Hacking PSP 3000 Plugins installed to the Flash 3

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hello i have a PSP 3000 using 6.20 pro perma patch
im faking 6.60 OFW
my PSP is a Mystic Silver PSP from the United States Dissidia "Limited edition set"
and im wondering if i install a plugin to the Flash 3 and reference them in the VSH.txt file would this brick my PSP.
i realize this method shouldnt effect my IPL but i wanna be safe.
the plugins are CXMB and XMB Item Hider (xmbih). and they are currently running off my memory stick
so im wondering if anyone has tried and failed/succeeded?
 

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Assuming you also mean using a set of plugin control files in flash as well to remove the PSP's dependency on a memory stick to have a custom theme on boot (as I can't think of another reason to do this)... I doubt anybody's tried, because it's a bad idea to begin with.

If you screw up anything with CXMB and the PSP refuses to boot full with it enabled (and I've run across at least two "working" themes that have done that to me personally), normally disabling it is as easy as removing the memory stick and restarting the PSP, where it'll be unable to load the plugin on startup and will boot the normal/unmodded VSH where you're free to change things (and you can just mod the data on the stick anyways).

If all of it's installed in flash3, you can't do that. While you may be able to still enter the recovery menu before the problem takes effect, I really don't feel like risking needing to pandora my 2000 to run a check (seeing as with the 6.20 permanent patch the recovery menu check appears to be after the IPL)... because even though with the perma patch you can boot into OFW mode, in OFW mode you have no way to disable the plugin anyways since you will lack access to the recovery menu to toggle it normally, and last I checked signed homebrew does not have the permissions to write to flash for you to edit the files.

Again, this is assuming you want the whole package to be in flash, if not ignore this.
 
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i see where you are coming from. it would still be dependent on the VSH.txt file which is on my memory stick
i slao have tested all my themes and they work except for p3t (its just a wallpaper glitch)
i could remove the memory stick and boot into a "CXMB-less" mode by restarting with my MS ejected
on the PC you could disable the flash 3 CXMB through the VSH.txt file and temporally reinstall it to ms0: and reboot to CFW
i should still be able to work with XMB item hider correct as it only reads the ini

i was only going to install CXMB to the Flash 3
vsh.txt and the themes would be normal (i dont even know how to change the location for those

i was going to use the command
Code:
flash3:/seplugins/cxmb/cxmb.prx
the following file tree
  • flash3
    • seplugins
      • cxmb
        • cxmb.prx
        • conf.txt (i could probably get rid of this as i dont use cxmb tor theme conversion)
        • support
          • [various firmware files] (i could probably get rid of this as i dont use cxmb tor theme conversion)
    • xmbih.prx
    • xmbih.inf
  • ms0
    • seplugins
      • vsh.txt
 

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If the control files would still be on the memory card then it shouldn't be an issue (as flash3 itself is not critical last I checked, only being used for some scratch data), did you just want this so it'd load faster or something?

I've never used xmb hider so I can't comment there.
 
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most plugins can only work off the memory stick.
however i have had a quite a few running like this on my phat (when i till used it)

If the control files would still be on the memory card then it shouldn't be an issue (as flash3 itself is not critical last I checked, only being used for some scratch data), did you just want this so it'd load faster or something?

I've never used xmb hider so I can't comment there.
thanks, im a try it
that was my main concern "was it critical" just had some trouble forming that to words
 

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most plugins can only work off the memory stick.
however i have had a quite a few running like this on my phat (when i till used it)

maybe its b/c its a 3000 and cannot have cIPL
a phat is a 1000 and the IPL (or inital program loader) is what boots up the PSP
If the control files would still be on the memory card then it shouldn't be an issue (as flash3 itself is not critical last I checked, only being used for some scratch data), did you just want this so it'd load faster or something?

I've never used xmb hider so I can't comment there.
thanks again both are working (but my allpaper issue still stands)

startup is now almost instaintious
 
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