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Timid PSP user

Discussion in 'Sony PSP - Mod and firmware discussion' started by heshere, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. heshere

    heshere Member

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    Hi all,

    I'm currently considering to buy a PSP. I've been reading up on the forums and discovering the ways and abilities of the PSP through CFWs and Homebrew apps. I would buy a PSP just for these features but.....
    I'm scared!!

    But really I've got a few questions:

    1). Which PSP is easy/better to use with Pandora/Homebrew? Original or Slim?

    2). I've read the forums but am still a bit unsure... Does Pandora/Homebrew require any sort of Soldering?

    3). How easy is it to brick?

    4). How wasy is it to recover/unbrick?

    5). A little confused about the Pandora battery technique... Do I need 2 PSPs and 2 PSP batteries?

    Thanks in advance for the replies (if any). Hope to enjoy a long stay on afterdawn.com.
     
  2. General_G

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    1) The original PSP is easier to mod, but some would say the Slim is better, because much homebrew uses a D-Pad, and the original d-pad is slightly more than garbage.

    2) Homebrew doesn't doesn't require soldering. There are many ways around the soldering required for Pandora.

    3) Not very easy anymore. There is a way to reverse the brick, using Pandora's battery again.

    4) Very easy if you keep your Pandora's battery and memory stick made in Pandora format.

    5) No, there is a thing called a Multi-IPL loader with which you can boot normally or into Pandora mode, so you only need 1 set.
     
  3. carp940

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    May I suggest you buy a PSP with CFW already on it off Ebay. I see one or two for sale everyday there. You say you're timid, modding isn't for everyone, this might be the best way. I've seen CFW PSPs on there go for $80 all the way up to $150.
     
  4. heshere

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    Thanks for the replies guys. Looking at the slim PSP, Daxter combo.

    Another question:

    There are so many PSP game rips available... How are they ran/executed from the memory card?
     
  5. carp940

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    Just put them in the ISO folder on the MS, start the PSP, go to GAMES--->memory card then the games should come up.
     
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    Thanks again.
     

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