[GUIDE] Make the Perfect Pandora's Battery
[GUIDE] Make the Perfect Pandora's Battery
This guide will take you through the steps needed to create a perfect universal Pandora's battery
You can follow this same guide on both the Classic and Slim PSP
IntroductionThis guide is a rewrite of Moose_Island's guide, as it started to become outdated.
This will guide you through the steps of creating a "perfect" Pandora battery and memory stick, with all the features you may want.
After following this complete guide, you will be able to use your Pandora battery and memory stick to both boot your PSP normally, but also use TimeMachine, 3.90 M33-3 installation, NANDTool and many more things.
Please take a look at the compatible batteries list under this spoiler to make sure that you'll be able to follow this guide.
What will I need?First we need to go over what you need to create a Pandora's battery:
A PSP with a custom firmware, or homebrew compatible firmware. A PSP battery you are willing to convert
A classic PSP battery will fit in both PSP's, a Slim battery only in the Slim. A USB cable.
All the specific files are inside the different parts to keep it clean.
Part 1: Preparation Downloads: Hellcat's Pandora Installer Revision 3
Important: Before you continue, backup all files on your memory stick, you will lose them. Download the above file and extract it to your dekstop. Enter the 'pan3xxr3a' folder, then copy the 'pan3xx' folder to X:/PSP/GAME. Launch the installer from GAME > Memory Stick. Press circle to make your battery a Pandora. Press R + X, then L + R + X, to format your memory stick. Press X to turn your PSP off. Enable USB again, and copy your backup back to your memory stick.
Note: From now own your battery is a Pandora, but won't be able to boot from the NAND yet, therefor, you'll have to use only your AC adapter for the rest of this guide.
Part 3: Installing DDCv5 Downloads: Despertar del Cementrio v5, 3.90 EBOOT, 3.40 EBOOT, 1.50 EBOOT
Extract the downloaded 'dc5.rar' to your dekstop. Copy the 'dc5' folder to 'X:/PSP/GAME/'. Rename the downloaded EBOOT.PBP's to:
1.50 EBOOT -> 150.PBP 3.40 EBOOT -> 340.PBP 3.90 EBOOT -> 390.PBP Copy the renamed EBOOT's to the root of your memory stick. If you didn't install TimeMachine the last step, follow these 2 steps first:
Create a folder called 'TM' on the root of your memory stick. Create a file called 'config.txt' in the TM folder, leave it blank. Launch the installer from GAME > Memory stick. Press cross to start the installation. You will be asked to hold what button you want to use for loading DDCv5 on boot later, do so. Wait for it to finish, and you're done.
Part 4: Installing ELF menu and the USB Files Downloads: jas0nuk's ELF menu, RSPsardumper, 1.50 EBOOT
Extract the 'RSPsar Dumper v3.2.rar' to your desktop. Place the folder named 'RS' in the root of your memory stick. Rename the 1.50 EBOOT.PBP to 'EBOOT.PBP'. Place 'EBOOT.PBP' in the root of your memory stick ('X:/'). Create a folder called 'elf' in the root of your memory stick. Create a folder called 'kd' in the root of your memory stick. Place the folder named 'RSPsarDumper' in 'X:/PSP/GAME/'. Run it from GAME > Memory Stick. Press square to dump decrypted. Toggle USB back on and enter X:/DUMP/F0/kd. Copy the following files to the clipboard:
usb.prx usbstor.prx usbstormgr.prx usbstorms.prx Browse to X:/kd and paste the above files there. Browse to X:/TM/DC5/kd and copy 'resurrection.elf' from there. Browse to X:/elf and paste that 'resurrection.elf' there, rename it to 'M33_Installer.elf'. Extract the Pandora ELF menu to the desktop. Copy the contents of the 'kd' folder inside there to X:/TM/DC5/kd.
Part 5: Finishing offYou can remove all files used in this guide, except these:
X:/TM/ X:/elf/ X:/kd/ X:/390.PBP
There is no point in keeping the other files, this way saves alot of space.
Using your Pandora Turn off your PSP fully. Remove your memory stick. Insert your memory stick. Start your PSP whilst holding one of these buttons:
Cross: 1.50 Circle: 1.50 modified for Slim support Triangle: 3.40 OE Square: 3.60 M33 Button chose DDCv5: DDCv5 Anything else: Will boot from internal NAND chip (requires 3.90 M33-2 or higher on the Slim)
Removing Pandora later Changing the Battery back to normal:
Remove your battery and insert the AC Adapter. Turn the PSP on. Run Hellcat's Pandora Installer Rev3b. Insert your Pandora's battery. Press SQUARE to tunr the battery back to normal. Formatting:
To format on a PSP, go to Settings > System Settings > Format Memory Stick.
Credits 7-Points - Writing this guide.
Moose_Island - For the old 'Perfect Pandora' guide and his help writing this guide.
Dark_AleX - Creating DDCv5 and TimeMachine
jas0nuk - Creating the ELF menu
Hellcat - Creating the 3.xx Pandora Installer