Installing Pro CFW on a PSP E1000 (PSP street)

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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.


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.

246 Responses

  1. oo0_gigz_0oo says:


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

    • Lance says:

      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

    • blueprint says:

      I started to have this problem too.
      keyboard does not repond and psp freezes.

      uninstalling CFW and reinstall does not work.

      Any Ideas?

      • Dimitri says:

        Why is nobody answering the Freeze screen problem? i have also that problem, and nobody knows about it, except the ones that have the problem :(
        Somebody here that knows… speak goddammit 😀
        Thanks in advance! :)

  2. Kaleshin says:

    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)

  3. john says:

    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!

    • toBsucht says:

      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.

  4. john says:

    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???

    • toBsucht says:

      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?

      • john says:

        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. :-(

  5. john says:

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

    • john says:

      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!

    • toBsucht says:

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

      • john says:

        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 :-(

  6. toBsucht says:

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

  7. john says:

    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.

    • JHewk says:

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

      • Swatej says:

        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

    • Animesh says:

      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

    • SoulW says:

      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.

  8. ashish says:

    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

    • toBsucht says:

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

  9. Silvio says:

    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!

  10. Callum says:

    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.

    • wololo says:

      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.

      • Callum says:

        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

  11. matrabula says:

    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

  12. Callum says:

    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.

  13. anonymous says:

    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

  14. ZakD22 says:

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

  15. TORKED says:

    thank you so much my friend!

  16. TORKED says:

    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. :)

  17. manan says:

    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

  18. ter says:

    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…

  19. Xavier says:

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

  20. abdul hannan says:

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

    • d.griffin says:

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

    • ranju ms says:

      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

  21. d.griffin says:

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

  22. KuriousKobold says:

    Just installed CFW today :)

  23. goldenguy43 says:

    will the custom firmware damage my psp?

  24. Vip says:

    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?

  25. Arwin says:

    Thanks for this amazing tutorial. Downloading it now.

  26. ashondo says:

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

  27. Anonguy says:

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

  28. hardik says:

    i have cfw pro installing problem
    pls help me..

  29. aryan says:

    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…

  30. paolo says:

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

  31. Rami says:

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

  32. gal_gamer says:

    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!

  33. bob says:

    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.

  34. Nick says:

    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…

  35. nymz says:

    thnks.., it works perfecly…

  36. vicky says:

    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

  37. yasir says:

    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

  38. Jithu says:

    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

  39. ahmad says:

    Mu psp ps and start button not work and game not quit please help me

  40. the start button of my psp is not working……….

  41. SuperSam says:

    Is this forum still active?

  42. SuperSam says:

    Hi there! I own psp e1004 with CFW 6.60. I enjoyed playing games like final fantasy, gods war etc. in my memory stick, however, at first it would save the game files but when you’re getting in the long way it could no longer save the game (corrupted file) which is annoying. Is there any way to remove the corrupted files that does not appear when I plug-in my memory stick in the computer. Or, is there any way to recover the game file? Looking forward for your assistance. Thanks :)

  43. Boop says:

    Hi, I’ve had this installed on my PSP E-1004 and its been working fine with any ISO or emulator that I’ve tried on it. Recently, though, I tried to get some PSN .eboot games on it and, despite recognizing them and even showing me a black screen with a Warning saying to play in a well-lit room and whatnot, the PSP then goes black and then returns to the menu with an error (“The game could not be started. (FFFFFFFF)”, for example.

    After I got that the first time I happened to come look over here and noticed the FastRecovery fix and tried that, but it still keeps giving me errors. I’ve formatted the Memory Stick and even reinstalled the CFW and put in the “fix”, but it’s the same: ISOs run fine, PSX games from PSN give me errors like the one I used as example earlier.

    Thanks in advance, if anyone can actually help me out or at least knows the reason this doesn’t work ^^

    • PSPcfwDUDE says:

      PRO-C2 (which, at the moment is the latest version) is buggy as far as PSN PSX games. The only way to fix this is by uninstalling PRO-C2 and installing PRO-C.

  44. Aamir javaid says:

    I hv hacked my psp e1004 as u said i jst kept only 660 PRO-C Fast Recovery everything went perfect i downloaded games also thy r working but the problem is the psp shopkeeper modified it n downloaded the games i had to pay it was expensive now it will be ur great kindness tht if u tell me the best site to download games on my own n in which file i hv to keep the game to work normally

  45. Aamir javaid says:

    N i even try to put some movies from my PC to the memory stick in the file videos but when i go to psp to play it shows corrupted

  46. Aamir javaid says:

    Thank you in advance if anyone has the answer add me as a friend in fb profile name is Aamir javaid if many options jst try to search my id & help me in future troubles regarding psp

  47. Brett V says:

    I am all new to this and am running to program on my psp go, i got the firmware installed and everything but i don’t have a memory card. Is there a way to install my iso’s onto the psp instead of the memory card?

  48. Anirudh says:

    Wololo I went thru the process. I bought my PSP from eBay. The guy had given this CFW software and all I had to do is run that software. Now I have 6.60 B10. I tried to install a game: dragon ball z shin budokai another road. But when I go thru my games folder in xmb it says corrupted data. I read a post earlier it said to change the driver to M33 from inferno. Wud it be OK? Will it work?

  49. maco says:

    How can I fix black screen on my psp E1000 when green light is on but blank screen and the power light too

  50. manjot says:

    i hae no iso folder when i make the folder in psp root it does not work

  51. Maker says:

    my pspe1004 cannot connect to evry PC or any laptop..but at game station it can put any games but at my home as myself i t can’t connect…wait is the problem in there…any one plis tell me

  52. ARV says:

    Whenever I try to launch the pro update application my psp turns off automatically

  53. kevin says:

    I have the same problem

  54. Mayan says:


    BUT THNX!!!!!

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