To create this article, 60 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. There are several ways that you can update the firmware on your PSP.
Fortunately, updating your PSP's firmware is not difficult, though it can be a little confusing at first.
Keep in mind, however, that if you want to run homebrew programming, updating your firmware might not be the best choice.
The most straightforward way to update your firmware is by using the "system update" feature on the PSP itself.
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.
In this case you can update directly from the UMD™.
Notice The update data contained in software for the PSP® system (UMD™) is the latest version available at the time of the software release.
There are a few different ways to get the download data to your PSP via a PC, but once you figure them out, it's not too difficult.
The key is to get the update data onto our PSP's memory stick (or PSPgo's onboard memory) in the correct folder.
Keeping your PSP's firmware up to date is important if you want to take advantage of all the neat features Sony has included.