PSP 6.61 Custom firmware
Why would i want to install PSP 6.61 Custom Firmware on my PSP?
When custom firmware is on your PSP you can use emulators, homebrew applications and even backup your games to the memory stick. This allows you to easily carry around more than one game, and helps to save your PSP’s battery as it does not need to power the UMD drive when playing games. You can also convert your old PS1 games and play them your PSP. All PS1 games are supported, not just games on the PSN. You can also add new features to your PSP via kernel mode background plugins, for example the ability to take screenshots in games.
Something to note is that you can only permanently install this firmware on a PSP 1000 or a PSP 2000 that is not an 88 v3 version. However its very easy to re load the custom firmware on a 88V3 PSP 2000, PSP 3000, PSP Go or E1000. I will cover finding out your PSP version later in this guide, all you need to know for now is that if you own a PSP you can follow this guide and get homebrew applications running on your PSP.
If the firmware is permanently installed it means your PSP will boot directly in to the custom firmware when powered on, if not it means you will have to enable it again by launching a simple app. This however only needs doing from a cold boot, if you leave the PSP in standby like most people do (you probably do this without realising) then you will not need to enable it.
1. Updating your PSP to 6.60 (Skip this if you are on 6.61)
To begin Download the Official PSP 6.60 firmware and update your PSP.
To update the PSP simply extract the PSP folder from the 6.60 update RAR file and move it to your PSP’s memory stick.
As you can see below the PSP\GAME\UPDATE folder contains the EBOOT.PBP update.
2. Installing the psp 6.61 custom firmware:
Inside this RAR file you will find 3x folders that you need:
3. Copy the PROUPDATE to the PSP > Game folder on the memory card:
Regardless of your PSP model you can safely run the PROUPDATE application:
After running the update press “X” and the custom firmware will install, all been well your PSP will now be running custom firmware until you power it off.
That’s it, it’s a simple as that your PSP is now running custom firmware and can take advantage of all the additional abilities of a hacked PSP, however read on for information on how to permanently flash the custom firmware if supported by your PSP, or how to enable the custom firmware again if you power your PSP off