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I can't get into Recovery Mode.

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Homebrew software' started by itoen, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. itoen

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    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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    can you use it normally, or does it stay black?
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    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.
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    what about a normal startup; does it goes into the xmb menu?
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    yeah i can start up as usual. it's just the recovery mode that i can't get into
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    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.
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    are you sure theirs no other way? maybe formatting the memory card? or somoething
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    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?
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    yeah, i was just playing midnight club using a lot of R
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    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.
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    I'm going to try reformat mem card and then try no UMD boot. if all else fails then ill pandora
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    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*
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    Oh i did use default settings and i could get in now. but thanks for all your help!.
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    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.
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    idk man. i love OE A :D
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    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.
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    ohh, if it was made by dark alex then thats a different story :D.

    what are some features?
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    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.

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    alright cool thanks!
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    no problem.

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

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