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.

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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.

262 Responses

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  2. bard says:

    i got problems with my psp street e1008. i updated to 6.61. but i want to downgrade it to 6.60 which is better for psp street(my opinion) . so how can i solve this problem?

    • Andy says:

      not sure you can on a street model. if it was any of the others you could use pandora to go back to lower firmware then upgrade back to 6.60. Don’t know why you would prefer 6.60 over 6.61 though

      • bard says:

        because i couldn’t installed 6.61 cfw on my psp street. i downloaded a game, and it never came out at my game window.

    • Mainak007 says:

      Use Chronoswitch Downgrader


      1. Download Chronoswitch Downgrader from here :

      2. Put it in your game folder(after extraction) the full path inside the Memory Stick look like this : (Inside MS)\PSP\GAME\chronoswitch_v7\EBOOT.PBP

      3. Download and place the 6.60 update in default update folder like : (Inside MS)\PSP\GAME\UPDATE\EBOOT.PBP

      4. Then launch the Chronoswitch Downgrader from game list and follow on-screen instructions and it will forced start the 6.60 update and install it like a normal update 😉 😀

      Please reply if it helped or not :-\

  3. Doragonfighter says:

    I cannot start any game 🙁

  4. Mainak007 says:

    Run . Iso game in CFW

  5. Bladlor says:

    Yoo so i installed the Pro CFW (C2) on my psp street and its working fine but when i want to exit a game the Home button is not working anymore, any reasons why?? I turn off my psp and back on in order to exit the game. Is it because of the cfw?? Thanks in advance

  6. afu says:

    Doesn’t work.
    I done everything like in the instruction but when i tried update soft my psp said: “no applicable update data was found.”

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