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[b]Pandora Setup Issues[/b]

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by khaz, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. khaz

    khaz Guest

    I appear to be experienceing an issue when attempting to run the universal downgrader/unbricker on PHAT PSP running 3.40-OE. The problem presents itself when the PSP is turned on automatically after inserting the JigKick battery and before reading from the Magic Memory Stick. The PSP seems to simply hang or is completely idle with a blank screen, nothing happens even if I leave the device on for half an hour. Please can someone help.

    (I would like to ensure the Magic Memory Stick and JigKick battery have been confirgured properly before attempting to downgrade a friends PSP with version 3.60 running on it)
     
  2. Shokz

    Shokz Regular member

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    Can you tell us what happens when the PSP turns on? Just power light/ All three lights?
     
  3. khaz

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    Thanks for your prompt response.

    Only the power light turns on, I can see the screen does come on but its completely blank. No other lights come on...I've tried two different memory cards; SanDisk 2GB UltraII Memory Stick Duo Pro and a Sony 64MB Memory Stick Duo Pro.
     
  4. Shokz

    Shokz Regular member

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    If that happens, it means that the battery has been created right, but the memory stick has something wrong with it, have you tried different ways of making it?
     
  5. khaz

    khaz Guest

    Hi Shokz, thanks for getting back to me. I used the following instructions to make the memory card...are there alternative ways to do this...?

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    PANDORA'S BATTERY
    =================

    A universal PSP unbricker/downgrader by the Prometheus project, also
    known as Team C+D.

    REQUIREMENTS
    - A spare PSP Battery. Any make will do. Using a spare is best, as it
    will not be possible to boot the PSP in its normal state with the
    modified battery.
    - A spare Memory Stick Pro Duo of less than 4Gb. (256Mb should be
    enough for all applications).
    - A PSP with a Custom Firmware such as OE, M33 or WC, or a PSP with
    the 1.5 original kernel.

    INSTALLATION PROCEDURE
    - Connect the PSP to the PC with the Memory Stick inside via the USB
    Connection.
    - Format the Memory Stick using any utility.
    - Use mspformat to format the Memory Stick logically.
    - Remove the Memory Stick and disable the USB connection.
    - Connect the Memory Stick again via the USB connection of the PSP.
    - Manually create the PSP/GAME (optionally PSP/GAME150) folders on the
    Memory Stick.
    - Copy the "battery" and "installer" programs to the PSP/GAME
    (optionally PSP/GAME150) folder.
    - Copy the 1.50 official updater as UPDATE.PBP to the root of the
    Memory Stick.
    - Remove the Memory Stick and disable the USB connection.
    - Run "installer" through the firmware on the PSP. This application
    will create the firmware files on the root of the Memory Stick, as
    well as msipl.bin.
    - Connect the Memory Stick again via the USB connection of the PSP.
    - Execute "msinst" application on the PC with the msipl.bin to write
    the IPL to memory stick.
    - Remove the Memory Stick and disable the USB connection.
    - Execute "battery" application on the PSP to modify the battery.
    - Congratulation, you are now in posession of a "Magic Memory Stick"
    and a "JigKick Battery".

    USAGE
    - Insert Memory Stick into the PSP
    - Remove power cord and insert the JigKick Battery into the PSP.
    - A menu appears when the PSP boots. Follow the onscreen information
    and instructions.

    NOTES AND RESTRICTIONS
    - The firmware in the Memory Stick is not a full 1.50, but a minimal
    subset. Therefore, not all applications (such as flashers, or
    recovery apps) will load.
    - Only Memory Stick Pro Duo are compatible. Memory Stick Duo
    (e.g. 32MB sticks) are not supported.
    - The IDStorage cannot be totally restored, as there is no known way
    to regenerate it properly.
    - It is strongly RECOMMENDED to make a flash dump of the PSP before
    any downgrading operation.
    - There might be a BSOD at the end of the downgrade. This is normal,
    and happens on the standard downgraders.
    - All hardware revisions known at this day are supported.
    - This release contains no Sony-copyrighted material. All required
    Sony data is generated from the v1.50 update files.

    CREDITS
    - Please do not edit or remove these credits... ;)
    - All work done by the Prometheus team aka Team C+D:

    Adrahil (VoidPointer)
    Booster
    Cswindle (Caretaker)
    Dark_AleX (Malyot)
    Ditlew
    Fanjita (FullerMonty)
    Joek2100 (CosmicOverSoul)
    Jim
    Mathieulh (WiseFellow)
    Nem (h1ckeyph0rce)
    Psp250
    Skylark
    TyRaNiD (bockscar)

    - With thanks to everyone who has contributed to the PSPSDK, without which
    nothing would have been possible.
     
  6. Shokz

    Shokz Regular member

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    If you want to do it manually, the "official" guide isn't exactly the best, most people can't follow it. I'd suggest using this guide instead, it's still the same files, but the explanation of how to do it is more straight forward.
     
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    that happened to me i think it was because i didnt install the ipl(or somethin like that) just use the hellcat pandoras launcher for 3.XX
     
  8. Shokz

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    Haha, guess you missed this section of the official guide then:

    - Connect the Memory Stick again via the USB connection of the PSP.
    - Execute "msinst" application on the PC with the msipl.bin to write
    the IPL to memory stick.
    - Remove the Memory Stick and disable the USB connection.

    :D
     
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    l use this..
    and work for me
    ****************************************
    First u need PSP with Custon FW to create magic mem/JigKick Battery
    the best option for pefect Pandora's (magic stick)
    put u memory stick and card reader
    very easy
    ****************************************
    put u memory stick on card reader then use
    DOS key C:\mspformat L or H) card reader drive
    are you to format drive L
    all data will be lost Do you want to continue [Y] Y
    now create some folders (PSP,GAME)
    put all folders on PSP/GAME/pandora_battery & pandora _battery%
    this too: pbfirm_install & pbfirm_install%
    now put mem stick on psp
    click to pandora install
    To create the msipl.bin file
    now put the memory on card reader and use dos key again
    c:\msinst\msinst L mispl.bin (enter)key
    PSP MS IPL INSTALLER
    load IPL code msipl.bin
    Are You Sure? [Y] Y
    .....
    .......... then
    Write MS BOOT CODE
    DONE ...u got the magic Now.!!
    *****************************************
    now put again the memory card on psp
    and run (pandora battery) to create u own JigKick Battery
    choice backup battery EEPROM before converting
    battery ..mean u can ( restore later)
    then (X) to create
    ..now u got all
    ready to use...try
    hope this help.!!!
    works on Bricked PSP
    ***********************************************
    read this too.!!
    PSP slim cant rum FW 3.60>>. you can use pandora to change it from 3.60 to 3.60m33 or 3.71m33. the slim has diffrent (motherborad) to the fat so cant run 1.50 - 3.52.
    most homebrews will work on 3.60m33 for the slim even though it wont have the 1.50 kernel.
    ************************************************



     
  10. khaz

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    Thanks everyone, I ended up using Shokz guide which did the trick.

    Shokz - You are a legend!
     
  11. Shokz

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    No problem :)
     
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    OK....I've been doing circles, but..what if I thought i made the mem stick and battery and everything went fine...then i tested it and when the 'pandora' battery is put into a psp, bricked or not...the power light comes on instantly..but thats it...screen doesnt turn on or anything, just stays off...and the green power light stays lit...I know it says something similar at the beginning of this thread but he says his screen at least turns on...well mine doesnt...did i fubar the battery? lol would sound like something that i'd do....anyway...any suggestions are greatly appreciated
     
  13. Shokz

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    That means the battery is working fine as a Pandora, but the memory stick has files missing or corrupted. Just wondering though, are you putting in the battery or the memory stick first?
     
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    Memstick first... can i just do another memstick with a different battery?... thanks for the quick reply
     
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    Try just making the memory card again and remember to logically format if it doesn't do it for you. You can use the same battery.
     
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    hmmm when I get home tonight I'm going to definitely try it out...oh and I meant using another battery because I dont have a card reader or anything and I have to have the card in an operational psp to do the mem stick over. thanks for your help again...I hope it works
     
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    sweet now all three lights come on...think i forgot something lol...the UPDATE file maybe....but i'm excited...one step closer!!!
     
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    YAY!!!! it works thanks for all the help! still got more to learn with other stuff, but now i have my stick and batt set up weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :)
     

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