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Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by insurin, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. insurin

    insurin Member

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    Noob alert

    bought a psp off ebay. system settings suggest firmware is 3.52 m33-4. I have the option of switching between 1.5 and 3.52 kernel in recovery mode.

    Problem: I dropped 2 games into /iso/ When I go to game > memory stick. I see my 2 games listed, 1st game is ultimate ghostngoblins (but no icon for it. I can hear the audio but when I click to start the game, I get the psp flash screen then the screen just goes black. The 2nd game is Ratchet clank. This time I can see the icon and a game wallpaper but once again when I click to start, im just getting a black screen.

    My friend has a psp with 3.52 m33 and the games work fine on his,#

    help much appreciated

    I have a new 2gb sd card in, I formatted it and somehow the psp has made all the folders on it, i.e. psp, mp_root, iso etc.
     
  2. larrylje

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    Here are a few things you can try.

    Make sure the title of the ISO/CSO is short.

    Example:

    Correct -- Fifa07.iso
    Not Correct -- FIFA-07-[PSP][EUR][www.torrent site.com].iso

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    Now right click on the ISO/CSO file and choose Properties. Make sure the Read Only and Hidden box is unchecked and the Archive Box is checked.

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    Go into recovery mode (Hold R shoulder button down while turning on PSP)

    Now go to configuration then to UMD MODE and keep pressing X till you see Sony NP9660 NO UMD.

    When it is set to the above setting go to BACK and press X.

    Now go to ADVANCED and press X.

    Go to ADVANCED CONFIGURATION and press X.

    Make sure all the settings here are disabled. If they are go to BACK press X then to BACK again PRESS X. You should now be back in the main Recovery menu.

    The following steps are not mandatory but is recommended if playing Ratchet & Clank. Go to CPU speed and press X. Now go to speed in UMD/ISO and keep pressing X till you see 333. Now go up to BACK and Press X.

    Now go down to EXIT and Press X. You will be booted to the normal PSP XMB..

    Now try the ISO/CSO.
     
  3. insurin

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    Tried all of that mate and I still have no luck, can I reinstall 3.52 m33-4? Am i putting the games in the right folder too, nightmare this
     
  4. larrylje

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    If you want to reinstall the 3.52 M33-4 firmware follow the below steps.

    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 recomend 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).

    Go to the System Settings then system information and make sure it says 1.50 before continuing below.

    If it says 1.50 then you can start the steps below. If it doesn't then you did something incorrect so try the steps above again.

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    Time to update to 3.52 M33 then 3.52 M33-4

    Format the Memory Stick using system settings.

    Download the 3.52 M33 CFW linked below. (I have placed all needed files in this download)

    3.52 M33 HERE

    Extract the file which will extract a UPGRADE_FILES folder. Inside this folder is kxploitpatcher, kxploitpatcher% and M33CREATOR.

    Copy the M33CREATOR, kxploitpatcher and kxploitpatcher% folders to the PSP/GAME folder.

    Go to Game Menu Memory Stick and run the KXploit Permanent Patcher (There will be a corrupt data file also here but ignore it because It is normal). It should run and say patched successfully and reboot back to the XMB(PSP menu).

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

    When you run the M33CREATOR it will show parsing 150 writing 150 then parsing 352 writing 352 something like that. When it is done it should reboot back to the XMB.

    Now go to Game Menu Memory Stick and run the 3.52 M33 UPDATE that the M33CREATOR created. It will flash the files to the PSP when it is finished it will say press X to shutdown. Go ahead and press X after the PSP turns off turn it back on and go to system settings then system information and check to see if your at 3.52 M33 firmware. If you are then do the below steps. If you are not then you did something wrong and need to redo the steps above.

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    If your at 3.52 M33 reformat the Memory Stick again.

    Download the below 3.52 M33-4 update.

    3.52 M33-4 HERE

    Now extract the 3.52 M33-4 update.

    Drag the PSP folder that is in the M33-4 update you just extracted, into the root of the Memory Stick (Don't confuse the MP_ROOT as the root of the Memory Stick. The root is the directory that has the ISO/MP_ROOT/PSP folder).

    If you do it correctly it should ask to overwrite files. Choose YES TO ALL when it does. If it doesn't ask to overwrite files then you did it wrong. Format the memory Stick again and drag the PSP folder over to the root till it ask to overwrite.

    If it asks to overwrite then you can proceed to the Game Menu Memory Stick and run the M33-4 update. This will only take a few seconds to do. When it is done it will say press X to shut down. When it shuts down turn the PSP back on and go to system settings then system information and check to see if it says 3.52 M33-4.

    If it doesn't say that then redo the steps above again. If it does say it then reformat the Memory Stick 1 more time.

    You are now updated to 3.52 M33-4.

    The PSP ISO/CSO files go into the ISO folder.
     
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    Do you have a UMD in the drive? Check your config settings in recovery to see what the driver being used is.
     
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    I will try the downgrade to 1.5 then upgrade, I will report back tomorrow either way.

    cheers
     
  7. insurin

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    Ok so far

    I have put the recovery folder in psp/game, ran the recovery, /psp/game/recovery/eboot.pbp

    update flasher by dark_alex x to start etc

    i push x then

    error fffffed0 updating/starting iplupdate.prx
     
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    the ipl_update.prx is not present in the downloaded recovery.rar file, does the psp create this file during the recovery boot. I can see it on the psp when connected via usb mode, and ive made sure all files are not read only.

     
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    update, I have tried another sd card and have managed to flash to 1.5 so looks like a dodgy 2gb off ebay.

    I will continue with the update, write back in a bit
     
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    up and running, albeit only on a 512sd. Turns out it was the 2gb sd card., I have not read the rules about the fourm but thanks larrylje for you help, much appreicated.
     

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