The list of games you can play in your Sony PSP is growing. That is why you can hardly put it down. You can try arcade, adventure, sports—you name it! But there’s a slight problem. Sony doesn’t allow you to play these games for free. Well, you can, but they’re actually demos, so they’ll expire anytime soon. Moreover, their features are very limited, which means they’re no fun at all.
But there’s a silver lining: today there are some ways on how you can download these games for free. We’re not talking about demos or even pseudo-PSP games. These are games developed by hard-core PSP gamers. Simply put, they’re programmers. Although the games they design are not officially recognized by Sony, they have been created solely for PSP. If you’re lucky, you can also find websites that allow you to download PSP games in full version free of charge.
Before We Go On
In the next few paragraphs, you’ll learn some of the tricks and techniques on how to accomplish your goal: get PSP games for free. But before we proceed to them, there are a couple of warnings you should heed.
First, there’s a very good reason why PSP doesn’t allow you to download just about anything. They’re thinking about your security. If something happens to your gaming console because of downgrading, unlocking, or uncracking, Sony doesn’t provide you with any kind of technical support. In fact, the act itself already voids your warranty.
Second, unlocking or cracking your PSP may invite some problems especially when it comes to firmware updates. To make sure you can still properly use your PSP, you also need to upgrade your hack codes. Otherwise, your console will just stall or stop working.
How to Downgrade
The first step you have to do is to downgrade your firmware to a version your hacks can run into. Interestingly, sometimes you have to upgrade your firmware before you can begin the downgrading process. For example, if your PSP is running version 2.1, you need to go up to 2.71 before you can downgrade it to 1.5. (Version 2.71 is also the most common limit. If you have anything higher than that, finding a downgrade is close to nil.)
Step 1: Turn on your PSP.
Step 2: Bring yourself to the Home Menu.
Step 3: Look for Settings.
Step 4: Go to System Settings.
Step 5: Proceed to System Information.
Step 6: Check System software.
Your system software tells you the firmware version installed in your PSP.
This is the process of downgrading 2.0 to 1.5 using .tiff overflow:
Step 1: Search for EBOOT Updater 1.5.
Make sure you’re getting the correct version. Extract the file.
Step 2: Download MPHDowngrader 1.0.
Extract the content.
Step 3: Using your memory stick, access your PSP games in your PC.
This means you have to attach your gaming console to your PC. You can simply use a USB cable.
Step 4: Create a folder called UPDATE.
Step 5: Copy and paste EBOOT.PBP into your newly created directory.
Step 6: Create another folder called PHOTO.
Step 7: Copy and paste .tiff image into PHOTO folder.
Step 8: Search for the root of your memory stick and copy and paste both folders.
Step 9: Disconnect your PSP from the PC.
Step 10: Reset your PSP.
Open your newly created folders and scroll until you can find the .tiff image. Wait for the screen of your PSP to turn black and you’ll see some white texts. Turn the power of your PSP off, then start it up again. Check the system firmware. If it’s already 1.0, you’re good to go.
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