Hacking a slim PSP

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  1. WizardOfOdd
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    Ok, I've got two PSP's here.

    An old fat one, which doesn't work properly - the buttons are all fucked, but the battery is still fine. A a new slim PSP. The old fat one is already hacked, running custom firmware. The new slim one is running official firmware 6.20.

    What I basically want, is my slim one hacked, and running custom firmware.

    I realise that to do this, I'm probably going to have to make a pandora battery. I think I have everything I need to do this - an old fat battery, a memory card, and a USB cable.

    Can anyone link me up with the relevant guides to accomplish my tasks, or point me in the direction of a useful site? Thanks!!
     
  2. WizardOfOdd
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    Ah actually, never mind. It seems like there's actually no real way to tell what motherboard is in my PSP. I've checked the guide in the thread stickied above, and none of the methods work for me, considering I no longer have the boxes, and have no idea what FW was installed when it was purchased... In fact, I'm not even sure if it's a 2000 or 3000 model.
     
  3. thieves like us

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    maxconsole.net and pspupdates.qj.net both have guides to perform what you're trying to do.

    if I recall, the psp-2000 has both the PS and SONY logos on the face of the system, and the psp-3000 simply has the SONY logo in the upper right-hand corner.
    additionally, I believe that you could open up the umd cover and peer inside to see some writing on the motherboard to indicate whether or not the system could be hacked via the pandora battery and magic memory stick.

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    http://www.coderetard.com/wp-content/uploa...vs-psp-3000.jpg

    also, from: http://www.edmartechguide.com/2009/03/how-...n-have-cfw.html

    Using Dark_AleX’s TA-088v3 Identifier:
    It’s pretty straight forward. If it doesn’t work, it’s a TA-090v1 or TA-088v3 meaning you can’t install anything on it.
    http://www.consolespot.net/forums/psp-news...identifier.html
     
  4. Jamstruth

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    Use the PSP 1000 to create a Pandora Battery (I'm not entirely sure on the specifics) then you can use this to hack your 2000 following the Pandora Hacking guide on this very forum (written by Protokun)
     
  5. WizardOfOdd
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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    I made a Pandora battery and MMS following a guide on DC Emu, it all went ok, but when I tried to hack my PSP 2000 with the battery and MMS I just got a black screen. I guess it must be the middle gen of 2000's which can't be hacked.

    In addition to this, I then tried to pandorify my slim battery from the 2000, which must have totally wrecked it, because now it doesn't work at all, and wont even be recognised when I insert it after powering up from the mains adapter!

    Bah, fail all round really. Now I need to buy a new battery for my PSP 2000.

    Doh!

    Ha.
     
  6. ProtoKun7

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    Just so you know, there is a pandora/MMS guide here too, as Jamstruth mentioned. [​IMG]
     
  7. WizardOfOdd
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    I think I'll give it a try, yeah. I was following this guide :

    http://www.dcemu.co.uk/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=206880

    BUT, something clearly is going wrong, because just as a test, I tried the magic memory stick and pandora battery method following that guide on my FAT 1000 PSP since it never worked on my 2000, and I still only got a black screen. So something is definitely amiss, no?
     
  8. Jamstruth

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    There are some un-pandorable PSP Slim batteries, Fat batteries are the only guaranteed Pandoras. Its quite possible that you have an unhackable PSP Slim. Check here and take a look at whatever pointers you can to try and tell. If it is fully hackable then follow this guide to try again.
     
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    Well, with my Pandora and my MMS, there was an option called system information,and it told me what MOBO it had, right in there. I was installing 5.00 M33 at the time.
     
  10. BoxShot

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    You know the mms won't boot up unless the pandora works. [​IMG] So this doesn't help. Then again putting a pandora in a psp with an mms will tell you if it will work. ChickHen with pspident too if its on 5.03