Posted By: wraggster
News/release from Dark ALex
thanks psphacks for the news
Dark_AleX has released a simple tool to determine whether or not you’re a sucker with a [new] non-hackable hand-held. Copy each firmware EBOOT, both 3.90 and 4.05, to the root of your memory stick. Launch the TA-088v3 Identifier (GETIPL) from a homebrew-enabled PSP and it will extract and create the IPLs; if you’re good to go, the app should auto-exit in 10 seconds. This leaves you with an “ipl390.bin” and “ipl405.bin” file in the memory stick’s root.
Next, do this –
Connect the PSP via USB.
Format a memory stick with the included “mspformat” tool.
Use “msinst” to install the 3.90 IPL onto the freshly formatted memory stick.
Insert the memory stick into the PSP to be TA-088v3 tested.
Turn it on with a Pandora Battery. Two (2) possible results:
PSP immediately turns off — your PSP is NOT equipped with a TA-088v3 motherboard.
PSP stays on with the green light — your PSP is a TA-088v3, or perhaps you’ve done something wrong. Continue…
Connect the PSP via USB again.
Repeat the above steps with the 4.05 IPL. Again, two (2) possible results:
If the PSP turns off immediately with this IPL and it previously remained on with the green light — this indicates a TA-088v3 board.
PSP and the green light remain on — you’ve likely done something wrong. Try again.
Whatever the indicator — the TA-088v3 ain’t hacked yet.
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