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My friend delted his flash 0... is he screwed?

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by Jeremy699, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Jeremy699

    Jeremy699 Regular member

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    Ok heres the deal, my friend is a complete idiot.. Somehow the stupid a$$ managed to delete his flash 0.. but he has it on his computer, he transfered it over his usb, and the psp conked out..

    Anyone got any ideas for my friend with the retarded brain? :p
     
  2. scott2k7

    scott2k7 Guest

    can u toggle flash0 on recovery if so go on flash0 and put all file s bak on
     
  3. axwardle

    axwardle Regular member

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    nope if he DELETED flash0 then ya hes screwed BIG TIME (he now needs
    to buy and install a new mother board or a mod-chip OR make it simple and just buy a whole nother psp)
     
  4. AnalogX

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    where is this Flash0 Located on the PSP?? Just want to know so I dont screw it up.
     
  5. ibjaredu

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    well the PSP is composed of :

    /flash0 - Flash 0
    /flash1 - Flash 1
    /disc0 -UMD Drive
    /ms0 -Memory Stick

    to write to the flash0 and flash1 you need to be in flash usb mode from recovery or have a flashing tool, so you are pretty much safe unless you are in that mode.
     
  6. isbreen

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    He's screwed im afraid. There is a guy on ebay uk that may be able to get it back or replace the motherboard around £60 i think.
     
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    i'd like to correct ibjaredu's mistake in that u CAN write to the flash from any firmware u can do this by selecting a picture and choosing it as a wallpaper (wallpapers get writen to the flash)
     
  8. Reitfor

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    Why just not put another Flash0 folder?
     
  9. ibjaredu

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    faqman , thats true, but it is written to the flash1 and the flash1 is not really required to correctly boot a PSP system,(it only hold the registry , etc which can be completely regenerated, hence the blue screen of death that appears after a firmware downgrade)

    [​IMG].

    by pressing O the flash1 is regenerated
     
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  10. Reitfor

    Reitfor Guest

    Couldn't had said it better my friend.
     
  11. scott2k7

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    cheap mobos on ebay for bout £40 wel im in da uk and they wil b cheaper in usa or get the new modchip then it wil b impossible 2 brick cos it has da flash0 and hold L triger on boot it can copy flash0 again
     
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  12. xCirusx

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    Just outta curiosity... do you mean you deleted your flash0
     
  13. scott2k7

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    hes a nob head lol my psp bricked but i replaced flash0 cos i had a backup on mi comp
     
  14. xCirusx

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    Yeah, but if the whole folder is gone then there isn't anything that can be be done, that already hasn't been said (mobo or modchip)...

    When I was making my XMB theme, I managed to semi-brick my PSP 6 times, lol. Thank DA for the recovery menu!
     
  15. scott2k7

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    silly boy lol did u recover to 1.5 6 times!!
     
  16. xCirusx

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    Nah... had the Flash0 backed up!!!

    bottom Line:

    DON'T SCREW WITH STUFF THAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND!!! Unless your willing to risk a brick
     
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  17. scott2k7

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    dats wot i did wen my psp bricked
     
  18. touran22

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    flash0 from 2.80 + can only be written via a flasher. this is becuase the files are all sigchecked. How ever you can just copy your OWN flash0 files back onto your psp becuase obviously the psp's flash0 is formatted to read your sig'ed files.

    Also if he delted the whole flash0 hes screwed becuase hes delted recovery.prx which is what u need to access your recovery.

    Sldo jared you said there was only flash0, flash 1 ... well tehre flash 2 and flash 3. ;)
     
  19. AnalogX

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    Just curious how do I make a backup of my Flash0 or Flash1 folders onto my PC Just incase somethings goes wrong in the future?
     
  20. daz2007

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    i bricked my psp by formating flash1 and what i didnt know is flash0 and
    flash1 are on the same NAND chip but split up in 2 partition tables
    1 partition for flash0 and the other for flash1 so if you quick format
    flash1 via windows it will delete flash0 together.it would be good if you could solder the nand chip of a psp created a devive so that windows ca view the files on the nand chip and put like 1.5 firmware on then solder back on the psp motherboard.
     

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