1. cruznik71450

    OP cruznik71450 GBAtemp Regular
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    Went and bought a Darth Vader PSP today. It has firmware 3.95 where do I start for hacking? I Have never Hacked a PSP before and i really don't want to mess it up. Thanks I'm a complete noob to this.
     
  2. Nujui

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    Your psp is fully hackable to my knowledge, so you can put what you want on there, but

    you have a some choices to make depending on what you want, preferably what CFW you want.

    What do you want on it exactly?
     
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    I want to play backups, emu's, and PSX games on it.
     
  4. xist

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    Just follow the How to softmod your PSP sticky. Since you have a fully hackable 200x (check with PSPIdent as described in that sticky how to identify your mobo) and you're new i suggest that you update all the way to 5.50 Prometheus-4
     
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    So can I run Backups, PSX and Emulator's with 5.50 Prometheus-4?
     
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    For a noob user it's the simplest way to accomplish all those things with minimal fuss.
     
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    Ran through the tutorial and it worked like a charm. Got Prom-4 cfw installed and the backups i have work like a charm. thanks again.
     
  8. themuddaload

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    Whatever the folks around here tell you, buy a Pandora battery. well worth the $7-8...
     
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    It's useful if you like flashing stuff.
     
  10. loco365

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    Or, you can get a battery, and install CFW on the PSP and convert the battery into a Pandora so if it screws itself up, you can restore it with minimal fuss.
     
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    Why would you bother ruining a good battery?

    I have one of these: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/pandora-servi...0-1800mah-22349

    Works excellent in both modes.
     
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    Why bother? Because not everyone can buy online.
     
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    Because if you brick your shit its nice to be able to recover? And an extra battery is nice.
     
  14. loco365

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    You can convert them back, too.
     
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    Turning a battery into a jigkick DOES NOT ruin it. Not only can you convert it back to normal (even the OP due to his Vader PSP being a TA-085v1), but you can use a jigkick for normal operations provided you flash multi-ipl to your memstick.
     
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    i'd like to see how you open the battery without messing up the case
     
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    He's softmodding, you're hardmodding. I have 2 Original batteries softmodded to Jigkicks using OSPBT....they can be reverted any time i need without messing up the case.

    Softmodding a battery is fine if you can do it but you can't if you don't have access to CFW in the first place....
    I'd agree though that Hardmodding a battery whilst sometimes reversible is a waste of resources and pretty pointless given the prices....
     
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    But TS said he has never modded a psp before, and therefore is unlikely able to convert a battery with CFW.

    I return to my previous statement: a pandora battery is worth $7
     
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    He didn't say he didn't have any friends with CFW'd PSP's though...

    And i return to my previous statement that Hardmodding a battery whilst sometimes reversible is a waste of resources and pretty pointless given the prices....
     
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