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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.

Upgrading PS3 Hardrive

PSP Firmware

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 named folder.

See Video Tutorial On Upgrading PS3 Firmware

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!

NEXT: Upgrading Playstation 3 Firmware


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