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PSP-3000 finally gets hacked

It was inevitable but I’m a bit surprised that it wasn’t Dark Alex to have come out with a solution to the no homebrew on the PSP Brite.

Yes, it is NOW possible to install custom firmware on your PSP-3000.  How?  You just need to have a PSP-3000 with 5.03 official firmware (or ofw for short) and below. How? Proceed to install 5.03 GEN-A via ChickHEN hack.

The 5.03 GEN-A is enabled via the ChickHEN hack from Davee. Using the TIFF Exploit discovered earlier by MaTiAZ, Davee found a way to use that with his new Kernel exploit to allow homebrew on all PSP’s. That includes the previously thought unhackable TA88v3 motherboard found in PSP-3000’s and some newer PSP-2000 units. After installing the ChickHEN Homebrew Enabler, you then install 5.03 GEN-A over it.

Sounds simple? Yep. If you want a more detailed guide, read up this installation guide for 5.03 GEN-A via ChickHEN hack.

As you read above, if you have a PSP-2000 with a TA88v3 motherboard, you can have the 5.03 GEN-A custom firmware installed. If you’ve not sure what motherboard you have, check out the CFW compatibility guide.

Currently, all PSP models can now install custom firmware.

Now who needs the Lite Blue Tool tool from Datel huh? It’s a pure rip off at $29.99 which does nothing but eat your cash.

Updated: June 16, 2009

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  1. zetagear November 19, 2008 Reply

    i see psp’s dark dark future of phasing out…

  2. Ocarina November 29, 2008 Reply

    I really hope this works. I really want to use the PSX2PSP Converter, so I can play PSone games on my PSP 3000.

  3. Pandora Battery November 30, 2008 Reply

    $29 bux seems a bit steep to me tho.

  4. Zappsoft December 25, 2008 Reply

    I think this is Crap! I just bought the new Action Replay Cheat Device for the PSP. But I have a 3000 model so of course I find out it don’t work. 2000 sure 1000 sure but not my 3000. Stupid Sony!!!!!!

    • sylv3rblade December 25, 2008 Reply

      @Zappsoft and raze
      yes but currently there’s no other way to put the PSP 3000 in service mode which is required to install a CFW. Just wait a few more weeks.

  5. raze December 25, 2008 Reply

    awtz…is there no other play to play games from memory stick???this psp 3000 makes me insane..please email me if you have news.

  6. ReptAR February 5, 2009 Reply

    We have successfully hacked a psp 3000, this was after bricking 11 other psps, but it was well worth it. I know most of you people, if any are reading this, will want to know the magic behind the trick, I tell you that we will not share it for three main points:
    1.- The psp 3000 is sony’s final hope to keep the psp alive. Game makers aren’t willing to put up with all the piracy around so they will definitively stop making games for the psp if the word of its hacking spreads out.
    2.- There aren’t homebrews that run on psp 3000, or if there are, i don’t know about their existence, and therefore, aren’t supported by our customzised firmware. What I can do with my freshly hacked psp 3000 is playing ISOs, CSOs, because the firmware we have developed supports it.
    3.- If it’s running around the internet, sony will eventually find a protection and send a firmware patching their flaw, preventing someone else to do it themeselves.
    The only thing we wanted to achieve was that, playing ISOs and CSOs, the rest of the stuff is just not as important, for us.
    Currently there are 7 psps 3000 that have runed our KnD (kill n destroy) which is a downgrader that can run on the psp 3000. It will take it all the way back to 1.5 OFW. then we developed the first ever choliware 1.0 which supports ISO and CSO.
    Pretty cool huh?.
    We don’t expect people to understand let alone accept our final deccision of keeping it a secret, but listen to this.
    There is hope.
    If 7 kids from Peru could take sony’s so called, unhackable psp, and hack it, WHAT’S STOPPING THE GREAT MINDS OF PSP HACKING LIKE DAX OR C+D? guys, we worshipped you, but i think this time we beated you to the punch.
    On the other hand, you guys might have already done it, but like us, are holding the information back.
    either way, we want to encourage the average psp player to start investigating. eventually someone foolish enough will hit it and share it.


    • sylv3rblade February 5, 2009 Reply

      I think the big guys are also sharing the same sentiments with your group seeing as the PSP-3000 is the last hope of Sony to keep devs interested in the Platform. Kudos to you and your pals.


  7. oliver February 9, 2009 Reply

    how can i get a psp 3000 software?

    its been 2 weeks since i have l the psp 3000. shops here in the phil they don’t have software, yet if possible can you help me download of this installer or games for my psp 3000.



  8. Sachin February 13, 2009 Reply

    Can i hack my psp 3004 using the light blue tool and install m33 software in my psp?is it a success?After installing m33 will .CSO &.ISO games work? Is the light blue tool available in UAE

  9. lastpspdev February 14, 2009 Reply

    Don’t even listen to REPTAR he’s sent that same exact post to like every psp forum there is, he’s a fake, read his statement he contradicts himself like 3times!! 1.if he was a dev he would at least post a vid or a faq on it 2. he wouldn’t be indirectly slander anyone elses work 3.he would be some what known or talked about 4. he wouldn’t have to post the same exact post on like 10 different forums. 5. if you post something on that many sites and no one comments or reports new news on it, thats because it’s bullshit 6. reptAR is gay, and has VD

  10. sylv3rblade February 14, 2009 Reply

    lels.. I think I forgot the add the /sarcasm to my comment for reptAR

  11. rhein04 February 20, 2009 Reply

    i hate my PSP 3000!!!

  12. The gripshift hack is out but it doesnt allow custum firmware it only supports user mode and i bought a “Lite Blue Tool battery” from datel and it DOESNT put the 3000 or 2000 in service mode its only useful for the psps that can already b hacked which you dont have to pay money forwhen u can make one ure self buy googling reversible pandora battery so personally i think we should start a petition!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. zKrAm March 21, 2009 Reply the psp 3000 still unhackable.?

  14. christian March 27, 2009 Reply

    plss informed me if there are any software that can we installed in our PSP 3000 i like to play a unlimited games to. plz email me at [email protected] thnx plzz once again informed me

    christian´s last entry was: Canon Rebel T1i | EOS 500D

  15. demie April 1, 2009 Reply

    share free games

  16. R!l3y5noTz April 6, 2009 Reply

    Recently got the PSP3004 and the local guy says it can be hacked but heck its gonna cost exactly 1/2 of wot i paid for the PSP….. thats INR5000….

    • sylv3rblade April 6, 2009 Reply

      I haven’t heard of a successful hack for the psp so I’m more inclined to think it’s a scam.

  17. R!l3y5noTz April 10, 2009 Reply

    Im inclined to think the same. He’s probably gonna swap mobo’s and I’ll end up with a PSP2000 🙂

  18. ian April 29, 2009 Reply

    hi sylve3rblade!! ian here again, in accordance to this breakthrough, will it also solve the problem with the 2001 gen.2 psp’s like what i have?

  19. shen July 21, 2009 Reply

    its already july 2009 hmmmm. can someone tell me if psp3000 v.4.21 hackable already???

    its been a month i have my psp and i want to play unlimited games..

    could someone help me..

    thanks you all..
    keep it up

  20. nightmare July 22, 2009 Reply

    oliver do you already have cfw now on your psp3000???

    i have same psp 3000 ofw 4.21.
    and i got this last month..

    i want to play game w/o umd.. please help me
    please response and give some pointers…

    thanks dude..

  21. midknight August 17, 2009 Reply

    halla…. bibili ako next month… ng PSP nalilito tuloy me what na bibilhin…

    HELP… AS IN MALAKING HELP.. email or reply pls…

  22. kunjan October 9, 2009 Reply

    I have a PSP 3000 version 5.01 how do i hack it.

  23. qontoki October 13, 2009 Reply

    i just flashed a PSP 3000 today i put all the files and now it is ez to get ISOs into it usin chickhen

  24. jany03 October 23, 2009 Reply

    the version of my PSP 3005 is 6.10 and all software especially the “ChickHen hack” did not work. any solution to that?
    e-mail me please…..([email protected])Thankyou!

  25. kholis November 4, 2009 Reply

    Thx for u’r information. I have problem whit my psp3005 fw5.51. How can I downgrade to fw5.03, so I can run HEN R2 and Gen A,Gen B, and Gen D. If u have any information about that please replay me at [email protected]?Thank dude. 🙂

  26. epul November 11, 2009 Reply


    I have bought psp 3002 fw 5.70. how to crack @ downgrade for play game on memory stick?

    I hope you can help me..please

  27. lalaland November 18, 2009 Reply

    hey i bought a psp 3000 but is v5.55 when can be downloaded?

  28. Drew December 6, 2009 Reply

    Can anyone let me know when a hack is developed to play iso/cso files on a 3002 with fw 5.70?

    • greatsage December 27, 2009 Reply

      we still dont know when davee team will release chickhen r3.but as far as i know they still work on it.just be patient and go buy some umd

  29. kevin December 16, 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?

  30. poor gamer December 25, 2009 Reply

    R they working on the 7.50 cuz i want to play ff9 on psp thanks

    • greatsage December 27, 2009 Reply

      no dude.if we are lucky davee will release chickhen r3 anytime but dont expect too much..and r3 will work on ofw 5.50 if im not mistaken.why dont you sacrificed some money on umd or psn store..

  31. chuckbartowski February 24, 2010 Reply

    Hi sylv3rblade,

    Will this work on PSP-3002, MoBo TA-090, OFW 4.20?


  32. bryan220 April 27, 2010 Reply

    I have a psp 3004 5.70,i see some post on the other websites like pspcustomfirmware and other sites!!what is HOMEBREW anyway???and when thhis modifiers will come?? i hope they make some Gen A also for psp 3004 5.70!! Do you know how can i contact this DAVEE team??? i want to ask them some question to help us out.thanks guys!!!

  33. Cobra September 11, 2011 Reply

    Thank’s o lot. My nephew has a PSP 3002, ver 5.50 official. Upgraded to 6.35 official & installed 6.35 PRO B5. All original battery and memstick. Thanks, using your website guides i now loaded all nice games for my nephew.

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