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Install PSP Custom Firmware 5.50 GEN-D3

Then GEN team pushes another update, to it’s popular CFW, 5.50 GEN-D3 that introduces several bugfixes from the previous releases as well as introduces better compatibility for games and plugins. Do note that 5.50 GEN-D3 is for hackable PSPs only. Read the Important warnings below:

If you have a PSP-3000 / PSP-2000 TA088v3 however, you can install 5.03 GEN-C.

Important: DO NOT attempt to install this on PSP-3000 / PSP-2000 TA088v3. YOU WILL BRICK YOUR PSP IF YOU DO.
Important: If you are updating from 5.50 GEN-B, you need to install 5.50 GEN-B2 before proceeding. Otherwise, YOU WILL BRICK 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. 🙂

Requirements:

  • A PSP with custom firmware installed AT LEAST 5.00 M33-6. Although the installer worlds on 4.01 M33, it’s better if you upgrade to 5.00 M33-6 to lower the risk of the installation failing. If you’re having problems installing 5.50 GEN-D, read the troubleshooting part below.
  • PSP battery that’s at least 78% full
  • Download: XGen Updater | XGen Updater
  • Disable ALL plugins.
  • Back up your save files (so that if they get corrupted, you still have backups)

How to install 5.50 GEN-D3 using XGen Updater

    • Connect your PSP to your computer
    • Extract the XGen Updater to your PC
    • Copy the PSP folder and the 550.pbp file to the root of your memory stick

    • On your XMB, go to Game > Memory Stick to start XGen Updater
    • Select Enter on the screen above

    • Choose Flash install CFW 5.50 GEN-D3

XGEN Updater

  • After all process is complete, press X. Your PSP will reboot.
  • Congratulations, you’ve just installed 5.50 GEN-D3

After installing GEN-D3, How about some Free PSP Games?

Custom Firmware 5.50 GEN-D3 Features:

  • All features of 5.50 GEN-D2 and 5.50 GEN-D are available.
  • Compatibility with games requiring firmware 6.10 and above (this includes the Demos available from the PSN)
  • Play the following games, Tekken 6, Gundam vs Gundam, Phantasy Star Portable 2, Naruto, J-League Pro Soccer Club o Tsukurou 6 Pride of J, Naruto Shippuden Narutimate Accel 3, James Cameron Avatar The Game, Phantasy Star Portable 2, R-Type Tactics II Operation Bitter Chocolate, Bleach Soul Carnival 2, Battle Spirits Kiseki no Hasha, Yamada, etc.

Troubleshooting:

If you’re having problems getting the black screen when installing 5.50 GEN-D, you need to reflash your PSP to 5.00 M33-6. If you’re already using 5.00 M33-6, upgrade to 5.50 GEN-B2, then run the 5.50 GEN-D installer:

Requirements for reflashing your PSP to 5.00 M33-6:

  • Extract the Hellcat’s Recovery flasher and copy it to PSP\GAME folder
  • Copy the 500.pbp to the Recovery folder (PSP\GAME\RECOVERY)
  • Run Hellcat’s Recovery flasher from your XMB
  • Reflash to 5.00 M33-6
  • Restore your PSP to the original settings. No CXMBs, no fonts, etc
  • Format flash1 and reset settings (recovery mode)
  • Set theme to orginal Sony theme
  • Turn off all plugins
  • Reformat memory stick

Troubleshooting:

If you’re having problems getting the black screen when installing 5.50 GEN-D, you need to reflash your PSP to 5.00 M33-6. If you’re already using 5.00 M33-6, upgrade to 5.50 GEN-B2, then run the 5.50 GEN-D installer:

Requirements for reflashin:

If you don’t want to reflash, do the following:

If it still doesn’t work, just update to 5.50 GEN-B2 before running the 5.50 GEN-D installer.

Credits:

Dark_AleX – For his M33
Genyus – By GEN

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