Install PSP 2.00 update on US PSP

As you know I am mad as hell that Sony has not released the 2.00 update in the US. So here are easy to use instructions (adapted from the official US Sony update page) for updating to 2.00.

CAUTION: This update is only for customers who obtained PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) for Japan which model number is PSP-1000 or PSP-1000 K. Upon completion of preparing, we will announce update information for the other countries/areas customers via SCE Group Web Site or other channels . For these customers who obtained PSP® in the other countries/areas, please DO NOT update PSP® through this web site. There are no guarantee of proper operation of the other PSP®.

Yea. There is your disclaimer. If you update your PSP and it catches on fire, or stops working after you update, it is not my fault. The Japanese update works just fine. All my games work on my US PSP.

Update using a Computer

Required items
A PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) system with battery pack and AC adaptor
Memory Stick Duo™ media with at least 16 MB of free space
Internet access
One of thefollowing:
A commercially available USB A<-> Mini-B (5-pin) cable
A commercially available Memory Stick USB Reader/Writer*
A PC equipped with a Memory Stick slot*
  *If the slot on the device can handle only standard-size Memory Stick™ media, a Memory Stick Duo Adaptor (model number MSAC-M2; a Sony product sold separately) is required.

Notices
Do not remove the AC adaptor during the update.
Do not turn off the system or remove the Memory Stick Duo™ media during the update.
If an update is canceled before completion, the system software may be damaged, requiring servicing to repair or exchange.

Download procedure

1. Prepare to save the update data on Memory Stick Duo™ media using one of the following methods:
  Connect the PSP™ system to the PC using a commercially available USB cable
  Connect a commercially available Memory Stick USB Reader/Writer to the PC
  Use the Memory Stick slot on the PC

2. Create a folder for the update data on the Memory Stick Duo™ media.

Using your PC, create a folder named "PSP" on the Memory Stick Duo™ media. Within the "PSP" folder, create a folder named "GAME". Within the "GAME" folder, create a folder named "UPDATE". (Folder names are not case-sensitive.)

3. Download the update data and save it in the "UPDATE" folder created in step 2.
  Click here to start the download (from Sony's Japanese site).

Notice
You must save the downloaded data as shown below. If you do not save in the correct location and with the filename shown below, the system will not recognize the update data.
Location: Save in the "UPDATE" folder
Filename: Save as filename "EBOOT.PBP"

Update procedure

Notice
Before starting the update, you must do the following:
Check that the battery is fully charged.
Connect the AC adaptor to the PSP™ system and plug it into an electrical outlet.

1. Insert the Memory Stick Duo™ media containing the update data in the PSP™ system.

2. Start the update data.

Select (Memory Stick) under (Game) from the home menu, and then select (PSP™ Update). Press the X button to start the update.

3. Confirm that the update was successful.

After the update has completed, select "System Settings" under (Settings) from the home menu, and then select "System Information". If the System Software field displays the version number of the update, the update was successful.

Hint
After the update has successfully completed, you can delete the update data from the Memory Stick Duo™ media.

So what has been updated? I am glad you asked:

    The following updates will be added:
    • Revisions to strengthen security were added.
    • An Internet browser was added.
    • Go To was added as a feature under [Video].
      (This applies to UMD Video)
    • A-B Repeat was added as a feature under [Video].
      (This applies to UMD Video and video data saved on Memory Stick.)
    • 4:3 Screen Mode was added as a feature under [Video].
      (This applies to video data saved on Memory Stick.)
    • Audio Options was added as a feature under [Video].
      (This applies to video data saved on Memory Stick.)
    • AVC was added as a codec that can be played under [Video].
      (This applies to video data saved on Memory Stick.)
    • Support for Memory Stick PRO Duo was added to [Music].
    • MP4 (AAC) and WAV (LPCM) were added as formats that can be played under [Music].
      (This applies to music data saved on Memory Stick.)
    • Image transfer was added as a feature under [Photo].
    • Wallpaper was added as a feature under [Photo].
    • TIFF, PNG, GIF and BMP were added as image formats that can be displayed under [Photo].
    • Korean was added as an option to [System Language] under [Settings], [System Settings].
    • [Character Set] was added to [System Settings] under [Settings].
    • [Theme Settings] was added under [Settings].
    • WPA-PSK (TKIP) was added as a security method under [Network Settings].
    • Settings for Infrastructure Mode under [Network Settings] were revised to be easier to use.
    • Input modes were added to the on-screen keyboard.
    • Previous Update: German, Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese and Russian were added as options to [System Language] under [Settings], [System Settings].
    • Previous Update: Support to retain the screen mode setting was added under [Video].
      (This applies to video data saved on Memory Stick.)
    • Previous Update: Support to allow resume play after recovery from sleep mode was added under [Video].
      (This applies to video data saved on Memory Stick.)
    • Previous Update: Support to allow resume play of audio tracks after recovery from sleep mode was added under [Music].
    • Previous Update: UMD Music can now be played under [Music].

Comments (5)

p.i.m.p:

im downloading it right now

edin:

i got psp 2.00 it is asome .it has a web browser

I agree. It is 100% asome. Completely asome.

ali:

i got update 2.0 and the file was corrupt. anyone knows what i can do to fix it?
email me on aabdullah.ali@gmail.com

Umm, maybe download it again? It is on the US site now BTW.

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