just bought a PSP, semi noobish Qs

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Jun 17, 2008
  1. Tikker
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    Member Tikker GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    just picked up a new PSP (the red god of war issue one)
    FW is 3.95


    So as far as I can gather, all I need is to pick up the pandora battery and a memstick (picked out a 4gb one)

    load the psp grader software on the memstick, follow the basic instructions in the sticky, and then I'm done


    I'd initially stayed away from the PSP because of a perceived level of difficulty in getting the custom firmware onto it
     
  2. PW1337

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    I would say you should verify the PSP works perfectly and it has no defects before putting CFW on it(dead pixel?), I actually waited 1 year(Sony's warranty time) to put CFW on my PSP Phat, but I didn't miss a lot though, I had plenty of games and with DS it was all good [​IMG]
    Btw, I tried putting CFW on a PSP slim with a 4GB memory stick, and I semi-bricked it, the card was just too slow. Good thing I have a 1GB card as well, not sure, but it could just be my memory stick. It's an old SanDisk one, those blue ones, I have 2 of them, but one is slower though.
     
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    Yep, that's it.
     
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    it's recommended to use a 256mb -> 2gb mem stick in making a Magic Memory stick.
    using 4gb mem stick will most probably not work.

    I want a GoW PSP too!!!! [​IMG]
     
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    4gb stick worked fine for me.. I don't think the speed has much to do with installing CFW, I think its just required to support MagicGate.
     
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    well it depends on the brand or "sectors" in the mem stick. yes, a 4gb card will work, many users reported 4gb cards to work but its not 100% recommended.

    the primary problem there will be MAKING the magic memory stick in the first place, not INSTALLING CFW. once the "mspformat.exe" and "msinst.exe" or "installipl.bin" detects the 4gb stick to have unreadable sectors, you're screwed. No MS Boot Code for you. No CFW to install.
     
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    Lol why did you wait?

    If anything did go wrong you could just download a orginal sony update and your CFW would be gone.
     
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    So he could get sony to repair any damages or errors in the system within that warranty. once you hack your psp, soft mod or hard mod, you break the warranty.
     
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    I used a 4 gig stick for my magic memory stick, and it worked. It is probably better to do it with a smaller one, but if you can only afford one memory stick (and cant borrow one from anyone else), then just do the 4gig one.
     
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    You can just update to an official sony update and sony wont be able to see your PSP EVER has been used for CFW [​IMG]

    Notice all the Magic memory sticks comes with like: Install 3.90M33, Install Orginal 3.90 [​IMG]
    And so on.
     

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