Firmware 2.0 released

Sony has today released it’s Firmware 2.0 for Japanese PSPs! So there you go, no waiting for a north american release. This update is available from network update in your PSP’s setting menu, but remember: If you update to 2.0 from 1.5 or 1.0, you will not be able to run your homebrew any longer. Update at your own risk!

EDIT: Well it looks like this update is *only* available in Network Update for Japanese users. Apparently you can goto Sony of Japan’s website (not posting the link here, don’t want to accidently aid others in breaking their PSP) and download the upgrade, and it will work on your US PSP. I don’t trust that it won’t screw something up down the road though. Personally I’m waiting for the US 2.0 release befor I’ll update my PSP.

Here is a condensed feature list that I recieved via email, thanks Davey23!

PSP 2.0 changes:


  • Internet browser added!! (no flash support)
  • The startup of the internet browser can be limited.


  • Jump function added
  • A-B repeat function added
  • 4:3 mode added to Video mode
  • Sound mute function added
  • MP4 (AVC) H.264 format playback support added


  • Can accept music tracks in Atract3 Plus format from Sonicstage under version 3.2
  • MP4 (AAC) & Wave (Linear PCM) format playback support added


  • Wallpaper function added
  • Image receiving function added
  • TIFF, GIF, PNG, BMP format supported


  • Korean language added
  • Character set settings added
  • Theme settings added – Use your own backgrounds in the UI
  • WPA-PSK (TKIP) wireless security added.
  • Keyboard now support web input. (quick select of http:// https:// etc)

5 Responses to “Firmware 2.0 released”

  1. 1 Baldyz22

    thats a great and all, only im in NJ, america and acording to my PSP theres no update availible….is the american version like out but not availible till a certin hour today or somthing or is it that so many ppl are getting it now that the server is cloged?

  2. 2 Dasme

    I’m just going by what others have told me. Apparently the update is available for American PSPs and should be available via Network Update. I’m not familiar with Sony’s update network, so it may take a bit to filter down to all teh update servers.

    I’ll look into it and post if I find anything else out.

  3. 3 Baldyz22

    okay, thanks. and i checked the site 20 min ago and they said nothing about a 2.0 update being availible so idk if its true or not

  4. 4 Kidhurley

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  5. 5 Dasme

    Kidhurley, are you using iTunes or some other podcast aggregator? Please email me through the contact button on the toip of the page so i’ll have your email address.

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