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How to Customize Your Sony PSP with Free Themes


It would be nice to customize your Sony PSP screen just as you would a Windows desktop, wouldn’t it? Well, actually you can, if you’re willing to use an unlicensed homebrew application on your PSP. I know, you have probably heard of some homebrew apps that “brick” the PSP. Believe me, those are not just scary stories, they have actually happened to some unfortunate and inexperienced users. However, the free application you can use to load themes on your PSP is apparently safe, although it is always good to exercise great caution when dealing with unlicensed releases.

The free application I am talking about is called ThemePSP v1.2, which should only be used on a PSP running on 1.5 firmware. If you do not know your PSP’s firmware version or, indeed, what “firmware” even means, then I do not recommend using this application, since your portable player could very well end up a brick. But if you feel comfortable enough to use it, then ThemePSP v1.2 can be used to flash theme packs onto your PSP screen and thus give it new custom backgrounds, font styles, colors, and more.

If you are interested in downloading a copy of this free app for your PSP, I suggest you head over to the QJ.Net Forums, the discussion board for the Quick Jump Network. You may have to register for the forum to access some features, but the registration is free and it only takes a couple of minutes to complete. To find the application, go to the subforum PSP Homebrew Discussion and look for the ThemePSP thread.

The same thread is where you can find many user-submitted theme packs you can download for free to your PSP. The files are not actually on the forum pages. Instead, the thread contains a long list of links to available PSP theme pack files. Not all of these links may be working, and the variety is limited to what others have created and uploaded. But there are still a number of interesting free downloads, especially for those who would like PSP themes centered on games (Legend of Zelda, Mortal Kombat), TV shows (The Simpsons, Prison Break), movies (The Matrix, Spiderman), and hard rock bands (Metallica, Linkin Park). There is also a theme creator available for people who would like to come up with their own PSP themes.

By the way, there is a website called ThemePSP.com that does not seem to have anything to do with the ThemePSP v1.2 mod. The ThemePSP.com is simply a website that offers free downloads of PSP wallpapers in a variety of categories. That is simple and safe enough for anyone to do. Even though ThemePSP v1.2 seems harmless, it does make some modifications to your PSP system. If you are nervous about using it, you can just download a free wallpaper for your PSP.

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