Installing Pro CFW on a PSP 3000 (PSP Brite)

Installing a Custom Firmware on your PSP 3000 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.

Installing Pro CFW on your PSP3000 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/GAME” folder (you should end up with an “UPDATE” folder in the PSP/GAME 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 3000

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, it is possible on most models of PSP 3000 to downgrade to Firmware 6.20, and install a permanent CFW on this firmware. Honestly I don’t recommend this, but if you’re interested, go and check on our forums.

  1. calan1981’s avatar

    I have cfw working so i can play psp and psx games what I can’t get working is plugins I go to recovery menu and look at plugins and ut shows nothing I’ve tried changing the text files that others suggested on several sites and still doesn’t show anything in plugins. Can someone help please I’ve given myself several headaches trying to work on this.


  2. vincekang’s avatar

    Whenever I try to use proupdate or the fast recovery, it will almost always crash the psp. This wasn’t an issue the first time I updated it, but now it will only work extremely rarely.


  3. nadia’s avatar

    hi, right now I have a situation where I have a psp slim 3006 and its version is 6.37. I tried everything I could find to make it into a custom firmware. but right now I don’t know what should I do? should I upgrade it to 6.20 or downgrade it? I tried following those steps, as step 1. and step 2. was done perfectly. but when I got to step 3. as I want to install it, my screen when black, and it says ” SORRY THIS PROGRAM DOESN’T SUPPORT YOUR VERSION FW X (06030710)


  4. Just little old me’s avatar

    Thanks, Works perfect :D


  5. vincent draiyz’s avatar

    Kernal memory will be dumped into ms0 /KMEM.bin and ms0: /seed.bin


  6. vincent draiyz’s avatar

    Pls how can I solve this issue on ma psp. Kernal memory will be dumped into ms0 /KMEM.bin and ms0: /seed.bin


  7. enzo’s avatar

    i followed until step 2.every time i updade my psp 3006 to a firmware my psp automatically restart.what should i do?


  8. Bob’s avatar


    I have a PSP3001 and I’m using 6.60 Pro B9
    Fix seems to load properly.
    The issue is I’m not seeing games in my PSP.
    I’ve done everything according to instructions.
    I’ve created ISO folder in root PSP directory but no games are shown in PSP (I’ve tried every possible format ISO, CSO)

    Can someone please suggest what I could do to get the fix working properly. I’ve already tried B10 and every imaginable version of 6.60




  9. Bill’s avatar

    Would anyone here be able to help out with 6.60 homebrew fix.
    I have PSP3001 and I’m currently using 6.60 Pro B9
    I’ve created ISO folder in root PSP folder according to instructions. When I go to PSP memory stick, there are no files found there. No file format seems to be recognized by PSP.

    Is there a fix for this or do I need to instal a different fix to PSP?


  10. Bill’s avatar

    Can someone please help me with homebrew for PSP3001
    I’m using 6.60 and none of my files are showing up on the PSP unit.
    I’ve followed all instructions posted.



  11. Carlo’s avatar

    still mine shows corrupted data, what did i do wrong?
    here are the steps i followed:
    1. update my firmware to 6.60
    2. download ‘Pro CFW (latest version)
    3. copy and paste the contents to my memory card and overwrite everything
    4. i copied my ISO folder where my .iso and .cso games are located from my PC to the memory card, no subfolders! just on the main home of the memory card
    5. i launched ‘Pro update’ and followed the instructions
    6. i launched ‘Pro-C fast recovery’
    7. psp rebooted itself but still, games show as corrupted data
    * on what part did i mess up? or did i miss something?

    sorry for the long post, please help


    1. Rmfaizzal’s avatar

      Hey, I don’t know if you’ve got it figured out already, but I’ve just installed the cfw and experienced the same issue as yours. i used the exact same steps that you mentioned. Then I tried installing the cfw first and activate it before copying my iso file and it works :)


  12. vishal’s avatar

    i have an cfw and i downloaded a game then i put it in my psp
    it comes that it is corrupted.should i activate the cfw


  13. FaizelFerrari’s avatar

    Thanks,but I still need help my sister’s psp 3004 cannot play iso games(says corrupted data),even with pro c2 cfw.same applies to my psp go.I have followed the iso steps and downloaded iso from emu paradise help!!!!!!!!!!

    Gladly appreciated wololo or somebody?


  14. HammerThunder’s avatar


    I’ve used Pro cfw 6.35 for ages in my PSP Brite and I wonder now if it’s the best to update it to Pro 6.60 or if I should stay where I am. Suggestions?


  15. SwoRNLeaDejZ’s avatar

    For the record, 6.20 PRO is the way to go, with the permanent patch, if you are positive your PSP is capable of being downgraded, and you are confident that you know what you are doing. If you check my YouTube channel, I have videos about every single downgrading and CFW or LCFW possibility. Most of the downloads are probably broken, but if you need help finding the necessary files, just message me and I’ll help you out.



  16. madpri’s avatar

    hey please , when i download the proupdater there’s some files i don’t recognize can you tell me what to put in the psp and what to delete? thanks!!


  17. Jade’s avatar

    Thank you for your help but just gotta ask some question , how many minuets does pro cfw take to install ??


  18. madpri’s avatar

    sorry i meant pro cfw above^


  19. yaya’s avatar

    what can we do with pro cwf…..can we play iso games on it?


  20. yaya’s avatar

    and please i send me a link if there is iso loader for pro cwf


  21. Lili’s avatar

    i got this updated on my psp 3000. but i cant seem to understand where does these other files go that the rar file gave me?? where do i put the seplugins folder?? in root?? in psp?? or in game?? i got an iso i want to play. legend of dragoon. but it says corrupted data just like it does with the iso folder itself. its confusing. please someone who knows what they are doing email me. and tyia. i need help.


  22. mohd amirul’s avatar

    can i ask, why after i press recovery then black screen and then it off my psp


  23. Jerem’s avatar

    Thank you so much the only thing is why the title of the game doesn’t appear? Should I do not fear this?


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