If you own a PlayStation Portable (PSP) game console, you may want to update your firmware regularly to enjoy new features and fix errors and security issues. Firmware is the software that controls your system settings and how it runs. There are several ways that you can download and install PSP firmware updates, depending on your internet connection and preferences.
In this article, we will show you how to use four different methods to update your PSP firmware: using the PSP itself, using your computer, using a Universal Media Disc (UMD), or using custom firmware. We will also provide you with links to the official Sony website where you can download the latest firmware versions for your PSP model.
Method 1: Using the PSP
This is the easiest and most convenient way to update your PSP firmware, as long as you have a wireless internet connection. You can update directly from the PSP itself without using any cables or discs. Here are the steps to follow:
Connect your PSP to a wireless network. Your PSP will need to be connected to the internet in order to download the update files. If you don't have a wireless internet connection, you can use one of the other methods below.
Open the Settings menu. This is located on the far-left end of the XrossMediaBar (XMB), which is the main menu of your PSP.
Select "System Update". This can be found at the top of the Settings menu.
Select "Update via Internet". This will allow your PSP to search for available updates online.
Select your network connection. If you don't have any networks to select, you will need to set up a connection first by following this guide .
Download any available updates. The PSP will search for updates and display them on the screen. If there is an update available, you can press "X" to start downloading it. If there is no update available, you will see a message saying "There is no need to update".
Start the update. After the update has been downloaded, you will be prompted to start installing it. Press "X" to start the update process. Do not turn off your PSP or remove the battery during the update, as this may damage your system.
You can also install the update later if you don't want to do it right away. To do this, navigate to Settings, select "System Update", and then select "Update via Storage Media". This will start the update from the memory stick where you downloaded it.
Method 2: Using Your Computer
This method requires you to download the firmware update file from your computer and transfer it to your PSP via a USB cable or a memory stick. You can use this method if you don't have a wireless internet connection or if you prefer to use your computer. Here are the steps to follow:
Create a new folder on your desktop. Name it PSP. It must be all upper-case.
Open the PSP folder and create a GAME folder. Again, it must be all upper-case.
Open the GAME folder and create an UPDATE folder. This one must be upper-case as well.
Download the latest firmware from the PlayStation website . You can download the PSP firmware from the system updates page. The file you download should be called EBOOT.PBP. The latest and final firmware version is 6.61.
Move the downloaded file into the UPDATE folder.
Connect your PSP to your computer via USB, or insert your Memory Stick Duo card into your computer's card reader. If you connect your PSP to your computer, navigate to the Settings menu and select "USB Connection".
Open the Memory Stick Duo folder. When you connect your PSP or insert your memory card, you should be asked if you want to open the folder. If not, open your Computer window and select the "Ms Duo" option.
Copy the PSP folder you created onto the memory card. You may already have a PSP folder, which you can overwrite. This will add the 061ffe29dd