How To Install Hombrew Games On PSP

PlayStation Portable can be more fun if you can hack it. This PSP hack will let you install Hombrew games on your PSP. Best part about these hombrew games is the fact that they are free.


We have already shared number of PSP hacks with you, and this will add to our list which would let you pimp your PSP further more.

Here is the step by step guide to install hombrew games on PSP:


There are number of means and ways to install custom firmware on PSP, which also includes use of ChickHEN R2. Based on the version of your PSP model, you can install custom firmware on your PSP.

We would soon be updating you with the required tutorials.


There are number of sources to download free hombrew PSP games. All you need to do is spend some time with Google and download the hombrew PSP game that you want to play and make sure that you download the either iso or cso format.

Most of the websites offer you with the .zip or .rar format when you actually download games for your PSP. But you can extract them using programs like WINRAR and get the iso or cso format of the PSP games.


Once you get the iso or cso format of the require hombrew PSP game, all you need to do is copy that file onto your PSP. Here is the step by step procedure to copy hombrew game to PSP:

STEP 1: Connect your PSP to your computer and navigate your PSP to Settings > USB Connection.

STEP 2: Once your computer detects your PSP, browse to the folder named as ISO. If you cannot find any such folder, make sure that you create a folder and name it as ISO ( IN CAPS ).

STEP 3: Now, copy that particular ISO / CSO format of your hombrew PSP game into that folder and then safely disconnect your PSP from computer.


Before you actually try to install and run hombrew games on PSP, you need to configure your PSP for better performance. Here is the procedure to configure your PSP:

STEP 1: To start with, switch OFF your PSP console and then restart it in the recovery mode by holding the R button.

STEP 2: Now, go the Configuration menu and make the following changes:

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

STEP 3: Now, go back to the Main Menu of your PSP and navigate it to Advance > Advance Configuration and make the following changes:

  • Enable Plain modules in UMD/ISO
  • Disable “Execute BOOT.BIN in UMD/ISO”

STEP 4: Now go back to the Main Menu and restart your PSP console as you are done with the installation of hombrew games on your PSP.


Navigate your PSP to Game > Memory Stick, where you will find your installed hombrew PSP game which can start playing just by selecting it.

That is it. This was the detailed tutorial which would help you install hombrew games on PSP. All you need to have is a PSP with custom firmware and then you can install and play free third party games on it.

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December 14, 2010 by: Prasanth Chandra

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