PSP Release: Despertar Del Cementerio 9.01 (PSP unbricker)

Developer Balika011 has released an update to Despertar Del Cementerio. This staple tool of the PSP community is getting fresh updates thanks to new discoveries about PSP models 2000 and 3000.

Note that if you’re stuck with a bricked PSP 2000 or PSP 3000, we have a full guide, including video thanks to khubik, here.

What is Despertar Del Cementerio 9.01 for PSP

Despertar Del Cementerio (DDC) is basically an unbricking tool and utility to install either an official firmware or custom firmware on your PSP. Used in conjunction with a Pandora battery or Baryon sweeper, it lets you bring a bricked PSP back from the dead, and/or install a permanent custom firmware on it. From the Readme of DDC9:

This project is a continuation of the M33 Team’s work with using modern technics and exploits. The main advantage over their version is this version supports 03g and the infamous TA-088v3. In theory the bootrom exploit used should work on any PSP hardware ever released, however 5.00 firmware only supports 01g, 02g, 03g.

The source code in this repository is based on Despertar del Cementerio 7, 3.90 M33 published by Mathieulh and a lot of reverse engineering of DC8 and 5.00 M33. The psptools folder is used to encrypt and sign the built modules, a modified version of Infinity psptools.

Thanks to:

  • M33 Team Developers (Dark_Alex, adrahil, Mathieulh)
  • Mathieulh for answering my questions and rubberducking
  • Davee for 03g bootrom dump and psptools.

What’s new in DDC 9.01

From the changelog:



This is the second release of Despertar del Cementerio under my development.

This version now based on 5.02 instead of 5.00 and also has a new feature:
TestingTool M33
This means you can boot and flash 5.02 TestingTool based firmware on your 01g, 02g and 03g PSP.
Installation is the same as last version.

Download and use Despertar Del Cementerio 9.01

You can Download DDC 9.01 from the project’s github here.

Usage, from the readme:

It supports all of the PSP-100x, PSP-200x and the first generation (03g) of PSP-300x PSPs.
To use it you have to extract the TM folder from the release zip to the root of your memory stick then inject the msipl.bin to your memory stick.
To do that injection you can use multiple software. There are the tested and working ones:

To boot it up from the memory stick you need to boot your PSP to service mode.
You can achieve that by:

  • Using a “Pandora battery” PSP-100x and PSP-200x
  • Using BaryonSTM on PSP-100x, PSP-200x and 03g PSP-300x
  • Using Baryon Sweeper on PSP-100x, PSP-200x and 03g PSP-300x

rainsipl.exe known to NOT work with some memory sticks.
It states that the injection was successful, but the IPL isn’t written and if you check the logs you see an “not enough memory space” error.

Source: balika011