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.

263 Responses

  1. d.griffin says:

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

  2. KuriousKobold says:

    Just installed CFW today 🙂

  3. goldenguy43 says:

    will the custom firmware damage my psp?

  4. 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?

  5. Arwin says:

    Thanks for this amazing tutorial. Downloading it now.

  6. ashondo says:

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

  7. Anonguy says:

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

  8. hardik says:

    i have cfw pro installing problem
    pls help me..

  9. 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…

  10. paolo says:

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

  11. Rami says:

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

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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…

  15. nymz says:

    thnks.., it works perfecly…

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. ahmad says:

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

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

  21. SuperSam says:

    Is this forum still active?

  22. 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 🙂

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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

  26. 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

  27. 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?

  28. 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?

  29. 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

  30. manjot says:

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

  31. 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

  32. ARV says:

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

  33. kevin says:

    I have the same problem

  34. Mayan says:


    BUT THNX!!!!!

  35. yeswanth says:

    i deleted psp e1004 files they are updata ,fast recovery and cfw. how to get those files back

  36. argjend shala says:

    i have a psp street but i have no internet ike the oher has i want it too how do i get it on my psp street

  37. marshall says:

    Thanks for this update but frankly speaking some games are prevented from opening.But I recommend u to use cfw pro-b960.60.

  38. risgri says:

    how i install a game???????????

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