Sony PSP system firmware 2.0 update instructions?
How do I update my Sony PSP unit to the new 2.0 firmware release so that I get to use the Web browser, etc? I don't have a Wifi connection, so I need instructions that don't require wireless, too. Thanks!
I just recently updated my Sony PSP unit to the 2.0 firmware release too, so i can step you through the procedure I used. For this one, I used the download to PC option; if you have a wireless wi-fi network, you can use the detailed instructions I posted earlier instead: Sony PSP update instructions for wireless wifi networks.
The first step is to go to the Sony Playstation Web Site and make sure you have all the required items there.
Now, scroll to the bottom of that page and click that you "agree" with their terms of update. You'll then be asked by your Web browser if you want to open the file or save it to your disk:
I'm running Firefox here, so my dialog box might be a slight bit different from what you'll see with Internet Explorer, but the basic idea here is that you can't open this file - it's for the PSP - so just save it to disk.
Once the download has finished, hook up your Sony PSP to your Windows PC - I have WinXP Pro - and make sure that on your PSP you choose 'USB Connect' (I have more details on how to do that in Sony PSP to Windows PC: Music and Photos? if you need it). The PSP will show up on your computer as the unimaginatively named "Removable Disk":
Click on the device, you should see a folder called "PSP". Open that and move into a subfolder called "GAMES". Within that you'll have to create a new subfolder called "UPDATE":
Now, finally, you're ready to copy the downloaded file across to the PSP so you can run the update. Just drag and drop the file EBOOT.PBP into the newly created UPDATE folder:
Once that's done, eject the PSP from your PC. Almost done!
On the PSP you now need to make sure your unit is still plugged in to the wall (this is critical so that you don't have a battery glitch and trash your PSP unit!), then navigate to the "Game" area. One of the choices here will be Memory Stick. Choose it by pushing the "X" button and you'll see PSP Update ver 2.00.
That's what we want! Push "X" again to start the update process. It clears the screen, vanishes for a few seconds, then comes back and either says "PSP System Software Version 2.00" and has a "Start" option, or tells you that you don't need to apply the update since you're already running 2.00 on your Playstation Portable.
Assuming that you, like me, don't yet have 2.0, you'll want to choose "Start", go through the user agreement (are there too many lawyers on this planet or what?) and leave your PSP untouched until it's done. My update took about two minutes. Not too bad.
That's it. You should now be the proud owner of a Sony PSP unit that has the 2.0 firmware system installed, which means you now have a Web browser and lots of other spiffo updates to the system. I'll write about how to work with the browser in another article, but I hope this will get you up and running with System Software 2.00 on your PSP!
Oh! One last tip: once you're done with the update, you'll want to delete it from your Memory Stick. Do this by again going to GAMES then Memory Stick, then when you're looking at the "PSP Update ver 2.00" push the upward pointing triangle button (on the right control area, not one of the four directional buttons on the left). You'll see three choices, one of which is "Delete". Choose that, and you'll have just deleted the now-obsolete update file.
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Reader Comments To Date: 173
I have a PSP-1000, I'm being told not to install version 2.0 as it's for PSP-1001, what say you ?
That's definitely most peculiar. I don't know the internal differences between the 1000 and the 1001, so I can't advise on whether it's foolish to proceed or not. Did you buy your system from a regular US distributor? If so, they might have sold you an overseas "grey market" product and you should probably take it back and complain to them.
at the end my psp doesnt have a start option wat do i do
Tony, just make sure you have gone through the instructions step-by-step, including naming the file properly and dropping it into the right folder on your PSP Memory Stick.
How to find My WEP key for my PSP.
I have 2 questions
When you say make sure unit is still plugged in where do you mean for it to be plugged into?
Also,what does it mean when the PSP says you cannot connect to the internet because of a problem with the WLAN? I think it say WLAN is turned off. How do I turn it on?
Peter, WEP key is part of the configuration of your wireless base station where you set up the password. If you don't know your password, you should find a different wifi network to access.
Emanuel: plugged in to the wall for power (you don't want it to run out of power mid-update) and, secondly, the WLAN switch is darn hard to find: it's a small silver slider switch on the bottom left edge of the face of your PSP. When you're holding it normally, it'll be at about the base of your left thumb. Slide it into the other position and you'll be WLAN enabled.
hey! my psp is PSP-1006K and i want to update version 2.0. can i download it or not? if i can, plz tell me where can i upgrade coz there is only avaible to download Version 2.6.
As far as I am aware, Ky, Sony is only making available the most recent version of the firmware, not earlier versions. Why do you think that you need 2.0 but not 2.6?
Because someone told me that V 1.5 is the best. I don't know why, though?
I have another problem right now. i have Fifa 06 and Formula 1. It's ok to play Formula 1 and nothing has happened. but for Fifa 06, i dont know what's wrong with it. My psp turns off everytime when loading is occured. i can play other option but not season and tournament. Is that because of my CD or PSP? i'm so worried about my PSP. so plz do reply as soon as possible about this.
Ky, they're talking about firmware versions and while it is theoretically possible to downgrade from the latest 2.6 release to an earlier version (1.5 is very "hackable", which is why some folk say it's better than the later releases) I think there are dangers too, as detailed:
If you want more info on hacking the Sony PSP, I suggest you pop over to psphacks.com and check out the discussion boards.
i try to send the file but it says there is not enough free disk space but i have still 16MB enough spacwe for the file what do i do Dave?
How do you know what version you are currently running?
Jeff, turn on your PSP, click the little "home" button, then click on Settings -> System Settings -> System Information and it'll show you exactly what version of the PSP firmware you're running.
How can u figure out what the wep key is and what if on the instruction booklet, your psp is edition 1001k? does that mean that u cant download and do u need Version 2.00 before you can get 2.60 because I tried to get 2.60 and it said something about game cannot be started.
I have a question about downloading music files to the memory stick duo? Do I need some special software? Can I use mp3s from I tunes ? I have read the manual but it doesn't go into much detail. If you can help with any instructions I would appreciate it. Thanks Doug
Hi i am tryin to play madden 2006 on my psp but its telling me "To start,you must update the system software" I have verison 2.00 is there a newer verison?
i tried doing the eboot thing but now my PSP says ver 1.52 how do i get it back to ver. 2.00 or even 2.60
i tryed doing eboot thing but now my psp says ver 1.52 how do i get it back to ver. 2.00 or even 2.60
hi i have v1.52 and did every single word you said but it does not work. the option does not show up on the memory card. what should i do.
I jost got a 2gb memory stick duo for my psp so i can put games which are bigger than 1 gb on my psp such as gta liberty stories and sims 2. But the problem is than it cant load the game and I thinkit is because the new games have security where the psp must be updated. I have 1.5. What should I update to and will the fake games work after update.... Please write back ASAP i am dying to play the games
my psp turned off while updating 2.60 now it turns on but nothing on the screen then it turns off.how do i fix it
Sam, I'm sorry to say that you might well have hosed your PSP. Call Sony and talk with them about the problem.
Critical tip: always PLUG IN your PSP when doing any sort of system upgrade or update!!
i recently bought some region 1 dvds for my psp not knowing my system is a region 2 psp. How can i play this dvds on my system?
When you say "DVDs", Charles, I assume you mean "UMDs", actually. In that case, I think you're out of luck: I haven't heard of anyone figuring out how to circumvent the regional encoding system that's in the latest PSP firmware. Sorry.
I followed all of the steps and i got to the point where it says psp update 2.60 but then when i click x an error comes up saying The game could not be started please say you can help
i have a PSP 1006k. under system settings it says my psp has version 2.00 firmware loaded. now the problem is, neither does my psp have a web browser nor does it have nor does it have the option to change the wallpaper (which ver 2.00 PSPs should have).also, homebrews for ver 1.50 run on it. so i thought maybe mine was a ver 1.50 afterall, but when i downloaded the ver 2.00 update and tried running it, it said that i already had ver 2.00. what should i do? should i downgrade (which i dont really want to) and then upgrade back to ver 2.00. what do u suggest i do?
Mayank, I don't understand what functionality you seek by downgrading and upgrading again that you don't already have? Also, if you can find an open wifi / wireless network, you should definitely be able to upgrade to the latest 2.60 firmware for the PSP, even without a Web browser...
i dont really want to upgrade to 2.60 because i've heard that u cant run homebrews on it. i just want the browser that comes with ver 2.00. (plus u can run homebrews. thats reason enuf for me to stick to 2.00) so is there any way of getting just the browser (and if possible the "custom wallpaper" option)?
Thanks dave, i just updated my psp to 2.60 with this advise
my PSP is on firmware 1.50
When i try to download the 2.6 firmware it says game cannot be started what do i do?
When I try to run it, it seems that it is loading, it restarts and everything. Then it just loads to a pink screen. I never see any text. But I can fix "X", I am not sure how to proceed, Have you heard of this problem occuring?
hay iv downloaded a couple of psp games, but i dont know anything about putting them onto the psp i ned help
i have recently downloaded the psp update 2.71 for my psp and tryed to update by putting it on the memory card in the correct place but when i run it from the psp menu i do not see any text so i dont know how to update it, is there any way to fix this. i currently have version 1.5 and have been running homebrew apps on it could it be because of this ?
i want to get my psp to version 1.5 . At the the moment its 1.52 and is it possible to upgrade only to v . 2.00 and then downgrade. plz reply at my email adress
PLAIN AND SIMPLE: HOW DO YOU FIND YOUR WEP ON YOUR COMPUTER?
Odd. You say Go to the folder called game. I have no folder called game. Theres a folder called SAVEDATA, one called PHOTO and one caled MUSIC (thanks to another FAQ you did, thanks btw). Ive tried making it, but it aint reading it, I go to memory stick in the GAME section, and it says There are no games.
WHEN I TRY TO GET ON THE INTERNET TROUGH WIPEOUT PURE OR ANY OTHER WAY IT SAYS "A CONECTION ERROR HAS OCCURRED. THE ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN THE IP ADDRESS TIMED OUT" WUT DOES THAT MEAN AND WUT SOULD I DO ABOUT IT?
WHEN I TRY TO GET ON THE INTERNET TROUGH WIPEOUT PURE OR ANY OTHER WAY IT SAYS "A CONECTION ERROR HAS OCCURRED. THE ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN THE IP ADDRESS TIMED OUT" WUT DOES THAT MEAN AND WUT SOULD I DO ABOUT
A connection error has occurred. The attempt to obtain the IP address timed out. says my psp
Please Help. Im trying to update the PSP Firmware. I DO NOT HAVE THE NEW FIRMWARE. I dont have a browser and cant use walpapers. BUT WHEN I DOWNLOAD THE NEW ONE (2.81 or something) It goes to install and says I already have the newest firmware. Why is it doing this?? HELLP PLEASE. Ill Buy you a Starbucks Franchise.. lol =)
I have the psp version 2.82..but it sayz that this versionz update has " revie signal strength " ? is that it????
i have currently version 1.5 on psp, however i have just bought a game but it is saying i need to upgrade my software, is there anyway round this
I droped my psp a week ago, and now it only works with the AC adapter and not the battery. I want to update the software on my psp,but i guesse that I need a fully charged battery to do that and my psp doesnt work with a battery. Is there an alternative way to update the software from 2.70 to 2.81 with just the AC adapter.
hello dave! I have problems downloading video's from my pc computer to my psp.
I got psp v 1.50. and its fine with me.if u update it u wont be able to play games on ur memory stick.Its anti-piracy upgrade and feel sorry for psp that they have just tought about it.They just added web browser and some extra options.Im sure that no one wants to give away FREE stuff.
The folder is GAME and not GAMES.
trying to update to 3.11. I transfer accoring to the steps, but when I try to run the update I get a "game not started...error. please advise?
Please how do I download Video files in my psp. most time trying to download some Video clip, it still will not store or play in my psp. sometime it will show corrupt file. please help!
i have version 3.ii and it didnt work i did everything and it didnt work
on my psp it says
"a connection error has occurred. The attemp to obtain the IP adress timed out"
how do i fix it please help me or email me at email@example.com
anyone please help!!!
i have updated my psp to version 3.11 and i need to downgrade to 1.50 how do i downgrade to 1.50?????? i need help
I have a PSP-1000, I'm being told not to install version 2.0 as it's for PSP-1001, what say you ?........
Posted by: Andy at September 15, 2005 5:28 PM
...... ME TARZAN, YOU JANE!!!!!
i just got a psp and im trying to play the gta liberty city stories but its telling me to update my system how do i do that...write me back asap.......
ello !!!! i have a psp wid 2.82 firmware .... i want to play games from memory stick i m sick of bying UMD's soo wat should i do????????????
ello ! i have a psp wid 2.82 firmware .i want to play games from memory stick i m sick of bying UMD's soo wat should i do?
Is it possible to connect via WLAN on a version 1.5 psp. This is not connecting to an internet browser but connecting using an access point to gain access to online gaming within a game eg socom. do i have to upgrade to 2.0 and lose mem stick gaming
dave, you haven't answered many qstns recently/ a lot of ppl depending
Sam, it's amazing to me how many questions I *do* answer elsewhere on this site but somehow people can't find them. The very VERY best way you can learn about what I have about the Sony PSP (and I have almost 100 Q&A articles now) is to scroll up to the top, then on the right look at the category listings. Click on "Sony PSP Help" and you'll find tons of info. Or, just this once, here's a shortcut:
i have psp 1001 i have download fotos to the memory pro duo i try to run in to the psp and it tells me no imge in memory. thanks franz
If you have firmware 3.11 can u go back down to a lower firmware and how? I tried but it told me I've no need to update. Please help!!!
my psp won't turn on properlly after a failed update. it keep freezing while starting up on boot up.
What shall i do???
is there a factory restet button???
My psp is not working anymore after I update
I NEED HELP! I AM TOTALLY LOST ON EVERTHING CAN SOME ONE EXPLAIN THE STEPS OF PUTTIN MUSIC AND VIDEOS ON TO MY PSP IN GREAT DETAIL!!!
i just updated my psp to version 3.40 by following Dave's instructions. Thanks much Dave!
DAVID, u will need a USB connector to connect ur psp to your pc. then on your psp go to settings and scroll to USB connection and press the "X" button. your psp will then be connected to your pc and usually u will see a pop up window. click on "view files" this opens your psp folder. go to MUSIC folder, then drag and drop songs into it.
as for videos, you will need to converst them first otherwise it will not play on your psp.
Now click on this link below to download the video format converter.
after converting the videos, you should drop them in a folder calld 100MNV01 which is found in the MP_ROOT folder which is found in the PSP folder.
after all the draggin and dropping,, press the circle button on your psp to disconnect from your pc.
now press the right directional button to scroll to music or videos, then press the X putton and you should see your music or video files there.
I just got a PSP and a game! i didn't receive or buy any memory however, so is this a bad thing? How many songs can i put on there with the memory i have already? What are some other stuff i can do that websites have to offer? THANX SO MUCH!
A big dellima.....
V.1.5 and Under allows you to view internet games without conting it as corrupted data, but if you don't upgrade, you won't be able to view most UMD's.
Vision 2.5 better fix this problem...
Hi, I play fifa07 on my psp and whenever i try play on infrastructure it starts the match and after a couple of minutes it says. Unable to connect to other play everytime. My signal is always high and my internet connection is 16mb. I cant seem to work out the problem!
Hi! Just got a psp and followed your intstructions so I have the update on my psp, but when I hit the "X" to start the update, the screen only turns to the same color as the mainscreen. Nothing happens and I don't know what to do. I just bought a game and it won't play until it's updated. Any idea what I should do?
i dont get it................i still cant enable my wma playback.no one has the real steps to enable wma playback?
how can i change my psp scream stely?
how can i change my psp scream stely?
I finally got my PSP to connect to the internet. Bit tricky.
Had to go to 'B' only for Linksys 54G and manual on router
info, then it started working. Don't know why mixed didn't
work. Will see what happens next.
can i upgrade my psp from 1.50 to 3.03 oe-a in same manner as you told before?
Thank's for this im getting a psp in 3 month's and i want to upgrade my firmware so i can play downloaded game's on it.
ive got a tough problem every time i got to transfer music or a video or anything to my psp i get a popup saying " cannot fin the specified file, make sure you specify the correct path and file name. this means nothing to me. i have gone throught i have already gone through 1 psp already and i sent it back to the company and they sent me a new one. the new one worked fine i had everything working and now all of a sudden its doin the same thing it did the last time with cannot find specified file but when i go to my psp its there it lets me play through like 30 seconds of my song and then it stops and says corrputed data. i havent stopped the the transfer in the middle of a download so i know its no that but just wondering if this is a computer error since i can put all the songs on my other mp3 player. ive tried it throught 2 differnt usb cords that isnt it either plllllz heelllllp
i just got a old PSP running 1.52 .. i only want to upgrade to 2.0 do you know if the EBOOT file is still out there for just 2.0
umm hi when i try to update my psp the screen where i try to update goes blank, can you help me?
Hi, im getting my PSP in 3 weeks can someone please tell me what firmware is beta 1.50 or 3.03?
I was trying to update my psp to version 3.52 from 3.30, and then i lost power and my screen went out. Now when i turn it on, the power is on, but the screen is still black! Can this be fixed???
Riki, as far as I know, you can't get any beta software on the PSP at all: that's tightly controlled by Sony. Neither of the two you list is the latest firmware, though, so if you're asking which you need to "homebrew" or download your own games, you'll want 1.50, but you won't be able to get a PSP with that version installed.
Crabdude, you are, I'm sorry to say, hosed. Please read this article:
i upgraded to version 3.52 using the psp update thingy and ever since ive been unable to put any songs or any pictures...anything on my psp and i have just over 500Mb free space...please help me out
Hi could you please let me know what is the new model PSP and the best one, also the price for that.
I get a error message when trying to establish a connection " A connection error has occurred. (80410A0B), What do I do My version is 2.6
You are the best thanks you really helped i now have the internet and i can plug my compatible usb camera for my PSP and the Location free player and that thanks!
how to get a memory stick to work for psp
I purchased a new Psp Slime and I can not seem to view videos on it. What format do the videos have to be first of all. I am downloading stuff from Limewire right now or from you tude. Still can not see it on my PSP Slim please help.
WHERE IS THE AGREE BUTTON
i have psp slim & lite and am running firmware 3.80 and 4 some reason I can play homebrew and MS games I am not running custom firm ware y is this? I typed this using psp
i have psp slim & lite and am running firmware 3.80 and 4 some reason I can play homebrew and MS games I am not running custom firm ware y is this? I typed this using psp
I installed 3.60 m33 cfw for slim on my fat psp after the installation my psp fail to boot any more? please help me what can i do ?
yo! i needed help with my psp thing... i have a 3.30 version of it but i need to update it to 3.80 to play a certain game i got downloaded recently. so how do you update it?
hi dave i have a problem, when ever i copy a file games to my psp iso file an error comes out( you must specified the correct path or file name) what should i do?
why i cant upgrade my 3.60 m33 to 3.90??
my sony ericsson memory card works find on it. But for some reason I cannot play games on it, everytime I try to play games it says 'The system software of your PSP System is version 2.82. To start, you must update to version 3.52 or later. Do you want to update now?' when I say yes the screen turns black for a few minute and then says the update failed. the disc has been removed. what is going on.
hey,how can i put videos on my psp?? i can see music,games,photo folders on my computer when i connect psp...but there is no videos...so how to put videos on psp????thx...
Do you have experience with regards to PSP 2 buttons??? Mine just stopped working!!!! I can't use it for what ever reason. It just not responding. HELP!!!!!
i have a psp ver 3.40 OE-A, my problem is, everytime i put a themes on it. it wont work i put it on X:PSP/THEME but nothing happen evrytime i go to the theme seeting theres was no new theme.. please help me how to put themes on my PSP
I do have a lot to say, and questions of my own for that matter, but first I'd like to say thank you, Dave, for all your helpful information by
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