How to Hack/Install Custom Firmware on Sony PSP-E1004 Street

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On seeing that a 12 year old kid was still alive in me, one of my closest friends decided to gift me a Sony PSP this birthday. As soon as I opened the box and played games for few minutes, I was more curious about things I can do on it than just playing games all day (that was the tech blogger in me speaking). But when I searched the internet everything demanded a custom firmware running on the PSP and that was enough of a reason for me to install a custom firmware on my Sony PSP® E-1004 Street.

sony psp e1004

There are two ways you in which you can run a custom firmware on PSP. One is the temporary hack and other is the permanent one. In temporary hack, PSP runs the custom firmware as long as its switched on/standby but after restarting it, things go back to default. The permanent one on the other hand means that the fix will remain even after restarting the PSP.

In this post we will be seeing how we can use temporary hack to use custom firmware on PSP E-1004 Street. Advantages of using temporary hack is that the device warranty is not violated and even if something goes wrong, there is no fear of bricking the device. Moreover, reapplying the fix after restarting PSP takes only a few seconds. So let’s start

Things to Arrange.

  • A PSP memory stick to save files. Please use the memory stick that you use on a regular basis.
  • A memory card reader or a PSP USB cable to mount the memory stick on your computer.
  • Make sure your PSP is adequately charged.

Installing the Custom Firmware

Step 1: Turn on your PSP and navigate to Settings—>System Settings  to open PSP System Information. Here go to Check your System Software information and proceed only if the version is 6.60.

Step 2: Download the Light Custom Firmware (LCFW) and extract the files on your computer. Also, mount the PSP Memory Stick to your computer.

Step 3: Having done that, transfer the two folders FastRecovery and PROUPDATE to PSP/GAME folder on your memory stick.

update files

Step 4: If you are using USB connection, un-mount the memory stick or if you are using the memory card reader, transfer the memory stick to PSP and restart the device.

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Step 5: Now navigate to Game—> Memory Stick and run the pro Update file.

pro update

Step 6: Your PSP will restart and launch CFW installation. Simply press X button and follow the on-screen instructions your PSP to install the LCFW.

installing cusstom framework

That’s all, after you restart your computer your PSP will be hacked and running the custom PRO B9 firmware which you can check in PSP system settings. As the fix is temporary, it will be erased as soon as you turn off your PSP.

system information

To install the custom recovery after restarting your PSP, you just need to run the pro Fast Recovery  file from Games—>Memory Stick section.

recovery menu

Conclusion

You can now install custom plugins on PSP and use it as you like. We will be seeing many posts on customizing PSP in the coming days and the first one will be about installing custom themes on PSP.

Moreover, after installing the custom firmware you will be able to run modified ISO games on your PSP. You can use it to test a game but we recommend buying an authentic original PSP game if you are planning to play it.

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  • Rahul

    does this work

  • dfghgh

    il cipl flasher compatibili?

  • vicky

    It works, please give permanent solution for this.

    • http://www.techpanache.com/ Ashish Mundhra

      Why go for permanent solution? It’s risky and voids your PSP warranty!!

      • mmelvin

        ur r right bro , bt if i wish to get perminent solution even tho if my warenty gets void no issue ,, will u tel me coz i seen in market they charged 500buks so if u could help me so it wounld be great help for me bro thanx

        • http://www.techpanache.com/ Ashish Mundhra

          I will look into it and update you ASAP. Still I think that going for permanent hack is not a wise decision. .

  • Vikram

    it is not working on my psp

    • http://www.techpanache.com/ Ashish Mundhra

      which PSP are you using ?

  • sid

    I thought the E1004 was unhackable?

  • sun sin

    thanks buddy !!!

  • Feroze

    Dear Ashish,

    I have recently bought a PSP Street E1004 CB, could you please tell me this whether i can install this CFW in this model, will there be any problem after the installation, as i want to play games from the memory card.

    Thank you for your help.

    • http://www.techpanache.com/ Ashish Mundhra

      As long as your PSP firmware version matched the guide you are good to go !!

      • Feroze

        Hi Ashish,

        My PSP firmware version is 6.60, is that compatible with 6.60 PRO B9.

    • kumar

      6060pro b9 is good

  • Feroze

    Also please let me know is this the latest CFW released for the above model.

  • Feroze

    Hi Ashish,

    Thank you for your reply.

    My PSP firmware version is 6.60, is that OK and compatible for 6.60 pro b9.

    Also let me know which folder i have to put the games cso/iso format in order to play from memory card.

    • Johannes Coetzer

      You can put either a cso or a iso file in the ISO directory on the memory card. If you have games in the .pbp format copy the folder to the games folder on the memory card
      Regards
      Johan

    • satwik

      does it really work please tell

      • gani

        pls somebody tell me ??

    • odysseas

      you must do a folder game on the folder psp

  • atul

    not working bro

  • http://www.facebook.com/lakshit.sareen.5 Lakshit Sareen

    i love u
    thank u so much god bless u

  • satwik

    does it really work or does the system just crash down ????
    please reply fast

    • satwik

      please tell

      • http://www.techpanache.com/ Ashish Mundhra

        It usually works but I don’t take grantee !!

  • yash

    it is telling that it does not support this model and my model is e 1004 street 2A

    • satyam

      no it not work on my psp 1004

    • faraday

      the box reads..psp-E1004 cb and has the word street above psp sign. But the serial number on the player says..PSP-E1004 2A..
      I get the no recognition code 011G and although it changes to 6.60 Pro b9 and stays also after rebooting…no PRO VSH menu or iso folder at the root..

      WHAT TO DO now?????

      AnYbody still in here???

  • nikhil

    pc to psp e1004 mp4 or mp3 play

  • Petia

    My psp is e1004 stree with 6.60 but it doesnt work. When i press Update it starts then it goes blue or whatever and the in turns off… any advice?

    • Petia

      nevermind, fixed it :)

      • http://www.techpanache.com/ Ashish Mundhra

        Good to hear that the problem is fixed. Out of curiosity can you tell me what went wrong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fraizer.missier Fraizer Missier

    hi all,
    i jus now got psp e1004 cb, which has firmware version 6.60…i tried executing the above steps, but while installing the pro update it says ‘UNKNOWN PSP MODEL 011G’.
    then i checked the system software info and it said ’6.60 ProB 9′. Then i installed the fast recovery. But after installing it i coulnt play or find any iso games…:( :( :(
    someone plzz help !!!!!

    • http://www.techpanache.com/ Ashish Mundhra

      I will look into the matter and get back to you asap.

      • faraday

        I seem to have the same problem as fraizer and sen, did you find a fix for them? or do you know how they fixed it lateron? Should i try some other firmware? I see the only thing different between the e1004/b and the e1004 2a is that mine has mono sound and the other (yours) stereo

    • sen

      i am also getting the same issue.. if you have a fix please let me know

      • faraday

        same here 011G but system software now 6.60 ProB 9….
        also after shutting off that remains 6.60 Prob 9..
        and no pro vsh menu also..

  • daniel

    thanks man it worked like a charm

  • Group

    this is not working

    • http://www.techpanache.com/ Ashish Mundhra

      Please tell me what’s not working and I will try my best to help..

  • anwaiw

    how to enter pro vhs mode?

  • http://www.facebook.com/shreyanchalwar Shrey Anchalwar

    Does it work?And if it doesn’t and something happens to my psp e1004,will the sony people fix it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1318763124 Dimitris Papadakis

    Thank you man, it really works! You’re the best!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ankush.sakhalkar Ankush Sakhalkar

    after transferring the files nothing gets displyd on my game folder… plz re asap

  • Soumil

    hey ashish, i have brought new psp e1004.. i have also installed the CFW.. but games are not shown in the memory stick….

  • ber2

    thanks alot dude! it work great n easy to use

    • http://www.techpanache.com/ Ashish Mundhra

      Enjoy !!

  • manja

    bro
    the games which i want to put to my memory card is not copying to it then the copied file is not working on the psp

  • manja

    which firmware version should i put to permanently hack the psp e 1004 cb

  • raj

    Thanks boss, today only I bought a PSP E1004 hacked it temporarily as u guided, its working!
    temporary hacking Great idea ! Keep up the good work u are great to save us a lot of money!

  • Márcio BL Santos

    Hi man.I have psp E1004 and its on 660 patch. I used the proupdate B10 and proupdate C1 but booth doesnt worked.. I removed and tried to use Proupdate B9 but its not recognized by the system.. It says corrupt files. Using Pro B10 I manage to see the iso games but when I try to play the psp freezes and then turns off… I need help.. Any suggestion? my mail is marcioblsantos1989@gmail.com please help me

  • Meet Bafna

    how to enable Ad Hoc mode on PSP-e1004….!!! pls anyone give me the answer……

    • Jay

      same problem here…….

      • http://www.techpanache.com/ Ashish Mundhra

        PSP E-1004 doesn’t have the necessary hardware to play games on Ad Hoc Wi-Fi mode

        • jay

          so is der somethng through which we can enable it ????????????plsplsplsplspslspls………………….

          • jay

            and can u tell me how to put the psp games in the psp and run it???????? via psp. :D

            • http://www.techpanache.com/ Ashish Mundhra

              No. The Wi-Fi feature was removed from the regular PSP to promote PSP Vita.
              Cheap marketing strategies !!

            • http://www.techpanache.com/ Ashish Mundhra

              Please refer to this article http://www.guidingtech.com/13895/extract-psp-umd-game-iso/ for queries related to ISO folder.

    • Jonatan666

      PSP E1004 have no wireless module you can know by the price so you canot play multiplayer games

    • PSPNOOBIST

      AD HOC does work just buy a flash stick from your local store.

      make sure its bluetooth and has at least 5 to 10 Megabytes in it.
      stick into psp usb.

      download ad hoc v0.7 latest for 6.60 PRO-B10 or 9 from here:
      http://dl.qj.net/download/psp-

      extract and put all folders into PSPGAME.

      then download psp wifi hack from here:
      https://www.dropbox.com/s/pant

      extract and put folder wifihack into PSPGAME.

      when done create a folder in your flash disk rename it to WPSP

      copy WLAN_XX.INI and SCRIPT.lua and put into flash disk.

      when done create a text file in seplugins and rename it vshplugins.txd not .txt dont know why but it works for me so.

      then in the text file copy this and paste into txd file without quotes “ms0:/seplugins/flash0/wifihack/script.lua” then save it.

      when its all done go onto your psp tap select to go onto your vsh menu

      then go into recovery menu. make sure your BT Flash disk is plugged on your psp

      then toggle USB make sure its enabled.

      then goto plugins make sure all is enabled.

      then reset vsh.

      then wallah your the mantis.

      wifi psp play is on.

      NOTES: dont worry everything is fixed thanks to neuron0 for the new SCRIPT.lua and .ini file.

      you cant go online only multiplayer.. both psp’s must have ad hoc and wifihack to play multiplayer.

      only works with two players not four dont know why.

      only works with home internet connection. and close distance unless your flash is good

      only some hacked full games you can play multiplayer. umd disc are better.

      dont pull out flash when playing or it will reset vsh automatically
      from fast recovery the reason cause it will brick but its been fixed. so
      it wont brick anymore.make sure the charger is plugged in to play
      better.

      the game will freeze if not enough power is running through to psp and usb.

      thats all have fun playing.

      • anoymus

        What is a flash stick where to buy it

        • anoymus

          flash stick bluetooth?

  • http://www.facebook.com/ShadyLOveGames Shadab Khan

    is temporary hack better than permanent..if yes why?

    • http://www.techpanache.com/ Ashish Mundhra

      As I already mentioned in the article, “Advantages of using temporary hack is that the device warranty is not violated and even if something goes wrong, there is no fear of bricking the device.”

  • MH Gani

    Hi , i loaded the firmware it loaded all well, but the games are corrupted on psp. Any suggestions.

    • odysseas

      you must hack the psp

  • Koaja

    How do i enter the recovery mode?

  • jashn

    Wow worked as wonder …had to reinstall the update some time but got it right….difficulty was puting the iso..just had to open memory stick and create ISO folder there..not in any other folder

  • Croatia_Power

    Thanks man! you are legend!

  • AddyKing

    I don’t see the games. :( I tryed a .cso… I putted it in the ISO File… But the game… D:

    • odysseas

      why you fixed a iso file you must fixe a (game) file on the file (psp) here you put the games every game must be in a folder psp<game<(pes2012)<here you put the game

  • danny

    how can i install (.rar) file games as in those found on pspshare.org

    please help

  • hiran

    but after istalling this,the ISO folder is not showing.please help

  • PSPNOOBIST

    Thanks man, my PSP E-1004 works fine now updated my 6.60 PRO-B9 to 6.60 PRO B10. finally a working CFW. and for other people just read and interpret.

    Create ISO folder in the root of your PSP not MP_ROOT.

    Example: “H: or E: or D:”

    put all your fav game iso’s/cso’s in there

    if your game says corrupted or simply not showing rename your game, .iso or .cso. Example: nyc.iso or freerunning.cso.

    if it still dont work tap select on your psp to bring vsh menu up, make sure the UMD ISO MODE is INFERNO. then go to recovery menu and goto plugins make sure everything is enabled. go back to main menu and reset vsh. and wallah your the best hacker.

    make sure you have the CFW’s SEPLUGINS to at the root of your PSP.
    ————————————————————————————————————
    AD HOC does work just buy a flash stick from your local store.

    make sure its bluetooth and has at least 5 to 10 Megabytes in it.
    stick into psp usb.

    download ad hoc v0.7 latest for 6.60 PRO-B10 or 9 from here:
    http://dl.qj.net/download/psp-adhoc-file-transfer-v07.html

    extract and put all folders into PSPGAME.

    then download psp wifi hack from here:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/pantij25ltfnxqx/Wifihack.zip

    extract and put folder wifihack into PSPGAME.

    when done create a folder in your flash disk rename it to WPSP

    copy WLAN_XX.INI and SCRIPT.lua and put into flash disk.

    when done create a text file in seplugins and rename it vshplugins.txd not .txt dont know why but it works for me so.

    then in the text file copy this and paste into txd file without quotes “ms0:/seplugins/flash0/wifihack/script.lua” then save it.

    when its all done go onto your psp tap select to go onto your vsh menu

    then go into recovery menu. make sure your BT Flash disk is plugged on your psp

    then toggle USB make sure its enabled.

    then goto plugins make sure all is enabled.

    then reset vsh.

    then wallah your the mantis.

    wifi psp play is on.

    NOTES: dont worry everything is fixed thanks to neuron0 for the new SCRIPT.lua and .ini file.

    you cant go online only multiplayer.. both psp’s must have ad hoc and wifihack to play multiplayer.

    only works with two players not four dont know why.

    only works with home internet connection. and close distance unless your flash is good

    only some hacked full games you can play multiplayer. umd disc are better.

    dont pull out flash when playing or it will reset vsh automatically from fast recovery the reason cause it will brick but its been fixed. so it wont brick anymore.make sure the charger is plugged in to play better.

    the game will freeze if not enough power is running through to psp and usb.

    thats all have fun playing.

  • sakis

    psp 2000 or 3000 could connect with a psp e1004 in adhoc mode?

  • Satnam Singh Bali

    Can I use sd micro card instead of pro duos memory stick by using sd to pro duos adapter

  • vicky

    thanks man…it worked..!! ur the best…

  • http://www.facebook.com/virag.a.jain Virag Aniel Jain

    can u also tell how to put a wlan switch in this

  • AddyDarrow

    The games don’t appear. :( What to do?

  • durgi

    hey bro hw can i put nba 2k13 game in my ps e1004 which is all ready hacked

  • Psp user

    Thanks a lot

  • fonzi

    how do i put iso files/games on the psp cause i have no clue what im doing p.s this gudie helpsalot

  • Aryan Saxena

    hello,
    i am new with my psp and i want to ask that how to put PROUPDATE AND FASTRECOVERY folders to my psp if i don,t have game folder in my psp e-1004cb street version 6.60

  • RYAN

    THANK YOU SO MUCH, MY SON WILL GET TO ENJOY HIS PSP ONCE AGAIN..

  • tamil

    it shows corrupted data

  • tamil

    nothing show on my psp

  • tamil

    can u tell me

  • joe george

    can this work on psp go

  • praveen

    yes i did it and successful now and having 150 games

  • srikar

    i downloaded the pro B9 and extracted it and copied it onto my psp but my psp doesnt show the update file. please help!

  • mohib khan

    where can i purchase psp camera

  • Kopi

    Dude you might just made me buy a PSP! thx!!!

  • Mahmoud Bbow

    pleas i have
    Please, I’ve got a problem in the psp I want a copy of windows its own to play games

  • Prudhvi

    Its worked thank you sooooo much.

    • Prudhvi

      i will click your ad for one or two times

  • JOJO

    It has worked for me on my PSP Street E1004 …….

  • JOJO

    It has worked for me on my PSP Street E1004 ……. Even I have a micro sd card with pro adapter inserted in …..

  • jatin

    how can we permanent hack psp e1004

    please send me a link from where i can download the pemanent patch

  • nik

    can i un-hack the psp if i want to?

  • tushar mathur

    where is the pro VSH menu……..

  • Parth sharma

    Hiii my name is parth sharma I have pspe1004cb and its version is 6.60 so I turn it in the hackers mode

  • suneel

    how can we download cso,iso games for psp for free

  • ready123

    thank u thank u thank u than uthank yu thanks

  • walid

    thanks .. you are hero man <3 <3

  • Joshua Ramos

    Its Working but When I restarting my psp I see all black …..how can I fix it?? plss ,,,,,,,,,,,,, I cant play on my psp!

  • bharadwaj nani

    hi what kind of memory stick is compatible I mean memory stick pro duo or Sandisk HC disk ? plz advice asap

  • AjayIITian

    Hello Ashish,
    Hey i have just bought a new Mitashi Game-in Thunderbolt….it has a pre-loaded PS emulator(the name is PS Emulator) in it….can you tell me the process of saving and playing games via it…..

  • rak

    after installing lcfw, how to run an iso game?

  • 4d5dgy

    does this work…..???

  • saketh

    THANK YOU IT IS WORKING :D

  • Aun

    I have mamorestick

  • ak

    games not displaying in psp

  • ak

    Also make ISO folder on root and put all games there..fyi

  • mohan

    dude i have a psp 3004 model with 6.60 version installed pro b9 and cipl flasher after istallingpro b9 i clicked on cipl flasher and it says this installer does not support dis model

  • Θαναση Αντζελινο

    the version is 6.60 but it says this program doesn’t support your FW what should i do

  • Hisashi Ikeda

    Dude thank youu so much man it worked for me perfectly!! Thanks alot man!! Happy New Year!

  • tetea

    Is there any software or a way for downloaded games to be playable on PSP E-1004

  • Athuttan Andikot Shaji

    Hey ashish how to get the VSH menu on psp e-1003

  • sai

    how to uninstall cfw 6.60 on my psp e1000

  • AJITH

    thanku ASHISH…………….GOOD IDEA BRO

  • vicky

    Hi after doing everything several times. Not able to play the game. Once I open game from memory card. Psp logo comes. And it hangs with only lights. Please. Help help

  • Vinay

    once you install the pro b9 update and run it how to get to the menu screen for pro as shown in the screenshot above as after i run it on my psp it just asks me to hit the x’s as prompted above and then just goes to the normal options screen but not the pro menu. can you just guide me Ashish??? thanks am completely new to this :-) and please post the reply and dont email it. thanks again

  • tejaswi

    i have done everything correctly but my psp is showing corrupted data.please help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!