or you’re simply looking for a quick and easy guide to get the best solution for your PSP? This guide is an all-in-one guide to installing the appropriate Custom Firmware on your console, just follow my lead.
After confirming that the Firmware 6.61 has barely changed (compared to firmware 6.60), developer Qwikrazor has updated the PRO CFW (partly) and the 6.60 Downgrader (once again, partly) to support the firmware 6.61.
If you are interested in the “advanced” Pandora Battery method, please go check that guide, or the “Power users” section below.
If, on the other hand, you want to follow the easy method (which for now I recommend), please keep reading.
The PSP® (Play Station®Portable) system software update will perform some changes on your current operating system as it may include new or modified features and settings, security patches and other items. Within the "PSP" folder, create a folder named "GAME". Download the update data for the PSP-1000/2000/3000 series and save it in the "UPDATE" folder created in step 2.
We recommend you to check this page on a regular basis for software updates as it is best for your system to use the latest version of the system software, allowing you to benefit from all the features of your PSP. It's recommended for all PSP owners to upgrade to the latest firmware. 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 Create a folder for the update data on Memory Stick Duo™ media. Within the "GAME" folder, create a folder named "UPDATE". You must save the downloaded data as noted in these instructions.
Also be aware which country the Play Station Portable was purchased from because firmware is specific to the country, i.e. Installing Pro CFW on your PSP1000 is simple, free, and is not much risky than installing a Firmware update on your device.You got a new PSP, you want to run homebrews and backups, but you’re lost with all the terms CFW, HEN, M33, Pro CFW…One is the temporary hack and other is the permanent one.In temporary hack, PSP runs the custom firmware as long as its switched on/standby but after restarting it, things go back to default.