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  1. dirty_harry
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    dirty_harry GBAtemp Regular

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    I have found a PSP 2000 with firmware 3.95. Logically, from what I've read here, it MUST be a hackable motherboard because its still on 3.95 right? It must be old enough that it hasn't even been updated - and I should be able to run ChickHen without a Pandora to make a PERMANENT CFW? I'm just curious and would like to know since I want to let the owner know. Thanks for your help in advance.
     
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    Yes. It's likely a TA-088v2, which means fully flashable but without EERPOM write.

    i.e CFW IS GO!
     
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    dirty_harry GBAtemp Regular

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    Thanks for the reply mate but what is this EERPOM you speak of? Is there still a chance that it's a newer motherboard (v3) but still somehow at 3.95?
     
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    dunno about the EEPROM but v3 motherboards can't have anything below 4.00 i read
     
  5. Cyan

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    There were very few mother board TA-088v3 with 3.95 firmware. You have more chance to have a TA-088v2.

    You can install a custom firmware if you own a pandora.
    If you don't, your mother board can't software create a pandora for you. you need an older PSP, or buy/borrow an already pandora'ed battery.

    edit :
    Ah, I thought there were 3.95 with v3... maybe I'm wrong
     
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    EEPROM Write = Ability to softmod a battery
    And i'm pretty sure that the TA-088v3 mobo started on 4.01 OFW.
     
  7. diddy81

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    best way to check is to upgrade to 5.03
    install chickHEN
    and run PSPTweaker v2.0

    that will tell you what motherboard you have for definite

    from there if its a TA-088v3 you use custom firmware enabler or 5.03 GEN-C

    or if its a lower board you can install any custom firmware [​IMG]