How to install Games on PSP Custom Firmware

You can install games on PSP in two ways. First and recommended way is to buy original UMDs and insert into your PSP and enjoy your game on PSP.

The other way is to hack PSP by installing custom firmware on PSP, download games from the internet, put them into your PSP memory stick and then play games on PSP. The downloaded PSP games are in ISO/CSO format.


How to Play Games ISO / CSO on PSP

Lets learn how to install ISO /CSO files on PSP.


Step 1 – Install Custom Firmware on PSP

First of all you need to install custom firmware on your PSP:

PSP 2000, 1000: Install Custom Firmware on PSP
PSP 3000, 2000 TA-088v3: Install Custom Firmware 5.03 GE-C

Step 2 – Download PSP Games (ISO/CSO)

Once you’ve installed the custom firmware on your PSP now download your desired PSP Game (ISO/CSO). Google is your best friend. If the downloaded PSP game is a compressed .zip or.rar file then make sure to extract iso/cso using WinRAR.

Step 3 – Copy ISO / CSO on PSP

  • Connect your PSP to your computer via data cable. On your PSP, go to Settings > USB Connection.
  • Your PSP memory stick will appear as a removable device on your computer.
  • Open the memory stick and go to ISO folder. If there’s no ISO named folder then create one and make sure you name it in Caps (ISO not iso).
  • Now copy the downloaded PSP Game ISO / CSO file into ISO folder.
  • Disconnect your PSP from your computer.

Step 4 – Configurations

  • Turn your PSP completely OFF by holding down the power button for 7 seconds.
  • Hold down the R button and turn your PSP ON to boot into Recovery Mode.
  • Go to Configuration and make the following changes:
    • Game folder hombrew (currently: 5.xx Kernel)
    • UMD Mode (Currently: M33 driver -NO UMD-)
  • Go back to Main Menu then Advance > Advance Configuration.
    • Enable Plain modules in UMD/ISO
    • Disable “Execute BOOT.BIN in UMD/ISO”
  • Go back to main menu and select Exit. Your PSP will Reboot and turn back ON.

Step 5 – Play the Game on PSP

From the PSP home Menu, go to:

Game > Memory Stick

and play your desired PSP game (ISO/CSO) on Custom firmware.

Have fun!

267 comments… add one
Immi December 12, 2009, 7:20 pm

Where can i download PSP Games ISO files? Is this possible to convert my UMD disk into ISO or CSO file?

RITH December 24, 2012, 11:19 pm

yes it is possible

philip sherpa August 25, 2015, 11:36 pm

i used to play games from my memorycard
bit somedays ago, i gave my psp3000 to my friend.
now, the game is not shown in psp, bt the file is still over there…
can you tell me about its problem..
plz do reply in my mail.

Jemuel May 6, 2016, 7:53 pm

The only thing that you need to do in order to have the file. Try to backup all the files from your memory stick and then try to format the memory stick and then put it back again the backup files on your memory stick and try to access the game in memory stick..

jake January 4, 2018, 12:23 pm

Just download fast recovery on your psp then launch it and your games are there

Contron November 8, 2015, 12:27 am

You can get ISOs from the website Don’t worry about the UMD because save files are saved on the memory stick, so you won’t lose anything.

Kishore December 13, 2009, 7:20 am

thanks a lot…….. ur awesome……..!!!!!!!!

prem kudiya March 9, 2015, 4:05 pm

help me i dont no how to put the game on my psp 3000

Contron November 8, 2015, 12:48 am

I don’t understand your question.

kiranck December 19, 2015, 10:43 am

psp games play on android devices…using ppsspp app

ThatGuy December 19, 2016, 10:45 am

It’s not working 100% ( not even 50%…million of lugs…) and you are destroying your phone. 🙂

zillian December 13, 2009, 6:06 pm

successfully installed games on my PSP..
thanks for the detailed guides for PSP. Please also write on installing themes. thanks

Samir Bamaniy September 23, 2015, 7:02 pm

Hi Dear,

Please let me know how you install the game in PSP?

Contron November 8, 2015, 1:13 am

Scroll up. That’s the only possible answer.

Alwin Varghese January 13, 2017, 3:40 am

I can’t play games copied my from pc.
shows it as a corrupted file.

Alwin Varghese January 13, 2017, 3:48 am

I can’t play psp games copyied my from pc.
When I opening it, it says corrupted data.

Mika November 3, 2017, 6:13 am

You put iso file games in memory root of psp but not in game file

aduldulao December 15, 2009, 11:07 am

will this firmware update to 5.03 make it possible for me to take my original game and back it up on my comp? what program should I use? Is it call UMD Dumper?

trickYguY December 15, 2009, 12:35 pm

Please wait.. Just to respond to your question, I’m writing on how to check your PSP Motherboard Model.. It matters a lot for PSP Slim if you want to install custom firmware to know your motherboard.
Then I will be writing on how to create ISO from UMD

pspnoob May 15, 2011, 8:57 am

hey i have a question..
i have downloaded a game that comes in parts.. how do i put it on my psp?

me2 July 28, 2011, 2:39 am

put them all in a folder in order, then extract the first part.

mayax1x May 30, 2013, 1:25 am

i love game psp

Arman November 9, 2013, 11:08 pm

Hi , I tried to follow your guide but i don’t have those options of step 3 and step 4. I have cfw 6.60. I need your help to sort these problems.

eddie 0 February 4, 2014, 2:50 am

hey! me too!

Mikey August 23, 2014, 11:17 am

The steps in 3 and 4 are not necessary is you are on 6.60cfw. To find those options when on your home screen just press the select button

Plug you psp into your computer. Make a folder called ISO (make sure it is in caps) and place your iso/cso files there.

Once you do that you can unplug go to games then memory stick, games should be there

Bilal August 9, 2014, 10:17 pm

I didn’t understand the changes made in Configuration…help!

tikshan April 8, 2012, 4:27 pm

i do you say but i have no ISO and i make i copy the game to ISO but when i play their is no game
help me please

xielo August 11, 2013, 12:22 pm

i didnt download the firmware to download many games in psp

Janis December 15, 2009, 7:33 pm


yunus April 24, 2011, 9:16 am

you well come

Aniya December 15, 2009, 7:40 pm

very nice guide to install games on psp.

Paul December 17, 2009, 3:43 pm

i use your guide to install games on my 2 PSPs, it works smoothly.

Amli December 24, 2009, 7:46 am

now i’m running iso games on PSP..
thanks for the detailed instructions

coyX May 14, 2011, 6:50 pm

Absolutely! BIG THANKS to this site and to trickyguy!

Asius December 28, 2009, 5:13 pm

Very useful PSP article.

Robert January 5, 2010, 5:36 am

i installed iso games on PSP through you instructions.

Hitman January 5, 2010, 10:51 pm

couldnt run cso game even after following the instructions. it says corrupt data

Jam January 6, 2010, 5:58 am

Make sure you have copied the CSO / ISO file in ISO folder that you have created in Step-3 and perform the Step-4 correctly.

Hitman January 9, 2010, 1:05 am

thnks man for answering . my folly. a last question if i want to use a new memory stick(sony 8gb). can i just format it from system settings to make the iso games run on the new mem. stick

miky September 11, 2012, 4:36 am

helooo,thank u for help,but every time i extract the download file in the game folder it gives me this data is corrupted.

Robert Maldonado February 18, 2018, 1:04 am

You have to restart the psp I done it and it works was playing Metal Slug and Aliens vs predator

Saravan January 15, 2010, 3:51 am


i have finished all succesfuly and i have been blocked in “Hold down the R button and turn your PSP ON to boot into Recovery Mode.”

i didn’t managed to get this “receovery mode”

help please, thanks in advance

trickYguY January 15, 2010, 12:35 pm

Make sure your PSP is turned off not in stand-by mode.

WAR10RD September 3, 2013, 10:36 am

I am running 6.60 PRO-B9 CFW, and the iso always says corupted data on my PSP….also, can’t follow this guide for steps 3 and 4 as pro-b9 doesnt have

Game folder homebrew (currently: 5.xx Kernel)
UMD mode (currently: M33 driver -NO UMD-)
main menu->advance->advance configuration
enable plain modules in UMD/ISO
disable Execute BOOT.BIN in UMD/ISO

inside my config or advanced…so any help would be awesome (is GOW ghost of sparta if it helps)

WAR10RD September 3, 2013, 10:38 am

Also it says in PRO VSH MENU, ISO VIDEO MOUNT (NONE) and I can’t seem to change it????

ahmed August 21, 2015, 10:49 am

if u have already got cfw you can just press select and then you have to select the recovery menu but you cant exactly go to advanced configuration idk why

Saravan January 16, 2010, 4:33 am

i am sure my psp is turned off, not in stand by mode. – I never get that recoery mode

I have found another way.
when i watching a video,by mistake i have pressed start, surprise, i have got a menu called GEN VAC MENU, there were lots of options(i will list it after if you need). One of the option is Recovery mode.
From there i have did the above procedure.
Now i can play iso games

trickYguY January 16, 2010, 3:30 pm


hisoandso March 10, 2013, 3:32 am

Can you post a link to that video or speak English? i did not understand a word you said.

hisoandso April 1, 2013, 3:35 am

Oh. Sorry I didn’t understand, now I do.

Gonzo14AT June 27, 2013, 1:43 am

what do u mean u were watching a movie? and u just pressed start in the movie?

finish January 16, 2010, 3:16 pm

i am using psp 2004, system software 5.00 M33-6, but when i transfer iso game (avatar f.expl), i get message: The Game could not be started. (80020148). I have done as you wrote above, but no luck. Please help

Milan January 27, 2010, 1:56 am

Hi trickYguY
U are amazing .. I recently purchased PSP-3004. With the help of ur Hacking guide I could successfully hack my PSP. It is working very fine…., Thanks for all the detailed info …..

OhSoHorribe January 31, 2010, 11:11 am

Hi! I am still trying to learn how to put games on my Psp Go and I’m working with a Mac. Where do I have to create the ISO folder?

ken February 4, 2010, 8:15 pm

Can you give me a link for Patapon 2 cso or iso?

trickYguY February 4, 2010, 10:16 pm

Sorry we don’t have any PSP games. If you have Patapon 2 game disk than you can convert it to ISO or CSO file

krrish February 8, 2010, 4:58 am


acah February 17, 2010, 4:37 am

I managed to do all the steps except step 4 which i can’t get into the recovery mood. I have turned off PSP like have been told. Please help me.

saravan February 18, 2010, 2:02 am

Another way to get into recovery mode.

when i watching a video,by mistake i have pressed start, surprise, i have got a menu called GEN VAC MENU, there were lots of options(i will list it after if you need). One of the option is Recovery mode.
From there i have did the above procedure.
Now i can play iso games

sam.4xg February 22, 2010, 10:19 pm

bro i have tried this while playing a video but this isnt happened … plz help how to get into recovery mode …. thanxx

Milan February 23, 2010, 11:40 pm

U are following the wrong method……..
There is a chatch Go to the main menu and press a button which is located at the left side of the start button Named “Select”.
U ll get a Menu called “GEN VAC menu” will let u to go to “Recovery Mode”.

Stresshead February 18, 2010, 5:45 am

Hello good some one pls help my PSP is the TA-0088 V3 Got chickHERN install and also the custom fw also was all ready in start playing games but on reading this guide you have to turn off your PSP but if i do that you’ll need to reinstall CFW because after reboot your PSP will be back to Official 5.03 firmware

So is there any other way of getting into the Recovery Mode without turning it off and losing All the other info many thanks

Milan February 19, 2010, 12:55 am

Hi Dude,
U are correct u shouldn’t turn off the psp after installing the CFW.
There is a chatch Go to the main menu and prees a button which is located at the left side of the start button Named “Select”.
U ll get a Menu called “GEN VAC menu” will let u to go to “Recovery Mode”.
Copy and Paste Downloaded ISO or CSO files form ur computer to the ISO folder of the PSP Memory Stick…
Enjoy 😉

kate March 11, 2010, 1:05 pm

and vwhat when we do that? put the following instructions in the recovery mode…? if i shut down…i wont be able to play games…still

Milan March 21, 2010, 3:18 am

U shouldn’t be shutting down us PSP if ur runnning CFW. Always place it on standby mode. U can do that by pushing the power button up words. “DONT PRESS AND HOLD IT” u should make it off line not shut it down otherwise it will boot again in original 5.03 firmware.

kate March 21, 2010, 3:41 am

yea i figured that out, but one more question…if it is not a problem…
i have cfw on my 3000 psp i can play games..but it is running really…i mean really really slow…while i am trying to play a game…any game…

any solutions for that problem?


Roos February 20, 2010, 3:46 am

i installed games on my PSP thanks

sam.4xg February 22, 2010, 10:15 pm

hey friends please help me …!

i have psp-3001 and i m not able to boot my psp …. please help me to play downloaded games in my psp …

thank u

sam.4xg February 23, 2010, 7:53 am

plz help yr …. i haav copies ido file in memory card .. but psp shows that the game is currupted nd is nt able to play ….

plzz helpp ….!!!

HydroIce March 10, 2010, 2:43 pm

Sup all. Sorry for the bother but I got a psp 3001 in FEB and downloaded a few ISO games. I insatller the Fastloader thing. but where do i really need to start so i can play these downloaded games..Thanks

humkey April 5, 2010, 9:27 am

hi i just wanted to know if i could play the iso/cso games on my psp 2000 with the 6.20 version…do i have to downgrade the firmware of my psp in order to play the iso/cso games???

Ben April 9, 2010, 2:09 am

what websites that i can download iso/cso games help me pls

humkey April 10, 2010, 9:20 am
download free psp games from here

humkey April 9, 2010, 7:26 am

please reply..m doomed =(

MILAN April 11, 2010, 1:50 am

Hi Kate,
Sorry for the late reply ;-(
can u name some of the game if possible and from which site u are downloading these games. Because m using the same CFW on My PSP 3004 and not facing any issue. Touch wood. Let me know ur mail id can help u a bit more. Thanks.

kate April 11, 2010, 2:42 pm

i managed to solve that problem…
the games were too small…500mb maybe…i changed them with games that store memory 1-1.5 GB…and everything works fine…
the problem was that the games were too much ripped…and they didnt work fine…

krizzy April 14, 2010, 10:35 am

i need help, i downloaded rock unplugged in torrent, but when i check the file there’s no iso/cso file.. what will i do?.. its 1G plus.. i cant play it coz i dont its doesnt have any iso/cso file..

ADiZRoX April 16, 2010, 10:41 am

Guyz…I have a PSP Go (N1002,PB)… cud u help me pls… unable to load any games… searched for Firmware but failed…

abhiab54 May 19, 2010, 11:36 pm

which firmware did u install?? Is is working???


Jin April 18, 2010, 8:19 am

I have installed naruto shippuuden by your above methods.The game is displayed in the memory stick as it is supposed to but when started nothing is displayed……Please help

Jin April 18, 2010, 8:20 am

and the naruto game dosen’t have an iso/cso file in it……

trickYguY April 18, 2010, 11:01 am

It should be iso/cso file, make sure its for PSP

Jin April 19, 2010, 12:46 am

Yes naruto shippuuden game is for psp……

woody777 April 26, 2010, 5:44 pm

i have a psp 1000. when i put my iso files on my psp and try to play them they dont load.

trickYguY April 27, 2010, 1:27 pm

Put them into ISO folder and make sure ISO file are compatible with firmware currently installed on your PSP

Destonakus April 26, 2010, 6:50 pm

Hey, currnetly installed CFW m33-4 on my psp, then deleted all the folders and formatted my memory card. Tried installing 2 games and none of them worked. They are both in the ISO folder, but when I boot them up, the psp freezes and nothing works. What do I do?

trickYguY April 27, 2010, 1:26 pm

May be ISO file are not compatible with you PSP firmware

joel April 26, 2010, 8:19 pm

how can i downgrade psp 6.0 to 5.30?

abhiab54 May 19, 2010, 11:34 pm

I am using lates PSP GO (PSP-N1002) model. Does anyonw know which custom firmware shall I install to use ISO games files????

macreny November 20, 2012, 5:45 am

dude is this case u can only use PRO 6.60 C I WILL BE LOOKing forward into having a pspgo

HOW? May 20, 2010, 2:16 pm

wat games u have done perfectly
play with no problems
can i have list of games that
u have test?

webman252 May 28, 2010, 9:51 am

hey iv downloaded a few winrar archived psp iso but it doesnt seem to be working what am i doing wrong

Murali June 22, 2010, 2:13 pm

Cool! Works like a charm! Thanks!

yousuf khalid October 28, 2012, 5:33 pm

let me know also

CLAWZ94 June 24, 2010, 3:26 am

I have a PSP-1001 currently equipped with the current 6.10 firmware, and I’m not sure what my motherboard model is.

Before I start, I wanted to learn how to boot in “Recovery Mode”, but it doesn’t work at all.
I turned off the PSP comepletely by holding down the power switch until it shut down, then holding [R] I turn the PSP back on, but nothing I try seems to work.


crypto July 25, 2010, 10:42 pm

It doesn’t do anything when i try to go to recovery. When I press select in the main menu. Even when booting..

DD July 28, 2010, 3:47 am

Hello i will like to know if we install firmware yes
Record(Disk) UMD goes t he(it) to work correctly

valkron August 11, 2010, 10:59 pm

hey there. i have a PHAT psp.. it is a 1000 and it is a version 3.73… i was talkin to my friend and he said there might be an easier way to get games on the psp since it is an old version… i was wonderin if there was? if so contact me either on this or my email. thanks very much

AFRETTOOFAR July 7, 2011, 12:37 am

Please let me know if u ever figured out an easier way to put games on the psp 1000 cause thats what I have and I am having issues lol cant find a recovery screen no matter what I do so if theres an easier way it would b very helpful thx

wh00py August 19, 2010, 7:33 am

hey when i was already going to step 4 i cant go to the recovery mode,even if i already did the things needed like holding down the switch button to turn off..

dwainetta August 22, 2010, 3:20 am

Hi I followed you way above but still get corrupted data. Though I am using cfw 5 M33-6 (PSP 2001). I orignally placed the folders psp-game and umd file in the ISO folder and games folder no loading. Then I used umdgenV4 to extract files first as ISO and placed them in ISO and psp/game directory = data corrupt. Then removed files and used umdgen to convert to cso = data corrupt. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Rizad August 25, 2010, 7:38 pm

Hi dude, i followed your steps and i hacked my PSP successfully, but the problem is My Wi-Fi is not working. when i scan its says “No access points were detected” what shale i do now ? please help me dude

TANISH September 10, 2010, 2:20 am

MA ISO GAME IS SHOWNG SME ERROR N MA Game folder hombrew (currently: 5.xx Kernel)IS NT 5.00 ITS 3 WT SHLD I DO

nismoh September 12, 2010, 10:16 pm

i have a psp 3004 with firmware 6.20. do you think this hack may work on it. too bad i have left my psp at home. pls reply

nismoh September 12, 2010, 10:21 pm

anyway has 6.20 with that weird motherboard been hacked yet?

fish September 14, 2010, 12:11 am

@step 4 when im doing the holding down the R while opening the psp it doesnt work, it doesnt go to that menu. i made sure that my psp is totally off not on stand by. pls help..

iwink October 27, 2010, 7:03 pm


FACELESS November 3, 2010, 8:35 am

i use PSP 3004 series….n im using 5.03 GEN-C (full) n also 5.03 Promitheus 2…..but i can run god of war ghost of sparta…..but i cant run fifa 11……when i start the game the screen becomes black and my PSP turns off….i turned on my PSP n hacked it again with 2 differnt versions…but still it doesnt work…..NOW WHAT can I do PLZZ help me…

psp3004owner January 22, 2012, 12:10 pm

Maybe its the game. Try downloading it from another website.

datz32 November 20, 2010, 10:31 pm

Thanks :))

yoman January 29, 2011, 1:27 pm

from where to download psp iso/cso games

Arokz February 11, 2011, 10:50 pm

i was update my psp 1000 to 5.03 … but i have trouble when loaded chikHenr2 / fat for psp 1000…. it cannot loaded … i got my psp go shut down … i was try many way to get it loaded and restart … but just go shut down ever … what can i do for this problem ….??? pls help for this problem ..
thank`s lot ,,…..!

FAHEEM March 30, 2011, 9:49 am

i buyed psp , i made ISO folder and pasted there game , but it shows corrupted data ,and i am not able to go in to the recovery mode

jon April 4, 2011, 2:45 am

i have psp phat 1001 with firmware 5.03 chicken r2 and im unable to play any emulator or run iso error (This game cannot be started.The data is corrupted), its my first attempt doing this im a newbie sorry.plz help

Grey April 22, 2011, 6:19 am

This isn’t really “installing” games this is just how to play iso’s/cso’s on a psp. What i would like to know however is how to install a game for instance when you play Patapon 3 it gives you the option to install it however it doesnt work because the memory-stick is being used as a UMD i think. So i would like to know is it possible to install those kind of downloadable games onto the memory stick so i dont have to keep loading the game up as if its the first time i’m using it? It gets just a little bit annoying that i have to agree to the EULA terms everytime i load the game up.

mark April 23, 2011, 8:03 am

i have a PSP3001with software GENB 5.03 full ver, but when i play games it is very slow…please help.. Thanks………

Joseph May 27, 2011, 4:05 pm

Pls can i hack my psp3001 v6.20

Ali May 31, 2011, 12:28 pm

Is this works with PSP GO

mhdfasim June 15, 2011, 6:50 pm

i have a psp go, will this work on that one.

emma June 22, 2011, 5:01 pm

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emma June 22, 2011, 5:03 pm

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Meet July 3, 2011, 1:59 pm

I have already updated my psp in to 6.39… so what i have to do??????????

Shashwat July 26, 2011, 7:22 pm

Go to this link and download the downgrade

AKASH July 20, 2011, 3:45 pm


JohhnnyGreek July 22, 2011, 1:46 am

best tutorial ever… thanks =)

Shashwat July 26, 2011, 7:20 pm


Freebody August 2, 2011, 7:59 pm

this is great, working fine on my PSPgo. Thanks man!

arvindh August 11, 2011, 10:00 pm

i need custom firmware for psp GO where can i get it ?

mister4000 August 15, 2011, 5:17 am

didn’t work but imma try on a different game.

mister4000 August 15, 2011, 5:42 am

this time didn’t work either any ideals.

jacob August 24, 2011, 5:15 pm

holla amico thanks for helping me adios

darkcarl0s October 12, 2011, 4:52 am

thank you a lotttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

stile October 14, 2011, 4:36 am

kk got everything working but how do i upgrade the cfw so i can play the rest of my actual psp games? ex. umd’s and psn games.

Ash92 October 19, 2011, 9:07 pm

Thanks mate this worked on my psp go with fw 6.60 pro b9

southrnbelle13 October 23, 2011, 12:27 am

I’ve done all of the above steps and when I go back into my psp memory stick to play the game I can see the game and I can load it, but it gets stuck on the now loading screen. Please help. I’ve tried 3 different sites for .cso files and none of them will work.

themomzmeister November 3, 2011, 7:43 am

hi there! ive upgraded to the 5.03 version and now send the copyright message every time
does this work for the PSP 1001?
Can I get it back to the previous firmware?
Im only did this upgrade in order to get PS2 games on my PSP
Everythings goneee!

irfan November 24, 2011, 1:12 am

i was using games through the memory card suddenly games are disappear but in memory card games are available but is not working with my psp please guide me wht to do

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asyraf November 26, 2011, 2:32 pm

hee i cannot open my games after i format the memory stick please help

asyraf November 27, 2011, 9:27 am

pleaseee help

jimmy December 12, 2011, 6:05 pm

hi,i want to were i get the free games for my psp-3004pb
plz reply fast as soon as possible.

dammyd December 17, 2011, 12:50 am

How do you install games on PSPgo. Is he process the same as others or is it different

adam December 24, 2011, 6:34 pm

i tried out what you were saying but the psp keeps saying that there isn’t any games, what do i do? Please answer!

Nishant December 31, 2011, 6:10 pm

Can anyone help me find the “R”button on my PSP 3004

IonDrako January 2, 2012, 3:29 am

The R button it the right trigger if your being serious

IonDrako January 2, 2012, 3:29 am

For some reason when i try to put some files onto my psp the download bar stops and the psp stops letting the computer put the file in, but after i disconect it the file show up but has an error. what do?

Peace January 3, 2012, 1:08 pm

Followed it all well. I could play iso files fine but when i try to open a cso file, it only gets stucked on a loading screen. I found this problem to be common but couldnt find a solution. Is this because of tempar/cwcheats? or is this a corrupted file? Any help will be very appreciated

AKS January 3, 2012, 2:14 pm

:'( m not able to start recovery mode…..what to do???
plzzzzz helppppp…thanks.

AKS January 3, 2012, 8:34 pm

:'( m note to start recovery mode on my psp…….plzzzzzzzz help……thanks

THANVEER January 4, 2012, 9:39 pm

meeeeeee tooooooooooo…………..!

THANVEER January 4, 2012, 9:37 pm

frindz help me….i installed GEN-C on my psp 3000 5.03
after i made iso file beside PSP,VIDEO,etc………..and pasted iso/cso files
but it shows ‘the game cannot be started the data is correpted’ and i holded to power of.when i holded R button while power on it shut downed very fastly and i never see any recovery menu…………..
help me please…………!

ayambile January 8, 2012, 2:31 am

my psp does not have those features like umd, disable eboot
please help me

shawna penney January 9, 2012, 10:23 pm

how can take of 6.60 and put back 4.20 to my psp

ANDREI January 13, 2012, 3:53 am

great site and great article…simple but very educational. Thanks !!!!

BERNIE January 14, 2012, 7:31 pm

Hi, I recently reformatted my memory card and had to install the gen-c. Instead of the chickHEN, I used the mhuspeed, just because the chickHEN didn’t work, anyways, after installing my gen-c 5.03 I wasn’t able to play the old .iso games I used to play before i reformatted my memorycard. (ex. Harry potter and the goblet of fire).. does anyone know the reason for this? pleas help.. PS. I am able to play cso just not .iso the 3D ones..

jhong January 17, 2012, 12:44 pm

is this working on psp 3001 ver 6.60>?tnx

psp3004owner January 22, 2012, 12:20 pm

PLZ HELP!!!!! WHEN I GO to the ChickHen file to reboot it turns off I’ve been trying it since like 4 months LITERALLY

deepanshu121 February 11, 2012, 8:00 pm

i am not able to install firmware below 6.60 it says “ur firmware is already 6.60. No need to update” what should i do? please help

arjun February 26, 2012, 10:47 pm

i dont know anything about pleas help me.i have a psp made in china.itz firmware is were i get some games…..,plz plz…,

arjun February 26, 2012, 10:50 pm

and how to install them into my psp.plz tel me the website for psp small size games

UMair February 27, 2012, 9:44 pm


rob March 4, 2012, 12:20 pm

i have psp 3006 ver 6.06 i can’t boot to the recovery mode.pls help.

aman March 24, 2012, 5:23 pm


Snake April 8, 2012, 10:47 am

Thanks, I needed this for a backup of a broken game i have bought. 😀

Rajat April 17, 2012, 5:35 pm

hey….the step can’t be done in psp e-1000 ! Please help ! i m using psp e-1000!

Rajat April 17, 2012, 5:39 pm

step 4 i mean

foof April 23, 2012, 2:24 pm

I downloaded a game but the name of the file is EBOOT. I put the file in the ISO folder but when I on the PSP, it’s not there. Please help.

romania April 28, 2012, 11:53 am

I have a 2004 slim & lite psp with TA-088v3.I did everything u said but it doesn’t go into recovery menu.What can i do?

Maruf1991 June 8, 2012, 9:21 am

I am using PSP slim and having the same problem…. Please help… Thanks

Hana May 10, 2012, 7:48 am

Um, I did everything the steps say, but I got this notice telling me that the ‘game couldn’t be started’ along with a (80020148). What does this mean?

jazzgrl954 May 21, 2012, 5:08 am

i did everything nd it works but every game i put on it, it says corrupted data.. what to do???

ugapspbro May 30, 2012, 6:11 am

THANK YOU!!! You can download Iso files just google it duh

ugapspbro May 30, 2012, 6:13 am

have you checked to make sure all the settings are the same as described? Some of those were default and i accidentally changed them which gave me that same error

Maruf1991 June 8, 2012, 9:20 am

I have done everything as u said… But I am not able to go to the recovery mode…. I have tried your ways and the other ways (by pressing select in main menu). But I failed… Please help… Thanks

Arthur June 22, 2012, 6:26 am

Is this safe for version 6.37.

shadurshan July 4, 2012, 7:03 pm

im usin psp go v6.60 pro b9 so how to put iso games on it

vaibb July 15, 2012, 2:00 pm

can”t understand step 4

fudge July 27, 2012, 4:10 pm

hello. i reformat my mem card but before i did that, i copy the games to my pc, then when i copy it back to my mem card after reformatting, it doesnt appear on the psp, i tried the recovery thingy but it still wont appear, can somebody please help? thank u!

Psp hacker July 31, 2012, 1:02 pm

It’s simple just borrow some bodies psp memory card wich has games and insert the memory card into your psp and click the triangle button and the press copy it will copy the game into your psp and if u want to copy it to your memory card then insert your memory card and copy the game from your psp to your memory card it’s simple as that it really works try it

Quistioneer August 1, 2012, 9:33 pm

Does UMD work after starting up custom firmware?

Internet Games September 5, 2012, 2:16 pm

I seldom create comments, but i did a few searching and wound up here How to Install Games (ISO CSO) on PSP | Play ISO CSO files on PSP | PSP Hacks.
And I actually do have a few questions for
you if it’s allright. Could it be simply me or does it seem like a few of the remarks come across as if they are left by brain dead visitors? 😛 And, if you are posting at additional places, I would like to follow everything fresh you have to post. Would you make a list of all of all your public sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

adil September 22, 2012, 8:17 am

my psp version is 6.60 is it safe for me to hack my psp please tell

Hassamkhan9 October 5, 2012, 12:18 pm

i have a psp go n1003 tell me how to run iso/cso files

Dpamecha October 9, 2012, 5:38 pm

When I run the game the screen blackens and psp shutdowns.

Rhythm Pathak October 16, 2012, 10:41 pm

can I do the same on psp e1004??
please tell me

hiopeer October 21, 2012, 8:53 pm

how do i find my psp system version

×D October 25, 2012, 11:45 am

Yo guys, can someone tell me how to check PSP version?

Footy Star October 26, 2012, 4:13 pm

i have games installed like pes11 gow in psp if i install a new game will i lose them

Marcelo October 30, 2012, 1:07 pm

I would like to say u are awesome.
I have been trying to hjack in my 1001 PSP since 2006, but i never found even the right update ( it alwawys said it coyld not play the game).
After alot of tries i gave up and returned only yesterday night. and stoppped after another frustating day.
Today i tried again and found your site… AND IT WORKED!.
Thxs alot.!

ajit kang October 30, 2012, 10:04 pm

i have a PSP downloaded set up of a game on my pc now how to install it on my PSP 2001 i ha d tried allot but it was not detected on my PSP the game in memory stick

Big Shark October 30, 2012, 11:17 pm

Please Help.
I have been trying for a long time for to sucess.
I got a PsP 1001, i upgraded it to the 5.03 as told, and even the Tiff file reboots fine, but when i run the ChickHEN ( It opens) and try to install it it says “critical error! install aborted, no harm been done”… PLEASE HELP!

Riskykid November 10, 2012, 9:30 am

Is there a way to download stuff without USB wire? TELL ME!!!!!!

james November 16, 2012, 3:42 pm

hey IM USING a 5.53 gen d3 how can i change it to 5.oo

adi December 4, 2012, 9:33 am

download cso

Balli December 10, 2012, 9:36 pm

i do not configure my psp while pressing r on power on plzzz help meee

aliyan malik December 23, 2012, 2:53 am

how to go in configuration in sony psp-E1003

RITH December 24, 2012, 11:17 pm

I GOT IT GUYS…. as per my opinion for new users jst first check wheather ur 1 is 200x or 200 88 v2.. than move forwad..

q February 6, 2013, 6:15 am

Does this mean i cant play umd anymore?
i have 6.60 pro b9. does this work?

弦ちゃん March 31, 2013, 1:07 am

Sorry for the sudden comment, i got a question.

I have a PSP STREET E-1000
I did install a recovery-menue on my PSP and when i run it, there is no option in my advance where i can set something about the EBOOT, just to start the game without showing the “warning” or PSX-sign before.

And about the ISO-file:
Do i have to create the ISO-folder into the PSP-folder in GAME? Or do i have to create it in the same folder where the PSP-folder is?

And I also don’t rly know about the “Plain moduel” or whatever it was called like…^^; i’m sry

Is there also a way to convert ISO-files from PSP-Games into EBOOT.PBP-files? this would be easier for me to run then, i guess… m(_ _ )m

I hope you can answer my question soon, thx and sry for causing trouble

弦ちゃん April 1, 2013, 3:45 am

Its ok, i found out somehow :3

Jay November 8, 2013, 6:18 am

Hi , how did you find the solution , i’ve got a same problems. Please help

Nikolas May 8, 2013, 6:38 pm

hey guys i have one problem

i’ve got 6.60 version so i istalled Light Minimum Edition Installer for my psp and it always appears on screen the message: corrupted data . i tried to put the game on the GAME file, but it doesn’t work .i tried to put the game on the ISO file, it doesn’t work either. what should i do?

gdmate May 24, 2013, 6:54 am

nice tutorial ……… thanks alot dear…….

Nagaboy June 9, 2013, 3:08 pm

If i install the firmware, will real games from the UMDs still work?

LestertheUnlikely June 19, 2013, 4:55 am

I seem to be stuck on Step 4; I can’t find the configuration settings. Whenever I reboot it, it just turns on normally .-.

Gonzo14AT June 27, 2013, 1:59 am

when i turn off my psp for the reboot, the GEN C (full) beside my firmware (5.03) dissapears so i need to redo the GEN C (the picture thing and rebooting it with the 5.05 GEN C firmware in the game section)

Ruzly July 1, 2013, 3:02 pm

I download many games in my PSP memory stick through usb cable but while run the game mode can’t find anyof my downloaded games but it is in the memory.

I am new help me how to active downloaded games.



Nahyaan December 15, 2013, 10:07 am

Um does the psp reboot only work when you install a game on? Or does it work always cuz my PSP1000 is not going into reboot mode 🙁

rizal daniel January 16, 2014, 3:55 pm

How to download psp game?

kevin January 25, 2014, 11:57 am

My pc can detect the memory stick but i cant transfer any file. helppp me plsssss

TrickyWays January 27, 2014, 1:53 am

Please make sure your memory card is not locked, check the tiny lock button on your card.

PsPGaMeMaker February 2, 2014, 12:12 pm

please say how to add a game to the memory card is it has 2 parts please help me

TrickyWays February 3, 2014, 3:58 pm

What you mean by two parts? Is PSP game compressed in parts as Zip or Rar files?

PsPGaMeMaker February 9, 2014, 10:32 pm

The game I downloaded is a zip file and it contains anther zip file do I need to extract that zip file or just put it onto the iso file folder?
But the new problem is I can’t transfer file to the memory card it shows that disk is read only help me with this please

Bahniman raj dev February 8, 2014, 10:10 am

Does it work on PSP e1000?

sss March 5, 2014, 3:41 pm

in recovery mode theres no option advance configuration plz help

U'ridiot March 20, 2014, 9:03 am

hmmmm…try put something …like for other verson..others cant open there recovery menu ..some gave them some instrutions..ur a pro right?? :)))) like for me with 6.39 version PSP..i cant open it in the past …but after experimenting..welldone…tnx for this tricky and abusing way.. lmao

Dean March 28, 2014, 7:19 pm

can i still play my downloaded games (its not iso)?

123ujf March 29, 2014, 6:31 pm

Hey I have a psp 3004 I have firmware named pro c am not able to play iso games as it is coming corrupted file pls help

aslam April 18, 2014, 11:27 am

hai i have sony psp 3004 which web site to download the games and how to installed that please help me

sachin May 23, 2014, 8:24 pm

PLease advise whether games image file will also play likewise if copied in iso folder ?
Also, where can we download safe iso/cso games ffrom. Most of the sites suggested by google are full of adware n trojans..

stranger May 28, 2014, 1:32 pm

i also have a psp E10003 cb . i downloaded cso files and putted them in iso folder my psp has cf 6.60 it does not shows any game on disconnecting form pc and running the nenory stick please help me ?????

Stranger June 12, 2014, 10:01 am

My configuration screen won’t show up and it says I have the firmware installed

James July 12, 2014, 5:00 pm

There is a way which is alot easier. Use a cfw called 635 Pro-b updater, all you have to do is put it in the Games folder in the PSP folder and boot it from the psp. Congrats you have cfw and you put games on in the same way in the ISO folder

William August 1, 2014, 7:14 am

Step 4 – Configurations worked perfectly for my PSP 5.50 GEN-D3 the initial problem:can detect and see iso games but it cannot play them now it works very fine……Thank you very much i appreciate this very much….finally found the solution after about a week of searching….

shubham September 13, 2014, 4:13 pm

I downloaded smackdown pain in 7z and extracted tht nd got a iso file an put it on a iso folder but yht is nt wrking help me plzz can i play smackdown pain in my psp is it posssible help meeee

Mitul October 16, 2014, 11:08 am

I don’t understand the step 1 as when I click on the link there is no option to install, the link just explains something

johnny October 22, 2014, 8:18 pm

thank you so much this helped me alot thanks

leonard December 31, 2014, 5:50 pm

please help me with my psp e1004 because i cant install nothing

albert January 2, 2015, 8:54 pm

I switched my psp off but after holding R no recovery mode

Enchanted_Dorito January 24, 2015, 4:22 am

Is this legal

John April 5, 2015, 9:33 am

Do not turn off your psp completly in case of psp 3004 cauz it recovers to official 5.03 firmware.
Instead press the select button on the bottom right of your psp to access recovery.
I successfully installed games.Thanks a lot for this amazing tutorial..

will of d April 5, 2015, 5:32 pm

sup, i have 6.60 on my 3004 slim, there are no such options:

Game folder hombrew (currently: 5.xx Kernel)
UMD Mode (Currently: M33 driver -NO UMD-)

Go back to Main Menu then Advance > Advance Configuration.

Enable Plain modules in UMD/ISO
Disable “Execute BOOT.BIN in UMD/ISO”
??? plain modules and execute boot.. cant find em

leon April 12, 2015, 4:46 pm

hi guys pls help me i can’t understand anything pls help me i just brought my psp (sony) and i rested it with umd inside using computer and now when i try to open the game is says (umd error or unable to read umd) so this gives me more option whether to place my psp on a metal surface and stuff it with a pain ball hummer or to through it on a processing river or what guys help me my country stores does not sell more umd’s ……pls ..
or help me on how to transfer the games from pc to psp …after i reset it …pls instruct me.

Suvankar roy June 27, 2015, 7:43 pm

How to creat game folder in my PSP E1004

shawaz July 12, 2015, 1:51 am

you awesome hey thanx

Kevin August 2, 2015, 3:08 am

I cant seem to download the custom firmware from the given link

ahmed August 21, 2015, 10:39 am

i cant go on advanced configuration plz some one help me

joshua November 7, 2015, 9:15 pm

hello ive been searching around for someone to help me with this very unusual problem.
i have a PSP 1000 (fat) and im on the cfw update PRO-b10. there really isnt any website that tells you how to fix any cfw problems but i really hope one of you can help.
i have 5 games on my psp,
god of war chains of olympus.iso
god of war ghost of sparta.iso
psy-dbzar.iso <- dragonball z
Dissidia final fantasy.iso
Dissidia 012.cso

all these games work on other emulators for the psp and such but the only game that works on my psp is Dissidia Final Fantasy.iso
when i go to start the other games the memory stick light blinks 2 times and nothing happens.
Any help would be appreciated thanks

karan November 14, 2015, 9:56 pm

i have psp e1004 and i’m put the psp game file in ISO folder but it not show on my psp plz help me

Steven December 11, 2015, 4:36 pm

Help I downloaded a rar. file of the Psp Game Obscure the Aftermath And when I moved it on my Psp 2000 It cannot detect it….. It work for some of the games. What can I do to fix this?

master jeric March 14, 2016, 6:15 am

its work for me thanks for the tutorial

wajeeh ur rehman March 17, 2016, 8:24 pm

which file we have to install on psp of fifa 12 and brian lara cricket 2007

skele24 August 17, 2016, 2:48 am

i can not get my psp to go into recovery mode

prideofsa August 28, 2016, 3:40 am

Hi my question is can you put more then 1 game into a particular ISO file folder or do you have to create another one each time you try to install a psp game just that i had no problem installing my first game but after installing second game the memory stick shows the mb amount of the ISO just installed but the game is not showing other then the first one i installed thanks.

dharani September 17, 2016, 9:29 am

can i install cfw on psp e1004. pls reply

Fl psp September 23, 2016, 7:45 pm

I have a 3000 series PSP running 6.61 pro C. I downloaded the game its in rar format, What program do you use to make an ISO file?

Fl psp September 23, 2016, 7:49 pm

I have a 3000 series PSP running 6.61 pro-c. I downloaded games in RAR format, What program should I use to convert RAR to ISO? And what exactly is CSO? Is it better to use ISO or CSO?

Jessie October 30, 2016, 7:10 am

I downloaded the files and the PSP, but idk how to put the file into the app in order for it to work. ?

Caps November 27, 2016, 1:09 am

I have done everything. The file shows up as a preview under the games tab but when I go to start it gives me an error message. What am I doing wrong ? Do I need a umd in also it is the only thing I can think of?

Ar'mend December 5, 2016, 7:18 pm

help me i dont understend with R and power psp helpp psp 3000 i have

Robin Pentico February 6, 2017, 2:37 am

Thanks for the read

neko March 4, 2017, 6:45 pm

when i get to recovery mode and into config i cant see no umd mode any help?

Javen April 25, 2017, 8:48 am

The game just shows up as Corrupted File and isn’t working for me how do I fix that

Raza May 27, 2017, 11:30 am

Ummm…. it doesn’t show the usual folders on my computer when I plug my psp… instead of games, videos, music…. it shows codepage, font, vsh, and dic….. ??? what is wrong… also I can still play games already on the memory stick or psp???!! Help plz??

Raza May 27, 2017, 11:36 am

btw… my psp is E1003 2A

JackP()T June 10, 2017, 11:21 pm

Thanks for this thread I was able to fix the issue I was having with the psp.. I copied some ISO files from the computer to the psp but I was having trouble locating the game after I copied it.. turns out the problem was that I needed to 1) Make an ISO folder on the MemStick itself and not going in to any other folders, transferred the ISO downloaded and WHAM!!! issue resolved.. thanks for this thread.. Everything’s fine now!!

lizzy June 20, 2017, 9:55 am

morning please tell how many GB must I buy for my sony Psp

lizzy June 20, 2017, 9:56 am

How Many GB must I buy for my son’s sony PSP

Hipo47 July 13, 2017, 9:42 pm

I had the same problem i fixed it only watching this video
hope it will works for you

Nikhil Singhal September 7, 2017, 10:28 pm

I have a E1000 psp. I want to play games on my psp through a memory card the files type being ISO. My system software being 6.61 PRO-C. Please suggest me a CFW so that i can play games in my psp through memory card. Please Help!

JOSHUA February 10, 2018, 1:28 am

please i need psp games to download

Anthony May 19, 2018, 11:34 am

Hi how can I play psx or ps1 game game on psp 3000 cfw 6.60 pro c b10 tell me correct way so that it should work on my psp 100%

Anthony May 19, 2018, 12:19 pm

Plz tell me how to play psx or ps1 games on psp

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