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HowTo: Upgrade your PSP to 6.20 OFW

Here are the instructions on how to upgrade your PSP to 6.20 OFW so you can install any of the following Hen to run Homebrew or ISO backups of PSP games:

Requirements:

Download 6.20 OFW for your PSP model

How to upgrade your PSP to 6.20 OFW

  • Extract the FW zip file on your PSP
  • Copy the resulting EBOOT.PBP to x:\PSP\GAME\UPDATE (x is your memory stick or the PSP Go‘s storage)
  • On your PSP, run the 6.20 updater.
  • Follow on screen prompts
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  1. apothesis April 14, 2011 Reply

    I have a psp 3000 with firmware version 6.37…. which is the CFW that is right for my psp

    • sylv3rblade April 14, 2011 Reply

      There isn’t a CFW or Hen for 6.37 :(

      • apothesis April 14, 2011 Reply

        Thanks Sylv3rblade for your response… So what can I do to be able to have CFW in my psp. Can I downgrade… how can I get what I need to downgrade? Also if I am able to downgrade, what would be the CFW that I would need?

        • sylv3rblade April 14, 2011

          As of now, all current known exploits for your firmware version has been patched. That means no CFW, no downgrading :(

        • apothesis April 14, 2011

          So the only thing I can do is wait to see if a CFW is created for OFW 6.37

        • sylv3rblade April 14, 2011

          Yep, so far there’s really no option.

          By the way, why did you update? Or was it an accident?

        • apothesis April 14, 2011

          I recently bought it on EBAY, and it came with that 6.37 version.

  2. noob May 1, 2011 Reply

    is it ok to upgrade from 5.03 to 6.20 ofw?

  3. freak June 11, 2011 Reply

    is it okay to upgrade from 5.03m33-6 to 6.20 of psp 3000

    • sylv3rblade June 11, 2011 Reply

      Yes, just be sure to unload hen (turn off your PSP) before upgrading

      • apothesis June 13, 2011 Reply

        I recently bought a psp from ebay with a custom shell so I don’t know if its a 2000 or a 3000 series, it is not a fat one for sure… it has firmware version 5.00 m33-4. I tried installing gen d3 but the psp just turns off. Also I tried downloading 5.00 m33-5 and 5.00 m33-6, but it sems that the files are no longer available for download. What can I do to be able to play the latest games?

  4. totalnoob September 24, 2011 Reply

    can i still play my old games (iso) if i upgrade to ofw 6.20? mine’s 5.00 m33

    • sylv3rblade September 24, 2011 Reply

      You need to install a HEN + ISO loader or LCFW to play your games again.

  5. Ainsley November 29, 2011 Reply

    Sir can i upgrade my psp slim 4.01 ofw with TA v88 MB to 6.20 Pro B-9 Permanent. (I already upgrade it to 5.03 and using 5.03 GEN-C (Full)).

    • sylv3rblade November 29, 2011 Reply

      Yes you can. Any PSP below 6.20 can update to this frmware and install the latest 6.20 PRO-B release (in this case 6.20 PRO-B10)

      • ainsley December 2, 2011 Reply

        sir, meaning its permanent unlike the hen before when you remove the battery or low battery it will return to the original OFW then install again the Chickhen.

  6. psp noob March 31, 2012 Reply

    ummmm sir will this method work on a psp 1004 5.50 prome-4

    Note: when i bought it it was on 5.50 gen-D3 CFW then i upgraded it to 5.50 prome-4

    • sylv3rblade April 1, 2012 Reply

      You’ll need to revert to OFW before updating. To do that, follow the instructions here and instead of installing the custom firmware, install the official one.

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