How To Upgrade Your PSP
The PlayStation Portable has revolutionized the world of gaming.
Also called PSP, this handheld game console has taken the world
of computer games by storm. It is a multifunctional device that
allows users to not only play games, but also watch videos, listen
to their favorite music and it stores pictures as well! Moreover,
it also offers superior Internet functionality.
PSP firmware ensures the smooth running of every PSP. This firmware
forms the core operating system of the device and furthermore accentuates
its performance. In essence, if a person wants to upgrade the Portable
PlayStation, he/she needs to update the existing firmware. This
can be done in a myriad of ways. The foremost amongst them is the
process of direct download over a Wi-Fi connection. Another procedure
that can be used is downloading it to the PC and then transferring
it to the PSP using a USB cable or a Memory Stick.
Upgrading PSP Firmware
It is very important to note, that in order to upgrade the PSP,
you need to download firmware updates that correspond to the specific
region. This is recommended by the manufacturer (Sony). New and
improved upgrades that are available in the market make for a complete
entertainment experience. The latest version that is available in
the market is 2.81. This PSP upgrade gives users many features that
provide a whole new dimension to the usage of PSP. One of the features
is a forward/go back option for a movie that allows the users to
go to any part of the movie. Improved audio options and 4:3 screen
mode will also go a long way in enhancing the usage of the device.
PSP Firware Upgrading Process
The process of upgrading comes with a few essential requirements.
If you are looking to upgrade using the services of the PC then
you must have prerequisites like, a PSP with a battery pack, a minimum
of 20 MB of free space on the Memory Stick, and a good Internet
connection. You can also use a USB cable instead of the memory stick.
Once you download the upgrade on the PC, the next step would be
to transfer the firmware upgrade onto the PSP. This can be done
using the USB cable or the memory stick. Users must insert the cable
of the Memory stick in the PSP and start updating. For this, users
are required to select the appropriate option from the home menu
and then press the required button to start upgrading. At times,
the whole process will get confusing, if you have not differentiated
the various folders on the memory stick or the PC. The best way
to avoid this is by storing the downloaded firmware in an aptly
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Tips And Caution Notes
A word of caution: Store the data in the correct location. If not,
then there is a chance that the PSP system will not identify the
data that is updated. Also, make sure that the battery is fully
charged before use. Furthermore, an AC adaptor must connect the
PSP to an electricity point. While upgrading the PSP, there must
be no stoppages in the process. If the upgrade stops midway, it
might just damage the PSP.
Upgrading you existing PSP is very easy. A person with a limited knowledge of using a PC can accomplish this task successfully. It is of paramount importance that you upgrade the PSP on a regular basis. As new games with better graphics enter the market, you must make your PSP compatible for the same But, this is not restricted to games alone. Videos, and music demand better picture and sound quality respectively. This can only be achieved by getting new and better upgrades for your PSP.
As can be seen, upgrading a PSP is a procedure that is both easy and necessary. So what are you waiting for, if you need it, go get it!
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