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Install PSP Custom Firmware 5.03 GEN-A via ChickHEN R2

Homebrew can now run on the PSP-3000 or PSP-2000 with TA-088v3 thanks to PSPGEN and Team Typhoon.  The chickHen hack allows you to run Homebrew on both PSP models and custom firmware 5.03 Gen-A lets you play your games from ISO/CSO files.

Interested yet? Read ON.

Update: This guide is sorely outdated.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

Update: After installing 5.03 GEN-A, please install the 5.03 GEN-C update or 5.03 Prometheus for the the best compatibility with the latest games.

Important Notes:

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

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

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


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

How to Install Custom Firmware 5.03GEN-A for ChickHEN

CFWEnabler for chickHenBefore you proceed to installing custom firmware 5.03 GEN-A, you need to install and successfully run the chickHen hack.  Read the guide and comeback here to finish the installation.

How to Install 5.03 GEN-A

  • Connect your PSP to the computer in USB Mode when you have loaded ChickHEN R2.
  • Unzip the file you’ve downloaded on your computer
  • Run the LAUNCH-ME.exe (GUI) Application
  • PSP Model : choose your PSP PSP-2000 or PSP-3000 (shown below)
    • PSP 2000 = Slim and Lite
    • PSP 3000 = Brite
  • Choose the option ‘FULL’ under Mode
  • Choose the option ‘Yes’ under PSP Install
  • PSP Drive Unit: Type the letter of your PSP’s Drive. Do not “:” but just the letter (example, the PSP is recognized G)
  • press START , and the files will be patched and copied to the Memory Stick.
  • Disconnect the PSP from USB.
  • Launch the homebrew file ‘INSTALLER-LOADER’ under ‘GAME > Memory Stick’.
  • When the app load, press L or R to flash the firmware in your flash. You will see this screen again but only to load the 5.03 custom firmware
  • After the flash done, press O [it’s the circle button] to reboot in the custom firmware.
  • After the PSP reboot, you are finish installation proses. Now your firmware is 5.03 GEN-A(full).

After installing 5.03 GEN-A, please proceed to install 5.03 GEN-B :D.


Help! 503.pbp is corrupted, I can’t run it.
If you’re experiencing this problem, rename the 503.pbp to EBOOT.pbp. (Do this ONLY if you’re experiencing the problem indicated)

No risk of brick in normal use
Custom Firmware 5.03GEN for HEN-A can not brick your console during the installation. Understand that the
Custom Firmware 5.03GEN for HEN-A adds the files it needs but does not those of the official firmware 5.03.
Once installed, as it is a Custom Firmware, you have access to the flash0 of your console.

Don’t EVER load the flasher to flash0 of your PSP. Do not edit any files of OFW 5.03. If you do then congratulations, you’ve just bricked your PSP. If you manage to brick your PSP installing custom firmware (which as stated above is not possible under NORMAL usage), you need to talk to Sony and I’m sure they’ll be happy to take in your case (NOT!)

You can put your PSP to sleep/standyby but don’t allow it to drain it’s battery to 0%. If you do, you will need to you will need use again ChickHEN R2 to load the main app and press ( ) to reboot in the custom firmware.

After installation, remove the “files” folder in the MS ROOT. For your own safety, is better that you rename or erase the prx called “flasher.prx” in the MAIN APP folder to avoid wrong flash times.


To be updated with a proper list.

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  1. abbottpotter pumice June 9, 2009 Reply

    how many times can a psp able to do this?

    ’cause I did this to my psp for about 3 times since I bought it (I have to re-flash ’cause I couldn’t play some new games) and the 4th times I wanna do this the HEN flasher won’t load how many times I try to restart and flash it. and my psp keep turning off. I’m afraid it will broke!

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 18, 2009 Reply

      Try replacing your memory card with a new (and original one) when trying to load Hen. And no, Hen will not cause your PSP to brick unless you done some thing wrong (like editing files on flash0)

  2. akhreyes kirby June 14, 2009 Reply

    works like a charm. tried and tested. thanks

  3. smile011380 thea June 16, 2009 Reply

    hello. if i install this to my psp 3000 then i turned it off, then i still need to redo the set up? how can i make my psp in a sleep mode? would it note shorten the battery life time? thanks one more thing, psp-cfw.exe has a virus when i extract it in the desktop. would it bug down my psp or computer?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 16, 2009 Reply

      You just need to run the Installer Loader again to load the cfw. No, the battery won’t be affected. As for the virus alert, it’s a false positive. What that means is that it’s detected as a virus but it isn’t.

  4. smile011380 thea June 17, 2009 Reply

    what do you mean run again installer loader? all the procedures about should be done in case the turned off the psp? how can i make the psp in sleep mode? sorry to ask to many question. im a new owner of a psp. thanks for helping.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 17, 2009 Reply

      Pointing to the How to Install 5.03 GEN-A part of the guide, if you run the Installer-Loader from your XMB, you have two choices:

      1. install the firmware (Press L or R)
      2. load the installed firmware (Press circle)

      Just press circle and it will load the custom firmware again.

      As for the sleep mode, the PSP has two modes when you use the power switch, if you toggle it once, you put the PSP to sleep. If you toggle and hold on it for about a second, you turn the PSP off.

  5. sirchaint sirchaint June 17, 2009 Reply

    the chickHEN won’t load in my PSP…any suggestions?I’ve done it ten times and still it didn’t load…T_T

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 17, 2009 Reply

      What firmware are you on? If you have 5.50 then this won’t run no matter how many times you try.

  6. smile011380 thea June 17, 2009 Reply

    503.pbp was shown corrupted file in my psp 3000. how can i install it? =(

  7. smile011380 thea June 17, 2009 Reply


    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 17, 2009 Reply

      What firmware version do you have? Also, try redownloading the files again.

  8. smile011380 thea June 17, 2009 Reply


    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 17, 2009 Reply

      If you did it right, after going to Photos on your XMB, the screen should blank out and flash green showing that the HEN is loaded

  9. bav955 attski June 17, 2009 Reply

    I don’t know if anyone has come upon this cause I’ve just gotten back into PSP CFW and stuff again, YaY for breakthrough – PSP2000 ta88v3 owner. Thank you to everyone that’s been behing all of the CFW scenes!

    Anyway….The thing is, I’ve gotten ChickHEN R2 going right, and I’ve been trying out CFW Enabler 3.30 as well.
    So for my experimentation i restarted from the beginning with OFW 5.03 -> ChickHEN R2 -> and got the 5.03GEN-A going.

    Now I shutdown my PSP again, did OFW 5.03 -> ChickHEN R2 again

    NOTE: I have already deleted my “files” folder and renamed my flasher.prx

    So now 5.03GEN-A won’t load and get’s an error, this is normal right?

    Now what I went and tried to do instead of loading 5.03GEN-A, I tried loading CFW Enabler 3.30 instead, and that didn’t work.

    But what did happen is it loaded up 5.03GEN-A instead …..LawL…and now it looks like I need to find a way to be able to load CFW Enabler 3.30 again

    What you guys think?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 17, 2009 Reply

      umm ok, the first question that pops into my mind is that, what were you thinking? >_>

      • bav955 attski June 18, 2009 Reply

        Ye, sylv3rblade, I’m feeling embarrassed but I’m also glad I didn’t brick my PSP :0
        Just that I can’t use CFWEnabler 3.30 to uninstall it or whatever now.
        I’ll just have to wait till there’s an uninstaller for GEN-A or something to get rid of it from Flash….

        For now, I’m stuck with GEN-A, so I still can do my homebrew stuff 🙂

        • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 18, 2009

          I’ll keep a note to look out for a tool that’ll help you.

        • bav955 attski June 19, 2009

          cool, thanks man 🙂

          would appreciate it if anyone actually has something, but ye, other than that, my psp is running 5.03 GEN-A fine for PSP 🙂

  10. smile011380 thea June 18, 2009 Reply

    how can i know what is my firmware? when i look in to the system file it shows 5.02 but i have an update of 5.50 in my memory card

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 18, 2009 Reply

      Why are you installing 5.50 when the instructions specifically say you need to upgrade to 5.03 and NOT 5.50?

      Did you even read the instructions?

  11. c_jayco ian June 18, 2009 Reply

    hi sylv3r!!!! i downloaded the HEN and have played homebrew games even without the GEN-A do you think that its still important/necessary for me to install the GEN-A?

    follow up>
    my psp was accidentally turned off a couple of times so automatically a have to load the HEN again but its getting harder to load the thing everytime.. i have tried it atleast 30X already…
    is there a proper way or a technique to load it more accurately?

    Thanx in advance sylv3r,
    your the only one i know who can help me!!!

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 18, 2009 Reply

      Dayvee (the creator of the exploit) has yet to release a patch that will make things easier for psp 3000 owners to load Hen. So no, this is the only way to do it, for now.

      Also, try using an original memory stick. Most of the folks that I see having problems with Hen have Class A ones.

    • bav955 attski June 19, 2009 Reply

      From my own experiment, a good way for it to load faster is to put those HEN files (tiff/gif files) inside a folder, name it HEN if u want, anything.

      Then when you go into PHOTO, let the screen load for abit so that the egg picture appears on the folder.

      Then you hit X to go into the folder and DON’T TOUCH IT. It’ll load HEN 😉 Try it I’ve done it too many times now, I do it that way 😉

  12. smile011380 thea June 18, 2009 Reply

    im not installing 5.50. i just got the update version in my memory card but i didnt updated it. the firmware i have is 5.02. can you send me a video on the step by step procedures? all of the items i placed in my psp are corrupted… i dont know why. =(

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 18, 2009 Reply

      try this:
      1. back up your PSP folder files (the one on your memory stick) on your computer.
      2. format your memory stick using your PSP
      3. move the PSP folder back to your memory stick.

      It may be that your memory stick just need formatting. If it doesn’t work, try it with a different stick.

  13. smile011380 thea June 18, 2009 Reply

    one more thing ” On your XMB, go to GAME >MEMORY STICK > INSTALL-LOADER, press X to run application. (Launch the main EBOOT.PBP using ChickHEN R2) ” i have a question about this,y press X? if you press X it cancels the operation right? should it be O? i don’t have EBOOT.PBP how can i launch it with chickHEn R2?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 18, 2009 Reply

      I’m using X as the enter for my PSP. Hmm.. takes for the heads up, I’ll edit the post to accommodate X or Circle.

      As for the eboot.pbp, it’s just the Hen hack. It’s just a reminder that GEN-A won’t run if you don’t have Hen running.

  14. smile011380 thea June 18, 2009 Reply

    ok. thanks. 503.PBP is still corrupted when i place it in my memory card. so i can’t install th 5.03 firmware to run the Chickhen. =(

  15. smcclurg98 kormena June 18, 2009 Reply

    hi guys..i’ve psp 2000 running 4.05. i’ve TA-088v3 & i completely noobie with this mod stuff. tried to run this update but got stuck at updating to 5.03-can’t find how to update via XMB. game>mem stick says corrupt game. had to load 503pbp unto mem stick – as this was only folder that came up for psp in usb mode. help guys

    • smile011380 thea June 18, 2009 Reply

      hi kormena. rename the 503.PBP to EBOOT.PBP then it will not be corrupted. cheers!!!

  16. smile011380 thea June 18, 2009 Reply

    hello. i successfully configure my psp 3000. thank you so much for your step by step guidance. one more thing, where can i get games that i can run in my psp. and how can i download the games in my psp 3000 where should i place it? thank you in advance. mwah!

  17. c_jayco ian June 18, 2009 Reply

    i got mine locked and loaded!!!

    thanx sylv3r!!! ur the best!!!!

    yes ill just wait for the patch!!!
    thanx again!!!

  18. smcclurg98 kormena June 18, 2009 Reply

    Hi hen loaded and went thro all the other steps ok..after final reboot i checked my sys info – instead of saying 5.03 genA full it said just 5.03. all the files sare loaded – has it worked?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 18, 2009 Reply

      Nope. It needs to say GEN-A (Full) as indicated in the pic above. Try running Hen and installing 5.03 Gen-A again.

  19. smile011380 thea June 19, 2009 Reply


    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 19, 2009 Reply

      You should place them in the ISO folder not the GAME folder. Create one if you don’t have it (which is likely that you don’t).

      The ISO folder should be on your memory sticks root directory. in example X:\ISO

  20. smile011380 thea June 19, 2009 Reply

    your the best!!!! thank you so much for your help. i can now play the games in ISO folder. mwah! thanks again.

  21. herogoose indoubt June 19, 2009 Reply

    umm i have one important question that i can’t seem to find the answer to it, is this the same as the infamous “CFWenabler”, i mean , i know its different but, does it go away after you restart the psp or does the custom firmware stays on forever and ever and ….yah that would be all..

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 19, 2009 Reply

      No. CFWenabler just enables homebrew over the chickHen exploit. 5.03 GEN-A adds the ISO/CSO playing capability

  22. herogoose indoubtagain June 19, 2009 Reply

    sorry for asking repeatedly but i can’t seem to see my 2nd comment, but i can see the first comment which is not needed anymore, well here is something you said…

    sylv3rblade on 16 Jun 09 at 19:37:02 said:

    You just need to run the Installer Loader again to load the cfw. No, the battery won’t be affected. As for the virus alert, it’s a false positive. What that means is that it’s detected as a virus but it isn’t.

    i need to run the loader, after i run the hen, or no need for hen, that’s the point since the hen pissed the living f*ck out of me, and every extra time i see that fried egg picture it takes away some of my soul and mind, lol so will this make me suffer too like the cfw enabler? just say “hen” or “no hen”, and that is all i

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 19, 2009 Reply

      You need to have Hen (check your firmware version to confirm that it’s running) running before you run the loader.

      So yes, HEN, regretfully. And no, I think you’ll find that 5.03 GEN-A runs more reliably than the CFW enabler.

  23. smcclurg98 kormena June 19, 2009 Reply

    I tried to repeat process so to get gen full but it keeps coming back to v5.03! i’ve removed files and reloaded but still the same. all works as the above guide says, hen flash turns green, loader..but still it finishes with v5.03??? help

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 20, 2009 Reply

      Make sure Hen is loaded before running Gen-A. Yes, Hen is the major source of headache with this method but it’s the only way to play ISO/CSO games.

  24. dennis.nguyen123 sad person June 19, 2009 Reply

    yeah i have the same problem but when i tried it again it just didn’t reboot by itself

  25. sephiroth412 hyperionfrost June 20, 2009 Reply

    why is it when i try to run the installed program in my psp it says file corrupted???

    i’ve followed all the procedure on how to install it in my psp.. pls help….

  26. c_jayco ian June 20, 2009 Reply

    hi sylver!!

    ive read that GEN-A permits cso-iso games,

    as u know i have a PSP-2000 TA-088v3, will it brick my psp if i put GEN-A unto it?


    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 20, 2009 Reply

      Yep. GEN-A will allow you to play ISO/CSO games.

      No. It won’t brick your PSP. Read the Important Notes for more.

  27. norm7784 weed warrior June 20, 2009 Reply

    503gen-for-hen-pspgen launch me app keeps putting the files in the 503gen-for-hen-pspgen folder on my desktop and not on my psp. the first part chickhen 2 worked fine. can anyone help

  28. uyman22 uyman June 21, 2009 Reply

    Hi sylv! sorry imma total newb at stuff like this, but i loaded the Chickenhen folder onto the PHOTO folder i created in the PSP folder. After i put it on the memory stick and clicked it under photos. it just shut down my psp. I can still turn it on again though. does this mean that it is correctly installed??? can i move on the the next step?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 21, 2009 Reply

      turn it on and check the firmware version via SETTINGS > SYSTEM SETTINGS > SYSTEM INFORMATION.

      If it has the word Hen then you’re good to go. If not, try reloading Hen. As stated above, it’s a trial and error thing.

  29. uyman22 uyman June 21, 2009 Reply

    cool beans! it now says
    5.03ChickenHen R2 for system software. now i can start installing the 503genA rite? I tried installing it already but is still said 5.03 after i followed the prompts. Is it supposed to shut down by itslef when its done? Do i need to put the psp-cfw in a folder or anything like that? thanks!

  30. uyman22 uyman June 21, 2009 Reply

    you also said this “When the app load, press L or R to flash the firmware in your flash. You will see this screen again but only to load the 5.03 custom firmware

    i saw the screen the first time but it never popped up again to load the 5.03 custom firmware” did i miss a step somewhere? im sorry im lost at this step cuz whenever it reboots it still says i have 5.03 and not 5.03Gen-A(full)

  31. uyman22 uyman June 21, 2009 Reply

    whenever i get the firmware to read 5.03ChickenHen R2 and i go to games>memory stick and i click on the installer-loader (which is the onle thing in the folder) i get the black screen that tells me to press L or R. I do it, it says “done with success” and then i press O (circle) after this the sceen turns black for around 10 seconds. and then it shuts off by itself. It never reboots. And i still have 5.03. i’ve trived over and over again but i don’t know what’s wrong.
    i’m sorry to keep posting but i’m stuck.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 21, 2009 Reply

      Are you sure you copied reboot.prx in the same folder as the eboot.pbp?

      If it still doesn’t work, just wait a bit, I’m working on my guide on installing custom firmware enabler. It’s the alternative if 5.03 Gen-A doesn’t work for you.

  32. borsche_1110 borsche_1110 June 21, 2009 Reply

    im always stuck in the part when you need to pres ()..but when it tries top re boot it just shuts have the same problem with uyman..

  33. fullwoodenalchemist Kraus June 21, 2009 Reply

    After I press L to flash it, I press O to reboot, but it just shuts off.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 21, 2009 Reply

      same question as with borsche_1110. Both your problems are occuring because you may not have chickHen running before you ran the Gen-A installer.

      BTW. I updated the guide a bit.

  34. c_jayco ian June 21, 2009 Reply

    I finished extracting the files and finished the first procedure on the psp 2000->full->yes->F (recognized as F)->start. the process was stopped saying that the PSP-CFW.exe has stopped working.

    what could be the problem sylv3r??

  35. norm7784 weed warrior June 21, 2009 Reply

    hi peeps. can anyone plz help. the 5.03GEN-A files are not patched and copied to the Memory Stick. they appear in the same folder as the launch me application not on my psp. the system software change has worked 5.03 chickhen r2. thanx

  36. uyman22 uyman June 21, 2009 Reply

    both the reboot.prx and the eboot.pbp are in the same folder in the psp. They are in the folder titled “INSTALLER20FF5C14” under “GAME”, which is in “PSP”.
    And im 100% sure ChickenHen R2 is enabled before i start the installer-loader.

    i feel like im missing a file or something. im not too sure. thanks again for all your help btw!!! i was crushed when i found my psp had the unhackable motherboard and this was the first guide i saw to counter it! =)

  37. drums_r_us ollyoop June 22, 2009 Reply

    I have chickHEN R2 running, and the reboot and eboot files are in the same folder, but the system doesn’t reboot after I press O. same problem as uyman, kraus and borsche_1110. I am 100% sure chickHEN is running and the two files are in the same folder, please help.

  38. esupercheese omgwtfbbq June 23, 2009 Reply

    Did everything, but there was no new file in my game folder. When I ran the thing it immediately just said “Done.”, but my game folder just had the same things it had before, (An emulator and echochrome) nothing more.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 23, 2009 Reply

      The installer is dumping the files somewhere on your PC instead of your PSP’s memory stick.

      Try it again.

  39. psycho individual June 23, 2009 Reply

    if i turned off my psp acidentally after a successfull installation, do i have to do the whole thing all over again???do i have to reformat my memory card?or something like that?

  40. psycho individual June 23, 2009 Reply

    btw whats a flashO? why is there a need to delete the files folder? if i ever delete it, can i not run the installer loader again?in cases where the psp has been shut off..

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 23, 2009 Reply

      You don’t have to redo everything if you manage to turn your PSP off. Please read the full guide. It’s all there.

      flash0 is where your firmware files are located. You’d want to delete the files folder because you only need them for the initial installation and not on reloading the firmware.

  41. countjothic jot June 24, 2009 Reply

    hi sylv3rblade, just wanted to make sure before installing Gen A. does this work also on ta-090v2 mobo? i already got chickhen r2 running with no problem. i’m just a bit cautious before trying this Gen-A. or which would you recommend to try first the Gen-A or the custom firmware enable? thanks…

  42. floyd_tamayo86 frozendeath June 26, 2009 Reply

    all the application i downloaded (chicKHEN r2, hellcat, cfwenabler,gen-for-hen).
    they are all corruted files..

    how am i suppose to use this?? help

    btw i bought my psp 5.03 already
    the salesman told me not to off the unit.

    but there are games that autoresetting my unit

  43. jin_shark023 jinjun June 26, 2009 Reply

    hey thx for the great post,btw do 5.03-gen A will gone if i turn off my psp??or it will stay as 5.03-gen a forever?? thx

  44. smile011380 thea June 27, 2009 Reply

    hi. just want to ask you of any official website that i can download PSP games. i want to download pacman world 3, prince of persia and sonic rivals for free. hope you could help me. done trying to search it in torrent but i guess the game is old and i couldn’t find it anywhere in google that is free. thanks in advance for answering me.

  45. danyal_daud danyal June 29, 2009 Reply

    hi i am REALLY confused. i know what the flash0 FOLDER is but i have NO idea what this means…… Don’t EVER load the flasher to flash0 of your PSP. and where do we load the flasher and what does load mean in this case??? all help appreciated

  46. danyal_daud danyal June 29, 2009 Reply

    and also following up from my previous comment…….. what is flasher???? i understand everything up to the dont ever load flasher to flash0 folder PLEASE HELP ME i dont want t brick my new psp. and do some iso games brick your psp if yes please reccomend some VERY reliable websites Thanks in advance

  47. angelodepante ryan June 30, 2009 Reply

    hi uyman. have you resolved why the system does not reboot after you press “O” in installing the 5.03 Gen A cfw? iam gettig the same problem even if i follow the solution supposedly

  48. ishtar_alfaiate sebas July 2, 2009 Reply

    i have the same problrm with the reboot!
    i had chickhen r2 running…then i do every step till de “o” part…..but it shuts off instead of reebooting….
    i have the files correctly installed….

    i have a psp 1000…i don’t know if thats the prob….

  49. angelodepante ryan July 3, 2009 Reply

    i still have nor solve the problem why the psp does not reboot after i press “o” even after i followed the supposedly solution posted by uyman..please help. what em i missing?

  50. jmdaccess08 Michael July 3, 2009 Reply

    Hi, I did everything,but I cant get to the last part.

    When i press O to reboot, it doesn’t reboot, instead it shuts down. LOL

    Can u help me please?

  51. jmdaccess08 Michael July 3, 2009 Reply

    oh..i did the CFWEnabler and i succesfully installed it…but i cant seem to run the games…

    it says “The game could not be started (80020321)”


    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade July 3, 2009 Reply

      change your ISO settings on the CFWEnabler menu. That should fix the “The game could not be started” problem.

  52. jmdaccess08 Michael July 3, 2009 Reply

    oh nvm…i just knew my psp was TA-088 v3 non-hackable!…

    Anyway, great guide! should work perfectly well on hackable motherboards.

    Thanks alot ^_^

  53. KorvasTerindar Korvas Terindar July 3, 2009 Reply

    I have no Idea how to put ISO on my PSP. I spent over 3 days downloading one on Dial up and then three days after that trying to hack my PSP. I managed to Get Chickhen R2 and GEN A running but I cant get the ISO to Show up. I need a detailed description on what to do Please.

  54. hameed_mozaffari tomshi July 3, 2009 Reply

    Look at page one of the comments, the answers you want are there.

  55. sithlord121 Steve July 4, 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the detailed guide.
    Finally got mine going.

  56. sithlord121 Steve July 4, 2009 Reply

    Bummer…was trying to load a game but my PSP crashed…had to reboot and can’t get Chicken to work now…

  57. smile011380 thea July 5, 2009 Reply

    just create a folder of ISO in the main folder of the memory stick. then paste the games in that folder to run the games in your hacked PSP 3000

  58. samuel.monson Monie July 6, 2009 Reply

    I know this is a dumb question, but where is the CFWEnabler Menu to change the ISO settings?

  59. chris426871395 Chris July 7, 2009 Reply

    I need help. Everytime after I run the LAUNCH-ME.exe I choose PSP 2000, FULL, and YES. All of the files are successfully installed on my PSP. The “files” folder is on the root of my memory stick containing a whole mess of prx files and so is the INSTALLERF2C92740 folder in my GAME directory containing the files EBOOT.PBP, flasher.prx, and reboot.prx. Then I launch the app from my PSP. I get the options to press L or R to install the custom firmware and press O to reboot in custom firmware. I press L, wait a bit, then press O. After I press circle my PSP’s screen goes black and turns off. I check my PSP’s version and I’m in 5.03 again. I am %100 that I am on version 5.03 and that chickhen is working, so don’t even THINK about telling me anything like “oh, are you on firmware 5.03?” or “Oh, are you sure chickhen is working?”. I am %110 sure chickhen is working. I used to use CFWenabler so maybe that’s the reason it’s not working. I want to use gen just because of the custom themes. Unless there’s a way to run the CXMB plugin on CFWenabler, I need your help.

  60. crackhead_eca crackhead_eca July 7, 2009 Reply

    plz help!
    i sucessfully loaded chickhenR2 but when I try to run 5.03gen-a “launch-me” the files are loaded out in the pc and not tru psp. Whats wrong with it?mine is PSP-2000.

  61. angelodepante ryan July 7, 2009 Reply

    hi chris, you are not alone with that problem. i have the same problem as well. there was a solution proposed by someone else in comment chain but i didn’t help at all in my case..

  62. crackhead_eca crackhead_eca July 7, 2009 Reply

    Can someone tell me how to run other ways “LUNCH-ME.exe” files are not directly loading in PSP but in the pc folder itself. I tried to copy those files in mc but when u run “INSTALLER-LOADER” systemctrl_02g.prx says missing.I have psp-2003 ofw 5.03, both 5.00-m33 & 5.03 ChickhenR2 is not a problem. plz help tnx!

  63. zilla_fox zzz July 9, 2009 Reply

    okay i got problem
    my psp version is psp3006 with OFW 5.03 already installed
    first, i could play many games with those firmware (chickHEN R2 and 5.03 GEN-A full) that i have installed before perfectly,
    but when i got some problems (a bit lagged),so i need to turn my psp off and after i turn it on again,yeah… of course, i need to install chickHen and 5.03 gen-a again right? But after i finished the procedures that i need to do, i found my psp a bit lagger when i access XMB (hmm… like you put your mobile near your monitor i think.. the screen seems going to be like that) and memory stick duo access indicator is stay blinked,finally the psp is lagged and i need to shut it down, i have repeated it 3 times and the result is always same as before

  64. likith-darkord lucky July 10, 2009 Reply

    just keep a UMD and try.even i encountered a similar prob. and i kept a umd and it worked

  65. brute401 brute July 13, 2009 Reply

    uh for the GEN-a files, after installation, do you have to restart the process of running chickHen R2 and GEN-A again every time you shut down the psp? oris it a one time installation, similar to the m33s?

  66. cloud-seph cloud July 18, 2009 Reply

    I am getting an error message after installer-loader ” ms0:\files\systemctr1_02g.prx not found” Aborting.

  67. geobonic drago July 22, 2009 Reply

    sylv3rblade do I always have to shut down my psp too standby mode and not too off mode ??pls anwser thanx anyway

  68. geobonic drago July 23, 2009 Reply

    sylv3rblade I installed chickHENr2 then i tried to install the loader it said that it was succsesfully done but when i hit’d circle instead of rebooting it turned off, so i had to install chickHEN again and so I did.
    Then I wanted to try the other one (cfwe) that one worked and i can play iso, cso and maybe other. But the question is, after I runned the loader for gen-a and the PSP-CFW GUI v.0.1 for gen-a. What do I have to delete???? Because I installed cfwe. pls awnser thanx anyway everything works fine!! Good job!

  69. naf_side05 jay July 24, 2009 Reply

    ok i did all that but i used the cfwe and while i berly read this i didnt no that i can brick my psp by missin wit tha flash0 it wuld brick my psp and so i had bin missed wit it i had changed the xmb and my psp works fine i sugest dont try cuzz now chickhen r2 wont work no more eny suggestions now thanks

  70. edaphus Koen July 26, 2009 Reply

    can in run CWCheat?

  71. schumann_benjamin dcloud July 30, 2009 Reply

    I am getting an error message after installer-loader ” ms0:\files\systemctr1_02g.prx not found” Aborting.

  72. isabelabica isabela July 31, 2009 Reply

    I’m getteng the same error mesage as dcloud!!!
    Can someone please tell me how to fix the problem and get 5.03 GEN-A working on my PSP???

  73. isabelabica isabela August 1, 2009 Reply

    I’ve also tried CFWenabler, but when I install it it says that my psp model is psp-2000 and yet I have psp-3000.

  74. liammarshall liam August 2, 2009 Reply

    works like a charm thanks

  75. nguyen2007 vuuuuu August 6, 2009 Reply

    after run chickhen r2 work fine then i restart chickenhen gone any help

  76. nguyen2007 vuuuuu August 6, 2009 Reply

    game cant open any help

  77. nguyen2007 vuuuuu August 6, 2009 Reply

    after install chicken game cant open and

  78. gau914 bernard August 7, 2009 Reply

    same problem cant get ChickenR2 back. Gen-A did not install. I have motherboard version ta-088v2 is that why? If so anyway to fix this?

  79. serantak Jaykay00 August 7, 2009 Reply

    Try putting a UMD disc in the drive (any disc) and try running the games again that are on the memory stick.

  80. koda4u2nv Koda August 8, 2009 Reply

    I have a slim 3001 , I have chickHen and Gen-A installed, I put the CSO in the ISO folder, I went into the GEN VSH Menu and switched the UMD ISO mode to the m33 driver… I still get an error when tring to load the game ” The game could not be started 80020148″ I have searched everywhere for the answere but have had no luck. HELP PLEASE!

    • koda4u2nv Koda August 8, 2009 Reply

      I got it to work, I had a bad ISO file… I got another game and converted it to CSO, put it in the same place and BLAM works….

  81. jhossan.lion jhossan August 8, 2009 Reply

    i was successfull installing chickhen and the cfwenabler. it worked fine. i got to play ISOs and CSOs. but after a while (i haven’t shut down my psp), the error msg ” The game could not be started (8020321)” came up with all my ISOs and CSOs. I then reformatted my mem stick, did everything i did from the beginning. but still no avail. i even tried the 503GEN-A but still. please help

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 8, 2009 Reply

      Check your firmware version. Are you sure you still have cfw loaded? If you do have cfw, try changing the ISO settings.

  82. purvilthemaster purvil August 9, 2009 Reply

    I have chickenhen installed in my psp but when i install psp Gen A it says corrupted data and some numbers appear and if by chances psp Gen A loads and when i try to run it the whole psp gets shut off and i have to install chicken hen again and CFW(any version) doesnt work in my psp it says corrupted data andsome numbers appear please help

  83. masterbuyer Jedi August 10, 2009 Reply

    I have chickHen hack working but i have PSP 1000 5.03 will this work do i flash it ?

  84. DarkKurosu Kurosu August 11, 2009 Reply

    I bought psp 3006 2 days ago with Gen-A mod installed but i accidentaly shut it down and i’ve tried follow the instruction on how to install chickhen and this Gen-A but none of it working, can any1 tell me how to mod psp 3006. And when i bought it i saw the person installed Gen-A right away from another memory stick, does it mean i have to have another memory stick with chickhen and Gen-A loaded in it to get them installed i my psp? sorry for the bad english

  85. saxlucero SAX August 15, 2009 Reply


  86. trollwarlord123 HELP! P.A.S. plssss. August 18, 2009 Reply

    bro, i installed the ChiCkhen r2 and 5.03 GEN-A (FULL)…… BUT! when i open my PSP 3001 i cant see an ISO folder in the MS_Root
    it’s like this:


    should i delete or add some files here?
    pls help me…

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 19, 2009 Reply

      Just connect your PSP to your PC and CREATE an ISO folder (Right click > New > Folder then rename to ISO)

  87. okaforedwin73 emeka August 18, 2009 Reply

    can i switch off my psp and remove my m.card after the chickhen r2 and gen a-is installed

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 19, 2009 Reply

      You can’t switch off your PSP. It says so in the post and why you can’t do it.

  88. djbulatao2 Dj. August 18, 2009 Reply

    Pls. help me, I have my PSP-3000, then from the version 4.21, i change it to version 5.03 for me to play hack games without having my umd. So the problem is that, after i played and en joyed my hack games:)I just turned it off, Then when I turned it on, suddenly all of the games that I install just get lost! So I check my memory stick in the computer then i was surprised that the iso file is still there! but it does not appear at my psp! so pls. pls. pls. help me! thanks for your reply! help me pls! 🙂

  89. jhossan.lion jhossan August 20, 2009 Reply

    hey sylv3rblade. what did you meant on changing ISO settings. what settings am i suppose to change? at first i han cfw 3.5 then got the 3.6 ver. but still didn’t help. thanks for being so helpful.

  90. jhossan.lion jhossan August 20, 2009 Reply

    i read on the other post that im supposed to chnage the ISO settings by pressing select on my XMB? what’s XMB?? am i supposed to chnage any settings on the cfw menus? sorry im a nube. my birthday is on the 24th. if we can make my psp work. it’ll be a very nice present. thanks again.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 20, 2009 Reply

      oh my bad.. it’s UMD Mode (in my PSP it’s UMD ISO Mode.. x_X).

  91. hunterbllngs hunter August 21, 2009 Reply

    go to vsh menu and select no umd instead of m33 driver that will fix your problem

  92. jhossan.lion jhossan August 21, 2009 Reply

    thanks for all the help guys. I really appreciate it. especially to sylv3rblade. (though it wouldn’t be till the 23th that ill be able to try it out. i don’t have my psp since im in vacation). Im sure it’ll work, you’re a bunch of smart guys. thanks again.

  93. jxic20 JxiC\\20 August 21, 2009 Reply

    that happened 2 me 2 but i fixed it by re installing the ChickHen and the 5.03 GenA again then putting the games in the iso folder after that it worked

  94. srini1983 srini August 21, 2009 Reply

    after clicking chickhen2 image folder , my psp is switched off. and i can’t on it again. no lights on there?? what happen?? it bricked?

  95. emobox13 shutdown August 25, 2009 Reply psp shuts off after i press the O psp is a slim 2000..can anyone help?

  96. jhossan.lion jhossan August 26, 2009 Reply

    thanks again sylv3rblade. i got it to work

  97. jeff_jm_23 jeff August 28, 2009 Reply

    why f i install chickhen r2 it always say that my system memory is full.. what will i do.. pls help me.. i want 2 play my psp… tnx…

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 28, 2009 Reply

      Please iterate the steps that you have done so we can backtrack and see where things went wrong.

  98. ILLEGAL-BEAGLE Zach August 30, 2009 Reply

    Is chickHEN R2 required to run this?

    Because i thought it was the other way around… i have chickHEN R2 on my psp but not loaded. i believed that because i didn’t have this is the reason it wouldn’t load.

    When i go to the game file it says the installer-loader is corrupted/ not supported data.

    I have no idea what i’m doing >.<


  99. ivleretsel pspuser August 31, 2009 Reply

    how did you get ChickHEN running in 3001,?
    I have Version 5.51.

  100. don7life SHAH August 31, 2009 Reply

    i have successfully installed chicHEN r2 on my psp and when i download CFW gen A several times and extract the files and open the LOUNCH ME a error message comes sayin failed to initialize proparly (0xc0000135 click on ok to terminate the program) and it wont open, can anyone pls help?

  101. usmanaziz76 Malix September 1, 2009 Reply

    Hi, I’ve successfully installed Gen-A on my PSP3004 but the system has now gone too slow and screen is flickering a lot. let me know what could be done?

  102. jxic20 JxiC\\20 September 1, 2009 Reply

    Im havin problems just lyk sum people where whenever i try to start a game it says the game cannot be loaded… its really annoying cuz it took me so much time just to make it Hen then 5.03 genA…. Help PLZ!

  103. jxic20 JxiC\\20 September 1, 2009 Reply

    It worked last time too…

  104. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 1, 2009 Reply

    To Malix and JxiC\\20…
    as I’ve stated in the post, if you’re experiencing problems with 5.03 GEN-A, you can move to CFWEnabler.

  105. klaudiusz.dybowski Klauzer September 1, 2009 Reply

    How do I play games with ChickHEN for PSP3000?

    I have some in ISO. But ISO wont work.

  106. ffberetta Fabio September 2, 2009 Reply

    When I launch the launch-me GUI I fill in all the info required (also the drive letter, in USB mode), but no file is transfered to the PSP. There is no Installer loader file under the game folder. I have also loaded withouth any problem CHickHEN r2. Does anyone have any idea why I can not transfer the files to the PSP (Firewall Norton shut it down). Thanks a lot for yor help. Fabio

  107. ffberetta Fabio September 2, 2009 Reply

    Isabela, i’d like to know if you could fix your problem, because I’m suffering the same, the files are loaded in the PC, not in the PSP.
    Thanks for your comments.

  108. klaudiusz.dybowski klauzer September 2, 2009 Reply

    Do I have to load ChikenRun all the time after turning my PS off?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 2, 2009 Reply

      Yes. There’s currently no work around for this.

  109. jj.doe.777 John Doe September 6, 2009 Reply

    I have succesfully installed Chicken Hen R2, then installed the LAUNCH ME, it runs and copies the files to the PSP, it loads and all but when I hit the 0 button it shuts down instead of a reboot, what can I do to fix this, please!

  110. zerimarrj dan September 7, 2009 Reply

    please help on how to return the installer loader on game folder….thanks

  111. latifabdullah mak September 8, 2009 Reply

    plz can we run this thing on psp 1000 fat thanks plz reply me fast

  112. latifabdullah mak September 8, 2009 Reply

    and plz tell me the good version cfw enabler for psp 1000 phat thanks and my brother psp has the same problem reply me fast about this just reply it fastest

  113. latifabdullah mak September 8, 2009 Reply

    when u will tell me about this

  114. latifabdullah mak September 10, 2009 Reply

    no just tell me how to downgrade to 5.00 i have psp phat 1004 version 5.03 and i already installed chicken hen r2 and i am saudi arabia and also i dont have dsl i have modem so plz tell me the guide to install cfw because i am only 12 yrs old and frm 3 yrs i hav only one umd disk and now also thats running because of chick hen r2 i will be really appreachied plz if you are giving me a guide to open a website like rapid share or any other plz dont because they r blocked because of sexual content plz give me a guide to play my memory iso,cso games and i will be really appreacied if u give me the guide to play my memory iso,cso games

    My Real Name Is ABDULLAH thanks

  115. 5278445 kartman September 12, 2009 Reply


    Is this any different from installing ChickHen R2 + CFWEnabler -> 5.03 MHU on PSP 2000???

  116. randyh1991 Randy September 12, 2009 Reply

    hey malix i had the same problem as you and i finally figured out the problem. Press select wen the screen starts doing the flickering thing and it shud bring up the vsh menu. after that change the settings to

    Flash 0

    that should fix the problem.

    • don7life SHAH September 14, 2009 Reply

      u nutter Flesh0 will brick ur psp

  117. christian_andan christian September 14, 2009 Reply

    hi..i’ve successfully installed 5.03 Gen A but when i was going to start my game, it said that the game could not be started.(80020321) so i tried the cfw enabler and successfully installed it as well but still couldn’t start the game..pls help!!!

    • don7life SHAH September 14, 2009 Reply

      press select to go to VSH mode for cfw enabler and change the UMD ISO settings from normal to m33 driver which will make the ISO work…

  118. samuel.monson Monie September 14, 2009 Reply

    Everything istalled and working fine but when i try and load a new ISO i get a ;the game could not be starterd (80020148) error.

    Anyone know what that one is or how to fix it?


    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 14, 2009 Reply

      as SHAH has said… press select to go to VSH mode for cfw enabler and change the UMD ISO settings from normal to m33 driver which will make the ISO work…

    • don7life SHAH September 14, 2009 Reply

      press select to go to VSH mode for cfw enabler and change the UMD ISO settings from normal to m33 driver which will make the ISO work…

  119. samuel.monson Monie September 14, 2009 Reply

    Tried, same error.

    • don7life SHAH September 14, 2009 Reply

      are u running a GEN A or CFW enabler? and what model is ur psp

  120. samuel.monson Monie September 14, 2009 Reply

    Gen-A yes. It’s a PSP3000.

    Other ISOs work fine, just a new one i downloaded is giving me that error.

    Not sure about CFW enabler, i can’t remember what i had to install, just chickhen and the loader thing i think..

    • don7life SHAH September 14, 2009 Reply

      the ISO file is broken or currupted thats the reason its not showing up. download differant ISO game and then tell me if it works or not.

  121. samuel.monson Monie September 14, 2009 Reply

    It shows up, just when i try and run it it acts like it’s about to load then crashes back to that error.

    Other ISOs work ok, i’ll try and re-download that one later and unzip it all again and try again.

  122. ajaybansal29 Ajay September 16, 2009 Reply

    Hi Guys,


    I did it its working, my isos are working. thank u guys.

    now can somebody tell me how to install plugins????

  123. damiansmith721 blumonke September 17, 2009 Reply

    THANK U THANK U THANK U……..this guide was great and easy. thank u for making this post>

  124. dsdf Blackburn September 17, 2009 Reply


    i have done everything like the instruction and it works fine.
    But when i restart the psp, the firmware automatically returns to 5.03 and i cant open iso files anymore… can you help me???

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 17, 2009 Reply

      You can’t turn your PSP off. It says so it the guide >_>

  125. smile011380 thea September 19, 2009 Reply

    hello. i have a new downloaded game – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs but it couldn’t start in my psp 3000. wen i check my download, it says it requires a 5.5 firmware, but our hacked psp have only 5.3 gen, does this mean we can’t play the game? the new games of psp requires 5.5 firmware? how can we play the new games? please help me. thanks!

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 19, 2009 Reply

      There’s currently no way around this unless someone hacks the game like what people did with Soul Calibur Broken Destiny.

  126. smile011380 thea September 19, 2009 Reply

    this is the message that prompt when i tried to play a new game in PSP 300 “the game could not started 80020148” what do i need to do to play the new game? please help me.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 19, 2009 Reply

      At the moment there’s really nothing you can do.

  127. smile011380 thea September 20, 2009 Reply

    ok. why can’t we use higher version in the chicken so we can play the new games? can’t you improve the cracked version of psp 3000? thanks

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 20, 2009 Reply

      firmware versions higher than 5.03 have the Tiff exploit patched. Without it, chickhen won’t load which is why there is no custom firmware for PSP-3000s that are higher than 5.03.

  128. toh555 Joseph September 20, 2009 Reply

    uh i downloaded the gen-a file with chickhen r2 already installed, and when run INSTALLER-LOADER it says “This game cannot be started. The data is corrupt”

  129. chiaki_asuka09 ana September 20, 2009 Reply

    i’m having a problem on loading the 5.03 GEN-A firmware. after i press the O button, my psp shuts down and my firmware is back to the original 5.03 version again. what should i do? tnx.

    • dizzylol4 danielDiZZy September 23, 2009 Reply

      thanks to GENyUS and big up to bejiita and SHAH you guys really made ma day thanks a lot

  130. jmquiling bejiita September 21, 2009 Reply

    Press SELECT at the XMB(standby) to display the GEN VSH MENU. Find UMD ISO MODE and change its value to “M33 driver” then EXIT. That’s it, you’ll able to play now your ISO games. Cheers! \^0^/

  131. smile011380 thea September 21, 2009 Reply

    how can we downgrade the version of the new games from 5.5 to 5.3 so it can run in our psp 3000? do you know a converter going this work? thanks

  132. bangkit205 ali September 23, 2009 Reply

    i have psp 3000 with 5.03 gen a full but why i cant load iso game plase answer
    i have a lot of iso game but i still cant play it how sad i am

    • don7life SHAH September 23, 2009 Reply

      press select and go down to ISO UMD and change from normal to m33 driver which will play the ISO games.

  133. cpereda HuesoNet September 27, 2009 Reply

    I have same problem… and can’t see any ISO file now… 🙁

  134. livingguyanese CaribbeanLegend October 3, 2009 Reply

    i did all the steps but when i click 0 to reboot it took like 10 seconds to reboot and it went back to version 5.03. Can you brick your psp by using this method?

  135. macmac0515 killme1more October 3, 2009 Reply

    as of now theres nothing we can do… just wait for new release CFW for psp 3000..all new released psp games since sept. cannot play in psp 3000 5.03 gen-A. such as marvel alliiance,granturismo etc…because of new released OFW…as of now just download all new released psp games and wait for updates..tnx

  136. burrnner rudy October 3, 2009 Reply

    i’m having a problem on loading the 5.03 GEN-A firmware. after i press the O button, my psp shuts down and my firmware is back to the original 5.03 version again. what should i do?

  137. smile011380 thea October 4, 2009 Reply

    hi killme1more, yes, i downloaded all new psp games this september and all are not working in psp 3000 gen A. so sad,,, when can we play this? is there any converter of games that can downgrade the game and can work in 5.03 gen A psp 3000? thanks

  138. kelvinchung blue October 4, 2009 Reply

    Hey sylv3rblade, once i launched INSTALLER_LOADER, it says systemctrl_02g.prx not found! Aborting! What should i do now?

    • kelvinchung blue October 4, 2009 Reply

      nvm the problem is solved

    • kelvinchung klo October 4, 2009 Reply

      After i rebooted the psp, it went back to original 5.03?

  139. mimrah14 Mimrah October 4, 2009 Reply

    Hi, and thanks for this, but after pressing O in my psp, the psp turns off. when i turn it on again i have official firmware! 🙁

  140. burrnner rudy October 4, 2009 Reply

    Can anyone offer some direction on getting the installer_loader to work properly? Everytime I run it, it shuts down the psp instead of restarting it and then I have to go back and set up chickHEN again just to try again with the same results. Any help??

  141. mimrah14 mimrah October 4, 2009 Reply

    Please help! I used cfw enable before and then I reboot my psp before trying to install this, when I tried, the psp shut down and when I turned it on, if had official firmware and now I can’t even run cfw enabler! Please Help!!!!!!! 🙁

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 4, 2009 Reply

      You need to run chickhen first BEFORE running CFWEnabler.

      • mimrah14 mimrah October 4, 2009 Reply

        I have chicken running before installing cfwe, but after installing gen a and it just shut down, I decided that I want cfwe! So I tried running cfwe after the chicken hack, my psp would just turn black and shut down! Please help 🙁

  142. raffer_dani tárrnok October 4, 2009 Reply

    after i installed this programme i pressed o and the psp shut down and when I turned it on it shut downs again.what shall i do?please help me:(

    • mimrah14 Mimrah October 5, 2009 Reply

      What do you mean shuts down again? the psp turns off as soon as you turn it on? OUCH!!!

      • raffer_dani tárrnok October 6, 2009 Reply

        when i turn it in it works a few seconds and after it turns off.but when it works the screen is black.

  143. batusai_lester 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…

  144. larryboy22 Alcinous October 6, 2009 Reply

    Sorry that this is a pretty noob question, but how can I make sure that I don’t touch the flash0 of my psp 3000 while installing chickHen R2 and 5.03 Gen-A?

  145. Burrnner rudy October 7, 2009 Reply

    Is it just me or does it seem like every question seems to get answered except for the one about why the psp shuts down instead of rebooting when trying to reboot in the custom firmware?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 7, 2009 Reply

      Because when the PSP just shuts down instead of rebooting then you’re (assuming you’re the one installing it) doing something wrong (usually with regards to chickhen).

  146. burrnner rudy October 8, 2009 Reply

    I was hoping you would say that. Here’s what I have done, hopefully you can offer some direction. I downloaded chickhen and copied the h.bin file to the root of my memory stick and the slim folder (I have a psp2000) to the PHOTO folder and added 3 more chickhen images as recommended. I exit usb mode, and under the chickhen folder scroll all the way down after seeing the options screen and it successfully gives me the green screen and then reboots. After which I checked the firmware and it says 5.03 ChickHEN Gen A (I think that’s the right Gen) after this I try to load the Install Loader from the Game section, select the L or R and it says it loads successfully, the press O to restart and it shuts down right there. Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.

  147. shriekshack del October 10, 2009 Reply

    when i open the installer in games>memory stick and i press X, it says “this data is corrupted” i have a psp 3000 btw and have chickHEN running in it..its my first time so please tell me where i went wrong. tyvm in advance

  148. shriekshack del October 10, 2009 Reply

    after i press x when the installer icon appears, it displays “this date is corrupted”
    chickhen is installed and running btw. im a noob in psp related stuff so please help me out. tyvm is advance

  149. livingguyanese jesus87 October 12, 2009 Reply

    is there anyway to downgrade version 5.50 to 5.03 on a psp2001 t88v3

  150. jopalos_1230 joess October 13, 2009 Reply

    psp 2000 with software version 6.10 can i use 5.03 GEN-A to run a games ?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 13, 2009 Reply

      If it’s a hackable PSP (non TA-088v3), you can use a pandora battery to downgrade. Otherwise no.

  151. natalie5456 natalie October 16, 2009 Reply

    hey how did u solved that prob?

  152. dalesky14 justine October 17, 2009 Reply

    help me, i brought psp 2006 the metallic blue color ,with software version 5.00 and everythings modifed with 5.03Gen-A firmware via chickHen R2 ,,, games work fine ,, but i upgrade this software version 5.00 to 6.10 ,, now my games nothing , doesn’t appear ,,, plzzzz. heeeeelp ..

  153. dalesky14 justine October 17, 2009 Reply

    One more things before i forgot ,,,,is it compatible this firmware 5.03GEN-A via chickHEN R2 , for PSP 2006 for new software vrsion 6.10 ??

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 17, 2009 Reply

      You need to downgrade with a pandora battery.

  154. kaze_ishtar lala October 18, 2009 Reply

    Hi, umm I ran the chickHEN R2, the system rebooted and was running of chickHEN, then i ran the GEN-A. it flashed, but after i pressed O to reboot, it shut down. why does this happen?

    • phumella Ina Loumo October 21, 2009 Reply

      I have the same problem with GEN-A for HEN. If you resolve it, plz hook me up, as I will, if i find out first. GOOD LUCK.

  155. smile011380 thea October 20, 2009 Reply

    hi. have you heard the 5.50 gen C? allows to pay the higher version of games without decrypting. can this be use in psp 3000 5.03 gen A full? or will it brick my psp? thanks for the help.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 20, 2009 Reply

      GEN C is posted right here. At the moment it’s still a buggy release but some people were able to get it working. No, it’s only for hackable PSPs (non-chickhen). Yes it will brick your PSP 3000.

  156. auelneider17 ^_^ October 20, 2009 Reply

    My compatible or working CFW po ba sa PSP 3000 na my TA 090 V2? Pls and Thx sa rply. ^_^

  157. phumella Ina Loumo October 21, 2009 Reply

    I have been able to install ChickHen R2. I ran the Gen-A 5.03, pressed R. Success.
    Then I pressed O and my psp 3000 just got a dark screen and then like 6 seconds later it shuts off.
    I tried ChickHen R2 and Custom Firmware Enabler 3.60 and It said error like 4-5 times then nothing?
    What am I doing wrong?
    Plz help!!!

  158. gordomantecas Bilee October 23, 2009 Reply

    I have been able with psp 2000 TA 088v3 to install ChickHen R2. I ran the Gen-A 5.03, pressed R. Success.
    Then I pressed O and just got a dark screen and then like 6 seconds later it shuts off.

  159. fongsuanyong shyon October 26, 2009 Reply

    i had installed the chickhen but when i continue with the Gen a, it file comes to be corrupted. what can i do????

  160. chee_ma_gun John November 1, 2009 Reply

    i got up to the last stage of this, it says done with success, but did not say reboot with custom firmware. i tried many times and was wondering why

  161. xyz666444 kuso November 1, 2009 Reply

    nice tutorial.. work well. thx =)
    did u press the O button on ur psp John?

  162. kielskie_78 kc November 3, 2009 Reply


    i had my PSP upgraded from 4.01 to 5.03. the technician said if i will reset my psp or drain my battery at 0% would make my games disappear and i accidentally reset it…. 🙁

    what do i have to do to recover them?
    do i need to install something? 🙁

    the technician said that if i accidentally reset the psp, i must go back to him and made him fix it. but i want to fix it myself through your help and not to go back and forth to him at a far place.

    pls. help me.. thx..

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 3, 2009 Reply

      You can just follow the steps listed above. Your PSP has custom firmware installed but it’s only there so long as you don’t turn your PSP off (you can put it on standby, just not off). If you accidentally turned it off just install chickhen r2 then 5.03 GEN-A.

  163. citiaire eminem27 November 4, 2009 Reply

    gud day to all!
    anyone can help me?
    I’ve tried to load the gen-a,but after pressing the O the screen just got black and it turned off.after that it returns to its ofw 5.03.can any one help me????

  164. kielskie_78 kc November 4, 2009 Reply

    thanks sylverblade,,,,, i hope that works. 🙂

  165. kielskie_78 kc November 6, 2009 Reply

    hi its me again.

    can i have some clear instructions on what to do if i accidentally reset/drained to 0% my PSP.

    because i went back to the technician and i saw what he did to recover the disappeared games of my psp.

    this was what i think i saw.
    -he replaced another memory stick and opened the photo folder and i think he pressed enter on the ChickHen and my psp screen went Black, like a blurry black. xD. then he opened again and i saw pressing the custom firmware on games folder and i dont know what he did next and i saw again returning my own memory stick and MAGIC, my games has been recovered.

    i want to learn what he had done, so i wont be going there again. pls help me. huhuhu

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 6, 2009 Reply

      Just do what the post says above as it is exactly what you need to do. Install chickHEN then Install 5.03 GEN-A.

  166. j.seelinkit Jefferson November 7, 2009 Reply

    hi, i just want to ask, im using psp -2006 the asian release, ofw 5.03, currently i’m using chickhen mod2 im not sure if its the same with R2, will 5.03 gen-a work? because i tried it, i got to the part where i should press O, the screen just went black and the psp turned off, what should i do?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 7, 2009 Reply

      Mod2 = R2. To answer your 2nd guestion, keep trying. I’m looking up the necessary files for the all in one installer for 5.03 GEN-A. You may want to stay tuned for that.

  167. unkdru UnclePSP November 7, 2009 Reply

    Has anyone with a psp 2000 TA 088v3 gotten this chickHEN 5.03 gen-a to work or is it safe to say something needs fixing?

  168. unkdru UnclePSP November 7, 2009 Reply

    It was as I thought. The files available for 5.03 gen-a are outdated i.e. does not work with 2000 TA 088v3. After a couple hours of googling I found that a fix was made around the same day this was written. It would be useful for future noobies if sylv3rblade could update the links with the fixed version. If not, I guess they’ll have to sort through this comments section and hope this link still works:

    My 2000 TA 088v3 now has 5.03 GEN-A(Full). Hopefully, I wont run across any problems with GEN-B.

    No thanks needed. Viva la scene!

    Important Note: If you don’t have a clean psp, make sure to use cfwe to uninstall gen-a and/or cfwe.<<<probably a good idea to put this into the main guide too?^_^

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 7, 2009 Reply

      I’ll replace the files linked to this post with the one you’ve provided. Thanks.

  169. fernando.aramburu Deabru November 8, 2009 Reply

    Hi, Im have PSP 1000 (FAT), this process works with this model?


  170. marvino_9999 marvino November 8, 2009 Reply

    sylv3rblade, im currently using CFWenabler 2.51 because i cant load 5.03 gen-a it always goes to black screen every time a push O button after I flash.

    HOw about UnclePSP’s post link? is it working?, what are the things we have to do before proceeding to that one. how’s that CFEnabler uninstall???

  171. marygrace_casalme grace November 12, 2009 Reply

    please tell me what installer i will use if my psp is 3001.

    • marvino_9999 marvino November 13, 2009 Reply

      what is the Official Firmware version of your psp? go to

      settings>system settings>system information

      If it is 5.03 below you use chikhenR2 then use CFWenabler but make sure you are having a Official Firmware 5.03 version. If not youll have to wait for the update to be able to have a Customize Firmware available for your PSP.

  172. jmdaccess08 jmd November 18, 2009 Reply

    Does this mean if i accidentally turn of my psp i have to connect it to the PC again and click the 5.03 GEN-A application (LAUNCH ME thinggy) and do the processes again?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 18, 2009 Reply

      Yep. That’s what differentiates hackable PSPs from non-hackable ones.

      • jmdaccess08 jmd November 18, 2009 Reply

        Thanks for the fast response. 🙂

  173. rasmus.holmalahti Shroomy Lou November 18, 2009 Reply

    I’m having a problem. I got 5.03 ofw with chickHEN r2, used the LAUNCH-ME.exe, but the files just won’t go in the PSP. I put the EBOOT.pbp in the GAME folder inside a INSTALLER-LOADER folder and the files folder to root, but where am i supposed to put the flasher.prx ’cause i cant find the MAIN APP folder anywhere. Cant find any help here either. WTF am i supposed to do, been doing this for hours with no success. Cheers.

  174. phumella inaloumo November 18, 2009 Reply

    ChickHen is “deactivated” when the PSP is turned off or if battery dies. The ChickHen files are intact however, and only need to be “activated”. ChickHen uses .GIF to “fool” your PSP into reading code unintentionally, thus hacking it.
    ChickHen then allows the running of Hen, which is the real CFW. ChickHen is just the key for Hen installation. Hen is also “deactivated” whenever ChickHen is lost from the system. Your iso files become “invisible” when ChickHen is down, but will reappear after ChickHen then Hen install.

  175. phumella inaloumo November 18, 2009 Reply

    All psp are now hackable (i dont know about PSP GO). Phats and some 2000’s are permanently hackable, while some later PSP2000 and 3000 are hackable while they stay powered up or in standby.
    ChickHen and HEN is for newer 2000’s and 3000’s. GEN or M33 is for Phat and early 2000s.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 18, 2009 Reply

      Hackable PSPs are generally regarded as units that can have custom firmware PERMANENTLY installed. Yes, PSP-3000s and -2000s with TA-088v3 motherboards are hackable to a point…. but once you turn them off they’re back to the original firmware, hence the term partially hackable. 😀

  176. phumella inaloumo November 18, 2009 Reply

    MAKE sure you use ChickHen R2 not an earlier version. That was my issue, so simple, but i guess i got to anxious and didnt notice for like 2 days. LOL.

  177. phumella inaloumo November 18, 2009 Reply

    Alternate Manual Install
    MUST be on OFW 5.03

    1.Copy all to ROOT of MemoryStick.
    2.Go to Photo-Memory Stick-ChickenHen and await crash.
    3.PSP will reboot in ChickHen R2.
    4.Go to Game-Memory Stick-INSTALLER LOADER. PSP will boot into Program.
    5.Press L or R,await confirmation,pressO.
    6.PSP will reboot into 5.03 GEN-A
    7. Smile.

  178. phumella inaloumo November 18, 2009 Reply

    Do not remove any files, so you can redo the procedure anytime, anywhere.

  179. phumella inaloumo November 18, 2009 Reply

    Whenever you feel irritated that the ChickHen isnt crashing properly, remember all this stuff if free and VERY complicated, so be thankful it even exists. 🙂

  180. smile011380 thea November 18, 2009 Reply

    is it possible for psp 3000 to be permanently hackable? no more chicken and doing the never ending chicken when the psp turned off? thanks

  181. xhai273 xhai November 20, 2009 Reply

    safe b gawing gen a/b ung psp 2k wth ta088v3 mobo.. im using chickhen r2 cfwe 3.60.. coz lst tym i update it to gen a n brick psp k… black screen den on nmn psp k.. or can i still repair or reverse it to original

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 20, 2009 Reply

      Yep it’s safe. All you need to do naman is turn off your PSP, run chickhen again and run 5.03 GEN-A then GEN-B

  182. xhai273 xhai November 21, 2009 Reply

    tnx sylv3rblade for your comment.. m brick p psp k if i try 5.50 gen-a to my psp 2k ta088v3 mobo rather than 5.03 gen-a.. if gen-a n me permanent n b ung cfw not like s chickhen hack.. m play k s gen ung 5.50 and other games

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 21, 2009 Reply

      erm.. pakilinaw? ung first sentence lang naintindihan ko >_>

  183. smile011380 thea November 21, 2009 Reply

    wow. pinoy ka? uy? meron pang permanent na hack na psp 3000 na dna mag chicken? mangyayari ba yun? or never na tlaga. forever chicken lng psp 3000? how about psp go?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 21, 2009 Reply

      yep 😀 may plugin para maging semi permanent ung chickhen although it only works kapag shinutdown mo sya using the VSH menu. If you accidentally flicked the switch, wala, ulet lang talaga. As for the Go, may exploit pero patched agad with 6.20 so… 😀

  184. sizzlingchickenfillet prototype04 November 21, 2009 Reply

    Why is it that, when I tried to Launch the homebrew “‘INSTALLER-LOADER’ under ‘GAME > Memory Stick’”, and it says, “The game cannot be started. The data is corrupted”. I’ve already followed your steps from installing the ChickHEN R2 up to using the LAUNCH-ME. Thanks.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 21, 2009 Reply

      looks like your copy of the installer is incomplete, try downloading it again.

  185. smile011380 thea November 22, 2009 Reply

    hi. meron kaba indiana jones 2 na pwede sa psp 3000? thanks

  186. xhai273 xhai November 23, 2009 Reply

    yo. sylv3rblade!! 5.03 gen-b full n me pero hnd permanent… how to go back to 5.03 mhu?..

    hi thea indiana jones 2 ? decrypt u poh.. pra , laro u..

    prototype04 bka hnd p nag load ung chickhen u… check u s system sofware if chickhen n u … gmit k n chicken is 98-100% load n agad ung hack..

  187. blue_lizard11 Miggy November 27, 2009 Reply

    Pre, help, pag rinurun ko ung installer/loader, corrupted daw yung file. di ko ma launch ung gen-a. Thanks.

  188. azn_guy_18 Squishy November 29, 2009 Reply

    Does this work if my psp is not a 3000 or a TA-088v3? Because I don’t know what version is my psp but I don’t want to risk it whether it is or isn’t a 3000 or TA-088v3

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 29, 2009 Reply

      Theoretically it will but seeing as you have a hackable PSP, it’s much safer to install a permanent CFW than a partial one.

  189. smile011380 thea November 30, 2009 Reply

    penge naman ghostbuster na psp game sa psp 3000? please????

  190. what_ever0902 mark November 30, 2009 Reply

    help nmn..ngaun lng ako nagkapsp tas ung orig n version daw ung nasakin..version 5.03…d ko gnu magets ung process n2…help po sna…thx

  191. dennikhai-register iddeen khai December 1, 2009 Reply

    juz wondering…..once you installed 5.03 gen-a , the installer-loader will still be in the memory stick under Game. Can i safely delete this file?

  192. iddeenyear4 iddeen khai December 1, 2009 Reply

    Can you safely delete the installer-loader afterwards?

  193. js_sazon js_sazon December 10, 2009 Reply

    ayw gumana ng launch me

    nu gawin q

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 10, 2009 Reply

      Download it again. Baka sira lang yung pagkaka download mo.

  194. js_sazon js_sazon December 10, 2009 Reply

    pwede pala ung CFW 5.03 gen b kaagad

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 10, 2009 Reply

      Yep. Daan ka lang ng 5.03 GEN-A pag nagkaproblem sa directsong installation ng GEN-B.

  195. zerimarrj dan December 13, 2009 Reply

    patulong po, kasi pag naload ko na installer loader at iclick ko na icon ng game ay naghahang, ano po pwedeng gawin?

  196. jaren.test Charge December 14, 2009 Reply

    Does it permanently install 5.03 Gen-a or is it temporarily? Installed it safe but just curious! 🙂

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 14, 2009 Reply

      All 5.03 CFWs are temporary (meaning once you turn off your PSP, you need to install it again)

  197. darkskill83 DARKSKILL83 December 14, 2009 Reply

    one more thing, i cant play iso games if i install GEN-B without the GEN-A.

    is there any option to easyly install gen-b if the gen-a already install but no folder visible in my PSP when i connect to me PC using USB?

    cant really install it completely with Installed GEN-A

    i installed Gen-B direct without Gen-A but i cant play.

    sugest to do pls.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 15, 2009 Reply

      Change the UMD mode to M33 driver on the VSH menu. You can access this by pressing select on your PSP’s XMB menu.

  198. equinigma7 Antec December 18, 2009 Reply

    sylverblade, thea, xhai whats ur yahoo messenger or msn or any other messinging programs? Ill add need to talk also the other pinoys pls post ur ym. Thx

  199. stephen.daniels.84 stephen December 19, 2009 Reply

    why does psp 3000 go’s back to 5.03 when i turn it off right i have it on and i am at 5.03 gen c full what can i do to stop it from doing it please help me iam stuck and dont no what to do leaveing it on can’t be good

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 23, 2009 Reply

      You must not let your PSP turn off for any reason, this is the drawback of your PSP model.

  200. smile011380 thea December 19, 2009 Reply

    hi. does psp 3000 have gen B? what is gen C? does it work in psp 3000 that has gen A installed? thanks

  201. equinigma7 Antec December 23, 2009 Reply

    sylv3rblade do you have 5.50 Gen D3 on this and not 5.03 Gen B lng? Because been trying to play new games like avatar, etc and some new games needs 5.50 Gen D2 or D3. sylv3rblade you also said that all CFW 5.03 are temporary and after u turn it off it resets to OFW 5.03. Is that true? or its only for PSP2000 with TA-088v3 mobo and PSP 3000 and PSP GO. Nakita ko sa youtube yong mga ndi TA-088v3 or PSP3000 or GO mga fullyinstalled yong mga CFW nila meaning if they shut it off it doesnt revert back to OFW. Ano program itong ginagamit mo pra sa mga Gen CFW sylv3r?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 23, 2009 Reply

      I have 5.50 GEN-D3.
      Yes, all custom firmwares based on 5.03 that runs on the ChickHen hack gets unloaded when your PSP turns off for any reason. Basta chickhen, pag namatay, install ulet.
      Yes, kapag hackable ang PSP (PSP-1000 and PSP-2000 w/ non-TA-088v3 mobo) inde nawawala ang custom firmware kasi ang gamit nila is 5.50 GEN-D upto 5.50 GEN-D3.
      Anything else?

  202. smile011380 thea December 24, 2009 Reply

    hi. does psp 3000 have gen B? what is gen C? does it work in psp 3000 that has gen A installed? thanks

  203. smile011380 thea December 25, 2009 Reply

    how can i upgrade to gen-b and gen-c? how about gen-d? does it also works in psp 3000 gen-a? i downloaded avatar game that is already fix but it doesnt start in my psp 3000 gen a? do you know why? thanks

  204. smile011380 thea December 26, 2009 Reply

    what is gen-D? does it work in psp 3000 gen-A? can i upgrade to gen-D? thanks

  205. smile011380 thea December 26, 2009 Reply

    i already upgraded to gen-C!!!! thank you so much for the help. i can now play avatar. ur such a genius. by the way, what is gen-D? can we upgrade the psp 3000 to gen-D? thanks again. mwah!

  206. smile011380 thea December 27, 2009 Reply

    ok. thank you for the update.

  207. smile011380 thea December 27, 2009 Reply

    btw, if just in case i turned off my psp. i will run chicken again then should i go straight to install gen C or should i install first gen A then gen C? thanks in advance.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 27, 2009 Reply

      You can proceed to GEN-C straight away 😀

  208. smile011380 thea December 27, 2009 Reply

    THANKS! ur d best!

  209. smile011380 thea December 27, 2009 Reply

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

  210. smile011380 thea December 27, 2009 Reply


  211. amir_pokemaster amir January 5, 2010 Reply

    sylv3rblade, when i started the installer loader it just says “systemctr1_02g.prx not found!! Aborting” bkt gnun? help nmn T_T

  212. smile011380 thea January 13, 2010 Reply

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

  213. cornel_fotbalistul cornel195 January 15, 2010 Reply

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

  214. halotwoarnold David January 25, 2010 Reply

    Hi my psp 2000 has version 5.50 and now i can’t play any of my downloaded games and i tryed to download 5.00 to gt them back but it doesnt work i am still 5.50

  215. yoshirulzegg Yanceyanc February 4, 2010 Reply

    can anybody help? ive been using chickhen alot recently and updated to gen-a.i know i wasnt supposed to,but my freind and i edited the flash0 to change the music worked,and my psp isnt bricked,and niether is his,but now we cant get chickhen to work…..any help plz??

  216. siaizatsilexie aizeroth February 6, 2010 Reply

    sir, kakabili ko palang po ng psp ko last week. and hindi po ako makapag DL ng games. “file corrupted” po ang nakalagay sa psp… what should i do?

  217. pavlelazic.lazic pavle February 6, 2010 Reply

    working!!!!!! thanks!!!!!! my psp 3004 now work!!!!!!!!!!!

  218. magnumdelirium Senkojin February 26, 2010 Reply

    sir, would there be any problems if 5.03 is installed to a PSP 2000 ta-085v1? and can 5.03 be upgraded to 5.50? thanks very much.

  219. edward_bluhaws edward26 March 4, 2010 Reply

    sir, what if I accidentally turned off my hacked psp and have to reinstall and load INSTALLER-LOADER again should i press R/L or press o directly? thanks

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade March 5, 2010 Reply

      Press and Hold the L button while reinstalling 5.03 GEN-A.

  220. mr.love_018 tofulord013 March 6, 2010 Reply

    wew sir ,, can u pls help me my psp slim 2006 vers 5.03 has accidentally shut down.. what can i do to play iso games again .. wew my warranty in the shop where my psp has update to 5.03 has allready expired. what can i do sir silver?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade March 6, 2010 Reply

      Just read the post above and follow all the instructions. It’ll install 5.03 GEN-A on your PSP 🙂

  221. mr.love_018 tofulord013 March 6, 2010 Reply

    my psp version is 5.03 only. can its possibly upgrade to 5.50.. im crying last night coz i dont know what i should do . im new in knowing psp’s plss help me sir ,, i have hundred of questions to asked/…

  222. nana300390 nana March 23, 2010 Reply

    Hi there..i have installed chickHen to my psp 3000 which is now version 6.2 and now when i want to install 5.03 GEN-A pressing the LAUNCH.EXE..then it prompt “the application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135)”
    i cant seem to launch it…so what do i need to do now?

    Please help me…..

    thank so much!

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade March 23, 2010 Reply

      Please read the requirements, it specifically says firmware of 5.03 and below. Above that, you can’t install it.

      • nana300390 nana March 24, 2010 Reply

        So now i need to install 5.03 gen -A first then i install chickHen is it? pls teach me sir..

        Thanks for ur help!

        • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade March 24, 2010

          ChickHen THEN 5.03 GEN-A 😀
          You won’t be able to run the installer for 5.03 GEN-A without running ChickHen first.

  223. dante.sparda394 Dante April 2, 2010 Reply

    Hi! Can you please reply very specific instructions to install custom firmware? I am very scared because im getting a PSP 3000 and I dont want to brick it. By the way, what are the chances of bricking the PSP?

    Please reply! Thanks.

  224. dante.sparda394 Dante April 7, 2010 Reply

    Ok they say NO psp 3000 can run custom firmware. Is that true? Now PLEASE IM BEGGING YOU please email me a link that has the stuff for chickhen r2 and cfw 5.03 gen a full for psp 3000 without the EXE file. by the way can you upload a vid on youtube of how to install 5.03 gen a full and chickhen r2 the easy way
    email me at:
    [email protected]

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade April 8, 2010 Reply

      The links above have the regular chickhen installer and the easy installer. Use the regular chickhen installer since that’s not an EXE file.

  225. jeffreyfelipe sparco April 8, 2010 Reply


    I would like to know if there’s any problem if I switch to install Custom Firmware “5.03GEN-A”? Currently I’am using the “CFWEnabler”.

    Hoping for your positive respond.

    Thank you

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade April 8, 2010 Reply

      Yep, just select the uninstall option of CFWEnabler, run chickhen and install 5.03 GEN-A

  226. jeffreyfelipe sparco April 9, 2010 Reply


    Does Uninstall CFWEnabler Option would mean I will “delete” the CFWEnabler? If NO? How to uninstall it? Because I can’t find uninstall option command in CFWEnabler.

    By the way the version of CFWEnabler I’am using is 3.50.

    Hoping for your positive respond.

    Thank you.

    More power 😀

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade April 9, 2010 Reply

      Yep. The uninstall option will remove CFWEnabler from your PSP.

  227. eddielopez2012 Versatile Ninja May 10, 2010 Reply

    Hey! just wondering. do i have to put CFWE on my psp before running ChickHEN , or after ? thanks in advice 😉

  228. brendon.dcruz BlabbeRMoutH8X July 13, 2010 Reply

    Do we have to install 5-03gen B…..??? after installing 5-03gen-A ??

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade July 13, 2010 Reply

      It’s recommended to install 5.03 GEN-C or 5.03 Prometheus for the best compatibility with the latest games.

  229. chrisrow5 Chris July 20, 2010 Reply


    Question 1:

    I recently traded in my DSi for a psp 3000. I have been researching for 2 days now on how to work the chicken hen R2 with CFW 5.03 GEN-C and I have finally gotten that to work. Now I have researched a lot about putting videos on the psp. I have created the “VIDEO” folder in the root of the memory stick (mines is 2gb) and I have used many converters to convert many different movies / videos I have on my PC. I made the video’s into MP4/MPEG-4 format and when I put the video in the “VIDEO” folder on my psp, I get unsupported data when I try to watch the movie under the video’s memory stick section on my psp. Please help, I have watched numerous youtube vids, read many tutorials but I can not seem to find the answer to my solution. I also ready many forums that have this issue but they are all outdated and their solution’s do not fix my problem. I will thank you please help!

    I’ve used these converters:

    PSP converter 9 (latest version) – I get an error halfway through the conversion everytime.
    Format Factory – conversion works but I get unsupported data
    Xilisoft MP4 converter 6 – converts only 3 mins of a video since it is Trial version. unsupported Data
    ImToo Converter – It’s exactly like Xilisoft
    and many other converters

    Question 2:

    I’ve downloaded a few ISO’s over 1GB such as peace walker and modnation racers. I have 2 issues when trying to extract them.

    1st issue: When I extract MGS Peace Walker with WINRAR I see one folder to extract and then when I start extracting it, Winrar only extracts PART1.rar and then I do not know where the other parts are so I receive an error message saying : “You need to have the following volume to continue extraction: MGS peace walker Part2.rar Insert a disk with this volume and press ok to try again or press cancel to break extraction”

    so in the end I end up with nothing extracted.

    2nd issue: I downloaded modnation racers psp using torrents and I received all the files and folders but I do not see the ISO / CFO file anywhere, I put the whole modnation folder under my game folder but nothing shows up regarding modnation racers when I use my psp.

    Please help this is driving me crazy.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade July 20, 2010 Reply

      If you’re encountering “unsupported data” it simply means you’re using the wrong encoding. I have xilisoft (from a torrent :)) and it works just fine for converting PSP videos.

      As for number 2, you need all parts of the file before you can extract them so if a file has 5 parts, you need to download all 5 parts before you can extract it.

      As the last issue, that’s a problem with using winrar, you’ve probably extracted the iso file. If you’re using Windows, go to Folder Options > View > Uncheck Hide Extensions for known file types and check the extension of your modnation racers file.

      • chrisrow5 Chris July 20, 2010 Reply

        Thanks a lot sylverblade,

        I got question number 1 to work using WINAVI converter.

        as for question number 2, I downloaded PSP ISO torrents saying [FULL ISO] and yet I only got part of the ISO weird. I tried many sites to download ISO’s but I can’t seem to find any free ones or when I do the file has been deleted or removed due to copyright issues. Could you possibly refer me to the best possible ISO site that provides working links and full ISO games?

        Thanks again,


  230. jaysome27 mjay August 14, 2010 Reply

    i have cfw loader 3.20 it is ok to upgrade to gen a ?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 14, 2010 Reply

      be sure to check if your PSP is hackable or not before proceeding with the installation.

  231. amir.tcsc Critical October 1, 2010 Reply

    1. i want to know if there is ANY risk of breaking for useing hen!
    (when useing those pictures)
    2. if i use ver.txt , and turn of psp, what will happen (will restor to 5.03 or new ver that i have selected
    3. any homebrow to use psn online games on cfw?

  232. amir.tcsc Critical October 4, 2010 Reply

    hi, tnx
    i have 2 more question…
    i have a psp-2000(5.0m33-6) and psp-3000(5.03)

    1. i chang ver.txt in flash0 of psp2k and enable use ver.txt in recovery menu but my fw never chang in system info… what should i do?

    * 2 *. i want to open my psps and chang LCDs (use psp2k lcd with psp 3k and * use psp3k lcd with psp 2k *)
    is this posible?
    (because there is lot of diff betwen lcds and ALSO i want to run full CFW…)
    or at least use the board of psp 3k on my 2k and opesit!
    (because my psp 2k is silver but 3k is black!)

  233. amir.tcsc Critical October 4, 2010 Reply

    sry but i think you have forgot to answer part 2 😀

    let me ask it here…
    in CFWenabler 3.50 or 3.70 (i have just use thies two) there is a option which u can chang ur FW… for xample 6.31… i want to know if i fully trun off my psp, what will happen? restor to 5.03 or remain 6.31?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 4, 2010 Reply

      The version.txt hack doesn’t change your firmware version. It was created to allow you to play SOME of the games that required a different firmware version. It’s a hack that’s already been fixed.

      As for the second, someone already tried swapping PSP-2k and PSP-3k screens. It didn’t work. The PSP-3k is fundamentally different (screenwise) to the 2000.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 4, 2010 Reply

      that’s simply the version.txt hack. If you turn off your PSP, it will still revert to the official firmware and remove your CFW.

  234. hunterbllngs hunter October 4, 2010 Reply

    is there any custom firmware that if i download it and turn the psp fully off the cfw will still remain on there and not reset

  235. amir.tcsc Critical October 7, 2010 Reply

    tnx for ur xplnation, but u have forgoten to answer first one!
    1.(why cant i use ver.txt on my 2k)
    2.ver.txt work for psn?

  236. blabbermouth8x BlabbeRMoutH8X October 18, 2010 Reply

    sylv3rblade……Thanks alot for the guide….for the 100th time 🙂 😀

    Btw a kernel hack to run only HEN and not ISO’s for PSP 3000 V6.20 has been officially checked and is running is about to be released in a few weeks……hopefully
    thanks to Total_Noob (check it at )

    any more updates on this…?
    thanks alot

  237. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 19, 2010 Reply

    I’ll be posting a guide for it once it’s been properly publicly released. Till then 6.20 TN is still under development.

  238. swats1204 Swatman November 1, 2010 Reply

    I’ve installed ChickHEN r2 and see it in my System Information as 5.03 ChickHEN R2. Now What?
    I plugged in the USB and connect it to my pc, I clicked on LAUNCH ME, started the PSP-CFW GUI v.0.1
    Checked PSP 3000
    Checked FULL
    Checked YES
    Entered F for the PSP Unit Drive
    and then Start. I get an error saying:
    Unhandled exception has occurred in your application…File Not Found.
    I’m stuck! I thought I was close to having it all done and this is my roadblock…I’ve read somewhere that I should maybe reformat my Memory Stick, but I’m afraid to lose some saved game data and I’m not sure if that is the right solution.
    Can someone please help!

  239. namrox123 deltarox November 6, 2010 Reply

    solution can backup all ur data on your computer and then try again

    2. try re-downloading the file and then run the GUI file from the same folder you downloaded it from ,dont change the name of the folder all of the programmes are in

  240. sdaddigraca Daddy December 10, 2010 Reply

    It ‘s very good

  241. blabbermouth8x BlabbeRMoutH8X December 12, 2010 Reply

    Heyy sylv3rblade……Have u made a guide on TN crack for PSP 3000s…..its releasing sometime soon….please make a guide for it…….

    Thanks alot!!

  242. blabbermouth8x BlabbeRMoutH8X December 12, 2010 Reply

    didnt read ur reply up…..anyways thanks….

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  245. canlasrafael RAFAEL December 26, 2010 Reply

    hi!, ive already downloaded the psp-cfw gui .0.1 the problem is… whenever i press the START button, thres a notfication sayin;
    unhandled exeption has occured in your application if you continue the app will ignore the error and attempt to continnue. ive pressed the continue buton and i think nothing hapened…i cant figure out why i cant run it O.o

  246. rockerturner Rockerturner March 31, 2011 Reply

    hey dude!! i installed GEN-C full and it runs the t6 very nicely…but i got 1 prob..i played many games…but havent played all of ’em…so dunt know which other games have this prob…wen i tried to play my fifa 08 on my psp with gen c…it tries to load the game but at end it kicks me back to xmb…i tried changing the xmb clock and other thigs to default and iso mode to all the availables but styll cant play it….so i decided to use 5.50 mhu and u cant guess what happen i loaded 5.50 mhu cfw…then in my system info…there was written 9.90 mhu…and it played all games xcept the t6…idk why…then gagin to play t6 i loaded gen c…but it made me restart and i have to hack wid chickhen again…and next freaky thing is after i hacked psp wid chickhen…in system info it show…6.10 r2…..i didnt know wtf was wrong…so now i run gen c but i cant play fifa 09 plz help me with it…

  247. chrk016 Rakesh May 9, 2011 Reply

    I installed chickhen r2 on my psp(version-5.03) when i installed it came(version-5.03 chickhen r2) after its shutdown its gone and again when i installed second temi it did not came
    What can i do now plzzzzz reply sir…………….??

  248. m_a_r_kguy mark sousa May 31, 2011 Reply

    HEY!it just have for psp 3000 n mine is 3001 does it still work on my psp even if its for psp 3001

    • Hunterbllngs Hunter May 31, 2011 Reply

      Hey mark…3001 is the samething as 3000 i forget why they do that but yes it works with “3000”

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