Installing Pro CFW on a PSP E1000 (PSP street)

Installing a Custom Firmware on your PSP Street 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 PSP Street 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.

4. DAILY USE

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 Street

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.

  1. oo0_gigz_0oo’s avatar

    Wololo,

    Thanks for the tut but i have a problem with my psp street. Menu, start and select buttons are not working…
    Anybody help please!

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    1. Lance’s avatar

      Hi, was just wondering if you managed to fix your problem? i experienced the same and my buttons are also not working. a reply would be greatly appreciated. thank you

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  2. Kaleshin’s avatar

    Guys i need help with installing Dlc.
    I want to install the dlc files for Rock Band Unplugged but i’m missing the param.pbp file and i can’t find it on google.
    What can i do?
    P.S.(I’m fairly new to all this)

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  3. john’s avatar

    help! followed everything by the letter and installed it all on my psp e1003 system but when I go into the games it says corrupted data.
    has anyone got any idea where I could be going wrong? I got the latest 6.60 firmware as I only brought it yesterday!

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    1. toBsucht’s avatar

      Make sure you got eboot at the correct floder. Try to run Wagic homebrew since it´s signed you don´t need a hen to run it.

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  4. john’s avatar

    tried everything again, reinstalled all the 3 programmes onto my card into the games folder and also created an ISO folder but the folder is still reading as corrupted data, even without any games on there but I got no idea what im doing wrong.
    any helpers???

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    1. toBsucht’s avatar

      Run the Proupdater first. After that you can delete the Proupdater file and start your cfw with ProRecovery eboot. CIPL FLasher is not for e1000 psp. Can you run wagic?

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      1. john’s avatar

        ok this is what ive done so far:
        installed the 3 files but deleted the flasher.
        I installed the pro updater and then it rebooted.
        I then deleted the updater file leaving me with just the recovery file, I then ran the recovery file.
        once I did that, I plugged my psp into my pc and added ISO under psp/game folder.
        when I unplugged my psp I went back into the folder and the iso folder was still showing as corrupted data.
        I got no idea what ive done wrong when ive followed it to the letter. :-(

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        1. The Unknown’s avatar

          you have to make the folder ISO on the root of the psp and add the game over there!

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          1. ASS’s avatar

            Thanks, been havinh the same issues exactly, gonna try it now!!!

  5. john’s avatar

    hi. im very new to all this, not sure what wagic is (sorry if I sound a bit thick)

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    1. john’s avatar

      ok, wagic runs fine, but when I try to add iso (tried both upper and lower case) in games folder, still getting corrupted data, I even tried a completely different name with same effect.
      im baffled about this one!

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    2. toBsucht’s avatar

      2 floders. 1 at the root for your backups and 1 at GAME floder (always caps).

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      1. john’s avatar

        ho toBsucht, I have put iso in virtually every folder to see what happens but still saying corrupted data.
        I really don’t know what else to try to get this thing working :-(

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  6. toBsucht’s avatar

    You can try to switch iso driver but i believe you still got them at the wrong floder. ms0/= root –>
    ms0:/ISO/x-YOUR-backup-xx.iso
    ms0:/PSP/GAME/ISO ……to see them in xmb.
    If this don´t work your image is defect.

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  7. john’s avatar

    hi. i have put an ISO file in every folder and even with the folder empty im still getting corrupt folder.
    im very new to all this so any help in basic instructions will be a great help.
    thanks again.

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    1. JHewk’s avatar

      you need to create a folder on the root of your memory stick and name it “ISO” then put your .iso games in there

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      1. Swatej’s avatar

        pls give me the address for the root of the memory stick. I am new and dont know how to access the memory stick’s root

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    2. Animesh’s avatar

      you need to put proupdate and fast recovery independently in the game sub folder in the psp folder i had also got this warning that corrupt data

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    3. SoulW’s avatar

      Copy all the data from your memory card to your pc then format the card using the psp’s built in format option that will automatically create all the folders from the start and then try to put the ISO in the GAME folder. Had the same problem myself, tried this and it worked. Been running smoothly ever since….Hope yours works too.

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  8. ashish’s avatar

    Pro CFW works on my psp very well.But when i put another memory card to my psp and run the fast recovery or pro cfw,it say that the update is not compatible with my system..
    I dont know y but this happens only when i put another memory card

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    1. toBsucht’s avatar

      I believe you use two differnt versions of Pro cfw replace fast recovery or run the same updater on both memory cards.

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  9. Silvio’s avatar

    Thank You!
    I wish Happy Easter to my son with
    installation of Pro CFW on son’s e1004
    (default 6.60 firmware) and Minecraft.
    Your’s tutorial is simple and working.
    Happy Easter You too!

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    1. matrabula’s avatar

      can u tell how did u manage to get it to work on your psp

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  10. Callum’s avatar

    How long does this take usually? Can it be done whilst my PSP is on charge? The risks of bricking it is literally none it has been said, will it only brick if it is interrupted during install? Running OFW 6.60 atm and looking to install CFW. Got my PSP yesterday and yes, I am a total noob to this CFW scene. Any help greatly appreciated.

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Takes less than 10 minutes total. You can install with the adapter plugged in but it is recommended to also have the battery in and charged, in case your kids trip on tha adapter cord. Bricks can only happen if you interrupt the install process.

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      1. Callum’s avatar

        Hi Wololo

        Thanks for the reply, much appreciated. Okay so charged battery great,I don’t have kids so shouldn’t be a problem I’ll just leave plugged in on the side and go back to it.

        Does it show a progress bar at all or is it just done when it’s done.

        Many thanks

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  11. matrabula’s avatar

    kindly advise me how to load a ISO games been trying, i can’t seem to get it right it appears as corrupted I manage to install GBA emulator and games are working but I’m not wining on the ISO
    plz you assistant will be appreciated I have a psp street 1004 cfw6.60 pro c

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  12. Callum’s avatar

    Hi again guys, I have two memory stick pro duos.

    Does this mean I have to install CFW on both? Also i’ve seen flash mentioned alot – what is this??

    Any help as always is appreciated.

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  13. anonymous’s avatar

    it may not work becuase after that u have to check if the iso file is still there becuase for me it disappeared after a bit

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  14. ZakD22’s avatar

    Is this safe at all? Does it break your psp when CFW is installed? If you say no, then maybe ill install it

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  15. TORKED’s avatar

    thank you so much my friend!

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  16. TORKED’s avatar

    PSP fat model is freezing after run the CFW 6.60, i really don’t know why, but i’m gonna downgrade this little buddy and i’m gonna try another CFW, thank you anyway. :)

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  17. manan’s avatar

    I am having a problem please help me whenever i try to install the firmware my psp says a serious problem has occurred in red screen then i have to restart the psp. Its not getting installed please help

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  18. ter’s avatar

    hi im facing problem with my psp regarding formatting my memory stick i have no backup and accidentally format it because suddenly my psp cant read anything on my memory stick, when i format it using my psp and connect it to my pc all the folders are gone. I have custom firmware by the way and its 6.39 Pro B9, and so happen that also my CFW in my game folder also deleted.What will i do is there a chance the problem occur if i reboot my psp coz the backup in my memory stick folder were gone thank you need your help…

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  19. Xavier’s avatar

    Thank you for your post!!! It’s safe, it’s easy, it’s brilliant!

    Reply

  20. abdul hannan’s avatar

    hi
    i cant copy “First Recovery” and PROUPDATE in my memory stick. what should i do? please help.

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    1. d.griffin’s avatar

      extract they files to yo descktop then drag them to game file in yo memory stick…..from there try loading it

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    2. ranju ms’s avatar

      A simple method of transfering pro update to psp download mediago on pc and select ‘Tools’ folder and then click ‘preferences’ and click ‘podcasts’ then click ‘downloaded podcast folder’ and select the link of saved pro update and click ok then mediago will show the pro update and transfer it into psp,it will reaches correct folder of psp games

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  21. d.griffin’s avatar

    ey is this chippin or what cuzz ive tried all that n still its claimin corupt data..anybody??

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  22. KuriousKobold’s avatar

    Just installed CFW today :)

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  23. goldenguy43’s avatar

    will the custom firmware damage my psp?

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    1. aryan’s avatar

      no i doesn’t damage ur psp bcoz its not a physical customization

      Reply

  24. Vip’s avatar

    I have a problem, after launching the “pro update”, the installation goes fine, but after reboot my psp freezes, I can’t even “hit” “fast recovery”.The whole OS just freezes.:(
    I have tried the FW provide in this page and so many other cfw’s.This is first time I am messing with the FW, earlier I got it installed from a local shop, and it worked fine.

    Any Solutions?

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  25. Arwin’s avatar

    Thanks for this amazing tutorial. Downloading it now.

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  26. ashondo’s avatar

    awsome now…… what can i do with it???!??!?

    Reply

  27. Anonguy’s avatar

    GUISE HELP!! I extracted the archive onto the psp folder but I can’t see the update anywhere :(
    WUT DO A DO?!

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    1. aryan’s avatar

      you have to extract the update and recovery files to ur psp\game folder

      Reply

  28. hardik’s avatar

    i have cfw pro installing problem
    pls help me..

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  29. aryan’s avatar

    6.60 PRO cfw works awesome for my psp…the only problem is that i can run only .cso format games. whenever i try to run .iso files my psp goes blank…. need help…

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    1. toBsucht’s avatar

      Make your own dumps insteed of dl-ripped stuff :P

      Reply

  30. paolo’s avatar

    How Can I Play Final Fantasy 7 PS1 To my Psp e1000 c2??

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  31. Rami’s avatar

    hello please i would greaaaaatful for u if u answered my question !
    does it works with psp e1003 a2

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  32. gal_gamer’s avatar

    Hi can you explain where to put my iso files? I have created a folder in the root of my psp called ISO. I created an ISO folder as well in PSP/GAME. My games are showing as corrupted data. I followed the directions above, but I’m still getting corrupted data. I have a PSP Go N1001. Thanks!

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  33. bob’s avatar

    Hello. Is there a hack that will allow PSP1000 models to play multiplayer on games that block it?

    Me and a friend want to play multiplayer on God Eater 2 but the game doesn’t allow multiplayer for PSP1000 units for the sake of connection smoothness. I heard there’s a hack to bypass it but I can’t seem to find it on google with the search terms I’ve been using so far at least.

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  34. Nick’s avatar

    thank you so much.
    I have dedcided to crack my psp because i had no great games anymore and i played them all out.
    only after doing your 3 steps i just have to download some isos so now waiting but i did everything you sad and there’s nothing happened if anyone have some questions about does it not crash i can tell you on my psp theres nothing appened the only thing i dont know if all games are working…

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  35. nymz’s avatar

    thnks.., it works perfecly…

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  36. vicky’s avatar

    Hi after doing everything several times. Not able to play the game. Once I open game from memory card. Psp logo comes. And it hangs with only lights. Please. Help help

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  37. yasir’s avatar

    Hi after doing everything several times. Not able to play the game. Once I open game from memory card. Psp logo comes. And it hangs with only lights. Please. Help help

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  38. Jithu’s avatar

    But when i tried playing gta liberty city after downloading its not working. It show – Error 80010002 – The game could not be started.
    what should i do now

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