May 30th, 2009, 00:37 Posted By: wraggster
News/release from Hellcat:
H E L L C A T s R e c o v e r y F l a s h e r
* recover semi-bricks * up-/downgrade your CFW *
* flash *ANY* CFW directely to almost any other *
* backup/restore firmware flash (not NAND dump) *
* make and restore NAND dumps *
>> all without Pandora <<
What is this? And why?
Flashes a fresh M33 CFW (everyone from 3.71 up) for recovering semi-bricks or to up-/downgrade CFW
does not use Pandora, runns from the recovery menu or the XMB
does not use (as in launch) the original Sony Updater (only extracts all required files from the original .PBP)
runns fine on CFWs lower than 3.52-M33-3 - handy for upgrading older FWs w/o the "need to go 3.52, then 3.52-3, then higher" odyssey :-)
runns fine from TimeMachine (3.40-OE on Fat and 3.60-M33 on Slim)
can backup the FW flash and restore selected parts (XMB theme, settings, PSN activation, complete firmware)
can make and restore full NAND dumps
Can be found the the README!
Updated 5.00-M33 installation to revision 6
Changed autonaming of new backup folders to include date, firmware, psp model
Made the resurrecion.prx replacement function working on all DDCs from 6 and above
Added detection of PSP 3000 and PSP 2000 TA-088v3+. Flash writing functions will be disabled on those PSPs as they are not CFW capable and flashing would result in a brick
Added support for "Firmware Packs" - theese, like addons, packs will eliminate the need for a complete new release only when a new (C)FW is released. Instead of releasing a new Recovery Flasher it'll just be such a pack, enabling Recovery Flasher to install the new firmware until an update of the main app is done that supports the firmware natively. Can/Will also be used for making Recovery Flasher install CFWs not supported, like GEN and such.
Added complete checksum-check of the updater .PBP going to be used to avoid corrupted/incomplete .PBPs causing a brick
Added full verify of the NAND dump that got written to be sure you have a good one
Added detection of HEN mode
Added detection and propper handling if a backup set contains OFW instead of CFW (like when made from HEN)
Added better NAND dump handling. New dumps are now created with names similar to the (new) backup slot names (and now go into /flash-nanddumps), incl. an ID for the PSP they are made on, on NAND restore a list is shown with all available dumps matching the ID of the current PSP to choose from (the ID matching should prevent choosing a wrong dump accidentally)
Added back/cancel on backup creation and restore
Backups made from HEN mode are tagged to identify them as containing ORIGINAL firmware (as those backups do!)
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