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help...bricked psp,,what can i do

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by CoRn3tTo, Oct 2, 2007.

  1. CoRn3tTo

    CoRn3tTo Regular member

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    i am currently on 3.40oe-a and i wanted to upgrade to 3.52m33

    i searched and download installer 3.52 from this thread


    http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/543513

    and i get my 3.52 m33 installer from shokz... and get the direct download

    then i start to upgrade my psp,i followed everthing in the readme file,,,,,i restore to default settings my psp,,i changed the font to normal,,,,and checked if my battery is 75% or above and it is...

    then i extracted the m33 noobproof installer to my psp drive (h:)

    then i start the upgrade,,and it shows the psp original gameboot and then it hangs there,, i waited a few minutes and stil it hangs there,, then i remove the batt and start again,,,,it turns black,,,then i tried to get to the recovery menu,,,but it is not working....

    what is the prob?
    help me...thnx
     
  2. chwoolgar

    chwoolgar Regular member

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    Semi-Brick
    Use Pandora's Battery
     
  3. bigcuz000

    bigcuz000 Regular member

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    If the recovery menu doesnt show up then it is not a "semi-brick", its bricked. You need a pandoras battery and magic mem stick. Now i know you created one didnt ya? If not find a friend with a custom fw enabled psp and go check this tread out. http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/552549
     
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    sicdude Regular member

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    does the psp even start up
     
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    kikzm33z Regular member

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    dude, if it's semi-brick then recovery would work...if you have semi-brick then pandora isn't required...this is a brick.while he started an upgrade it just froze.but because he was starting an upgrade app, it will brick if you closed the psp.so he switched it off...and BRICK!

    WARNING TO EVERY DUDE!::

    IF YOU START AN UPGRADE APP AND THEN CLOSE THEN YOU'RE DEAD...WELL UNLESS YOU PUSH THE R TRIGGER AND GET OUT OF THE UPGRADE.
     
  6. SL7Rips

    SL7Rips Regular member

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    CodeJunkies Max Power Tool and pandora Box

    Special TOOL version of our MAX Power PSP Battery designed for use in original PSPs (not the new slimline model).

    * Special TOOL version of our PSP battery works in exactly the same way as a standard SONY PSP battery but has the ability to put your PSP into service mode for custom firmware use.
    * TOOL functionality is hard-coded into the battery.
    * 1800mAh Lithium Polymer cell for use in original PSP consoles

    Please note: The TOOL functionality is hard-coded into this battery to put the PSP into service mode. This functionality cannot be disabled.
     
  7. chwoolgar

    chwoolgar Regular member

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    NOT RECOMMENDED:
    Only comes as a battery with the instructions "This battery will unbrick any PSP once run with unique software".
    The software does not come with the battery.
    Buy a PSP battery and use that one to make the Pandora or just use your own and convert it back into a normal battery afterwards.
     
  8. SL7Rips

    SL7Rips Regular member

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    Its Pretty much the same as The Pandora Battery. all you need is to find Pandora's Box GUI and that will set up the memory card
     
  9. cee43ja1

    cee43ja1 Regular member

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    stick with normal battery and use a custom firmware psp. you can use the battery normally once your done, unlike the datel tool battery. if you're gonna get a new battery, get a higher capacity.

    best way to upgrade is on the psp only. copy all the files needed onto the memory stick.

    if it's a semi-brick, use THIS recovery folder. place it in the ms0:\psp\game folder, go into recovery mode, and choose "run program at /psp/game/recovery/eboot.pbp

    if it's a full brick, then pandora's battery is needed.
     
  10. SL7Rips

    SL7Rips Regular member

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    Couldnt you just use the max power tool battery if u aint got access to a CWF psp ?
     
  11. svtstang

    svtstang Regular member

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    Yes you can but you still need to create a magic mem stick.
     
  12. sicdude

    sicdude Regular member

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    both pandora and dark alex's universal unbricker are better than that tool battery
     
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    svtstang Regular member

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    Your point? Those without a homebrew ready psp do not have many options...this battery is one of them.
     
  14. sicdude

    sicdude Regular member

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    yeah but there are people everywhere willing to make these batteries free for those who cannot find anyone with homebrew enabled psp,i,ve done quite alot for AD members and members from other forums,the pandora was meant to be free how much are those tool batteries?
     
  15. svtstang

    svtstang Regular member

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    Im on your side, makes me sick to see companies profiting for things that were created for free use. Oh well, what can we do. Think I read a while back the utility battery is around $30, which isn't that bad if you really think about it. A lot of people go the 2 battery route, so I guess it might be worthwhile for the truly lazy.
     
  16. SL7Rips

    SL7Rips Regular member

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    the tool battery is only $31.00 shipped then use pandora's box to make the magic card
     
  17. CoRn3tTo

    CoRn3tTo Regular member

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    first thanx for help and reply,.
    i can't reply to all of you,,so im gonna answer one by one

    1.i think im gonna stick with the pandora's battery(even tho i still don't know it yet)as what you people are saying,

    i have no probs having another customefirmware psp's,, myfriends have them,

    and i don't want to spend more money to buy that (battery tool)
    2.First,how do i do it? the pandora batt thing,,what should i do first?

    let say i already have the another psp..

    thanx
     
  18. SL7Rips

    SL7Rips Regular member

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    REQUIREMENTS :
    1) A spare PSP battery (recommended) , any make will do .

    2) A spare memory stick PRO DUO (it has to be PRO DUO)

    3) A PSP with Custom firmware ( OE or M33) or a 1.5 PSP. Ask you friends , search for one

    INSTALLATION :
    1) Take out the 1.5 or Custom firmware PSP ( OE or M33) and put in the spare memorystick (it has to be pro duo) and spare battery that you wanna modify .

    2)Now you gotta format the memory stick . Scroll to SETTINGS > SYSTEM SETTINGS > FORMAT MEMORY STICK

    3) OK now download this pack from here . and EXTRACT it with WinRAR . Don’t have Winrar Download it from here

    4) Now extract the PANDORA folder from the downloaded pack to the desktop . Inside the Pandora folder you will find two other folders “msinst” and “mspformat”

    5) Connect you PSP to the PC via USB cable .

    6) Now in you computer go to START > RUN and type in CMD and click on OK . A black box will popout .

    7) Here’s kinda the confusing part . your computer might show C:\ or C:\Documents and Setting\Username> … Now I told you to you to extract the folders to the Desktop . So copy the location of the msformat picture here paste it followed by the drive letter of your PSP (eg my psp drive removable disk (I:) the letter is I )

    Now if your PC shows C:/ in your CMD copy the address bar and paste it in followed by the letter of your psp drive .

    C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop\PANDORA\mspformat\mspformat.exe I

    IF you PC shows C:\Documents and Setting\Username> copy the address bar and paste it in followed by the letter of your psp drive

    C:\Documents and Setting\Username>Desktop\PANDORA\mspformat\mspformat.exe I

    8) Keep trying till you get this prompt (like mine) :

    >>> C:\Documents and Setting\Username>Desktop\PANDORA\mspformat\mspformat.exe I
    >>> You are about to format the drive I .
    >>> All Data will be lost . Do you want to continue? [Y]
    Then you type in y and you will see
    >>> Drive successfully formatted, and partition moved.
    After that you can close the CMD box

    9) Disconnect your psp from the PC and remove the memory card and turn of the PSP , then place the MS (MS=memory stick) back in and turn the PSP on . Then reconnect you PSP to the Pc . NOTE: You have to do this …

    10) Now download this pack from here , extract it with WinRar and copy the PSP folder and the UPDATE.PBP to the ROOT of the PSP memory stick . If you you have a 1.5 PSP no problem , If you have Custom Firmware make sure you turn on the 1.5 kernel mode ( to know how see here)

    11) Disconnect your PSP . Scroll to GAME and click on “Pandora’s Battery Firm. Installer” it will take a few moments . After its done remove the MS from the PSP turn it off then place it back in and turn the PSP back on again, you HAVE to do this .

    12) Connect your PSP to the PC . A Few files and folders will be formed in your ROOT , now copy the msipl.bin from the root to the “msinst Folder” which is inside your extracted Pandora folder . It should look like this

    13) Here we go again START >RUN type in CMD . That black box will open again . Now copy the address of the msinst.exe followed by the PSP drive letter followed by the address of the msipl.bin

    Now if your PC shows C:/ in your CMD it should be something like this (with reference to PSP’s drive as I)

    C:\Documents and Settings\username\Desktop\PANDORA\msinst\msinst.exe I Documents and Settings\username\Desktop\PANDORA\msinst\msipl.bin

    IF you PC shows C:\Documents and Setting\Username> then it will look something like this :

    C:\Documents and Settings\username>Desktop\PANDORA\msinst\msinst.exe I Desktop\PANDORA\msinst\msipl.bin

    If you did it right you will get a prompt like (this promp will differ from PC to PC) :
     
  19. sicdude

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    Quick guide to converting your battery written by jas0nuk

    If you only have one battery and want to unbrick your PSP, you can.

    1) Convert your battery into a jigkick one using "Pandora's Battery Creator", but before you press X, press TRIANGLE to backup your battery's EEPROM to ms0:/eeprom.bin
    2) Unbrick your PSP as normal
    3) When you are done unbricking, take out the battery and the magic memory stick. Start up the PSP using the AC adaptor (do not try to use a USB charger, it will not start up)
    4) Insert the magic memory stick and the magic battery
    5) Run "Pandora's Battery Creator" again
    6) Press L+R to restore the ms0:/eeprom.bin to your battery

    NOTE: You can also restore a battery without having made a backup, by pressing SQUARE at step 6. This will generate a fake serial for your battery (0x12345678) which allows it to work normally, but there could be side-effects.

    Have fun, and thanks to everyone in the Prometheus/C+D team.
     
  20. CoRn3tTo

    CoRn3tTo Regular member

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    i donwloaded the pandora installer from
    Pandora's jigkick + Magic

    and i saw that in the installer,, thanx,,,but im gonna do it a little later becoz im gonna get the other psp to make my psp unbricked

    few quest again,,
    1.it said in that forum that a orignal sony 32mb can't do it?
    so im gonna use my friends MSPD 1 gig

    2.il format my MSPD in? computer? or in psp?

    3. is there any way that my friends psp could brick too when i am using/running the pandoras installer? i hope not,,i don't want to brick any psp again,,specially if its not mine,,

    to my psp:
    Get Well Soon!!!
     

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