GEN 5.50 D-2 Freezing?

Discussion in 'PSP - Games & Content' started by Dueler, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. Dueler
    OP

    Dueler GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    124
    1
    Jan 22, 2009
    Is it just me?

    My PSP Slim v1.0 TA085 has been freezing constantly.

    Home button while in game = FREEZE Then Crash after 30 seconds.
    Home button while in Homebrew = FREEZE Then Crash after 30 seconds.
    Try use rewind in NesterJ = FREEZE Then Crash after 30 seconds.
    Change Rom in any emulator = FREEZE Then Crash after 30 seconds.

    Is this all just me or what? It seemed to have only been happening since updating from Gen B to Gen D-2.

    Oh also CWcheat doesnt recognise its database file, it just comes up with nothging when i try to select cheats to enable.
    *Yes im sure there are cheats for the iso's i am running*
     
  2. Evilmaster1985

    Evilmaster1985 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    456
    0
    Nov 23, 2008
    United States
    Middle of nowhere
    That is no good.
    Mine does not freeze at all.

    Did you update: B-B2-D-D2?

    That is how I went.

    Greetz, Vistabuser.
     
  3. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Member
    9,473
    2,816
    Jul 14, 2009
    Ragol
    Wow, never seen you on here before and your posting like mad haha [​IMG]

    Yeah, going B, B2, D, D2 might help, or re-flashing the CFW.
    But you dont have to go threw all that,
    XGEN GEN D updater made it alot easier
     
  4. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

    Member
    1,408
    31
    Nov 23, 2008
    United States
    middleofnowhere, AL
    i went from 5.00 M33-4 to 5.50 GEN-B2 to 5.50 GEN-D and then to GEN-D2 and haven't had any problems like this, then again i have a Phat not a Slim.
    you might want to reflash it and go back to GEN-B and see if the bugs come up, on the other hand it could be a hardware issue.
    my friend had a psp with official firmware that would freeze and had to send it in to sony to get it fixed.
     
  5. Evilmaster1985

    Evilmaster1985 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    456
    0
    Nov 23, 2008
    United States
    Middle of nowhere
    Are you pretty damn sure you: DISABLED all your plugins?

    Did you try another memmory card?

    If so enter the recovery menu go: Advanced ---> Format flash1 and reset settings.
    Exit and the PSP will reboot see if the problem is gone now.

    Greetz, Vistabuser.
     
  6. zektor

    zektor GBAtemp Maniac

    Member
    1,325
    22
    Nov 29, 2005
    United States
    I would recommend to try copying your MS contents to a folder on your PC hard drive and then formatting the MS using the PSP. Now copy a game to the card and try again. Sounds like either a plugin or a corrupt MS may be causing the issue.
     
  7. Dueler
    OP

    Dueler GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    124
    1
    Jan 22, 2009
    Thanks for the responses.

    As for firmware i went
    4.xx - 5.03 - Chickhen - Gen B2 - Gen D2.
    Does not going B - B2 , D - D2 really make a difference? I just used the normal installers each time.

    Ill try the memory stick thing, i have to copy all my stuff off anyway as i just found my lost 8gb so i can turn my photofast back into a 16gb instead of just an 8.

    Yeah im pretty sure i tried turning off all my plugins, but ill set it all up 1 by 1 to try see what breaks it.

    Ill be pretty busy over the weekend so i might not be back till monday with the results, thanks again for the suggestions.
     
  8. Kittymat

    Kittymat GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    589
    5
    Oct 16, 2008
    UK
    Did you post B2 - D2

    This cannot be done - D2 only contains minor update files

    You must go D then to D2 - Use the Installer to go to 5.50Gen D - THEN add the D2 file!
     
  9. Evilmaster1985

    Evilmaster1985 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    456
    0
    Nov 23, 2008
    United States
    Middle of nowhere
    Yeh that was I was scared off already.
    The way to go is: 5.00 M33-6 ---> 5.50 GEN-A ---> 5.50 GEN-B ---> 5.50 GEN-B2 ---> 5.50 GEN-D ---> 5.50 GEN-D2.

    Or like deanxxczx said you can use the XGEN GEN D updater.
    But I never used that myself so can not advise you on that one. [​IMG]

    Note: 5.50 GEN-C is not listed this because it should NOT be installed.
    Even if you can get your hands on it I suggest to not install it as it was reported to be full of bugs and is not needed to update to D2.

    Greetz, Vistabuser.
     
  10. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Member
    9,473
    2,816
    Jul 14, 2009
    Ragol
    Going threw GEN A>B>B2>D>D2 is a waste of time.
    Because of what i can remember when i went to GEN D,
    when updating it says removing flash.

    So no matter what firmware you are on, its going to remove the flash anyway
    and XGEN does all that A>B>B2>D for you.
    But some people prefer to do that, to be safe XD
     
  11. dib

    dib GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Member
    1,574
    6
    May 1, 2004
    United States
    That was my impression as well: it formats the flash storage prior to installing, so previous firmware is irrelevant. Chances are you need to redownload from elsewhere and reinstall.
     
  12. Dueler
    OP

    Dueler GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    124
    1
    Jan 22, 2009
    Well like i said, i needed to copy all the stuff off my photofast since i was turning it back into a 16gb card, and its been fine since.

    I still have one question tho..

    IS CWCheat still compatable with 5.50 Gen D2?
    Because no matter how many time i reinstall it or whatever it will not load up the database, when i choose to select which cheats to turn on it just comes up with nothing. :\

    This has really only been happening since updating from B2 to D2
     
  13. Evilmaster1985

    Evilmaster1985 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    456
    0
    Nov 23, 2008
    United States
    Middle of nowhere
    Iam pretty sure I used pre made cheats in GTA using CWCheat on 5.50 GEN-D2.
    Its the same version of the plugin I used to use on 5.00 M33-6.

    I downloaded this program called: Cheatup.
    It allows you to update the databases of your cheat programs via wifi and so I did.

    There have been reports that because of the piracy counter method 5.50 GEN-D2 uses.
    You may have trouble running games that require 5.55+ while using to many plugins at once.
    So try to use only CWCheat or try to update the CWCheat DB using Cheatup.

    Greetz, Vistabuser.