With a PSP, in order to update the firmware, you have to follow a couple of steps.
Sony offers three different ways to update your PSP's firmware, so you can choose the one that works best for your internet connection and equipment.
Because there are three different ways to update, the first step is to choose which one you'll use.
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.
Step 2: Once you download the update to your computer, you need to copy it to Memory Stick Duo media.
Back up your save files (so that if they get corrupted, you still have backups) How to install 5.50 GEN-A CFW on your PSP: Extract the 5.50 GEN-A files to your computer. (Yes, just drag the whole folder there) Run 5.50 UPDATE from under Game on your PSP's XMB After THIS process is complete, press X.
It is important to update PSP firmware to correct bugs, add features or play new video games.
There are several ways that you can update the firmware on your PSP.
If you have a network connection, you can update directly from the PSP itself.
This video is a little hard to see but he will talk you through the main points.
Requirements: PSP Phat or PSP Slim with 3.52 M33 or higher.
In this article I am going to walk you through the steps required to upgrade the firmware on a PSP device.