Did you know that you can EASILY change the background on your PSP? Using the newly released KXploit, I will show
you how you can create and "burn" your own backgrounds into your psp without any swap tricks.
- PSPersonalize: I have packaged it for 1.5 PSPs, so all you have to do is download and go. If you dont want to use my package, you
will need to find a copy of PSPersonalize and then make it compatible with 1.5 using KXploit.
- BMP Graphics file (or files), with a resolution of 300x170 or less, 24bit Windows format, and less than 150k
You may have noticed that the PSP background changes colors every month. (if you havent noticed that yet, trust
me on this one) Therefore it makes sense that there are 12 files that you can modify. For the purpose of this
article we are just going to replace one, June since that is the month that we are currently in. (at the time of this writing).
The files are to be named as follows:
01.bmp = Jan
02.bmp = Feb
03.bmp = Mar
04.bmp = Apr
06.bmp = Jun
07.bmp = Jul
08.bmp = Aug
09.bmp = Sept
10.bmp = Oct
11.bmp = Nov
12.bmp = DecStep 1. Create your Image
Go ahead and use your graphics editor of choice be it Photoshop,
The Gimp, or Fireworks or whatever. Make an 300x170, 24bit BMP file that is less than 150k that you want to use as your
background. If you have an existing image that you want to use, you can simply shrink it down to fit. Save this
image as 06.bmp (by using the information above we see that 06.bmp corresponds with June, our current month. If you
are reading this and it is a different month, change the file name as required)Step
2. Connect your PSP and transfer the files
Connect your PSP to your computer to access the Memory Stick and place
the homebrew software. I will be using a standard USB-A to USB-MINI B cable. If you need help connecting your PSP to
your computer, check out the "Running Homebrew on 1.5 PSP
" Once again, my PSP when connected to my computer is E: -- so from now on, when I refer to the E: I am referring to
my PSP connected to my computer via the USB cable.
Download the PSPersonalize file above and extract it to your desktop.
You will notice that there are two folders inside: PSPersonalize and PSPersonalize%. This is a homebrew applicaton that
allows us to replace the backgrounds on our PSP.
With your PSP connected to your computer, Browse to your E:\PSP folder.
(assuming that your PSP is E:) If you dont already have a GAME folder go ahead and create it. (E:\PSP\GAME) It
is in this folder that you are going to want to copy both the PSPersonalize and PSPersonalize% folders that you expanded earlier.
We now have to place our images on our memory card so we can flash them... Common sense would
tell us that we need to place them in the E:\PSP\GAME\PSPersonalize directory, Right? Wrong, we will place these images
at the root of the E:\ Once you have your files (you can place 1 (like we did above), 2, or as many as you want -- up to 12
of course. MAKE SURE YOU USE THE NAMING SCHEME ABOVE. For example, our image is called 06.bmp because I want to
replace the june background.
Now that you have the images on your PSP Memory card, we are just about ready..
Step 3: Change your background!
Unplug your PSP from the usb cable, and go to the "Game"
section, once you are there arrow down to your Memstick. Select it by pressing 'X'. Arrow down until you find
PSPersonalize, and select it again by pressing 'X'