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PSP Firmware (v5.51) Update

Eric Lempel's Avatar + Posted by Eric Lempel on Jun 10, 2009 // VP, Sony Network Entertainment

A new PSP firmware update, v5.51, will be released soon. System software stability during use of some features has been improved.

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+ moneyman200 on June 11th, 2009 at 9:41 pm said:

cool thanks, what’s a RSS podcast


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+ Fox_the_Sly on June 11th, 2009 at 10:53 pm said:

This update most likely is only to fix a well known kernel exploit and impede PSP homebrewers.


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+ sirgrinalot on June 12th, 2009 at 1:09 am said:

So Eric, any idea when the 32gb MS Pro Duo is going to be released this year? I heard nothing of it at E3.


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+ Wolf26pack on June 12th, 2009 at 5:30 am said:

@ Enforcer_X

I do know that you can create sub-folders I just don’t think it goes deep enough. At this point it only goes 1 sub-folder deep and I think that they could do much better than that.

As for the whole AT&T 2-wire issue well I of course would just like it to work without having to buy extra hardware but the other thing is I also have a Linksys WRT54GS Speedbooster Router but even though I could use it as a Wireless Bridge or whatever you call it, it’s wireless signal range is extremly weak and I live in a 2 story building with computers both downstairs & upstairs. I depend on the strong Wireless signal that the 2-wire provides at this time. I also don’t know how to turn off the Wireless signal coming from the 2-wire so it wouldn’t conflict with the Linksys so I am kinda stuck there.


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+ Wolf26pack on June 12th, 2009 at 5:31 am said:

@Tjoeb123

There currently is a way to sort your games & possibly game add-ons and that is to create unique folders for what you want to put into it. For example I have several folders under my Game XMB and those are

- PS3 Beta’s
- PS3 Demo’s
- PSN Game’s
- Qore
- etc…etc…etc…

I am sure you can do this with add-on’s as well. The way you assign games or whatever to unique folders is simple. All you do is press the triangle button on the thing you want sorted and go to Information. Once there you will see a blank area in the Album space. Name the Album whatever you see fit (i.e. PS3 Demo’s) and it will create a folder called PS3 Demo’s. Repeat process with all the things you want sorted.

I hope that was what you were talking about and helped you.


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+ Wolf26pack on June 12th, 2009 at 5:38 am said:

@ Enforcer_X

I believe you were talking about what I wrote about Wireless N support.If you were let me explain what I mean.

All I mean is at this time the PSP uses a 802.11b transmitter & reciever while the PS3 uses a 802.11g transmitter & reciever and while 802.11g is backwards compatible with 802.11b the PSP would have faster wireless capability’s with downloads and remote play lag wouldn’t occur as often even with the right settings. It would just be a more even platform so I am hoping when the PSP2 & PS4 come out that they will both have 802.11n instead of the PSP2 having 802.11g & the PS4 having 802.11n. Plus supposedly 802.11n is supposed to allow speeds like what you get when your connected via an ethernet port, or so I heard.


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+ Titans525 on June 12th, 2009 at 6:05 am said:

I just hope there’s an upgrade for WPA2 in this next one, unless somebody knows a workaround ???


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+ munchkin92 on June 12th, 2009 at 11:07 am said:

its a good update xmb seems to be working faster now


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+ Pawessum16 on June 12th, 2009 at 2:23 pm said:

Oooooh. I just love those system stability updates! They’re the best! Who needs new features? (I do)


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+ pie55 on June 12th, 2009 at 9:52 pm said:

lol i think u should put friends on the PSP like it is on the PS3 i think it would make users happy so that if there PS3 is down they can still talk 2 there friends from the PS3 on there PSP and a mobile PS HOME for the PSP would be nice 2 =(‘_’)= LOL a cat !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ among-the-tall on June 12th, 2009 at 11:35 pm said:

How about correct aspect ratio of PSP games for CRT TV’s with component inputs…i.e, i want to play PSP games full screen on my non-HD Component Input equipped TV, like when i play a PSONE game and it corrects its aspect ratio…is that so much to ask…well..,is it?..


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+ xwood34 on June 13th, 2009 at 12:27 pm said:

Guys really.
Stop talking about ps3!
I’m tired of hearing it and i cant afford a ps3 so please stop talking about it.
Any way this is a PSP thread Not PS3!


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+ xwood34 on June 13th, 2009 at 12:30 pm said:

Also pie55 I think the PS Home on psp is a good idea.
Like have an add-on so you can plug in a PS2 or PS3 controller to walk around easier.


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+ wcgold on June 13th, 2009 at 4:33 pm said:

COPY AND PASTE IF YOU WANT PSP FLASH!!! MAKE SONY BRING FLASH PLAYER 10 TO THE PSP!!!!

DEMAND IT PEOPLE!!


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+ marioboy217 on June 13th, 2009 at 6:29 pm said:

i was thinking. what if they added a friend XMB to the psp. so you can chat with them. and add buddies from psp’s and ps3′s. it’ll be the best update yet.


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+ Bakla_Ka_2 on June 13th, 2009 at 9:02 pm said:

i just wish there was some way to play my ps2 games on my ps3. mine doesnt play even w/ the ps2 download from playstation store


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+ Farhad91 on June 14th, 2009 at 5:48 am said:

DEMAND CROSS-GAME CHAT FOR PS3!
COPY AND PASTE


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+ SkyNet003 on June 14th, 2009 at 2:32 pm said:

Woo hooo


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+ ZAGNUT22 on June 14th, 2009 at 4:32 pm said:

Hi, I have verizon fios and cannot connect online to play with the ps3. I called verizon and they told me that I can connect online with ps3. how d I do that????


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+ tokaydo on June 14th, 2009 at 5:21 pm said:

are we ever gonna be able to watch videos on youtube with our psps???


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+ TPJr on June 14th, 2009 at 6:15 pm said:

This is very small but is there any chance that one of these updates will FIX the issue with the “Shift” Key functioning as a “CAPS” Key?¿?

I know is minor, but what’s the point of having the Shift key there, if I have to press the Shift key again, to get my keyboard back to lower case letters?¿?


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+ TheBigU007 on June 14th, 2009 at 9:24 pm said:

DEMAND CROSS-GAME CHAT FOR PS3!
COPY AND PASTE IF YOU WANT THEM TO STOP WASTING TIME ON USELESS CRAP LIKE THE PHOTO GALLERY!


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+ TheBigU007 on June 14th, 2009 at 9:25 pm said:

also I think Pandora would be nice on the PSP. Just throwing it out there…..


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+ TheBigU007 on June 14th, 2009 at 9:27 pm said:

COPY AND PASTE IF YOU WANT PSP FLASH!!! MAKE SONY BRING FLASH PLAYER 10 TO THE PSP!!!!

DEMAND IT PEOPLE!!


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+ Empty00Eyes on June 14th, 2009 at 11:52 pm said:

I am playing PS one games through my PS3 by remote play. For some reason when I go to remap buttons on the PSP so that the games are actually playable, it will not let me customize the button layout like it will with the downloaded PS One games. Please fix this issue. Thank you.


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+ PrPapi2208 on June 15th, 2009 at 12:33 pm said:

COME ON PEOPLE LETS SEE A REAL UPDATE ON PSP I WANNA SEE MOES FEATYRES LIKE THE ABILITY TO USE YOUTUBE ONE THE PSP AND FLASH 10 COME ON PLAYSTATION GET US A MEATY FIRMWARE UPDATE!!!


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+ Ungol-firzen- on June 15th, 2009 at 4:13 pm said:

@Pendharker
“Are we getting Ad Hoc party in the states? I REALLY want that feature. If we are getting it, will it be out by Monster Hunter Unite’s release?”

yeah sony! when will the people in america get to play Ad-Hoc only games the way they were meant to be played? ONLINE!


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+ Death_Hawk22 on June 16th, 2009 at 2:06 am said:

flash player 10 flash player 10 flash player 10 flash player 10 flash player 10 flash player 10 flash player 10 flash player 10 flash player 10 flash player 10 flash player 10 flash player 10 for the psp NOW


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+ Death_Hawk22 on June 16th, 2009 at 2:08 am said:

FLASH PLAYER 10 IS NEEDED
()()
(=.= )
( U U )
im so borde so i made a bunny


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+ doom_angel_2009 on June 16th, 2009 at 3:46 am said:

No wonder why CF is so popular… most of the stuff asked here for the psp is already available with CF… LOL
Personally, I would like to see an update in which I can use REAL MUSIC PLAYLISTS, not just one per folder, if you get the idea. Just like computer playlists, those that can include any song inside the Music folder or inside the subfolders. I don’t like the current volume limit, is way too low when you go out (for example, downtown). You should raise it at least 25% and maybe make it only available when you have headphones connected, so the speakers don’t wear out, just like the extra bright level when you plug the psp.


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+ doom_angel_2009 on June 16th, 2009 at 3:47 am said:

I would also be nice to have more equalizations or custom equalizations, an alarm for the psp (at least in suspended mode), and the ability to turn off the screen (not just the backlight) when you listen to music to save power – I’m not going to be watching the screen while I’m walking XD. An option to replace the game sound/music with our own music would be great, as some game levels loop the same song over and over again, it’s freaking monotonous. I guess some people would like to see support for .lrc files while listening to music, c’mon, even those generic, dubious-quality mp3 players have it. Don’t tell me this is impossible since you know all this has been done in the homebrew scene.
With at least 2 of these things your update could be called REAL, what the hell is “System software stability”?!


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+ firecar350 on June 16th, 2009 at 11:36 am said:

all i wanna know is the futurez in this update THATS ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ firecar350 on June 16th, 2009 at 11:46 am said:

in this update add a cell phone pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease!
remove skype and add a sony ereccsion servise instead. THAT IS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY BETTER.


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+ monkeyboy0120 on June 16th, 2009 at 12:01 pm said:

this sucks


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+ monkeyboy0120 on June 16th, 2009 at 12:01 pm said:

y cant i get the 5.51 firmware rite now


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+ BrettFball19 on June 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm said:

I need it because it won’t let me download anything from the playstation store


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+ scottunger on June 16th, 2009 at 9:17 pm said:

hey I don’t really know what all the updates do I just spent money on a wireless router so I could kick back and watch videos from the couch and the first 20 mins I had this thing conected to the internet it was downloading updates. I was excited and all be hold all that downloading it did nothing was updated for the flash player. And all I can do is wait for sony to upload it? I could’ve bought a laptop for what I spent on the PSP. They need to do something.


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+ outlaw1994 on June 17th, 2009 at 8:21 am said:

I have been having problems on my ps3 system it keeps freezing on nazi zombies and it signes me out of the playstation network….if anybody knows help me…..:)


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+ q1q2w3e4r on June 17th, 2009 at 8:42 pm said:

when will sony add flash 9 or 10 with an update!!


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+ jhonka232 on June 19th, 2009 at 7:25 am said:

*cough* Libtiff Exploit *cough*


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+ yougameme on June 25th, 2009 at 3:11 pm said:

athere reson for sony to get more update but my psp wont update any more it at version 5.50 cant get higher then that


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+ Admijr on July 1st, 2009 at 8:55 am said:

5.5 was an awesome firmware update and I thank you for it. But please where the hell is Flash 9 or even Flash 10? Like everything on the internet uses 9. The big put-down for apple + the iphone + the DS, well at least for me, has been the UI and the graphics.
Add a half-decent browser and better video playback support (which in some cases can cost to get the right decoder packages to play around with, true, but it may just help sales a bit). The PSP community is bating its breath for a better PSP. Where is it?


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+ MotleyCrue642 on July 3rd, 2009 at 7:13 pm said:

for sure i want the psp to have the flash player it will be awesome cause then u can use stuff like aim express or stuff like that right :)


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