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Support: System Software Updates

PSP® System Software Update

Update using a PC


Required items

  • A PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system with battery pack and AC adaptor
  • 1000 series 2000 series 3000 series Memory Stick Duo™ media with at least 28 MB of free space
  • PSP®go Either system storage or Memory Stick Micro™ (M2)™ media, with at least 28 MB of free space
  • Internet access
  • One of the following:
    • 1000 series 2000 series 3000 series A commercially available USB A<-> Mini-B (5-pin) cable
      or
      PSP®go A USB cable with multi-use connector (included with the PSP®go system)
    • A commercially available Memory Stick USB reader/writer*
    • A PC equipped with a Memory Stick slot*

      *Depending on the slot type on the device you use, an adaptor (sold separately) is required.
      - For Memory Stick Duo™ media: Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (model number MSAC-M2; a Sony product sold separately)
      - For Memory Stick Micro™ (M2)™ media: Memory Stick Micro™ (M2)™ Adaptor (model number MSAC-MMDS or MSAC-MSDSP; both Sony products sold separately)


1000 series 2000 series 3000 series Download procedure

  1. Prepare to save the update data on Memory Stick Duo™ media, using one of the following methods:
    • Connect the PSP® system to the PC using the USB cable
    • Connect a commercially available Memory Stick USB reader/writer to the PC
    • Use the Memory Stick slot on the PC
  2. Create a folder for the update data on Memory Stick Duo™ media.

    Using your PC, create a folder named "PSP". Within the "PSP" folder, create a folder named "GAME". Within the "GAME" folder, create a folder named "UPDATE". (Folder names must be in all uppercase letters).

    update data on Memory Stick

  3. Download the update data for the PSP-1000/2000/3000 series and save it in the "UPDATE" folder created in step 2.

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Notice
You must save the downloaded data as noted in these instructions. If you do not save in the correct location and with the filename shown below, the system will not recognize the update data.

  • Location: Save in the "UPDATE" folder
  • Filename: Save as filename "EBOOT.PBP"

 

PSP®go Download procedure

  1. Prepare to save the update data on either system storage or Memory Stick Micro™ (M2)™ media, using one of the following methods:
    • Connect the PSP® system to the PC using the USB cable
    • Connect a commercially available Memory Stick USB reader/writer to the PC
    • Use the Memory Stick slot on a PC
  2. Create a folder for the update data on either system storage or Memory Stick™ media.

    Using your PC, create a folder named "PSP". Within the "PSP" folder, create a folder named "GAME". Within the "GAME" folder, create a folder named "UPDATE". (Folder names must be in all uppercase letters).

    update data on Memory Stick

  3. Download the update data for the PSP-N1000 (PSP®go) series and save it in the "UPDATE" folder created in step 2.

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Notice
You must save the downloaded data as noted in these instructions. If you do not save in the correct location and with the filename shown below, the system will not recognize the update data.

  • Location: Save in the "UPDATE" folder
  • Filename: Save as filename "EBOOT.PBP"

Update procedure


    Notices

    Before starting the update, you must do the following:

    • Fully charge the battery.
    • Connect the AC adaptor to the PSP® system and plug it into an electrical outlet.

    During the update:

    • Do not remove the AC adaptor.
    • Do not turn off the system or remove the Memory Stick™ media.

    If an update is cancelled before completion, the system software may become damaged, and the system may require servicing to repair or exchange


  1. If you saved the update data on Memory Stick™ media, insert the Memory Stick™ media containing the update data in the PSP® system.
  2. Start the update data.
    Select either Game Icon (Memory Stick) or System Storage (System Storage) under Game Icon (Game) from the home menu, and then select PSP Update. Press the Controller x Button button to start the update.
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  3. Confirm that the update was successful.

    After the update has been completed, select [System Settings] under Setting (Settings) from the home menu, and then select [System Information]. If the [System Software] field displays the version number of the update, the update was successful.

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    Hint

    After the update has been successfully completed, you can delete the update data from the Memory Stick™ media or from system storage.

    If the following screen is displayed when you attempt to start the update data, the system software in your system is already updated and you do not need to perform an update.

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