Why Would I Want A Pandoras Battery?
Well little boy and or girl, a Pandoras Battery is a tool used to turn your psp from Oficial Firmware (ofw) to Custom Firmware (cfw). Once you have cfw, you can install plugins on your psp like Nitepr, and PSNAbler. You can buy a Pandoras Battery online, but if you're too cheap to buy one then you can follow this guide! CAUTION!!
Once you turn your battery into a Pandora Battery, you CANNOT
turn on your psp with it in, unless you are using a Magic Memory Stick
. If you are using a magic memory stick, it still can be used as a normal battery. What you Need
Before you attempt to create one, I highly suggest you figure out if your psp is hackable. You will need a few things before you start.
-a Psp Battery (psp 1000 battery) Make sure the battery has no charge left.
-Scissors, a knife, or any sharp object to cut into the battery.
-Tape. Preferably thin.
-a garbage bin. (for the shavings) Step 1
Alright, now that you have the right tools, you can start the longest, and aggrevating part. This took me 3 hours in total, because i didn't want to f*** it up.
First, you need to use your sharp object to cut along the outer edge in the crease, like in the picture below. This will create alot of shavings, so you might want to do this over a garbage bin.
-Make sure you cut along the red line
-Cut along the top last
-The insides are extremely fragile, so don't cut too deep!
-Don't cut the charger
(the part on the top that connects to the psp).
-Take your time and be careful!
Once you can actually pull the battery apart with the scissors on each side, except for the top, you can actually snap the top off. Once you have the plastic casing off, you can follow step 2. Step 2
You should see a Computer Chip, like in the photo below. There will be a little piece, circled in red on the 1st photo. You should see a red arrow pointing to that piece, in the zoomed in 2nd photo. If you still can't see it, there should be the words "IC04" Written next to it.
As you can see, there is 8 "pegs" sticking out of the sides. With your scisors, carefully break off the peg that the arrow is pointing to (under the 4), like in the picture. Step 3
Now that the peg is cut, you can put the battery back together. Once the two halves are together, tape them together with a thin
piece of tape. I find electrical tape is the best.
Now, you're done!
Comment if you are confused, or are having trouble.
Note- You can also turn a psp slim battery into a pandora battery, but this guide is for psp phat batteries.