Updates add new functionality as well as security patches to prevent homebrew applications and plugins from being executed on the system.
Updates can be obtained in four ways: While system software updates can be used with consoles from any region, Sony recommends only downloading system software updates released for the region corresponding to the system's place of purchase.
You need to have a wireless internet connection in order to use this method, so if you connect your computer via a cable or telephone connection and don't use the internet on your PSP, you'll need to choose a different option.
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.
Keep in mind, however, that if your want to run homebrew programming, updating your firmware might not be the best choice.
If you just want to run official software and games, though, updating is the best choice.
The current version of the software, 6.61, was made available on January 15, 2015.
There are lots of tutos out there including here on wololo.net, but they are a bit outdated. Note that this tutorial is about upgrading to firmware 3.60, not downgrading to it!
If you’ve installed firmware 3.61, 3.63, or above, you’re pretty much sc*** for now and will have to wait until a new hack is released for the PS Vita.
Location: Save in the "UPDATE" folder Filename: Save as filename "EBOOT.
Keeping your PSP's firmware up to date is important if you want to take advantage of all the neat features Sony has included.
Download the update data directly to the system from the Internet.