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PSP Firmware 5.00 details

I’m not so sure about Sony’s current naming convention when it comes to the PSP’s firmware version but hey, an update is something to be happy about right?

Firmware 4.00 added Google Search to the XMB and the option of playback speed when watching videos.  It was updated up to Firmware 4.05 which added more visualizations during music playback and little else.  In retrospect, 3.90 was more exciting because it added Skype to the PSP.  Every update after that seems too small that many people can do without.

Well, enough of the dramu, here’s what Sony has to say on the 5.00 update.

PSP (v5.00) update

In this version, you’ll notice the addition of the PlayStation Network icon on the XMB. You can now sign up for PlayStation Network, manage your account and access PlayStation Store directly from your PSP – meaning you can download games directly to your PSP while connected via Wi-Fi. Getting games, demos and trailers while on-the-go has never been easier! Check out the screen below.

The current PlayStation Store on the PC will be down in the interim as we take some time to revamp. Don’t worry, it will re-launch soon after we’ve made some tweaks. Please keep in mind, if you already have a PlayStation Network account, simply sign in on your PSP using your existing information. The same account and wallet can be used on PS3 and PSP. You will be able to check out the PlayStation Store on the PSP soon, as we’ll have a video demo featuring Grace Chen posted soon on the Blog.

Update v5.00 adds a sleep timer option that can be used while you are playing music on your PSP. In addition, we’ve added a full screen keyboard option for text entry and have redesigned the background of the XMB.

A sleeper timer? Interesting.

The PSN connectivity has been something that I’ve wanted ever since the store got released so this should make things like downloading trailers a whole lot easier (because as of the moment, you need to connect your PSP to your PC in order to download from PSN)

On the full screen keyboard.. well I’m not really sure what to make of it since very few games really need text input but it’s no doubt useful for Hombrew-ers who have the notepad app loaded.

The Firmware is set to be released this october but so far, there’s no update even on the official PSP update site.

Update: PSP 5.00 M33 has been released

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  1. Ron October 15, 2008 Reply

    A full screen keyboard for note taking? lol

  2. sylv3rblade October 15, 2008 Reply

    @Ron:
    You have to see it to believe it. It’s better now than the older system. Kasi ung dati parang rip ng sa cellphone.

  3. Aaron November 4, 2008 Reply

    I upgraded this morning and I have to say accessing the Playstation store from the PSP is great!

    I downloaded a few wallpapers from the site and some game trailers.

  4. sylv3rblade November 4, 2008 Reply

    @Aaron:
    Yep. Too bad the PS Store uses CC’s instead of paypal. If they didn’t I’d have splurged on several games by now. XD

  5. psplover December 31, 2008 Reply

    Hi everyone. After send file 5.00m33 and 500pbp and go to update but it doesn’t. It say “the game could not be started”

    anybody know how?

    Thank.

  6. ra7ra7o June 29, 2009 Reply

    with this version in the psp can we play ps1/psx games using the psp???

    my psp is verion 3.80 m33-5

    i downloaded final fantasy 7 from emuparadise.org and converted the game using psx2psp and the game worked,, but just the begginning, when i reach the first battle my psp gets stuck and i cant play anymore,,,,, will this upgrade help me play the game normally???

    • sylv3rblade June 29, 2009 Reply

      upgrade your PSP to 5.00 M33 (it’s linked on the post) and update your POPSloader (also on the post)

      • dark December 3, 2009 Reply

        haha pilipino k pal .d mo snsbe ^^ ngaun ko ln 2lug nlmn?
        haha ..tol pag inupgrade ko ba un psp ko sa 5.00 ano ggwn ko kase wlng nklgy ng UPDATE DUN sa official firmware e..
        ggwa ba ako ng pnbgong folder na nklgy na UPDATE dun sa PSP/GAME? tpz illgy ko rin ba un 500.pbp ..rename ko kase un eboot.pbp to
        500.PBP

  7. ra7ra7o June 29, 2009 Reply

    thnx for ur reply, i am upgrading the psp right now to 5.00 m33

    but what is the POPSloader and how do i upgrade it?? i dont see it??

  8. dark December 4, 2009 Reply

    waa!! d un tol ang need k muna is ung mismong ofw na 5.00 kase meron n me n 5.00-6 m33..T_T need ko ln tlga un sa chicken pra sa psp 2000 ko d ko madowngrade e,! hahyzz

    • sylv3rblade December 5, 2009 Reply

      Ah sorry naguluhan kasi ako haha.
      Teka ano ba current firmware nung idodowngrade mo?

  9. dark December 5, 2009 Reply

    haha ang gulo.. d un tol.. need ko kase ma install un chcken r2 e.. d ko kase mainstall pa instruct nmn ako ..
    d ko kase mgmt un ISO games ee..
    hmm current version ng psp 2k 5.03 ..
    d nmn mgmit un mga games na naka lgay sa memory stick..ned ko paba i format un memory stick bago un gumana?

  10. dark December 8, 2009 Reply

    tol bket gnun ..? wla parin ee. ahmm kase un chickenr2 d pa install sa psp .tpz un gen-a ba kaylngn ng chicken bago mrun o ndi na?

  11. dark December 10, 2009 Reply

    last question tol..alam mo ba mag install ng ps1 or psx games in psp 3k.?
    haha tnx a lot tol .. by the way na gawa ko na un sa 5.03 ^^ sa psp 2k ..hehe ^^
    ahmm pag na gen-A ko naba un my recovery menu narin k2lad sa m33-6? na pagturn off d na mawwala pati na un pag i ni R mo magkaroon ng recovery flash?

  12. flamebeast September 10, 2010 Reply

    can a game that works for FW 4.01 work on FW 5.00 M33?

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