Installing Pro CFW on a PSP 1000 (PSP Phat)

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Installing a Custom Firmware on your PSP 1000 has never been so easy. In this page I’m describing the easiest possible way for you to install the most reliable Custom Firmware on your PSP: Pro CFW.

As a PSP 1000 owner, you can practically install everything you want on your device, and use other techniques such as the Pandora Battery to install a Custom Firmware. If you are interested in the “advanced” Pandora Battery method, please go check that guide, or the “Power users” section below. If, on the other hand, you want to follow the easy method (which for now I recommend), please keep reading.

Installing Pro CFW on your PSP1000 is simple, free, and is not much risky than installing a Firmware update on your device. It does not require any advanced hack technique or hardware modification. There’s basically 3 easy steps (you were expecting more? Sorry to disappoint):

1. Download the necessary files

2. Update your PSP To firmware 6.60

Skip this step if you already have Firmware 6.60 installed on your PSP.

In order to install Pro CFW on your PSP, you will need to first update your PSP to the 6.60 Sony firmware (which, at the time of this writing, is the latest firmware released by Sony), if that’s not already the case. There are versions of Pro CFW that will run on older firmwares, but updating to 6.60 will guarantee the best compatibility for your official games.

To install the 6.60 Firmware, just unzip the archive on your PSP’s memory stick, in the “PSP” folder (you should end up with an “UPDATE” folder in the PSP folder, if you do things correctly), then run the update from your PSP menu.

Trouble upgrading? Ask for help on our forums

3. Install Pro CFW

The Pro CFW archive provides several subfolders in the “PSP/GAME” folder. Two of them are interesting for us: the FastRecovery and the PROUPDATE folders. Those two need to be extracted to the PSP/GAME folder on your memory stick.

Assuming you extracted the files correctly, you will see a few new applications in your PSP’s Game menu. The one you will want to run in order to install Pro CFW is “Pro Update”. Just run it.

That’s it. You can erase the “ProUpdate” folder from your PSP, but keep the “FastRecovery” one.


That’s it, I said 3 steps :) Welcome to the world of Custom Firmwares. There’s no additional step required to install the Pro CFW. However, every time you reboot your console, you will have to reactivate ProCFW, which is done by running the Fast Recovery tool from your PSP’s Game menu, and takes literally 5 seconds.

5. Power user

In this section you will find additional tricks/steps if you want to improve or customize your experience with a Custom Firmware on your PSP 1000

Some people think that it is a burden to reactivate the CFW every time they reboot their console. It is important to note that this is needed only if you reboot the console, not if you put it into sleep mode. Most people use the sleep mode 90% of the time without ever realizing it. Trust me, I’ve used several PSPs for years now, running the Fast Recovery tool is not a problem in your daily usage. That being said, since you’re running on a PSP 1000, you have a possibility to install the CFW permanently. This is done by running the tool CIPL FLasher from the Pro CFW (included in the archive). I won’t dig into the details for that (just run the tool will do the trick), just know that I personally think this is a feature you won’t need (and there is an additional risk of bricking your PSP) unless you use your PSP for dev purposes.

208 Responses

  1. Matine says:

    Thank but i want the tuto in PDF Or Word format.

  2. Louis says:

    Seriously, it says “update your PSP, then extract a couple folders” and you’d like a PDF or Word document? Let me guess … with screenshots?

    Just go to YouTube or hit File -> Print and you’ll do fine.

  3. John says:

    Hi, does this copy any files to the PSP’s flash memory (flash0, flash1)?

  4. Spork Schivago says:

    I used your link to download the OFW and when I went to install it, it said the version was 6.66 and not 6.60. Will 6.66 still work for Pro CFW? My understanding is no…just wanted your input. Thanks.

  5. Ohsyea says:

    worked great! easy to follow.. was about to make a pandora now i dont have to thanks 😀

  6. sam says:

    How do I install homebrew? I have downloaded NesterJ and tried dragging the “nesterj” and “nesterj%” files to my GAME and GAME1.50 directory but it gives me an error upon booting.

  7. JOSH says:

    my battery is low -=sigh=- have to wait…..

  8. snouxy says:

    hello i wana try out ths on myn bt hw do u play games n whre do u download em nd wil be stil beable to plAY LATEST umd games afr ths

  9. TSZ0 says:

    I recently dug out my fat PSP and upgraded from 5.00 to 6.60 Pro B10, works fine. Except when using Emulators.

    I’m able to see the emulator in my game folder on the XMB, and have installed Roms into a folder that I can navigate to, only problem is when I press load rom the screen blacks out and I have to reset the PSP.

    Any suggestions as to why this may be happening? Or just a bad rom/emulator? Or no idea whatsoever?

    Hard to find an answer for PSP related issues these days, since the scene is just about dead :(

  10. snouxy says:

    sorry i was asking if i hack my psp how do download games and wich sites can you get them for free noy old clasic games lyk mario but latest psp games such as GOD of war etc and do i nid anythng else to do that thanx once again

  11. snouxy says:


  12. val says:

    hey,I already have on my pspfat,a long time,the 5.50-prome4,and it runs almost all the games I download,but not all,so I remember that last year i download a homebrew that you could select the game on the ms and patch it,or something like it.
    and…i erase this hbw ¬¬
    so anybody knows what hbw it was??
    i really want to play one game here,and it doesnt work.
    it was a long time that i dont read about the latest cfw’s and put my hands on my pretty psp (:

    (sorry about my english :T)

  13. snouxy says:


    • toBsucht says:

      ..extract the ~eboot.pbp from the update to your memorystick:
      Into a floder PSP next GAME next Update copy the eboot into it.

      Or get my megapack with ofw homebrews extract the archive to your memory stick to discover how it does work.

  14. Mohammed says:


    Thanks for the write-up. I’m totally new to this, but if it is this easy to load a CFW, why bother with this ‘Pandora Battery and Magic MS’ thing?

    Is that just an older (and tougher) method?


  15. formula86 says:

    Thank you for the CFW guide, now I am playing my favourite Playstation games on my PSP! =D

  16. Plex3000 says:

    Hey, well I’m new in this I just have some questions…
    Do I need to check if my motherboard is “hackable”?
    Once I do this, can I still run original and new UMDs?
    Where can I download ISOs for free?
    Any ISO will run correctly?
    Sorry for so many questions, but I’m really interested on this and I rlly don’t want to have that brick thing…
    Thanks. Waiting for your answer.

    • toBsucht says:

      all fat psp are full hacked (no problem if they brick you can use pandora to unbrick it).
      Close to all iso run.
      (No backup requests here please) this is a legal site^^

      • jo says:

        Hi, you seem to know about hacks.. sorry to but in but i am having an issue, I bought a second hand psp 1003 from a shop, and i still have reciept, but i want it to work rather than give it back! I tried to update it to the latest software 6.60 and it said can not do it, because it is already higher 7.50. After searching online, forever! i find out that 7.50 does not exist and it is a hack or something like that, not sure but its not legit. How can i get it off and get it back to normal software, so i can use internet, it has no options in menu, like it is just from factory, its wierd, do not know what to do with it, and i am no pc wizard, but can did manage to get the 6.60 update into the PSP GAME folder through my pc.. any idea’s please, my head hurts from trying to understand it all.

        • wololo says:

          One suggestion among others, when you’re in that situation: try to get a pandora battery and force-install firmware 6.60 with it

        • Bleach says:

          This is how you do it
          1.Hold your select Button(If you have CFW)
          2.YOu should see The USB Device Then Change it to Flash0
          3.Go to Settings > USB Connection
          4.If you see The PSP Type A or B or C (Mine’s TYPE A)
          5.Left click on it then Browse files > Memory Stick >vsh >etc
          6.Then you see Version .txt Open it with txt document
          7.Change The 7.50 to Your System Firmware. (Settings>System Settings>System Information)(Or Simply Write down your Firmware there.)

  17. Torrigan says:

    can i run iso’s using CFW 6.6?

  18. toBsucht says:

    try this free homebrew iso PSPokemon cso can be loaded with tn-hen (pro hen)

  19. Cohat says:


    Just a quick question.

    I am running 5.50 prome-4 on my psp 1000. Do I have to first upgrade to OFW 6.60 and then install Pro CFW or should i only instal Pro CFW without updating? I am asking because i’d like to know if it’s dangerous to upgrade to OFW from a CFW.

    Thanks in advance

    • toBsucht says:

      late answer^^
      check your version text, if your psp use 9.90 you should change it befor update..”no” brick risk with phat psp 😉 pandora!!! better use neuron´s cfw for fullhackables

  20. Jinny says:

    Hello, everyone.
    I own phat psp (PSP-1001 bought in the States) and slim psp as well as Vita now. I decided to put CFW in my phat PSP as I did for the SLIM one years ago. The SLIM works perfectly like a charm but when I installed 6.60 PRO (B10 fix btw fyi) on PHAT, it ocassionaly freezes during game play.

    Seems like it freezes (not always but frequently) when checking memory stick to save progress. Also it is not complete freeze, as music keeps playing (and does not loop in short / does not auto restart) but the game just cannot be proceeded as the screen shows “checking memory stick” and won’t respond to any input but power button.

    I’m using legit Sony memory card freshly bought couple days ago. Is there any known solution or issue on this weird situation?

    Thanks to those in advance for input 😀 love you all.

    • toBsucht says:

      Try some plugins to save game states or fast exit .. try to change cpu speed and other related stuff.
      At least you have a chance to run another hen

  21. Mr.Flake says:

    Can i upgrade from m33-2 to OFW without problems? (and then cfw pro b-10!)

    Flake x

  22. jojoye says:

    I already have PRO B9 installed in my psp 1003 (module 1), is it safe that i just run the pro updater w/out running the 6.60 ofw updater? And if not..will running the ofw update delete my games/savefiles?

  23. Faizal says:

    Hi i got a question. i planning to get the cfw on my psp (phat). can i remove the memory card and insert A DIFFERENT memmory card without getting the PSP messed up or something. please answer and thank you.

  24. Yomi says:

    I’ve installed Pr CFW on a PSP 1000, everything seems to be working well. Just that I can’t access the video settings, system settings, theme settngs, etc.
    It would hang and later switches off.

    • wololo says:

      This is not normal. At this step I would recommend you to do an idstorage cleanup using a pandora battery.
      Does reverting to “normal” OFW fix the issue by the way?

      • neo says:

        i am having the same issue with my psp 2000. i am on 6.60 OFW and updating to pro b-9 pro b-10 or proc-c will not allow access to open the settings choices. have not tried lower versions. it will freeze and then power off. having it on OFW will fix the issue though

  25. Sparkman says:

    life saver you are i’m so happy. your a top boss!!! 😀

  26. Peleep says:

    Hi and thanks for the great news.

    My phat 1000 is on Pro-B10 and with the CIPL Flasher step completed.

    Do i need to go back to 6.60 OFW to go to Pro-C?

    And will in need to run the new CIPL Flasher supplied with the Pro-C archive after i’ve upgraded to Pro-C?


  27. Marty says:

    Updated from 5.00 m33-6 to OFW then to PRO CFW-C, easy and it works great
    only problem is I lost some of my save files (Persona 2 & 3, Corpse Party, Tactics Ogre, havent checked the others) but luckily some were kept (Monster Hunter Unite (thank god) Gods Eater) strange thing though after playing for a week I let my psp die (didnt charge even though batt was blinking already) then I boot it up again and it restarted so I ran the fast recovery again then played normally but when I checked my Gods Eater Burst save file it was gone, not corrupt but gone. deleted ??… I wasnt playing Gods Eater when the psp died by the way, I was playing Tactics Ogre and its save file was still in tact… weird, just remember to back up saves periodically I guess

  28. Steven says:


    Can I use these updates if I have a psp-1006 (fat) with Firmware named “5.50 GEN-D3″ ?
    Because I try to follow instructions, it seems I couldn’t update to 6.60.
    I did put the UPDATE folder into the PSP folder but couldn’t locate how to update from menu.

    Sorry, I am very new to with firmware, previously friend of mine help me update this

  29. Minty says:

    I tried to use this proccess on a psp 1000 that was running on 5.00 m33-6, i updated to 6.60 OFW, then when i ran the Proupdate, no buttons work but the power switch, luckily, because the update was not permanent, everything works fine, but now i am running OFW 6.60 and not sure if i can get the psp back to cfw, any help? D:

    • wololo says:

      Try to ask your question on the /talk forums to see if you’ll get replies. This sounds like you potentially have broken idstorage keys, which could be solved with Despertar Del Cementerio 8

  30. Aster says:

    Hi there, sorry to sound noobish (the truth is that i AM a noob)

    I followed every step to install the 660 CFW, and I wanted to play Triple Triad 0.4.21. But all I get is an 8002014c error (Impossible to run the game)

    Do you have any clues to solve my problem ? Thanks in advance.

  31. Lucas says:

    What benefits does this CFW bring?

  32. Xavier G.Nic Architect says:

    Hello I was wondering if the link for official 6.60 download also works on the psp 3008 plus the procedure. Thnx

  33. john says:

    pro cfw file is corrupted. i dl’ed mine from here:

    • wololo says:

      I just checked and the file on my server is not corrupted. Make sure your browser sets a referrer correctly, or try to download with another browser.
      The file you mention on dashhacks is pro B, while the latest download is Pro C

  34. for some reason 6.60 pro freezes my psp when i go to theme or most of the menus on the very left,no problems with 6.20 though any ideas?

  35. Winston says:

    Thanks for you help, all the instruccion are very clear, =D

  36. Kaerl says:

    thanks no problem so far..from m33-6 to 6.60 pro-c on psp1001..

  37. Phillip Chomi says:

    I did all what is said on step 1 to step 4, but I can’t see the games I already have.

  38. NANDA SEKELETI says:


  39. Ramiro says:

    My PSP updates to 6.60 from 5.50 Gen-D3 Prome 4 fine after editing version.txt, but after I install the PRO CFW, it doesn’t reboot, just turns off, and when I turn it back on it didn’t install. I have a Phat PSP. I always end up just retuning to 5.50 Gen-D3 with my Pandora. Can anyone help me?

  40. Josuemental says:

    What about the ‘seplugins’ folder in the archive/package, is it not required to be copied to the ms too? Thanks in advance.

  41. Adrian says:

    Hi I have a psp 1001 and I already have version 6.60 updated, I’m trying run the pro-b 10 that I already put in my game folder in my psp. When I click on the pro update to install it, it brings me up to the black screen saying press x to launch cfw, so I press x and then it says press x to start cfw, so I do and then my psp just turns all black and turns off 5 seconds later. I know it’s suppose to reboot automatically to install but it doesn’t install it. Is their anyway to fix this, appreciate it if you can help me and thank you for taking the time to read this.

    • Josuemental says:

      Same here, except mine doesn’t turn off by itself, I have to reboot it, I didn’t have this problem from the beginning, it just started all of a sudden. I already tried uninstalling it and reinstalling it again but no luck, the reinstall option won’t work, I keep holding the ‘L’ shoulder button but nothing happens. Please help us, thanks.

    • Josuemental says:

      @Adrian: I think I’ve found what causes the problem. Do you have your PSP plugged-in to the wall’s AC power when performing this operation? because that’s what was causing mines problem, apparently the PSP can’t be plugged-in to the wall’s AC power when either installing or reactivating the CFw?

      • Josuemental says:

        Sorry, that’s not the problem, because it just happened to me again, I think it’s a plug-in that’s causing it, I just don’t know which one it is.

        • Josuemental says:

          Found it, it was ‘Game categories Revised v12′, I’m guessing is not compatible, but there are newer versions, which I didn’t know until now that I made a search, the latest one is ‘Game categories Lite v1.4′ I believe, I haven’t downloaded and tried it yet but it supposedly supports 6.60 so it should work. I don’t know if this was your problem but hopefully this helped you.

    • toBsucht. says:

      as Josuemental wrote old plugins and themes maybe not compatible with your the new cfw. Try to disable them ..pandora?! If you used plugins at flash^^

      @Josuemental i use game categories without any problem and i doubt that it´s a reason why you have problems with your ac-power and the use of it should never be a problem for you hacked psp 😉

  42. asl says:

    will i still be able to use the save from 5.50 prome4
    if i update to 6.60 cfw?
    because i remember when i update from 3.** to 5.00 m33-*
    the save data cannot be loaded.
    now i have 5.50 prome4 but i do not want to lose my save.

  43. Josuemental says:

    If I already installed the Pro CFw, can I safely go to the PSN while on the OFw without getting banned? thanks in advance.

    • toBsucht says:

      You shouldn´t get into trouble if you´re on 6.60ofw 😉
      If you are on cfw you have to do some tricks.

      • Josuemental says:

        What I mean is that I already have the Pro CFW installed, but my question is that if I can safely go into the SEN/PSN without fear of getting banned when the Pro CFw is not activated (but installed), I mean, is there a way for Sony to detect that my PSP has a CFw installed if I go into the SEN/PSN while running in the OFw? Thanks in advance

        • toBsucht says:

          No they don´t ban you.
          You can use pro cfw on psn to use screenshot plugins or the full cpu power but don´t cheat or a ban is likely.
          I´m not 100% sure since ~pro-b you can use it on SEN without psnlover idk debug type II & fake region.

  44. Ray_Rx says:

    Thnx. Worked perfectly!

  45. khdsbhj says:

    there are so many cfw link, which one????

  46. Nichibro says:

    I’m a noob to all of this, but i installed 6.60 Pro C and i also downloaded a game called Black Rock Shooter The Game. I made BRS into an iso and when i start it up, it shows the PSP logo and then turns black. After a few seconds, it takes me to the home and says error 80010002. If you need details on anything, let me know.

  47. Adi Noor says:

    Thanks aloooooooooooot. This was the most simple method in Internet and I was searching like heck for a week. Thank you so much. worked greaT!!!!!!!!!
    Thanks thanks thanks thanks!!!!!

  48. Tristan says:

    I have a PSP 1k and 6.60 OFW and it works perfectly! TYVM!! I was looking for a couple hours on youtube and google till i found this one. So stoked!

  49. Denette says:

    Thanks a lot for the help. One thing that was incorrect in your tutorial is where you put the 6.60 OFW. You didn’t actually say put it in PSP/GAME, just PSP. Anyways, when I realized where the update was supposed to go, everything went great. Wow CFW Pro C installs HELLA fast. Thank you again, you made this A LOT easier for me. I’ve been out of the loop for a while letting my PSP collect dust. Brushed it off and had CFW 5.50 Gen B (full) on my PSP. So confirmed, this tut works and my iso’s are working too. I couldn’t get Angry Birds to work on my old firmware. This fixed it! So happy, thank you again! <3

  50. Orion says:

    Novice alert! lol alright so Im running firefox and when I download this it doesn’t give me an area of my choosing to send it to none the less I drag it over to psp-psp/game file extract it, move into start updateing my psp with this software but I get 6.35 what am I doing wrong? I only want to do this Custom Firmware once to play my legit copy of .hack//link so I can attach an english language patch.

  51. Salman Shahid says:

    I am new to PSP
    I have a PSP Street E1004w Console
    I successfully installed the CFW Pro 6.60 C and verified it from System settings

    When I run games (after copying iso or cso to ISO folder), PSP either gives an error 80020148 or just tries to load the game, blank black screen for a while, followed by a power off.

    When I turn my psp on again after the blank black screen, I have to run Pro Recovery again.

    Is there any settings i need to do in recovery mode?

    • Jonathan Huebert says:

      did you run the CIPL flasher? normally i believe that is only required on the 1000 and the 2000 but i’m not 100% on that. it seems like you properly installed the aftermarket module but try reinstalling the actual firmware itself and then the CIPL flasher right after that and before you try anything else! i am running 6.60 PRO C fix3 on a PSP 1000 and it worked once i used the flasher!

  52. LOL? says:

    Jonathan Huebert..: Are you f**king kidding me? There is risk of brick + CIPL flasher is only on 1g and 2g….
    If it use an another model, he can bricked his PSP /E100x = 11g/300x = 3g,4g,7g,9g.. /Go = 5g / ………. If you are writing something about that, then you go study it, and then post a message “i’m not 100% on that”..

  53. Michael says:

    Hey I have a PHAT PSP1003 and I was running CFW 5.50 Prome-4. I followed all the steps here, I updated to OFW 6.60 (checked that the system was on OFW) then ran the 660 PRO-C Updater. I pressed x to install the CFW, the program installs, but when pressing x again when prompted to to run the CFW, the psp shows a black screen, then dies. Im like “ok… not ure if its supposed to do that”… I switch the psp back on, psp splash screen, and im back to OFW… I try to run the fast recovery file (660 PRO-C Recovery) to go to custom firmware, it loads… then black screen and switches off… I switch it on, try to run the CIPL flasher for Pro-C but it says that the data is corrupted… of course, thats because since my Psp switched off earlier when I ran the Fast recorery file, it switched off and reset the Psp to OFW. Tried over and oveer and over and still have the same issue. I have followed all the steps… What am I doing wrong? Is there something wrong with my version of Psp?

  54. ImNotYourSteppinStone says:

    I know this is terrible, but I am a complete noob to this. I have a psp1001 with OFW 6.60 so I followed your guide for dummies and now have Pro C on the psp but do not know where to go from here at all. I have looked all over and all the videos and everything I have read have just been explaining how to get it on the system not what to do with it afterward. I am sure this is because everybody who knows anything about this already knows what to do with it but I don’t. I’m sure it is right under my nose but help would be appreciated greatly. What else do I need? How to run emulators… Etc( the works). Please and thank you.

  55. Zane says:

    I am using 6.60 Pro-C and I am trying to run an SNES emulator but it comes up with error 8002014C help?

  56. peter says:

    Hello, Need Help! i have psp 1001 (phat) I succesfully upgrade it to 6.60 ME 1.4 And i setting it appears version 6.60 i cant see my iso games when i open the games in my psp HELP!!!

  57. jrio says:

    Hey does the CWcheats or anything simuler work on 6.60 C fix3 I’m on a PSP 1001 and was wondering if this was the best hack or the easiest

  58. toBsucht says:

    It should work.
    Do you know neurons cfw? Both are good ..make your own choice, it´s no problem to switch between both.. Just a reboot to be save^

  59. Kevix says:

    Ok this guide is just godlike man I really appreciate that you made this. I have no problem installed the cfw, but i do have one issue after this was done. I can still play my isos and use homebrew and everything, but once I attempt to change ANY of my settings while its using the cfw the system will crash, but after it reboots I still go into the settings. Is there a solution to fixing this so i can go to my settings while in pro c instead of having to reboot to change things? This also includes Theme settings so, many thanks if there is a answer to this! ^^

  60. Geomood says:

    Thank you, Bro.
    Works perfectly.

  61. Ben says:

    Sorry if this is really simple but I have transferred the OFW to the PSP folder and can see it when the PSP is plugged into the PC but when I select “system update” it says “no applicable update data was found”. What I am I doing wrong?

    • toBsucht says:

      You can try to update via internet (as long as sony don´t provide a new ofw).
      Or copy the eboot to
      ms0:/PSP/GAME/UPDATE floder and start update from xmb game
      or ms0:/PSP/UPDATE then start it from xmb systemupdate.

  62. 1009 says:

    can u still run UMDs?

  63. Hi
    I am on psp 1001 fat i have upgraded to 6.60 and have tried to update to 6.60 b10 it loads alright i press x to install, it restarts vsh menu does not pop up and when i turn the psp off it then pops up but my psp freezes and i cant move in the vsh menu and it remains like that until i remove battery and then before i can move the psp but vsh menu does not popup.
    Pls help anyone i need help PLEASE. I would be forever greatful please help.

  64. promyk says:

    Took me forever to find something that would actually work without pandora. Thank you!!!!!!! ^_^

  65. Frodo says:

    Hello, I’ve got a phat 1004 and I installed 6.60 pro-c and ran the cipl flasher.
    For some reason it doesn’t run MH portable 3rd (even non-patched one), can’t even try to start it as it says corrupted/damaged (I dunno what eng psp says, in italian it’s “file danneggiati” which is exactly damaged files).
    Any idea about what to do now?

  66. brandon says:

    my computer is broken and i am getting it fixed. is there eny way to open the cfw zip file on a ps3 and transfer the file to a psp?

  67. kym says:

    thanks so much. i love my old phat psp and i can now use it to connect to the net and psn. thanks guys…

  68. Jason says: having trouble after hacking.i have successfully hacked usin 6.60 pro c.but i cant see to my iso under games.i created iso folder in root of psp an copied game in there.can anybody help me please

  69. Apricorn says:

    I tried following all the Directions for my PSP 1000
    and well
    when I try to start the 6.60 OFW I get an error stating “Game cannot be started”
    I tried turning Disabling the M33 network update
    and change the Version.txt already
    i have no idea how to get this thing to run
    any help would be appreciated
    I am running 5.50 Prometheus 4 atm and all games are running normally its just this update that wont

    sorry posted this in the wrong place previously ignore that

  70. ad says:

    hi hi.. im from Firmware 5.50 GEN-D3
    what should i do 1st guys?

  71. Najaf says:

    You can run CIPL no problem.. these instructions suck!!

    1. download
    2. extract and copy everything to game folder in psp
    3. run update, then pro update then CIPL

    THATS IT!@@#

  72. XANGA says:

    I have the cfw running but when I try to put it in sleep mode, for some reason it shut off completly.

  73. XANGA says:

    Is it because I have a pandora battery?

  74. XANGA says:

    I upgraded from 5.00 m33-4 but when I try to put my psp to sleep mode (not shut off), it turns off completely. Is it because I have a pandora battery?

  75. PSPTEEN says:

    when i try to install the latest cfw it says write file error (0xffffffff) ! install aborted why is it doing that i have owf 6.60 :(

  76. PSPTEEN says:

    it says write file error (0xffffffff) ! install aborted

  77. Mike says:

    Won’t run PSX2PSP ripped games. Why? Fix?

  78. PhythernZ says:

    Thank You…It’s work for me…I just upgrade from 5.00 m33-4 to pro 6.60…Thanks a lot.

  79. bradley says:

    how do i unzip the archive in the psp memory?

  80. MAGNTITE says:

    Can somebody help me? I tryed to update my PSP 1000 but it say’s that it’s ver.9.90. I put every thing where it should be but it dosen’t work! Please help me!

  81. MAGNTITE says:

    Also my PSP firmware is 5.50 GEN-D3

  82. sCr34m says:

    what happen to my psp after install the updata :'(

  83. Shaqburger says:

    This works perfectly. Super easy and simple. I totally would advise using the fast installer its very easy to use.


  85. demotroid says:

    I need help. I updated my psp to 6.60 pro-c. Worked fine for a few games. Then two hours later the VSH menu keeps poping up and flashing. Now the all the buttons do not work at all. Tried to get into the page where I hold start and right button but the arrow buttons keep jumping back to restarting the psp. What should I do?

  86. raven pamintuan says:

    my psp is brocken when i open it show pop up of select button but i not pressisng it what can i do?

  87. ifitAintBroke says:

    How does one enable cwcheats on psp 1000 with 6.60 pro b-10?

  88. Danil Joseph says:

    Should we actually run CIPL Flasher?……Because it’s not mentioned in the instructions……

    I am trying to do it for my friend…..

    The CFW works but the 6.60 Version Update is displayed as corrupted data….

    Can anybody help?!

  89. Haris Saeed says:

    Hey i just updated the Cfw 6.60 pro c2! but whn i connect it to my pc i can’t see iso or cso folder in it.. where i should copy the games to memory stick and run them afterwards.

  90. Kip says:

    I’ve put the files on my memory card properly, but when I go to the memory stick on the PSP it doesn’t detect the files. Please help.

  91. slsnkls says:

    I have ofw the latest then i do an upgrade with cfw ,can you tell me how i load / play games on my psp,do i need a loader or something?

  92. Q13E5 says:

    How do i install Plugins?

  93. keegan says:

    Hi, I have a psp 3000 verson 6.60 and I have games on my memory stick but they cant play.a friend a mine load on pro recovery. When I try to open that the system turn off.I can see the games them on the memory stick but cant play them. What can domare need to do

  94. Thanks. I was afraid of installing CFW,cuz it could brick psp & this tutorial helped me a lot. Now I’m playing with all files without any fear. :)

  95. Savepoint says:

    Does this method works even if I already have a CFW 5.5 Prometheus?

  96. nader says:

    When I update my Psp down
    Psp firmware 5.50 is now on the
    Can I update without using Pandora to Version 6.60
    Sorry, my English is not good

  97. nader says:

    My Psp Model 1000 is

  98. Ana Rico says:

    Thank you! I followed all the steps and now I’m able to play games without problems :)

  99. leecoste says:

    Thank You Very Much my friend
    This worked like a charm and your
    Instructions where spot-on
    Thank You Again this is defo the best on the web
    for hack/mod psp’s

  100. carlos says:

    Is not let my past the update, put it sees there is not enough space on Memory Stick and I at 32 MB memory stick in my PSP help me please

    • kamil says:

      I suggest buying a new memory stick card on eBay. You aren’t going to get far instaling games and emulators with only 32 mb.

  101. Kat says:

    Thank you so much for this! I literally have no idea what I’m doing with this stuff, but your guide is so straightforward and simple it’s really a godsend. Worked like a charm, thank you so so much!

  102. Nathan Brewer says:

    If i have a psp 1003 will this work on that

  103. Nathan says:

    Hello, just a quick question, can this be used on PSP 1003 model.

  104. Prince says:

    Thank you vry much…

  105. AHA says:

    work like a charm for me :).
    thanks :)

  106. jo says:

    Help me please i bought s 2nd hand psp1003 and i tried to go online but there is no option, so i tried to update it to 6.60 and it said updated to 7.50 so can not do it, after reading online it says it is a hack, and i am clueless as what to do to make it back to normal so i can have 6.60 as the internet wireless will not work and it seems to me it was hacked before anyone, updated it properly, as it has barely anything in the menu options, it does play movies and will not play games on disc, I deleted games off thinking it was just saved game data, but i think it has some files named iso, in the memory card and it says dump 1-10 i have no idea what all this means? And do not want to mess it up just want it back to 2.20 which it has on there, in some file place.. god sorry for lacking knowledge in the

  107. jo says:

    Who ever helps me i swear to god i will send 20 quid to them for their help, through western union or something, anyone can get that with i.d… i need it to be working properly and playing games.. like sims, which is will not play.. no internet, options!

  108. Marecky says:

    I have PSP FAT (1003),
    I did everything what is said in this “HOW TO”. After my PSP
    restarts there is a problem with continous reboots. It looks like “SonyComputer Entertainment” screen shows up, then after
    few seconds I get standard wallpaper (waves), in upper right corner clock shows up and then wallpaper stops flowing and
    another reboot occurs. Strange thing is, if I hold both R and L shoulder buttons I my PSP boots correctly and CFW works (checked ‘about’ in system setting and run some newest games backups)
    Please help me with reboot loop, why I have to hold both R and L to boot PSP correctly? Best regards :)

  109. Paul says:

    Please Help – My psp 3003 was working fine with pro update b, but I let my small some borrow it and now when I run pro recovery the psp shuts down after running. I have tried to run pro update again but the same problem. The games are still on the memory card, but do not show up. The firmware is showing 6.60. I think my mistake was I should have deleted pro update from the memory card to avoid this. I have tried formatting the memory card and doing a reinstall but still not working. I thought I would re flash official firmware 6.60 but as it is already 6.60 this is not possible. Please can someone help me out with this. Thank You

  110. Rustan Widenhammar says:

    Easy to install.
    Still not possible to connect to my internet.
    Security settings WPA-PSK (TKIP).
    Tryed also with WPA-PSK (AES)
    Same result.

    The access point was not detected.

    Please help.

  111. Kevin says:

    Sir help me please. i have psp 1003(fat) i cant install PRO CFW on my psp. i already tried 6.20 / 6.35 and 6.60. my OFW of my psp now is 6.60 but when i run PRO UPDATE[CFW pro c2] it will turn to black and stuck. what should i do sir? please reply. Thank You

  112. dhanjit says:

    how can i downgrade my psp 1001 6.60 to 5.03???
    please help me

  113. Dan says:

    I had updated successfully my psp 1k to ofw6.60 from 5.50 GEN D, then I unzipped everything from your file 660PRO C2 to PSP/Game and then ran Pro Update, the screen blank out and then the PSP turned off after a few mins. When I rebooted the psp, it got back to ofw6.60; what have I done wrong and what should I do? Thanks for help.

  114. LOL says:

    I have put the OFW 6.60 in my PSP 1001. The problem is that the OFW doesn’t work and it says “The game couldn’t be started.” Really need help T^T

  115. AaiRez says:

    I have a PSP 1001 that was previously cracked by someone else with firmware 1.50. When I run the pro updater, it just sits there on the screen that says PSP….

    What now?

  116. pspNoob says:

    Hi i tried it out on an old psp 1000 but after i updated the custom firmware, my controls stopped working… I cant move my arrows or buttons and the only buttons that are working are the volume up and down buttons… please help!

  117. Manuel Ribeiro says:

    I was out of the PSP scene for along time already… thanks for the update

  118. Bleach says:

    In ppl HAVING Problems about The games deleted You should’ve Make the BAckup first before updating it.

  119. pandafresh says:

    Anyone having issues with this, IE just getting a black screen after clicking the Update icon, I was having that issue. I was using a 32 gig stick that has two smaller memory cards, so I figured that may be the problem and used a regular Memory Stick Duo, and it worked out fine.

    So if the update doesn’t run, try running it off a standard Memory Stick Duo.

  120. Avid says:

    So I was able to get through all of your steps fine. afterwards i tried putting a psp game iso in the games folder. but the file isn’t recognized when i check the games menu and open up the my memory stick, Am i missing something?

  121. Maicon says:

    Easy and fast.
    Solved my problem.
    thank you dude.

  122. CrotchPuncha says:

    So I updated to the 6.60 firmware, put the CFWPro on the memory stick along witht he fast recovery. When I use the CFWPro option it gives me the PSP logo screen then the screen goes black and it shuts down. It does the exact same thing when using the recover tool. My PSP is a 1000 Phat model. Any thoughts?


  123. MightyK says:

    Tried to run this on my PSP 1003, couldn’t delete the PRO updater files, now I can’t delete ANYTHING off my memory stick on either the PSP or a PC nor can it read my PSN PS games or save data to my memory stick when I’m in normal firmware mode. Basically this just *** up my whole memory stick. Least I can still boot it in normal firmware mode since I didn’t put it on flash permanently (Would doing so let me delete stuff off the memory stick?)

    • wololo says:

      There is basically no way this could have messed up your memory stick in a way that you can’t do anything with it on a PC… try formatting the memory stick from your PC. Is that a Sony memory stick?

      • MightyK says:

        Its a Sandisk 4GB memory stick with MagicGate. I tried formatting it on PC via PSP USB mode (I haven’t got a card reader yet) but it didn’t take.

  124. MightyK says:

    After using this I cannot delete anything off my memory stick now.

  125. MightyK says:

    Come to think I haven’t installed the firmware permanently from CIPL flasher yet. I’ve only used the Proupdate and FastRecovery files. Think that has anything to do with my problem?

  126. Ned Ryerson says:

    Do I need a Pandora battery for this, or can I just buy a big Memory Stick and go for it?

  127. Dylan Smith says:

    Thank you very much. There is just one problem. I do own a PSP 1000, but CIPL Flasher didn’t work. And every time I boot up my PSP it gets stuck at the PRO recovery menu, and it is stuck at the very bottom option. Is there any way I can fix this? Thanks.

  128. HilaryD says:

    Thanks for the info! It’s soo helpful. I have one question though : I have a PSP 1001, with 37.1 m33. Can I just upgrade right away using the firmware, or do I need to upgrade previous versions, then download the 6.6?

    • toBsucht says:

      Befor install new cfw disable plugins look if your version.txt is a orginal not 9.90 it has to be lower as 6.60 to install 6.60ofw. Switch to ofw run 6.60 update then install pro-cfw.

  129. seth says:

    Since you have to reactivate the cfw every time would you still be able to play umd games?

  130. user69 says:


  131. herro says:

    hello i have a problem with my psp and I believe it is because of a ROM emulator I downloaded… I played on my psp normally for about 5 hours(on the emulator with no problems) but now the “home: button won’t work… also I cant use any emulator now and when I’m in the XMB menu and the cfw is running when i press the select button it doesn’t report(it should open the cfw menu right???) thanks in advance…

  132. don says:

    My PSP is running the fast recovery and it shows the games, but when I try to access them the PSP just goes off. I also try running proupdate and it always tells me press X and when I press X it just goes off. Pls what should I do to it

  133. vashts says:

    thanks for the 15 minutes of frustration! the OFW download goes in MS:/PSP/GAME/UPDATE/EBOOT.PBP

    please update it! for the sake of sanity of other users who havent touched PSPs in years.

    • randompasserby says:

      Man, you are a saint. I was about to give up then I just happened to see your comment at the very end. On the behalf of me and other confused lurkers, thank you.

  134. aaron says:

    installed the pro 660 cfw but hen i run the program it tells me it cant support my fw my firmware is at the highest upgrade 6.61 is that a problem

  135. DanzY_Bhagat says:

    Hy3 Dev ova hea ?
    Actually i have one doubt will it work for PS-Vita my model number is PCH-1102
    em bugged up ya with this vita from so long its jus dumbed in ma bedroom i have no games to play …
    i know to to download the iso,s n cso.s but em unable to install any jus let know it this custom rom gonna help me out from this bug …
    i am use to of custom roms on anroid but em not that in touch with such game boyz …,
    Advance thx for the dev who gonna suggest me lil :)
    Take keep Posting n learing (y)

  136. This does not work for PSP Street versions. Put the 6.60 update and the CIPL Flasher and other programs in the GAME folder. When you have cracked your PSP, make a directory on the card called ISO (dont put this in the GAME folder, put it straight on the card when you double click it to open it up on your computer), then unzip the ISO into that ISO folder. They will appear on your PSP in the GAME part of the menus.

  137. jay says:

    thank you guys i pulled out my old psp 1000 cuz i was not able to put emulators on my iphone any more. this was so easy, i had tried years ago with no success now i am flying high playing all of my child hood games thank you guys so much

  138. Shaun says:

    hey i own a psp 1000 with the system of 3.71 m33-2, i downloaded the 6.60 patch but it says that i cant run it on my psp, any solution for such circumstances?

  139. Bubs says:

    Excellent guide. Just broke out my old PSP 1000 — it had 3.80 installed! Process of installing CFW was much easier than I remembered when I looked into this before.

  140. Becky says:

    Hi, I downloaded and extracted the 6.60 firmware onto my memory stick but when I try the update I get the message ‘Game cannot be started (DADADA)’ all the time.

    I even tried the Pro Update and still no luck.

    What can I do? My console is a PSP 1000 bought Used.

    System is 3.40 oe-a

    My UMD Games work fine, but my other non-UMD games say I need to update to play but it won’t update at all?

  141. Pritpal says:

    Hey guys..
    My PSP1000 stucked on 5.00 OFW, Now I’m unable to update it to 6.6xx.
    Whenever i tried to update it give me error message “system config doesn’t appear to be correct DRNFFFFFFBO”

  142. Petter says:

    I have a PSP 1000 . I have updated to 6.60 Pro CFW. How can I SAFELY make the CFW permanent so I don’t have to use FastRecovery (or whatever it’s called) to launch CFW every time I start the PSP?

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