Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as double-clicking an EXE file and watching the magic happen.With a PSP, in order to update the firmware, you have to follow a couple of steps.We encourage you to check this page from time to time for system software updates and to always maintain your system to use the latest version of the system software.
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.
However, they are fairly simple steps that don’t require much technical know-how.
Note that there are three ways to update the firmware on a PSP: using a computer, via network update, and updating using an UMD. Step 1: First, download the latest PSP firmware from the PSP System Software site.
Using the PSPUsing Your Computer Using a UMDInstalling Custom Firmware Community Q&A Your PSP firmware controls your system settings, and new versions get released to add features and fix errors and security problems.