PlayStation Portable

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The PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a handheld game console developed by Sony Computer Entertainment. Development of the handheld was announced during E3 2003, and it was unveiled on May 11, 2004, at a Sony press conference before E3 2004. The system was released in Japan on December 12, 2004, in North America on March 24, 2005, and in the PAL region on September 1, 2005. It primarily competed with the Nintendo DS, as part of the seventh generation of video games consoles.

Models

Model Image CPU RAM and internal storage Display Connectivity/storage Wireless connectivity Battery
PSP-1000 PSP-1000 MIPS R4000 at 1~333 MHz 32 MB, 32 MB System Software 4.3 in (110 mm) 16:9 TFT at 480 × 272, 16.77 million colors USB 2.0, UMD, Serial Port, Headphone Jack, Memory Stick PRO Duo 802.11b Wi-Fi, IRDA 3.6 V DC 1800 mAh, Upgradeable to 2200 mAh
PSP-2000 PSP-2000 64 MB, 64 MB System Software USB 2.0, UMD, Video Out, Headphone Jack, Memory Stick PRO Duo 802.11b Wi-Fi 3.6 V DC 1200 mAh, Upgradeable to 2200 mAh
PSP-3000 PSP-3000 USB 2.0, UMD, Video Out, Microphone, Headphone Jack, Memory Stick PRO Duo
PSP Go (PSP-N1000) PSP Go (PSP-N1000) 64 MB, 16 GB User and System Software Shared 3.8 in (97 mm) 16:9 TFT at 480 × 272, 16.77 million colors, sliding screen All in One Port, Headphone Jack, Mic, Memory Stick Micro (M2) 802.11b Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR 3.6 V DC Non Removable Battery
PSP Street (PSP-E1000) PSP Street (PSP-E1000) 64 MB, 64 MB System Software 4.3 in (110 mm) 16:9 TFT at 480 × 272, 16.77 million colors USB 2.0, UMD, Headphone Jack, Memory Stick PRO Duo None
PSP region codes
Codes Country
PSP-x000 Japan
PSP-x001 North America
PSP-x002 Australia / New Zealand
PSP-x003 United Kingdom
PSP-x004 Europe / India
PSP-x005 Korea
PSP-x006 Hong Kong / Singapore / Malaysia
PSP-x007 Taiwan
PSP-x008 Commonwealth of Independent States
PSP-x009 Mainland China
PSP-x010 Central America / South America

Repairs

There are currently no common repairs for the PSP. This section will be updated as the system ages.

Mods

To use 6.61 Infinity, your device needs to be on Official Firmware 6.61 which can be downloaded from here - PSP System Software Update 6.61

PSP 6.61 Infinity Pro

This guide is for PSP 1000/2000/3000. Don’t attempt this with the GO/E1000.

Tech James' PSP 6.61 Infinity PRO Custom Firmware Tutorial

PSP 6.61 Infinity Pro files used in the video.

PSP 6.61 Infinity LME

WIP

Fix for corrupted PSP 6.61 Infinity firmware

Tech James' Fix Corrupted PSP 6.61 Infinity Firmware

Files used in video.

Alternate storage

MicroSD to Memory Stick Pro Duo Adapter

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This adaptor allows an SD card to be used as storage in a PSP.

Example from eBay

Dual MicroSD to Memory Stick Pro Duo Adapter

This adaptor allows 2 SD cards combined to be used as storage in a PSP.

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Example from eBay

SDXC cards can be used on CFW (tested 2x 64 GB on 6.61 Infinity Pro), but SDHC must be used on non-custom firmware.

Recommended Plugins

Catagory Lite 1.6

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Installation

  1. Download Catagory Lite 1.6 and extract the zip file.
  2. Connect PSP to PC via USB and select USB Mode (if it didn't automatically activate).
  3. Copy categorylite folder to SEPLUGINS folder on PSP.
  4. If this is the first plugin installed:
    1. Copy vsh.txt to SEPLUGINS folder on PSP
    2. Otherwise, append ms0:/seplugins/categorylite/category_lite.prx 1 to vsh.txt within the SEPLUGINS folder on PSP.
  5. Create folders named CAT_CategoryName (replacing CategoryName with desired categories) within the ISO folder and place ISO files within these CAT_ folders.
  6. Create folders named CAT_CategoryName (replacing CategoryName with desired categories) within the PSP/GAME folder and place folders containing EBOOT.PBP (and associated files) within these CAT_ folders.
  7. Disconnect from PC (soft eject on PC then press Circle to exit USB Mode).
  8. Press SELECT and enter RECOVERY MENU, then Plugins and ensure category_lite.prx is enabled.
  9. Press Circle to exit Plugins and select Reset device.
  10. Within System Settings there should be new settings. Set Category mode to Multi MS, Category prefix to Use CAT prefix and Show uncategorized to No.
  11. Done. Your apps and games should now be within category folders.

PRXShot v0.1.2

The PSP doesn't come with a native method of capturing screenshots. This plugin enables the use of the Note button on the PSP to capture screenshots. All screen captures of the PSP on this wiki page were captured using this plugin.

Installation

  1. Download PRXShot v0.1.2 and extract the zip file.
  2. Connect PSP to PC via USB and select USB Mode (if didn't automatically activate).
  3. Copy prxshot folder to SEPLUGINS folder on PSP.
  4. If this is the first plugin installed:
    1. Copy game.txt and vsh.txt to SEPLUGINS folder on PSP
    2. Otherwise, append ms0:/seplugins/prxshot/prxshot++.prx 1 to game.txt and vsh.txt within the SEPLUGINS folder on PSP.
  5. Disconnect from PC (soft eject on PC then press Circle to exit USB Mode).
  6. Press SELECT and enter RECOVERY MENU, then Plugins and ensure prxshot++.prx is enabled (both GAME and VSH).
  7. Press Circle to exit Plugins and select Reset device.
  8. Done. You can now press the Note button (left of SELECT) to capture screenshot. You can view these in the Photo folder or when connect via USB they are located PSP/SCREENSHOT/GameName (eg XMB).