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Old 10-18-2008, 09:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default [Guide] PSP Recovery Menu Guide




The recovery menu is a feature of custom firmware that allows you to access a menu where you can control many aspects of your PSP that we couldn't control before custom firmware came along.

The recovery menu can be a small minefield for PSP users new to custom firmware so Im going to set out a guide to give you knowledge of the recovery menu and the terms used in it.


GUIDE:


In order to open the recovery menu you must hold down the right shoulder button when booting up the PSP (a full boot, not from 'standby').

Once the recovery menu opens up you will see the following options on the

MAIN MENU:

  • Toggle USB
  • Configuration ->
  • Run program at /PSP/GAME/RECOVERY/EBOOT.PBP
  • Advanced ->
  • CPU Speed ->
  • Plugins ->
  • Registry hacks ->
  • Exit

An explanation of what each option does:
  • Toggle USB - will connect the PSP via USB to your PC without leaving the recovery menu.
  • Configuration - opens up the firmware settings options.
  • Run Program At /PSP/GAME/RECOVERY/EBOOT.PBP - used on phat PSP's only and accesses the recovery folder.
  • Advanced - strangely enough this opens up the advanced settings options.
  • CPU Speed - options are here to change the CPU speed used on your XMB and within games too.
  • Plugins - the plug ins option menu is here, obviously, where you can enable and disable any plug ins that you have on your PSP.
  • Registry Hacks - options here are: adjusting button settings and enabling WMA and flash.
  • Exit - takes you to the PSP XMB.


CONFIGURATION MENU:


This is what you will see in the configuration menu:

Back
- takes you back to the previous menu.

Skip Sony logo - skips the Sony logo when you boot the PSP.
Hide corrupt icons - self explanatory but, it hides any corrupt icons you have from installing homebrew on the PSP.
Game folder homebrew - for phat PSP's not slim and this allows you to choose the kernel that your GAME folder runs under.
Autorun program at /PSP/GAME/BOOT/EBOOT.PBP - option to boot straight into homebrew.
UMD Mode - allows you to run iso's without a UMD in the drive.
Fake region - useful if you have a Japanese version, you can change to a different version of the xmb menu without Japanese 'extras'.
Free UMD region - allows you to use UMD video from any part of the world.
Hard reset on homebrew - when you load homebrew, this allows a hard reset to occur.
Use VSH Menu - if enabled you can alter various recovery menu functions directly from the XMB.
XMB USB Device - redirects usb mode to memory card, umd or flash memory.
Charge Battery when USB cable plugged - for slim PSP's this allows charging of the battery when the usb lead is connected to a power source (eg PC).



ADVANCED MENU


This is what you will see in the advanced menu:

Back - takes you back to the previous menu.

Advanced Configuration -> Plain Modules in UMD/ISO or Execute BOOT.BIN in UMD/ISO - advanced debugging tools, you probably wont need them ever.
Toggle USB (Flash0) - gives access to flash memory - AVOID, can brick.
Toggle USB (Flash1) - as above
Toggle USB (Flash2) - as above
Toggle USB (Flash3) - as above
Format Flash1 and reset settings - used to reset your PSP to factory default.


Hope that helps you out when you're looking at the recovery menu next time .

Please do not reproduce this guide without my permission. It was written for pspspot.net and should not be posted elsewhere. Thank you.
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice guide for recovery menu Yoshi. I appreciate it
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good work it must have taken you a while to do thank you now i know more about recovery menu
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Old 10-20-2008, 09:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yeah this is a great guide. i was clueless about the recovery menu but i think i understand it more now thanks yoshi.
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Thanks, glad it was interesting enough for you to read and hopefully this guide will help many people
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It will, I can just tell it will
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My PSP 2000 with CFW5.00M33-4 cannot go into Recovery Menu.
What should I do?
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