PSP CFW 3.80 M33 to 5.50 Gen Update Failed (fffffffe)
im not sure if im posting in the right place, but if i am here we go:
i finally decided to update my psp (i found it in a box in the closet) from 3.80 m33 to 5.50 gen c. im not sure why but is kept cutting off, so i figured i would do a m33 network update. while installing to 5.00 ofw it stopped at 92% & said update failed & gave me the code (fffffffe). i had to power off manually, so i had already suspected it was bricked, luckily , i had a Pandora ready for such an emergency. now i cant update to anything without it stopping at 92%.
the psp is a god of war edition, so im kinda upset that i f'ed it up. anyone know how to fix this so i can update it?
Sounds like you have bricked the PSP, I guess it's time to recover it using your pandora and mms.
The way I see it you use Despertar Cementerio v5. DC v8 is the latest, which brings you 5.00 M33-4. From that you could probably update to 5.50 GEN, HOWEVER, I would suggest you update to 5.00 M33-6 and stick to it. Also check out the recovery menu on 5.00 M33-6, Configuration, "Speed up MS access" to ALWAYS. It friggin rocks in GTA !
You can use Game Decrypter v4 to make them work on M33. My take on GEN is that it isn't all that great. Their older firmwares were very very... sucky, and can honestly say I haven't felt the need to try them ever since. I say M33 ftw (also 5.00 M33-6 on mine) but it's your PSP and in the end it's still your decision to make.
I thought thought CWCheat perhaps needs 1.50 support since it does have a 1.50 folder but it does work in 5.50 GEN-B2.
If you decide to change to 5.50 GEN-B2 (by the time you switch GEN-D may be out, avoid GEN-C it's a disaster) keep in mind that Sony's Official PS1 emulator always is messed around so it will lose compatibility for some things while gaining compatibility for others so make sure you get the POPStation Loader plugin to deal with this.
I can confirm the 5.50 firmware has improved compatibility with games like Tales of Phantasia (runs perfectly and videos don't freeze, in 5.00 it froze) but is broken in other games.
Oh and I forgot to mention, there are files going around for POPStation Loader which are broken, they will not run that version of POPStation properly (they freeze). I extracted my own files from official firmware and it works now, so you might want to extract the files yourself so you don't end up with corrupt ones.
from 3.80 m33 firmware download the 5.00 m33-6 update and the official 5.00 sony firmware and rename the official sony firmware to 500.PBP. So you should have an update folder with 2 files 500.pbp and EBOOT.PBP. Place them in your game folder on your psp and run. You will be at 5.00m33-6 when done then you need to install 5.50 Gen A and install. Now download 5.50 Gen B and install using the game folder of your psp.
You will be at 5.50 Gen B full. I wouldn't install the C version yet as it has a few bugs but D is in the works.
just dl dc v8 , ill try a Pandora to update it & hopefully fix everything.
running dc v8 now.........
psp just reset...............
popping in pandora battery...........
installing 5.00 m33..................
flashing files 11%...................
install complete, rebooting psp..........
success 5.00 m33 4.....................
upgrading to 5.00 m33 6..................
to hell with gen cfw ill wait for DAX to come back
try recovering from game/recovery. I had this happen and I tried using my pandora and mms and didn't work. I used my recovery program and it worked perfectly.