Atma Xplorer

Xploring Games, Computing, Photography

Install ChickHen R2 on your PSP

Thanks to Davee and Team typhoon, custom firmware can now run on PSP-3000 or PSP-2000 with TA-088v3 via the chickHen hack.  Using chickHen(or in this case ChickHen R2), you can run custom firmware to play ISO/CSO games and run homebrew applications.

So what is chickHen?

ChickHEN is an loader for all Sony PSP models (1000, 2000 and 3000) to run homebrew apps on official Sony 5.03 firmware. Everything runs on the onboard memory of the PSP so there’s no risk of damage (unless you stray away from the instructions).  The current version of chickHen is chickHen-R2.

Update: This guide is sorely outdated. 
Please refer to this new guide instead : Install Signed 5.03 Hen + 5.03 GEN-C on your PSP.  It’s much simpler to follow and will help you install 5.03 GEN-C and the Prometheus-4 module.

Important: If you have official firmware 5.50 installed, stop now.  You can’t install the chickHen hack which means you can’t install any of the custom firmware for your PSP (5.03 GEN-A or Custom Firmware Enabler).  As of 5.50 OFW, the TIFF exploit that the chickHen hack runs on is already patched.


Update your PSP to OFW 5.03

Skip this step if you already have official firmware 5.03 installed.

  • Connect your PSP to the computer in USB Mode
  • Copy the 503.pbp to folder PSP/GAME/UPDATE
  • Disconnect the PSP from USB
  • Run the Update via XMB
  • When the update finishes proceed to installing chickHen R2.

How to Install chickHEN R2 on your PSP

  • On the Settings menu of your PSP’s XMB, do the following
    • Restore to Default Settings’ of PSP
    • Turn off UMD Auto-Start and UMD Cache
    • Character set to us
    • Revert theme for classic
  • Connect your PSP to the computer in USB Mode
  • Unzip ChickHEN on your computer
  • Copy h.bin to your memory stick root, this is where the VIDEO, PICTURE and PSP folders are.
  • Copy the chickHEN folder (use the contents PHAT folder for PSP-1000s, SLIM folder for PSP-2000s and PSP-3000s) inside the PHOTO folder of your PSP (X:/PSP/PHOTO is the root of the memory stick, manually create this if you don’t see one)
  • Disconnect the PSP from USB.
  • Turn OFF (not standby) your PSP and turn it on again.
  • Go to XMB >> Photo >> Memory Stick and wait (YES YOU NEED TO WAIT) an Options menu appear (Right Bottom)
  • Hit X to open ChickHEN folder
  • If you’re successful ChickHEN-R2 load up, you’ll see flashing colors, and your PSP will reboot automatically into ChickHEN.  Check your Firmware version and you should see :
  • 5.03 ChickHEN R2

Easy installer for ChickHen R2

For you lazy bums out there, you can use these programs to install chickHen R2 will just one click.

  • Download the installer for your PSP Model:
  • Extract the zip file to your computer
  • Run the included program (it’s an exe, but don’t worry, it’s virus free)
  • Connect your PSP to your PC.
  • Hit the install button.
  • If you’re successful ChickHEN-R2 load up, you’ll see flashing colors, and your PSP will reboot automatically into ChickHEN.  Check your Firmware version and you should see :
  • 5.03 ChickHEN R2

installer by ADePSP

Running custom firmware on ChickHen

After successfully loading chickHen, you can now proceed to run custom firmware on your PSP.  You can choose:

5.03 Gen-A for chickHen

CFWEnabler for chickHen


If you’re experiencing trouble (and yes, a lot of people are having trouble running ChickHen) try these:

  • Go to system settings, and choose Restore Default Settings option.  Don’t change your PSP’s name from default.
  • Turn off the Umd Auto load
  • If you have PSP-2000 or PSP-3000 turn off UMD cache.
  • Change the character set code to the US (437) or Multilingual latin 1 (850), this code are used for system access of some file types.
  • Adding 1 to 2 extra gif images, copy and paste with name e.g. ChickHENe.gif, ChickHENf.gif. Its most happen on High Speed memory stick pro duo. Fake MS or Not
  • Don’t use the chickHen folder other than for pictures used for chickHen.
  • Try to use a different memory stick or reformatting your memory stick (after backing up it’s contents).

If you need a video:

If you still have a question, post it in the comments.

Tags: ,

Comments ( 630 )

Have Something To Say ?

  1. Allen June 22, 2009 Reply

    I am simply amazed with your guides in PSP CFW. I want to link them all up wahhaha 🙂

  2. Sc@rpIoN June 24, 2009 Reply

    hey i have psp 2004 5.03 wenerver i try to use chickHEN R2 my psp gets shutdown rather than rebooting…..what am i missing or its not going to work on my psp !!

  3. Tony Balabbo June 24, 2009 Reply

    How do I “Run the Update via XMB”? What is XMB?

    • sylv3rblade June 24, 2009 Reply

      It’s the in game-menu.. where you run your games.

  4. Tony Balabbo June 25, 2009 Reply

    sylv3rblade, thanks for your quick reply. I downloaded the 503.pbp twice already and copied it to the specified folder, however it always says ‘corrupted data’.

  5. sree June 25, 2009 Reply

    I have a PSP and official 5.03 loaded in it. I have followed your steps to install ChickHEN R2 in it. But when I open the ChickHEN folder, the PSP reads then hangs and automatically shuts down. when I turn it on, nothing appears near 5.03. What is the problem. please help.

  6. youcantgopretending June 27, 2009 Reply

    yeah, i have the same problem as sree and sc@rpIon to! what are we doing wrong… my psp 3000 5.03 is hangs when i view my gif images in the chickhen folder in the photo section… please help!

  7. Sc@rpIoN June 27, 2009 Reply

    hey m here to say…that chickHen R2 worked on my psp….i successfully cracked psp 2004….thn for this lovely tutorial…..

  8. Tony Balabbo June 27, 2009 Reply

    Congratulations Scorpion! maybe you can help me with my problem. I downloaded the 503.pbp twice already and copied it to the specified folder, however it always says ‘corrupted data’. I have a PSP 2004 with OFW 4.01.

  9. Luck515 June 27, 2009 Reply

    hey all, i am sure of that problem, i have tried umpteen times of the chickhenR2 hoping to make it work 100% all the time, PLEASE USE A HIGH SPEED MEMORY CARD. i succeed 10/10 using the high speed memory card, buy i only succeed 1/20 using the low speed memory card. so PLEASE USE A HIGH SPEED MEMORY CARD, I’M SURE IT WILL WORK.

  10. Sc@rpIoN June 27, 2009 Reply

    Tony Balabbo,
    what i did was just copied chickHen R2 in the photo folder…located in x:\psp\photo\…if not located form it !!
    and copy the folder CFWEnabler350 in x:\psp\game\
    thn what u do remove usb safly thn run the chickHen R2 in the folder photo….the screen will reboot….if the screen get green doted lines and get rebooted thn ur psp accepted the chickHenR2…confirm it seeing in the system settings\system information the version will be [4.01 ChickHenR2]
    if this is done ur work done….thn run the CFWEnabler350 from the game….and here u go…now u can play iso/cso !!njoy !!

  11. Sc@rpIoN June 27, 2009 Reply

    1) run chickHenR2
    2) run cfw enabler
    3) copy iso/cso games
    4) play game….so easy

    Note: ur psp may get shutdown insted of rebooting…u may have to try it nearly 100 times
    i personaly runed it 15 to 20 times !!
    after cracked dont shut down ur psp or remove battery..

    hope this will help !!

  12. tomshi June 27, 2009 Reply

    i’m a bit new to this but, if i change my memory card on my psp after i have updated it to the 5.03 chickHEN R2 will my psp still be chickHEN R2 ??

  13. Tony Balabbo June 28, 2009 Reply

    Thanks Scorpion. But I haven’t reached that step yet. I still need to run 503.pbp and I just couldn’t get it right. I have downloaded the file so many times and it always shows corrupted data whenever I go to games to run it.

  14. ? July 1, 2009 Reply

    At the beginning it said for any PSP (1000, 2000, 3000), but then under requirements it says PSP-3000 or TA-088v3, my question is, will this work for a PSP-1000? (I’m trying to avoid a Pandora battery)

  15. speakr4thedead July 1, 2009 Reply

    I can’t seem to get ChickHen to run on my PSP-3000. I recently bought it in Japan. It’s one of the new Carnival Color ones. Is there a chance that they have a new motherboard or something? I’ve been trying to boot ChickHen for almost two weeks now and can’t get it to work. Does anyone know anything about this? I’m kind of a newb when it comes to things like this, but I’ve been following this guide and several others to try to install ChickHen since I bought this thing.

  16. sprint195 July 1, 2009 Reply

    Hah, i’m very impressed with this guide. I’ll make sure to digg it.

  17. GAGAN July 1, 2009 Reply


  18. Ameer July 1, 2009 Reply

    thankx guys.
    I hav installed it on my PSP-3004 and it works

  19. Ron July 2, 2009 Reply

    Got it to work the first time, but when I let my PSP die of low batt, I wasn’t able to boot ChickHen… Ever… 🙁

    Was able to play Patapon 2 for a whole day thou… any tips to get it to work again? 🙁

  20. RevengerX July 2, 2009 Reply

    dude when u boot chickhen onto ur psp n turn ur psp off n turn it back on the chickhen is gunna disappear its dead n gone…u gotta run chickhen then install CFW on it!!! use HELLCAT RECOVERY to install cfw

  21. SER July 3, 2009 Reply


  22. kev July 5, 2009 Reply

    hey dude how can i install 5.03 to my psp i have psp 3000 4.21

  23. vivi July 6, 2009 Reply

    oh my god thank you so much!!!! i have a psp 30001 v5.01 and i got it running emulators and stuff! thank you so much, thanks to everyone working on this ha THANKS!!

  24. ARN July 6, 2009 Reply

    I have modded lots of PSPs but 2 gave me special problems, the TROUBLESHOOT guide helped me a lot.
    Good Work Guys!

  25. jamie July 7, 2009 Reply

    I need some help here. I already have ChickHen R2 and CFW downloader and I installed it already in my PSP and when i turned on my psp, the games are gone already but the other saved files are there. What will I do? Please help

  26. leopan July 8, 2009 Reply

    i already installed chickhen r2 on my psp and i can now run PSPIdent but when I started the cfwenabler the screen of my psp turned to black..i waited for it for long time and it doesnt have any the way what is “pops file here” i saw it inside the cfwenabler in my computer..

  27. meeh July 10, 2009 Reply

    i have to install chickhen and gen a every time when my psp shouts down ? :O

  28. ccthepepe July 10, 2009 Reply

    thankyou worked on psp 3002 just added 2 more giff images great tut

  29. revenger July 11, 2009 Reply

    thats because ur doing it wrong… when u run chickhen from ur psp photo folder chickhen will reboot ur psp itself… keep trying till ur psp reboot it self….once reboot then check ur system information by going on setting then system setting

  30. eman July 11, 2009 Reply

    i put it on my psp 3000 i did all the staeps it no worky
    help me plez
    do i ned to but CFEnabler in first

  31. lucky9 July 12, 2009 Reply

    ive got the psp 3000 and every time i do it the color flashing doesnt happen and my PSP turns off but doesn’t reboot automatically, any help????

  32. Ben July 13, 2009 Reply

    hey is it normal when i open folder instead of restarting is shutsdown?and if not whats the problem

    • RevengerX July 13, 2009 Reply

      yep itss normal its just that ur doing it wrong… keep trying
      keep trying to open the folder till u see some weird colour on ur psp screen n it will re-boot by itself
      n another word keep trying till ur psp re-boot itself…

  33. RevengerX July 13, 2009 Reply

    yep itss normal its just that ur doing it wrong… keep trying
    keep trying to open the folder till u see some weird colour on ur psp screen n it will re-boot by itself
    n another word keep trying till ur psp re-boot itself…

  34. Flare Star July 13, 2009 Reply

    I did everything as meant, but does it have to be official 5.03? I’ve got 5.02. I tried installing chickhen but it only appears as ‘SLIM’ in photo folder, nothing happens. I dont quite understand how to update it to 5.03 from XMB once that thing is in…

  35. Flare Star July 13, 2009 Reply

    I was able to install 5.03, but still, when I go to photo -> memory stick, there’s only folder ‘SLIM’. I wait for options thing to appear and press X, nothing special happens, it only shows me an empty folder. What did I do wrong?

    • sylv3rblade July 14, 2009 Reply

      that’s because you were supposed to copy what was INSIDE the SLIM folder and not the SLIM folder itself.

      • Flare Star July 14, 2009 Reply

        Yeah, noticed my mistake earlier. Sorry for not telling I got it to work, I just got carried away thinking how I’ll play PSP soon… Well, now my PSP is fine, working properly and running homebrew. I’d just like a bigger memory stick… Thanks for this tutorial. Thanks alot.

        • sylv3rblade July 14, 2009

          yay.. another happy reader 😀

          congrats on your chickHen enabled PSP 😀

  36. Allawy July 13, 2009 Reply

    Thank you for this tutorial. I had tried all of the methods I can find on my PSP2000 with TA-088v3 and nothing worked until I read yours. What did it for me was to change the Character Set from US (437) to Multilingual latin 1 (850); as soon as I switched it Checkhen R2 loaded fine via the tif. Before the switch, the device would freeze for a few seconds then shutdown.
    It works now 100% of the time.
    Thank you so much

    • sylv3rblade July 14, 2009 Reply

      glad to be of help.
      Please spread the tutorial if you can 😀

  37. dushan July 14, 2009 Reply

    i have a psp slim 2004.i instralled update 5.03 to it.then i put chickhen to it.but there is no change to chickhen.then i copied extra images and change character set thenrestore to default but still i have the waht can i do?

  38. melly July 14, 2009 Reply

    Hi, i’m a newbie on this thing. Can help to explain how to change the Character Set and where should we change it?
    Actually i’ve tried to load the ChickHen and it succeed at first, but when i load the Gen, the CFW reset back to 5.03. I’m trying to do it again but not successful. Any advice on this? Thanks a lot.

  39. melly July 14, 2009 Reply

    Sorry, i mean it reset back to OFW 5.03. First time i tried it, it can be changed to 5.03 ChickHEN R2, but only one time. Kindly share if you have same exp. Thanks.

  40. ferik July 15, 2009 Reply

    Hi, i use PSX2PSP to convert psx to .PBP.. after that, I open the game file.. but the layer is blank.. when i turn on again, the version back to normal. i follow your instruction, but when i open folder PHOTO, and there is ChickHEna.gif and the other, my psp freeze, there are no flashing color. i try and try it.. but it is same.. Is there a problem because i use PSX2PSP? can you help me?

    • sylv3rblade July 16, 2009 Reply

      just download an updated version of POPSloader

  41. ferik July 15, 2009 Reply

    does the stamina battery have up to 75& to use the chickHEN? help me plzz.. i can’t sleep because of it

  42. Kimberly July 16, 2009 Reply

    Okay. Im having problems with this download. Everything i download is “data is corrupted. My System Software now is : Version 5.50 if that helps. What do I have to do to get a custom firmware?

    • sylv3rblade July 16, 2009 Reply

      did you read the Important part before the guide?

  43. nikolai131 July 18, 2009 Reply

    Ity doesn’t work for me 🙁

    When I go to the Chikhen folder the PSP just reboots itself, and there are no colors flashing and my version is still 5.03 … Nothing happens o_O

    Can u help me if possible?

  44. pakalika July 19, 2009 Reply

    I have a psp 2000 with cfw 5.03 on it. but when i try to get the Hen to run it just keeps shutting off. It will not flash colors on the screen and reset. it just turns off. I have done all this already, Change the character set code,Adding 1 to 2 extra gif images, Don’t use the chickHen folder other than for pictures used for chickHen.
    Don’t change PSP Themes other than default setting, Change your theme to the default theme or use the Restore PSP to Default Settings. What am I doing wrong, please help.

    • RevengerX July 19, 2009 Reply

      keep trying till ur psp reboot(restart) itself

  45. ferik July 19, 2009 Reply

    i am using cfw loader.. is it possible for me to run psx game?

  46. flamel July 19, 2009 Reply

    oyyyyy,i cannot use it.when i scroll down the photos my psps 3000 will stop and do not restart,,ive done all your instuctions,,nothing happens,pls help me,,,thanks,

  47. ferik July 19, 2009 Reply

    I have tried it 20 times.. it didn’t flash.. i follow your tips. can u help me?

  48. ferik July 19, 2009 Reply

    is it possible for me to run psx game? I am using cfw enabler

  49. ferik July 19, 2009 Reply

    when I use n64 emulator. i play super mario 64.. when I want to start the emulation.. it freeze and turn off. so I have to redo the ChickHEN R2?

  50. Hendry Martius Wijaya July 21, 2009 Reply

    i WANT TO KNOW!!! can I install the chickenR2 using (not genuine) memory stick thanx

  51. WeiWeNn July 22, 2009 Reply

    Actually, follow TS steps but did not work, thus, fine tune it abit and helps.

    Guys, if u tried 20 times and didnt work, kindly throw all the .gif, tiff files to X:/PSP/PHOTO without the chickHen folder.

    Not sure why, but did and works.. thanks to TS ^^

  52. dave July 23, 2009 Reply

    so as of right now there is no way to hack psp 3000 with 5.51? if not then i am screwed…i wish i had looked at this before…

    • sylv3rblade July 24, 2009 Reply

      yep. You’ll either have to wait or trade it in for a unit with a much lower firmware version.

  53. Armenian_flasher July 24, 2009 Reply

    1. Format memory stick ( THIS STEP IS ONLY REQUIRED if your PSP is ”virgin”, not modded in some way).
    2. Restore default settings
    3. Restart goes on
    4. Walk through first time installation very quick using RIGHT ARROW
    5. Connect your psp to your windows based pc using usb cable
    6. In the PSP go to SETTINGS and then choose USB CONNECTION
    7. In your PC open your connected PSP device and there you see your PSP folders
    8. Copy whole ChickHEN folder into a folder called PHOTO under your PSP folder (not the root)
    9. COPY the h.bin file to the root folder of your psp.
    10. Back in you psp console get out of USB MODE
    11. Go to PHOTO, here you have to see MEMORY STICK … MB, go to sleep mode switching the power off button very quick
    12. Resume your psp again and wait 1 minute.
    13. Now navigate to the CHICKEN FOLDER and let it load pictures and DON’t push any button, just let it load!
    14. You are done after you see several white lines and a quick restart.
    15. Verify that you now have activated ChickHen under your SETTING – System Information
    16. This tutorial/ guide is done in Vista home premium 32, and the USB CABLE always connected to the PC through the whole process. The PSP is also running by power supplier (the battery is also inserted).

    P.S If you are getting troubles after you’ve had shut down the psp, then try to delete egghunt.bin in psp’s root folder and retry.

    Tested by an Armenian_flasher

    • Rikka Alexis August 12, 2013 Reply

      it worked!
      thank you, thank you, thank you!
      I did all the tips I could find on the internet and I still couldn’t manage to load the chickHEN R2.
      but when I followed your tips about copying the gif and tiff files on the PSP/PHOTO and without the chickHEN folder, check the ms info and standby the psp and went back again and tried loading the gifs, it finally worked!
      thank you a lot!!!

  54. Mike July 25, 2009 Reply

    After trying all the suggested options and several memory sticks I’m still struggling to get it to activate chickhen. Any other ideas?

  55. lavlly July 26, 2009 Reply

    i just cant install chickHEN to my psp… when the option menu pops out.. i hit X and still nothing flash something appears… can you help me out this one… thank you…

  56. glovel July 26, 2009 Reply

    i have psp 3002 version 4.20, chickhenr2 not work on it, pls help me to do this. thanks

  57. winkY July 26, 2009 Reply

    I was having trouble also with loading ChickHEN….after several restarts, and failed attempts I plugged the USB cable into the PSP and hooked it up to my PC. Plugged in power cord, and tried it again…problem solved! Thanks!

  58. RevengerX July 27, 2009 Reply

    dude u need to update ur psp to : ofw5.03 then install Chickhen!! Read the instruction Carefully n stop asking silly question!!

  59. ian July 27, 2009 Reply

    still now working.. i tried it for almost 30+ times.. but still..

  60. bryan July 27, 2009 Reply

    what is the h.bin file?

  61. uchiha101 July 28, 2009 Reply

    tnx for this advice i got it running weeeeee

  62. haseeb July 28, 2009 Reply

    hi… previous i had installed chicken it worked….. after playin for sometime.. the psp gets stuck and switchs off..becuase of that i hve to install chicken ..but this time it didnt work at all..when open chicken on xmb.. it just switchs off , now chicken doesnt work on my psp

  63. jefney July 31, 2009 Reply

    i need help it won’t work here’s my email
    [email protected]

  64. dhyane August 2, 2009 Reply

    IT DOESNT WORK WITH ALL MEMORY CARDS..i have a SONY MS PD which only took 5 attempts and i got it to work. I tried with a LEXAR memory card and it didnt even work even after 20 attempts..memory card may be a factor…

    • sylv3rblade August 2, 2009 Reply

      Yep. ChickHen has the highest percentage of working with original Sony Memory sticks. I’ll try to add that on the FAQ.

  65. dhyane August 3, 2009 Reply

    thanks sylv3rblade.Your tutorial is really helped alot…my advice to everyone is just be patient and keep trying..make sure you follow every step in the tutorial..also,make sure you keep your PHOTO folder empty except for ChickHEN when you wanna run it..and wait for the chickHEN to load fully before loading it…

    good luck…and try different memory cards..

  66. Javier August 3, 2009 Reply

    I’ve found that it loads faster with a fully charged battery, no UMD in the PSP, and a formatted memory stick.

  67. shella tunacao August 4, 2009 Reply

    helo..thanks for the information..but sadly the chickhen2 wont work on my psp.a message pops up when im about to go to slim file and saying SYSTEM IS LOW..i dont understand..i do have a firmware 5.03..psp just newly brought abroad..pls help me..

  68. shella tunacao August 4, 2009 Reply

    by the way psp version 3000 i am having

  69. vuuuuu August 5, 2009 Reply

    cant run chichen r2 it shut down

  70. snowtooth August 7, 2009 Reply

    Hey great guide!
    I wanna try this… but I want ask one question for precaution..
    Will this work if my psp is TA-086v4 FAT?


  71. LAKSHAN August 8, 2009 Reply

    hi!! i was trying for like a 100 times and it didnt work, just change the memory card to an original memory card and volla works!!!!
    dont give up try!!!it works
    thanks dave

  72. dittocrazy August 11, 2009 Reply

    hey ihave HU2………………. will chiken r2 work plzz tell me

  73. dittocrazy August 11, 2009 Reply

    i went to photo and chikhen tiff thing but it got stuck and the psp turned off .i did many times . please help me

  74. falciformerx August 15, 2009 Reply

    Hi, I installed ChickHen (the first version), not knowing that there is a difference (R2). Is there a way to upgrade from R1 to R2? or perhaps returning from R1 to Firmware 5.03 so that i can install R2.

    • sylv3rblade August 16, 2009 Reply

      R2 has more features and is more stable than R1.

  75. Mini Miudo August 16, 2009 Reply

    hi there!!

    i can’t install ChickHEN R2 in my PSP slim :S
    i already tried like 50 times, and it doesn’t install :S could you help me please 😉


    • sylv3rblade August 16, 2009 Reply

      Hmm have you followed all the steps to the letter?

  76. mike August 19, 2009 Reply

    i had problem installing chickhen r2. psp allways freezes and turns off when i enter chickhen folder in photo.
    and it happenned because i did not connect psp to power supply 😀
    i am such a dumbass.
    regards from serbia and keep up the good work 🙂

  77. daxxe August 22, 2009 Reply

    OMIGOD, I had the same problem, chickhen can never install itself until I reverted everything back to its default value, I mean everything, theme, time zone etc, and when I went to the chickhen thingie, it worked like a charm!
    You Need to get rid of all those extras things you added to make it work!

  78. adfasf August 24, 2009 Reply

    hi my psp does not run chickhen eventhough i did every thing on the guide can you help me out

  79. poiler August 26, 2009 Reply

    does that mean copy the slim and chickhen folders only

  80. daxxe August 28, 2009 Reply

    I mean you shl backup all your game files and SAV files first, then the pictures and the cfw enabler before you reformat your card. Do you mean that?

  81. ALEX September 2, 2009 Reply


  82. justin September 2, 2009 Reply

    i am having psp 3006 and yet i cant install, though i follow thru d guide .. is there any prob or is it just me

  83. Malix September 3, 2009 Reply

    i accidentely switched my psp 3004 off after chickhen and gen-a install. i tried to re-install but after flash of colors, my psp went off and is not switching on again. is it bricked? if yes, is there a solution to unbrick it?

    plz reply as i am desparate to use it once again.

  84. mikulotksi September 4, 2009 Reply

    no way malix..

    chickhen r2 is always safe to use..
    if you trust me do this,
    back up all ur data from MS,format ur MS, download the chickhen r2..
    i suggest download the CHINESE CHICKHENR2 thats the fastest chiken hack…

  85. mikulotksi September 4, 2009 Reply

    chickhen r2 is always safe to use..
    if you trust me do this,
    back up all ur data from MS,format ur MS, download the chickhen r2..
    i suggest download the CHINESE CHICKHENR2 thats the fastest chiken hack…

  86. mikulotksi September 4, 2009 Reply

    reply this i will gv you the link people..

  87. ALEX September 4, 2009 Reply

    wat link?

  88. sylv3rblade September 4, 2009 Reply

    Guys, if you’re having problems following the instructions (no idea why but at least some people got it right) try the easy installer as linked in the post. It’ll do everything you need for chickHen.

  89. mikulotksi September 4, 2009 Reply

    thats the link of super fast chickhen…
    procedure to run..
    1. (back up your file)format your ms..delete any folder you see,
    if there is..
    2. download the file
    3. extract the file,.
    4.there is folder,open it, then copy the “PSP folder and h.bin”
    to your MS.. DONE..

    for psp setting..
    1.must be,5.03 ofw version..
    2.restore default setting
    3. character setting.. multilanguage or usa..try any of these..
    4. umd auto start,umd cache are OFF..
    5. setting in country,time, etc. thats your choice..


    TO sylv3rblade..
    sir, i just giving my tutorial to our friends here..pls i have no
    bad intention..more powers..thnx..

  90. norris September 4, 2009 Reply

    I currently have TA-088v3 – equipped PSP-2000. Urmm, i was curious and decided to update my firmware to gen 5.50 A. Sadly, i can’t play the cso/iso games which i could play before. Should i download the chickhen R2? I’m just afraid my psp is bricked now. I will appreciate any advice to this matter. Thank you.

    • mikulotksi September 4, 2009 Reply

      5.50 a??
      chickhen r2 only works on 5.03 ofw..

      but if u upgrade ur psp in 5.50…
      man ur out of sorry..

    • sylv3rblade September 4, 2009 Reply

      It’s not bricked. You have however, installed the official 5.50 firmware which effectively removes the capability to play ISOs. There is no way currently to downgrade TA-088v3 equipped PSPs.

  91. norris September 5, 2009 Reply

    I see. Hmmm, i heard about the pandora battery and magic ms, which can ‘solve the problem’. You guys think it’s credible ? If in the case i can’t do anything to downgrade, then i have to wait for a suitable programme, is it ? Aha sheeshh.

    • sylv3rblade September 5, 2009 Reply

      Pandora works only on hackable PSPs (Phats and Slims that don’t have TA-088v3). And yes, you have to wait until someone finds a way to help you downgrade.

  92. mikulotksi September 5, 2009 Reply


  93. mikulotksi September 5, 2009 Reply


    guide for hacking psp mobo..

  94. mikulotksi September 5, 2009 Reply

    dko kc maxado napapaxok ung ibang
    post…my bad..ok guys click nyu nlng ky
    sir… peace..2mu2long lng po..

    • sylv3rblade September 6, 2009 Reply

      You could at least check if there’s a similar guide posted. *points to the search* A little respect much?

  95. Luke September 5, 2009 Reply

    Hi all, wondered if someone could help a guy out here. I’ve read through the guide and it all makes sense, I downloaded 503.pbp to update my psp which is currently firmware 3.03 OC, and put it in the right path, but then when I come to update via the XMB it just shows corrupted data?

    Am I doing something wrong or do I need to change my firmware into something else first? My PSP is a 1000 model by the way. Thanks in advance.

    • sylv3rblade September 6, 2009 Reply

      You’re upgrading from 3.03 OC.. 5.03 requires a version of at least 3.52.

      Tell you what since you’re on a phat here’s what you do.

      Download and install:
      3.52 then

      Once you’re on 5.00 OFW, proceed to follow this guide to installing custom firmware without pandora

      If you’re having problems upgrading from 3.52 to 5.00 I suggest upgrading to something closer like 3.90

      • Luke September 6, 2009 Reply

        Thanks for the reply. I think I’m placing the file in the wrong path or something since I tried the same thing with 352.php and I got the same error of corrupted data.

        My path for it is as described PSP/GAME/UPDATE, but I created the UPDATE folder myself within GAME since it wasn’t there by default. I checked up on the model and its definitely a 1000/phat model. Is it my current firmware thats causing this problem?

  96. Luke September 6, 2009 Reply

    Nevermind there, I figured that you have to rename the files to EBOOT to make them run. However, now it comes up with game cannot be started error DADADADA. Any thoughts?

    • sylv3rblade September 6, 2009 Reply

      Firmware files need to be in a specified naming convention or else they won’t work (ie. 5.00 needs to be 500.pbp). As for the directory, they really need to be X:/PSP/GAME/UPDATE/version.pbp

  97. dr3amc0derx September 7, 2009 Reply

    Cant get the chicken work… Do i need to format my memory card?

  98. nicki September 7, 2009 Reply

    PROS needed, stuck on firmware 3.71 M33 – can not upgrade past it. UPDATES 08-06-09*


    first of all I must apologize as this is my first post and I am already seeking help, but given my situation and exhausting all the possible ways I could… I need your guys help. I already posted this elsewhere and some of you probably are from those other forum boards so you might be seeing this for the second time but for the sake of getting a response by posting to a bigger audience I am posting it here as well. Now I am not an idiot when it comes to these things and I find this an extremely weird case, so here goes.

    Problem: I can’t upgrade firmware past 3.71 M33-4
    **I CAN DOWNGRADE even down to 1.50 JUST NOT ANYTHING PAST 3.71 M33-4!**

    PSP Specs:
    Motherboard: TA-079
    PSP Model: 1001 aka a FAT PSP
    Battery: Sony 3.6v 1800 mAh Battery Pack
    Memory Stick: Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo 4GB

    I have tried (for many different firmware versions past 3.71):
    putting the M33/OFW in PSP/Game/UPDATE folder and running it in XMB
    Despertar del Cementerio (v3 — 3.71 installer doesn’t even seem to work?)
    Hellcats Recovery Flasher (downgrades to 1.50 good but upgrades brick)
    flashing by IPL’s (by MMS’s)
    and probably some other ways as well but I can’t remember them all right now

    Flashing by IPL’s (from the MMS’s) I have tried:
    PSP Pandora Deluxe,
    Rains Ultra Lite MMS,
    PSP Grader,
    Catb50 Ultimate Magic Memory Stick Creator and none of those worked (except I got Catb50’s to show the IPL screen except I could not for the life of me get past it — I was trying the 3.80 option maybe would have worked with the 3.71 option) <- I have now tried this as well (3.71 option in catb50's and it doesn't work either to best my knowledge).
    Xi-Bits NewbiInstaller

    The FULL story:
    The problem as mentioned in the thread title is I can not seem to update my firmware past 3.71 M33 (more accurately 3.71 M33-4). I get to the Update was successful press X to restart and when I press X it restarts the green light comes on but with the black screen and couple seconds later green light turns off (becomes bricked). This always ends up happening… I have tried different firmwares 3.80, 3.90, 4.01, 5.00, and OFFICIAL firmwares as well past 3.71 but it still does not work. The methods I have used have been putting the M33/OFW in the UPDATE folder and running it, tried Despertar del Cementerio, Hellcats Recovery Flasher, ChickHen, IPL's (by MMS's) and probably some other ways as well but I can't remember them all right now. The MANY times my PSP has bricked trying to upgrade my firmware I tried different IPL's from Magic Memory Stick Creators and only 1 really works on my PSP. I have tried PSP Pandora Deluxe, Rains Ultra Lite MMS, PSP Grader, Catb50 Ultimate Magic Memory Stick Creator and none of those worked (except I got Catb50's to show the IPL screen except I could not for the life of me get past it — I was trying the 3.80 option maybe would have worked with the 3.71 option). What did work was Xi-Bits NewbiInstaller (which installs 3.71). That is what I've been using to unbrick it since nothing else is even unbricking it anyway. My battery (Sony 3.6v 1800 mAh Battery Pack) I have heard mixed reviews about being able to turn into a Pandora Battery but I've been able to successfully use it to unbrick my PSP along with my Magic Memory Stick.

    So here I am community, hopefully somewhere here can help me as I am clueless as to why my PSP can not seem to handle going past 3.71 M33-4, I've googled and noone else seems to have this problem and I've spent much, much time trying different combinations and options. Seems so very odd and random…

    The only thing I can add to this original thread today is I have found a post from someone with a similar problem from No answers were posted or if his was even fixed but cory1492 and jas0nuk threw in their 2 cents which I'll show below.

    • sylv3rblade September 9, 2009 Reply

      Hmm.. have you thought about upgrading to 5.03, running chickhen then using Hellcat’s Recovery tool to install 5.00 M33-6?

  99. nicki September 7, 2009 Reply
  100. christian September 9, 2009 Reply

    i need help..i have a psp 3000 and its ofw is 5.02..i’m trying to install chickhen in my psp..the instructions said that the ofw must be updated to 5.03 so i downloaded the 5.03.pbp and put it in the psp>game..there is no update folder so i made one..and then when i was going to open the file,it said the file is corrupted..can someone help me please?

  101. platip September 9, 2009 Reply

    i have got a new PSP-3003 with OFW 5.03.
    it just switches off when running ChickHEN.

    ( XMB >> Photo >> Memory Stick and >> Then X to open ChickHEN folder)

    I have tried all instructions above including troubleshooting but to no avail.
    Chinese ChickHEN, Original ChickHEN, the exe loader, formating, default settings, 2 MS cards, nothing helps…

    any ideas??


  102. general September 10, 2009 Reply

    if i use chickhen to put cfw on a phat will i be able to flash it some how? so that it won’t dissappear when turned off? also my slim keeps freezing and then turning off when loading a game or application, I have 5.03 m33-6 with a 2GB and a 4GB mem stick that i switch out regularly. when i said turned off i mean all the way. so i have to reload the cfw. please let me know your thoughts on everything. And great tutorial btw

  103. Gley September 11, 2009 Reply


    I’d like to know if I turn off or hard reset my PSP-3000 I’ll have to follow ALL the procedures of ChickHEN again, or only the loading of .tiff files on “PHOTO”?

    And another question: after applies the ChickenHEN once, there’s a way to return to original factory state of the FW? (5.03, on my case)

    Sorry for the amateur questions, but I’m new on PSP issues.
    Thank you in advance.

    • sylv3rblade September 11, 2009 Reply

      To be safe, just follow everything since it’s easier than troubleshooting what you did wrong.

      As for returning to OFW, just turn your PSP off 😀

  104. book September 11, 2009 Reply

    Hi, I’ve followed all the steps but nothing seems to happen. My slim psp remains stuck at 5.03 ofw. I’ve put the h into the root folder, the chickhen slim folder into the photo folder, restarted the psp, gone to photos and opened the folder, and nothing happens. it just shows a slideshow of the pictures. what could have caused this and thanks for the help in advance

    • sylv3rblade September 11, 2009 Reply

      Try the easy installer. It seems to work better for most.

  105. mr psp help September 12, 2009 Reply

    I got solution for psp 3000
    -both umd auto start and umd cache off
    -character set for us
    -change theme for classic
    Restart your psp put game in to slot wait to psp start reading disc go to phot wait to see first picture and slowly very slowly go to bottom . I give you my word this gone help you

  106. batusainash September 13, 2009 Reply

    i have a PSP phat version 5.00. it cant read or detect a games from the memory stick, its not downloadable. thus this instuction will do?

  107. GI September 13, 2009 Reply

    please help me..i already tried everythin..even the easy installer but im still stuck with 5.03..please please please..what shud i do..

  108. pyiswai September 14, 2009 Reply

    I did it all the thing that you said but unlucky when i open chickHENR2 , my psp gone shut down and nothing happened. I tried a lot.
    Please help me.My version is 5.30 and psp 3000

  109. FlameNinja September 14, 2009 Reply

    I’m having some problems installing ChickHEN R2. When I go to the ChickHEN folder, my PSP 2004 just freezes and shuts down. But when I tried installing ChickHEN R1, it immediatly worked. Does ChickHEN R1 have more chance on succesfully installing or am I doing something wrong with R2?

  110. calmallamadown September 15, 2009 Reply

    First, some advice to anyone (particularly PSP 1000 users it seems) suffering from the corrupted data issue with the 503.pbp – Renaming this EBOOT.PBP does seem to be the answer.

    I had a query about the troubleshooting advice on adding .gif images – Are they in fact supposed to be .gif and not .tiff?

    • sylv3rblade September 15, 2009 Reply

      There’s a reason why it’s the exploit that chickhen is running on is the TIFF hack.

  111. pyiswai September 15, 2009 Reply

    now i got it but when i play iso files in my psp it was too slow and to fix it?

  112. Ajay September 15, 2009 Reply

    I have PSP2000 (Piano Black), with 4.01. And yes it starts with HU serial no.

    I tried to install through Easy installer for ChickHen R2… well nothing happens.

    Then I used the other method:
    Copy the 503.pbp to folder PSP/GAME/UPDATE

    But it shows corrupt data.

    Well now how to go about it?

  113. JAMES September 17, 2009 Reply

    When you say •Go to XMB >> Photo >> Memory Stick and wait (YES YOU NEED TO WAIT) an Options menu appear (Right Bottom)

    Where is that ????..XMB??

  114. nicki September 17, 2009 Reply…_29275_hen.rar

    thats the link of super fast chickhen…

    procedure to run..
    1. (back up your file)format your ms..delete any folder you see,
    if there is..
    2. download the file
    3. extract the file,.
    4.there is folder,open it, then copy the “PSP folder and h.bin”
    to your MS.. DONE..

    for psp setting..

    1.must be,5.03 ofw version..

    2.restore default setting

    3. setting in country,time, etc. thats your choice..

    4. umd auto start,umd cache are OFF..

    5. character setting.. multilanguage or usa..try any of these..
    (i prefer usa)



  115. nicki September 17, 2009 Reply

    XMB means

    This should help:

  116. Mike September 18, 2009 Reply

    how do you use the easy installer and i cant seem to get it to work lol….

  117. nicki September 19, 2009 Reply

    how do you use the easy installer and i cant seem to get it to work lol….


    if u cant do it EASILY,
    then try to manual

  118. yuhao September 20, 2009 Reply

    For some reason for the past few years it has worked and i’ve already had a lot of fun then suddenly just yesterday it didn’t seem to work
    i’ve followed all your procedures and the ones that made it work last time but there all useless
    when ever i go up to the picture slim it says system power is low
    can you help me ?

  119. Kurtherra September 20, 2009 Reply

    I am following the instructions but I am at lost on copying the 503.pbp on PSP/GAME/UPDATE.
    It seems that the GAME folder do not contain the UPDATE.
    what should be done on this?

  120. nicki September 20, 2009 Reply

    so make one..

    new folder
    the rename it to..


    then put ur 503.pbp in there..


  121. HELP!!! September 20, 2009 Reply

    i saved the files in the right places but i got “Corrupted Data” where i saved the tiff file. HELP PLEASE!!

  122. PJthePSPaddict September 21, 2009 Reply

    This is the best how to use ChickHEN Homebrew on any PSP’s.
    Don’t use Pandora Battery.

    You put must your ChickHEN homebrew on your PSP properly…

    ( XMB/Memory Stick Duo) >> Photo >> ChickHEN folder)…

    Then if you are using USB Mode on your PSP, you must Cancel after copying a file.

    *I’m using a card reader for fast and easy copying file*

    After you Cancel the USB Mode:

    1. You must turn on the WLAN above your PSP. (This is better than using a UMD demos.)
    2. Open your PSP power.
    3. Go to Photos.
    4. Find the ChickHEN folder.
    5. Finally, if your PSP restart, go to GAME Folder and open the INSTALLER of your PSP.

    *Note: Don’t downgrade or upgrade your PSP if you are using PSP 3xxx or your PSP will be broken. (I’m using PSP 3xxx 5.03 without downgrade or upgrade. I simply download a ChickHEN Homebrew.)

    100% works and easy…
    I only try 1 time and it works.

    If not restarted, go to Step 2.

  123. lament September 21, 2009 Reply

    Hi guys i kinda need some help. I can’t find ‘UMD Cache’. Where is it..? I was able to change the auto-start and the other settings though ) :
    Thanks in advance.

    • sylv3rblade September 22, 2009 Reply

      If you have a phat PSP you don’t need to disable it (since they don’t have it)

  124. ali September 22, 2009 Reply

    please help!!
    my psp won’t resrart but shut down and still 5.03 ofw
    ALL ANSWER WILL BE appreciate

  125. SUnbiT September 22, 2009 Reply

    can i install chickhen without a umd??? pls reply thanks in advance

    • sylv3rblade September 22, 2009 Reply

      Yep. You can install it without owning a UMD.

  126. ali September 22, 2009 Reply


  127. ali September 22, 2009 Reply

    i tried to install the chicken r2 about 20 times but still my firmwere is 5.03
    it done 2 times but when i check the system seting my firmwere became 5.03 chicken only,not chicken r2
    could anybody give answer please

    • ali September 23, 2009 Reply

      thank u

  128. PJthePSPaddict September 22, 2009 Reply
  129. PJthePSPaddict September 22, 2009 Reply

    After you download ChickHEN R2, download this file called Gen-A Installer-Loader:

  130. PJthePSPaddict September 22, 2009 Reply

    After you download Gen-A Installer-Loader, if you want your psp gets fast loading, download this file called CFWEnabler 3.60:

    • sylv3rblade September 23, 2009 Reply

      The files you’re pointing to are already in the post:

      ChickHen installers:
      ChickHEN R2
      ChickHEN R2
      ChickHEN R2

      5.03 MHU / CFWE installer
      CFWEnabler. versions: 3.50, 3.51 and 3.60.

      What gives? Respect much?

      • PJthePSPaddict September 23, 2009 Reply

        what do you mean silverbalde??

        • sylv3rblade September 23, 2009


          And it’s sylv3rblade… not silverbalde

        • PJthePSPaddict September 23, 2009

          A BIG SORRY AGAIN…

          This is the real download file of Gen-A Installer-Loader for PSP 3000 v.5.03

        • sylv3rblade September 23, 2009

          They're theeeerrreee

        • PJthePSPaddict September 23, 2009

          uhmm… sori…

          alm kong nagtatagalog k..


        • sylv3rblade September 23, 2009

          Nakakabastos lang kasi…. parang nasabi mong walang kwenta ung nakapost sa taas.

        • PJthePSPaddict September 23, 2009

          non-torrent puh b yn???

        • sylv3rblade September 23, 2009

          zip files lang po sila lahat.

        • PJthePSPaddict September 23, 2009

          xenxa n puh ahh..

          gusto ko lng kc quick and easy..

          xori puh ate…

        • sylv3rblade September 23, 2009

          next time ne? gusto naman natin makatulong sa lahat eh. If may gusto ka padagdag send an email or post a comment para maidagdag. di naman ako madamot 😀

          saka di ko alam kung ano pa bibilis dun sa easy installer for chickhen… isang click lang nasa psp mo na lahat ng files for chickhen eh 😀

        • PJthePSPaddict September 23, 2009

          ok ok… kau puh b admin d2???

        • PJthePSPaddict September 23, 2009

          ang nakakapagpapabilis s ChickHEN Mod R2 ay ung Official CFWEnabler 3.60…

          kc pde i-set ung speed at pde dn bguhin ung version ng psp pra mganda ang quality…

        • PJthePSPaddict September 23, 2009

          pde kuh puh b mkuha ung email muh if i have another problem gling s knila at pra m2lungan kuh kau….

          dont worry…. d puh me spammer… -^.^-

        • sylv3rblade September 23, 2009

          Gamitin mo na lang ung contact form sa:

        • PJthePSPaddict September 23, 2009

          mirror mean if one of that file is wrong, you can go to other mirrors

        • sylv3rblade September 23, 2009

          err.. that’s why I’ve uploaded to 3 mirrors.

      • PJthePSPaddict September 23, 2009 Reply


        This is the real download file of Official CFWEnabler 3.60 for ChickHEN R2 to increase the speed of psp and it cannot brick your psp…

        This is tested and 100% works…

        trust me….

  131. PJthePSPaddict September 22, 2009 Reply

    If anything wrong or not working comment me as soon as possible… Thank you…

    • ali September 23, 2009 Reply

      i have done it 2 times this morning but in my system information i did not show chicken r2 but only 5/03 chicken does it metter?

      • PJthePSPaddict September 23, 2009 Reply

        Dont worry about changing System Information if there is a ChickHEN R2, MHUD, or Gen-A (Full).

        But you can play ISOs and CSOs

  132. PJthePSPaddict September 23, 2009 Reply

    if your psp gonna work, tell me…

  133. PJthePSPaddict September 23, 2009 Reply

    all .pbp files must put in:

    root >> PSP >> GAME >> (folder with .pbp’s)

    all games must put in ISO…

  134. PJthePSPaddict September 23, 2009 Reply

    by using CFWEnabler 3.60, you can change the version of your psp 3000 v.5.03 – v.5.51…

    don’t worry, your psp can’t brick…

  135. nicki September 24, 2009 Reply


    anu 2ng gulong 2???


    sylv3rblade wat ngyari??

    kala ko worst na c miggykloude..

    mas worst p pla 2..

  136. leah September 25, 2009 Reply

    hi. leah here… i installed the CFWEnabler 360 because I read here that it would help speed up my psp…
    (it has slowed down since the hack).
    Question.. Is there an option or sumthin that I have to adjust now that I have the 360 installed? It’s still slow…

    • sylv3rblade September 25, 2009 Reply

      How is your PSP slow?
      I have an idea of what the problem is but I want to verify something first.

      • PJthePSPaddict September 25, 2009 Reply

        i think through hacking some firmwares.

        Like Gen-A…

        The first time i used that Gen-A (Full), my game slows… But when i used the CFWEnabler 3.60, my psp normalized…

    • PJthePSPaddict September 25, 2009 Reply

      after you install the CFWEnabler 3.60, go to that game… and set the speed of your psp

      • PJthePSPaddict September 25, 2009 Reply

        set it all into Default to normalize the speed….

        • sylv3rblade September 25, 2009

          haha.. yan mismo ung iniisip ko na prob nya eh 😀

        • PJthePSPaddict September 25, 2009

          ayy…. sori puh….. gud mownin puh pla admin….

  137. Thellys September 25, 2009 Reply

    This is by far the best tutorial of ChickHENR2 I found on the net. The hacking worked the first time by following these steps. Thank you so much!

  138. mikulotksi September 25, 2009 Reply

    anung sabi mo nicki worst na c miggykloude?

    eh ikaw din un at c miggykloude ay c mikulotski din..tae…

    hhahaha… but peace na tau di ba


    nga bad3p dame na laro..
    la paden new CFW… tsk9999999999x

    • sylv3rblade September 26, 2009 Reply

      oo nga eh.. tapos wala pang matinong larong maaabangan.

  139. DarkSunDuelist September 26, 2009 Reply

    Is there any way to downgrade your firmware? I’ve already gotten the latest updates.

    • sylv3rblade September 27, 2009 Reply

      If you have a completely hackable PSP yes, you can use a Pandora battery to downgrade, otherwise nope.

  140. mikulotksi September 26, 2009 Reply

    inaabangan ko lng nman tlga ung
    mga NBA games..

    hay but now almost 0.1% ang pag-asa na my lalabas na new CFW…TAE,,

    is this the end?? nooooooooooooo…

  141. CHENY September 26, 2009 Reply


  142. PJthePSPaddict September 27, 2009 Reply

    Steps how to reboot your PSP using ChickHEN R2:

    1. Turn on the WLAN above your PSP.

    2. Turn on your PSP.

    3. Go to Settings, then System Settings.

    4. You must Restore Default Settings.

    4. After rebooting, go to Settings again then Character Set and choose US.

    5. Go to Photos where you put ChickHEN folder( You must download the ChickHEN R2 before you do this steps.)

    6. Wait until it reboot.

    7. After the reboot, go to Games where you put Installer-Loader on your PSP. ( You must download the Installer-Loader with proper firmware, the firmware found in System Information at Settings.)

    8. If you want your PSP gets faster, you must download Official CFWEnabler 3.60, i think this is the latest. Go to Games where you put the Official CFWEnabler 3.60. Then set all to default, dont change the others except the default.

    * The download seen above.

  143. saj1000 September 27, 2009 Reply

    anytime i try to install chicken, it turns off my psp and doesnt work… plz help me

    • PJthePSPaddict September 28, 2009 Reply

      repeat steps…
      I tried this 1-4 times only…

  144. Dapimp September 28, 2009 Reply

    I downloaded 503.pbp and tried to install it but it just keeps saying corrupted data am I doing something wrong?

  145. Dapimp September 28, 2009 Reply

    I got 5.03 installed now but now I can’t get ChickHen R2 installed.

    • PJthePSPaddict September 28, 2009 Reply

      If you downloaded the ChickHEN R2 and put this on PHOTO folder, the next step is turn on your PSP, then the backround and themes must be in Original or default, turn the WLAN above your PSP, go to Photo in PSP and wait until you saw a greeny thing. After that, check your System if it is ChickHEN R2.

      If ChickHEN R2 installed, you must download Installer-Loader with proper firmware and put it in PSP/GAME. ( my firmware is 5.03, so i used 5.03 Installer-Loader.)

      • PJthePSPaddict September 29, 2009 Reply

        if its not effective…
        Plug your PSP to your computer or use Memory Card reader…
        Then go to PSP/PHOTO…
        After that, copy the 2 “chickHEN” (the egg image) to the ChickHEN folder and rename it “chickHENe” and “chickHENf”.

        After you copy, unplugged your USB Device that connects to your PSP and go to Photo…

        This is gonna work…

  146. PJthePSPaddict September 28, 2009 Reply

    did you download the ChickHEN R2 and put it in PHOTO folder in PSP???

  147. mikulotksi September 29, 2009 Reply

    bat ang daming procedures ng chickhen r2??

    if anything wrong use my chinese chickhenr2 fast loading in an INSTANT..


    1. (back up your file)format your ms..delete any folder you see,
    if there is..
    2. download the file
    3. extract the file,.
    4.there is folder,open it, then copy the “PSP folder and h.bin”
    to your MS.. DONE..

    for psp setting..

    1.must be,5.03 ofw version..

    2.restore default setting

    3. setting in country,time, etc. thats your choice..

    4. umd auto start,umd cache are OFF..

    5. character setting.. multilanguage or usa..try any of these..
    (i prefer USA )


    • PJthePSPaddict September 29, 2009 Reply

      tol, kya puh madaming procedure dhl gs2 ng iba n bumilis ang Game Speed at CPU Speed ng PSP…

      By using CFWEnabler 3.60…

    • Dapimp September 29, 2009 Reply

      Does this work for psp phats because I tried it and it didn’t work.

      • sylv3rblade September 29, 2009 Reply

        Yes it works with phat PSPs too. Did you copy the files from the right folder?

  148. PJthePSPaddict September 29, 2009 Reply

    yup. my classmate use this ChickHEN even the CFW 3.60…

  149. Dapimp September 29, 2009 Reply

    Do you mean putting the eggsploit file inside PSP/PHOTO?

    • PJthePSPaddict September 29, 2009 Reply

      Yup… just try to copy and rename it properly…

      This is 100% works and easy to reboot into ChickHEN R2…

      It cannot brick your PSP and it is better than Hellcats that can brick some of the PSP’s…

    • PJthePSPaddict September 29, 2009 Reply

      look here…

      this is the proper rename of ChickHEN…


  150. mikulotksi September 29, 2009 Reply

    “tol, kya puh madaming procedure dhl gs2 ng iba n bumilis ang Game Speed at CPU Speed ng PSP…

    By using CFWEnabler 3.60…”

    ahhh gnun ba TOL??

  151. mikulotksi September 29, 2009 Reply

    if your psp is phat use the CHICKHEN R2
    FOR PHAT..

    download a chickhen r2 on this site

    (thnks 4 atmaxplorer 4 this file)

    THEN install 5.00m33-6 or 5.50genb2

    5.00m33-6 easy install using
    hellcats recovery 1.60..

    i suggest 5.00m33-6,
    becAUse theres a speed memory access

  152. Dapimp September 29, 2009 Reply

    Yea I’m just having problems getting it to actually install.

  153. mikulotksi September 30, 2009 Reply

    psp phat is much easier to hack with chickhen..
    download this:

    copy the chickhen folder 2 picture or photo inside ur psp ms

  154. mikulotksi September 30, 2009 Reply

    Yoshihiro’s 5.55 & 6.00 games:
    Game Decrypter

    this app lets u play 5.55 games sweeet

    regards to atmaxlorer

  155. PJthePSPaddict October 1, 2009 Reply

    and one more thing.

    dont put any pictures/ not too many pictures on your PSP except ChickHEN…

    because its to hard to reboot…

  156. mikulotksi October 2, 2009 Reply

    thats f*cking true

  157. PJthePSPaddict October 2, 2009 Reply

    Ohh… I almost forgot if the ChickHEN did not reboot, try to set the themes in Original… Not in ctf format…

  158. mikulotksi October 3, 2009 Reply


    ctf needs a cxmb to run..

    so if themr is CTF u should DISABLED UR cxmb.prx in recovery menu..

  159. Klauzer October 3, 2009 Reply

    I have PSP 3000 and successfully installed Chickhen.

    But when I start a game I always get
    “the game could not be started” (8002031).

    What can I do to make it work.

  160. mikulotksi October 3, 2009 Reply

    when u finished to install chicken,
    2nd is the cfwe 3.60

  161. Hachubacabra October 4, 2009 Reply

    Can you use this iff you have a 6.00 OFW?

    • sylv3rblade October 4, 2009 Reply

      No. Even with a hackable PSP, the only resort for 6.00 is a pandora battery.

  162. PJthePSPaddict October 4, 2009 Reply

    copy the whole chickhen even the tiff file inside the chickhen, tiff file on chickhen helps to reboot your psp, after the reboot, install it with CFWEnabler 3.60, i think this is the latest installer

  163. mikulotksi October 4, 2009 Reply

    chickhen r2 works ONLY…

    5.03 FIRMWARE..

    5.++ and up , Nope ur out of luck…

  164. mikulotksi October 4, 2009 Reply

    chickhen r2 hack doesnt work on 6.00..

  165. lain October 4, 2009 Reply

    Hello. I have a PSP 2000 with 3.60 version. I would like to play ISO games. but other sites suggest I use Pandora Battery and I don’t have any idea. I would like to play ISO using this trick. because you don’t need anything and just chickHen and CFWEnabler. I would like to ask the steps on doing it.

    P.S. I don’t have many to buy Pandora Battery.

  166. lain October 4, 2009 Reply

    thank you for the link. are you a filipino?

  167. Klauzer October 4, 2009 Reply

    I have PSP 3000 and successfully installed Chickhen.

    But when I start a game I always get
    “the game could not be started” (8002031).

    What can I do to make it work.

  168. cheechmann October 5, 2009 Reply

    i have the white star wars psp that i cant get this chickhen to work on all it does is turn it self off never any colors or chickhen in my system can some one please help me ive tried all the trouble shooting tips a nd nothing. can it evn be installed on my psp?

  169. batusainash October 6, 2009 Reply

    Help me pls guyz! Noob is in here. I CANT play the downloaded games at my PSP. What should i do???
    here is the specs of my psp:

    PSP 1001 (fat)
    System Software – 5.00 M33-6

    What should i do step by step..
    Please someone help me…

    • sylv3rblade October 6, 2009 Reply

      press and hold select until you see the VSH menu. Change the ISO mode to M33 driver.

  170. lain October 6, 2009 Reply

    hey sylv3rblade, ill try your steps this weekend. filipino here. thank you so much for help.

  171. edge October 7, 2009 Reply

    I purchased a psp slim 2003 with a 5.03 firmware and the dealer already installed a chickhen and all the stuff with it to make downloaded games work. I have been playing a game medal of honor heroes and it suddenly rebooted for no reason at all. I tried to use the chickhen but it does not work any more, meaning if I go back to the chickhen it just shows the image of a sunny side up egg. It does not do what it does before like turn your screen green.. I really need help…..

  172. Chag October 8, 2009 Reply

    I cannot get this POS application to install.

    I am using a psp 1001 with ofw 5.03, psp settings are default. Umd autostart off My memory stick contains nothing other than the files for ChickHen R2. Keyset set to US (437). PSP1001s do not use umd cache.

    It was installed onto the psp using EZ503HenFATversion.exe.

    When I try to run this exploit from the photo menu in the psp os after waiting for the options menu to pop up, I get a garbled tiff image, followed by what appears to be the psp freezing, followed by the psp shutting down (off) and nothing happening. Same result after dozens upon dozens of tries.

    Under system information, System software is still listed as: Version 5.03 with no annotation of “5.03 ChickHEN R2”

    What would have been really useful, is a video specifically for psp 1xxx and ChickHen R2. I would appreciate any help with this that people can provide that is not a wild goose chase. I have tried using more than 8 gif images with the ChickHen folder and the .Tiff file.

  173. PJthePSPaddict October 8, 2009 Reply


    how to play Final Fantasy 9???
    is there a popsloader in PSP 3000 ver. 5.03?

    I have ChickHEN R2 and a CFW Enabler 3.60…

    please reply as soon as possible…


  174. PJthePSPaddict October 8, 2009 Reply

    how to play Final Fantasy 9 using PSP 3000 version 5.03 ???

    i already installed ChickHEN R2 and the CFW Enabler 3.60…

  175. Nuuu October 11, 2009 Reply

    please help this poor boy


  176. jeros October 11, 2009 Reply

    if i use fake memory stick duo like magic gate (uknown) theres a possibility to brick my psp????

    • sylv3rblade October 11, 2009 Reply

      No but you will have a hard time making chickhen work.

  177. Kurtherra October 12, 2009 Reply

    my psp screen just turned red and nothing happened next.what should I do next?

  178. nelson October 12, 2009 Reply

    i have a psp3000 wid chickHEN already.. my prob is it won’t play the cso games (i mean the green light doensn’t appear for how many time), I have a 8gb memory card.. the technician who modified my psp said that its recommended to use 32mb first to play chickHEN den switch the 8gb after. my prob is I cant find any 32mb mc anymore.. so how do I play chickHEN with an 8gb memory card??? 🙁

    • daxxe October 17, 2009 Reply

      That technician conned you. Mine came with 8 gb and I can play all these time. Just do as he said by going to images>open the chickhen folder then wait for it to work.

  179. vidarro October 13, 2009 Reply

    the chickhen wont install to my psp, i got a psp Phat white, when i open pictures folder it doesnt happen anything help ^^

  180. vidarro October 13, 2009 Reply

    forgot to say: its freezing every time…

  181. virus99999 October 13, 2009 Reply

    hey man u rock but sometimes its not working i have to put it again . its not pemenant my psp version 5.03 after doing that all its now 5.03 MHU and its not pemanent its . how can i do it permenant plz reply urgently plz plz plz man

    • sylv3rblade October 13, 2009 Reply

      You simply can’t, there’s no method to make it permanent on partially hackable PSPs.

  182. PJthePSPaddict October 14, 2009 Reply

    Try this method.

    I think its gonna work…

  183. natalie October 14, 2009 Reply

    hey i followed everything but chickHEN doest work on my psp.. what is the possible reason for this?
    both normal and the easy method i tried both but really it doesn’t work… i dont see the colors you are talking about… i also have all requirements but why doesn’t i work… could someone reply asap? thanks in advance…

  184. vanLaviere October 16, 2009 Reply

    If i try to run ChickHEN me PSP just shuts down and doesnt restart if I manually turn it on after that nothing happened with the firmware does anyone know how this comes?

  185. bib72 October 17, 2009 Reply

    when i try to run ChickHEN my PSP just shuts down and doesnt restart my psp’s model is 2004

  186. daxxe October 17, 2009 Reply

    The chickHen software works by crashing your psp. if the first time didn’t work, try again/./

  187. greg October 18, 2009 Reply

    i can’t install 5.03 gen-A, i have installed already the chickHEn R2. I confirmed it in the systems setting, it is already there. Now, i can’t open the launch-me.exe while my psp is connected to my computer. There is always an error that is poping out. How can i fix it, please help me. Thanks!!

    • sylv3rblade October 18, 2009 Reply

      What error are you getting? Can you post a screenshot?

  188. PJthePSPaddict October 18, 2009 Reply

    you must extract that file.

    then try to open the launch-me.exe…

  189. greg October 18, 2009 Reply

    I extracted already and the same thing, I can’t open the launch-me-exe. Normally, once you open it the small window will pop out; PSP model, Mode: full or reboot, PSP install, PSP Unit Drive then the start button. however in my case there is an error poping out. What should I do?

  190. alex October 19, 2009 Reply

    I’m having the same problems as many of the others… I did the easy installer for my phat version and its not doing anything….

  191. forest October 21, 2009 Reply

    what do you mean when you write “fake memory stick duo” ? Im got a magic gate
    Waht stick duo memory card im must use ?

    • sylv3rblade October 21, 2009 Reply

      Fake memory stick = Mem sticks from chinese manufacturers.
      I blogged about it here.

  192. D3 October 21, 2009 Reply

    my system software is 6.10 how can i install chickHen to my psp 3000 coz helppp!!!!!

  193. Abhijeet October 22, 2009 Reply

    how can i install chickhen r2 in a psp 3ooo version 6.10

  194. jonathan October 22, 2009 Reply

    what if i took the battery out on the flash
    and than it never work again

  195. muyo October 24, 2009 Reply

    i am one of the unlucky ones with 3000 and OFW 5.51 …………………… not asking if theres a new hack or something i already know there isn’t so don’t get sarcastic or call me an idiot. im just one of the unlucky ones who updated literally days before i found out about cfw, and im pissed and ready to punch a hole in the wall. i just wish there was an exploit already, and dont think i could stand waiting for god knows how long for a fucking one to come along, i know thers an exploit on a new medal of honor game, dont know what will come of it. all i have to say is i am tired of these elitist assholes who frown upon the noobs of custom firmware who showed up just in time to miss the boat. lets see if they would be bitching about it if they were the ones left out, forced to wait for a hack…. they’re just lucky they are able to run cfw thats why they like to put us down…. fuckers. if the shoe was on the other foot they’d be whining like us too……

  196. Fernando October 26, 2009 Reply

    I got a 1000 that was upgraded to firmware 5.50. Is it possible o install chickHen using this method?

    • sylv3rblade October 26, 2009 Reply

      Nope. Chickhen only works on 5.03. You need a Pandora Battery to downgrade.

  197. Fernando October 27, 2009 Reply

    Thanks man!

  198. Shammy October 27, 2009 Reply

    Hi. everytime i restart my psp, i do the same process again and again. (photos – crash – reboot – then click the CFW.) so the the games will show up. the CFW is not permanent.

    • sylv3rblade October 27, 2009 Reply

      You’re not supposed to turn off your PSP.

  199. lijo October 28, 2009 Reply

    i have a fake memory stick means magicgate known.i tried to hack but its not flashing.what shall i do.tried twice.

  200. Jordan October 30, 2009 Reply

    Hello umm im using a Memory Stick Pro Duo ( Magic Gate) 4gb and the every time i try chickhen hack it doesnt work, all i want is to play bleach heat the soul 6( iso game) my psp came with Version 5.03 i think its slim 3000 can u help me?

    • sylv3rblade October 30, 2009 Reply

      Try replacing your memory stick, non-original (meaning not Sony made) memsticks have always had a problem running chickhen

  201. wipeout October 31, 2009 Reply

    my old psp 1000 with the 5.03 firmware just keeps crashing over and over(tried it about 100 times now) i just ho photo -> memory stick and then at times it freezes there and other times it doesnt do a thing till i actualy open the image(wich i know is wrong but still) so im wondering if im doing anything wrong to get chickhen to work as i tried it the normal way and the easy installer but none seem to work 🙁

    • sylv3rblade October 31, 2009 Reply

      Have you tried with a different memory stick?

      • wipeout October 31, 2009 Reply

        dont have one and as a stupid(living on campus as well so no job and only 150 a week) i cant really go out getting a new one

        btw its a memory stick pro duo from sony so >.>

        • sylv3rblade October 31, 2009

          Well actually, if you know someone else with a PSP, you can borrow their memory sticks to see if you can load chickHen from there.

        • wipeout November 1, 2009

          guess im stuck then dont know anyone who has one >.< might try it with a other stick from say my photo camera if that might work 😛 but mah

  202. zewin November 1, 2009 Reply

    Bro, i’ve tried everything and nothing works.

  203. kaushik November 3, 2009 Reply

    can a psp 1001 with a version 5.51 have a cfw??? Please help me

    • sylv3rblade November 3, 2009 Reply

      Yes but the only way for you to do that is via a Pandora battery.

  204. gamer.. November 3, 2009 Reply

    hi i got a psp 1003 with version 5.51 can i have a cfw?

  205. killer03 November 4, 2009 Reply

    i got 6.00 system software, can i turn it back to 5.03? so that i can install chicken?

    • sylv3rblade November 4, 2009 Reply

      depends on your PSP model. If you have a PSP 3000 or PSP 2000 with TA-088v3 then no.

  206. gamer.. November 5, 2009 Reply

    whats the latest firmware out?

  207. T.Jones November 5, 2009 Reply

    i just buy a psp 3000 and the firmware is 5.02
    what kind of MS should i be using to hack it with because i did everything downloaded the
    503.pbp but when i open my game folder it didn’t have the update folder so i made one and put the 503.pbp in it but now my psp is saying corrupted data. please help

  208. Anders November 6, 2009 Reply


    I can’t do this step for installation of OFW 5.03 :

    Copy the 503.pbp to folder PSP/GAME/UPDATE

    There is no /UPDATE folder. Even if I create so, the XMB will show a corrupted file.

    My current version is V5.00 M33. Previously done up by the shop which I bought my PSP.

  209. Kevin November 6, 2009 Reply

    Okay so when I put 503.PBP into PSP/GAME/UPDATE it says that is Corrupted. How do I fix this? I haven’t installed firmware before on this psp.

  210. ericson November 7, 2009 Reply

    i have bricked my psp mobot088 v3 how do i unbrick it i have tried the pandora battery and mms but it doesnt seem to work please help

    • sylv3rblade November 7, 2009 Reply

      Pandora doesn’t work on TA-088v3 motherboards.

      • ericson November 7, 2009 Reply

        is there any other way to fix my psp

  211. Leon November 8, 2009 Reply

    I have a psp 2000 w/ TA-088v3 motherboards.
    After setup chickHen, psp will turn off and never back on. Plus I don’t see flashing color, why?

  212. ZAK November 8, 2009 Reply


  213. KarL November 9, 2009 Reply

    When the file named “slim” loads, my psp hangs. What should I do? please help me 😀

  214. Ben November 11, 2009 Reply

    Yahoo finally get install ChickHen at my psp 2600 ver 3.05, here going to share some experince hehe 1. make sure complete all intruction 2. make sure battery changes 100% 3. this important use memory card 512kb more successful. ^_^

  215. WlfHeart November 11, 2009 Reply

    dozens of times….
    then i`ve seen that the umd was turned on….(mybee after shutting down ???)
    I decided to copy 2 gifs and rename to chickhene and f , and after 2 restarts worked……

    hope this will help you (i have a 8gb sony mark2)

  216. Mark November 15, 2009 Reply

    I have tried everything and nothing helps… damn this chickHEN ! Before i could run HEN but now i can`t… and nothing works ..

  217. Nick November 20, 2009 Reply

    I did it but i downloaded a game and put it on my psp once. I then exited out of the game and shut off my psp. Then when I turned it on the next day none of the games were in my memory card. On the computer it said the games were in the memory card but when turn on the memory card on the psp it says no games when there are games on it. Please help!

    • sylv3rblade November 20, 2009 Reply

      You’re not supposed to turn off your PSP. Read and follow all the instructions on this post.

  218. ran November 26, 2009 Reply

    maintain ur 5.03 u have 2 restore ur factory setting and ur theme made back 2 original white color then try to open ur chickhen very quick (x-right) u have to make the timing, automaticaty restart then u have to update ur cf uploader

  219. allaine November 26, 2009 Reply

    please help me identify my psp motherboard???? it doesnt have any letter ”G” and in serial starts with letter HE… psp 2006. slim 5.03 version,.please help me,. would it be great to install chicken?? thanx a lot,.

  220. sowannaplaytekken6 November 30, 2009 Reply

    when i instal OFW 5.03.pbp on my PSP/GAME/UPDATE it is corrupted… pls help

  221. sowannaplaytekken6 November 30, 2009 Reply

    let me elaborate

    i have a psp 2000 4.01 ofw and i think it has the the motherboard that cannot be completely hacked…. because i so wanna play tekken 6 and im tired of dissidia… im willing to take the risk to upgrade my psp… even though im not a psp techie

    ive been reading for almost a day now… ive read all the comments but still i cant upgrade to ofw 5.03

    when i go to PSP / GAME i cant find a folder named UPDATE so i made one and put the 5.03.pbp on it but when its done and i go to my games (XMB is what you call it) it is corrupted ive tried so many times with diff mem sticks but still i get the same result… please help me… i so wanna play tekken 6

    • sylv3rblade November 30, 2009 Reply

      Your 503.pbp file is probably corrupted. Redownload and try it again.

  222. KH December 1, 2009 Reply

    What is XMB??

  223. iddeen khai December 2, 2009 Reply

    Ca you delete the chickhen folder in the memory stick when your’r done?

    • sylv3rblade December 3, 2009 Reply

      Yes but it’s not recommended since you still need it to reenable chickhen if you accidentally turn off your PSP.

  224. supper December 2, 2009 Reply

    have a psp 3000 with an upgrade 6.20 and how should i make it run psp “themes for 5.00” like cars theme or little big folders or the psp neon themes to name a few ?

  225. PSP1000 December 5, 2009 Reply

    Will i have to redo everything from the beginning once i switch my PSP off and then back on again.I have a PSP 1000..but i havent done anything yet to it.Im not sure how to.Need Help!And also.. will the ChickHen software and Gen-b software remain permanently on my PSP1000

  226. FREAK December 7, 2009 Reply

    ummm….I have psp slim model 2006 with a tav motherboard..Just wanted to know, during this chiKhen procees if we made a mistake will it brick my psp forever?.. Cant I restore it anyway? Pls I really need help on this!!!!!!!

  227. Alvin Bedes December 11, 2009 Reply

    I have PSP 3000 with pre loaded system software version 5.03 but installation of CFWenabler is impossible because an error message appears “This game cannot be started. The data is corrupted.”

    I followed the instruction completely and carefully but it doesnt work…..please help me…

  228. [n3rve] December 11, 2009 Reply

    Hey! sylv3rblade, thanks for all you’ve been doing, I’ve managed to hack my kid brother’s PSP Slim 2000 (TA – 088v3) following your instructions and everything was smooth. Thank you very much and keep up the food work.

    Little Problem:
    I’ve just bought a PSP 3000 (OFW 6.10), can this be hacked? I’ve spent a goodly amount of time searching for instructions. I’ll appreciate it if you can point in me in the right direction.

    • sylv3rblade December 11, 2009 Reply

      At the moment there’s nothing we can do for PSP-3000s with firmware greater than 5.03 🙁 There’s simply no known way to downgrade them.

  229. Markar1 December 12, 2009 Reply

    •Download: 503.pbp | 503.pbp | 503.pbp

    the first link

    that File is no longer there

    • sylv3rblade December 12, 2009 Reply

      I’ve replaced the file. Just follow the link on the post 😀

  230. lowes December 14, 2009 Reply

    Hi, I just bought a PSP3000 and managed to update from 5.00 to 5.03 through UMD game. I tried both instructions on installing ChickHen R2 but it seems doesn’t work. Can you please me. Thanks!

    • sylv3rblade December 15, 2009 Reply

      Can you specify the details of the problem you’re experiencing during installation.

      • lowes December 15, 2009 Reply

        when i go photo then memory stick hit “x” it will show chickhen folder then freezes. Tried to put the content of chickhen folder into photo folder only, same thing, remove couple of .gif files and same thing happens, it freezes then shuts down. I’ve reformatted the memory stick and restore default and change the UMD setting to off on both the used the chickhen installer program, when I click on “install it started to install and says “installed succesfuly” but still nothing happened on my PSP, no flash no anything. where did i go wrong? thanks.

        • sylv3rblade December 15, 2009

          The issue is probably your memory stick, try switching (from a friend or if you have a spare) and see how it works.

  231. Angel December 16, 2009 Reply

    Can I Play any backup games just after doing the chickHEN hack ?(without installing CFWE or 5.03 GEN-A?)

  232. wthisofailed December 16, 2009 Reply

    pwd mag tagalog db?

    hmmm pano po to…. dati nka 5.03 gen b na ako and i was enjoying disgaea 2 and assasins creed… tapos dinownload ko ung tekken 6 ayaw gumana nasstuck sa loading…. so nabad3p ako, nag sound3p nlng ako…. unfortunately nka 2log ako at aun naubos ang battery gg ung chickhen ko…. so ngaun nireformat ko ung stick (nkabackup ang games ko at saves) tapos gngamit ko ung ez installer just like before pero d ko mainstall ung chickhen ngaun… kumpleto na files i tried the auto way and the manual way but still i failed… nagawa ko xah dati naiinis ako bkt d ko magawa ngaun…. pls help? pati ung sa tekken ano po dpat ko gawin dun… nag sstuck sa loading screen ung 4372 lng nkikita ko… T_T

  233. kiel December 16, 2009 Reply

    kua sylverblade, nagtry ako n irun ung chiken r2 s psp phat ng erpats q, kelangan q ung hellcat dba? pro kelangan q muna irun ung chiken r2, kso ndi q nmn po maparun, anu po dpat q gwin? kpg nagrestore default settings b aq mwwla ung cfw ko? hackable ung psp phat ko

  234. Réka December 17, 2009 Reply

    Hi! I,ve made everything that you wrote here and the chickhen software is already ok. But we can’t see a game under the game icon. Understand? The chickhen is go, but i can’t see the games which I put in the games folder. WHY??? Please help

    • sylv3rblade December 17, 2009 Reply

      You can’t run games with just ChickHen. You need to install any of the GEN CFW for your PSP (5.03 GEN-A, 5.03 GEN-B, 5.03 GEN-C)

      • Réka December 20, 2009 Reply

        Thank you very much! I hope it will be run because my boyfriend goes to my nervs. 🙂

  235. Angel December 18, 2009 Reply

    A technical question. The CFW-E guide says that “Yes, you have to repeat it, but after the first time, you don’t need flash anything.” So this seems that the CFW-E DOES something permanently to the flash that even when you restart the PSP it still remains. What does it actually do to the flash? If it does why isn’t it permanant? So if I am right, there may be a complete hack available in the near future, don’t you think?

    • sylv3rblade December 18, 2009 Reply

      It isn’t permanent because unlike older PSP models, the custom firmware is loaded onto the memory, and installed on flash0.

      • Angel December 19, 2009 Reply

        Sorry if I’m asking a noob question. But if CFW-E is installed into the flash0 why cant it be there when I restart the PSP? Why do I have to repeat the procedure again? Does it neesds to be installed to flash1 or flash2 to be permanent?

      • Angel December 21, 2009 Reply

        You are WRONG!! I found that chickHEN doesn’t do anything to flash0 it resides in the RAM its not INSTALLED to flash0 Did you even read the readme of the chickHEN? it says

        “Instead of flashing to flash0, it resides entirely in RAM to prevent any damage to the system.” Quoted from the chickHEN r2 official release. Please reply

        • sylv3rblade December 21, 2009

          Whoops. Typo on my part. I was supposed to say that the custom firmware is loaded onto the memory, and NOT installed on flash0. (see that I’m missing the all so important NOT?)

          This is why you have to reinstall Chickhen everytime you turn your PSP off. Clear?

        • Angel December 21, 2009

          I meant no offence.

          Hay sylv3rblade I bought my psp 2006 already partial modded with 5.03 GEN-C (full).But I dont know the motherboard type. Can I run PSP Ident now? I mean is it ok to run PSP Ident with GEN enabled? Coz all the forums say to run it just after you do the chickHEN hack. Please help me.

        • sylv3rblade December 21, 2009

          None taken… I’m sorry for the typo 😀

          As for PSP Ident, you really need to run ChickHen before running PSP ident since it’s a homebrew application and it won’t run on a PSP with just the official firmware.

        • Angel December 21, 2009

          What I meant was that my PSP is already chickHEN+5.03GEN-C enabled and can I run PSP Ident now? (FW version now reads as 5.03 GEN-C (full).

          Sorry for asking repeatedly but I love my PSP and dont wanna brick it. If I brick it my parents arent gonna buy me another 🙂

          I bought it from the shop already partial moded so I dont know the mobo type. I just want find if its hackable ! Thank you very much for your help. Really appreciate it.

        • sylv3rblade December 21, 2009

          Ah…. then yes, you can run it. I’m too slow on the pick up today >_>

        • Angel December 22, 2009

          hi sylv3rblade I used psp ident and my psp mobo is ta088v3 BAD LUCK!! When do you think a complete hack be available ?

          Whick do you personally prefer CFW-E (aka MHU) or GEN CFW?

        • sylv3rblade December 22, 2009

          GEN. As of the moment, it’s the best choice since they’re still releasing updates.

  236. bainie December 20, 2009 Reply

    my motherboard is ta-088 v2.
    i installed the chickhen r2, but when i checked system software is said, “5.03 chickHEN” why not r2?
    but, will i still be able to instal CFW enabler?

    • Angel December 20, 2009 Reply

      Is yours PSP 2006?

      • bainie December 21, 2009 Reply

        nope its a psp 2000

        • Angel December 21, 2009

          Make sure it’s the latest version of ChickHEN. Or just try MHUSpeed3. It’s said to be fast and more stable.

          But you surely can complete mod your PSP with Pandora and why not do it. I desperately want a complete mod for mine. But have to hang with ChickHEN due to ta-088 v3. I didnt know partial and complete mods when I bought mine. I shoud have bought the PSP 2004. BAd luck for me. No homebrew or CXMB!! Hope there’ll be complete mod SOON. Good luck bainie.

        • sylv3rblade December 21, 2009

          Everyone’s still waiting for ChickHen R3 to get released but the development team hasn’t updated anything yet.

          On the plus side, there’s still the GEN team with their chickHen-running 5.03 GEN firmwares.

  237. jane December 21, 2009 Reply

    i have psp phat (1000). successfully installed 5.50 Gen (full) thats what it says on the system info. I can view the game but it will give me error:
    “The game could not be started. (80020321)
    please please please help….. thanks

    • sylv3rblade December 21, 2009 Reply

      On your PSP’s XMB, press select, change to option for UMD Mode to M33 Driver.

      • jane December 21, 2009 Reply

        yay!! thank u soooo much!
        it worked perfectly.. ur an angel =)

  238. bainie December 21, 2009 Reply

    wait .. then could i use hellcat’s recovery flasher to get CFW? Im not sure if i can without the latest ChickHEN.

    And yeah, my PSP was completely mod.
    If it wasnt for me who didnt know anything about that then, then i wouldnt have made a network update which loss the CFW.
    i would use pandora but i cant make/buy one.

  239. Gray December 21, 2009 Reply

    I have a psp-1000 years ago put on CFW 3.03 OE-B can I upgrade straight to 5.50 following the guide above or do I need to go through some of the other upgrades firest?

    • sylv3rblade December 21, 2009 Reply

      It’s not recommended since the installation is bound to hang somewhere. Upgrade incrementally (3.51 -> 3.71 -> 4.01 -> 5.00 -> 5.50 GEN-D3.

  240. Starkiller 123 December 21, 2009 Reply

    I have a psp-3000runing OF 5.03 and i never hacked before so when i ran the chickHEn R2 it doesnt work. i tryed to run it on both of my memory sticks like 20 times but it doesnt work my psp justs freezes and shuts off

    HELP ME!!!!!

    • bainie December 22, 2009 Reply

      yes it does takes ALOT of tries
      but you can give this method a try (Which worked for me in the first 5 tries):

      ***read through first before u do this***

      1. go to photo on XMB and scroll down to memory stick,

      2. When the ‘options’ icon appears on bottom right-hand corner,press and hold X

      3. While still holdin X, wait for the “options” to appear again for the chickhen folder and when it does, let go of X and quickly press and hold it again. Then quickly scroll to the bottom of chickhen folder (to the tiff image)

      you could give it a try, i tried all methods and this one worked for me

      • jrwinL January 1, 2014 Reply

        YOU ARE A GENIUS! I have tried a hundred times following the steps as all others mentioned but your’s was the only one to make it work! Thanks a lot mate!

  241. cchap December 22, 2009 Reply

    Im sorry if this is a stupid question but I have read conflicting information so I just wanted to make sure. I have a PSP Phat 1000 and it has firmware OFW 5.51. One one guide I read it said that the firmware did not matter towards the install of CFW but this guide says not to use 5.51. So which is it? Is there any way I can downgrade my FW so that I can install CFW on this PSP? Thanks a lot for your response.

    • sylv3rblade December 22, 2009 Reply

      It doesn’t matter which firmware you’re on when you want to install custom firmware on a hackable PSP (you have phat and it’s hackable, don’t worry) and if you have a pandora battery. If your PSP’s firmware is below or upto 5.03, you can still install custom firmware without a Pandora battery. Above that, 5.50 upto 6.00 and 6.10 and onwards, you need a pandora battery to downgrade your PSP and install custom firmware, I hope that clears things up.

  242. Starkiller 123 December 22, 2009 Reply

    I have a question. Between these two memory sticks which one is more likely to run ChicHEN R2, a 4gb or a 1gb?

  243. Starkiller 123 December 22, 2009 Reply

    It worked!!!! Thank you

  244. Gray December 22, 2009 Reply

    I have psp-100 just upgraded to 5.03 can’t seem to get ChicHenR2 to install, even used the easy installer.

    I go to photo, scroll down to memory card wait for menu press x, eggsploit tiff comes up I press x again is this right?

  245. Paul December 26, 2009 Reply

    Hi I have a PSP 3000 (Japanese model) I’m not sure of the motherboard as I can’t check because I can install Chickhen R2. I updated to 5.03 and have tried two different memory cards, reformatted numerous times, and reset all the default settings. I read the above comment about holding down X when option appears, but this also doesn’t work (Also for some reason on my PSP the confirm button is O not X) I have tried many many many times. Any help / advice on how to get this running would be greatly appreciated!

  246. mastersilverblad December 27, 2009 Reply

    pwd mag tagalog db?

    hmmm pano po to…. dati nka 5.03 gen b na ako and i was enjoying disgaea 2 and assasins creed… tapos dinownload ko ung tekken 6 ayaw gumana nasstuck sa loading…. so nabad3p ako, nag sound3p nlng ako…. unfortunately nka 2log ako at aun naubos ang battery gg ung chickhen ko…. so ngaun nireformat ko ung stick (nkabackup ang games ko at saves) tapos gngamit ko ung ez installer just like before pero d ko mainstall ung chickhen ngaun… kumpleto na files i tried the auto way and the manual way but still i failed… nagawa ko xah dati naiinis ako bkt d ko magawa ngaun…. pls help? pati ung sa tekken ano po dpat ko gawin dun… nag sstuck sa loading screen ung 4372 lng nkikita ko… T_T

    d nio nmn po sinagot

  247. moccccc December 27, 2009 Reply

    thanky u boz it’s working

  248. hannah December 28, 2009 Reply

    pls do help me i got a psp bought it in japan well i got only 5 images in my ChickHEN folder am i missing something? T_T what should i do >< pls do help

    • Angel December 29, 2009 Reply

      Download chickhen again

  249. niq December 29, 2009 Reply

    you must enable chichen first

  250. Mboy December 29, 2009 Reply

    I have a psp lite 3004 piano black with ofw v 5.02 .ive tried d0wnloading ofw 5.03 frm s0ny psp site,and also to your site.but still error game cann0t be started (80020xxx).i place the file eboot.pbp to the folder PSP_GAME_UPDATE.what seemz to be the problem?pls help me..

  251. Gio December 31, 2009 Reply

    i just bought a psp-2006 a few weeks ago it has already in gen-b(full). but one night i think i’ve changed something in the vsh menu.when i played sims castaway it froze, well it always froze whenever i play i restart the psp.di ba whenever you restart it, the system software is not gen-b(full) so i have to change the system software to gen-b(full) again.but when i tried to load chickhen r2 the psp just froze and then turned off.

    what should i do?…please help…really need it…Ü

    • sylv3rblade December 31, 2009 Reply

      That’s a pretty common problem (yung nagtuturn off). Read the troubleshooting part of the post for more info.

      • Gio January 2, 2010 Reply


    • niq January 1, 2010 Reply

      yes idoes like that,you need keep doing it untill it restart,it should active on 3 time try butsome time it take 10 time. install chickhen r2 mod.i use it chickhenr2 take 2 or 3 time.some time 1 try

  252. james December 31, 2009 Reply

    I have a psp 1001 but it has OFW 6.20. Is it hackable?

    • Angel January 1, 2010 Reply

      of course . all the 1000 s are totally hackable

  253. sharoon January 2, 2010 Reply

    I hav a PSP 3004 with 5.03 ChickHEN R2….
    i am confused whether to install CFW Enabler 3.70 or 5.03 GEN-C…basically i dont want to brick my PSP ….pls tell me which is the safest way

  254. Shane January 2, 2010 Reply

    Hey thx !!! worked after 5 times or something.. I plugged in the USB and power cable and it worked somehow

  255. Lócó January 5, 2010 Reply

    PSP phat freezes when opening either picture folder or the picture itself, then it it turns is self off (not reboot) with no changes.
    firmware is at 5.03

  256. Lócó January 5, 2010 Reply

    *I’ve also tried it w/o the folder*

  257. zarelli January 5, 2010 Reply

    I have a PSP1001 with SW ver. 2.6 I’ve been trying to get the chickenHen to work on it buy have been unsuccessful. I tried to install it the lazy bum way and step by step. I was able to restore my PSP but just could not find how to do this step: Turn off UMD Auto-Start and UMD Cache. Considering the model of PSP and SW version could please post or email me with A-Z instructions?

    • sylv3rblade January 5, 2010 Reply

      Make sure you install the 5.03 official firmware before running chickhen otherwise it won’t work.

      • zarelli January 11, 2010 Reply

        I have a PSP1001 that is running 2.6 software. I got the 503.pbp into my games folder but IDK how to run it. I’ve tried powering it down and booting back up but no luck. Any suggestions?

        • sylv3rblade January 11, 2010

          Copy the 503.pbp to folder PSP/GAME/UPDATE
          Run the Update via XMB

        • zarelli January 12, 2010

          I have formatted my mem card many times and when I reconnect via usb I still cant find an update folder. This is all I have (PSP/GAME). Do I have to create a new folder and name it update? Sorry for being a stupid N00b but how do I run the 503.pbp via XMB

        • sylv3rblade January 12, 2010

          Yes you need to create a folder and name it Update.

        • zarelli January 12, 2010

          Do I need the EBOOT.pbp as well?

        • sylv3rblade January 12, 2010

          Yep, that too.

        • zarelli January 12, 2010

          After getting both files (EBOOT.pbp and 503.pbp) in the update folder that I created, my psp will not run the update files. It states that the data is corrupt. Are there any other files that I can / should try?

  258. Lócó January 5, 2010 Reply

    Any idea why chickHen would work for me, i have psp 1003 @ ver 5.03 official
    tried all the ways on your guide, but same thing happens, just freeze up and turns off when going to my photos

    • sylv3rblade January 5, 2010 Reply

      Have you tried switching memory sticks? Chickhen works best with original sony memory sticks.

      • Lócó January 5, 2010 Reply

        Yes i tried with the original memory stick i got with the psp, and with another i bought, but no luck

  259. anthony January 6, 2010 Reply

    can i use this on my psp 1000?

    • junkdude January 8, 2010 Reply

      ya u can definatly work it in psp 1000 jst u hav to follow the right guide so find it through the links above

  260. junkdude January 8, 2010 Reply

    hey buddy i had a problem with psp 2k & 3k with chickHEN R2 but solved it and jst letting u know i guess u also hav to turn of the auto connect of usb and usb charge option to work this mod so plse buddy add ths also to ur guide plse

  261. Psyanne January 10, 2010 Reply

    Done it! Cut and Paste (to your computer) any folder with photos but not the chickHEN also Cut and Paste (to your computer) any folders inside the PSP folder return it afterward.

  262. cornel195 January 15, 2010 Reply

    hy i have ChikHen r1 how can i update in ChikHen r2

  263. Gege January 23, 2010 Reply

    Can i play a playstation 1 game in my PSP 2006 5.03 GEN-C?? pls REPLY

    • sylv3rblade January 23, 2010 Reply

      Yes, all you need to do is get your games in Eboot format and install the popsloader plugin for compatibility.

  264. dagz January 27, 2010 Reply

    thanks for this guide man!!! my psp is now V5.03 GEN-B through chickHEN

  265. hans January 27, 2010 Reply

    Yo Sylv3rblade, i would just like to ask if i could put pix in my psp 2006
    other than the ones that has been in my memcard? bec my memcard has 6 pix
    that is used for my chickHEN. Need help pls…

  266. rakrak January 28, 2010 Reply

    greetings, sylv3rblade! do i have to update my psp 3001 v5.01 to ofw 5.03 before installing cfw 5.03gen-a?

  267. rakrak January 28, 2010 Reply

    after copying the update 5.03 in psp/game/update directory, iv seen the PSP Update ver 5.03 in my psp’s mem stick under GAME BUT…. when i proceeded in the next step which is to update to ver 5.03, its like i am running a game then theres this message pops out saying: The game could not be started. (80020148)

    my unit is psp3001 w/ ofw 5.01

  268. Nandan January 28, 2010 Reply

    Tried it a hundred times…finally successful!! Piece of advise, if it fails for a number of times, do not keep trying again n again. Better delete the .bin file and chickHEN folder and paste again in PSP as mentioned above..Should work 🙂

  269. kathy_rollo January 31, 2010 Reply

    Dude ako ulit haha. Salamat sa support s GEN-C, ChickHEN naman. ^_^

    1) Nung hi-nack nung store, yung ChickHEN folder ay nakalagay sa MS:\PICTURE. Nag-basa din ako ng ibang guides at ang sabi ay MS:\PSP\PHOTO. PICTURE or PHOTO?

    2) Kakaiba din yung ChickHEN na binigay nung store, “ChickHEN Mod3”. How is it different from “R2”? Which one would you recommend master?

  270. hans January 31, 2010 Reply

    question, how can i play games that normally displays “game could not be started?”

    • sylv3rblade January 31, 2010 Reply

      What’s your current PSP firmware?

      • hans February 2, 2010 Reply

        firmware? is it the 5.03 gen b?

      • hans February 2, 2010 Reply

        oh and one more thing, some games doesn’t show up on the games menu… need help with that also…

        • sylv3rblade February 2, 2010

          From your comment above, you’ve already installed 5.03 GEN-B so technically the only thing that you need to do is to install 5.03 GEN-C so that games that give you the cannot be started error will simply work 😀

  271. hans February 3, 2010 Reply

    ok dude, thanks.. i’ll try to put the 5.03 gen-c..

  272. hans February 3, 2010 Reply

    one more thing, can i play games with a higher version on 5.03 gen-c?

    • sylv3rblade February 3, 2010 Reply

      Yep. This is because 5.03 GEN-C has a built in decrpyter

      • hans February 5, 2010 Reply

        yo dude, i’ve already installed the 5.03 Gen-c but the games still don’t show up, the other one still says the game could not be started… need help…

        • sylv3rblade February 5, 2010

          Hmm that’s odd.
          What titles aren’t showing up? Have you placed them inside the ISO folder and not the PSP/Game folder?

        • hans February 6, 2010

          i put the 5.03 gen-c on the psp-game folder, and the games i put it on the iso folder.

        • hans February 6, 2010

          the game that doesn’t appear is the x-men origins and the game that says game could not be started is worms2. both games are working on my cousins psp.

        • sylv3rblade February 6, 2010

          Have you changed the UMD mode on the VSH menu to M33 driver? (Press select on your XMB)

        • hans February 9, 2010

          when i press the select button the Gen VSH Menu appears. and what will i do next?

        • sylv3rblade February 9, 2010

          Make sure the UMD Mode is set to M3 driver

        • hans February 9, 2010

          its now set to m33 driver, but how come when i press the select button the gen vsh menu appears, not like the one on the 5.03 gen-b page that says m33 driver menu?

        • sylv3rblade February 10, 2010

          Well that screen was taken from a PSP with 5.00 M33… I tried looking for a 5.03 screen but couldn’t find one readily 🙁

        • hans February 10, 2010

          thanks dude, appreciate the help… if you could find one could you post it here… thanks…

  273. Daniel February 5, 2010 Reply

    Why I can’t power off my psp after chickHEN. I was told I can only leave on stand-by.I power off my set & got to do all the steps again. is there anyway I can have it for good?please help.

    • sylv3rblade February 5, 2010 Reply

      There is currently no way to make chickhen permanent. The standby works fine if you want to keep your PSP in an “off” state.

  274. ronak February 7, 2010 Reply

    how to crack SONY PSP 3004 v 5.51??? plz help me…..

  275. hans February 12, 2010 Reply

    dudes, i have a psp 2006 with a 5.03 firm ware, whenever i start a game, the screen becomes red after the psp logo, is that normal?

    • sylv3rblade February 12, 2010 Reply

      Yep. That means it’s decrpyting the game before allowing you to play.

  276. arcuied February 13, 2010 Reply

    helP!!!! i install correctly the chickHen r2 and tha gen-c upgrader but whenever I open my psp it became slow motion pls help

    • sylv3rblade February 13, 2010 Reply

      On the VSH menu (press select) set the CPU Clock XMB and CPU Clock Game to default

  277. hans February 15, 2010 Reply

    thanks dude! awesome

  278. Alamatora February 15, 2010 Reply

    Strangely enough, ChickHEN worked for several months, but after adding new games, it stopped working. Are some games somehow able to interfere with the hack?

    To sylv3rblade: Is your picture Mio from the anime K-On!?

    • sylv3rblade February 15, 2010 Reply

      Some of the newer games require 5.03 GEN-C to function properly so be sure to have this version of CFW installed 😀

      Also yep, it is mio 😀

  279. Alamatora February 15, 2010 Reply

    On another note, when I press X on the PSP, it only takes me back a folder. I have to press O instead to advance forward or to select. Any reasons why?

    • sylv3rblade February 15, 2010 Reply

      My guess is… it’s a Japanese-released PSP. They use O as enter and X as cancel.

  280. James February 15, 2010 Reply

    you said important:if you have 5.50 OFW than you can’t install chickhen. but you didn’t say for which series. I have a psp phat (1001) with 6.20 OWF. so it still works? if it does, than you should edit it saying only for 2000 and 3000

    • sylv3rblade February 15, 2010 Reply

      ChickHen works on 5.03 ONLY. The only way you’ll get your phat to have CFW installed is to downgrade using a pandora battery. No other way around it.

  281. James February 16, 2010 Reply

    so, after I make my pandora battery and downgrade to 1.50, how do I get to 5.03 from there? (phat)

    • sylv3rblade February 21, 2010 Reply

      This video would answer your question better than I can put them to words:

  282. James February 21, 2010 Reply

    can you please answer my above question?

  283. zac February 22, 2010 Reply

    my friend is having a psp 3004 and he wants to install chicken hen ! i am noob i dont noe ……much bout psp’s etc he is hving a psp with 5.03 ofw ! can he intall chickenhen r2 direvtly from the easy installer is there a chance to brick plzz reply

  284. zac February 22, 2010 Reply

    hey i have a psp 3004 with firmware 5.03ofw i just want to ask can i directly instll chickenhen r2 through the easy installer is there a chance to brick????please help i dnt noe much bout tat! thanks

    • sylv3rblade February 22, 2010 Reply

      Just follow the instructions to the letter. There’s 0% chance of bricking if you keep to what the post says 😀

  285. Rishabh February 22, 2010 Reply

    @sylv3rblade hey dude, we meet on fb 🙂 remember?
    and the “X” = back comes in singaporian psps too

  286. zac February 23, 2010 Reply


  287. Vox February 23, 2010 Reply

    This guide has worked great before, but today, im having an endless amount of trouble reinstalling

    My steps:
    check version to ensure that my handheld hasn’t mysteriously updated past 5.03

    Switch off Wlan
    Format Memory Card
    Reset to default settings (leaving original name as is)

    Revert theme to classic
    Set character set to US (437)
    Disable UMD autostart
    Disable UMD autocache
    Disable USB autoconnect
    Disable USB charge

    Plug handheld into pc, run chickHEN easy installer

    Unplug psp, restart

    Go to photos->memory card in my XMB

    after options tooltip shows up, select chickHEN

    watch PSP freeze at the .tiff file

    repeat past three steps about 40 times


    repeat from step one

    Am i missing something here? or is my timing just off selecting the chickHEN folder?

    • sylv3rblade February 23, 2010 Reply

      lol @rage 😀
      Try changing memory sticks. This is usually what prevents people from running chickHen properly.

    • wolfheart84 February 24, 2010 Reply

      last 3 times i`ve installed r2 in less than 10 attempts (with no default settings…)
      but before that i tryed 11 hours…..
      guess the most important thing may be….to select the `character set` to 850-multilingual latin 1 ????(`cause this is the last thing that default settings change….)

  288. CLo February 23, 2010 Reply

    Fan friggin tastic guys. I have tried to load up ChickHen for the past 3 days with no success until just now. I have a PSP1000 PHAT, and it just would not work, with hundreds of attempts. After visiting dozens of websites with the same instructions, I finally saw this and changed the Character Set to Multilingual latin 1 (850), and voila – it worked! Thanks guys, U R ACE!

    Time to put on the CFW – hope this goes more smoothly.


  289. chris February 23, 2010 Reply

    one small question after running chicken hen r2 easy installer it will directly install chicken ! or just put the images and h.bin……and then we have to clck on folder an oll??? plz help

  290. Temmy Liu February 24, 2010 Reply

    Hi. I have a PSP 2003 (Slim 3rd Gen) with firmware 3.73. If I upgrade my PSP to 5.03, won’t it mean that the custom firmware can only be temperately installed? I’m so confused, please help!

    • sylv3rblade February 24, 2010 Reply

      Yep. But seeing as your PSP is likely to be only partially hackable, that’s better off than just OFW.

  291. Vox February 24, 2010 Reply

    Ive retried the above listed steps across three memory sticks now. The one which originally worked was a 2gb sandisk unoffical stick. The two which have reliably been utterly useless were offical sony 4gb memory stick mark 2s

    Any insights on what I can do to get a successful install again?

  292. kathy_rollo March 1, 2010 Reply

    Will ChickHEN R2 work on a non-TA-088v3 PSP-2000?

    • sylv3rblade March 1, 2010 Reply

      Yes but it’s recommended that you install a permanent CFW over it.

      • kathy_rollo March 2, 2010 Reply

        Hey man, thanks for replying. 🙂

        I’m trying to hack a PSP-2001 for my brother’s friend. Currently he has 5.03 MHU, but he wants 5.03 GEN-C via ChickHEN R2.

        Here’s what I plan to do:
        1) Backup and format MS.

        2) Softboot to reset everything and revert to OFW 5.03.

        3) Install ChickHEN R2.

        4) Install 5.03 GEN-C.

        Can you please confirm if my process is correct sylv3rblade? I won’t brick anything right? Mahirap na, hindi kasi sakin eh. ^_^;

  293. zac March 9, 2010 Reply

    on psp 3000…..if we run psp chicken hen r2 and its is not sucess full will it brick or come back to normal state ot there is no chance to brick because it writes on the memory stic…plz reply

    • sylv3rblade March 9, 2010 Reply

      There is no chance for you to brick your PSP when installing ChickHen?

  294. mikey March 11, 2010 Reply

    ok i have chickhen now but when i go to games i dont see them, “there are no games” can you tell me whats wrong please?

    • sylv3rblade March 11, 2010 Reply

      You still need to install either a 5.03 GEN CFW or CFWEnabler both are linked at the bottom of the post.

  295. zac March 12, 2010 Reply

    thanks! :))

  296. ros March 13, 2010 Reply

    I followed everything to the tee and have tried everything but cant get chicken to work. The video at the bottom shows a chickhen folder, but the chickhen files you give only have the one TIFF image and the h.bin. I also see about 19 images in that folder which once again i have only the one. I using the PSP PHAT and am totally confused here, need help!!!

    • sylv3rblade March 14, 2010 Reply

      Why not create a folder and copy the SINGLE tiff file to make MULTIPLE copies and rename them appropriately?

  297. Person March 15, 2010 Reply

    I’m trying to do this on a PSP-1001, and I’ve changed everything, even the encoding, and every time I try, it freezes and the memory card access light stays on for about 10 seconds, then it shuts down, but doesn’t install ChickHEN, i.e. It doesn’t say it in the “System Information” thing. I updated to 5.03 after trying on 5.00, and it still didn’t work. Does anyone have any ideas?

  298. carerafiq March 18, 2010 Reply

    mmmm….. my PSP 3000 has 6.00 version..
    can you tell me how to downgrade it… and how to know the motherboard type

  299. honeycoolsoni March 19, 2010 Reply

    hey, is the CFW permanent?

  300. nole March 26, 2010 Reply

    i searched a couple pages but didnt find an answer. i have a psp 2001 with OFW 3.60 and mobo TA-088v3. can i downgrade to OFW 5.03? jw if anything new has been developed to help me out lol

  301. faliq March 28, 2010 Reply

    hi,i have PSP 3000 firmware 6.20,now problem is i can’t play iso/cso games.what should i do?

  302. quincy April 1, 2010 Reply

    bro, your Download: ChickHEN R2 link is now dead. please re-upload. thanks bro

  303. Dante April 2, 2010 Reply

    In the easy way do you need to go to usb connection when you plug in your psp to your pc? Please Reply!

  304. Jew Vince Ezekiel Ramirez April 5, 2010 Reply

    sir pnu i-downgrade ang PSP na ang versio ay 5.51 replya asap tnx

  305. disel24 April 6, 2010 Reply

    I have a psp 2001 with 6.20 firmware, how can i downgrade so I can work with homebrew?

  306. hans April 6, 2010 Reply

    yo silv, dude, i just wanna ask, if i upgrade my cfw to a higher one can i still play cso or iso games? bec the saleslady where i bought my psp said that if i upgrade my cfw i could no longer play cso or iso games, i could only play umd’s. is that true?

  307. disel24 April 6, 2010 Reply

    no help?

  308. psp April 7, 2010 Reply

    wat is xmb

  309. psp April 7, 2010 Reply

    how to update

  310. Andrew April 12, 2010 Reply

    I am trying to run chicken but doesnt seem to work. when i try to update to ofw 5.03 there is nothing in the zip file but eboot.pbp file im stuck please help

  311. Andrew April 12, 2010 Reply

    I have psp 3000 i have 5.01 ofw. I am trying to load chicken and i am stuck on the part 5.03 update ofw there is no file called 503.pbp just a eboot.pbp file what do i do? please help

  312. Lalat April 20, 2010 Reply

    Hey thanks a lot ^_^

    you’re really good in explaining the details…
    plus, the video helped a lot…

  313. amir April 21, 2010 Reply

    guys i have done all steps and succeeded. but when i deleted a game then copy it again to ISO folder the copying becomes failed.. why is that so? how could i copy games to my psp?

  314. hans April 25, 2010 Reply

    yo silv! wat up i’m in the manila right now, i just wanna ask where can i buy a brand new psp phat 1000 or psp slim 2000? i’m only here for a couple of weeks.

    • sylv3rblade April 25, 2010 Reply

      I doubt you’ll be able to get a PSP-1000 that’s brand new 🙁 It’s possible that you can still find a hackable PSP-2000 though.
      I recommend going to any SM Mall and look for a Circuit City outlet.

      • hans April 28, 2010 Reply

        hehe just bad luck i guess, i’ve been looking around for a psp 1000 because i’m having troubles on my psp 2006, because of the limited games that i could put in. ok dude i’ll go visit SM. thanks dude. more power on this site.

  315. jbbbb April 27, 2010 Reply

    hi , im relatively new to this but ive been trying to hack my psp , i have installed the ofw 5.03 but when i extract the files for chicken R2 it comes up with several files but not the ‘PHAT’ files stated in the instructions , what files am i supposed to copy to where ? and then what am i supposed to do ? I REALLLLY NEED HELLP! slyvrblade anyone ?

  316. hans May 2, 2010 Reply

    yo silv, does doa paradise work on cfw 5.03 gen b or 5.03 gen c?

  317. Dragon May 7, 2010 Reply

    Hey Sylv3r. I need some freaky help.
    I installed everything. First few times it was ok. ( I use 8c data psp so i have re-install ir when i turns off comletely.) And now when i go to chickhen folder, scroll down to the 5th pic. and the psp freezes. any help?

  318. vlackheart May 10, 2010 Reply

    can a psp 3000 be bricked if i updated it to 5.03?

    • kathy_rollo May 14, 2010 Reply


  319. jetzkie May 12, 2010 Reply

    I don’t think so, PSP with 8C date code hackable… it says that 99.9% unhackable version of PSP..

    for sure, you bought that PSP somewhere in Dubai / Qatar..

  320. manny May 15, 2010 Reply

    i want to have a fresh installation of the stuff needed to run my psp2000 5.03 version on a new 8GB memory which i just bought. what shall i do first…thanks…

  321. jetzkie May 16, 2010 Reply

    manny — Manny Villar…

    I don’t get what you wanted…

  322. 123SMART May 20, 2010 Reply

    Hey guys, if you really want to get the HEN to work, u just need to add any 2 more pics after ChikHENd pic and name the ChikHENe and f

  323. ftrizer3006 May 20, 2010 Reply

    i have psp 3006 with ofw 6.00. i m hearing everywhere dat i MUST hav ofw 5.03. is there anyway just 2 take away 6.00 n load 5.03 on my psp??? will anyway changing my memory stick work??? do i have any chance of ever running homebrew on my psp???

    • sylv3rblade May 21, 2010 Reply

      Nope, there isn’t a way for you to downgrade your PSP’s 6.00 to 5.03 🙁

  324. cool9shot May 25, 2010 Reply

    Hey I just have a psp-1001 and I want to hack it, but as I’ve read here I need a OFW of 5.03 or less. Right now I have a OFW of 6.20, so do I need a pandora battery or am I in the clear? The other articles on this site says that all 1000 series are hackable, but is the OFW getting in the way?

  325. nauman May 26, 2010 Reply

    hey sylv3 i m having dis problem
    my psp is 2003 and is hackable but i m tyring dis 1st time. when i go into photos when the black box appears i press x and then my psp freeze and shutsdown instead of restarting and when i start it again its says 5.03 what should i do …
    sorry 4 my english :p

    • sylv3rblade May 27, 2010 Reply

      Just keep trying, check the troubleshooting section.

  326. elixr May 28, 2010 Reply

    can i downgrade my psp 3004… 6.10 to 5.00 tnx…

  327. mckie24 June 20, 2010 Reply

    i have psp 3001 version 6.2, is it hackable?how?can you tell me the steps

    • sylv3rblade June 20, 2010 Reply

      Nope it isn’t. And there currently is no way to fix it 🙁

      • Interceptor July 10, 2010 Reply

        i have psp 3003 version 6.1, is it hackable?

        how?can you tell me the steps:-)

        • sylv3rblade July 10, 2010

          Sadly it isn’t 🙁 There’s no way for you to downgrade a PSP-3000 to install CFW

  328. 123SMART June 20, 2010 Reply

    Hey everybody, if you really want to get the HEN to work please follow thesesteps:

    1.Open ChickHEN folder in your PSP(Connected to PC)
    2.Add any 2 pictures after ChickHENd(Not after SLIM/PHAT)And name the ChickHENe and ChickHENf
    3.Delete all data on PSP like games,music,videos ect. except the CFWEnabler and the ChickHEN folder.
    4.Disconnect PSP from PC
    5.In your PSP XMB(Menu) Go to ChickHEN folder(wait until optons button appears in right down corner)Then press X and scroll to the bottom.
    If you’re successful,Your screen fill be filled with colours and reboot and the your in the HEN. If you have doubts, Contact me on [email protected]

  329. semi July 18, 2010 Reply

    I install ChickHEN_R2 it work .I turn the psp off to go to work I came back and is not install anymore now it dont work

    • sylv3rblade July 18, 2010 Reply

      You turned off your PSP >_> Please read the post clearly.

      • semi July 23, 2010 Reply

        thanks slv i finally got it done it took me a while……..but it work

  330. coldground93 July 18, 2010 Reply

    i need help.

    yesterday, i psp CFW ver. is 5.03 – prometheus. i put and played some games and turned it off.

    later i turn it on again and saw that my files get corrupted and my CFW is reverted back to 5.03.

    what should i do?? plz reply asap

    • sylv3rblade July 18, 2010 Reply

      Reinstall 5.03 GEN-C Then run the prometheus installer for 5.03 again

      • coldground93 July 18, 2010 Reply

        I tried this but i can’t open the update. it says “data is corrupt”. i tried reintalling chickHEN r2 before posting here but kept getting failed.

        i think i bricked my psp damn

        • sylv3rblade July 18, 2010

          A brick means your PSP does not even turn on. Did you extract the file before placing it on your PSP?

        • coldground93 July 19, 2010

          yes. and put it in X:PSP/GAME

  331. Jeremy July 19, 2010 Reply

    Can PSP3000 with 6.1ver can be downgrade to 5.03. if not any idea how can this PSP read games in an ISO folder… thanx

  332. 123SMART July 19, 2010 Reply

    No it is not and there is currently no way to fix it!!

  333. John July 22, 2010 Reply

    Hi yea, I have tried both the manual and easy installer methods. With the manual one, I end up clicking on the photo and then after a bit it turns off. It does not restart itself or anything. I ran the easy installer, and it says installed successfully but my psp just sits in usb mode, any help pls Q_Q

  334. Simon Dexter July 24, 2010 Reply

    hi i have a phat psp 1003 it has firmware 6.20 installed i have ordered a pandora battery and magic memory stick, will i be able to down grade it to instal the custom firmware on to it or have i wasted my money getting the above said products

    any help for down grading would be appreciated if its at all possible

  335. koolkat5 July 27, 2010 Reply

    Okay, so I am at OFW 5.03, and when trying to run ChickHEN, all it does is freeze up and turns off. Nothing else happens after that and I have to manually turn it back on, back to the same OFW 5.03. Everything is placed in the areas they are needed to be. Anyone got a solution?

    • sylv3rblade July 28, 2010 Reply

      Check the troubleshooting section of the post.

  336. adrian August 3, 2010 Reply

    my psp is working god i dont need to go to store wer i bought the unit bec of the damm thing reboot couse of battery drain..thanks a lot sylv3rblade

  337. Tim August 3, 2010 Reply

    “I have a PSP and official 5.03 loaded in it. I have followed your steps to install ChickHEN R2 in it. But when I open the ChickHEN folder, the PSP reads then hangs and automatically shuts down. when I turn it on, nothing appears near 5.03.”

    I have followed the instructions to the letter and I also have the problem like some of the people from the first page. Could someone help nooby old me? I’m pretty sure this thing is caused by inexperience…

    • Tim August 3, 2010 Reply

      I’t s a 1000 btw. Updated to 5.03 with no problems. Just problems with ChickHEN.

    • hans August 6, 2010 Reply

      Yo dude, I have the same ofw, just do the thing over and over until you get the “blank green screen”. I had 10 tries before, and sometimes just 2. When the Chickhen is done, install the cfw.

  338. andy August 7, 2010 Reply

    i have psp 2000 and i went to pacific mall and got it moded now i have cfw 5.50 gen-d3 and i did not run chickhen yet and i just want to know if i could download the games before doing all that work

    • sylv3rblade August 7, 2010 Reply

      If you have 5.50 GEN-D3 already you can run most (note I said most) of the games out there. However, some of the newer games will require you to install the prometheus module because they require OFW 6.20 and up.

  339. andy August 7, 2010 Reply

    wil 5.50 gen-d3 work

    • sylv3rblade August 7, 2010 Reply

      Please check if your PSP is hackable before proceeding.

  340. sludgemonster August 12, 2010 Reply

    I’m trying to hack my PSP-2000.

    I cannot install ofw 5.03. I have copied the .pbp file into the UPDATE folder, but my PSP is not picking it up. It simply says: “There are no games”.

    Is this update essential to installing ChickHEN?

    • sylv3rblade August 12, 2010 Reply

      If you don’t have a Pandora Battery then yes, this step is necessary.

      You sure it’s in PSP/GAME/UPDATE and the file you’ve extracted is named 503.pbp (and not .rar)?

      • sludgemonster August 12, 2010 Reply

        OK. I worked after i re-downloaded the file. I’m having problems with the ChickHEN. When I access the Tiff file the PSP turns off and then does nothing.

        Any ideas?

        And yes, I’ve tried everything on the troubleshooting list.

  341. 123SMART August 13, 2010 Reply

    Hey Sony is a pretty smart company. They Block the system in some PSP 3000’S whick have Ver. 6.20 or 6.30
    And when my PSP got bricked due to a virus, the sony company told me that if I Replace it for half the prie i bought the PSP, They would give me PSP 3000 with the latest OFW 6.30. But i didnt want to have a spoiled PSP so i did’nt exchange it.
    Any Ideas how to unbrick it WITHOUT pandors=a battery? I Have CFW 5.03 MHU.


    • sylv3rblade August 13, 2010 Reply

      No real choice there as non-hackable PSPs can’t be unbricked.

  342. jajan September 9, 2010 Reply

    HI! i have a PSP2006 version6.31, i want to downgrade it to version 5.03, what will i do? please help me.. thank you!

  343. disgaea September 11, 2010 Reply

    I’ve done the steps and even the troubleshooting thing, but when i tried to open my chickhen folder and right and left, it freezes then turns off/ turns black for 0.1 sec then the screen turns red and does not reboot, tried it many times… HELP!!!
    P.S. Is my psp hackable, how can you know if a psp is hackable or not.

  344. hans September 21, 2010 Reply

    Yo Silv, what up? hehe, I just noticed this… My PSP got turned off last July because of the “expired chickHEN” and it just turned off last night. When it got turned off last July, I installed the 5.03 GEN-B and I installed a game that requires a higher CFW so I installed a GEN-C, and when I removed the game, I installed back the 5.03 GEN-B. It lasted for about 2 and a half months. But when I only install a gen-b it usually turns off about a month. Does the constantly changing of the CFW makes the life of the ChickHEN LONGER? I need your expert opinion on this dude. THANKS!!!

    • sylv3rblade September 22, 2010 Reply

      I’m not sure I entirely get what you’ve posted. ChickHen or any other firmware for that matter doesn’t have an expiration of sorts. ChickHEN unloads because it’s no longer on your PSP’s volatile memory, and the usual cause for this is when your PSP hangs (either due to an unpatched game or a bug).

      On the other hand, keeping your battery constantly charged (ergo not being used) can affect it’s life but not so much in a little as a month or two. Sounds like you have a bad battery there.

      • hans September 23, 2010 Reply

        Oh, ok. I only know when I have to install chickHEN again, is when I put my PSP on stand by and the battery light tooks a little longer to turn off. And then when I turn it back on, the sony logo appears, its like its been turned off, but I just put it on stand by mode. Maybe I have a bug or a battery problem. Anyways, thanks dude. XD

  345. vom September 22, 2010 Reply

    hi! ok this is my problem:yesterday i installed ChickHen,5.03 GEN-C(full) and finally 5.03 Prometheus 7 all worked fine.

    Today i went to PSN and surfed it a bit,then i quit PSN and my PSP freeze and turned off.So i did the whole process again to install Prometheus.The difference was:Gen-C uploaded without me pressing the x button(it didnt gived me the choices that it gived me before)however,it installed and is running fine.Then i went to install 5.03 Prometheus and it did the same as Gen-C did(it rebooted automatically without giving me the choice to press x)but in this case Prometheus didnt install,is still Gen-C when i checked Sys Info.i tried a few times i even reset psp settings to default and nothing,Prometheus dont want to install.

    The weird thing is that 1st time i installed it,Gen-C and Prometheus,it gived me a few choices(press x to install,press O to uninstall ect ect) and the second time it never gived me a choice it just booted automatically.

    Pls help me in this one,i need Prometheus for my games! Thanks

    • sylv3rblade September 22, 2010 Reply

      When you re-installed ChickHen, it just reloaded the files that you have already installed. No worries though, it’s just fine.

  346. vom September 22, 2010 Reply

    me again,I formatted my MS and i tried the whole process again and still Prometheus don’t work i have no idea what it is,maybe when i got that crash after closing PSN something changed on the PSP?is GEN-C preventing Prometheus from installing?im no expert i just speculate

    oh btw my PSP is 2001 fw 5.03

    • sylv3rblade September 22, 2010 Reply

      There’s a new version of Promtheus out which might be of use. I’ll upload it in a bit.

  347. jor October 1, 2010 Reply

    Hi there…i have a PSP3001 ver 6.10 is there an available hack program for it now?thanks

    • sylv3rblade October 2, 2010 Reply

      Simply. nope there currently is none for a PSP3001 with 6.10 ofw.

  348. muffin1man October 3, 2010 Reply

    Hi there I have the Phat PSP with OFW 5.03 installed. I’ve tried to install chickHen using the manual method with no success. Then I tried the easy way and still no flash of colors. I was wondering is there any other way to get CFW on my psp by using M33 or GEN? Thx in advance

  349. tom1817 October 9, 2010 Reply

    I’ve got OFW 5.03 and i’ve got the ChickHEN folder of images, i’ve done everything in the troubleshooting list and it still just freezes and shuts down. Then when i reboot it’s the same.
    It’s a psps slim 2003.

  350. Aladdin October 29, 2010 Reply

    I just installed chichenHen R2 on my PSP 3004. Now where do I put the games (iso & cso) that I have downloaded? Do I have to make a folder for that?

  351. tom1817 October 30, 2010 Reply

    I’ve got OFW 5.03 and i’ve got the ChickHEN folder of images, i’ve done everything in the troubleshooting list and it still just freezes and shuts down. Then when i reboot it’s the same.
    It’s a psps slim 2003.

  352. Wan November 10, 2010 Reply

    I got prob with psp after installing v.6.31 that i downloaded from this site : ( all of my previous games aren’t being detected.Pls i need help…..

  353. nikka November 10, 2010 Reply

    it didn’t work on my psp. i keep on trying to the left-right2x thing but it just hang, and turned off. y is that so?

  354. Jelle November 10, 2010 Reply

    I’ve copied everything with the installer for dummy’s. The bin file is there and the ChickHen folder with content is in the photo folder. When I restart and go to the mem stick, I see the ChickHen folder witch 7 images 6 GIF pictures ChickHENa till f and the slim tiff image. The tiff is shown as incomplete data… The ChickHen is not getting installed. Do I miss files or am I doing something wrong?

    Currently running software version 6.2


    • sylv3rblade November 11, 2010 Reply

      You’re on 6.2, Chickhen specifically requires your firmware version to be 5.03

  355. marlon November 15, 2010 Reply

    guys help me with my psp. i have a 5.03 ChickHEN R2 system software..but i cant run any games..what should i do?

    • sylv3rblade November 15, 2010 Reply
      • marlon November 15, 2010 Reply

        im scared to install it coz it might brick my psp.mine is psp-3000. and once i already upgrade it to ver 6. then i spend 5000 peso to downgrade it to ver 5. and now the file has been corrupted once again. so i dont know wat to do..

        • kathy025 November 17, 2010

          5000php?! O.O

          Wow, I didn’t know it took THAT much to downgrade. You can already buy another unit with that, probably 2nd-hand in good condition. XD

        • marlon November 20, 2010

          yup..its too damn expensive..but i have no choice..i have too pay it..or ill buy umd..hehehehe

        • sylv3rblade November 17, 2010

          How in the world did the shop you went to manage to downgrade your PSP-3000 o_O.
          There currently is no way to do that O_O

        • marlon November 20, 2010

          they change the whole mother board of my psp.

  356. marlon November 16, 2010 Reply

    blade i need help..i installed chickhen r2 already in my psp-3000. but there is no cfw loader.i cant see any of the games i copied to my mem. stick. what should i do in order to run the games?

  357. kathy025 November 19, 2010 Reply

    I remember reading from a tutorial somewhere that you can’t have any other images in the X:\PICTURE folder if you have the ChickHEN images. I was able to run ChickHEN even with other images. 🙂

  358. MRX November 19, 2010 Reply

    I’ve got psp-3000 with 5.03 soft.
    I can’t just install the chickhen. I’ve done everithink needed, the console doesn’t crash like it should. Even used the easy installer wich says: “installed successfuly” but nothing happens.
    My console was hacked in past but it isn’t anymore and now i can’t hack it again.

  359. kathy025 November 26, 2010 Reply

    Hey sylv3r,

    Maybe you can update the post to include download links for [b]ChickHEN Mod[/b] and [b]ChickHEN Mod2[/b] by m0skit0?

    Also something I discovered through numerous testing:

    ChickHEN R2/ChickHEN Mod2 – does [u]not[/u] run if there are other images in the ms0:\PICTURES folder
    ChickHEN Mod – [u]runs[/u] even if there are other images in the ms0:\PICTURES folder (just make a sub-folder for your personal images e.g. ms0:\PICTURES\YourFolder)

    • sylv3rblade November 26, 2010 Reply

      Thanks for the heads up. Will upload them in a bit.

  360. dreck December 6, 2010 Reply

    i asked what if my psp2004 is upgraded firmware of 5.50 how can i downgrde to 5.03gen a

    • sylv3rblade December 6, 2010 Reply

      You need a Pandora Battery to downgrade your PSP.

  361. dreck December 6, 2010 Reply

    As of 5.50 OFW, the TIFF exploit that the chickHen hack runs on is already patched.WHAT IT IS MEANS?

    • sylv3rblade December 6, 2010 Reply

      That means you can’t run Chickhen on 5.50 OFW.

  362. ftrulezzzz December 8, 2010 Reply

    how long is it gona tak 2 find a way to hack psp 3000 wit ofw 6.00???? is there any now????

  363. River December 11, 2010 Reply

    A friend’s friend’s friend modded my psp for me a while ago. I can’t get in touch with them anymore, but I need to check if my psp has chickhen now.

    How do I check if my psp has chickhen?

    • sylv3rblade December 12, 2010 Reply

      Check your current firmware version. It’s indicated thee (via the firmware you have installed)

  364. ARNAB December 18, 2010 Reply

    I have psp 3600 earlier i had version5.02 .i installed the 5.03 version.
    Then i downloaded chickHEN.rar and unziped the the files to my computer. then i copied the chickhen folder from slim folder to PHOTO in my PSP folder. I also copied the h.bin file to the root of my psp. then i restarted my psp and went to photo>memorystick. but then when i open the folder my system hangs. i tried all of the above mentioned trobleshooting techniques but the problem still persists. please suggest a way to solve this.

  365. Vulcan December 29, 2010 Reply

    Blade I need your help. It’s not working for me. I’ve got a phat PSP and I’ve tried to install using both methods but each time it just freezes and then turns off :S Then when I turn it back on it’s the same as it was before. Please help?

  366. PRODIGY January 12, 2011 Reply

    iv upgraded to 5.03 firmware, iv put the phat folder in photos and the h.bin file in the root of the memory stick, but it hasnt worked for the last couple of hours! it always freezes when i actually open the tiff file in the folder.

    plz someone hellllp me!

  367. js82 January 17, 2011 Reply

    It won’t work for me, I have a PSP2001 (the red GOW PSP). I’ve tried installing ChickHen a few times manually, & I even tried the Easy installer for ChickHen R2. The only thing that happens is my PSP freezes & then shuts off. When I turn it on I still have the OFW 5.03.
    Is my only option to get a pandora battery, or is there another way?

    • sylv3rblade January 17, 2011 Reply

      Try reformatting your memory stick.

      • js82 January 17, 2011 Reply

        Thanks for the quick reply! I have already tried reformatting my memory stick.
        I have a only have a 1GB MS that came with my PSP, maybe that’s the problem?

        • sylv3rblade January 17, 2011

          That’s probably it. Not every memory stick works with Chickhen, try borrowing one from a friend or purchase one (bootleg ones work too)

  368. Ryuuichi February 12, 2011 Reply

    I have a PSP 2000 with hackable motherboard (HJ serial code) and OFW 6.31. Tried installing ChickHen R2 using the easy installer but it doesn’t reboot and system info remains unchanged. Any advice?

  369. Ian999 April 11, 2011 Reply

    Help I upgraded my psp chicken to ver 6. Then my psp turn black but still the power was on.was should I do ?

    • sylv3rblade April 11, 2011 Reply

      Chickhen only goes up to version R2. Did you mean that you upgraded your PSP’s firmware to 6.xx?

  370. JHON May 3, 2011 Reply

    i have psp 2006 v5.03 i put chickhen in (PICTURE folder) but chicken pictures are not coming???????why????????

  371. joshua shain May 5, 2011 Reply

    so i can’t use this if i have a psp 1001 with 6.20 OFW

  372. Hal June 13, 2011 Reply

    hey I got a psp 2000, updated from 4.05 and now it’s 5.03

    every time i try and load or even get close to the ChickHen folder, my psp just freezes and shuts off without rebooting.

    I’ve put slim.tiff into the photo/ChickHen folder and h.bin into the root.

    there something that i’m missing or timing it wrong?

  373. Gonzy August 10, 2011 Reply

    ummm sir. my ofw is 5.00. i tried installing the chickhen2 for lazy bums. but i saw that there’s a hen error notepad file. it say it only supports 5.03 firmware. the problem is. the big problem is i cant update my FW 5.0 to 5.03. please i need help badly. is my psp bricked? i tried updating my psp to 5.03 but it freezes, it stays on the psp logo (the one where there are colors around) :'(

  374. Dragon August 21, 2011 Reply

    my chickHen r2 will not run… What do i do?
    It’s been doing that a lot of times. My version is ofw 5.03. Please help me.

  375. mikko August 27, 2011 Reply

    HI! i just can’t have the chickHEN soft it always fails at the picture phase : / i have psp 3004 and 5.03

  376. Kwame August 29, 2011 Reply

    I need some help. My cousin accidently formatted my memory stick and I’m stuck at my grandparents’ house without a PSP cable. All I have is a Sony Ericsson W810i which supports MSPD. So I tried putting the ChickHen photos in the memory stick. Ok. But when I try to access the photos, it IMMEDIATELY freezez, unlike when trying to ‘flash’ the PSP like before where there is a moment of pause before previewing the folder content. I’m used to Gen-C installations and this problem is something new to me. Help please..

    • sylv3rblade August 29, 2011 Reply

      The problem could simply by the memory stick. Try following the new guide instead.

  377. quikstrike6 October 25, 2011 Reply

    sir, ask ko lang, meron ako psp 3001 5.50 OFW, tnry ko update 5.03, may lumabas na prompt hindi na daw kelangan mag-update dahil 5.50 naman daw ako. so ok, ngayon ginawa ko nag-download na ko nung chickhenr2, pag-unzip ko nilagay ko sa yung h.bin sa xmb, tapos gumawa ako PHOTO folder sa loob ng PSP folder tapos dun ko pinaste yung ChickHen R2 galing sa SLIM folder, tapos binunot ko na sa USB, Restore Default Settings na, UMD Auto Start off na, UMD Cache off, Character Set US, tnry ko din Multilingual Latin, Theme Classic, tapos in-OFF ko na PSP, pag-ON ko punta ko PHOTO, Memory Stick, hinintay ko muna Options tapos pinidot ko X, punta ko sa pinakababa tapos left right etc. WALANG NANGYARI, sinubukan ko na format mem.stick tapos inulit ko ulet wala pa din. PLEASE HELP PO.

  378. roge April 11, 2012 Reply

    Has anyone try this? I’d like to know if it is safe to use the photo folder to store my pictures for viewing? Can i delete the chickHEN files and folder now that my psp has been modded? I am now on prometheus-4.

    Thanks for replying.

  379. roge April 11, 2012 Reply

    Has anyone tried this? I’d like to know if it is safe to use the photo folder to store my pictures for viewing purpose after done with the ChickHEN R2 process. Can I delete the ChickHEN files and folder now that my psp has been modded. I am now on prometheus-4.

    • sylv3rblade April 11, 2012 Reply

      Yes you can delete the chickHen files but I would recommend you keep them in the event that you accidentally turn your PSP off.

Leave a Reply to faliq Cancel reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

website stats