This homebrew application requires a custom firmware (CFW) that can utilize the 1.50 kernel. This can be achieved by installing the 1.50 addon kernel for phat psps (old 1st gen) or through Dark-Alex’s Time Machine. Do not ask for tutorials related to custom firmwares since that topic can be found through google and at afterdawn.com.
This tutorial assumes that the reader already has CFW and able to use 1.50 kernel. Now I will try to be as concise as possible to reduce frustration and anger.
- Download “USB Special System Storage”: http://www.psp-hacks.com/file/1008
- Open the archive file with “WinRAR” or “7zip” – Google them
- Open the USBSSS_100 folder within the archive.
- Copy the PSP folder from the MS_ROOT folder to the root directory of the PSP memory stick and let it override anything (It will just be adding new files to the stick).
- Exit from “USB Connection” but keep the USB cable connected to the PSP.
- XMB —> GAME —> Memory Stick —> USB Special System Storage
- Insert UMD into PSP that you want to rip to the computer.
- Select the first option; “Virtual FAT16 . UMD ISO-9000”.
- Go to “My Computer” and open up the PSP drive.
- PSP iso should be present now. Copy that ISO to any location on your computer’s harddrive (i.e. Desktop)
- Ripping in progress… Do NOT press X until the file has completely transferred over to your harddrive. (DO NOT disconnect until the percentage has gone back down to 0 again or your rip will be incomplete.)
- Choose “Exit to XMB“
- Pat yourself on the back. Mission Complete.
From there you can do whatever you want with the ISO, such as using whatever compression tool to make it smaller (i.e. ISO –> CSO).
I give credits to “ThisDude” on afterdawn for making a relatively painless tutorial on using this application. I also thank Dark_Alex for the CFW and his achievements in the PSP department.
For further help with PSP hacking/homebrewing, go to the afterdawn forums.
Afterdawn Console forum section: http://forums.afterdawn.com/group_view.cfm/24