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What is HomeBrew all about? Please Help...

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

  1. akkkmed

    akkkmed Member

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    So I am going to get HB via my friend. All I know about it is that you can play games using emulators and add a variety of applications.

    So I was wondering what does HB actually do, how do you add emulators to your system, where do you find games at, how hard is it to add them.
    Also, I looked at my friend's HomeBrewed PSP and I saw the HUGE list of games. Can you sort them into different folders??? Like PS1, GBA, "Shooters", etc...???
    Also, what is the difference in all of the CFWs?? Like M33, and the different ones(sorry, I can't remember the names...) Like what does one have that others don't??

    LAST question: How do you upgrade the CFW like from 3.50 to 3.71??? NOT offical firmware, the CFW stuff???


    I know this is a LOT of questions, but PLEASE answer as many as you can. I STRONGLY APPRECIATE IT!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Please trust me, have Googled EVERYTHING I wrote in my first message. It all just confused me.

    So can anyone help me out, please????
     
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    If you googled it and the answers you found confused you, then the answers i would give would most likely confuse you, i'll start off with some of the easy stuff:

    I think you're talking about CFW when you talk about HB in your post, HB (HomeBrew) are specific applications (User created) that run on CFW

    For HomeBrew games and emulators, i suggest QJ - http://dl.qj.net

    For ISOs and CSOs (PSP games) - Pretty much any torrent site out there will have PSP games, go search (We can't really tell you here)

    For ROMs (Games that you run on the emulators, eg: GameBoy Advance games) - There are some specific websites, again, search google

    With your questions about using emulators, upgrading, whatever, search afterdawn, you'll find informative posts, step by step instructions for all of those things

    In answer to your question about sorting them: No, they'll all just appear in your game menu in the order you put them on the memory stick (Unless you use a file sorter, but even then you can't sub-divide them)

    To cut a long story short with your firmware questions: Get CFW 3.52 M33-4, it's the best, full stop.
     
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    Wow! Thanks for all that! It did help me.
    Why would you reccomend 3.52M33 over 3.71M33???
    I don't understand the difference??

    If I have a 3.71 OFW Slim, WILL THE PANDORA BATTERY WORK, OR NOT??!!!??!!?
    --That is the biggest question I have!!!
    PLEASE HELP!
     
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    Shokz Regular member

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    Ahh, ok, right, if you have a Slim then the only way for you to go is 3.60 M33 -> 3.70 M33, 3.52 M33-4 is only for "Fat" PSPs.

    I would have recommended 3.52 M33 over 3.70 M33 as it has better homebrew compatability, runs more PRXs, and has a far wider (And better) range of themes, among a couple of other minor things.

    Since you have a Slim you can't use the 1.50 kernel, which means you can't run any 1.50 HomeBrew, or PRXs. It's a problem, but you'll have to live with it.

    On the good side, yes, a Pandora Battery will work fine with a Slim, if it hasn't been "converted" for Slim use then your friend will need to do that before it will work on the Slim.
     
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    How does he "convert" it? Step by step, please, so I can tell him.
     
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    To tell you the truth, i can't remember :)

    It's quite simple though and just involves changing some files on the memory card, search for something like "Slim Pandora Maker/Guide" either here or on google...
     
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    OKAY, THANKS!!! He can do it he said.
    ARE YOUS SURRREEE THOUGH!?!?!?!
     
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    Yes, i'm SURRREEE you can :p
     
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    Okay, thanks everyone!!!!!!!
    He's going to try it Monday night!
    I can't wait!!!!!
     
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    Cant wait to get bricked?
     
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    Why would he brick it?
     
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    if your gonna use pandora give dark alex's universal unbricker,it will put your slim straight to 3.71m33-2

    @icefaii
    yeah why would he brick?,it's people like you that scare the noobs for no reason
     
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    Waht do you mean "give dark alex's....."???? Is is a file of something that goes on the memory stick or battery????
     
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    It's Dark_AleX's version of the Pandora Battery, it's better suited to Slim PSPs than just the modified Pandora.
     
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    Do you buy it???? Or mod a Pandora one???
     
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    you modify the magic memory stick. instead of it downgrading to 1.50, it goes directly to 3.71 m33-2.
     
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    Can you give me a specific link and a tutorial or something.
    Then I will send what you tell me to my friend who is doing it for me.
    Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    get it from here http://dark-alex.org/
    it's the one called El Despertar del Cementerio v3

    Installation:

    - If you have already a pandora ms, don't do this part. Otherwise,
    format an ms using c+d mspformat or any other tool that allows to move
    partition to ~250kb from first sector

    Remove ms, usb and connect again usb and ms.
    Make PSP and PSP/GAME dirs.

    - Copy despertar_cementerio to PSP/GAME/

    - Download 1.50, 3.40 and 3.71 update eboots and copy them to ms root with
    150.PBP, 340.PBP and 371.PBP names.

    - Use the app under a cfw with 2.x or 3.x kernel (be sure that kernel is
    selected on recovery to the correct one (2.x or 3.x))

    - Once finished, u will have msipl.bin on root. If you already have a pandora
    ms, you don't have to do this step (ipl doesn't changes lol), otherwise,
    use c+d msinst to install ipl on ms; or use dd command from unix, or any
    hex-edit program to write on sector 16 on the physical drive.

    - Now you can delete 340 and 150 PBP's, as they won't be used more; but 371.PBP
    will be used for unbricker, so don't delete it.

    - Now you have an universal pandora ms ready to go, and you just need a proper
    battery. If you have 1.50 kernel access, use c+d tool. Otherwise, use corly149 tool.

    Battery and ms will work on all psp and slims to this date.

    Unbricking:

    - Press X to install 3.71M33.

    - Press O to install original 3.71 (rest of the process as the X option)

    - Press [] to dump nand to nand-dump.bin. When done, psp will auto shutdown.

    - Press L+R+HOME+start to restore nand from nand-dump.bin

    This proccess is very dangerous, and you should *just* use it if it's your
    last chance to get it working.

    This is a physical restore process (not a logical one), and will try to make
    a 100% exact clon of the dump.

    If you are working with a dump that isn't yours, you will get either a brick
    or a corrupt idstorage, depending on the firmware.

    If while you are restoring your psp have got any damaged block more than
    when you dumped it, you might also get a brick, depending on what block is it.

    Works for both PSP and PSP Slim.
     

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