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I can't get into Recovery Mode.

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#1
I recently couldn't boot into recovery mode for some reason i do not know why but before i could get in there like nothing. I don't know why but i think it was because i accidentally dropped it on the carpet in class. it was like a one and a half foot drop so i don't think that was the problem. i also added a new game to it so maybe that was it? i don't know. please help if you can and please no stupid answers. please and thanks


My PSP is 3.40 OE-A if this helps
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#2
can you use it normally, or does it stay black?

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(+[__]%) psp slim ta-085v1: 6.60 PRO B10
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#3
like when i hold down R and turn on the power switch, the green power button turns on and then the screen turns black and then the light turns off.

(+[_]%)My PSP Life= 3.10 OE-A >> 3.40 OE-A >> 3.52 M33 >> 3.52 M33-2 >> 3.71 M33 >> 3.71 M33-4 >> 3.80 M33 >> 3.80 M33-5 >> 3.90 M33 >> 3.90 M33-2 (Went from 3.40 OE-A to 3.90 M33-2 all in half an hour!)
#4
what about a normal startup; does it goes into the xmb menu?

ps2: v7 scph-39001 - independence exploit - hdloader 0.8c - maxtor 300gb hdd
(+[__]%) psp slim ta-085v1: 6.60 PRO B10
wii (powered by bootmii/priiloader): 4.1u - d2x v10beta53-alt (base 56) - configurable usb loader v70r51/devolution r188 - wd scorpio black 7200rpm 320gig w/ ams venus ds2 enclosure

got a whole lot more to list . . .
#5
yeah i can start up as usual. it's just the recovery mode that i can't get into

(+[_]%)My PSP Life= 3.10 OE-A >> 3.40 OE-A >> 3.52 M33 >> 3.52 M33-2 >> 3.71 M33 >> 3.71 M33-4 >> 3.80 M33 >> 3.80 M33-5 >> 3.90 M33 >> 3.90 M33-2 (Went from 3.40 OE-A to 3.90 M33-2 all in half an hour!)
#6
odd. first time i heard of this. i would suggest to create pandora's battery first, before doing anything else. also, copy all the contents of your memory stick to the computer.

go HERE to get the files and instructions. and remember to backup the battery eeprom.

ps2: v7 scph-39001 - independence exploit - hdloader 0.8c - maxtor 300gb hdd
(+[__]%) psp slim ta-085v1: 6.60 PRO B10
wii (powered by bootmii/priiloader): 4.1u - d2x v10beta53-alt (base 56) - configurable usb loader v70r51/devolution r188 - wd scorpio black 7200rpm 320gig w/ ams venus ds2 enclosure

got a whole lot more to list . . .
#7
are you sure theirs no other way? maybe formatting the memory card? or somoething

(+[_]%)My PSP Life= 3.10 OE-A >> 3.40 OE-A >> 3.52 M33 >> 3.52 M33-2 >> 3.71 M33 >> 3.71 M33-4 >> 3.80 M33 >> 3.80 M33-5 >> 3.90 M33 >> 3.90 M33-2 (Went from 3.40 OE-A to 3.90 M33-2 all in half an hour!)
#8
if it can go into recovery without the memory stick, then you can format the memory stick. but if it's the same results, then a clean install of custom firmware is needed.

actually, the r trigger might be the problem. does it work in games?

ps2: v7 scph-39001 - independence exploit - hdloader 0.8c - maxtor 300gb hdd
(+[__]%) psp slim ta-085v1: 6.60 PRO B10
wii (powered by bootmii/priiloader): 4.1u - d2x v10beta53-alt (base 56) - configurable usb loader v70r51/devolution r188 - wd scorpio black 7200rpm 320gig w/ ams venus ds2 enclosure

got a whole lot more to list . . .
#9
yeah, i was just playing midnight club using a lot of R

(+[_]%)My PSP Life= 3.10 OE-A >> 3.40 OE-A >> 3.52 M33 >> 3.52 M33-2 >> 3.71 M33 >> 3.71 M33-4 >> 3.80 M33 >> 3.80 M33-5 >> 3.90 M33 >> 3.90 M33-2 (Went from 3.40 OE-A to 3.90 M33-2 all in half an hour!)
#10
a clean install is needed. use the link i provided in the posts above to create pandora's battery. you can do it with one battery, and return it to normal afterwards.

ps2: v7 scph-39001 - independence exploit - hdloader 0.8c - maxtor 300gb hdd
(+[__]%) psp slim ta-085v1: 6.60 PRO B10
wii (powered by bootmii/priiloader): 4.1u - d2x v10beta53-alt (base 56) - configurable usb loader v70r51/devolution r188 - wd scorpio black 7200rpm 320gig w/ ams venus ds2 enclosure

got a whole lot more to list . . .
#11
I'm going to try reformat mem card and then try no UMD boot. if all else fails then ill pandora

(+[_]%)My PSP Life= 3.10 OE-A >> 3.40 OE-A >> 3.52 M33 >> 3.52 M33-2 >> 3.71 M33 >> 3.71 M33-4 >> 3.80 M33 >> 3.80 M33-5 >> 3.90 M33 >> 3.90 M33-2 (Went from 3.40 OE-A to 3.90 M33-2 all in half an hour!)
#12
backup all contents before a format.

also do this format:

-on the computer, start->run->cmd
-type "format (psp drive letter) /fs:fat
*if you're using a 4gb, it will ask to use 64k cluster, choose yes*

ps2: v7 scph-39001 - independence exploit - hdloader 0.8c - maxtor 300gb hdd
(+[__]%) psp slim ta-085v1: 6.60 PRO B10
wii (powered by bootmii/priiloader): 4.1u - d2x v10beta53-alt (base 56) - configurable usb loader v70r51/devolution r188 - wd scorpio black 7200rpm 320gig w/ ams venus ds2 enclosure

got a whole lot more to list . . .
#13
Oh i did use default settings and i could get in now. but thanks for all your help!.

(+[_]%)My PSP Life= 3.10 OE-A >> 3.40 OE-A >> 3.52 M33 >> 3.52 M33-2 >> 3.71 M33 >> 3.71 M33-4 >> 3.80 M33 >> 3.80 M33-5 >> 3.90 M33 >> 3.90 M33-2 (Went from 3.40 OE-A to 3.90 M33-2 all in half an hour!)
#14
use that format method, even if it works now, it won't hurt it. it's proven to speed up loading times from iso/cso games.

also, i suggest on upgrading your firmware to 3.52 m33-4. much more stable, better no-umd compatability, and has a built in umd ripper.

ps2: v7 scph-39001 - independence exploit - hdloader 0.8c - maxtor 300gb hdd
(+[__]%) psp slim ta-085v1: 6.60 PRO B10
wii (powered by bootmii/priiloader): 4.1u - d2x v10beta53-alt (base 56) - configurable usb loader v70r51/devolution r188 - wd scorpio black 7200rpm 320gig w/ ams venus ds2 enclosure

got a whole lot more to list . . .
#15
idk man. i love OE A :D

(+[_]%)My PSP Life= 3.10 OE-A >> 3.40 OE-A >> 3.52 M33 >> 3.52 M33-2 >> 3.71 M33 >> 3.71 M33-4 >> 3.80 M33 >> 3.80 M33-5 >> 3.90 M33 >> 3.90 M33-2 (Went from 3.40 OE-A to 3.90 M33-2 all in half an hour!)
#16
i had 3.40 oe-a. and m33 firmware is exactly the same. how is that possible you say? they're both created by the one and only Dark_AleX. 3.52 m33-4 is basically an expansion of 3.40 oe-a.

ps2: v7 scph-39001 - independence exploit - hdloader 0.8c - maxtor 300gb hdd
(+[__]%) psp slim ta-085v1: 6.60 PRO B10
wii (powered by bootmii/priiloader): 4.1u - d2x v10beta53-alt (base 56) - configurable usb loader v70r51/devolution r188 - wd scorpio black 7200rpm 320gig w/ ams venus ds2 enclosure

got a whole lot more to list . . .
#17
ohh, if it was made by dark alex then thats a different story :D.

what are some features?

(+[_]%)My PSP Life= 3.10 OE-A >> 3.40 OE-A >> 3.52 M33 >> 3.52 M33-2 >> 3.71 M33 >> 3.71 M33-4 >> 3.80 M33 >> 3.80 M33-5 >> 3.90 M33 >> 3.90 M33-2 (Went from 3.40 OE-A to 3.90 M33-2 all in half an hour!)
#18
features of 3.52 m33-4

-use of sony np9660 no-umd driver
-built in umd ripper
-vsh menu (complete access to cpu speed, umd drivers, and flash)

also the recovery menu is now black with red text. much easier on the eyes.


if you choose to upgrade to 3.52 m33-4, use this guide, made by member larrylje, and you'll upgrade with no problems.

Originally posted by larrylje:
Follow the below steps to recover to 1.50...

First off make sure your PSP is plugged in to the AC Adapter. Keep your PSP plugged in the whole time you are doing these steps.

The PSP also needs to have a battery charge level of 75% or higher. To check the Battery level go to your system settings then battery information. It will give you the % level there. If it is lower then 75% turn off the PSP and let it charge till it is over 75% (I would recommend charging it to 100$)

Now it is time to downgrade to 1.50

Format your memory Stick using PSP system settings.

Download this RECOVERY file.

Extract the file which will extract a RECOVERY folder. Now connect the PSP to PC via USB. Place the RECOVERY folder in the /PSP/GAME folder of the PSP Memory Stick.

Now go to recovery menu.

Do this by turning off the PSP. Hold the power button up till the power led turns off. Now hold the R shoulder button down and keep it down while turning the PSP on.

The Recovery menu should come up. When it does select the option "RUN PROGRAM AT /PSP/GAME/RECOVERY/EBOOT.PBP follow the on screen instructions and it will downgrade your PSP back to 1.50 firmware (After it downgrades you might get a blue screen with a bunch of text. If you get this screen just hit O and the PSP will reboot and you will need to enter your settings).

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Below is the files and directions to update to 3.52 m33-4.

3.52 M33 HERE

3.52 M33-4 HERE

3.52 firmware HERE

1.50 firmware HERE


Download the 3.52 M33 CFW linked above. Extract the file.

Download both the 1.50 and 3.52 firmware. You need to re-name the 3.52 firmware to 352.PBP the 1.50 firmware to 150.PBP. Then add them to the M33CREATOR folder.

Now copy the M33CREATOR folder and the kxploitpatcher and kxploitpatcher% folders to the PSP MS directory of ms0:/PSP/GAME folder.

Now go to Game Menu Memory Stick and run the KXploit Permanent Patcher (There is 1 that says corupt data this is normal). It should run and say patched successfully and reboot back to the XMB.

Now go to game Menu Memory Stick and run the M33CREATOR.

After you run the M33CREATOR it should reboot back to the XMB. It should have created a 3.52 M33 update which you need to select in the Game Menu Memory Stick.

It will flash the files to the PSP and you should be at 3.52 M33 firmware. If it is then format your MS.

Now extract the 3.52 M33-4 update.

Drag the PSP folder that is in the update M33-4 into the root of the MS overwriting the files when it asks you to. Now go to Game Menu Memory Stick and run the m33-4 update. This will only take a few seconds.

After the update is finished check and make sure it says 3.52 M33-4 for firmware. If it does say 3.52 m33-4 then format the MS 1 more time.

You are now updated to 3.52 M33-4.


ps2: v7 scph-39001 - independence exploit - hdloader 0.8c - maxtor 300gb hdd
(+[__]%) psp slim ta-085v1: 6.60 PRO B10
wii (powered by bootmii/priiloader): 4.1u - d2x v10beta53-alt (base 56) - configurable usb loader v70r51/devolution r188 - wd scorpio black 7200rpm 320gig w/ ams venus ds2 enclosure

got a whole lot more to list . . .
#19
alright cool thanks!

(+[_]%)My PSP Life= 3.10 OE-A >> 3.40 OE-A >> 3.52 M33 >> 3.52 M33-2 >> 3.71 M33 >> 3.71 M33-4 >> 3.80 M33 >> 3.80 M33-5 >> 3.90 M33 >> 3.90 M33-2 (Went from 3.40 OE-A to 3.90 M33-2 all in half an hour!)
#20
no problem.

also, if you decide to expand the use of your psp, check out dl.qj.net for emulators and programs.

ps2: v7 scph-39001 - independence exploit - hdloader 0.8c - maxtor 300gb hdd
(+[__]%) psp slim ta-085v1: 6.60 PRO B10
wii (powered by bootmii/priiloader): 4.1u - d2x v10beta53-alt (base 56) - configurable usb loader v70r51/devolution r188 - wd scorpio black 7200rpm 320gig w/ ams venus ds2 enclosure

got a whole lot more to list . . .
#21
EXCUSE ME SIR... I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM... I CANT GET INTO THE RECOVERY MODE BUT MY PSP IS BOOTING NORMALLY AND THE XMB APPEARS NORMALLY HOW CAN I ACCESS RECOVERY MODE AGAIN?? I WANT TO DOWNGRADE MG PSP BACK TO 150 AGAIN BUT I CAN'T DO SO BECAUSE THE RECOVERY MODE IS NOT ACCESSIBLE PLS HELP ME WITH THIS PROBLEM

dino
#22
What firmware are you currently running on?

o.O Bricked PSP
#23
im currently using 3.03...... i can't access the recovery mode...

dino
#24
If it is 3.03 then it is official firmware.

Official firmware doesnt have a recovery mode. You will need Custom Firmware to get into the recovery mode.

o.O Bricked PSP
#25
im using 3.03 actually before this happened i'm using 3.40 0 EA.... i was trying to upgrade it to 3.52 m33... so i down graded it to 1.50 then all is going well until i reached the M33 CREATOR... is says that there is an error on the dic... so i can't start the M33 UPDATE, it says there is an error ... from there i can't access the recovery mode... so i tried to upgrade it to 3.03 and still it the recovery mode won't come up

if an official firmware doesn't have a recovery mode... what should i do to actually change my firmware to a customize one so that i can access the recovery mode... pls help

dino
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