Last modified on 24 June 2014, at 18:18

PSP/Motherboards

The PSP has a smörgåsbord of different motherboards, each with different abilities and restrictions. They all support the same custom firmware and homebrew nowadays, but to a different extent, so it is important to identify which motherboard you use with the below tools and our motherboard table.

TableEdit

The motherboard table can be said to be the periodic table of the PSP; it is the fundamental to understanding which PSPs support which CFW installation method. Since the motherboard table has never been built in it's entirety, we took the effort to build one ourselves on this wiki. Credits to antonizoon, MrShyCity, and DWG21R.

Motherboard PSP Model Generation cIPL 6.20 Perma Patch Temporary CFW (LCFW) Create Pandora Pandora Unbrick Lowest Possible OFW
TA-079v1 Fat 1000 01g 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 ME-1.8 (Use cIPL Instead) (Use cIPL Instead) YES YES 1.00
TA-079v2 Fat 1000 01g 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 ME-1.8 (Use cIPL Instead) (Use cIPL Instead) YES YES 1.00
TA-079v3 Fat 1000 01g 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 ME-1.8 (Use cIPL Instead) (Use cIPL Instead) YES YES 1.00
TA-081 Fat 1000 01g 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 ME-1.8 (Use cIPL Instead) (Use cIPL Instead) YES YES 1.00
TA-082 Fat 1000 01g 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 ME-1.8 (Use cIPL Instead) (Use cIPL Instead) YES YES 1.00
TA-086 Fat 1000 01g 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 ME-1.8 (Use cIPL Instead) (Use cIPL Instead) YES YES 1.00
TA-085v1 Slim 2000 02g 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 ME-1.8 (Use cIPL Instead) (Use cIPL Instead) YES YES 3.60
TA-085v2 Slim 2000 02g 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 ME-1.8 (Use cIPL Instead) (Use cIPL Instead) NO YES 3.60
TA-088v1 Slim 2000 02g 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 ME-1.8 (Use cIPL Instead) (Use cIPL Instead) NO YES 3.60
TA-088v2 Slim 2000 02g 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 ME-1.8 (Use cIPL Instead) (Use cIPL Instead) NO YES 3.60
TA-088v3 Slim 2000 02g NO 6.20 PRO-C 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 LME-1.8 NO NO 3.9x/4.0x
TA-090v1 Slim 2000 02g 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 ME-1.8 (Use cIPL Instead) (Use cIPL Instead) NO YES 3.60
TA-090v2 Brite 3000 03g NO 6.20 PRO-C 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 LME-1.8 NO NO 4.20
TA-090v3 Brite 3000 03g NO 6.20 PRO-C 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 LME-1.8 NO NO 4.20
TA-091 Go N1000 05g NO 6.20 PRO-C 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 LME-1.8 NO NO 5.70 (05g)
TA-092 Brite 3000 03g NO 6.20 PRO-C 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 LME-1.8 NO NO 4.20
TA-093 Brite 3000 04g NO 6.20 PRO-C 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 LME-1.8 NO NO 5.70 (04g)
TA-094 Go N1000 05g NO 6.20 PRO-C 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 LME-1.8 NO NO 5.70 (05g)
TA-095v1 (07g) Brite 3000 07g NO NO 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 LME-1.8 NO NO 6.30
TA-095v2 (07g) Brite 3000 07g NO NO 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 LME-1.8 NO NO 6.30
TA-095v1 (09g) Brite 3000 09g NO 6.20 PRO-C (Chronoswitch) 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 LME-1.8 NO NO 5.70 (04g)
TA-095v2 (09g) Brite 3000 09g NO 6.20 PRO-C (Chronoswitch) 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 LME-1.8 NO NO 5.70 (04g)
TA-096 Street E1000 11g NO NO 6.60 PRO-C or 6.60 LME-1.8 NO NO 6.50

Table NotesEdit

  • TA-095v1 (09g) and TA-095v2 (09g) have been shown to be functionally compatible with (04g) motherboards, allowing a downgrade to 6.20 using Chronoswitch. After using this downgrader, to upgrade above 6.20 you must use a special upgrade app .
  • Some PSP Identification programs have recognized a non-existent "TA-090v3" motherboard. This is a typo, it is actually a "TA-090v2" motherboard. But to reduce confusion, we have added it to the chart with the same attributes as a "TA-090v2".

Image TablesEdit

These are the outdated originals. Only kept for archival purposes, don't use them.

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Identifying your PSP MotherboardEdit

LCFWEdit

In order to use PSP identification software, we will need custom firmware (CFW) installed. This is no longer a Chicken-and-Egg problem as life was in the Dark Days, since Temporary Custom Firmware (LCFW) works on any PSP without risk of bricking.

  • Method 1: Connect to Wi-Fi. From the XMB (main psp menu), run System -> Network Update to install OFW 6.60.
  1. Method 2: Download OFW 6.60 from Sony's site, and extract the file. (There are two different versions for PSP and PSP Go!)
  2. Copy EBOOT.PBP to PSP/GAME/UPDATE/
  3. From the XMB (main psp menu) run the update from Game –> Memory Stick.
  4. You have successfully installed OFW 6.60.
  5. Download 6.60 PRO-C.
  6. Extract the file.
  7. Copy the contents of the extracted folder into the root of the Memory Stick (ex. PSP -> ms0:\PSP, seplugins -> ms0:\seplugins)
  8. From the XMB (main psp menu), run PROUPDATE from Game - Memory stick.
  9. Press X to install CFW.
  10. Delete cIPL Flasher from Game - Memory stick.
  11. Please note that this is a temporary CFW. You will be back to OFW 6.60 if your PSP runs out of power (not sleep mode). But don't worry, just run FastRecovery from Game - Memory stick and CFW will be back in a matter of seconds!
  12. You have successfully installed 6.60 PRO-C!
    • In theory, you are finished, since custom firmware is already installed to your PSP.
    • Continue only if you want to install CFW permanently (which does not bring much benefit anyway) and your PSP motherboard supports cIPL or 6.20 Permapatching (use PSPIdent and check the table).

PSPIdentEdit

  1. Make sure Temporary Custom Firmware or equivalent is installed.
  2. Download PSPIdent v0.75 and extract the archive.
  3. Copy the PSPIDENT folder under the /PSP/GAME/ folder in the PSP's memory stick.
  4. Run PSPIdent from the XMB (main PSP menu), under Games -> Memory Stick.
  5. PSPIdent will display your motherboard model. Check the motherboard table on this page to see which method is right for you.
  6. Press Circle to create a screenshot for later use, and keep that picture in a safe place on your computer for reference.
  7. Press Home to exit PSPIdent.