Installing Pro CFW on a PSP 3000 (PSP Brite)

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Important note: the following guide is valid on all regional variations of the PSP 300x: PSP 3000, PSP 3001, PSP 3002, etc… up to PSP 3009.

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.

472 Responses

  1. vincent draiyz says:

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

  2. enzo says:

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

  3. Bob says:


    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



    • Hello says:

      Hey uhmm I have this worm on my memory card. So yeah I’m planning on cleaning[reformat] out my mem card but doing so will delete my files and the CFW(I think). WIll my psp be affected of worm(off topic maybe) or not? Because installing CFW again is quite not my range.

      • a user says:

        the worm shouldn’t affect the psp. Worms and viruses usually only affect the systems they’re written for (usually Linux or Windows). It would be rather pointless to write a virus for a psp. You’re more likely to get a virus on an IMac than a game console.

    • joe says:

      Press the SELECT and go to CPU game clock and put it to 222/333.Then select the ME driver, restart the PSP and you are done.

  4. Bill says:

    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?

  5. Bill says:

    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.


  6. Carlo says:

    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

    • Rmfaizzal says:

      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 :)

    • Link says:

      Put the ISO outside of the PSP folder.


  7. vishal says:

    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

  8. FaizelFerrari says:

    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?

  9. HammerThunder says:


    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?

  10. SwoRNLeaDejZ says:

    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.


  11. madpri says:

    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!!

  12. Jade says:

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

  13. madpri says:

    sorry i meant pro cfw above^

  14. yaya says:

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

  15. yaya says:

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

  16. Lili says:

    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.

    • VideogameJester says:

      seplugins folder in root.

      Are you talking about legend of dragoon “eboot” file..? if so, you have to put it in PSP/GAME folder.

  17. mohd amirul says:

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

  18. Jerem says:

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

  19. LeonGeeste says:

    I’m having a little trouble trying to play CSO files, I have a PSP 3000 and used this page to get CFW and every time i try to select the game cso file i want to play it starts up like normal than it just stays a black screen and shuts the PSP off, I can’t try the ISO file type since my Memory stick is only 1GB

  20. Doddy says:

    Thank you, I successfully upgrade my PSP 3006 from CFW 5.03.

  21. Miku says:

    THNX…. :D
    Works perfectly with psp 3006

  22. karan says:

    What to do if psp shows “not compatible with your firmware” when we run proupdate

  23. I thank you all for making a CFW so easy to install like that. Here’s my question. Why could the hackers get Sony’s private keys like that, even for the PSP’s latest OFW to make such an easy to use CFW like this, but yet, NO hacker can get the private keys for anything above OFW 3.55 for PS3 to make a CFW like this but for PS3 PERIOD? What is so damn different about the PSP and PS3 that makes the PS3 unhackable, and so sealed tight, even years after? I’ll never understand. that.

  24. Judiie says:

    THANK YOU! soooo much it took a while but i’ve finally got it :D

  25. Therealskip says:

    does anyone know if this method works on 3010? it states on the instructions that it is for up to 3009

  26. It won’t work for me. I see corrupt data in my memory stick, but I deleted them.

  27. kebs says:

    Thanks works perfect . psp 3006 using 6.60 PRO-C

  28. Arvickz says:

    Cannot update 6.60
    “The system software of your PSP system is version 9.90. There is no need to update.

    Help please………………

  29. David says:

    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 pasted my .iso file to my /Removable Disk (G:)/PSP/Game
    4. i
    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

  30. Naveen says:

    I put off The Zs Sensme mod on my PSP but now it is not turning on after installation. when i turn it on only green light turns on for 7-8 seacond can u help me to repair it????????

  31. querobin says:

    Hey men! Thank you so much!! U r the man!!

  32. Chris says:

    Can i use this cfw ony psp 2000?

  33. Celeste1893098249 says:

    Hey, I followed the steps on a PSP 3003 however, when i put the iso in the memory card PSP/GAME nothing shows up? :(

  34. Celeste1893098249 says:


  35. Steve says:

    I have PSP 3000 with 6.60 Pro-b10 CFW. Is there a way to downgrade it to 5.00 OFW and install 5.00-m33 CFW? (Sorry for mistakes, I’m not english)

  36. mohit says:

    thanks alot…!!!

  37. iqbal says:

    can any one tell me what goes wrong?
    I have used the 6.60 pro B and it works like a charm until I copy a game “300” after quitting from the game the games in the memory stick cannot be seen…but I stiil have the pro updater but I try launch the cfw it still cannot read my game….has anyone experienced this situation?

  38. John says:

    Can anyone help me? I have a PSP-3000 and the 6.60 firmware. I’ve tried multiple times to install this CFW but it never works, when I go to the Memory Stick option on the “Game” menu nothing shows up. Would really appreciate some help :(

    • John says:

      Nevermind I already fixed it :D
      For some reason my PSP didn’t have a GAME folder inside of the PSP folder, it had another PSP folder (inside the PSP folder) with the GAME folder inside, which is where I put the files for installing the CFW. I made a new GAME folder inside the original PSP folder, put the CFW files there and it worked!

  39. Dima says:

    Guys I have psp2001 I installed cfw. All games works but when I import the game it shows me two files in xmb one is the game one is corrupted data, what’s the problem?

  40. Stockton says:

    Hello, I had a question for the experts on this site, I currently have a PSP 1001 with 6.60 Pro-C firmware, and while on vacation, a maid knocked it on the floor and it won’t read disks anymore, the ISOs and Gameboy games I have downloaded o the memory stick still work, but seeing as I still play UMDs I am going to have to buy a new PSP, so my question is, will the memory stick I currently have that I was using with my PSP 1001 work on a PSP 3001 (or whatever the north american region code is) and still have the working firmware for my ISOs and Gameboy games?
    Thank you for a response, and I apologize for the lengthy question.
    Stockton Terlson

  41. ScpoSteel says:

    So I downloaded the Pro CFW for the PSP 3000, and got everything to work fine. My issue is that the only emulator that is working on there is the NES one. I’ve tried the SNES, Gameboy, and Genesis one from the download page, and they all register as corrupt data. So is there an issue with the emulators themselves, or am I doing something wrong?

  42. ScpoSteel says:

    Hey guys, I had posted a comment earlier asking about what I was doing wrong, and I figured out where I went wrong. When I downloaded the Emulators and placed them in the respective folder it would read the files as corrupted. For the life of me I couldn’t figure it out. After doing some thinking I figured out where I went wrong. If you use Media GO on your PC or lap top the first thing you need to do is move the file onto the game section of Media Go. This will transfer the data so it can be recognized. After that all you have to do is move the emulator in the game folder and the rest is history.

  43. paed808 says:

    um, well yeah. i booted up my psp for the first time in forever and while it was charging i clicked fast recovery. (i already installed the cfw, just doing the fast recovery) then my psp 3000 died of low battery.

    right now there is no orange charging light and when i take out the battery and charge it, it turns on for 1 second and shuts off.

    is it full bricked? :/

    • paed808 says:

      Edit: I booted up my psp 3001 without the battery and it works, I had to take out the UMD for it to boot up. So now I know it’s the battery.

  44. Max says:

    How can I have my existing Cintro on 6.60, with this program, if I have Autostart v5.6 which won’t work until I Use Fast Recovery? I’m assuming that if Autostart v5.6 would work once i boot the PSP then the Cintro would work

  45. Dy7 says:

    I have psp 3004 and i want to hack it ….I have downloaded so many pro updater but none of them worked. I click on pro updater psp restart with psp portable logo and then screen goes blank nothing happens…..

  46. wololo says:

    You are the first person in 3 years this tutorial has been up, to report a brick of their console. So I would say, first remove the battery, plug in the ac adapter, and try to turn your console on again.

    Pro cfw on the psp 3000 only makes minimal, non destructive changes to your flash, and the rest happens in ram. The risk of brick is literally lower than when you install an official firmware from Sony.

    So, again, if you followed the instructions and ended with a brick, I am sorry for you, but honestly I highly doubt that’s really what happened.

  47. Postmortem says:

    Jay I Believe you Bricked your PSP cuz You took out your memory stick while updating. By a Pandora Battery to Unbrick it

  48. Zinc says:

    Rather than making a scene, why don’t you start by describing what you did.

    And now, there might be ways to rescue your bricked psp. So ask around, especially if you are a beginner.

    Sometimes, one guide is not enough, gather more information, try to understand what you’re trying before actually trying it.
    There’s a lot of variation now.

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