I have been following the guides and still got a brick! I have tried them on 2 new PSP TA-082. Both died on me in the final stages of flashing the custom firmware. The first one was with 3.03 OE-C and the next was 3.03 OE-A. I had a 2.71... downgraded using devhook to 1.5. Once in 1.5 I tried the Winstaller... Brick! Did the same steps on next one but used the manual way to update to 3.03 OE-A... Brick! On both it would start to install, say "panic.. blah...blah...blah..." and then say installing 1.5 at 0%. And that is it. 2 disappointments and no guide even mentioned this at all. Is there something new in the newer systems that is mocking all who have worked so hard to make the TA-082 revolution a success!? Is there anyone who has had the same problem? I'm usually pretty good with these things.