N00b at PSP here

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Jul 12, 2010

N00b at PSP here by basher11 at 10:00 PM (2,490 Views / 0 Likes) 35 replies

  1. basher11
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    hey guys, so i borrowed my cousin's PSP and its on version 6.00

    her other cousin was stupid and updated it so it's not hacked anymore.

    so here's some few questions so i can understand more about the PSP/ Hacks (please dont yell at me....)

    (yeah i know there's a topic/sticky on it, but i just gotta make sure)

    1. is it too late to hack if im on 6.00?

    2. any work around if it's semi-hackable?
    you know, the chickHEN and prometheus, but in the sticky,
    it says
    "Note that if you are on higher firmware then 5.03 you will NOT be able to downgrade or use chickhen"
    and on the bottom
    "This is Semi-CFW only, that means when ever you turn your PSP off, you have to go through the whole process of Chickhen and GEN C again.

    3. the guide for the above question, do i NEED to do this over on the computer if i ever turn off the PSP?
    it does say"You have to go through the whole process of Chickhen and GEN C again."

    meaning i have to download the whole thing over again?

    yeah, i know. n00bish questions. Im new to this and has been spending TOO much time on the DS.
     


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    What model is it? 1000, 2000 or 3000? Because if is 2000v3/3000 you canĀ“t do anything.

    And if is 1000, you have to buy Pandora.

    PD: ChickHEN only works in 5.03 and once you update the firmware, the semi-CFW (like you say) wiil be erased.
     
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    1: It depends what model the PSP is, if it's a 1000 you are fine and can just Pandora back to whatever and flash whatever firmware you want on it, if you have a 2000 on the other hand it has to have a hackable motherboard (Pandorable) otherwise you can't do anything, a semi-hack is out of the question now you are updated, if it's a 2000 and has the wrong motherboard then you are out of luck, you want a TA-085v1/v2, a TA-088v1/v2 or a TA-090v1, anything over than them and you can't do anything. 3000 PSP it has to be on 5.01 (Or was it 5.03?) or lower to do anything CFW related so if it's a 3000 only hope you have is Half-Byte loader to load a few homebrews.

    2: See above

    3: If it's a semi-mod then you will have to re-do the hack every time you power off the PSP
     
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    sorry. its 2000. (it says 2001 on the bottom)
     
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    Can you check what the data code is behind the battery? If it's any 7x series (x being any alphabet variable) you are fine and you can Pandora, if it's a 8 series you will want 8A or 8B, some 8C's are good too but it's highly unlikely, anything different and it's game over.
     
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    what do you mean? 7X? im looking on the back.....
     
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    [​IMG]
    ^ That's what the data code is, by 7X I mean X is the changeably variable e.g. 7A, 7B, 7C etc. If it starts with 7 you are good to go in other words.
     
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    mine doesnt say....

    should i have said that it's the limited(?) edition star wars one?
     
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    Yes you should of said that [​IMG] The Star Wars Bundles all have TA-088v2 motherboards which are Pandorable, so you're good. I don't know what you mean by it doesn't say it as all PSP's have one
     
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    mine doesnt show one [​IMG]

    so do i NEED to buy a pandora or can i use the semi CFW?

    see:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Nope you can make a pandora battery yourself but you will need another spare battery. Or you can just make a MM before making a pandora battery.
     
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    so basically, i have an option of using a pandora.

    meaning i can use the semi CFW.

    and no one has answered this...

    3. the guide for the above question, do i NEED to do this over on the computer if i ever turn off the PSP?
    it does say"You have to go through the whole process of Chickhen and GEN C again."

    meaning i have to download the whole thing over again?
     
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    You have a pandorable one,why don't you use a full cfw
     
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    i can? even though im on version 6.00?
     
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    As Luke_c said, your psp mobo is pandorable.Means you can install permanent cfw (5.00 m33 or 5.50 Gen D). You have to use Rains Magic memory stick maker (a PC program)HERE. After you made your magic memory stick then you can hardmod your (original sony batt.) if you don't have an access to other hacked PSP.

    YEP, you can downgrade with pandora battery + magic memory stick!
     
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    If you want to use a flashed firmware (Will flash to the PSP's NAND memory so when you switch off you keep the CFW) you will require a Pandora Battery to re-flash to a lower firmware where you can install and flash the firmware from there.

    If you want to use a semi-firmware (Doesn't flash to the NAND so you will lose the CFW when switched off) you will still need a Pandora anyway as you are on a too high firmware.

    So in other words, get a Pandora and flash the firmware. Only thing you can do currently is use the Half-Byte Loader to run a few homebrew.
     
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    i can only run homebrew? thats completely different from other posts....

    i dont understand.
     
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    Get/buy a pandora battery or hardmod one (there is ton of tutorials on the net). Then make your magic mem. stick. With these you can reflash to CFW. Or if you can't get pandora batt. ,you can only use the patapon save game exploit to load the 'Half Byte Loader' and you can only play homebrew games (no ISO games). That if your PSP is on OFW 6.00.
     
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    well that sucks.....

    guess i have no other options...

    not even semi firmware wont work?
     
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    I suggest you google how to hardmod slim PSP batt. You SHOULD try it. It's not that hard...

    EDIT : Semi firmware (partial hack/ChickHEN) only works on FW 5.03 ... That's why you still need PANDORA BATTERY [​IMG] to downgrade your fw.
     

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