This thread is to clear up speculation about the pandora battery;
Here are some frequently asked questions, followed by answers..
Spoiler for TheSilenceOfNoOne's PSP slim speculation thread:
Spoiler for FaT3oYCG's Guide:
Spoiler for Video Tutorial From Cooguy:
Q. Can this be used as a downgrader?
Q. Can it downgrade any firmware?
Q. Will it work on any motherboard?
Q. Can I turn my "Pandora" Battery back into a normal one?
A. Yes, there is a guide here
Q. Can this "Brick" my battery?
A. Kind of, But it can be fixed.You should backup your eeprom.bin ( By pressing triangle in the battery converter )
then whenever you want to change the battery back or fix your battery, run the battery changer again and press L+R
Q. Can this "Brick" my PSP?
A. If your using this, then you can't really screw up your PSP any more than you already have done.
Q. Can I use my 32mb memory stick?
A. No, You can only use "Memory Stick Pro Duo" and 32mb isnt that.
Q. Can this be used on a Non-Bricked PSP ?
Q. Is this illegal?
Q. The "mspformat" flashes up for a second then closes, is this normal?
A. You need to open it up through a command line using CMD, check out the Ubernoobproof guide at the top
Q. The "msinst" flashes up for a second then closes, is this normal?
A. Again, use the guide
Q. Will this work on PSP slim?
A. It DOES work on Slim, there's just no public release of a hacked 3.52 IPL yet.COLOR]
Q. Can I run any firmware off the memory stick using the Pandora Battery?
A. Yes. Here is the guide
Q. Can I reuse my memory stick for other things, without making it Not "Magic" ?
A. Yes, as long as you dont delete move or change any of the files in the kd folder, registry folder or the 1.50 update eboot called UPDATE.PBP then yes you can use it in a camera, phone, card reader .etc
Q. Can I use my 3rd party battery?
A. Most "3rd party" batterys are supported, yes.
Q. Can I install a CFW after unbrick?
Q. Will this work with a damaged IDstorage?
A. Depends How bad you screwed up your IDstorage, In some cases it is damged to the point of Unfixable, Or you can fix the ID keys using ChillyWilly's key cleaner
Q. I've heard I can Brick my Memory Card ? WTF
A. Format the card if this happens you should be fine..
Q. When I try to use mspinst I get
" Open Error (read)"
What am I doing wrong?
A. You're doing nothing wrong, This problem only usually occurs on Vista..
The CMD is different and stuff, I don't really know..
But If you are on Vista then try to use an XP machine, Maybe at work or at school
as this will solve your problem
Q. What's all this about a 1.50 minimal subset ?
A. Nothing, When you have Unbricked/Downgraded you get a Full 1.50
PLEASE POST QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS HERE SO I CAN ADD TO THE LIST
Also correct me if my answers are wrong !