Should i buy a psp slim before its to late?

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  1. GDragon
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    Should i buy a psp slim now before its to late to hack it with pandora?

    Im asking bcause of this

    Hello, this was very supprising for me to read, and lucky enough i didnt get a TA-088 mobo PSP Slim lol...but here is the full article!

    A post on the Dark AleX blog addressed the problems with running Despertar del Cementerio, Pandora, and Time Machine on certain PlayStation Portable Slim and Lite with TA-088 motherboards.

    According to the announcement posted by webmaster Alek, the IPL used for the three applications doesn't work. Now interestingly enough, IPLs can still be run from the Memory Stick, but are limited to those signed by Sony. This in turn "will probably block the actual way of running your cfw's, as you couldn't even load on this NANDs the custom IPLs with different signature." He explained the problem further:

    Even though, IPL is not the problem, but probably the mixed kernel of 1.50&&3.40, and it will be the best option to use a new kernel on Despertar del Cementerio future versions.

    So what does this mean for homebrew users? Well, a "new Dc version will not be released till the new Core and interface is finished." So does this mean that they'll find a way to get around the problem? Most definitely. All they need is a little time.


    [SOURCE QJ/DARK ALEX BLOG]


    what do you guys think?
     
  2. jesterscourt

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    Yeah, I now have 2 just in case [​IMG] A red GoW and a black one.
     
  3. CorruptJon

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    Don't worry too much about that. If it ever does happen though, there will always be millions of em on ebay that you could get.
     
  4. B-BoyMP

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    If you wait to late, you will buy a PSP TA-088 (inpandorised) so you can't have a custom firmware just OFW, but Dark Alex works for that PSPs (a way for get a custom firmware in TA-088)
     
  5. GDragon
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    So what i understand is that i must buy one now before its to late?
     
  6. B-BoyMP

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    not "Must" but "should", for have more chance to don't get a TA-088 [​IMG]
     
  7. 754boy

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    Just do like i did and get a PSP Phat lol [​IMG]
     
  8. Seyiji

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    Same here [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. KeitaroBaka

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    Phat PSP FTW !

    I don't see any reason to go for the slim. Even having skype is not worth to get a slim.
     
  10. GDragon
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    But what's cheaper slim or phat?
     
  12. Tikker

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    slim has twice the ram of the phat, as well as video out capability
     
  13. GDragon
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    ok thanks im buying the psp slim [​IMG]
     
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    Wow thanks, it is really cheap ;D
    and where should i buy the magic memory stick?(what does it do? though =/)
     
  16. myuusmeow

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    You don't need to buy a Magic Memory Stick. Read ediblebird's guide, just skip the parts about making a Pandora's Battery.
     
  17. GDragon
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    How do you know if you psp has TA-088 motherboard?
     
  18. feds4u

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    In your neighborhood.
    I'd wait for PSP 3000.
     
  19. jesterscourt

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    Which at this point, is still a rumor.
     
  20. heliuscc

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    Pandora won't work when you try it.

    EDIT: I've just used PSPIDENT 0.3 on both of my slims. My Piano black slim came up as a slim V1 with TA-085 mobo. My new FFVII crisis core limited edition PSP came up as a TA-088 Slim v2.0. I have Pandora'd both of these PSPs with no issue. Is the problem a TA-088v2 mobo?