Below is a small tutorial on How-To install a Custom firmware on PSP Slim & Lite.
This tutorial will explain how to install Custom Firmware 3.80 M33-5 from any original version Prerequisites: 1. Magic Memory Stick Pandora Battery: This baterry is nothing but a modified Original Slim or Phat battery in your PSP.
This information is presented for educational use only.
I am not responsible for any physical, emotional or financial damage you may cause to your PSP, yourself, your family, your pets, your friends, etc.
PSP Slim & Lite (There are talks that new PSP Slim & Lite with TA-88 Motherboard which does not support Pandora Battery! The Pandora Battery enables the PSP to enter into Service mode.
There are lots of videos available on You Tube on how to do this.
Step 2: Plug in a USB cable and activate USB mode on the PSP and go to your My Computer (windows XP) or Computer (Windows Vista/7) and locate the removable drive for your PSP.
IF you dont have one, connect your PSP in USB mode.
This is usually an operating system embedded in the device’s memory.
It’s a piece of software that tells the hardware what to do and how to do it.
The custom firmware allows me to run homebrew applications on the PSP, charge the PSP battery through USB while not having an established data connection (ie: charge while playing a game) and also backup purchased UMD games to memory stick where the games are playable direct from memory stick – this eliminates mechanical wear on the UMD drive, greatly increases load times and also greatly increases battery life.
Although this is not an overly difficult procedure, it does require some knowledge of how computers work and also some patience.