.03 gen c? i really wanted to play this. answers are much appreciated and by the way advance merry christmas to all. for steph, it is all right beacuse my psp is alright after I ugraded from 5.03 mhu to 5.03 gen c

  20. tvsikat December 24, 2009 Reply

    @steph > the vendor of your psp 3000 says that you must not upgrade it right? But you can modify it! What they want to say it that you must not go to higher Ofw (e.g 5.50, 5.50 ,,,,), just stack up at 5.03 becoz the only hacks in psp3000 was working on 5.03. it means to say that you can use gen such as 5.03 gen a, gen b and gen c Full. Hope it helps! :D

  21. tvsikat December 25, 2009 Reply

    got a little question, How to uninstall any gen CFW on my PSP 3000? my enabler is 3.60. I cant see “uninstall” option. Im currently on 5.03 gen b. What i mean is totally uninstall, not disabling it. i want to uninstall anything before i install gen c so lesser chance of bricking due to cloggong of ram if there are any currupted or its memory will collapse :D Thanks!

    • sylv3rblade December 25, 2009 Reply

      You don’t need to uninstall 5.03 GEN-B to upgrade to 5.03 GEN-C. And no, that won’t happen (memory collapse or clogging of ram)

  22. tvsikat December 25, 2009 Reply

    “clogging” I mean, bad keyboard :D

  23. tvsikat December 25, 2009 Reply

    “corrupted” i mean, bad keyboaRD agaiN! :D

  24. bone December 26, 2009 Reply

    I still don’t know if I can update my PSP from 5.03 m33-6 directly to 5.03 gen-C. Can I?

    Thanks!

  25. tvsikat December 27, 2009 Reply

    Well. still want to know how to uninstall any CFW. anyone can Helps? thanks.

  26. rayPSP December 27, 2009 Reply

    i have 5.03 gen-c(full). I want to completely remove all CFWs. Just want to shift to 5.50 GEN-D3 final. i lately learned that my psp is completely hackable coz its TA TA-088 v2 motherboard & NOT v3.. what methods do i use? Thanks! =)

    • sylv3rblade December 27, 2009 Reply

      If you’re 100% sure that your PSP is not TA-088 v2 then just download the XGEN updater on this post and install.
      http://www.atmaxplorer.com/2009/12/install-psp-custom-firmware-5-50-gen-d3/

      • rayPSP December 28, 2009 Reply

        hmm… so i dont need to downgrade to 5.00 m33-6 by using flash rflash160, just use xgen updater v2 and install 5.50 gen d3-full. BTW, im 101% sure that i have TA-088 V2, i already applied PSPident_04 Many Thanks! =)

        • sylv3rblade December 28, 2009

          Yep. The XGEN updater will flash the CFW into your PSP’s flash0 so there’s really no need to downgrade :D

  27. rayPSP December 28, 2009 Reply

    you know wat i did, jst to be really sure, i contacted hacker friend of mine , he directly installed gen-d3(full) final to my psp w/o using xgen updater (after checking if its compatible- using hellcats recovery)… to my surprise, but it WORKED! LoL, he even placed all customized themes like xbox, etc..

    Thanks again Sylv3rblade =)…. more power!

  28. thea December 28, 2009 Reply

    i have a big problem. my psp 3000 shut down so i install chicken and gen-C direct as you said. but now all my games can’t be started. then i tried to turn off my psp several times still it has gen-C. na brick ko ba psp ko??? huhu. help me. wala nako malaro sa psp ko tas on off ko sya gen-C padin system ko. what should i do??? help me please.

  29. thea December 28, 2009 Reply

    ANOTHER THING I ALREADY TURNED OFF MY PSP 3000 USING THE SELECT BUTTON AND SELECTED THE SHUTDOWN DEVICE, SO I RUN THE CHICKEN AGAIN AND GEN A AND GEN C AND NOW MY SYSTEM IS GEN C AGAIN BUT ALL MY GAMES INCLUDING THE AVATAR COULDN’T START. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM OF MY PSP? PLEASE HELP ME. ALL THE GAMES WONT START.

  30. thea December 28, 2009 Reply

    I TRIED TO RESTART MY PSP AGAIN WITH CHICKEN THEN GEN A BUT STILL ALL MY GAMES WON’T START. PLEASE HELPME FIX MY PROBLEM. THANKS

    • sylv3rblade December 28, 2009 Reply

      Check your firmware version, what does it say now?

  31. Share December 29, 2009 Reply

    Hi! my psp 3000’s currently on 5.03 Gen-B. Is it safe to upgrade to Gen-C right away (using the steps you provided)? Or do i need to go through other steps to upgrade to Gen-C? Btw, I can’t seem to play Dynasty Warriors Strikeforce on Gen-B, can it be playable on Gen-C? Thanks!

  32. MAHESH December 29, 2009 Reply

    i have installed 5.03gen-b i m unable to play many games plz solve mine problem
    i get a error tht game could not be started

  33. vlackheart December 29, 2009 Reply

    how to play psx games on my psp 3000? i have a friend who can play ps1 games on his psp 3000 without plugins but my psp hang when i play ps1 games, help plz!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  34. thea December 29, 2009 Reply

    where can i find the firmware version? in my system i had gen A but my games doesnt work then i tried to install gen C and the system is gen C already yet all the games cant start. help me please.

  35. Fahim December 29, 2009 Reply

    I successfully loaded chicHEN r2 in my psp. Now should i directly install this gen c? or should i do gen 1st den gen b den gen c? plz help!!!!

  36. tvsikat December 30, 2009 Reply

    Please help,, How to uninstall CFW on my PSP 3000 with currently 5.03 gen B.

  37. Fahim December 30, 2009 Reply

    Hey!!! sylv3rblade!!!! i have chickhen r2 loaded. Now i want gen c. Should i directly instol this? or should i 1st instol gen a then gen b then gen c? bcoz dis is gen c UPDATER right?

    • sylv3rblade December 30, 2009 Reply

      You can directly install 5.03 GEN-C. If you’re worried, you can still go with 5.03 GEN-A then upgrade to 5.03 GEN-C.

      • Fahim December 31, 2009 Reply

        OK thanks 2 more questions. Now if i install this and then after a few days change my memory card shoudd i install it like a 1st or 2nd time? And in 2nd installation i dont have to flash the files right? I just press O (circle) at the black screen right?

        • sylv3rblade December 31, 2009

          If you change memory cards, you just need to copy the installation files on your memory stick again (just in case you need to reinstall), Yep, just press circle.

        • Fahim December 31, 2009

          Installation files meaning the PSP folder?

        • sylv3rblade December 31, 2009

          Yep.

        • Fahim December 31, 2009

          So no more L or R flash stuff ryt?

        • Fahim January 1, 2010

          Alright i sumhow installed it the 1st time. Problem is i tried playing soul calibur broken destiny and it says “the game couldnt be started”. Y???? it says in the system info “5.03 gen c (full)”

        • sylv3rblade January 1, 2010

          Makes sure you change the UMD mode to M33 driver.

  38. thea December 30, 2009 Reply

    where can i find the firmware version? in my system i had gen A but my games doesnt work then i tried to install gen C and the system is gen C already yet all the games cant start. help me please.

    • sylv3rblade December 30, 2009 Reply

      Have you tried setting the UMD mode to M33 driver as below?

  39. tvsikat December 31, 2009 Reply

    Thanks sylv3rblade!!!

  40. roweee January 1, 2010 Reply

    Please Help my psp slim & lite (PSP 2000 v2) wont open … After upgrading to 5.50 GEN B using chickHEN R2 huhu

    • sylv3rblade January 1, 2010 Reply

      You’ve bricked your PSP. 5.50 GEN-B can’t be installed on your PSP (you probably have a PSP-2000 with TA-088v3 motherboard).

  41. rowee January 1, 2010 Reply

    :( so i need to unbrick? is there any instruction or any application that will solve my problem.. help please .. yes bcoz its version 2.. thankz

    • sylv3rblade January 1, 2010 Reply

      If you know someone with a pandora battery, you can try to recover your PSP (that is considering that you’re still not sure what your PSP’s motherboard is). If you’re lucky, and it’s not a TA-088v3 equipped PSP, you might just bring your PSP back to life. If not, then tough luck :(

  42. Fahim January 1, 2010 Reply

    Thanks ill try. I forgot to do that.

  43. Elite January 2, 2010 Reply

    Uhm i have a psp 2000 the one with the 3000’s motherboard TA-088 v2 i think ;O
    and my version is 5.03 GEN-C(Full)
    i’ve tried a ton of games but everytime they start they either shut my psp off, or the screen turns black and stays that way until i completely close my psp.
    What can i do :P ?

  44. francis January 2, 2010 Reply

    @sylv3rblade what’s the best firmware for psp3001 5.03m33-6 or 5.03gen-c(full) or what else CFW do you suggest the best?? now im using 5.03gen-c(full) if i downgrade it to m33-6 is there possibility i brick my psp? TNX!! coz im nervous to do so. and if it’s safe im using cfwEnabler3.20 is that okay or do you suggest the best! tnx alot!!

    • sylv3rblade January 2, 2010 Reply

      You can’t install 5.00 M33 or any of it’s patches since it’s for fully hackable PSPs. If you do, you’ll brick your PSP.

      • francis January 2, 2010 Reply

        no i mean 5.03 M33-6 not 5.00 M33.. when i bought my psp3001 it has cfw 5.03 M33-6 together with cfwEnabler3.20. i read forums said that stick to m33-6 because games load faster and run faster. it supports alot of games. then as i saw this latest 5.03gen-c(full) it supports games the requires 6.10 firmware. one point why do i need to downgrade it to 5.03m33-6 is because of warranty issue ^^. so it is safe to downgrade it to 5.03m33-6?? I will do is uninstall the existing gen-c using cfwEnabler3.20 and run cfwEnabler3.20 again and start flash which has 5.03m33-6 right?

        • sylv3rblade January 3, 2010

          Ah misread sorry about that but your use of the term downgrading really mixed my noodles.

          First off, downgrading means installing a lower firmware version (5.03 to 5.00). Since you’re just going to remove 5.03 M33-6 (AKA 5.03 MHU), and install 5.03 GEN-C it’s just a simple replacement of the custom firmware, not a downgrade :D.

          Ok for your prob, you can uninstall 5.03 M33-6 via it’s uninstall option and install 5.03 GEN-C or simply install 5.03 GEN-C over your existing 5.03 M33-6 installation. Doing so won’t brick your PSP so long as you follow all instructions.

          If you’re still worried, the safest way is to uninstall CFWE, then install 5.03 GEN-C.

      • francis January 2, 2010 Reply

        or uninstall 5.03gen-c(full) using gen-cUpdater?? which i used to upgrade it to 5.03gen-c(full) then run the cfwEnabler3.20 to install the 5.03m33-6 version? or theres anyway the you sure that is 100% i will not brick my psp

    • sylv3rblade January 2, 2010 Reply

      Stick to 5.03 GEN-C

  45. Fahim January 2, 2010 Reply

    Now 1 more problem!!!!!!! I tried playing digimon world 3. It works fine but hangs at a point. In the instructions it said i need popsloader 3.72 but in the ta88v3 there is no popsloader!!!!!!! what should i do??????

    • sylv3rblade January 4, 2010 Reply

      Use the popsloader that I’ve bundled on a previous post.

      • Fahim January 4, 2010 Reply

        got it tnx but i was wondering…what does setting the umd mode to m33 driver do?

        • sylv3rblade January 4, 2010

          The options for UMD mode are simply ISO loaders. Their use is as follows:
          OEISOFS is the legacy loader from OE firmware
          the M33 loader is one made by M33 = currently the most compatible
          Sony NP9660 is the one sony made, for their official games you get from PSN
          Normal requires a UMD to be present (used for UMDs)

  46. thea January 3, 2010 Reply

    thank you.

  47. anne January 3, 2010 Reply

    please help me nmn i bought psp 3004 version 5.70, pano ko ba sya madownloadan ng games? sabi nla need ko daw imodify, can u help me how?

  48. anne January 3, 2010 Reply

    d rin ako maka access sa wifi, kpg nag try ako dns error 80410410, can u help me to solve the problem please…..

    • sylv3rblade January 4, 2010 Reply

      Depends on the access point’s security settings. Lahat ba nag kino-konektan mo ganun?

  49. Miss M January 3, 2010 Reply

    Well, I’ve installed everything and it went perfect.

    I just have a question for you, sylv3rblade: that awesome wallpaper on your menu, where can i get it?

    Thanks a lot! :3

    • Fahim January 4, 2010 Reply

      Its a whole theme. Cant you see the icons and battery and everything changed?

    • sylv3rblade January 4, 2010 Reply

      Which one? The dark one or the lighter one?

  50. u_dont_nd_to_know January 4, 2010 Reply

    5.03 gen c is cool and completely safe and there is a small chance that you’ll brick your psp unless your a psp hacking rookie and you do something wrong!!

  51. christian January 6, 2010 Reply

    I’ve got a problem about my memory stick…when I was playing crash mind over mutant, my psp froze then eventually shut down..it rarely happens to me..so i reinstalled the cfw, then when I was about to play again, I noticed that game icons changed..instead of showing the game, it became ps controller..i thought it’s ok so i started the game but it didn’t work..the psp shut down again..and when i check the games, there are no games but the cfw was still installed..i’ve checked it on a pc then what i saw was all the folders were deleted..and i saw 3 files…the names are history.dat something like that..so i reformatted(quick) the memory stick, made new folders and placed new games and it worked..but when i turned it to sleep mode and open it again, the games were gone..i’m really bothered about this..btw, on my other memory sticks, they’re working..what could be the problem?it’s a 8GB memory stick..i bought it from the philippines..i think its pirated..can i fix it or just buy a new one?sorry for my long post..thanks!looking forward for your response

    • sylv3rblade January 9, 2010 Reply

      Let me guess, you were trying to play Guitar Hero PSP?

      • christian January 10, 2010 Reply

        nope..planning to play it..why?is there any problem about that game?btw are you talking about Guitarway to Heaven 5 Superstar?

        • sylv3rblade January 10, 2010

          Ah.. I thought you were playing GH :D It has a known bug that deletes ALL save files. Bad bug eh? :D

  52. tvsikat January 9, 2010 Reply

    @christian

    what game are you playing when it delete folders.? in the Game Folder (PSP->GAME), just leave the CFWEnabler, dont leave this folder empty

    • christian January 10, 2010 Reply

      i have nba 10, crash mind over mutant, tekken 6, final fantasy dissidia and nfs undercover..i was playing the last stage of crash mind over mutant when the incident happened..well anyway,i’ve sorted my problem..i copied files from one of my memory stick and now it’s working very well..thanks for helping tvsikat and sylv3rblade..

  53. tvsikat January 9, 2010 Reply

    pinoy ka pala s3lverblade :D

  54. WAzup January 9, 2010 Reply

    Heey ^^
    i have a question
    I have a psp black piano with cfw 5.03 R2
    Model psp- 2004 and date code 8C
    is it possoble to update it to gen-C Because i’m new with the whole cfw update and i want to be sure before me psp will brick
    Plz answer my question
    ty ^^

  55. aji20 January 9, 2010 Reply

    what to do when the data gets corrupted????when i install gen-c some of my saved data got corrupted.

    pls help me.

  56. vlackheart January 10, 2010 Reply

    hey i have final fantasy dissidia and spongebob truth or square and lego batman on my psp 3000 5.03 gen c, problem is the opening video on these games lag, can please someone help me how to fix this problem?

  57. aji20 January 13, 2010 Reply

    hi sylv3rblade sir could i ask if i can play assassins creed on gen-c???

    :)

  58. aji20 January 13, 2010 Reply

    hi sylv3rblade sir could i ask if i can play assassins creed on gen-c???

  59. thea January 13, 2010 Reply

    hi. my friend have an old downloadable psp but he can’t play some of the new games that i can play in my psp 3000. he thinks he need to upgrade the version of his psp. do you have an updated version for the old downloadable psp? thanks in advance. i am afraid that my gen c will brick his psp.

  60. christian January 14, 2010 Reply

    just wondering..why did you stop posting about dotA?..looking for tutorial about version switcher

  61. aji20 January 14, 2010 Reply

    what will happen if did not press L button when you flash gen-c?is it ok????

    tnx:)

  62. ryan January 15, 2010 Reply

    i have my new psp 2000 w/ gen-c fw…. but when i put games in psp/games folder there is no game comes out… my games are cso file… please help me… ty in advance…

  63. ryan January 15, 2010 Reply

    sylverblade tulong naman..kakabili ko lng kz e… psp 2000 psp ko… v3 ung motherboard nya…5.03 gen c firmware… nilagyan ko ng games sa psp/game folder kaso nung gagamitin ko na wala naman ung mga games…

    • sylv3rblade January 15, 2010 Reply

      Ilagay mo sa ISO folder, wag sa PSP/Game

      • ryan January 15, 2010 Reply

        pare salamat ng madami… I owe you bro…

        • sylv3rblade January 15, 2010

          No prob :D
          Subscribe ka na lang sa feeds or balik ka sa site for more PSP info :D

  64. ryan January 15, 2010 Reply

    wala iso folder e.. gagawa nalng ako ganun?

    • sylv3rblade January 15, 2010 Reply

      Yep.. gawa ka lang, di talaga makikita ng psp mo ung games if wala dun sa loob ng ISO folder

  65. vans_41 January 16, 2010 Reply

    master sylv3rblad3, thanx sa lahat ng tutorial nyo d2 sa atmaxplorer..mlaking tulong para sa mga noobs na katulad q..^___^ more power to ur site..

  66. sir_nix13 January 17, 2010 Reply

    sylv3rblad3 i have psp2006 5.03 with gen-b (full). i downloaded some games however my NBA Live 08 cannot run (the game could not be started..80020148). But all other 5 games are running ok. why is this so? pls help. thanks!

  67. thea January 17, 2010 Reply

    hi. my friend have an old downloadable psp but he can’t play some of the new games that i can play in my psp 3000. he thinks he need to upgrade the version of his psp. do you have an updated version for the old downloadable psp? thanks in advance. i am afraid that my gen c will brick his psp

  68. Patsi January 18, 2010 Reply

    If my psp is 5.03 Gen-c, can i play games tat require 5.00 M33-6?? :)

  69. kimyhang January 24, 2010 Reply

    master may itatanong lang po ako.. sinunod ko po lahat andyan sa guide mo po..^^ tapos nilaro ko po naruto :legends akatsuki rising and tekken 6 tuwing loading..4ever loading na ^^.. try ko nrn 4mat un mmc ko ganun parin.. need po bang buy mmc ? may suggestion po ba u sir?

    • sylv3rblade January 25, 2010 Reply

      Naka GEN-C ka na? If ayaw pa din hanap ka ng FIXED versions ng game. Ung certified na gumagana sa 5.00 M33-6. Pihado gagana yan.

  70. kimyhang January 26, 2010 Reply

    @sylv3rblade yer sir psp 3000 5.03 GEN-C poh ^^ ksi po sbi nun iba bka daw sa mmc ko lang daw po ^^ ksi ni 4mat ko na tong mmc ko ganun parin.. hehehe

  71. kimyhang January 28, 2010 Reply

    @sylv3rblade sir may factor dun un memorycard sa pag loload ng games? balak ko po ksi bumili ng orig memorycard for my psp.. need ko lang po ng advice thnx and more power..

  72. kathy_rollo January 29, 2010 Reply

    Si sylv3rblade ay Pinoy! Nice! Thanks for the guide! ;)

    Dude may itatanong lang:

    Please tell me, what does the “hold L trigger” do?

    My PSP-3000 already came in hacked with 5.03 GEN-C (done by the store), but I’m trying to redo the process to learn it. Since there was a previous hack, does that mean I have to do the L trigger thing?

    • sylv3rblade January 29, 2010 Reply

      Ung L button dun sa taas ng PSP, press mo un IF you’re upgrading from 5.03 GEN-A or 5.03 GEN-B to 5.03 GEN-C.

      • kathy_rollo January 30, 2010 Reply

        If I do a hard reset, nawawala ba yung 5.03 GEN-C?

        What I did kasi was hard reset, reset settings to default, and format memory stick para nun parang “out-of-the-box” ulit yung PSP (manufacturer default).

        Now when I check yung System Info, 5.03 na lang yung nakasulat (yun na yung OFW di ba? tama?), hindi na 5.03 GEN-C (Full).

        Nawala ba yung GEN-C na nilagay nung store nung nag-reset ako and everything?

        • sylv3rblade January 30, 2010

          Yes nawawala ang lahat ng 5.03 firmwares. Kaya bawal talaga patayin ung PSP kapag ChickHen via ChickHen ang CFW mo.

        • kathy_rollo January 30, 2010

          Clarification lang, ang GEN-C ba ay isang klase ng CFWe? Nalilito kasi ako. ^_^;

        • sylv3rblade January 30, 2010

          GEN-C is a CFW (custom firmware) CFWE is Custom Firmware Enabler.. parang kalaban sya ng GEN CFW sa features

        • kathy_rollo January 31, 2010

          Dude, maraming salamat sa support! Malaking tulong sa amin na bago pa lang sa PSP hacking scene. Astig ka pare! :)

  73. kimyhang January 30, 2010 Reply

    @sylv3rblade sir bkit un link sa gen-a ayaw na gumana? hehe

  74. PijayMAuro February 1, 2010 Reply

    i Ask lng po may nakasave nmn sa ISo folder game ko na game na tingnan ko n din sa PC ko at meron nmn bakit po pgnsa PSp na ung game eh File Corrupt na nd n me makapaglaro. GAME/CFWEnabler tpos game cannot started the game is corrupted po help nman…

    • sylv3rblade February 1, 2010 Reply

      GAME/CFWEnabler -> ?
      Paki check po kung anong firmware version ng PSP mo ngayon. Baka walang cfw kaya sinasabi nya na corrupt ung games

  75. luqman February 3, 2010 Reply

    yes you can

  76. kimyhang February 4, 2010 Reply

    sir silver may link ka po ba sa psp youtube downloader thnx po

  77. kongmaster February 6, 2010 Reply

    i got 5.03 Gen C Full

    some of the later games that requires version 6.10 seems to be working, but when i SAVE the files they are always corrupted after i try to load them. examples of the games i played so far….

    Final Fantasy: Dissidia
    Warriors Orochi 2

    • sylv3rblade February 7, 2010 Reply

      Sounds like a memory card problem. Try swapping mem sticks and see if the problem persists.

  78. asfa February 7, 2010 Reply

    sir i have psp 4.01 with ta-088v3 MB, i already upgrade it to 5.03 using your CFW Enabler. Is there any problem if i install 5.03 GEN-C in my psp.

    • sylv3rblade February 7, 2010 Reply

      You need to uninstall CFWEnabler (there’s an uninstall option on the VSH menu) before installing 5.03 GEN-C.

  79. kimyhang February 7, 2010 Reply

    sir dapat po ba un cpu clock nka default?

    • sylv3rblade February 7, 2010 Reply

      Yep. Although pede mo rin sya iset to 333Mhz pero madaling mauubos ung battery.

  80. asfa February 8, 2010 Reply

    thanks for the info sir, more power. i’ll try it later. by the way is psp 3007 taiwan version with 6.00 ofw hackable already.

  81. Jew Vince Ezekiel Ramirez February 11, 2010 Reply

    .boss ung PSP ko 5.00 na OFW ang firmware pde ko pa ga ung gwing m33 o 5.03 GEN-C na lng reply asap.,

  82. Jew Vince Ezekiel Ramirez February 11, 2010 Reply

    .boss ung psp ko nd TA-088v3 pde ga gmitan ng ChickHEN R2 un.,

    • sylv3rblade February 11, 2010 Reply

      If sure ka na TA-088v3 ang PSP mo, 5.03 GEN-C lang ang pede mo iinstall at inde ung M33 (permanent na firmware)

  83. Jew Vince Ezekiel Ramirez February 14, 2010 Reply

    .boss nka 5.03 GEN-C na ung psp ko pde ko ga gwin 5.50 GEN-D3 un ksi hindi nman TA-088v3 ung motheboard nun eh reply nman asap tnx tlga.,

    • sylv3rblade February 14, 2010 Reply

      Yep. Basta sure ka na inde TA-088v3 yan or PSP-3000. You can directly install 5.50 GEN-D3.

  84. Gatsby February 20, 2010 Reply

    Umm may i ask a question? i found out that my motherboard of my psp 3003 is TA-090v2 so is this a hackable or not? and also to update my firmware to gen-c or higher do i need to install first the gen-a to gen-b and so on well i already installed the Chickhen R2 on my psp so im confuse what to do next or i dont need to install the gen-a to gen-ba just directly install the gen-c is that it? plz reply asap and also thank u very much for the wonderful site

    • sylv3rblade February 20, 2010 Reply

      PSP-3000 = only partially hackable so you’re stuck with 5.03 based firmware.

      As for the instructions, you just need to install 5.03 GEN-C after installing ChickHen. No need to install GEN-A and GEN-B.

      • Gatsby February 20, 2010 Reply

        sylv3rblade thank u very much ur my savior i love u ^_^

      • Gatsby February 20, 2010 Reply

        you mean ChickHen R2 or ChickHen whats the difference of the 2

        • sylv3rblade February 20, 2010

          For this site’s purposes, ChickHen is always ChickHen R2 because the original ChickHen couldn’t allow you to install any custom firmware over it, just run homebrew stuff. ChickHen R2 made playing ISOs possible :D

  85. nhotz February 22, 2010 Reply

    ask lng poh..psp 3000 ng friend koh is 5.03gen-a..mas better poh ba if gen-c?..mine kc is ta-088v3 with 5.03gen-c…tnx in advance

    • sylv3rblade February 23, 2010 Reply

      Mas maraming games na malalaro sa 5.03 GEN-C kasi may built-in decrypter na sya :D

  86. nhotz February 23, 2010 Reply

    ask koh lng poh ulit..para san poh ung sedna.prx sa plugins?..and ung deemerh.prx ba un?..makakasama poh b is naremove un?..tnx poh ulit..noob pa kc me..

    • sylv3rblade February 23, 2010 Reply

      sedna.prx = Sedna is the plugin that allows you to stay in CFW even if you accidentally shutdown your PSP.
      deemerh.prx = Savegame Deemer is a plugin that allows you to save and load decrypted savedata from UMD titles.
      Both plugins are required by 5.03 GEN-C to function properly.

  87. mark February 26, 2010 Reply

    sir tanong lang po bkit pag nalowbat na ung psp ko or inaalis ang battry nawawala ung mga ganes sa memory?? salamat

    • sylv3rblade February 28, 2010 Reply

      Pag namatay ung PSP mo for any reason (nalowbatt,etc) need mo ireinstall ung CFW.

  88. fza March 2, 2010 Reply

    hallo, im already installed my gen-c cfw,but my older gen-A is running,but not the gen-C.WHY??please..i need to play the new game using cen-C cfw..

  89. Hakua March 2, 2010 Reply

    Hey, I got GEN-C 1 week ago, it works successfully 8D thank you, thank you very much !!

  90. Fae March 3, 2010 Reply

    Hello, and good day. I wanted to ask if it’s possible to install Gen-C while I have Gen-B (full) well, I heard they are all the same. But I have my doubts, it will be bad if I got a brick. ._.

    I have another question, the reason I want Gen-C is because some games says “error: 80020148″ I tought it was because the game is kinda new. So if it doesn’t work is there a way to go back to Gen-B? or just 5.03 MHU?

    • sylv3rblade March 3, 2010 Reply

      Yep, you can install 5.03 GEN-C over 5.03 GEN-B.
      There’s very little chance of bricking your PSP via CFW installation if you follow the instructions to the letter.
      As for 5.03 MHU, it’s much better for you to simply install 5.03 GEN-C because it’s much more compatible.

  91. alael March 6, 2010 Reply

    sir I have no CFW installed yet. but I have the chickhen exploit working now.
    before using the installer Gen-C (updater)
    Do I need another CFW already installed?
    I have the CFWenabler 3.60, is it necessary to use it?

  92. Hero March 6, 2010 Reply

    Do I have to hold down the L trigger every time I run the updater after I’ve restarted my PSP? What are the consequences if I don’t?

    I’m currently on GEN-B and never had to do that.

  93. edward26 March 7, 2010 Reply

    help naman mo..nung ininstall ko ung gen-c gen-a(full ung lumitaw..what i did is inupdate ko sya by holding the L button..na update naman sya pero gen-c(full) sya..dba dpat walang (full)? please reply..thanks

  94. leo99 March 7, 2010 Reply

    sir ask q lng po, i hav a PSP-2000 TA-088v3, and meron syang cfw enabler which runs 5.00 m33. pero i want to change to 5.03 gen-c, ano pong gagawin ko? thanks…

    • sylv3rblade March 7, 2010 Reply

      Select the uninstall option of CFWE, run ChickHen then install 5.03 GEN-C.

  95. stuy March 7, 2010 Reply

    sir, tanung ko lang po kung panu makakakuha o makaka install ng sedna.prx. d po ba kaylangan un para hindi plagi na lang nawawala ung games sa memory.tanx…

  96. Hakusho March 9, 2010 Reply

    pls help its very urgent!!!
    recently i took a game from my friend whose cmputer was filled with malware and viruses and some of them entered into my PSP!! i deleted them and formatted my memory stick but when i install any of the custom firmware, my PSP becomes very slow and doesn’t respond and mostly hangs.
    i dont know what to do now as i have tried everything and nothing seems to work. pls help!!!

    • sylv3rblade March 10, 2010 Reply

      On the XMB, Press select and make sure CPU CLOCK XMB and CPU CLOCK GAME are set to default

  97. rhiosky March 10, 2010 Reply

    sir, do we need to format the memory stick before installing/running the ChickHEN R2 & GEN C? My PSP software version is 5.03 & i can play downloaded games before, but then I accidentally drained the battery and not able to charge it prompting me to uninstall & re-install the battery.after that I can no longer play the downloaded games.the supplied 32MB memory stick containing CFWEnabler & GEN C Updater file is not functioning/corrupted.pls help….thnx

    • sylv3rblade March 10, 2010 Reply

      No, you don’t need to reformat every single time you need to use the installer. The 32MB stick is probably just dead :(

  98. alael March 11, 2010 Reply

    Hello, I have installed Gen-C and it worked. ^^ but I’m noticing that my battery is being drained more fast than usual. Does it have to do with the CPU clock XMB or GAME?.. they are set in Default. is there some way to the battery to last longer?.. My battery now only last like 2 to 1 hour.

    • sylv3rblade March 11, 2010 Reply

      You could slow down the CPU clock for GAME but it’ll be virtually unplayable. I suspect it’s a problem with your battery more than the CFW.

  99. Hakusho March 11, 2010 Reply

    thank you very much sylv3rblade!!! I couldn’t had figured it out if you wouldn’t had helped. But I have another problem – I have installed 5.03 Gen-C on my PSP 3000 but games like Tekken 6 are not running. How can I run these games on my PSP? thnx :D

    • sylv3rblade March 11, 2010 Reply

      What error is Tekken 6 giving you? It’s supposed to work just fine with 5.03 GEN-C :(
      You can try looking for a FIXED version that works with 5.00 M33-6.

  100. Hakusho March 11, 2010 Reply

    I have fixed it. Thanks for helping. You are the man!!

  101. jigz March 12, 2010 Reply

    ask ko lang po kung ang psp ko ay may 5.50 gen-b full pano po ba ito upgrade ito sa 5.50 gen d-3? help naman po . Thanks

  102. jigz March 12, 2010 Reply

    also saan version po ba gumagana yung Dantes inferno ang version ko po kasi ay 5.50 gen b full ang error message nya ay ” the game could not be started yet” samantalang nalalaro nya sa 5.50 gen d3 nung kakilala ko.

  103. VIRUS99999 March 14, 2010 Reply

    hey dude ,,, u rock but some games are not working . my psp is getting reboot again when i start game the screen dose not show any thing. but the old games r working . but the new games are not working .. plz hep
    and what is GEN – C it will work new games.. help

    • sylv3rblade March 14, 2010 Reply

      5.03 GEN-C is the updated version of PSP GEN’s 5.03 CFW. It’s the most compatible of their release so it will work with older games AND newer ones :)

  104. brenny March 18, 2010 Reply

    I did as instructed on my PSP 3000, runned the ‘game’, and the psp rebooted ok. But when I go to system information, my version is still showing GEN-A. Any tips?

  105. nono April 3, 2010 Reply

    Hello! Id like to know if i can delete the files (hen r2 and 5.03 gen-c) after the installation or rather change the memory stick? will it brick my psp if i do it?

    please help… im a total noob..

    im thinking of buying another memory stick for the installation of hen and 5.03 gen-c, and then change the memory stick with games.. is this possible??

    • sylv3rblade April 4, 2010 Reply

      You can delete the files without bricking your PSP. You only need them when (re)installing the 5.03 GEN-C cfw in case you turn off your PSP. Yes, you can also have the installation files on a one memory stick and your games on the other.

  106. roderick April 11, 2010 Reply

    my psp is has a system software na 6.20 version papano ako makakapagdownload nang custom firmware?thanks hope you can answer.

  107. jmd April 13, 2010 Reply

    so you dont need to install the gen-a and gen-b on this one?

    • sylv3rblade April 14, 2010 Reply

      Yep. You can install 5.03 GEN-C right after installing ChickHen.

  108. raven April 20, 2010 Reply

    anu po meron sa 5.03 GEN-C(DT)?

  109. askhim April 21, 2010 Reply

    hey, how do you upgrade from 5.03 MHU to 5.03 GEN-C? because im still 5.03 gen-c after upgrading my psp 3006.

  110. askhim April 21, 2010 Reply

    i mean, im still 5.03 mhu

  111. MadridistAli April 24, 2010 Reply

    Yo Atma please i need help!!!! :'(
    I tried to install GEN D3 over GEN C i followed all the steps right and at the end of the installation it said Installation Finished ((welcome to GEN world))
    after that my PSP is just showing the green color no scree,and i can’t even use the recovery menu,this is a full brick right?
    WHAT SHALL I DO!!! :'(

    • sylv3rblade April 25, 2010 Reply

      Remove the battery and try turning your PSP on again.

      • MadridistAli April 25, 2010 Reply

        Actually its not my PSP,its my cousin’s and he is really a pain in the ass xD
        anyway,i tried and removed the battery but still it didn’t work ;'(
        I forgot to tell you that,first i installed GEN C through ChickHEN R2,then i installed GEN D3 over it

        • sylv3rblade April 25, 2010

          Well that’s the problem :(
          You didn’t read the warning on the installation of 5.50 GEN-D3. If you’re running 5.03, you can’t upgrade to 5.50 GEN-D3.

        • MadridistAli April 26, 2010

          Right now i am giving him my PSP,i’ll just have to take his bricked PSP,but i can fix it with using a Pandora Battery,right?

          Thank you anyway ;)

  112. Hakusho April 25, 2010 Reply

    hey sylv3rblade i need your help….after i installed GEN-C, every game seemed to run fine. but wen i brought FIFA 09 from one of my friend, it didnt run….it showed the error the game cud not be started….plz help me!!

    • Hakusho April 26, 2010 Reply

      plz reply to my problem…i cannot figure the problem and you are the only one who can help me!!!

    • sylv3rblade April 26, 2010 Reply

      That’s odd… have you tried switching UMD modes?

  113. Hakusho April 27, 2010 Reply

    yeah I have tried it but it still won’t work….but the game works fine in GEN-A…I can’t figure out the problem!!

  114. abcdefgh April 28, 2010 Reply

    hmmm ms sylv3rblade (am i right?)

    is there anyway i can message you or something? i have a lot of questions about psp….

  115. Hakusho May 3, 2010 Reply

    excuse me, but cud you find the answer to my problem….it would help me a lot!!

    • sylv3rblade May 3, 2010 Reply

      Well there’s 2 ways to fix the game could not be started problem. You can either download and run the eboot patcher to make the game work with your cfw version,

      Or…. you can redownload a Fifa 09 fixed for 5.00 M33

  116. lee mark May 4, 2010 Reply

    how to get back the games of my psp if the games is corrupted?i need a pandora battery? or can i do it without pandora battery?

  117. Gareth May 7, 2010 Reply

    Hi. I installed gen-c successfully on my psp-3004. However, I shut down my psp and it’s now in regular ofw mode. when I want to re-install it, when exactly do I hold in L trigger? If I don’t hold it in, will it brick my psp?

    Also, how many times can you run the gen-c update? Asking this cos I don’t like leaving my psp in standby mode and I have to shut it down to use USB mode, as my pc doesn’t recognise it in in gen-c mode.

    Please help. I’m a little nervous about trying this again, as I don’t want to brick my psp.

    • sylv3rblade May 7, 2010 Reply

      Hold the L trigger when the PSP prompts you to press X to install 5.0 GEN-C. No, it won’t but it’ll just take longer for the installation since it’ll recopy the files instead of just reactivating the CFW.
      You can run the update to infinity without any problems. The only way you’ll brick your PSP is if you don’t follow the instructions as stated above :)

      • Gareth May 7, 2010 Reply

        Cool! Thanks very much for replying so quickly. :)

      • kathy_rollo May 17, 2010 Reply

        So it looks like I’m still a bit lost with the hold down L trigger thingy. ^_^;

        My unit is working fine, but curiosity always gets the best outta me. :)

        Can’t really avoid running out of power and having to reload 5.03 GEN-C again, but I NEVER hold down the L trigger and it works ok. What is the difference in holding down L trigger and not?

        • sylv3rblade May 17, 2010

          holding down the L trigger skips the part where it copies the installation files and simply runs the activation routine.

        • kathy_rollo May 17, 2010

          Ah so even when I turn off my PSP completely and it reverts to OFW 5.03, the 5.03 GEN-C files are actually still in my PSP? I thought turning off wipes out these files?

        • sylv3rblade May 18, 2010

          Nope, they’re still there but you do need the installer to activate them again.

  118. Hakusho May 8, 2010 Reply

    thanks very much for your reply!! :D

  119. P. May 13, 2010 Reply

    so I’m confused…I have to drag the “PSP” file to the PSP’s memory stick and it asks me if i want to replace it… but won’t i lose all my photos,music & videos? sorry if that’s a dumb question but i’m new to this

    • sylv3rblade May 14, 2010 Reply

      If you’re on a mac you need to choose the merge option instead of replace. If you’re on a PC that’s fine, you can choose replace and it won’t replace anything (because it’ll only replace files with similar names not folders :))

  120. Dex May 15, 2010 Reply

    hi i have a question i have a psp model 3002 will the 5.03 GEN-C work on my psp? sorry im new to this ^^;

  121. Dex May 16, 2010 Reply

    sorry one more question like i said my psp is a 3002 when i got it it had a 5.55 update is there anyway to downgrade it to 5.03 at the moment?

  122. chico May 19, 2010 Reply

    so if install this if i turned my psp off will i still hack it again?

  123. Fahim May 20, 2010 Reply

    All games work fine except fewww, This new 1 i downloaded and its not working.
    naruto ultimate ninja heroes 3 usa
    it says game could not be started. Is it because its too recent? Or do i need klown or espalpsp’s version which always works?

    • kathy_rollo May 24, 2010 Reply

      You downloaded the scene release by PSPKiNG right? Yeah try the one by KloWn. That group is always my next choice when scene releases don’t work.

  124. deathnurse May 26, 2010 Reply

    guys the loader is working tnx u rock

  125. qwertyytrewq May 29, 2010 Reply

    pls help! whenever i try to run gen-b or gen-c updaters, all it says is “now reboot you psp in CFW5.03 GEN-B/BEN-C” there’s no steps like “press x to reboot” after the message, it just goes back to home and its still GEN-A. when i try to reboot it by turning it off or from the select button, i hav to run CHICKhen and the INSTALLER-LOADER again from GEN-A. when i try to do it from CHICKhen (i just ran over CHICKhen) it’s just a black screen and still goes back to home. i read all steps, watched some videos but none seem to help me.

    PLS HELP BECAUSE I KNOW THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG I’VE DONE AND I DONT’T WANNA BRICK MY PSP.

  126. qwertyytrewq May 29, 2010 Reply

    PS
    I have extracted all files, redownloaded all files and still the same message appears

    PLS REPLY QUICKLY!

  127. qwertyytrewq May 29, 2010 Reply

    Another PS

    Sorry for having so many PSs but also when i run 5.03 GEN-C or GEN-B the stupid message appears and my psp magically turns GEN-A. This happens even when i run it directly after running CHICKhen. Bakit ganun?

    PLS REPLY! My psp is version 2000 slim and is a TA-088 v3 Checked using the PSPident 0.4

  128. qwertytrewq May 30, 2010 Reply

    help my GEn-B and GEN-C dont work. I follow all the steps but it just says: reboot your psp in CFW5.03 GEN-B/GEN-C when i run them. When i do run them, my psp just becomes a 5.03 GEN-A. My psp is a slim 2000 TA-088v3. pls help me!

    PLS Reply quickly

  129. qwertytrewq May 30, 2010 Reply

    I’ve just figured out how to do it. One thing you’ve failed to mention was that once you run the GEN-C updater, it’s going too say “Reboot your psp in CFW5.03 BEN-C” after that, you have to run the GEN-C updater again WHILE HOLDING THE L BUTTON ON THE LOADING SCREEN (when it shows the psp sony entertainment). It should take you to the GEN-C menu. press x to install GEN-C and press x again to reboot and then… You’ve just installed GEN-C!

    I hope this helps you and all the people having the same problem! Btw pinoy rin ako :)

    • sylv3rblade May 30, 2010 Reply

      Will update the post to reflect this :D Thanks.

      • marlon June 3, 2010 Reply

        sylv3rblade..patulong nmn..bkt ung tiff file unsupported data na sa psp ko..naupgrade ko kasi sa 6.0..pwde ko pa bang ibalik un sa 5.03?plz rply…

        • sylv3rblade June 3, 2010

          Ermm thats’ the problem. nagupgrade ka to 6.0 :(

        • marlon June 4, 2010

          pano gagawin ko don? la n b sulosyon un?

        • sylv3rblade June 4, 2010

          Check mo if hackable ung PSP.. if hackable pede pa idowngrade, if inde wala na.

        • marlon June 4, 2010

          pano po check if hackable ung psp? psp 3000 ung model nya…at pano po idowngrade?thanx po…

        • sylv3rblade June 4, 2010
        • marlon June 4, 2010

          dAmN…I bRick my Psp…Now what….

        • sylv3rblade June 5, 2010

          Well di pa naman sya bricked… kaso UMD lang ang pedeng lruin :(

        • marlon June 4, 2010

          By thE waY,,Thanx a lot sylverBlade…

        • marlon June 5, 2010

          yup..mamumulubi naman ako nyan blade..mahal ang umd eh..

  130. noob May 30, 2010 Reply

    a silly question…
    where should i paste the iso file games to play?

    • sylv3rblade May 30, 2010 Reply

      Inside the ISO folder at the root of your memory stick, if you can’t find one, create an ISO folder and drop your files there.

  131. leon June 7, 2010 Reply

    can i install this on my psp 3004,TA-088v2 mobo and i have 5.03MHU firmware. what will be the advantage and is this an upgrade for me.

    • sylv3rblade June 7, 2010 Reply

      Yep. This is the most up to date CFW for your PSP. You’ll be able to play most of the latest games.

  132. leogar June 7, 2010 Reply

    thank you very much you had been very helpful and informative.

  133. Hakusho June 10, 2010 Reply

    help i have downloaded PES 2010 and wen i try to start the game, it shows the error message “could not start the game”……pls tell me wat shud i do?? i have the GEN-C

  134. melaine June 13, 2010 Reply

    same here hakusho, silverblade plz help us what to do.

  135. kj June 14, 2010 Reply

    pano if bigla nwla ung mga games ko sa psp uhm my psp is 3000 version 5.03 GEN-C??? UMD nlng ba pde d2?

  136. Kayne June 16, 2010 Reply

    erm… ihave a problem. i’ve downloaded the gen c file and successfully hacked the psp to gen c. the system settings read “5.03 GEN – C (Full)” but the game files i put in the ISO dont appear in the psp when i turn it on… help? :(

    My psp is a 3000 btw.

    • sylv3rblade June 16, 2010 Reply

      What file format are your games and are you certain that the directory you’re putting them in is X:/ISO not X:/PSP/ISO?

      • Kayne June 17, 2010 Reply

        the games are in rar format. other games in rar format can be played on my psp so i dont find the format a problem. and yes im sure ive put the games in the ISO folder, not PSP/ISO

        • sylv3rblade June 17, 2010

          in rar? Do the files specifically end in .rar?

        • Kayne June 17, 2010

          the type of file states winrar archive

        • sylv3rblade June 18, 2010

          They need to have the extensions below (.iso or .cso) in order for them to work.

        • Kayne June 21, 2010

          but i have a few games that are also in the rar format that works..

        • sylv3rblade June 21, 2010

          Winrar actually calls all files that it opens as a winrar archive so there’s really no other way of knowing other than checking the extension.

  137. Kayne June 16, 2010 Reply

    ermm… do i update the psp 3000 to gen c after the psp reads “5.03 gen-b (full)” or reads “Chickhen r2″? :l

  138. Hakusho June 16, 2010 Reply

    i have downloaded PES 2010 but its not running on my psp. i have tried it even on gen-a but it still wont run. plz help!!

  139. Komesanos July 2, 2010 Reply

    If I turn the psp off can I upgrade directly to C or do I have to update to A then B then C??

    Thanks!

    • sylv3rblade July 2, 2010 Reply

      You can install 5.03 GEN-C directly

      • godio July 19, 2010 Reply

        pls help nmn po
        psp 3004 with 5.03 m33-6
        when i run the gen-c loader
        m33-6 p din ang nkalagay sa system
        pnu ko ggwin gen-c toh?
        and ma bbrick ba kpg nag update ako from m33-6 to gen-c
        plz HELP T_T
        plz

        • sylv3rblade July 19, 2010

          You need to remove 5.03 M33-6 first… turn off your PSP then run chickhen and this installer.

        • godio July 20, 2010

          gnun pa din
          m33-6 p din xa
          khit gen-c instaler ang ni run ko

        • godio July 20, 2010

          pnu po b ggwin ko?

        • godio July 20, 2010

          is it possible to brink a psp 3004 if your cfw is 5.03 m33-6 converting it to 5.03 gen-c?
          ask ko lng!!!???1111

  140. ronnie July 23, 2010 Reply

    i just wanna ask…im using psp 3001 version 5.5. how can i play ISO games

    • sylv3rblade July 23, 2010 Reply

      There’s no way to downgrade a PSP-3000 above 5.03 firmware to install cfw.

  141. itachi July 28, 2010 Reply

    ang problema ko sa psp ko…

    minsan nawawala yung games ko kasi na lowbat or na off ng d sadya habang nag lalaro…

    alam ko nmn panu hanapin yun
    una restore default setting then sa photo den press down tapos lalabas yung GREEN… next dun na ako sa game tapos start ko yung reloader (GEN-C)

    d2 na nag sisimula problema…
    pag na start ko na yung reloader lalabas na yung game… pero pag katapos ng 5seconds… mag lalag bigla as in yung lower half ng monitor parang nag” e-earthquake”

    nag lalag yung psp ko tuwing ginagamet ko yung reloader which is GEN-C…
    phit e off ko pa ganun pa rin… ang ginagawa ko nlng tinatanggal ko yung battery para ma hide ulit yung games… tapos restore default setting nanaman ako pag mag lalaro nanaman ako…

    sa mga matalino sa PSP jan patulong nmn panu mawala yung lag ng psp ko… lumalabas kc yung lag pag gagamitin ko yung gamer reloader…

  142. Virus99999 August 26, 2010 Reply

    hey ya ….. silverblade ……i wanted to ask ..if i can make this firmware as a permenant firmware…because wen accidentilly my psp is switch i have to reinstalll gen-c…..
    help and thnx….

  143. balraj August 29, 2010 Reply

    i have a psp 2004 Ta-088V3 firmware 5.03 chicken R2 can i run GEN-C on it without bricking my psp

  144. leplep September 16, 2010 Reply

    dude, i have a really big big problem and i hope you can help me. everytime na itry kong i-run yung GEN-C 5.03 amy message na sinasabi “game is corrupted etc etc”. pero ang procedure dun diba punta sa photos tapos scroll down lang pababa tapos screen will turn green. right? but when ever i do this now, it just freezes and itll turn itself off. when i run GEN-C again it still say the same thing. can you fix it please? thank you so much in advance.

    • rolando October 29, 2010 Reply

      accidentally na off ko yung games ko without going to main menu at games is corrupted daw pumupunta ako sa photos pero ayaw pa rin can u help me?

  145. leplep September 16, 2010 Reply

    oh wait. i got it working now. i guess you just have to try several times before it goes back to normal. but thanks anyway. i learned a lot with your article just by reading the comments and your responses. i hope you can help other people pa.

  146. Bry November 2, 2010 Reply

    hello my psp can go to gen c but if you don`t play a game for a while or use the VSH Menu andStandby it and tun it on it hangs or whatsoever what should i do?

    • sylv3rblade November 2, 2010 Reply

      Try reinstalling 5.03 GEN-C. That sounds like a bad flash.

      • Bry May 17, 2011 Reply

        i did what you said but unfortunately its still lagging whenever i go to GenC it lags..

  147. ralph November 4, 2010 Reply

    dude bkit everytime n itry ko ung intallation ng gen c eh gen A(full) lumalabas?… dpat b eh genA -> genB -> genC?… d kwa gawa ung genc(full).. reply k pls hihintayin ko salamat…..

  148. ralph November 4, 2010 Reply

    katakot ksi magganito…. nasira ksi ung una kong psp dhil nupgrade ko ng 5.51… d pla nsira d lng aq mkalaro ng downloaded games… reply k ah

  149. Mitch November 15, 2010 Reply

    hi,,, kabibili ko lang ng psp3001 for my son 2 days ago… i remember the lady na nagbenta sakin sabi nia na it runs via chicken mode daw.. im not sure what is she talking about… pero ung mga games na supposed to be eh andun,, bgla nwala knna… nagrestart kz mag isa ung psp,,, then i checked the memory card sa pc,, nakasave nman dun… pero whenever i tried it sa psp,, wala nman nag aappear… what should i do?

    • sylv3rblade November 15, 2010 Reply

      Bale to run the games on your memory stick, you need:
      1. Chickhen Running on your PSP
      2. 5.03 GEN-C installed over ChickHen.

      This guide pretty much explains what you need to do to (re)install Chickhen and 5.03 GEN-C

      • Mitch November 15, 2010 Reply

        can u tell me what to do? im new to this kind kz…

        • kathy025 November 16, 2010

          Everything you have to do is already written in the blog entry. You may be new to PSP scene, but you’re not new to reading. ;)

        • sylv3rblade November 17, 2010

          Thanks for that :)

        • kathy025 November 17, 2010

          No prob sylv3r, I’ve learned a LOT from this blog and its very easy instructions. Keep up the good work Master!

        • death_06 March 14, 2011

          my psp version 5.03(before)….i update it to 5.55 and i cant play my download games…..what should i do???

        • sylv3rblade March 14, 2011

          You can update your PSP to 6.20 and install 6.20 TN-D or 6.35 and install 6.35 Pro-B3.

        • death_gunzz April 3, 2011

          my psp ver.(5.03)before and i update it to 5.55 and i update it again in ver.6.37 and i cant play my download games………………what shoul i do?

        • sylv3rblade April 3, 2011

          You upgraded to 6.37. At that point the only thing you’ll be able to do with your PSP is run some homebrew but no ISO games.

        • death_gunz April 4, 2011

          wala na pu bang solution…

        • sylv3rblade April 4, 2011

          so far wala pa. 6.37 lang ang tanging firmware na walang ISO support.

        • jek February 19, 2011

          pwede nyo pa install yung sinasabinh chicken sa mga nag aayos ng psp, or download kayo sa youtube ng video how? then download nyo din yung files na chickhen, meron akong files kaso paano ko mabibigay sayo..??? email with attachment?

  150. Bagito10 November 15, 2010 Reply

    Sir patulong nman.Ung psp k kc inupgrade nung kasama k d2 original sya 5.03 tpos nging 5.03 genc full.kso ayaw maplay ng iso games naki2ta k ung games dun s games icon kso pag click k may error message n lumalabas.”the game could not be started (80020321)”Tnx!

    • kathy025 November 16, 2010 Reply

      Install the latest add-in, Prometheus-3 v2 for 5.03 GEN-C. It’s also in this blog.

  151. kathy025 November 22, 2010 Reply

    Is it theoretically possible to directly install 5.03 GEN-C to a PSP-2000 with CFW 3.90 M33-3?

  152. sayyid January 7, 2011 Reply

    hey all,can i just install 5.03 gen C on a psp 3000 without 5.03 gen A or B???help2…

  153. FatalError January 22, 2011 Reply

    Hi Sylverblade. Just wondering if there’s any update on Prometheus cause I just downloaded Parasite Eve 3rd b-day and i cant run it. Thanks ! ^_^

  154. L May 14, 2011 Reply

    Pa-help nman pls.. I have psp 2006. 5.03 gen c ang Custom firmware nya… ngrestart ung psp ko. ang problema, gnamit kong pang-load ng Chicken ung sa friend ko n may psp 2000 n 5.00 m33 ang version ng psp nya.

    Ngload nman ung chicken pro d na ako makapaglaro ng tekken 6. tpos tiningnan ko ung version ng psp ko, ngtaka ako kc 5.00 m33 na sya… 5.03 genc nging 5.00 m33.

    anu po pwedeng gawin ko pra maibalik ko sa 5.03 gen c ulit un? Tnx. pls..

    • sylv3rblade May 14, 2011 Reply

      Most likely pinalitan nya ung loaded CFW from 5.03 GEN-C to Custom Firmware Enabler (which will pop 5.00 M33-6 when you look at the firmware version). Just follow the instructions on this page to restore 5.03 GEN-C or for simplicity, follow the other guide to install Signed 5.03 GEN-C.

      • L May 15, 2011 Reply

        @ sylv3rblade

        Thank you for the reply.. I appreciate it too much… pero now 5.03 promentus n cya, ngtry lng ako pro ok nman as of now.. tnx

  155. . OrozcO . May 28, 2011 Reply

    I have a PSP 3000 with 5.03 OFW ChickHEN R2 and 5.03 GEN-A (Full). I want to update to 5.03 GEN-C but my question is if i have to install first 5.03 GEN-B to make it possible. Or go directly to 5.03 GEN-C update, and after Prometeus Patch.

  156. YTS May 31, 2011 Reply

    Hi sylv3rblade,
    I have a problem when trying to put my iso/cso (games) inside my memory stick,
    b’cos after I install the Gen-C (full), my F: drive become a zip folder. I can’t copy any games into the memory stick(I check my system setting it show that GEN-C (full). Sorry for the nood quetions)
    Thanks.

    • sylv3rblade May 31, 2011 Reply

      Hi YTS,
      I’m not sure I understand the problem. Your PC reads your PSP’s storage as a zip folder? Have you tried accessing your PSP from another computer?

      • YTS June 2, 2011 Reply

        Hi sylv3rblade,
        I already solved the problem, just change the setting from umd device to memory stick at vsh menu. but now I got another problem, when I try to copy my iso/cso file into psp/game it show corrupted data, can u give some advise.
        Thanks.

  157. Venn June 1, 2011 Reply

    Hello I have a PSP 3006 and have a System Software of 5.03 GEN-C Full. And I saw one of my classmates play ISO games on a 6.35 custom firmware. Can I still upgrade my custom firmware? He told me to uprgade it so I can play other more games (he played GOW: Ghost of Sparta that time). I am just afraid that I might not play ISO games anymore… if this is possible on my psp, can you show me a link of your tutorial on the latest firmware that can still play ISO’s?

    Thanks Venn.

  158. sherry June 22, 2011 Reply

    when i open the file corrupted data is written and it does not work

    • sylv3rblade June 22, 2011 Reply

      You need to have Chickhen running before installing 5.03 GEN-C

  159. dark_moonx1 July 2, 2011 Reply

    Just a quick question.

    PSP-3004 TA-090v2 OFW 5.03

    Before installation, the memory stick can be browsed (can see the ISO, PSP, MUSIC, PICTURE folders).

    However, after installing 5.03 gen-c, all I can get when connecting the USB are 3 folders namely dic, font and vsh…

    Any ideas as to this? And the media size that registers in my computer is only 40MB as opposed to what my memory stick capacity is (4GB).

    Please advise.

    • sylv3rblade July 3, 2011 Reply

      You have probably mounted your PSP’s flash memory. That’s dangerous since if you write/delete anything on that partition, it’ll brick your PSP.

      Press select to access the VSH menu. Look for a setting that says “USB Device” and change it to “Memory Stick”

      • dark_moonx1 July 3, 2011 Reply

        Thanks man… Good thing I haven’t done anything to that partition…

  160. mat July 22, 2011 Reply

    i have black psp 3000 and installed chickhen and gen c and have been playing games for a while now but suddenly my systerm started running very slow and sometimes cant even load any ting. what happened to my psp and is there a way out.

  161. archilles caballes August 28, 2011 Reply

    need help…modified na to psp ko b4 accidentaly na reformat ng ate ko..prblma ko now gsto ko ako mag modify n2 pro dku sure kasi psp2007 model eto..possible ba eto e modify?

  162. Hrist October 21, 2011 Reply

    Hi sylv3rblade,

    I installed as instructed (HEN, GEN-C, PROMETHEUS). But my cso and iso games still aren’t appearing. Do you have any idea how to fix this?

    My firmware version is 5.03. Hope you could help. Thanks. :)

    • sylv3rblade October 21, 2011 Reply

      Please check if:
      Your games are in the ISO folder (Memory Stick:/ISO)
      Your games are in ISO/CSO format
      If your PSP displays 5.03 GEN-C as above.

      • Hrist December 30, 2011 Reply

        I realize I’m replying way too late on this but thanks! The problem was that it was located on Memory Stick:/PSP/ISO instead of Memory Stick:/ISO. (My PSP displays 5.03 Prome-3 btw) Really appreciate you answering my question. :)

        I have another problem though. I copied files from my previously used PSP (which I just borrowed) and the save files don’t seem to work. Is there something that I might have missed?

        • sylv3rblade December 30, 2011

          Are your save games in the proper directory?

  163. BladeOfDevils November 7, 2011 Reply

    can u help me coz the chickHEN wont work

  164. obey December 15, 2011 Reply

    guys i have psp slim, my system software is 5.03..then i have a chckhen r2 for 5.03 gen-c..a little bit confius after rebooting my system to 5.03 gen-c i go to system info. then the system is 5.03 m33-6..not 5.03 gen-c.. now the question is y my system software named 5.03 m33-6 and not 5.03 gen-c..is ther any difference?

    sori a little bit harder to speak english..
    tnx

  165. obey December 17, 2011 Reply

    guys i have psp slim, my system software is 5.03..then i have a chckhen r2 for 5.03 gen-c..a little bit confius after rebooting my system to 5.03 gen-c i go to system info. then the system is 5.03 m33-6..not 5.03 gen-c.. now the question is y my system software named 5.03 m33-6 and not 5.03 gen-c..is ther any difference?

    sori a little bit harder to speak english..
    tnx

  166. geLo December 27, 2011 Reply

    Dudes, I have a PSP-2000 .. When I install chickHENR2, everything is okay. But, after installing 5.03GEN-C, My PSP freeze. The keys doesn’t work. HELP PLEASE.

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