[TUT]Installing CFW on your PSP System ~ Up to firmware 6.60

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  1. yh_mn

    yh_mn Enthusiast

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    In the following I will write a detailed guide on how to update your PSP to the newest hackable Firmware and how to install the newest Custom Firmware.
    This will not be a fancy guide. Dont await any fancy graphics, this will be a simple text guide with a few screenshots to help you.

    Foreword:
    This guide will be divided into 4 parts. A Custom Firmware for Firmware 6.20, one for Firmware 6.35, one for Firmware 6.39, and one for the lastest Firmware 6.60 I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE IF YOU BRICK YOUR PSP.

    Differences between 6.20 PRO, 6.35 PRO and 6.39 PRO:
    The main difference between those two is, that the 6.20 PRO can be installed permanently. That means, if you turn off the PSP, that it is still installed. The 6.35 PRO and 6.39 PRO can only be installed temporarily and will be erased as soon as you turn off your PSP. This is due to the new checks that were build in the 6.35. A permanent patch for it would require a lot of work. If a permanent patch for 6.35 get's released, I will update this thread to reflect the new changes. The compatibility should be nearly or exactly the same for backups, homebrew and plugins. The 6.20 PRO can't be installed permanently on every PSP. Some new models of the PSP 3000 (9g) doesn't allow you to install it permanently. On this PSP's, you can only install the 6.20 PRO temporarily or the 6.35 PRO 9g is limited to PSP 3000, so if you have a PSP 1000, 2000 or Go, you don't need to worry about it.

    Information about 9g's:
    Newer PSP 3000 models come with Firmware 6.35. They have the modelnumber 9g and new drivers. These PSP's can't be downgraded to 6.20 (DON'T TRY IT, YOU WILL RECEIVE A BRICK) and you can't install the 6.20 PRO permanently to the PSP. If you have a PSP 3000 and installed your PRO, always look into the System Information and notice what g you have. If your g is something else than 9, you can downgrade and install the 6.20 PRO permanently. If your PSP is 9g, you can only install the Custom Firmwares temporarily.

    Advantages:
    The PSP Scene developed a lot. We came a long way from downgraders, different Exploits and the discovery of the Pandora Battery. Today, we can put a Custom Firmwares on our PSP with very small effort. Old Custom Firmwares were mostly limited to older Firmwares that were patched very fast. Today, things like the easy install of Custom Firmwares are possible due to signed eboots. In my opinion, these new Custom Firmwares are better then the old Custom Firmwares. They are much easier to install and games that needed patches to work on old Custom Firmwares, work without problems now. Some benefits are that you can make a backup copy of your UMD games and put them onto your Memory Stick so that it loads significantly faster and so you can lose the UMD discs. You can install plugins that allow you to do many things including play music while playing games at the exact same time. You can also load emulators to play your old school favorites like SEGA or gameboy. and you can play PS1 games on it top.

    Meet the requirements:
    First, you need to know on what Firmware you are right now.
    To do this, turn on your PSP,scroll all the way to the left and scroll down until you see the System Settings and press X. Scroll down again until you see the System Information and press X again.

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    There are 3 points right now
    System Software: X.XX
    Nickname:
    MAC Address
    :

    [​IMG]

    If your System Software is lower than 6.35 or is exactly 6.35, this tutorial can help you on your way to homebrew.

    Next you download the PSP Module Checker , put it on your PSP's memorystick and run it. It shows what kind of PSP you have (only important for PSP 3000, others can be ignored). If your PSP has 9g, you can't install the 6.20 permanent and can't downgrade to 6.20. PSP's with 9g can only be downgraded to 6.35 to run the 6.35 PRO or the 6.39 PRO (without the need of downgrading).


    Now comes the most important part. If you want the 6.20 Custom Firmware, which can be installed permanently, please look at the first part. If your Firmware is over 6.20, but under or exactly 6.35, you can install the 6.35 Light Custom Firmware. For this, look at the second part. I reflected the installation of the 6.39 one on the third part.


    For 6.20

    What you need:
    Firmware 6.20 (PSP Go)
    Firmware 6.20 (PSP 1000, 2000 and 3000)
    6.20 PRO-B9
    A memory stick with enough space/enough space on your PSP Go.


    If your Firmware is below 6.20:
    Download the 6.20 update. It comes as an EBOOT.PBP, if not, rename it this way. Connect your PSP to your Computer and copy the EBOOT.PBP into the folder PSP/GAME/UPDATE. This means that you create these folders, if they are not presented. When you open your PSP, there should be a folder called PSP, inside should be a folder called GAME, inside the folder should be a folder called UPDATE. If one of these folders are not presented, just create them. Copy your downloaded EBOOT.PBP in the UPDATE folder. It should look like this:
    [​IMG]
    When it looks like this, just turn your PSP on, go to the memory stick and start the UPDATE. Follow the explanation and your PSP is updated to Firmware 6.20.


    If your Firmware is 6.20 and you want to install the Custom Firmware permanently:
    The permanent patch is only installable if you have a PSP belog 9g. Trying to install the permanent patch on a PSP 9g will brick the PSP. To know what g you have, install the 6.20 PRO-B6 (but not the permanent patch) and look into the system information. At the very bottom, you can see what g you have. Download the 620PRO-B9.rar I linked above. Extract the RAR File (if you don't know what I mean, google for Winrar and Install it.) and copy the folders
    PROUPDATE and 620PRO_Permanent
    inside your PSP/GAME folder. If they are not present on your PSP, create a folder called PSP, and inside, create a folder called GAME inside it and copy these two folders inside it. If you have a PSP 3000, you should look into the System Information now. On the screenshot above, you can see that your Xg is listed at the bottom of the information. If you have 9g, then you are finished now. You can only install it temporarily on the 3000 9g. If your g is not 9g, you can process onward. After you installed the PROUPDATE, run the Permanent Patch and Press X and after you read the brick warning, press X again.

    If your Firmware is 6.20 and you want to install the Custom Firmware temporarily:
    Download the 620PRO-B9.rar I linked above. Extract the RAR File (if you don't know what I mean, google for Winrar and Install it.) and copy the folders
    PRO UPDATE and FastRecovery (FastRecovery starts the Custom Firmware again if you turned your PSP off. Just needs a few seconds)
    inside your PSP/GAME folder. If they are not present on your PSP, create a folder called PSP, and inside, create a folder called GAME inside it and copy these two folders inside it.

    This is how your folder should look like after extracting the file you downloaded above:
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    Copy the correct folders I stated above on your PSP.

    Turn your PSP on and go to the memory stick. Start the PRO Update.
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    The Firmware should install automatically. If not, hold L and press X.
    [​IMG]
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    After you started the PROUPDATE on 6.20, start the Permanent Patch to install your 6.20 permanently. When you start it, press X, read the brick warning and press X again. After the PSP restarted, start the permanent patch again and press X and the O. Now it will be installed.
    [​IMG][​IMG]


    For 6.35

    What you need:
    Firmware 6.35 (PSP Go)</a>
    Firmware 6.35 (PSP 1000, 2000 and 3000)</a>
    6.35 PRO-B9
    A memory stick with enough space/enough space on your PSP Go.


    If your Firmware is below 6.35:
    Download the 6.35 update. It comes as an EBOOT.PBP, if not, rename it this way. Connect your PSP to your Computer and copy the EBOOT.PBP into the folder PSP/GAME/UPDATE. This means that you create these folders, if they are not presented. When you open your PSP, there should be a folder called PSP, inside should be a folder called GAME, inside the folder should be a folder called UPDATE. If one of these folders are not presented, just create them. Copy your downloaded EBOOT.PBP in the UPDATE folder. It should look like this:
    [​IMG]
    When it looks like this, just turn your PSP on, go to the memory stick and start the UPDATE. Follow the explanation and your PSP is updated to Firmware 6.35.

    If your Firmware is 6.35:
    Download the 635PRO-B9.rar I linked above. Extract the RAR File (if you don't know what I mean, google for Winrar and Install it.) and copy the folders
    PROUPDATE and FastRecovery (FastRecovery starts the Custom Firmware again if you turned your PSP off. Just needs a few seconds)
    inside your PSP/GAME folder. If they are not present on your PSP, create a folder called PSP, and inside, create a folder called GAME inside it and copy these two folders inside it.

    This is how your folder should look like after extracting the file you downloaded above:
    [​IMG]

    Copy the correct folders I stated above on your PSP.

    Turn your PSP on and go to the memory stick. Start the PRO Update.
    [​IMG]

    The Firmware should install automatically. If not, hold L and press X.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][/spoil]


    For 6.39


    What you need:
    Firmware 6.39 (PSP Go)
    Firmware 6.39 (PSP 1000, 2000 and 3000)
    6.39 PRO-B9
    A memory stick with enough space/enough space on your PSP Go.


    If your Firmware is below 6.39:
    Download the 6.39 update. It comes as an EBOOT.PBP, if not, rename it this way. Connect your PSP to your Computer and copy the EBOOT.PBP into the folder PSP/GAME/UPDATE. This means that you create these folders, if they are not presented. When you open your PSP, there should be a folder called PSP, inside should be a folder called GAME, inside the folder should be a folder called UPDATE. If one of these folders are not presented, just create them. Copy your downloaded EBOOT.PBP in the UPDATE folder. It should look like this:
    [​IMG]

    When it looks like this, just turn your PSP on, go to the memory stick and start the UPDATE. Follow the explanation and your PSP is updated to Firmware 6.39.

    If your Firmware is 6.39:
    Download the 639PRO-B9.rar I linked above. Extract the RAR File (if you don't know what I mean, google for Winrar and Install it.) and copy the folders
    PROUPDATE and FastRecovery (FastRecovery starts the Custom Firmware again if you turned your PSP off. Just needs a few seconds)
    inside your PSP/GAME folder. If they are not present on your PSP, create a folder called PSP, and inside, create a folder called GAME inside it and copy these two folders inside it.

    This is how your folder should look like after extracting the file you downloaded above:
    [​IMG]

    Copy the correct folders I stated above on your PSP.

    Turn your PSP on and go to the memory stick. Start the PRO Update.
    [​IMG]

    The Firmware should install automatically. If not, hold L and press X.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][/spoil][/align]


    For 6.60

    [align=center][spoil]What you need:
    Firmware 6.60 (PSP Go)
    Firmware 6.60 (PSP 1000, 2000 and 3000)
    6.60 PRO B9
    A memory stick with enough space/enough space on your PSP Go.

    If your Firmware is below 6.60:
    Download the 6.60 update. It comes as an EBOOT.PBP, if not, rename it this way. Connect your PSP to your Computer and copy the EBOOT.PBP into the folder PSP/GAME/UPDATE. This means that you create these folders, if they are not presented. When you open your PSP, there should be a folder called PSP, inside should be a folder called GAME, inside the folder should be a folder called UPDATE. If one of these folders are not presented, just create them. Copy your downloaded EBOOT.PBP in the UPDATE folder. It should look like this:
    [​IMG]
    When it looks like this just turn your PSP on, go to memory stick and run the UPDATE file. Follow the explanation and your psp is updated to 6.60 firmware

    If your Firmware is 6.60:
    Download the 660PRO_B10.rar I linked above. Extract the RAR File (if you don't know what I mean, google for Winrar and Install it.) and copy the folders
    PROUPDATE and FastRecovery (FastRecovery starts the Custom Firmware again if you turned your PSP off. Just needs a few seconds)
    inside your PSP/GAME folder. If they are not present on your PSP, create a folder called PSP, and inside, create a folder called GAME inside it and copy these two folders inside it.

    This is how your folder should look like after extracting the file you downloaded above:
    [​IMG]

    Copy the correct folders I stated above on your PSP.

    Turn your PSP on and go to the memory stick. Start the PRO Update.
    [​IMG]

    The Firmware should install automatically. If not, hold L and press X.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Since this CFW is not permanent you must run the "Fast Recovery" file every time you wish to use the Custom Firmware, also, games and ISOs are only visible and playable via running CFW

    *I advise deleting the "UPDATE" folder to avoid further confusion and error*


    Congratulations, now you have a Custom Firmware on your PSP. I hope that my tutorial helps you and shows you the wonderful world of homebrew. If you have any questions or have any improvements for my tutorial, please message me. I am eager for your experiences with this tutorial.
     
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  2. johnnytest

    johnnytest Newbie

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    thanks oh do you know how to install nitepr to psp 6.60 because thats the one i got
    --- Double Post Merged, Jul 6, 2013 ---
    that would help a lot
     
  3. yh_mn

    yh_mn Enthusiast

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    sorry but this thread is out dated and I dont use this anymore. I might update it soon with newer information when I get the time
     
  4. Cakes

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    I remember back in the day with Pandoras battery.
     
  5. MattsJTAG

    MattsJTAG ✯XBOX JTAG HOST✯

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    And Rain's Magic memory sticks...
     
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    I have a PSP 1000 on that OG M33 firmware. We can only still wonder what ever happened to dark_alex. He was a god.
     
  7. MattsJTAG

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    Dave, his downgrader's were the s**t.
    I bricked my first PSP on Gen-C.
    5.00 M33 all the way.
     
  8. Kamil Mirza

    Kamil Mirza Newbie

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    Dear OP


    my PSP is 3004
    OFW: 6.35
    LCFW: 6.35 PRO-B6
    MODEL: 03g

    as you mentioned:

    • can i really downgrade to 6.20 because of having 03g?
    • if downgraded, should i achieve 6.60 PRO PERMANENT?
    • what are the advantages of updating FW to 6.60?
     
  9. MattsJTAG

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    Yes, use daves downgrader you can find it on slimhacks