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How do I play an PSP ISO on my PSP?

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#901
some help. i bought a psp slim an i install the 3.80 m-33-5 i can play cso game that i downloaded. i'm also been able to back up the umd but the problem is when i download an iso file. when is done i get it in a rar file i extract them and i get different files in it with no iso file in it I have use nero and imgburn. i read thru the the other pages and i follow the intruction in it but i'm still unable to get the iso file to play the game any idea what i'm not doing right?
any help is welcome
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#902
@GIOTDI

You kind of lost me in your message when you started talking about files being extracted. I believe you meant that when you extract the .rar files that you don't get a .iso you get a bunch of new folders and files. If this is true it is because whoever put the .iso on the internet for downlod didn't really put the .iso on the internet the put the files inside the .iso on the internet. So to fix this you must recreate the .iso using a program called UMDGen. I believe the last/latest version is 4.00. Google around and you should be able to find a guide explaining how to use UMDGen if you are unable to figure it out.



"Some people have no damn sense." - Nephilim, March 27 2007 @ 18:08
#903
thank you pea for the replay. i will try with umdgen
thank
#904
Originally posted by PeaInAPod:
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with this guide I can do this with a new PSP right out of the box?

Yes this Battery/Mem.Stick combo can be done right out of the box, to virtually any PSP.

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Also - are there any guides out there that tell you how to change the battery yourself?

There are, I was going to post them when you needed them but I will post now anyway. This thread here will explain EVERYTHING :) Battery modding AND Magic Memory Stick creation.
is there is an easier and cheaper way

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You say make sure you have custom firmware installed - how would I go about doing that if I need to have the Pandora battery and stick first?

This is was my reply...
"but this process required a firwmare 1.5 or custom firmware PSP. Eventually it was also discovered that modifying the circuit board itself could be done to create a Pandora' Battery but then the battery was rendered useless for everyday use."

Basically the original way of creating the Pandora battery required a custom firmware PSP, so only people who already had custom firmware installed could make the batteries for other people. But then a way to create the Pandora Battery was found that allowed anybody to create the Pandora battery through modifying the battery itself. So no longer was custom firmware needed.


Firmwares that end in any type of letters 3.71 M33 or OE or HX are custom firmwares with the M33 types being widely considered the absolute best custom firwmares. And the -2 in M33-2 stands for Update 2.

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Like, what would we be the very first thing I should do once I get it out? And how to do it?
First thing one should do is check to see what firmware is installed because some firmwares dont need a battery/memory stick combo to downgrade. To do this go to the far left menu option named "System", then go to "System Settings", and then go down to "System Information". It will list your firmare version there let us know that and we can tell you the best way to go about downgrading.
Thank you for all of the answers to my questions. :) Now, I know that the firmware is 3.72 and it is from the Daxter slim bundle that also comes with a 1GB PRO DUO. I have not done anything to it yet so what would be my next step?
#905
You will need a battery to convert for Pandora use. The battery you need is the one for the original PSP not the slim.



"Some people have no damn sense." - Nephilim, March 27 2007 @ 18:08
#906
you do not necessarily need a second battery because you hard mod after you pandora and have custom firmware plugin the psp to the ac adaptor and remove the pandora boot the psp nto the xmb use the upmsv3r3 (a cso that creates an ultimate pandoras memory stick on custom firmware) and select the option to write the sleep fix ipl this will let the psp boot in to normal mode with a pandora and if you want to load the pandora menu just hold the left trigger while turining on the psp..

***this may not work for some users some psps will not boot with out a battery after the installation of custom firmware although i have never had this problem another user reported as many a 3 in 20 have this issue.








#907
Originally posted by wasted420:
you do not necessarily need a second battery because you hard mod after you pandora and have custom firmware plugin the psp to the ac adaptor and remove the pandora boot the psp nto the xmb use the upmsv3r3 (a cso that creates an ultimate pandoras memory stick on custom firmware) and select the option to write the sleep fix ipl this will let the psp boot in to normal mode with a pandora and if you want to load the pandora menu just hold the left trigger while turining on the psp..

***this may not work for some users some psps will not boot with out a battery after the installation of custom firmware although i have never had this problem another user reported as many a 3 in 20 have this issue.
A Pandora battery CAN be converted back if it was created through teh SOFTWARE MOD. But that requires a PSP already at a custom firmware(or 1.5) which this user doesn't have. So we are going to have to do the HARDWARE MOD which is only repairable through very precise soldering, no software hack can alter what is done in the hardware mod process.



"Some people have no damn sense." - Nephilim, March 27 2007 @ 18:08
#908
Ok, so looking at what I have been reading I will need another battery but from the fat psp if I don't want to go inside and cut from the board and then connect it back together. Do they sell those seperate at Gamestop or some place similar?
Also, you say that the Pandora is not for everyday use. So that means it is a battery that is only used for the "service mode" and cannot be used to play anything normally?
#909
Let me clarify. The only type of battery that can be "Pandora-ized" is the battery from the PSP Phat. Since you do not have a custom firmware PSP you WILL have to open the battery up and cut a pin to Pandora the battery. If you are good at soldering you can solder the pin you cut otherwise the battery will only be able to be used as a Pandora battery.

You could buy one of these.



"Some people have no damn sense." - Nephilim, March 27 2007 @ 18:08
#910
Ok - so if I was to buy a PSP fat battery would I have to remove the pin in that one as well? I'm thinking of doing the soldering method but I don't want to screw the battery up. Do you know of any tutorials for cutting it and then soldering it back together and what all tools I will need for it? Video tutorial or a forum with precise pictures. I appreciate all of your help.
#911
here is a tut to downgrade with a hardmodded psp
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/610313


#912
I also found this and wondered has anyone tried this and has it worked.
http://www.pspmod.com/forums/hardware/26...y-hard-mod.html
It seems very nice and easy.
#913
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Ok - so if I was to buy a PSP fat battery would I have to remove the pin in that one as well?
You HAVE to buy a PSP fat battery and yes you will have to cut a pin.
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Do you know of any tutorials for cutting it and then soldering it back together and what all tools I will need for it? Video tutorial or a forum with precise pictures.
This is the tutorial I linked to in oen of my prior posts. It explains how to make the battery and the magic memory stick for use with the PSP Slim. Also using the guide I just posted repairing the battery is as easy as connecting the two halves of the pin you cut with some solder.



"Some people have no damn sense." - Nephilim, March 27 2007 @ 18:08
#914
Originally posted by PeaInAPod:
Let me clarify. The only type of battery that can be "Pandora-ized" is the battery from the PSP Phat. Since you do not have a custom firmware PSP you WILL have to open the battery up and cut a pin to Pandora the battery. If you are good at soldering you can solder the pin you cut otherwise the battery will only be able to be used as a Pandora battery.

You could buy one of these.
I'm not trying to be a know it all or anything, but your information seems to be outdated a bit. The PSP Slim battery (maybe not all) CAN be Pandorized. I have a few guides at home that say how. It's a pretty "easy" thing to do though, assuming you've soldered before (or you could cut the traces or do the 'tape method')
If you go with the solder way, 'tin' the tips of the wires, and when you try to solder them to the circuits, don't touch the board, only the wire. This will melt the tin and make the solder stick... which seems safer than touching the actual board. Less risk of burning things...

Anyhow, I'm by no means an expert, but I CAN vouch for the working Slim pandora battery... though it is only compatable with SLIMS... it won't even power on a Fat.
#915
I have a 3.80 version...is there any way I can play my ISO?

Please help

Thanks
#916
tripplite Suspended due non-functional email address
you need a custom firmware PSP (cfw)

to play iso/cso games on your psp

http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/646004

-tripplite


#917
Closed - use the thread in tripplite's post



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