System Update

You can update the system software for the PSP™ system using any of the methods listed below.

[Update via Internet]

Download the update data directly to the system from the Internet. An Internet connection is required to update the system using this method. For details about connecting the system to the Internet, see (Settings) > [Network Settings] > [Infrastructure Mode] in this guide.

[Update via Storage Media]

Use update data that has been saved on storage media (such as the system storage, UMD™, Memory Stick™ or other media).


During an update, do not remove the Memory Stick™ media or the AC adaptor, and do not turn off the system. If an update is cancelled before completion, the system software may become damaged and the system may require servicing or exchange.

Update via Internet


Select (Settings) > (System Update).
You must have Memory Stick™ media inserted if you are using a PSP-1000/2000/3000 series system.


Select [Update via Internet].


Select the connection that you want to use.
The system connects to the network using an access point. If you do not have a connection saved, select [New Connection] to create a connection.


Download the update data.
When connected to the network, the system scans for the latest update data. Follow the on-screen instructions to download the update data and to start the update.
If you do not want to update the system immediately after the download, you can do so later by selecting (Settings) > (System Update) > [Update via Storage Media] to install the update data.


Press the ecks button.
The update process begins.

Options menu

If you press the triangle button with a connection selected, the options menu will be displayed. From the menu, you can edit connection settings or delete the connection.

Connect Connect to an access point.
Edit Change connection settings.
Delete Delete a network connection.
Information View information about a network connection.

Update via Storage Media

To perform an update via storage media, you must first download the update data by selecting [Update via Internet] or by using a PC. Some game discs may also contain update data.


Select (Settings) > (System Update).
You must have Memory Stick™ media inserted if you are using a PSP-1000/2000/3000/E1000 series system.


Select [Update via Storage Media].
The system searches for update data. Follow the on-screen instructions to perform the update.