PSP Firmware Update: 5.50

7thsinger

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According to the latest official PlayStation Blog , the PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld will be updated to firmware version 5.50 soon.

The most notable update will be the addition of an Information Board to the XMB interface. As owners of the PS3 might know, the IB displays current news, weather and other updates for Sony products in a scrolling ticker.

Additionally, says the blog, the update will add:

* Memory Stick improvements – You’ll be able to create and access sub-folders on your Memory Stick PRO Duo for music, videos and photos. Separately, the available space required to download a file from PlayStation Store to your Memory Stick has been reduced significantly.

* Internet search for games directly from the XMB – You’ll be able to easily search the Internet for information about your PSP games. Select the icon for the game, hit the Triangle button, and then select [Internet Search] from the options menu to get search results based on the game title. This feature was added to PS3 with the recent 2.70 update.

* Trend Micro trial – PSP’s Internet browser is a great tool for checking out your favorite Web sites on the go, and we’re teaming up with the Internet security experts at Trend Micro to make the Web browsing experience safer and more secure. With the 5.50 update, you’ll have the option to access a free trial of two Trend Micro services:
Trend Micro Web Security uses Web reputation technology to block PSP owners from accidentally visiting a Web site that may contain malicious content designed to steal personal information and confidential data.
Trend Micro Kids’ Safety uses URL filtering technology to prevent children from accessing Web sites that feature inappropriate content.

It's not available yet, but will be coming soon.
 

spike24

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psp update

can anyone help me my psp is running on 4.01 m33-2 and i want to update it to 5.00 m33-6 i think thats what it is but can not find the update anywhere,i want to update so i can put themes on my psp thanks
 

dan-ger-ous

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can anyone help me my psp is running on 4.01 m33-2 and i want to update it to 5.00 m33-6 i think thats what it is but can not find the update anywhere,i want to update so i can put themes on my psp thanks
Download the following:

Code:
http://dl.qj.net/dl.php?fid=25689
Instructions: Copy UPDATE folder /PSP/GAME/ and run.
 

spike24

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thanks i think the update i want is 5.00 m33-6 i think this is the newest one out is that right,the download you have given me what number update is that for sorry to be a pain oh and how do i download do i copy it to my address bar
 
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dan-ger-ous

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thanks i think the update i want is 5.00 m33-6 i think this is the newest one out is that right,the download you have given me what number update is that for sorry to be a pain oh and how do i download do i copy it to my address bar
I believe so, it must be the latest one out, even if its not, it wont be too far off. Dont worry, your not being a pain, we're all here to help one another. Just visit the page i've given you, and download the file. Upon extracting, you will come across a folder called "UPDATE". Just copy that onto your PSP's memory card, make sure it goes into the correct directory (see my previous post). Then just run the update on your PSP, under the game category. I didn't provide enough detail at the beginning because i assumed that you may be familiar with the process as your already on custom firmware. Hope that helps.
 

spike24

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thanks just looking into that,would i be able to update via the network,my m33 network update is enabled in recovery mode abd if i do this do i have to do anything after that.when i look around for the firmware i see something called chick-hen what is this for i dont think i spelt it right sorry.
 

dan-ger-ous

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thanks just looking into that,would i be able to update via the network,my m33 network update is enabled in recovery mode abd if i do this do i have to do anything after that.when i look around for the firmware i see something called chick-hen what is this for i dont think i spelt it right sorry.
I've never heard of "chick-hen" before. Also i've never executed a network updated, i've always downloaded the official eboot and the customised m33 eboot so they can work together without the use of the internet. In that case what you could do is, put the M33 eboot into the update folder, and then run the file, it will ask you that it needs to use WIFI in order to download the main Sony eboot. Before you even attempt the internet update, just make sure your WIFI connection settings on the PSP are correct.
 

spike24

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hi cheers for advice i did a network update and hey presto my psp is now updated to 5.00m33-6.my next question i want to put themes on my psp but do not have cxmb on my psp i have a sepluggin folder can antone tell me what i have to do in easy terms thanks
 

dan-ger-ous

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hi cheers for advice i did a network update and hey presto my psp is now updated to 5.00m33-6.my next question i want to put themes on my psp but do not have cxmb on my psp i have a sepluggin folder can antone tell me what i have to do in easy terms thanks
You seem to have a good grasp of what is required to apply custom themes to your PSP. I suggest you try this:

1. Copy the CXMB folder to your memory stick. Use the lite version.
2. Put your theme(s) in ms0:/PSP/THEME.
ms0 = root of memorystick.
3. Go to ms0:/seplugins/vsh.txt and add a line that shows the path to the plugin. In this case, ms0:/cxmb/cxmb.prx
If the TXT file isn't in seplugins folder, just create a new text file and call it VSH.
4. Save the file and hold R trigger to get to recovery mode. Go to Plugins and enable CXMB.


CXMB 3.3 can be downloaded from:

Code:
http://www.sendspace.com/file/y12yp2
 

spike24

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cheers will take a look at that can you tell me when i connect to platstion network on my psp it trys to sign in but then tells me i need a( system software update for psp system is required,for update methods refer to instructions for the psp system)so i am unable to connect.do u think this is because i have a ps3 but i am able to visit playstation network,my password is the same on mt psp and ps3 thanks
 

dan-ger-ous

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cheers will take a look at that can you tell me when i connect to platstion network on my psp it trys to sign in but then tells me i need a( system software update for psp system is required,for update methods refer to instructions for the psp system)so i am unable to connect.do u think this is because i have a ps3 but i am able to visit playstation network,my password is the same on mt psp and ps3 thanks
I havent used the Playstation Network before so i wont be able to assist much there, and sure, please come back if you experience any problems.
 

7thsinger

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cheers will take a look at that can you tell me when i connect to platstion network on my psp it trys to sign in but then tells me i need a( system software update for psp system is required,for update methods refer to instructions for the psp system)so i am unable to connect.do u think this is because i have a ps3 but i am able to visit playstation network,my password is the same on mt psp and ps3 thanks
I'm also going to be of zero help here as i don't use PSN. :sorry:
 

dan-ger-ous

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I havent used the Playstation Network before so i wont be able to assist much there, and sure, please come back if you experience any problems.
I did come across this:

"I can't access PlayStation Store on my PSP.

* Ensure that you have the latest System Software, your WLAN switch is on and you have access to a Wireless network.

I'm having problems signing in to PlayStation Store.

* If you have forgotten your PlayStation Network Account password, you can request a new one.
* You must have a valid PlayStation Network Account in order to use PlayStation Store."
 

spike24

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yeah thanks i do have a valid playstation account but i have had a look around and from what i see i need to update to 5.50 GEN B so i think i will leave it for now i am quite happy i just managed to update myself with the help of you guys and again thanks very much for all the help given
 

dan-ger-ous

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yeah thanks i do have a valid playstation account but i have had a look around and from what i see i need to update to 5.50 GEN B so i think i will leave it for now i am quite happy i just managed to update myself with the help of you guys and again thanks very much for all the help given
Anytime Mate, you know where we are if you need us again. ;)
 

spike24

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hi guys i installed the cxmb in the mso,i had the seplugins folder and i opened it up and it has a vsh file,i opened it up and it says the text that you mention ie:mso:cxmb/cxmb.prx,i copied the seplugins folder to the mso,i enabled plugins in recovery mode.i had a theme for my cfw added that in the themes folder but when i go to themes on psp there is no themes just original ant ideas please
 

dan-ger-ous

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hi guys i installed the cxmb in the mso,i had the seplugins folder and i opened it up and it has a vsh file,i opened it up and it says the text that you mention ie:mso:cxmb/cxmb.prx,i copied the seplugins folder to the mso,i enabled plugins in recovery mode.i had a theme for my cfw added that in the themes folder but when i go to themes on psp there is no themes just original ant ideas please
I haven't installed any themes on my PSP, so i cant say from much experience what went wrong, did you enable CXMB towards the end?, if that doesnt work, then i'll find another guide that may do the trick.
 
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