THE EASY GUIDE: HOW TO FLASH YOUR PSP TO CFW USING PANDORA BATTERY AND A MAGIC MEMORY STICK This is my first guide, so if I make any mistakes, I apologize. Hi. I’m going to show you how to successfully flash your OFW PSP to CFW using a Pandora Battery and a Magic Memory Stick. If you have already made a Pandora Battery or Magic Memory Stick or both, you can just skip those stages. WHAT IS A PANDORA BATTERY? A Pandora Battery is used to put your PSP into Service Mode, so that the PSP can be hard coded. When PSPs broke and people sent them to Sony, this was their main method of fixing them. When those fixed PSPs were sent back to users, Hackers studied them and found out that Sony altered the battery to put it into Service Mode to fix things. WHAT IS A MAGIC MEMORY STICK? When you put a Pandora Battery into your PSP, you can’t do anything. It just puts the PSP into Service Mode, no menu, no nothing. A Magic Memory Stick [MMS] tells the PSP what to do when it is in Service Mode depending on what you put into the MMS. In these Pandora hacking cases, the MMS hard codes the PSP using the Service Mode, it opens a gateway to the insides of the PSP [code-wise]. Ok, on with it. Requirements to flash your PSP: Pandora Battery Magic Memory Stick PANDORA BATTERY For the Pandora Battery, you have two choices. One is to HARD MOD your battery to turn it into a Pandora Battery like I’m going to show you. Another is to BUY a pre-made Pandora Battery. I recommend Datel Tool Battery [around $15 to $30], or buy one from one of those online modchip stores [Google]. I bought the Datel one and that’s how I flashed mine. MAGIC MEMORY STICK You can create a Magic Memory Stick using a Normal MS Duo like I’m going to show you or you buy one from one of those online modchip stores [Google]. CREATING THE PANDORA BATTERY Requirements: Your PSP battery Sharp Knife, or a needle or something For a visual guide in opening your battery, watch this video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Vj-MAk6lfTI Note: I tried to HARD MOD mine and broke a connector to the silver lithium thingy so BE CAREFULL. Get a sharp knife or needle. I used one of those really sharp Razor Knives I found in a toolbox. Place the knife in the gap that goes all round your batter on the side, and poke it in a little. DON’T POKE IT IN TOO FAR, because you can damage the inside circuits. You have to work your way around the WHOLE battery then snap it open. Now look at the circuits. SLIM USERS: You need to snap off/cut off this pin: http://www.picturehost.nl/showimage/9549765452.jpg PHAT USERS: You need to snap off/cut off this pin: http://i.my.afterdawn.com/standard/15860.jpg Now put your battery back together, you will need tape to hold it together properly. Stick it into you PSP and if you have successfully made a Pandora then the green light should come on and stay on with a blank screen. CREATING THE MAGIC MEMORY STICK Requirements: Memory Stick PRO DUO Pandora Deluxe 2.8 [Download from PSP-HACKS] SONY OFW 4.01 [Download from PSP-HACKS] Backup your MS if you want, because it will be formatted. Install Pandora Deluxe 2.8. Stick the Memory Stick into your PC, or connect a USB cable to your PC and your PSP and go into USB Mode. Open Pandora Deluxe 2.8. Select the MS Drive. OK, BE REALLY CAREFULL HERE!!! The PSP Drive you select MUST be correct otherwise you’ll lose all data on that drive if you select the wrong one. Now click on ‘Load 4.01 Firmware’ and find the download OFW 4.01 on your pc. Once it has been loaded, select the box next to it that says ‘Copy Firmware’. Now go the Installation Option tab and select the box that says ‘Despertar Cementerio v7’. Now select the box that says ‘Format + Prepare Memory Stick’ and make sure the ‘Inject IPL’ box is selected. Click START. Wait...wait...and wait... Voila! You now have a Magic Memory Stick! FLASHING YOUR PSP Make sure your PSP is off. FIRST put in your MMS. Now put in your Pandora Battery. Your PSP should either turn on, or a green light should come on and then turn off. Now turn on your PSP holding L. A menu should appear. Select ‘Install CFW 4.01 M33’ or something like that, it’ll be the option on the top. Press X. Wait...wait...and wait... Hurray! You know have custom firmware installed^^ NOTE: You can use this Pandora Battery and the MMS to launch your PSP into the XMB normally; just make sure you put in the MMS FIRST, THEN the Pandora Battery. Or buy another battery. You can also convert it back to a normal battery, but I don’t know how to do that, I’m sure there is a guide on this site, so SEARCH.