Datel ripping off homebrew developers!!!!

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Post by kai666 » Saturday, 01 Sep 2007, 7:42

Datel are a bunch of fools - Team Noobz slam DATEL's PSP battery for false advertising

A while ago we reported on DATEL's 'special battery' for PSP which in typcial fashion seeked to reap the rewards of the homebrew development scene without even any kind of support let alone a single credit. Team Noobz are also incensed by the product and even more so by their false advertising. The description reads "Special TOOL version of our PSP battery works in exactly the same way as a standard SONY PSP battery but has the ability to put your PSP into service mode for custom firmware use." However, you DO need a homebrew PSP to get started with Pandora's battery, so when you buy the TOOL product all you get is a battery, no instructions, no indication that you require a Memory Stick to perform the advertised functions let alone any information on how to actually make the battery work as advertised. So what do Datel do instead? Rely on the community to do their customer support...


QUOTE: You've probably already seen the news that Datel are selling a clone of the Pandora battery. You may even have been excited by their marketing information:

"Special TOOL version of our PSP battery works in exactly the same way as a standard SONY PSP battery but has the ability to put your PSP into service mode for custom firmware use."

You might have thought that this means that you no longer need a homebrew PSP to be able to get started with Pandora. Unfortunately, you'd be wrong. And Datel don't seem to be in any hurry to put you right.

This product is useful, in that it allows you to skip the step of needing a homebrew PSP to modify an existing battery. It even comes in a nice fire engine red colour, so you don't get it confused with your other batteries. And it's not a bad price. But you still need a homebrew PSP to create the files to place on the memory stick. Without the special memory stick, Pandora is useless. And no-one is able to legally give you the files required to prepare that stick without a homebrew PSP.

When you buy the TOOL battery, you get just the battery. No instructions, no indication that you even need a Memory Stick, let alone how to prepare it.
Datel seem to be happy to let the buyer make the mistake of thinking this is all they need, and they don't even help you figure things out once you realise your mistake. I think that's pretty crappy, and relying on the community to do their customer support for them is rotten.
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News Source: Noobz.eu

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Post by kai666 » Sunday, 16 Sep 2007, 15:45

Codejunkies / Fakel: Apparently, nothing but a bigheaded, arrogant, bragging toilet hackers of incompetece

A company that invented the whole hacking concept and, today, small 30 years later, they still don't recognize the huge difference between smooth 8-bit codes and clumsy 16-bit codes... What amateurs. Will they ever learn? ... NO!

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