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Okay guys so this one may actually be somewhat useful. I found my old PSP and decided I'd put some emulators on it, SNES, Game Boy, etc. One of the things you need to do beforehand is install custom firmware on your PSP. This is how I did it.
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Step 1: Check Your Current Firmware Version

The custom firmware you put in your PSP depends on what firmware you currently have installed. To see what you have, go to "Settings» System Settings» System Information". I had version 6.60 (the most recent). After this, plug the PSP into your computer.

Step 2: Put Your PSP into USB Mode

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Settings» USB Connection

Step 3: Download CFW

Go to Google to find your version of CFW. When you find it, follow the instructions on the page to download it to your computer. For version 6.60, just go to this page:

Step 4: Put The Package on Your PSP (Step 1)

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Usually you'll have to unzip the folder you've downloaded. I recommend 7-Zip. When you're done with that, find the folder with "UPDATE" in the name. To make sure you have the right one, there should only be one file in the folder named "EBOOT.PBP". Right click this folder, and select 'Copy'.

Step 5: Put The Package on Your PSP (Step 2)

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Go to 'My Computer' and select your PSP. Go to the 'PSP' folder, then the 'GAME' folder. Paste the copied "UPDATE" folder here. Close the window.

Step 6: Install the Custom Firmware (Step 1)

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On your PSP, go to Game» Memory Stick. There should be an update program in here, if this program doesn't work, or shows up as corrupted, you may need to find another site to download your CFW from.

Step 7: Install the Custom Firmware (Step 2)

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Follow the instructions the program gives you. Now you have updated your PSP with Custom Firmware!

Step 8: Check Your Work

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To make sure your CFW installed, go to Settings» System Information

Step 9: Please Comment

Please comment if you like anything about this. It could be the humor, the pretty pictures, the degree of unhelpfulness, or anything. You can even tell me why you hate it. I don't care. Just comment. It's one of the steps. You have to now.
FormidableF6 months ago

If a PSP shows it is 6.20 PRO-B10, does it mean it is hacked?

Be careful installing a full (permanent) firmware to the 2000, early model 2000's are usually okay, but the later models have a different motherboard. If you have a later model 2000, installing a full cfw could, but not always, lead to a bricked psp. This indefinitely goes for all 3000's as well. It's best to use a lite cfw. But the 1000's can get full cfw without getting bricked, unless you do something wrong, which is pretty hard to do.

jasonZak (author) 9 months ago
Here's some answers for ya!
1) You don't have to reinstall it. Just go to the 'Game' then 'Memory Stick' and launch it.
2) I had a PSP 2000, but I'm fairly sure it worked on all of them. The 2000 is the most popular model for modders so I'd stick with that just to be safe.

Hope this helped!!!
xXUsernameXx9 months ago

Hello jasonZak, I'm thinking about buying a PSP, so I have a few questions about PSP modding. 1. What happens if you turn off the PSP? Do you have to reinstall the mod every time? 2. Does this work on all PSP models (1000, 2000, 3000, etc.) Thanks for the guide!

jasonZak (author) 9 months ago
Hey no problem. Glad you liked it! :)
nijongo9 months ago

Thank you so much, it worked like a charm