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Install Custom Firmware Enabler via ChickHEN R2

If you’re having trouble installing custom firmware 5.03 GEN-A don’t fret.  You can install Custom Firmware Enabler (cfwe in shorter terms) instead.  CFWE enables the functions of the M33 custom firmware using ChickHEN.  So yes, it’s from the same team that brought us Dark Alex’s 5.00 M33 custom firmware.

Custom Firmware Enabler will allow you to run homebrew on the PSP-3000 or PSP-2000 w/TA-088v3 and lets you play your games from ISO/CSO files.

Interested yet? Read ON.

This guide will help you install Custom Firmware Enabler on your PSP-3000 / PSP-2000 TA-088v3 to custom firmware. Note that the steps are quite numerous because there are 3 parts to installing Custom Firmware Enabler. Read them well and make sure you understand them before proceeding.

There is no danger of bricking your PSP unless you deviate from the instructions listed below unlike hackable PSPs. The danger of bricking your PSP-3000 / PSP-2000 TA-088v3 is relatively small. If however, you’re not sure about a step, take the time to post a question.

How to Install Custom Firmware Enabler for ChickHEN


If you have a PSP-2000 and have no idea what motherboard you have, be sure to read this CFW Compatibility Guide. If you have a PSP-2000 that’s not TA-088v3 or PSP-1000 and want to convert your PSP to custom firmware, read this guide on How to install custom firmware. After installing custom firmware, update to 5.00 m33. If you have confirmed that you have a PSP-3000 or PSP-2000 with TA-088v3 then read on.

CFWEnabler for chickHenIf you don’t want to install the Custom Firmware Enabler and want to install custom firmware 5.03 Gen-A instead, just read the 5.03 Gen-A installation guide.


chickHen R2Before you proceed to installing custom firmware CFWE, you need to install and successfully run the chickHen hack.  Read the guide and comeback here to finish the installation.

How to Install Custom Firmware Enabler

  • Connect your PSP to the computer in USB Mode when you have loaded ChickHEN R2.
  • Extract the zip file on your computer
  • Copy the PSP folder to your memory card
  • Disconnect the PSP from USB.
  • On your PSP, Go to GAME > Memory Stick > CFWEnabler
  • The CFWEnabler screen will boot up, Select install and your PSP will reboot.
  • Congratulations, you now have 5.00 M33-6 (yes, it loads 5.00 M33-6) on your PSP.


  • Can load ISO’s? – Yes, yes, you can.
  • Will it work with PSP’s with TA-088v3 and PSP3000? – Yes
  • Can it brick my console? – This version has several checks to verify that everything is installed, it is 99.99% safe
  • When you turn off the console I have to repeat the procedure? – Yes, you have to repeat it, but after the first time, you don’t need flash anything.
  • And you can not prevent either procedure? – Could be avoided if we could do an IPL compatible.
  • Is will future releases rectify the current problems? – It is possible, but is not guaranteed anything.
  • Will plugins work? – Yes, they work.
  • Does the M33 SDK? – Yes, it works.
  • Can I install LEDA? – Yes, it works perfectly.

Common Errors:

  • When you start the program it automatically goes to the menu – It has not been able to reallocate the flash, make sure your version is correct ChickEN.
  • I can’t run ISO’s –  Make sure that your configuration is correct.
  • It created a folder called SVCPlayer. Why?  – You have a plugin that creates the so-called “capture” nothing to do with CFWEnabler.

Thanks to Xenogears and Becus25 of MHUD2

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  1. smcclurg98 kormena June 21, 2009 Reply

    thanks all who worked on this…works a treat…other Gen-a full was a prob but this rocks..
    any hints for were to go for best programs/games etc

  2. uyman22 uyman June 21, 2009 Reply

    YUUUSS!!! it works!!! thanks for all your help Sylv3r!!! now all that’s left to do is load games on my mem stick! w00t! thanks again!!!

  3. uyman22 uyman June 22, 2009 Reply

    is it possible to get ps1 games to work on here? is ther any pops loader out or anything like that?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 22, 2009 Reply

      I’ll edit this guide to include the installation of POPS for CFWE. Come back a bit later or tomorrow.

  4. uyman22 uyman June 22, 2009 Reply

    thanks so much! you’re the best!!!

  5. Uberrabbit Rebuu June 22, 2009 Reply

    Hi, I got a PSP-2004 with chickhen and 5.00m33 running the guy that installed that for me said i had the newer 2000 versions so had to use this.

    But how do i update 5.00m33(that is CFWenabler 3.10?) to 5.00m33-6(that is cfwenabler 3.5 right?)

    Im kinda new to all this and ive been reading alot tutorials everywhere but cant find my way trough.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 22, 2009 Reply

      if you’re running 5.00m33 over chickHen then your PSP has cfwenabler installed. Just run the network update feature and it will install 5.00m33-6 for you.

      • Uberrabbit Rebuu June 23, 2009 Reply

        Hm thanks did that, but somehow it doesnt want to install, it downloaded the 500.pbp I get unpacking done… 500pbp ok u235.prx ok.
        Then i press x to start update and get this error:

        “A later version of the system software is already installed .
        There is no need to update .
        ( CAAFFFFFCF7)”

        • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 23, 2009

          hmm… I’ll look into manual update process.

        • Uberrabbit Rebuu June 23, 2009

          hmm ive been thinking, should i run it in chickhen loaded or cfwenabler loaded. I got this error when im running chick+cfw

  6. uyman22 uyman June 23, 2009 Reply

    can u install popsloader if you’re running 5.03 m33. Cuz i heard you have to reset your psp in order to do that, but you can’t shut off the system if you have a psp 2000 with a TA-088 V3.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 23, 2009 Reply

      yes you can but installation on cfwenabler is quite different.

  7. dyl June 23, 2009 Reply

    Will it work on a psp 2000 with a differant motherboard to TA-088v3 or does it only work on this model? And because im new to the psp doe it work on 5.51 OFW?.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 23, 2009 Reply

      Read the guide. It’ll tell you what you need to do.

  8. myndmachine43 Mary June 24, 2009 Reply

    Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say
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    I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  9. moonbus moonbus June 24, 2009 Reply

    I have the brand new PSP2000 TA-088v3. I followed the guides and upgraded the OFW from the 4.0.3 it came with to the 5.0.3.

    After many tries, I finally got it to load ChickHEN R2. When I tried to run the CFWE 3.30, I get the error message “Error writting file”. I retried at least 30 times and on occasions (2 times) I would get the “loading…” screen, but after about 5 seconds, the machine would shut down.

    Thinking that a newer version would solve my problem, I tried the CFWE 3.50 today. No success, I still get the “Error writting file” message. Can anyone shine a little light into my problem?


  10. uyman22 uyman June 24, 2009 Reply

    i tried installing posloader with the directions from this website,
    however after in supposedly installed the POPS, my psx eboot’s still won’t play. the directions were a little unclear.

    hehehe sorry to keep posting Sylv, but you’ve become my unsung hero in solving psp issues! lol

    • silkenhut Allen June 24, 2009 Reply

      Hey Uyman, I was able to play playstation 1 games on my psp via popsloader. Did you enable the popsloader plug-in?

      also are your psx eboots named eboot?

  11. nino.natividad Nino Natividad June 24, 2009 Reply

    Wow.. this is really great!

    Thanks for sharing, dude.

    Nino Natividad

  12. taalda Tim carye June 25, 2009 Reply

    when i load the CFE my psp just shut downs

  13. uyman22 uyman June 25, 2009 Reply

    hey Allen, how do enable the popsloader plugin? i installed it and ran it throught the CFW, but my psp still wouldn’t play the ps1 games. and yes, they’re all eboot.pbp files. The instructions for installing the popsloader were really choppy, so i don’t know if imissed anything or not.

  14. selecao_madrid BASILKOV June 26, 2009 Reply

    thank you so much I checked the firmware and its now 5.03 M33-6 … I can’t believe my eyes !! thanks for all people who helped us !!

  15. aneiversonsnk3 s.snk3 June 27, 2009 Reply

    thank you, i installed last night with no problems at all, i have a question tho, today i tried to play an iso and it shows as corrupted data and when i try to run a psone/psx game, the psone logo comes out, then after that the screen stays black, any suggestions?? btw, i can play emulators with no problem at all.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 27, 2009 Reply

      place the iso game in an ISO folder (if you don’t have one, create it). As for the PSX, I haven’t added the installation guide for POPS

  16. mdbalingit dundee June 27, 2009 Reply


    im a newbie specially with this kind of stuff

    wanted to learn how to update my psp without going to stores and paying for their services but im not familiar with this stuff.

    am afraid i might ruin my psp program if i try updating it myself

    kindly help me

    just had a PSP 3000 with a firmware 4. (something)

    wanted to know if the custom firmare enabler will permit me to download and play games using my memo stick

    and what do i have to do so i can upgrade my psp 3000 with the custom firmware enabler

    would appreciate your response

    thank u very much

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 27, 2009 Reply

      Yes CFEnabler will allow you to play PSP games from your memory stick. As for the how to do it, that’s what this guide is for.

      • ton_20_yap pspnoob June 28, 2009 Reply

        i do have a question sir, im also a newbie. if my psp3001 has a OFW of 5.50 and it’s serial # behind starts with HU1***** can i still use this CFWE to play full games??

        • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 29, 2009

          You can’t have CFWEnabler installed because you have 5.50 OFW.

  17. mdbalingit dundee June 27, 2009 Reply



    Another question Sir,

    How can i know what kind of motherboard my PSP has?

    The guide indicated that the PSP should have TA-088v, what if i do not have
    the same motherboard as indicated, Can i still upgrade the custom firmware


    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 27, 2009 Reply

      If you have a PSP-2000 and have no idea what motherboard you have, be sure to read this CFW Compatibility Guide.

      That part should’ve answered your question 😀

  18. aneiversonsnk3 s.snk3 June 27, 2009 Reply

    so i had the ISO folder in the wrong place, thats why i got the corrupted data, but now when i try to run an iso, the psp logo comes out (like the game will start) then i get ” the game could not be started.(80020321). also i installed popsloader plugin and still cant play psx games.

  19. ajmalshowkath xxx June 27, 2009 Reply

    This m33 software goes on when shutdowning psp-3004.Is there an way to make it permenent

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 29, 2009 Reply

      Nope. Because CFWEnabler is only loaded via the PSP’s RAM.

  20. ajmalshowkath xxx June 27, 2009 Reply

    for this press select button;got to umd mode press left or right and make it to M33 driver.

  21. aneiversonsnk3 s.snk3 June 27, 2009 Reply

    lol this is some crazy shit, i when to bed last night and my isos didnt work, i didnt do anything this mourning and try them again and what a surprise, they work. still cant play psone games tho =/

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 29, 2009 Reply

      congrats 😀
      I’ll edit the post once I’ve had the time for Popsloader.

  22. dyl June 29, 2009 Reply

    Hey thank you so much love it no more paying 4 me XD do you have any links for PSP SLIM! emulators that will work on them (N64 GBA ext) if its no trouble.

  23. cartere81 baby chicken June 30, 2009 Reply

    Hey I had everything loaded on my PSP and working fine till one of my workers powered it down completely….Sucks. Now When I redo chkicken it just powers down and stays off and also cfw is corrupted do I reload all over again because I have the combonation of the two problems or just reload CFW itself??? Thanx

  24. michaelleano Mike June 30, 2009 Reply

    Thanks for the installation details. I’ll try it out on my PSP.

  25. Dressari Dressari June 30, 2009 Reply

    Okay I think I’m in need of some serious help to do this with, I dont seem to be able to get straight answers.

    I have a Silm Ice Silver PSP.

    Ver. 5.50 (I don’t know what it came with)

    Date Code: C8

    Serial: HB

    Thats all the information I can obtain from it as I dont have the box or any of the manuals for it now.

    Now I’ve tried using different methods of installing CFW onto the PSP all with little success, I have a Pandora Battery and a spare Memory stick which I converted into a MMS with 500.pbp and/or 503.pbp using the PSPgrader.

    I followed the instructions to get the system to boot into recovery mode but all I get is a green light and a black screen, I get this every time I try a different method, (i.e: using a card reader instead of the PSP to upload files).

    I tried using the programme to try and ID what mobo I have for the PSP but I can’t because I dont have CFW already installed so I’m at a stump there.

    And I cannot downgrade it because I can’t find one reliable solution to do so with out paying $30 or more just for some programmes.

    I just want to know what options are available to me now, or should I wait until a CFW that can install over a 5.50 update are available.

  26. el.the.boss speakr4thedead July 1, 2009 Reply

    I recently got back from Japan, where I purchased a PSP-3000. One of the new Carnival Colors ones. I was wondering if it might have a new motherboard or something that keeps me from running ChickHen on it? I’ve been trying to get it to boot into ChickHen for a good two weeks now with no success. Anyone out there with more knowledge than me? I’m kind of a newb when it comes to this stuff.

  27. GAVIN-INTNET revengerX July 1, 2009 Reply

    MMMM FOLLOW this tuts :
    then after follow this tut :

    one of them shows u how to install chickhen in a proper way n the video shows u how to install chickhen n put custom firmware on it…

  28. mitsuhama909 @speakr4thedead July 4, 2009 Reply

    I had the same problem.

    On a Japanese PSP 3000 you have to make sure the Character Set is set to “US (437)”

    Go to Settings -> System Settings -> Character Set

    After I did this it only took two tries to successfully load ChickenHen.

  29. scootero Maaaax July 4, 2009 Reply

    This was mentioned before, but never answered.

    “Error! Error writting file”
    I get that message five or six times every time I try this. Any help?

  30. abbottpotter pumice July 4, 2009 Reply

    I installed 5.00 M-33 via chickHEN beore, can I renew the firmware with this M-33-6?

    I tried copying the PSP folder but when I wanted to run it on my PSP it said “corrupted data” even though it was EBOOT.pbp already

  31. gavin-intnet RevengerX July 5, 2009 Reply

    u gotta open : PSP FOLDER THEN GAME FOLDER
    then run it from ur XMB menu!! thats it

    • abbottpotter pumice July 5, 2009 Reply

      thanks, but I tried it and still “corrupted data” though

  32. pinaka_swavu leopan July 7, 2009 Reply

    when i start the cfwenabler, the screen turned to black. I waited for about 10 mins. but it doesn’t change.I have already installed chickHen r2 in my psp. what does it mean?? Ohh by the way,thanks in advance I’m from philippines.

  33. Uberrabbit Rebuu July 8, 2009 Reply

    Same here, been searching alot about this but couldnt find any good answers.

  34. Uberrabbit Rebuu July 8, 2009 Reply

    buh cant edit ^^

    “Error! Error writting file”

    Same here, been searching alot about this but couldnt find any good answers.

  35. abbottpotter pumice July 9, 2009 Reply

    I couldn’t install this M33-6 as an update, so I turned off my PSP and loaded chickHEN and ran this CFW enabler and it worked ^^

  36. mjsn_18 Hallah July 9, 2009 Reply

    i have loaded Cfwe already but it show that my firmware it 5.03 MHU is that ok
    And i want to change memory stick what should i do

  37. gavin-intnet revenger July 10, 2009 Reply

    yep i think its OK …. im not sure…cuz i did the chickhen way its easier…but i think u’ve done it in the rite way…
    if u change memory card then just create a new folder call :ISO thats it n put ur games in it…. u don’t need to do anything else like load chickhen or cfw….just create the folder n name it : ISO
    gud luck

  38. rubelyn.rago ruby July 10, 2009 Reply

    i experience it to.. what i did instead of extracting the chickhen r2 in your com u extract it directly to your psp.. and it work for me. coz some of the properties of chickhen r2 is not copied to your psp if you extract it in the pc then copy..

  39. carlit_03 carlit July 11, 2009 Reply carlit!just want to ask if”how to load again my games.coz the technician told me that never reset or turn it off the psp.but my child accidentally done this.actually its before my child done wrong i saw the version its…”version 5.03 mhu” then right after the accident.when i look back it became “version 5.03″so,what sshould i do?coz i cant play the games again.thank!

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade July 13, 2009 Reply

      you just need to run CFWE again. No need to install.

      Place CFWEnabler files on your memory stick and just go to GAME > Memory Stick > CFWEnabler again.

  40. jek_avancena03 jag July 13, 2009 Reply

    you know this worked for me a few days ago but last night due to my stupid belief in my bro, i can’t redo this stuff again, the pbp file won’t get copied into the system, I can install the chickHen program fairly well, no problem at all, but whenever I try to install the cfwe the file won’t get copied… what should i do, please….

  41. jek_avancena03 jag July 13, 2009 Reply

    what i get whenever i extract this to my psp, is a writing error message, what should i do please please help…

  42. jek_avancena03 jag July 13, 2009 Reply

    cannot copy eboot.pbp make sure you specified the correct file path, I’m pretty sure it’s going the right path…

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade July 13, 2009 Reply

      It’s probably a problem with your cable or the USB port or both. Switch cables or plug your USB cable to a different USB port.

  43. khj108 Joon July 14, 2009 Reply

    I used to have the same issue that everyone is having. No green flashing. This was fixed by using a seperate memory stick for chicken hen r2 only. Completely empty out the memory stick and only put files you need to install. image files and the one goes to the root directory. Nothing Else. This will help

  44. ajw123 AJ July 31, 2009 Reply

    I’m getting the error! error writing file dialogue as well. Does anyone know how to get around this?!

  45. haseebaman88 haseeb August 4, 2009 Reply

    hi.. i have this problem… after i install the chicken r2 and run cfw enabler, its goes fine for sometime.. sometimes when i play games… my psp just hangs and turns off automatically..and again i have to re-do the same thing.. it turns when i play on wifi.. some particular game at the same spot where i reach in tht game. my psp hangs and turns off.. i need help. .wht to do

  46. tidus_jeff sweet potato August 5, 2009 Reply

    Hi to all! I follow the instructions carefully and install the chickHen and Custom Firmware Enabler successful. Then I create ISO folder inside GAME Folder but unfortunately, I got an error “Corrupted Data”. Any ideas? Hoping for your positive response. thank you

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 5, 2009 Reply

      It’s supposed like this:

      See where the ISO folder is?

  47. gavin-intnet RevengerX August 5, 2009 Reply

    u gotta create the folder in
    da root of the memory which is where u see The folder : PSP , PIC , VIDEO , MUSIC….
    N NOT IN game folder
    game folder is only for APP N games homebrew…

  48. nguyen2007 vuuuuu August 6, 2009 Reply

    after install chicken run fine then restart chicken it gone any i deal thanks

  49. haseebaman88 haseeb August 9, 2009 Reply


    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 9, 2009 Reply

      Why don’t you just read the guide >_> You’ve been asking the same question over and over and over and over.

  50. nelson_gabrinao Devilkey August 10, 2009 Reply

    Just do the second thing you said and it will work 1000% sure; except for Chickhen, you might get infuriated with that, so pray that you’re lucky you get it to work with a few tries.

    If you accidentally updated your OFW to 5.03; then take the 5.03 GEN-A path instead, I’m no longer 1000% sure that CFWE will work; I think it’s only till for 5.00 OFW.

    If however, your OFW is ANYTHING PAST 5.03 when you BOUGHT it UNTOUCHED. Then you’re dead; out of luck; damned; or whatever term you might want to use as no matter what you do, there ain’t no hack for that yet.

    And yes, it converts, but only temporarily until you coldboot that is; you have to repeat everything you did. As it only ADDS files, NOT REWRITE.

    And sylv3rblade is crystal clear. Why do you people can’t get what he/she’s trying to get across and still ask when the instructions can’t be made simpler than it is. Seriously I just made it more complicated IMO.

  51. mohanrajmagi mohan August 10, 2009 Reply

    Hi, In my PSP 3004 ,I have sucessfully installed CFW , (5.03 MHU) , I have downloaded the game and put into my memory stick, but it shows that corrupted data..

    Can anyone please help me how to resolve this?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 10, 2009 Reply

      have you tried changing your ISO settings?

      • mohanrajmagi mohan August 11, 2009 Reply

        Hi Thanks for your reply,

        Am not aware of that settings, could you please tell me step by step procedure.

        • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 11, 2009

          On your XMB, press select and switch the ISO setting. It may take a few tries to see what works.

  52. haseebaman88 haseeb August 10, 2009 Reply

    thank u sylvarblade… THANKS for all the paitence.. for answering those query. Actually are instructions are fine.. i just didnt donwload proper version of CFW ENABLER I HAD A OLDER VERSION.. NOW I DOWNLOADED THE CFW ENABLER ITS WORKING FINE.. THANKS FOR THE HELP

  53. spica.kiriyu Nerizu August 15, 2009 Reply

    Hi, I’ve sucessfully install Chicken R2, and my PSP 200 turned black when I install the CFWEnabler 3.60.
    First, PSP logo appeared with white background, and then it turned black and I don’t what to do next?
    When I use CFWEnabler 3.50, the screen wasn’t black but it said that the game cannot be played. Please help what should i do? Thanks before.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 15, 2009 Reply

      looks like it’s a problem with version 3.60. I’ll just relink to 3.50 and you can just re-run the installation process.

  54. gavin-intnet RevengerX August 15, 2009 Reply

    well don’t use CFWE it sucks… well the last version of it doesn’t but the old does ur using the old version…
    Run Chickhen
    then download a homebrew called:
    Hellcat Recovery Flasher 1.60…
    run it on ur psp then Install 5.00M33-6!!

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 15, 2009 Reply

      That’s not really very helpful you know. If you recall, people installing via Chickhen CAN’T install 5.00 M33 because they’ll end up bricking they’re PSP.

  55. spica.kiriyu Nerizu August 15, 2009 Reply

    I tried to change the ISO setting but everytime pressed select, nothing came out.
    Does it mean my PSP is broken?
    Since I bought it i never know what the ‘select’ button for and now it doesn’t work 🙁

  56. spica.kiriyu Nerizu August 16, 2009 Reply

    Oh thank you very much. Well it’s a success now XD
    thank you!!

  57. tidus_jeff sweet potato August 16, 2009 Reply

    Hi Guys,

    Thanks a lot for the prompt response.

    by the way, i follow what you instructed.. I put ISO in the ROOT. And put CSO Games Files inside the ISO Folder. Then when I go to GAME then select Memory Stick I saw the Game i put and heard audio of the game. But unfortunately, when i press x to load the game and start playing an error occurred. Here’s the error “THE GAME COULD NOT BE STARTED (80020321)”. Any Ideas?

    Thank you very much for your usual support. 🙂

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 17, 2009 Reply

      Hi sweet potato, usually the problem is the wrong ISO setting. Change it via CFWEnabler’s Settings and try out which setting works for you 😀

  58. haseebaman88 haseeb August 16, 2009 Reply

    hi i have psp slim with 5.03MHU now. i would like to know how to watch videos on youtube? i know you are best person to ask question and i know you have the answer for it

  59. spica.kiriyu Nerizu August 17, 2009 Reply

    Uhm,. can I ask? After I upgrade the firmware, I can play the game again, but the problem is when I want to save the game. All of my old save files will be gone when I save the new one. And when I close the game, and want to load it again, all of my save files including the newest are gone. I have to start from the beginning again everytime. Is that related to the firmware? Or should i change some of my PSP setting? Thank you.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 17, 2009 Reply

      Hi Nerizu, on your XMB, can you verify that your save files are still there? Also what are the games that are giving you this problem?

      • spica.kiriyu Nerizu August 17, 2009 Reply

        Whenever the savefiles vanished, i always put my backup savefiles again, and open my XMB, and yes they were still there. When i first loaded it after i put the backup files, psp detected the save files and I could load. But the problem was when I wanted to save the new one, all of my old save files vanished. And when I closed the game, and wanted to load again, even the newest save file was gone. I play otome game, Kiniro No Corda 2 Forte and Neo Angelic Abyss (both are japanese subtitle). Before i accidenatlly restarted my PSP and had to upgrade the firmware again, i could save and load the files without poblems. But now I can’t. I don’t know what’s wrong with my psp.
        Thank you.

        • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 18, 2009

          Hmm that’s odd. I’ll look around as to why this is happening but since you’re having problems with CFWEnabler you may want to switch to 5.03 GEN-A (also linked in the post)

  60. djadeeb Adeeb August 18, 2009 Reply

    I got 5.03 mhu on my slim v3. I want to make it 5.00 m33-6. Plz help me someone.. Mhu sukz.

  61. general_jurgs jurgs August 20, 2009 Reply

    I installed 5.00 M33-6 using your guide and it worked perfectly, thank you. But I wanted to know what happens if I turn the PSP completely off, does it brick it?

  62. tidus_jeff sweet potato August 22, 2009 Reply

    Hi sylv3rblade,

    Thanks a lot for your big help. 🙂

  63. wisebobo wisebobo August 22, 2009 Reply

    hi sylv3rblade, im having the same problem as sweetpotato but im not able to find any iso settings in the cfwe 3.60. My system version showing as 5.03mhu…should it display like this or did i install something incorrectly?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 23, 2009 Reply

      I forgot that in CFWE it’s not ISO setting.. it’s UMD Mode

      Hold select on the XMB to access the menu.

  64. djadeeb Adeeb August 23, 2009 Reply

    Hey man… i did as you sed. i downloaded da one from dis post.. but when i click it it freezes and resets…. so i switched back to ma old mhu… plz help me.. can i do one thing.. wat will happen if i run 5.00m33-x will it convert ma 5.03 mhu to 5.00 m33-6. plz plz plz help.. i beg u… nd also one thing wat will happen if i run da cfwenabler agen..(afta it shows 5.03 in system setting agen if i run cfwenabler wat will happen)

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 23, 2009 Reply

      Wait, what kind of PSP do you have in the first place?

  65. Kmastervideogame RogerRoger! August 23, 2009 Reply

    hi!i was just wondering.If i use this on the psp-2000 will i have to do the same hack over and over again?I heard if you hack the psp-3000 and it freezes or something you have to apply it again. I just wonder if it’s the same for the psp-2000 with the TA-088v3 motherboard.Thanks.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 23, 2009 Reply

      You only have to apply it again if you turn the PSP off. If you have a PSP with TA-088v3 motherboard then it’s basically the same.

  66. mohanrajmagi mohan August 27, 2009 Reply


    I have installed CFW.. now my sys software shows that 5.03 M33 -6 also I can play the downloaded games, but the thing is , when I switch off my psp for more than 2 or 3 hours
    Again my sys software return to version 5.03, I can’t see the download games …can you please tell me what I have to do , for this…

  67. ton2bos jenova August 28, 2009 Reply

    dude thanx a million, both my psp 3000 and 2000 worked for the 3000 i used GEN-A(full) but in the 2000 it does not seem to work with GEN-A(full) but i tried to use the enabler so it worked and many thanx again… wahoo, also i tried to watch some videos on youtube you can get some tips for free at youtube if you are not sure on how to install…

  68. brigadier_jurgs dreamborn August 29, 2009 Reply

    I have used your guide and it worked perfectly, but after about 2 weeks my psp made a popping sound and turned off. I got the cfw back but was wondering if there is a way to permanently implement cfw on psp 2000’s so that doesn’t happen again

  69. djadeeb Adeeb August 29, 2009 Reply

    i have a psp 2003 with ta088v3 mobo.. i m still using 5.03 mhu(which i hate da most)

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 29, 2009 Reply

      This is probably due to the manufacturer of the memory stick since not all of them can be used to install chickhen.

  70. Dcanes01 Shaver35 August 30, 2009 Reply

    Im having a problem over here,

    I have downloaded firm ware, chicken R2 , and the CFM Enabler 3.50 i have the chicken running and everything then i go to click CFM Enabler 3.50 however it keeps saying corrupted and I renamed it Eboot.pbp and it still doesnt work. Thanks for the help!

  71. djadeeb Adeeb August 30, 2009 Reply

    i think u r rite. i tried it on a magic gate this morning nd i got m33-6 but when i used ma duplicate sony mem stick i got mhu…
    thnx nyways for all ur answers.. u da best

  72. dada_invincible daa August 31, 2009 Reply

    My version now shows 5.03 m33-6 but i cant play my downloaded games,it shows corrupted data..i tried switching the iso settings but it stilldoesn’t change..

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade August 31, 2009 Reply

      Are you sure you’re placing games in the right folder?

  73. don7life shah September 3, 2009 Reply

    my psp is 3000 which custom firmwere enabler is suitable forme?

  74. masterzino Whymee September 4, 2009 Reply

    can you run plugins on CFWEnabler? Cuz when I put something in “seplugin” folder (Yes I did everything exactly as the application said) and I went to Cfwenabler and went to “settings” and “plugins” it said “ERROR! Not plugins detected.”

    please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. masterzino Whymee September 4, 2009 Reply

    will putting things that flash your psp brick it?

  76. suhail66 superspider2266 September 5, 2009 Reply

    it worked. u r great. saved me some bucks

  77. masterzino Whymee September 5, 2009 Reply

    how do you go to recovery menu

  78. don7life SHAH September 5, 2009 Reply

    my psp version is 3000 which cfw enabler is suitable for me as on this website theres several of these? thank you

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 9, 2009 Reply

      You have to try it out and see which works for you.

  79. terrenceang PhoSho September 7, 2009 Reply

    Hey im having a problem over here…..

    i tried installing chickHEN onto my PSP but it didnt work….i went in XMB>Photos>Memory Stick and i opened the ChickHEN folder then it froze and turned off then after i turned it back on i went into system information and it was still Version 5.03

    Pleaze Help Me!!

  80. rajeevsing raj September 7, 2009 Reply

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

    * 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. Its most happen on PSP other than the US version.
    * 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.
    * Don’t change PSP Themes other than default setting, Change your theme to the default theme or use the Restore PSP to Default Settings.
    * Try to use a different memory stick.

  81. djadeeb Adeeb September 8, 2009 Reply

    hey…. when i click on flash and start on cfw 3.50 then it shows error writing file….
    wat shud i do>?? plz plz plz help me

  82. 5278445 kartman September 8, 2009 Reply


    My brother got my psp hacked somewhere. He got the 5.00 M33 on it. I want to know if my PSP has TA-088v3 mother board or not so that I can use CFWEnabler or Hellcat’s Recovery Flasher going forward.

    Can somebody please help…

    • 5278445 kartman September 8, 2009 Reply

      One more thing, he was informed that if the hand held console is switched off (not stand by) then he needs to come back to get the hack again…

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 8, 2009 Reply

      You can use CFWEnabler… but you can’t use hellcat’s on a PSP with TA-088v3.

      And yes, what was said about switching off your PSP is right. You shouldn’t let it turn off.

      • 5278445 kartman September 9, 2009 Reply

        Hello sylv3rblade,

        Thanks for replying…

        So, essentially I can use CFWEnabler on any PSP 2000 slim regardless of whether it has TA-088v3 motherboard or not? That kind of contradicts the statements made above in this article.

        • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 9, 2009

          Not really. CFWEnabler and 5.03 GEN-A will both work on any PSP Slim model BUT if you have a hackable PSP, you’ll be better off installing a permanent cfw (like 5.00 M33).

          Does that help?

        • 5278445 kartman September 9, 2009

          So, can I say that CFWEnabler should work on all PSP-2000 (any motherboard) using ChickHen R2.

        • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 9, 2009


        • 5278445 kartman September 10, 2009

          sweeeeet!!!! it was giving some problems with manual copy of the files. I managed to run the installer and ran it again. It is working fine now.

          Does the installer format the memory stick too? I was afraid that it would and installed ChickHen R2 and CFWEnabler on another memory stick so that my isos on the 8 gig MS will not be formatted.

          Thanks for your help. Also I noticed that for PSP 2000 it gives the firmware version after CFWEnabler as 5.03 MHU as opposed to 5.00 M33 is this fine.

        • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 10, 2009

          Congratulations! 😀

          Nope, the installer just copies chickhen files to your memory stick.

          The MHU and the M33 difference can be attributed to different CFWEnabler versions. I’m looking into it where things changed.

  83. sephirothcloud_21 jan.319. September 10, 2009 Reply

    is there a software for psp3000 where i can put pictures in my psp and when i turn off the psp i dont have to run the procedure again?

  84. major.tal Major T September 11, 2009 Reply

    I’m getting the same error.
    I’m running 5.03 ChickHEN.
    I run CFWEnabler 3.51
    The menu looks good, but when I select Flash and Start it says (after I ok the disclaimer):
    Error writing file.

    Strange – what am I doing wrong???



  85. mohanrajmagi mohan September 12, 2009 Reply


    I have a new problem with my memory card, I am using 4gb sony pro duo stick, I cant copy any files into it, it says that disk is write protected, I chekced there is no loc/unlock switch is available on t, can yo please help on this too. thanks well in advanz

  86. gali_gulasa gali September 17, 2009 Reply

    where i can download firmware 5,50 gen a completed with chken rar also.

  87. razingpancakes hurp September 21, 2009 Reply

    Question please. When I bought this PSP, it already came with all these, cfwe included, etc. I tried using the cfwe from here instead, and I noticed that it activated 5.03 MHU instead of 5.00M33 (which was what my old cfwe from the game shop would activate). May I know what the basic difference between the two is? Thanks /o/

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 21, 2009 Reply

      Difference in CFWE versions.. I’m not sure at which point cfwe changed from M33 to MHU though.. I’ll read the change logs and update you on it.

  88. razingpancakes hurp September 21, 2009 Reply

    BTW I have to say this cfwe is way better than my old one. My old one only had this black background with a little text, while this one has the whole settings interface. I’m the same one asking about the version.txt hack, and the reason I was confused was because with my old cfwe, there was no way I could enable Use Version.txt =(.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 23, 2009 Reply

      Mukhang lumang luma na ung version nung CFWE na nakaload sa yo dati >_> nasa 2.0 pa ata ung walang version.txt

  89. graceceh fffan September 22, 2009 Reply

    hi, thanks for the guide!
    but i was just wondering if there is a way to change the assignment of the buttons because i’m more used to using x as enter and o as cancel.
    Suppose I have to use the recovery menu to do this, but I can’t seem to access it… Is there a way to access the recovery mode if ur psp uses this method to play custom firmware?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade September 23, 2009 Reply

      If you can get CWcheat running, it allows you to change the mapping of keys per game.

      However, at the moment, there’s no way to change the default keys for PSPs running on chickhen since you don’t have access to the the recovery menu.

  90. dizzylol4 danielDiZZy September 23, 2009 Reply

    hello guys i seem to do everything wright but cant run the ISO when ever i try to run an iso it starts and then gives me an error just when the game is loading i can see the game previews and everything but the games wont run. this is the error i get when i run the game 80020321 please help me am using the 5.03 MHU or and the games i wanted to run was the metal gear solid and the midnight club remix . all help will be appreciated thanks a lot

  91. tylerlilly1124 Ly September 23, 2009 Reply


    i just bought a psp-3004 with CFWenabler installed. i charged the battkeries and added some songs. after, charging, i cant see the games anymore but the files are still in the memory stick. what you think might have happened?

  92. mmtmltrwt Mark September 27, 2009 Reply

    I am new to homebrew so would appreciate some guidance.
    I an effort to play downloaded ISO games i did the following:
    1) loaded ChickHEN R2 successfully
    2) loaded GEN-A successfully
    3) changed the UMD ISO mode to M33 driver.
    but after all that i still cannot run a game from an ISO file.

    Can someone please help?

    thank you

  93. sofiajoelle_lovescartoons richi October 4, 2009 Reply

    does the cfwe of gen-a work in a phat psp??

  94. saywhat4118 saywhat4118 October 6, 2009 Reply

    Hey Sylv3rblade, please please reply. i followed you procedures and and now i have my psp on 5.03 MHU BUT i still i can’t play any iso/cso. I downloaded a small old game to try out and it said, “Game could not be started.” Any suggestions? thank you in advance!

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 6, 2009 Reply

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

  95. saywhat4118 saywhat4118 October 7, 2009 Reply

    Cool thanks it worked!

  96. saywhat4118 saywhat4118 October 8, 2009 Reply

    Okay i have a question, when I play any games in infrastructure mode, it asks me for the newest update. how can I get around that?

  97. kenzenji Nuuu October 11, 2009 Reply

    My PSP 3000, i upgrade i to chickHEN, and it works: System Software: 5.03 chickHEN.

    But when i upgrade it to CFW Enabler it doesn’t work

    My psp shut down automatic and when i turn it on and see my PSP System Software ,i see this: Version 5.03

    What will i do now?

  98. dizzylol4 danielDiZZy October 12, 2009 Reply

    i think you should try the version 3.51: CFWEnabler | CFWEnabler (Recommended version) maybe that might work .. if it doesnt then you could try installing the 5.03

  99. f_monk2Lan gorpleep October 17, 2009 Reply

    boss. . . nid ba maglagay ng folder na cso/iso sa mem root? or sa x:psp/game
    nde ko kasi makita sa psp ung file. . . .lamats. . .

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 17, 2009 Reply

      umm.. yung laro? Or yung CFWE? If laro, yes, gagawa ka ng ISO folder sa root ng memstick (walang CSO folder 😀 ISO folder lang talaga)

  100. auelneider17 ^_^ October 20, 2009 Reply

    Kuya silverblade, TA 088v3 lang ba tlaga as of now ang ma hack? how about TA 090 V2? T_T

  101. auelneider17 ^_^ October 20, 2009 Reply

    Thx kuya Sylv3blade, ksi sa guides TA 088v3 lang nka lagay… ^_^

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade October 20, 2009 Reply

      nandun to sa important part:
      If you have confirmed that you have a PSP-3000 or PSP-2000 with TA-088v3 then read on.
      😀 Basahin mo lang ung guide and sundan word for word. If may prob just comment ne?

  102. auelneider17 ^_^ October 20, 2009 Reply

    Oh kala ko PSP-3000 na TA-088v3, lahat pla at PSP 2000 lang pla nka imply yun. XD Kuya, My list po ba ng Compatible ISO games? ksi my game ako na try ko play pero “the game could not be started”. XD On another note, thx sa CFW mas maganda na sound ng psp ko. XD using another player. hehe

  103. ramanjeet.bawa Raman October 22, 2009 Reply

    I hv PSP 1001 trying diff. things but no success…Am confused, is ChickHEN not for 1001…..Then what is PHAT Folder for ??? In which folder under Ms Root does h.bin required to be copied to???

    Hell Cat recovery & PSPident copied in Game but says data corrupted 🙁

    CAN ANYBODY PLZ PLZ LET ME KNOW A WAY TO CRACK MY PSP 1001…am trying it since past 1 week….HELP ME !!!! 🙁

  104. remizjerztigo ReMz October 22, 2009 Reply

    Kuya sylv3rblade ask ko lang po kung anong magyayari kung nasa 5.03 mhu kana tapos bglang naopened yung chicken folder? Tnx in advance po.

  105. angelo_markbutista mark angelo October 26, 2009 Reply

    hi guys help me nmn im using psp2004 version 6.10 pano ko b xa mggmit mkapag laro ng cso or iso file

  106. kenny679 kenny October 26, 2009 Reply


    sorry to bother you, i successfully installed chickHEN and also got CFW copied over to my memory card ok. When i select the CFW image, it reboots my psp and returns me to the menu screen.

    I have a PHAT 1000 psp.


  107. ramanjeet.bawa Raman October 27, 2009 Reply

    Hi Kenny,

    Since u hv PSP 1000 (I hv 1001), can u pls guide me on chickHEN installation…Can u let me know the site links for installing ChickHEN…since I hv tried various sources but failed to install it. Though on clicking image PSP shutsdown, then when I manually restarts its not installed 🙁

    Also, what is *.h.bin for….can u guide me on the procedure.

    Suggest plzzzzzz.

  108. orasngkatahimikan kiel November 3, 2009 Reply

    pls help.. nainstall ko ng maayos ung chicken r2 at cfwenabler.. pro ndi ako mkpgload ng iso games, anu ggwin ko? psp3000 ang gamit ko, could not be started lagi nkalagay

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 3, 2009 Reply

      Anong game yan? Napalitan mo na ba ung UMD mode sa VSH menu (access by pressing select) to M33 driver?

      • orasngkatahimikan kiel November 3, 2009 Reply

        opo napalitan ko na yung s vsh menu, m33 driver n nkalagay, eto sinubukan q ung 5.03gen A for hen, tpos nilagay ko nmn ung 5.03 gen-B update gnun p rin, kpg ngload aq ng game, ngging blangko yung screen.. khit n anong game ang ilagay ko, gnun nangyyri

  109. ramanjeet.bawa Raman November 3, 2009 Reply

    Hi can you please translate in English what you just mentioned.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 3, 2009 Reply

      keil was simply asking why his PSP (with CFWE already loaded) couldn’t play games and I gave him the usual fix for it (change the UMD mode on the VSH menu). Since it doesn’t work for him it’s ideal that he switch to 5.03 GEN-A then update the 5.03 GEN-B.

  110. orasngkatahimikan kiel November 3, 2009 Reply

    sylv3rblade gnwa ko n din yun, nainstall ko n yung 5.03 gen B s psp ko, lumabas n din s system info n 5.03 gen-B full ang nkalagay, pro kpg mgrun aq ng iso games, nagging blangko nmn ang screen.. pro kpg pinindot ko nmn yung home, bumabalik nmn s home, so ndi sya naghang dba? anu po ang next step ko?

  111. orasngkatahimikan kiel November 3, 2009 Reply

    ung naruto shipuuden, a brave story, god of war, need for speed po..

  112. orasngkatahimikan kiel November 3, 2009 Reply

    sylverblade nasolve ko n ang problem.. sobrang simple pala po sira n pala yung memory card n gamit ko, ung memory card ng frend ko ginamit ko, gumana ng maayos hehehe.. salamat po s assistance.. maraming maraming salamat po..

  113. navoa_25_robbie robbie November 5, 2009 Reply

    bket po nmamatay ung psp ko pg gngawa ko ung sa step n chickhen., d ko tuloy mainstall ung chickhen.. help pliz

  114. navoa_25_robbie robbie November 5, 2009 Reply

    i have psp 3002

  115. unkdru UnclePSP November 5, 2009 Reply

    I have a PSP-2000 w/TA-088v3 OFW 5.03. I formatted my magicgate 4gb Lexar Memory Stick ProDuo Mark 2 on which I had previously installed CFWE and had it running. I had wished to install 5.03 GEN-A to upgrade to 5.03 GEN-B. I have 5.03 ChickHEN R2 installed and running, but was not able to get 5.03 Gen-A to work. Decided to go back to what works, but now CFWE doesn’t work either. My first post on here, so sorry if a bit lengthy. Any help is appreciated.

  116. unkdru UnclePSP November 9, 2009 Reply

    I solved the issue posted above. Just needed to use previous cfwe to uninstall cfw for both 5.03 gen-a and cfwe.

  117. speedo_khan amroz November 10, 2009 Reply

    everytime this process is required ??
    is there any permanent solution for this… any help aprreciated thnx in advance

  118. jmdaccess08 jmd November 18, 2009 Reply

    Hi, i installed the GEN B first but it didn’t work so now i tried this, the CFWenabler but after loading chickhenr2 and installing CFWe 3.60, when i play the game i get “The game could not be sarted (80020321)” and also, when i view my System information, it says 5.03 GEN-B(Full) which is not what I’m installing

  119. jmdaccess08 jmd November 18, 2009 Reply

    oh, i had the same problem with UnclePSP, so he answered my question, thanks man.

    also thanks to this site and its staff you’ve been a great help

  120. rcg1221 hanz November 19, 2009 Reply

    i have a chickhen r2 running pero I accidentally deleted the cfw enabler from the game folder…what should I do..tnx

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 19, 2009 Reply

      You’ll be fine as long as you don’t turn off your PSP or let it run out of batteries.

  121. win_park101 Jufran December 1, 2009 Reply

    pare, compatible ba yan para sa PSP-1000?

    tanong lng nmn ^__^

  122. eric.labid maverick004 December 1, 2009 Reply


    I already have firmware version 5.03 MHU running in my PSP3000, I’m having problem running tekken 6, it says the game cannot be started error ******* (can’t remember the number though), do I need to change to firmware 5.03 GEN B in order for that game to work? Many thanks!

  123. benjo GiZmO December 2, 2009 Reply

    Good day po sa lahat!
    ang psp ko e psp3006 with system software of 5.03 GEN-A (Full). ang tanong ko lang e bakit madalas nagha hung up sya then hindi na ma read yung games sa memory card. need ko pa lagi na mag boot using yung chickhen.
    ito po ba yung sinasabi nila na ‘ustable’ yung software nya? pwede ko bang maging stable to? pano po ba?
    sana matulungan nyo ako sa problema ko.
    maraming salamat po. asahan ko ang reply nyo.

  124. atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 3, 2009 Reply

    Update to 5.03 GEN-B. Mas stable sya.

  125. benjo GiZmO December 3, 2009 Reply

    thanks for the abrupt reply sylv3rblade.
    kung gusto kong malaro yung mga latest games, like GT, pwede na rin ba yung 5.03 GEN-B?

  126. bbhilario SKINLAB December 4, 2009 Reply

    noob lang po ako, ask ko lang kung pano po ba magswitch sa 5.03 MHU to 5.03 GEN-A? thankS!

  127. ericpfeiffer new psp December 16, 2009 Reply

    does cfw 5.50gen d work with this cfwenabler?

  128. benjo GiZmO December 16, 2009 Reply

    Ask ko lang ulit, na upgrade ko na sa 5.03 GEN-B ang PSP 3006 ko na dating 5.03 GEN-A full, pero hindi pa rin sya stable. Pwede ko bang i-upgrade to sa 5.50 GEN-D at 5.50 GEN-D2?

  129. calez22 DSA December 16, 2009 Reply

    hey can 5.03 cfwe turn back to 5.00 M33-6 .?
    hahmm if it does 5.00 m33-6 can read psx games on psp? and if i turn it off ..5.00 m33-6 will just stay as my new psp system version or it will go back to 5.03 OFW? need help

  130. benjo GiZmO December 17, 2009 Reply

    is there any other firmware that i can use to upgrade and to make my PSP 3006 stable? madalas kasi akong mag reboot kasi nagha hung up lagi. minsan marami pang try bago mag reboot.
    Thanks ulit.

  131. angelie_rovie rovie December 21, 2009 Reply

    sir gagana po b un tekken 6 sa 5.03 MHU? and anu pa po mga ibang games n pde sa 5.03 MHU? thank you

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 21, 2009 Reply

      Hanap ka ng patched for 5.00 M33 version (otherwise you need to patch the eboot with the eboot decrpyter)

  132. farisdnl Faris December 21, 2009 Reply

    I wanna ask, which is better?

    5.03 MHU of 5.30 Gen C ??

    I’m new to this thing

  133. benjo GiZmO December 22, 2009 Reply

    pwede ba sa PSP 3006 ko yung 5.03 GEN-C?

  134. benjo GiZmO December 22, 2009 Reply

    yun bang 5.03 GEN-C with ChickHEN R2?

  135. benjo GiZmO December 22, 2009 Reply

    i’ll try and let you what will happen.

  136. farisdnl Faris Danial December 23, 2009 Reply

    Which one is better?

    Gen or Enabler?

  137. danijel.themaster DaCKilla December 24, 2009 Reply

    i even try emulators and nothing, cant even run emulator… is it because my memory stick? i have sandisk 4gb Pro duo… and i try everything on my friends psp, same results like mine.. ow yeah and in system information it says 5.03 ChickHEN without R2… do you know anything about my damn problem?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 24, 2009 Reply

      If you’re reading just ChickHen and not ChickHen R2 then there’s your problem. Homebrew apps will run ONLY on chickHen r2.

      • danijel.themaster DaCKilla December 24, 2009 Reply

        yes i know but the problem is that i HAVE chickHEN R2, i put al the files on my psp, format my memory card, restore al settings on default turn off the UMD thing and chickHEN is working but in system information it says 5.03 ChickHEN without R2… and like i said i downloaded R2… any solution about this? or i just need to wait R3 and hope it will work?

  138. benjo.clemente GiZmO December 26, 2009 Reply


    nag work naman sa PSP 3006 ko yung chickHENR2 with 5.03 GEN-C firmware.
    i have 1 question, please kindly explain if this new Custom firmware 4.01 M33 2 can be good to update on my psp?

  139. benjo GiZmO December 28, 2009 Reply

    please help!
    since my psp 3006 was not been stable from 5.03 gen-a firmware and even upgrading it to 5.03 gen-c firmware, what i did was, i upgrade it on network update and it is now on ‘system software version 6.02’.
    now the problem is, it can’t read the games on my memory stick. does this software won’t read the iso or cso files?
    please advice what should i do next to get back on my gaming?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 28, 2009 Reply

      You’ve upgraded to the official firmware 6.02. As of now there is no way for you to downgrade a PSP-3000 once you’ve installed a firmware version greater than 5.03. The only games that your PSP will play now will be from UMDs and those bought from the PSN Store.

  140. sav.more Savignya December 31, 2009 Reply

    Hi sylv3rblade

    i have 5.03 MHU installed on my PSP brite.
    i understand i have to uninstall it if i want to install GEN C.

    1. How do i go about this uninstallation?
    2. after uninstall Do i need to delete any folders related to 5.03 MHU before i install 5.03 GEN C
    I am completly new to this. Pls help.

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade December 31, 2009 Reply

      Just access the MHU menu (press select) and you’ll find the uninstall option. Select it and follow the instructions on your PSP.

  141. fragments.beta fragb85 December 31, 2009 Reply

    I’ve been trying to uninstall the MHU and I keep installing Gen-C but the System Info still keeps showing 5.03 MHU. Am I doing something wrong?

  142. clintonjames_aji20 aji20 January 8, 2010 Reply

    sir ok lang ba kung mhu to gen-c???kasi di ko na uninstall ung mhu e/ok lang ba un????salamat

  143. amelansar amel January 10, 2010 Reply

    gnawa ko ang process na yan pagkatapos binuksan ko ang cfw enabler sa psp ko pero ang lumalabas ay the game cannot be started. the data has corrupted…
    panu na yan pare…. help me..

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade January 10, 2010 Reply

      Check mo muna kung hackable nga ang PSP mo, baka kasi inde pede idowngrade sayang lang effort natin.

  144. ja_ne_t jane January 15, 2010 Reply

    question… … i have a psp 3000 that i modified already to chickhen & 5.03 Gen and works perfectly… now.. i dont know what happened.. my son usually re-boots it to chickhen everytime na mag hang.. then now it wont start at all. it has the green light on but screen still black.. im thinking na bricked ata… any solution to this??? pls pls help =)

    • ja_ne_t jane January 17, 2010 Reply

      anybody wants to reply on the above post ??? please =)

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade January 17, 2010 Reply

      I’m thinking it’s bricked as well. Without knowing what really happened and judging from the symptoms it points to your PSP as being bricked. 🙁

  145. ja_ne_t jane January 17, 2010 Reply

    thanks for the reply…
    hmmm… meaning.. need to fix/buy new motherboard?? or just buy new one instead ? =(

  146. rq_chu2x Red January 20, 2010 Reply

    Dude, may problem me sa psp, may CFEnabler ako tapos CHickehen, bigalng nawala lahat ung downlaodable games pero ang saved games ay okay lang, tapos tinuruan ako ng sales lady na go to photos>Memory>ChickHEN mode tapos croll down, then mag green sya supposed to be, kaso walang nangyayari eh, mag hang lang ung psp ko, PSP ko nga pala ay 2010 or 2000 di ko alam, please help po, wala akong alam sa mga ganito

  147. stephfaithcasison steph January 21, 2010 Reply

    ulit ulitin mo lng until mag-GREEN screen.. then open mo ung cfw enabler from the games menu..

  148. rq_chu2x Red January 22, 2010 Reply

    okay na po ung psp ko, reset to default/factory settings lang pala, tnx sa help!!!!!

  149. rq_chu2x Red January 22, 2010 Reply

    Question po, nag psp 1000 ba aw pwedeng ma lagyan ng Tekken 6?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade January 23, 2010 Reply

      Paki linaw po ung question ._.
      Di ko maintindihan.

  150. rq_chu2x Red January 27, 2010 Reply

    d kasi me marunong mag tagalog

    can the PSP 1000 run the Tekken 6 game? or you still need to update it…

  151. bhhatman JR February 17, 2010 Reply

    Sir official firmware ko date 4.21 pina update ko sa 5.03 tapos ang cfw 5.03 gen-c ( MHU )

    ang tanong ko ay ganito

    1. meron pa bang tataas na cfw ang pwede kong ilagay na hindi mag bibrick yong PSP ko? anong cfw ito?

    2. pwede ba akong maglagay ng cfw 5.00 m33-6 based sa specs ng PSP ko ?

    salamat p[o asahan ko mga sagot nyo

  152. bhhatman JR February 18, 2010 Reply

    TA-90v2 po

  153. benjo.clemente GiZmO February 18, 2010 Reply

    Good day po!
    meron na po bang pang downgrade ng 6.20 firmware?
    ang unit ko po e PSP 3006.
    salamat po.

  154. bhhatman JR February 18, 2010 Reply

    Sir ulitin ko yong tanong ko official firmware ko dati 4.21 TA-90v2 pina update ko sa ofw 5.03
    ang tanong ko ay ganito

    1. meron pa bang tataas na sa cfw 5.03 Gen-C b na pwede kong ilagay na hindi mag bibrick yong PSP ko? anong cfw ito?

    2. pwede ba akong maglagay ng cfw 5.00 m33-6 based sa specs ng PSP ko ?

    salamat po asahan ko mga sagot nyo

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade February 18, 2010 Reply

      1.) *sigh* eto ung pic na makikita mo if sinundan mo ung link sa unang reply ko.

      So no… hanggang 5.03 GEN-C ka lang.
      2.) No. For fully hackable PSPs and 5.00 M33-6. Hanggang 5.03 GEN-C lang talaga.

  155. alford_marcus MARCUS ALFORD February 23, 2010 Reply

    So… are there any detaailed instructions for installing CFWE3.7? I would like to know them in detail before i go ahead and install it without any kind of support. Can someone help? I have done the chickhenR2 install already.


    • alford_marcus MARCUS ALFORD February 23, 2010 Reply

      For example: it says to choose “install”, bu there is no “install” only “Flash and Start”. Not real sure what flash does. Some more info would be helpful

      I guess i don’t need the CFWE3.51 before installing CFWE3.7

      I have no CFWE installed yet.

      Thanks again,

  156. alford_marcus MARCUS ALFORD February 25, 2010 Reply

    Cheers for that! I’ll give it a go!

    Still would like to know what flash does. I guess a guide for the “Flash and Start” would still be helpful.

  157. ralfjared ralf March 5, 2010 Reply

    hi, my psp model is psp3004 firmware 5.70 pwede po bang ma hack ito?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade March 6, 2010 Reply

      Nope. Basta lumampas ng 5.03 wala pang pedeng gawin dyan.

  158. min95_470 PsP March 11, 2010 Reply

    can i modify my psp without Pandora battery when it is version 3.80…. and can i play downloaded games just by using chicken r2….pls ans tis as soon as possible cuz ive bought my psp for a long time and it is not modify

  159. min95_470 PsP April 2, 2010 Reply

    can i delete the whole chicken hack program if i dun wan 2 use it and instead full mod

  160. bramantanatirtha psp not so called fan April 21, 2010 Reply

    hey i have a LITTLE( or BIG) problem here. i install the cfw enabler and got a 5.03 mhu. after i know theres a new 5.03 GEN-C cfw, i tried to update to GEN-C. after updating the firmware still 5.03 GEN-C! can you help me?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade April 21, 2010 Reply

      CFWE is 5.03 MHU. If you want to remove it, simply chose the uninstall option on the VSH menu (press select on your XMB), run chickhen again and then run the 5.03 GEN-C installer.

      • bramantanatirtha askhim April 21, 2010 Reply

        my psp is 3006, and i cannot find uninstall option on the vsh menu. my CFWE version is 3.7, that i forgot to tell you…

      • bramantanatirtha askhim April 21, 2010 Reply

        o yeah i change my name from ‘Psp not so called fan’ to this name. sorry if you cnfused

  161. onofre16 weak April 28, 2010 Reply

    i want some help can i remove the chickhen on my psp 2000 5.03m33-6??

  162. sam_grandy SGTSoap May 6, 2010 Reply

    I’ve managed to install chickhen R2 on my psp phat, and i know this because it says 5.03 ChickHEN R2 on the system info, but when i try to install CFWEnabler 3.51, it just goes back to the menu. I can’t tell if i installed Chickhen on my psp correctly, because I don’t know if the background is supposed to be altered in any way

  163. darsol_18 joren May 20, 2010 Reply

    Help naman ayaw magrun ung chickhen R2 sa psp ko japan kc un TA-085v1 motherboard niya try ko sana makuha ung CFW or m33 gamit ung HEn + hellcats recover flaher.. d ko alam kung nid ng orig. memorystick para mabilis makuha ung chickhen R2 na un my nabasa ako sa forum mahirap daw mapagana ung hen sa japan na psp reply po sa mga nakakalam jan

  164. solitudesoul_suicide15 teddy June 14, 2010 Reply

    pwede po mag-tanung?
    kasi 5.00 m33-6 kasi gamit ko….
    tapos sinubukan ko mag-upgrade
    ngeon 5.03 tapos binalik ko ulit
    sa 5.00m33-6 … tapos nung 5.00m33-6
    yung gamit ko napindot ng kaibigan ko yung
    installer-loader para sa 5.03 gen-a (full) ngeon ayaw na bumukas nung psp koh…
    kapag nag hold R nman may nakalagay
    reboot in to official firmware…
    bumalik sa version 5.00, gusto ko maging 5.00 m33 di ko alam kung panu? naglgay naman ako 5.00 m33 update ayaw gumana error … iniisip ko kailangan ng chicken para mag run yung 5.00 m33 update …di gumana yung chicken r2 eh
    please help salamat poh

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade June 14, 2010 Reply

      Need mo ipareflash via Pandora Battery ang PSP mo.

  165. brillsky_usher0822 john paul July 8, 2010 Reply

    sir magandang araw po sa inyo hingi lng po ako ng tulong mayrun po akong psp na version 5.50 lng wlng GEN tapos hindi na po sya hackable kc press ko r1 wla na pong lumalabas then ng downloadd po ako ng games hindi ko na rin malaro ano b pwede ko png gwin parang awa nyo na pls …reply either here or sa email ko po [email protected]

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade July 8, 2010 Reply

      anong model ng PSP? Pano mo nalamang non-hackable?

  166. tsinita_look01 tsinita September 19, 2010 Reply

    paano ba maidownload ang chickhen r2?hndi ko makuha ehh paikot ikot lang;-)

  167. swigman_almighty swigman November 3, 2010 Reply

    Uhmmm tanong lang po bakit wala pong Background music ang ibang games ng psp ko? Naka GEN-C full po ako. Salamat sana makareply po kayo.

  168. jimmyshan jiy November 6, 2010 Reply

    hi i have gen c 5.03 can i upgrade to 5.50 d3 ??????????? please help me

  169. geron_manaiz gj November 8, 2010 Reply

    elow po pede ask? pano po ba ma downgrade yung ver.5.50 na walang gen? yung walang pandora?
    kc ayaw mag play ng .ISO at .CSO games ehh
    please help po!!!!!

  170. aizen06 JM November 20, 2010 Reply

    pano mag install ng ISO sa PSPgo CFW 5.70?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade November 20, 2010 Reply

      Still no way to do that dude. There’s a possible hack in coming but it hasn’t been released yet.

  171. nusoy_19 SydNeY November 25, 2010 Reply

    Good Day, Pa help naman po may iba pa bang procedures para gumana yung chickhen, ginagawa ko na yung hold press down pag nasa may photos na. dati na pagana ko pero ngayon mga 1 week ko na ginagawa ayaw nya nah, anu kaya prob??? huhu

  172. aizen06 JM November 26, 2010 Reply

    na upgrade ko na siya ng 6.20 pano ko lalagyan ng games?

  173. vek_boy newToPsp December 16, 2010 Reply

    will it work for psp 3000 ofw 5.50??

  174. knightofd00m bling January 23, 2011 Reply

    sir, 5.03mhu psp 3000 ko, gusto kung mg gen c? anu gagawin q?

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade January 23, 2011 Reply

      Follow this guide 🙂

      • knightofd00m bling January 23, 2011 Reply

        thnks sa reply sir.. will i uninstall mhu?

        • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade January 23, 2011

          Yep, if I remember correctly, MHU has the option to uninstall the cfw on the VSH menu

      • knightofd00m bling January 23, 2011 Reply

        sir, there’s no uninstall option in the vsh menu.. it only has cpu clock xmb & game , usb device, umd iso mode, iso video mount, shutdown and reset device and exit options.. what should i do?

        • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade January 23, 2011

          oh, I guess that was for the newer versions of MHU. Just proceed with the installation. Don’t worry, it’s safe.

  175. volterlim pogiko February 14, 2011 Reply

    sir..panu ko iinstall chickhen mod2 sa psp wala akong usb..pwede ba 2 install sa memory stick?..tsaka nabura pala ng anak ko ung CFW enabler dko na mkita ung mga games nwala lahat.. help naman po! thanks!

    • atmaxplorer sylv3rblade February 14, 2011 Reply

      Basta maikabit mo sa PC yung memory stick (either via USB to PSP or a card reader). Anong dati mong firmware?

  176. jinjosh28 ms.megz March 17, 2011 Reply

    hi, ask ko lang po if pwede ng lagyan ng games ang psp 3004 ver. 5.70? any info how? thanks po!

  177. nusoy_19 slappy March 20, 2011 Reply

    good day master, ask ko lang yung yung psp ko japan yung partial hack lang pwede ko ba gamitin yung fast recovery instead sa chicken? pasenya na istorbo APIR!!

  178. skavz9 kyle March 16, 2012 Reply

    sir triny ko to ok naman po yun nga lang sa mga sumusunod kong try d ko na magamit pag flinash ko ok pag start na ayun na ang problema nagfrefreeze at off ang console ko. parang pagkareboot ayaw na . sir tulong po ty.

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