Question about magic memory stick

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  1. luken27
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    I'm about to buy PSP Battery service tool from Datel and it turns the battery into a battery that will boot up service mode ( PSP Currently Bricked). I was wondering since its already in service mode and I can put the files on it, then what would I need the magic memory stick for?

    Battery Service Tool
     
  2. Bob Evil

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    You need the memory stick to put the CFW onto the PSP for you.

    Once you have finished with the stick, it can be re-formatted, and used as a normal Memory Stick again.
     
  3. myuusmeow

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    It is required for the process to work, as it works like this IIRC:
    1. Pandora's Battery causes the system software to be read off of the Memory Stick
    2. System software is read and than using a homebrew program, the new system software is flashed to the flash memory in the PSP

    Without the MMS, it will never get past step 1. Don't buy a new MMS, you can make one using your existing one, use it with the Pandora's Battery, and reformat it in 10-15 minutes flat.
     
  4. acidrain

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    Also, you should know that you need a PSP with a CFW to create the MMS.
    And I wouldn't suggest you to buy the datel tool. Since you need a hacked PSP to create the MMS, use the same PSP to convert your battery into a pandora. Then reconvert it to a normal one. You'll save 20$
     
  5. Bob Evil

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    No, you don't. You can download an easy installer that will create a Magic Memory Stick on an un-modded PSP.
     
  6. luken27
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    What im getting out of this is, I need the magic memory stick in order to flash the firmware onto it. I can make this magic memory stick without a cfw PSP correct? Does it have to be a certain firmware? My PSP is bricked and it was running 2.80 (No cfw) if I boot service mode would I be able to do anything?
     
  7. Bob Evil

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    Go over to psp-hacks.com ... they will hook you up with the easy installer (doesn't work under Vista, though, only XP or earlier) & tutorials.

    The easy installer will un-brick your PSP, too.
     
  8. luken27
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    Ok I will do that, thanks to all those who helped.
     
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    The easy installer said I needed a cfw PSP to use it. Can you give me a link to what you were talking about?
     
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    ediblebird's guide. It's a sticky in this board.
     
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