Any help appreciated with semi-brick

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Wanted, May 14, 2011.

  1. Wanted
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    I tried to update my brothers phat 1000 from 3.51 m33-7 last night. I don't know much about the scene anymore and everything I tried to update to failed until I eventually tried a 3.52 m33 upgrade and now I can't get into the XMB. It just stays on a black screen for 20 seconds or so then powers off.

    I can get into the m33 recovery menu and run the hellcats recovery flasher but it says I need to be at least 2.71 to work. Is there ANYTHING I can do to recover with such and old firmware?

    I don't have a pandora battery but I have another PSP phat 1000 with Promethius loaded. Can I make a pandora battery to recover the other one then get it back to normal for my PSP? Or is the pandora mod one way? If I need to I will just have to buy a pandora battery and stick.
     
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    You can softmod a battery into a pandora. It is easy to switch back and fourth. When you hit select on the xmb there should be an option to convert your battery.
     
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    Recovery Flasher 1.65 should work fine on 3.52. Are you sure you're using the latest release?
     
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    Yeah I tried 1.65 and it just gives that sorry 2.71 required message and exits. I think the 3.52 stuffed it up so maybe the recovery menu is the 3.51 m33-7 one.

    I got PSPGrader and I have that other PSP and stick so I can try modding the working stick and battery for pandora as long as I can go back after. I'm just not sure Pandora will work when I can't really boot other than to recovery menu.
     
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    A Pandora makes the PSP boot from the MS so yes it should work fine.
     
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    Awesome. Thanks for the help. I'll try and make a pandora battery then. A lot of guides say MMS needs to be less than 4Gb and I only have 4Gb but I'll try anyway.
     
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    4GB is fine for a MMS.
     
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    I used pspgrader to make the stick but if I boot with L it stays black then powers off. If I use select in xmb and choose make pandora battery it doesn't do anything. vsh menu is enabled in the gen recovery settings too...
     
  9. obito

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    Did you use the Pandora and MMS correctly? Like insert mms with power off, hold L then insert pandora?

    Was the MMS made correctly? Did you format while making it, and did the IPL inject properly?

    Also, are you sure the pandora was made correctly? I think if the psp managed to automatically power on while you held L and put the battery in, the pandora is fine, and there must be something wrong with the MMS..
     
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    My MMS didn't like the IPL. Must be a clone which i suspected with the
     
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