Pandora hack resulted in psp to not read MS properly - Please help
SORRY FOR BEING A LONG POST - THANK YOU
I hacked my PSP which was on firmware version 3.10 via the pandora battery method.
PSP After hacking (I.E What the problem is) - The PSP stops reading the memory card randomly and repeatedly causes FF8 game to crash (no exact trend). When on the menu of the PSP (the dashboard thingy, sorry i dont know what its called) memory stick would sometimes show 0kb capacity, disappear, show correct capacity but no files, show corrupt files, function normally.
PSP before hacking - I used my PSP a fair bit for browsing and extensively used the image browser supplied for reading comics and can say this isnt a common prob. Although there was a period when the PSP had stopped reading the memory stick's completely (not even my friends memory stick worked i.e an official one) but the problem fixed itself and I never bothered checkiing it up.
How I hacked my PSP - Well I wont lie there was a few problems with hacking my PSP. First I was following (http://forums.maxconsole.net/showthr...835#post647835) and then when I reached instruction 36 the installer wouldn't show on my friends PSP although it was correctly placed so we gave up with this tutorial and decided to use the Pandora's GUI. I was successfully able to get the pandora battery installed (maybe I did something wrong but I followed the instructions the application gave thoroughly). In conjunction with the application I was using the guide on this forum (http://forums.qj.net/f-guides-hacks-...are-90919.html) you have to scroll down and its hidden in the spoiler tag. I had done step 1, 2 and might have done step 3 as I had the extended pandora boot menu.
After I just booted the Pandora menu and downgraded, which it looked like it worked. Then I attempted to return the battery to normal but found I didn't backup the eeprom and thus made pandora fix it with its unreliable fake eeprom.
Anyway my friend installed firmware 3.40 OE-A as he had done on his own psp (the one used for hacking) and so I cant say what exactly he did but nothing was out of the ordinary he says.
I cant remember whether the battery used while upgrading was the pandora battery or whether it had been reverted back to normal battery or even if the PSP was using no battery.
What I have already tried -
I have searched the net and not really found any help.
I stopped using the ex-Pandora and tested while the psp was connected to the mains, problem carried on.
I played around with the PSP some more and found that my memory stick "information" show it as "MagicGate unknown" so I began to think its a fake stick so that should be the prob. BUT found a guide to identify a real from fake and my memory stick according to the guide looks very genuine. This has me confused. My memory stick is a Sony MSPD 2GB, I bought the PSP and MS from a friend a long time ago so cannot confirm if its a genuine or fake.
I realize i might have to buy a new MS but I don't want to buy a new stick and the problem consists as It might be the PSP. As I can run home brew I think the problem is fixable but don't know what to do.
Thank you for any help in advance
P.s Apologies for the long post, I wanted to be quite clear.
P.s.s This is a copy paste from the thread I had created in the psp-hacks forum where someone suggested that I should delete flash1 and reset settings in recovery mode. I however dont have that option in the recovery mode instead its an option to activate usb for flash1 and flash0. After that my thread pretty much just died so I am trying here.