alex_e said:Wait i dont understand, if cfw can be installed on these, but ends up on a brick because the custom ipl isnt compatible on the cpu, how does it load from it of the ms when booting dc?jx233 said:Motherboard: TA-090 V2
Information: This is the motherboard found in retail/store bought PSP-3000 units. It patched the hardware exploit which the Pandora's Battery method used. This motherboard has a new layout just like the TA-088 V3 motherboard found in the PSP-2000. The new layout was s0nY's anticipatory move against people who hard-mod their PSPs. This motherboard also has a new IC (Internal Control) microchip which no longer allows a soft-modded and hard-modded Pandora Battery to autostart service mode on the PSP. This motherboard treats a Pandora Battery as either a regular or unknown battery. Considering that this motherboard blocks a Pandora Battery from starting the PSP, and it blocking the loading of the MagicStick IPL (Initial Program Loader); this is currently most secure motherboard known. And concering its firmware version, it shipped with Version 4.20 or Version 4.21 depending on the region and date created.
Runs Custom Firmware? No, it is secure and blocks the Pandora's Battery method; which is the only way to get custom firmware installed on the PSP-3000 units. Even if custom firmware is installed, it will brick the PSP with this motherboard, because the Custom IPL (Initial Program Loader) used in custom firmware is not compatible with its CPU (Central Processing Unit). Further study must be done on this motherboard before custom firmware can be installed on it.
Makes a Pandora Battery? No.
What lowest Version can it run? Version 4.20.
my knowledge on the h/w side of the psp is 0%
i've been meaning to learn
You may have misread the post, custom firmware cannot be installed on the PSP-3000. I said "Even if", and that does not mean it can be installed; I meant that if someone manages to find another way to install custom firmware (like thorugh an HEN), it will still brick.Even if custom firmware is installed, it will brick the PSP with this motherboard, because the Custom IPL (Initial Program Loader) used in custom firmware is not compatible with its CPU (Central Processing Unit).
Despertar del Cementerio does not even start on the PSP-3000. The PSP-3000 treats the Pandora battery as an unknown or regular battery, so there is no way Despertar del Cementerio can even start; and because of that, there is no way for the MS-IPL to load.
Plus, s0nY patched the Pre-IPL exploit (that allowed custom IPL), which the other models suffered from; so now only IPL signed + created by s0nY can load from MemoryStick or NAND.
EDIT: I corrected the guide, so people don't get confused.