SBORPS Random Fact 06

A nice hidden feature of the PSP firmware is the personalised credits screen. Just place any png picture under flash0:/vsh/resource/name_plate.png (important note: filename has to be all lower case) and it’ll show up in the System Settings -> About PSP menu. Make sure the pic is in the correct resolution (480 x 272) otherwise the PSP will stretch the image.

This feature was never documented by Sony but it has existed ever since the very first firmware v1.00. Sony typically used this feature to send personalised PSP’s as gifts to VIP’s. Now you can make your own personalised PSP too.

4 Responses to “SBORPS Random Fact 06”

  1. MaxMouseDLL Says:
    May 23rd, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    That is some funny stuff… speaking of personalised consoles, recently Nintendo sent the Queen (UK) a gold plated Wii as a publicity stunt? lol…

  2. So the firmware updates check for its presence and retain it when upgrading?

  3. I was bored so I decided to try it by updating from 5.03 OFW to 5.50 OFW and it seems to retain the image after updating.

  4. can i do this in PSP3000 or will it brick it?

Leave a Reply