Is Hellcat's Recovery Flasher relavent in the 6.xx world?

Discussion in 'PSP - Hacking & Homebrew' started by Curtis_LeMay, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Curtis_LeMay
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    Newcomer Curtis_LeMay Newbie

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    I just came back to the scene after a few years away and am happy to see it's not dead.

    I have 2 2000's (Star Wars edition), so early 2000 motherboards, one I pandora'd back in the day and was at 5.xx CFW the other was at 3.x OFW. Both are now on 6.60 PRO. I was amazed how easy it was taking the 3.x OFW one to 6.60 CFW.

    Thanks for the excellent guide, Rydian!

    Anyway, my question is this:
    Hellcat's Recovery Flasher was super-useful back in the 5.xx days, but it looks like it's not necessary in the 6.xx world. If I never need to get back to 5.xx do I even need to keep it around anymore? Should I bother putting it on my 2nd unit? Does it have any conceivable uses under 6.xx?

    Thanks again!
     
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    You're welcome.

    The 6.x CFWs are mostly built with a "on top of the OFW" mindset so they have few (if any) tools for flashing NAND images (since modified bootloaders are not possible on the later 2000, any 3000, or any Go models, so it'd cause a brick for those), and seeing as any PSPs can can use Pandora can be flashed properly anyways, Hellcat's and a pandora is still used for the older PSP models regardless of firmware, since they work outside of firmware (both methods booting into RAM and dismounting the filesystem to re-write), it's even in the guide as a way to upgrade from the 5.x CFWs that would block official update files by flashing a clean 5.00 and updating from there.

    I don't keep it on the PSP, but I keep a copy on my computer just in case I run into an issue.
     

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