For anybody who’s ever bricked their cell phone, PDA, or portable gaming device, chances are pretty good that you’ve cursed the space-time continuum and the unfortunate reality that current scientific parameters don’t permit you to travel back in time to the exact moment before you applied whatever hack bricked your gadget.
Well if you’re a Playstation Portable owner, you’ll be happy to hear that an enterprising group of hackers have discovered how to turn an ordinary PSP battery into the same type of magical battery used by Sony service technicians to fix jacked-up units.
You’ll have to download a zip file from this site and then the basic process is as follows…
“[M]ake sure to read the readme.txt in this release for how to use it, but in brief it works like this:
- You run a program on a homebrew-enabled PSP that will convert a standard PSP battery into a jigkick battery. Note that you can’t then use that battery normally – so you should use a spare one.
- You run a program to generate the unbricker memory stick image, built from the v1.5 update EBOOT (note that this, and the custom IPL, means the release is completely free of Sony copyright materials).
- You run some programs on a PC to install the image to your memory stick.
Now, you have a battery/memory stick pair that works just like the famous jigkick combination (but better) – just insert them into any PSP (even a brick) and the PSP will be reinstalled with the v1.5 firmware. As far as we know, this will continue to work for all future firmwares.”
There you have it. Have fun kids!