Installing Pro CFW on a PSP Go

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Installing a Custom Firmware on your PSP Go 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 PSPGo 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.

178 Responses

  1. Amit

    Bro Thanks Thanks Thanks
    First my psp’s main screen had become too slow.
    Games were running fine but main screen used to be too slow.
    So I used your files and voila!

  2. jordan

    Hi first of all big thanks for the cfw I have a pspgo running 6.60 ofw now running pro cfw 6.60 c2 prob not gunna install the fix but I have a nooby question can u give me a pic on were to put ISO folder plz tried putting it in memcard/MP_ROOT/ HERE (PUT FOLDER ISO but either didn’t show or corrupt data anyhelp would be great plz .BIG THANKS AGAIN OM A FIRST TIME FLASHER AND BERY PLEASED. Also does it matter about regions now tht PSP is flashed

  3. Lou

    Can you play psp games online with CFW 6.60?

  4. Friv Star

    ’m still new to this.

  5. Adrian

    i download ISO onto my hacked psp go. 6.60 and pro b10 all that good stuff but it just wont show up. it shows that i have less memory on my psp go (goes from 14 gigs left to 13) but the game is not on my game folder. ive tried with different gamesand downloaded from different websites and nothing is working. please please please help me. i make the ISO folder in the game section of my psp and put the file there.ive formated my psp go, help me please!

    • Vinda

      Hi you don’t make the ISO folder in the GAME folder – you just go to the drive of the psp and create an ISO (in CAPS) folder and copy the iso / cso to this folder…


      • AUSTIN


        • User_478324

          PSP go’s do not have a SD card slot at all. You need an M2 card. And yes, it can be 16 gb or more. It will not fit in a smart phone either, as they have different slots :(.

        • ivory_soul

          No. The PSP Go uses its own proprietary card. It is not an SD card. You have to buy an adapter if you want to transfer files from your PC if you don’t want to plug in your Go unit.

          You can’t find them in stores and 16GB cards are rare. Buy a couple 8GB cards as they run for around $10 on eBay. Combined with the 16GB internal storage you should be fine.

  6. Vinda

    Hiya, can confirm this works right away on my none modded psp GO!!!

    just installed the official 6.60 firmware then copied over the CFW folders and installed the CFW – rebooted and then ran the QUICKFIX app…

    only tested with 3 games so far – but all work great – so easy


    • User_478324

      I can as well confirm this works on a non modded PSP go model 05g. I had 6.61 but downgrading was easy..
      You can use chronoswitch 7.0 along with psp (go) update 6.60 to bypass the “there is no need to update” screen.
      I tried this with several homebrew games and emulators and it works great. Just got to know what to do and DON’T SKIP STEPS. Then you’ll feel like an idiot. 😉

      Good luck, PSP modders,

  7. Thepixel02

    Can i use the PRO C1/2 with PSP Go or is the PRO B10 the only one that works?

  8. z3beats

    HI there

    i got a psp go couple of days ago and i ran the 6.60 pro c the problem is every game i download is a corrupted data i did create ISO folder in the PSP/GAME and still nothing changed

    please help me Thank You

  9. king

    What these guys fail to tell you in the updating your firmware is that you have to put the “UPDATE” folder in GAME. Make sure the eboot file is in the “UPDATE” folder. Then you can update your PSP GO. If you already have an older CFW hack, reboot your PSP before updating. After the update is done, you can delete the old one and download the new CFW hack.

  10. StrangeCrunchy1

    Just out of pure curiosity, in the event that either I don’t like cfw, or something starts happening, can I bring my PSPgo back to stock, or am I stuck with a crippled PSPgo? Referring to the latter, obviously, there.

    • StrangeCrunchy1

      Sorry for the double post, but, uh, this being my first time, and all, I have a few PSN PSX games. Do I need Both CFW downloads, or just the PRO-C fix 3? Sorry if it’s a dumb question, but, I’m severely green where firmware stuff is concerned. Give me a Root toolkit, and I do some stuff, but, this is something else.

      • toBsucht

        on PSPgo you may use external memory to load cfw then you can remove it if something goes wrong. To run Psx games maybe get popsloader. Check forum to find latest mod of cfw 😉

  11. saminho

    pls someone should help me.
    I just updated my PSP software but every time I run fast recovery in the game menu, the PSP turns off. what should I do

  12. ash

    My psp go won’t run my fast recovery my idiot of a cousin had it in his hand did something to it now it freezes once I run fast recovery plz help im abroad aswell so I cant take it to my local technicians and I dont think where I am they’re hit that technology era yet

  13. friv 1000

    Hi first of all big thanks for the cfw I have a pspgo running 6.60

  14. Anika

    I updated my sons pspgo to 6.1 and now he can’t play the preloaded games its says your fw does not support this game please help

  15. friv

    I just updated my PSP software but every time I run fast recovery in the game menu, the PSP turns off. what should I do

  16. emina

    my psp say “sorry this program doesn’t support your fw” what should i do? 🙁
    and how can i recover all of my data saved……pls somebody help me…

  17. NoRach

    okay, lets assume that i ve installed PRO CFW on my PSP GO. what should i do next so i can play cross platform with my PPSSPP ??

    and what is PRO Online Plugin and how to install/setup them?

  18. Nick

    I NEED HELP! I updated to my pspgo to 6.60 Cfw pro c2 and I started to immediately experience the issue where the system where randomly shut off on its own. I decided to format the system but now I can’t even use it. The system has been formatted but I still need to hold select-start-x-square-triangle-circle-left trigger just to get my system to boot up. When it boots up, none of my buttons work and the system then shuts off randomly after a minute or so. Am I sc***? I literally just got the psp for homebrew

    • Nick

      And btw I’ve already tried to boot up holding R and nothing happens, the screen stays black unless I use the button combination I mentioned.

  19. Buddy

    Do you have a pro cfw that works with the latest ofw 6.61 because I saw other cfw like lme on PSP go that works

  20. Raghav

    Hey can the PSP 1000 with CFW 6.60 go online on PSN and play online/multiplayer games like burnout dominator and cal of duty servers?

  21. Razzi

    I need help. PSP 2000 Slim just updated 5.50 gen to 6.60 OFW per instructions. But everytime I use the 6.60 CFW update provided here and other sources, the installation works up to the reboot, then hangs and just turns off instead of rebooting with the CFW. Help I am stuck and not sure how to proceed.

  22. azim

    I have psp go i have tryed to downgrade my psp go v 6.61 i’ve done everything as directed in this website but i canot see anything on my psp game manu .except game contents cannot be downloaded etc etc

  23. Noneedf0raname

    This may be a stupid question, but I installed 6.60 CFW on my PSP Go to the flash memory. Everything works fine. I am considering adding a memory card to my PSP Go for more storage. Would I have to install CFW on the memory card as well?

  24. toshko

    fifa 13
    wwe 14
    fifa 14

  25. jhurton

    PLEASE HELP! i followed all the steps but my psp go says it is running 6.61 so need to update and wont load the firmware. any solutions!?

  26. Daniel

    How to fix the system update failed

  27. Nicholas Dapprich

    I need help, it seems i cant use fast recovery to use any custom firmware becuase i updated direclty from the sony server, i tired the proccess on a different psp go and i got it to work without updating from the server. How do i manually fix my other psp go? downgrade? reformat? factory reset? i just need to get rid of the last damn update. I am not noob to this, ive been trying to fix it for days, i an unable to run and custom firmware on it as of now.

    • jester

      hit select and and towards the bottom it should say something like reset bla bla bla. then just restart the hack after. u cant hard reset otherwise if you havent bricked yet you will . just do what i said u should be good. if u havent tried it yet

  28. Berke


  29. ivory_soul

    Gotta say this tutorial brought be make to the scene. I started modding day one after the launch of the PSP and over the years I dropped out of the scene. I came back about 18 months ago and this tutorial helped me learn what was the latest CFW and how to do it.

  30. TNoob

    Cfw/Google link is down.

  31. Thanks for this man. I run a lot of legal games but let´s face that Sony will no longer support the PSP games at some point and the PSP GO doesn´t support physical games. So this is an act of gaming culture preservation. A real gamer will buy the original games for his favorite saga only for the box or the art. Most of us use backups just for old games near impossible to find or not available in our countries. Microsoft understood the customers and that´s why they will open the game buffet service where you can get as many as you want for an small monthly fee. These big companies are changing their attitudes because people like you. Thanks for this.

  32. tounkesh


  33. I found your blog on Google. Good Job!

  34. Shikaka

    Does this work on Japanese PSP Go?

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