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You hold in your hand the Holy Grail for PSP aficionados—300 pages of ways to have even more fun with that little handheld powerhouse than the manufacturer intended. Use it as a hard drive. Surf the Web wirelessly. Play your own movies in the palm of your hand. Build your own battery pack. Run homebrew apps. And we're just getting started.
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Complete instructions for doing all these tricks with your PSP, plus a whole lot more
- Run instant messaging and RSS
- Play multiplayer games wirelessly
- Make your PSP a music player
- Enjoy a TiVo'd movie
- Take documents with you
- Read the comics
- Back up and restore games
- Change game backgrounds
- Brew up your own applications
- Find and run free downloads
Over 500,000 Sony PlayStation Portables were sold in their first two days on the market Hacks include adding an external Wi-Fi antenna, saving Xbox games on the PSP, transferring movies and TiVo-recorded shows to it, and running Linux on a PSP Shows readers how to access the hidden Web browser and surf the Web on a PSP, turn it into a USB hard drive, add solar power, and use a PSP as a universal remote control Gives readers the information they need to create their own PSP hacks
Get ready to make the most of Sony's awesome entertainment device, and hacker's dream - the PSP.
Hacking the PSP covers everything you need to know to:
- Transfer video and DVDs to your PSP
- Transfer audiobooks and text
- Hack the games you play every day (including using the PSP as an XBox game save device)
- Move your TiVo and ReplayTV shows to your PSP
- Convert your DVDs to run on your PSP
- Create your own quick-charge battery packs
- Learn how to program the PSP
- Repair your PSP
- Create your own hacks and run homebrew software
- Find all the online and offline resources you need
- And much more!
About the Author
Auri Rahimzadeh has been tinkering with computers ever 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 also 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 three years. Currently, Auri is a software engineer and spends his free time programming, chatting at Starbucks, and going to Pacers games.
Table of Contents
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: Reverting from a 2.0 PSP to a 1.5 PSP.
Chapter 17: Programming the PSP: Setting Up the Development Environment.
Chapter 18: Programming the PSP: Hello World.
Chapter 19: Running Homebrew Applications.
Chapter 20: Navigating the Unofficial PSP SDK.
Chapter 21: Alternative Development Languages.
Chapter 22: Distributing Your Applications.
Chapter 23: Synchronization and Utility Software.
Appendix A: Additional Resources.
Appendix B: PSP Maintenance and Frequently Asked Questions.