Yo Dave, I want to download the new PSP 2.0 software so I can try out the kewl Web browser, but don’t know where to start. Do I need a USB wire or is it a wireless download? My connection always says there is a DNS error cause my access point has a WEP key or something ilke that, and third, where do I go to download the software? Please help me ASAP!
Let’s start with a warning, shall we? The 2.0 firmware has only been released into the Japanese market by Sony, so there is a chance that downloading and applying this 2.0 release will seriously mess up your Sony Playstation Portable (PSP) unit. I am not planning on doing this with my own PSP unit, for example, so that I’m tracking the American firmware releases. However, I have read lots of reports that people have this working with nary a glitch, so …
There are a ton of new additions in this major firmware / operating system upgrade for the Sony PSP, however, so I’m certainly eager to have 2.0 available to us in the North American marketplace. Here’s just a sampling of what’s new:
- Web browser now included!
- jump function added to video playback
- MP4/AVC playback support added
- MP4 (AAC) and Wave (Linear PCM) formats now supported for music (which should let you use music downloaded from the iTunes Store, I think, but I’d love someone to test this theory and report back)
- Wallpaper function added and you can now peruse TIFF, GIF, PNG and BMP format images too.
- Various new ‘settings’ added to support new functionality.
Enough sales pitch, though! If you want to know more about what’s included, read IGN, Macworld, Engadget or even PC World or Gamespot.
Let’s get on with it…
The very first step you need to do is to download the new firmware “EBOOT.PBP” file.
Now follow these steps:
- Connect your PSP to your computer via the USB cable.
- Switch your PSP to “USB Connect” mode (see Sony PSP network update help for details on these first two steps)
- Go into the directory PSP/GAMES on your PC
- Create a new directory within that subdirectory called UPDATE making sure that you use all uppercase letters.
- Copy the EBOOT.PBP file into the new UPDATE subdirectory.
- Disconnect your PSP frmo your PC.
- On your Sony PSP, use the home button to get to your settings, then go to GAME –> Memory Stick.
- You should see the new EBOOT.PBP file: select it and your system should update the firmware and restart.