View Full Version : Switching to 1.5

August 29th, 2006, 21:35
I will be trading my friend his 1.5 psp, for my 2.6 TA-082 psp.
I need help.
I've been with the homebrew scene since i bought the psp, about a month and a half ago, but only the 2.6 stuff.
I currently own 4 games, GTA: LCS, Lemmings, Lumines, and X-men legends 2.
My problem is, i dont know where to begin to be able to run these games on my 1.5 that im getting.
I have a vague idea of how the 1.5 homebrew works, but thats about it.
I know of devhook and harley g, but i have no clue how to install or even use them.
Could someone help me in this problem.

August 29th, 2006, 22:43
Put all homebrew games in the (Memory Stick root)/PSP/Game/ Folder...

August 30th, 2006, 04:09
you will need 2 folders to run homebrew on a 1.5, unless you use harleyg's custom firmware :)

August 30th, 2006, 04:20
Also, how could you get someone to trade you a 1.5? Doesn't he know what he is giving away?!? I wish I knew some stupid people, like that! ;)

August 30th, 2006, 04:22
lol, i would also like to know that :)

August 30th, 2006, 06:20
Hey Roaddogg..! You're that guy in the army, right ? That figures how you can get that trade :D

I think you'll gonna need devhook to be able to play your UMDs.

For Homebrew (especially emu) it's all like drag and drop to your PSP/GAME folder.. Make sure you got the both folders (normal and %)

August 30th, 2006, 17:01
Well, im actually in the navy.
The guy that traded doesnt use his psp that much, so he wasnt planning on using homebrew.
I ran into a problem though, its actually upgraded to 2.00 but i've been reading that its simple to downgrade to 1.5

August 30th, 2006, 17:26
If it's just plain 2.0 then it should be simple (or at least it only took me 15 or so minutes). Just find the guide (this site has one), check the required condition and download all the files necessary, and good luck..

August 30th, 2006, 17:46
another set of questions if you guys dont mind.
What is the risk of downgrading from 2.00?

Also, how about from v2.6 non TA-082, a friend that works with me is going to buy one for $100 and he wants my advice whether its risky or not. This one was factory 1.5

Also, which is a better FW emu. Harleyg or DevHook? In terms of compatability/speed/etc..

Thanks again guys

*woops* almost forgot
When you use custom firmware, devhook or harleyg, can you still access homebrew from the xmb like it was a 1.5 or do you have to use the eloader?

August 30th, 2006, 17:58
For 2.0 There's always a risk.. Many guides can only dare to guarantee a 99% success. Thought it's perhaps an escape plan for unlucky downgrader.. That extra 1% can really messed you up :D

No experience on 2.6 downgrading and harleyg.. But i think Devhook is the most popular..

August 30th, 2006, 20:41

I got home off of work and started the downgrade right away. Then bad news, I got it to v1.0 but the eboot for 1.5 was bad. So i had to skim around for one, hoping not to get a virus
Now im sporting 1.5!!

Gonna try it out now

Thanks for all the help guys

August 30th, 2006, 23:39
DevHook and harlyg are ENTRIRLY different things. DevHook is used to boot up 2.71 off the memory stick so that can run both 1.5 and 2.71. Harlyg is a custom firmware which can be installed on your psp. It dosen't allow you to run a higher firmware without DevHook. DevHook is your only choice to run new games.

August 31st, 2006, 00:56
is there a guide here to install and configure devhook.
I know devhook is a risky app, due to I$O and all, but i just wanna be able to emulate the 2.71 and run GTA LCS

August 31st, 2006, 01:07

August 31st, 2006, 01:22
is there a guide here to install and configure devhook.
I know devhook is a risky app, due to I$O and all, but i just wanna be able to emulate the 2.71 and run GTA LCS
I sent you a PM read it. ;)

August 31st, 2006, 05:42
congrats for 1.5 psp! get devhook .46 and get a custom firmware harleygs i prefer so if you brick you r psp it kinda can fix the problem