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March 3rd, 2008, 01:49
Hi, new here, but I need some help with my PSP. I just upgraded from 3.40 OE-A to 3.52 M33-4. I want to upgraded to 3.71 M33-4, but when I run the updater I just get the message that I need to have 3.52 M33-4 or later and the PSP resets. I wanted to get into the recovery menu to make sure it was set to the 3.40 kernel, but I can't seem to get the recovery menu open. It always worked in the past with 3.40 OE-A and everything else is working fine. But I hold the right trigger and turn it on and it just goes to the regular XMB. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

March 3rd, 2008, 03:50

March 3rd, 2008, 05:48
Put the updater in the game352 folder.

March 3rd, 2008, 05:56
Alright, I'll give that a try and see if it works. Thanks.

March 3rd, 2008, 06:03
Just tried it and the PSP only recognizes it as Corrupted Data. Anything else I can try?

March 3rd, 2008, 15:35
Are you sure it's the right file?
Download the 3.52 M33 update from www.dark-alex.org (Not M33-4) then get the 3.52 official update, and do what is required.

Try it that way, then if that works, update to M33-4 while on 3.52

March 3rd, 2008, 17:29
But I already have 3.52 M33-4. I'm having a problem getting 3.71 M33 installed.

March 3rd, 2008, 17:35
Are you sure you have 3.52 m33? System setting, system info.

March 3rd, 2008, 17:45
Positive. When I go to the system settings it says it is version 3.52 M33-4.

March 3rd, 2008, 17:48
You're using the 3.71 m33 updater not the 3.71 m33-4 updater right?

March 3rd, 2008, 17:56
To the best of my knowledge, yes. I was using this guide: http://www.pspmod.com/forums/psp-firmware-guides/22483-how-3-71-m33-installation.html

I just tried it again to be sure and I get the same "This program requires 3.52 M33-3 or higher"

I am really confused.

March 3rd, 2008, 19:22

I tried removing the battery, holding down R while I put the battery in and turned it back on and the recovery menu came up! So I switched the kernel to 3.52 and am now in the process of updating to 3.71 M33! Thanks so much for all the help!

March 3rd, 2008, 19:31
So you just werent completely powering down the psp?

March 3rd, 2008, 21:41
I'm really not sure to be honest. It always worked before with 3.40 OE-A when I turned it off, waited a few seconds, then held in R while I turned it on. Now I have to take out the battery and hold R while I put the battery in and turn it on. But it works that way and I've done it a couple times now.