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Hacking the PSP: Cool Hacks, Mods, and Customizations for the Sony Playstation Portable, Second Edition (Extremetech)

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Overview

We're not just playing games. You love your PSP. You loved the first edition of this book. If you're ready for more fun, here it is. Check out: Networking hacks that let you IM and speed up multiplayer game action. Awesome audio, video, and image hacks. Game hacks that let you use a single UMD cartridge for multiplayer games. The ever-popular homebrew applications, with secrets for sneaking them past the firmware. We're taking playtime to a whole new level.

Let the fun begin with complete instructions on how to do all this and more with your PSP, including:

  • Speeding up Web surfing.
  • Getting maximum quality when moving video or audio to your PSP.
  • Using your PSP like an iPod.
  • Transfering DVDs to your PSP.
  • Getting more power.
  • Playing multiplayer games with a single UMD.
  • Writing homebrew apps, even if you've never programmed before.
  • Learning to fool, and even downgrade, your firmware.
  • Running Linux? and Windows?.

Visit hackingpsp.com to post your questions on the author's forum, download any files you need, get updates to the book, and check out new hacks the moment they're available.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470104514
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/23/2006
  • Series: ExtremeTech Series , #43
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 378
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Auri Rahimzadeh has been tinkering with computers since he was six years old and loves all technology. Auri collects computers and has been involved with many computer projects, including teaching computers alongside Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple Computer. Auri has written hundreds of articles on various computer technologies; has contributed to many standards including HDTV, DVD, and interactive television; and is the author of Geek My Ride, a book on geeking out cars, another ExtremeTech title published by Wiley. Auri has also contributed to computer education for students across the country and has promoted technology awareness through the Indianapolis Computer Society, where he has served as president for four years. Currently, Auri owns The Auri Group (TAG), a software engineering firm in Indianapolis, and enjoys chatting with readers online, trying out jokes (some are actually good!), and playing with the latest technology to see where he can take it.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Chapter 1: Introduction.

Chapter 2: Overview of the PSP.

Chapter 3: Quickies.

Chapter 4: Taking Apart Your PSP.

Chapter 5: Getting Online: Configuring Your PSP for Networking.

Chapter 6: The Web on Your PSP.

Chapter 7: Online Hacks.

Chapter 8: Offline Hacks.

Chapter 9: Game Hacks.

Chapter 10: Video Hacks.

Chapter 11: Audio Hacks.

Chapter 12: Image and Photo Hacks.

Chapter 13: Getting More Power.

Chapter 14: Taking Your PSP on the Road.

Chapter 15: Running Linux and Windows on the PSP.

Chapter 16: Downgrading Your PSP’s Firmware and Other Firmware Hacks.

Chapter 17: Programming the PSP: Setting Up the Development Environment.

Chapter 18: Programming the PSP: Hello World.

Chapter 19: Running Homebrew Applications.

Chapter 20: Installing and Running Homebrew on PSPs with Firmware Version 2.00.

Chapter 21: Installing and Running Homebrew on PSPs with Firmware Version 2.01 Through 2.60.

Chapter 22: Navigating the Unofficial PSP SDK.

Chapter 23: Alternative Development Languages.

Chapter 24: Distributing Your Applications.

Chapter 25: Synchronization and Utility Software.

Appendix A: Additional Resources.

Appendix B: PSP Maintenance and Frequently Asked Questions.

Index.

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