Installing Custom Firmware on a PSP





Introduction: Installing Custom Firmware on a PSP

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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.

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

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 and choose one of the sites:

**NOTE: I don't know everything about all the sites and I can't personally vouch for their validity. This is basic common sense, but I figured I'd mention it anyway.**

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

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)

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)

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)

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

Step 8: Check Your Work

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.



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    16 Discussions

    i having problems it say you about to go to an encrypted to an unencrypted page how can i fix that

    Can you uninstall custom firmware?

    I works for me. Thanks a lot.

    seems like it would help. gonna try it when i have time.

    Nice and concise...


    2 years ago


    I cant get to the link, it keeps saying that the file is not valid on

    Actually i had updated my new PSP3004 with 6.61 unfortunately.
    I need custom framewire to it ASAP
    Contact me : if you can help me
    I had PRO-C on this previously.

    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.

    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!!!

    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!

    Hey no problem. Glad you liked it! :)