Games & Entertainment Patches PlayStation Portable (PSP) Firmware

PlayStation Portable (PSP) Firmware 5.03 for Windows

by Sony Computer Entertainment

Avg. Rating 3.6 (71 votes)

File Details

File Size 25.2 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows (All)
Date Added
Total Downloads 106,199
Publisher Sony Computer Entertainment
Homepage PlayStation Portable (PSP) Firmware

Publisher's Description

This update is for customers who own the PSP (PlayStation Portable) model number PSP-1001 K. DO NOT update your PSP system through this Web site if you own a different model of the PSP system. There is no guarantee of proper operation with other models of the PSP system.

Click here for installation instructions.

Latest Reviews

gerrman97

gerrman97 reviewed v5.03 on Sep 7, 2012

i have a psp 1000 with 6.60 pro c custom firmware and it is very good. one simple glitch with pro b is the theme color it has extra theme identifiers but not actually other colors otherwise it is the same

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v4.01 on Jul 2, 2008

No such thing as 5.52 so lay off the meds. There has been quite a few releases though that File Forum has missed.

This update was supposed to be a big jump for features and all we get is a lousy google search in the xmb when we could already just load it in the browser. Sony is really dropping the ball with the lack of support for this device. Game developers are loosing interest and if it wasn't for DAX's CFW and the homebrews I would have never got a PSP myself. I'm stickin with 3.90 (M33-3) because there is NO good reason to update to this firmware

Wonderful device, lousy support

Ciolouse

Ciolouse reviewed v3.40 on Jul 29, 2007

Version 5.52 is out ...

rsx508

rsx508 reviewed v3.40 on Apr 22, 2007

Still no WPA-2??? Not touching it. This is 2007. A wireless device should support WPA-2.

paulm

paulm reviewed v3.40 on Apr 22, 2007

I downloaded v3.40 and my PSP works as it did with the previous version. So I guess it gets a 5/5.
I would like to see some browser tweaks/improvements, and maybe the ability to stream audio/video by embedding a player that will stream content from the Web. But maybe the PSP architecture restricts this. Dunno. I won it in a comp/door prize, so not complaining.

Whats Homebrew? I used to drink the stuff.

Skizelli

Skizelli reviewed v3.40 on Apr 21, 2007

@Ray Dorset: People have every right to rate it a 1 if it's not living up to their needs as a customer. Calling people losers for doing so only shows your immaturity. Typical behavior of a fanboy. Sometimes people don't like what you like. Get used to it.

Ray Dorset

Ray Dorset reviewed v3.40 on Apr 21, 2007

What a sad bunch of losers all these people are, says alot of the type of vistor to Betanews, when they have to rate PSP firmware as 1* because some hacker made a hacked version.

Dark Alex is basically riding on the back of these firmware releases, using Sony code. If your rating of the official code is 1*, then so is his..

Wankers.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v3.40 on Apr 20, 2007

2 words: dark alex.

cap737

cap737 reviewed v3.30 on Apr 18, 2007

I agree with a lot of people on not using the PSP updates because they disable and lock out homebrew applications. I decided to search the Sony PSP forums to see what people are saying about these issues and have found some forums that have Open Editions of the firmwares. Surprisingly, they are still able to run HBs and downgrade their versions. I'm amazed that sony didn't shut out those threads. Just check them out because I'm going to try using these Open Edition firmwares to run my HBs.

http://boardsus.playstat...&message.id=2748114

http://boardsus.playstat...et&thread.id=121841

brusco

brusco reviewed v3.30 on Mar 29, 2007

It increasingly seems like the real reason for firmware updates is to crush the homebrew scene. I dont even use my PSP anymore as its just not fun to use. I'll be avoiding Sony products from now on.

Avg. Rating 3.6 (71 votes)
Your Rating
gerrman97

gerrman97 reviewed v5.03 on Sep 7, 2012

i have a psp 1000 with 6.60 pro c custom firmware and it is very good. one simple glitch with pro b is the theme color it has extra theme identifiers but not actually other colors otherwise it is the same

Blaxima

Blaxima reviewed v4.01 on Jul 2, 2008

No such thing as 5.52 so lay off the meds. There has been quite a few releases though that File Forum has missed.

This update was supposed to be a big jump for features and all we get is a lousy google search in the xmb when we could already just load it in the browser. Sony is really dropping the ball with the lack of support for this device. Game developers are loosing interest and if it wasn't for DAX's CFW and the homebrews I would have never got a PSP myself. I'm stickin with 3.90 (M33-3) because there is NO good reason to update to this firmware

Wonderful device, lousy support

Ciolouse

Ciolouse reviewed v3.40 on Jul 29, 2007

Version 5.52 is out ...

rsx508

rsx508 reviewed v3.40 on Apr 22, 2007

Still no WPA-2??? Not touching it. This is 2007. A wireless device should support WPA-2.

paulm

paulm reviewed v3.40 on Apr 22, 2007

I downloaded v3.40 and my PSP works as it did with the previous version. So I guess it gets a 5/5.
I would like to see some browser tweaks/improvements, and maybe the ability to stream audio/video by embedding a player that will stream content from the Web. But maybe the PSP architecture restricts this. Dunno. I won it in a comp/door prize, so not complaining.

Whats Homebrew? I used to drink the stuff.

Skizelli

Skizelli reviewed v3.40 on Apr 21, 2007

@Ray Dorset: People have every right to rate it a 1 if it's not living up to their needs as a customer. Calling people losers for doing so only shows your immaturity. Typical behavior of a fanboy. Sometimes people don't like what you like. Get used to it.

Ray Dorset

Ray Dorset reviewed v3.40 on Apr 21, 2007

What a sad bunch of losers all these people are, says alot of the type of vistor to Betanews, when they have to rate PSP firmware as 1* because some hacker made a hacked version.

Dark Alex is basically riding on the back of these firmware releases, using Sony code. If your rating of the official code is 1*, then so is his..

Wankers.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v3.40 on Apr 20, 2007

2 words: dark alex.

cap737

cap737 reviewed v3.30 on Apr 18, 2007

I agree with a lot of people on not using the PSP updates because they disable and lock out homebrew applications. I decided to search the Sony PSP forums to see what people are saying about these issues and have found some forums that have Open Editions of the firmwares. Surprisingly, they are still able to run HBs and downgrade their versions. I'm amazed that sony didn't shut out those threads. Just check them out because I'm going to try using these Open Edition firmwares to run my HBs.

http://boardsus.playstat...&message.id=2748114

http://boardsus.playstat...et&thread.id=121841

brusco

brusco reviewed v3.30 on Mar 29, 2007

It increasingly seems like the real reason for firmware updates is to crush the homebrew scene. I dont even use my PSP anymore as its just not fun to use. I'll be avoiding Sony products from now on.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v3.10 on Jan 31, 2007

Best portable console ever killed by SONY and its firmwares. I mean, I cant even watch video, because its TOO QUIET. Greed is bad.

Dark_AleX > SONY

acascianelli

acascianelli reviewed v2.82 on Oct 27, 2006

The PSP is capable of so much. The fact that Sony released a new firmware version and didn't include ANY new features is a disgrace. This update was strictly to tighten security (disable homebrew)

Sony needs to figure out a way to allow homebrew, because lately homebrew is the only thing keeping the PSP alive. I fail to see the logic in allowing Linux on the PS3 but doing everything possible to prevent homebrew on the PSP.

I wouldn't trade my PSP for any other system, but FW3.00 better be huge.

I rate FW2.82 a 1 because it doesn't add any new features or fix any notable bugs.

andywitzz

andywitzz reviewed v2.81 on Sep 13, 2006

This update breaks all support of homebrew - DON'T update if you enjoy homebrew.

As for streaming video, first DON"T UPDATE!

Then head on over the pimpware.org and download PiMPStreamer.

Use eLoader to run the homebrew, and voila

email me if you have any questions about hombrew and such..... andywitzz@gmail.com

ds0934

ds0934 reviewed v2.71 on Jun 5, 2006

(sigh) still waiting for MPEG/AVI video support. I suppose it would be too much to expect that. It would really be cool if they'd support QuickTime media via the web also. Sony is so.... Sony.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v2.71 on Jun 5, 2006

PSP > *

ModChip is coming :D

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