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How to Download and Install Irshell for PSP 6.60 28




If you are a PlayStation Portable (PSP) user who wants to get more out of your device, you might be interested in installing irshell, a powerful application that can transform your PSP into a multi-functional gadget. Irshell is an aftermarket firmware that can replace the PSP's default XMB (cross media bar) interface and allow you to run various homebrew applications, plugins, emulators, games, and more. In this article, we will show you how to download and install irshell for PSP 6.60 28 on any PSP model.




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What is Irshell and Why It Is Useful for PSP Users




Irshell is an application originally created by AhMan that has been updated by various developers over the years. It is one of the most popular and feature-rich custom firmware for PSP that can enhance your gaming experience and unlock new possibilities for your device. Some of the main features of irshell are:


  • A true multi-tasking shell that allows you to switch between a UMD game/homebrew and any of the irshell built-in functions.



  • A built-in universal IR remote control that supports over 2000 devices. You can use your PSP as a remote for your TV, DVD player, air conditioner, etc.



  • A built-in file browser that lets you browse files on your memory stick, UMD disc, your PC hard disks or DVDROM drives via USB or WiFi. You can also access homebrew apps or files on your PC via WiFi hotspots through Internet.



  • A built-in file opener that can open various file types with irshell plugins such as PMP movies, Atrac3s, PMF movies, text files, PDF files, bitmap photos, jpegs, PNG photos, PBP PSP apps, ZIP & RAR archives.



  • A built-in file manager that can perform advanced file operations such as copy, move, delete, rename, create directory on a complete directory tree, change attributes, etc.



  • A built-in file transfer that can transfer files between two PSPs via adhoc WiFi.



  • A built-in snapshot feature that can take snapshots of any homebrews, UMD games, MP4 movies, or UMD movies.



  • A built-in alarm clock feature that can remind you of important events.



  • A built-in plugin manager that can enable or disable various irshell plugins.



  • A built-in configuration menu that can customize various irshell settings such as skins, fonts, sounds, etc.



As you can see, irshell can turn your PSP into a versatile device that can do much more than just playing games. However, before you can install and use irshell, you need to have a custom firmware on your PSP. Custom firmware is a modified version of the official firmware that can run unsigned code and homebrew applications. There are different types of custom firmware for different PSP models and versions. In the next sections, we will explain how to install custom firmware and irshell on your PSP.


How to Install Irshell on PSP 1000




The PSP 1000 (also known as the fat or phat PSP) is the first generation of the PSP that was released in 2004. It has 32 MB of RAM and a UMD drive. The PSP 1000 is fully hackable and can run permanent custom firmware without any risk of bricking. To install irshell on PSP 1000, you need to follow these steps:


  • Update your PSP to official firmware 6.60 or 6.61. You can download the official firmware from Sony's website and copy it to the PSP/GAME/UPDATE folder on your memory stick. Then, run the update from the game menu on your PSP.



  • Download and install PRO or ME custom firmware. You can choose either PRO or ME custom firmware as they are both compatible with irshell. You can download PRO CFW from here and ME CFW from here. Extract the files and copy them to the PSP/GAME folder on your memory stick. Then, run the PROUPDATE or MEINSTALLER from the game menu on your PSP.



  • Download and install cIPL flasher or Infinity. If you want to make your custom firmware permanent, you need to flash it to your PSP using cIPL flasher or Infinity. You can download cIPL flasher from here and Infinity from here. Extract the files and copy them to the PSP/GAME folder on your memory stick. Then, run the cIPL flasher or Infinity from the game menu on your PSP and follow the instructions.



  • Download and copy irshell files to PSP memory stick. You can download irshell for PSP 6.60 28 from here. Extract the files and copy them to the root of your memory stick. Make sure you have enough space as irshell takes about 50 MB.



  • Launch irshell from PSP game menu. After copying the irshell files, you can launch irshell from the game menu on your PSP. You will see a new icon called "ir Shell" under the memory stick section. Select it and press X to start irshell.



How to Install Irshell on PSP 2000, 3000, Go, and E1000




The PSP 2000 (also known as the slim or lite PSP) is the second generation of the PSP that was released in 2007. It has 64 MB of RAM and a UMD drive. The PSP 3000 (also known as the bright or brite PSP) is the third generation of the PSP that was released in 2008. It has 64 MB of RAM, a UMD drive, and a better screen. The PSP Go (also known as the slide or N1000) is the fourth generation of the PSP that was released in 2009. It has 16 GB of internal storage and no UMD drive. The PSP E1000 (also known as the street or E1) is the fifth generation of the PSP that was released in 2011. It has 64 MB of RAM, a UMD drive, and no WiFi capability.


The PSP 2000, 3000, Go, and E1000 are partially hackable and can run temporary or permanent custom firmware depending on their motherboard model and version. To install irshell on these models, you need to follow these steps:


  • Update your PSP to official firmware 6.60 or 6.61. You can download the official firmware from Sony's website and copy it to the PSP/GAME/UPDATE folder on your memory stick or internal storage. Then, run the update from the game menu on your PSP.



  • Download and install PRO or LME custom firmware. You can choose either PRO or LME custom firmware as they are both compatible with irshell. You can download PRO CFW from here and LME CFW from here. Extract the files and copy them to the PSP/GAME folder on your memory stick or internal storage. Then, run the PROUPDATE or LMEINSTALLER from the game menu on your PSP.



  • Download and install Infinity. If you want to make your custom firmware permanent, you need to install Infinity, a hybrid firmware that works with PRO or LME custom firmware. You can download Infinity from here. Extract the files and copy them to the PSP/GAME folder on your memory stick or internal storage. Then, run the Infinity Bootloader Configuration from the game menu on your PSP and follow the instructions.



  • Download and copy irshell files to PSP memory stick or internal storage. You can download irshell for PSP 6.60 28 from here. Extract the files and copy them to the root of your memory stick or internal storage. Make sure you have enough space as irshell takes about 50 MB.



  • Launch irshell from PSP game menu. After copying the irshell files, you can launch irshell from the game menu on your PSP. You will see a new icon called "ir Shell" under the memory stick or system storage section. Select it and press X to start irshell.



How to Use Irshell Features and Plugins




Once you have installed irshell on your PSP, you can enjoy its various features and plugins that can enhance your PSP experience. Here are some of the main functions of irshell and how to use them:


Explaining the Main Menu and Icons of Irshell




When you launch irshell, you will see a main menu with several icons that represent different functions of irshell. You can use the directional pad or the analog stick to navigate through the icons and press X to select them. You can also press O to go back to the previous menu or screen. Here are what the icons mean:


IconNameDescription


ir ShellThis is the main icon that launches irshell.


UMDThis icon allows you to launch a UMD game or movie from your UMD drive.


MSThis icon allows you to browse files on your memory stick.


USBThis icon allows you to browse files on your PC hard disks or DVDROM drives via USB connection.


WiFiThis icon allows you to browse files on your PC hard disks or DVDROM drives via WiFi connection.


IR RemoteThis icon allows you to use your PSP as a universal IR remote control for various devices.


PluginsThis icon allows you to manage and enable/disable various irshell plugins.


ConfigThis icon allows you to customize various irshell settings such as skins, fonts, sounds, etc.


ExitThis icon allows you to exit irshell and return to the XMB interface.


How to Multitask Between UMD Games, Homebrews, and Irshell Functions




One of the most amazing features of irshell is that it allows you to multitask between a UMD game or homebrew and any of the irshell functions. This means you can pause your game or app and switch to another function without losing your progress. For example, you can pause your game and use the IR remote to change the channel on your TV, or browse files on your PC via WiFi, or take a snapshot of your game screen, or open a PDF file with a plugin, etc. To do this, you need to follow these steps:


  • Launch a UMD game or homebrew from the irshell main menu. You can select the UMD icon to launch a UMD game or movie, or select the MS icon to browse and launch a homebrew app from your memory stick.



  • Press the HOME button on your PSP to pause the game or app and bring up the irshell menu. You will see a list of options such as Resume Game, Exit Game, Switch to Shell, etc.



  • Select Switch to Shell and press X to switch to the irshell main menu. You can now use any of the irshell functions as normal.



  • To switch back to your game or app, press the HOME button again and select Resume Game and press X. You will resume your game or app from where you left off.



Note that some games or apps may not be compatible with irshell multitasking and may crash or freeze when you switch back to them. In that case, you need to exit the game or app and restart it from the irshell main menu.


How to Use the Universal IR Remote Control for Various Devices




Another cool feature of irshell is that it allows you to use your PSP as a universal IR remote control for various devices such as TVs, DVD players, air conditioners, etc. You can control over 2000 devices with irshell IR remote. To do this, you need to follow these steps:


  • Select the IR Remote icon from the irshell main menu and press X to launch it.



  • Select the device type that you want to control from the list such as TV, DVD, AC, etc. and press X.



  • Select the device brand that matches your device from the list such as Sony, Samsung, LG, etc. and press X.



  • Select the device model that matches your device from the list such as Bravia, Galaxy, Optimus, etc. and press X.



  • You will see a virtual remote control on your PSP screen with various buttons that correspond to your device functions. You can use the directional pad or the analog stick to navigate through the buttons and press X to activate them.



  • You can also use the L and R buttons on your PSP to switch between different pages of buttons for more functions.



  • You can also use the SELECT button on your PSP to switch between different device types without going back to the main menu.



Note that some devices may not be supported by irshell IR remote or may have different codes for different functions. In that case, you need to try different device models until you find one that works with your device.


How to Browse Files on Memory Stick, UMD Disc, PC Hard Disks, or DVDROM Drives via USB or WiFi




Another useful feature of irshell is that it allows you to browse files on your memory stick, UMD disc, PC hard disks or DVDROM drives via USB or WiFi connection. You can view, copy, move, delete, rename, create directory, change attributes, etc. for any files on these devices. To do this, you need to follow these steps:


  • Select the MS, USB, or WiFi icon from the irshell main menu and press X to launch the file browser.



  • If you select the MS icon, you will see the files and folders on your memory stick. If you select the USB icon, you will see the files and folders on your PC hard disks or DVDROM drives via USB connection. If you select the WiFi icon, you will see the files and folders on your PC hard disks or DVDROM drives via WiFi connection.



  • Use the directional pad or the analog stick to navigate through the files and folders and press X to open them. You can also press O to go back to the previous folder or screen.



  • Press the TRIANGLE button to bring up the file menu that has various options such as Copy, Move, Delete, Rename, Create Dir, Change Attr, etc. Select the option that you want to perform and press X.



  • If you want to copy or move a file or folder, you need to select the source file or folder first and then select the destination file or folder. You can also use the SELECT button to mark multiple files or folders for copying or moving.



  • If you want to delete, rename, create dir, or change attr a file or folder, you need to select the file or folder first and then enter the new name, directory name, or attributes.



  • Press the START button to exit the file browser and return to the irshell main menu.



How to Open Various File Types with Irshell Plugins




Another great feature of irshell is that it allows you to open various file types with irshell plugins. Irshell plugins are extensions that can add more functionality to irshell such as playing PMP movies, Atrac3s, PMF movies, text files, PDF files, bitmap photos, jpegs, PNG photos, PBP PSP apps, ZIP & RAR archives. To do this, you need to follow these steps:


  • Select the MS, USB, or WiFi icon from the irshell main menu and press X to launch the file browser.



  • Navigate to the file that you want to open and press X. If the file type is supported by an irshell plugin, it will automatically launch the plugin and open the file.



  • Use the plugin controls to play, pause, stop, rewind, fast forward, zoom in/out, etc. for the file. You can also use the L and R buttons to switch between different plugin modes such as full screen mode, normal mode, etc.



  • Press the HOME button to exit the plugin and return to the file browser.



How to Access Homebrew Apps or Files on PC via USB, WiFi, or Internet




Another handy feature of irshell is that it allows you to access homebrew apps or files on your PC via USB, WiFi, or Internet. You can run homebrew apps from your PC without copying them to your memory stick or internal storage. You can also access files on your PC via WiFi hotspots through Internet. To do this, you need to follow these steps:


  • Download and install the irshell PC server on your PC. You can download the irshell PC server from here. Extract the files and run the setup.exe file to install the server on your PC.



  • Connect your PSP to your PC via USB cable or WiFi network. If you use USB, make sure you enable the USB connection mode on your PSP. If you use WiFi, make sure you have a WiFi router or hotspot that can connect your PSP and PC to the same network.



  • Select the USB or WiFi icon from the irshell main menu and press X to launch the file browser.



  • Navigate to the folder that contains the homebrew app or file that you want to access and press X. If the file is a homebrew app, it will automatically launch and run on your PSP. If the file is a regular file, it will open with an irshell plugin if supported.



  • If you want to access files on your PC via Internet, you need to have a WiFi hotspot that can connect your PSP and PC to the Internet. You also need to know the IP address of your PC and enter it in the irshell configuration menu under WiFi settings. Then, select the WiFi icon from the irshell main menu and press X to launch the file browser. You will see a new option called "Internet" under the WiFi section. Select it and press X to access files on your PC via Internet.



How to Transfer Files Between Two PSPs via Adhoc WiFi




Another cool feature of irshell is that it allows you to transfer files between two PSPs via adhoc WiFi. You can send or receive any files from another PSP that also has irshell installed. To do this, you need to follow these steps:


  • Make sure both PSPs have irshell installed and have enough battery power.



  • Turn on both PSPs and launch irshell from the game menu.



  • Select the MS icon from the irshell main menu and press X to launch the file browser.



  • Navigate to the file or folder that you want to send or receive and press X.



  • Press the TRIANGLE button to bring up the file menu and select Send File or Receive File and press X.



  • Select Adhoc WiFi as the transfer mode and press X.



  • Select the PSP name that you want to send or receive from and press X.



  • Wait for the transfer to complete and press O to exit.



Conclusion




In this article, we have shown you how to download and install irshell for PSP 6.60 28 on any PSP model. We have also explained how to use some of the main features and plugins of irshell that can enhance your PSP experience. Irshell is a powerful application that can transform your PSP into a multi-functional gadget that can do much more than just playing games. However, you should also be careful when using irshell as it may void your warranty, damage your device, or violate some laws. Therefore, you should use irshell at your own risk and responsibility.


We hope you have enjoyed this article and learned something new about irshell for PSP 6.60 28. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please feel free to share them with us in the comment section below. We would love to hear from you and help you out with any issues. Thank you for reading and happy gaming!


FAQs




Here are some of the frequently asked questions about irshell for PSP 6.60 28:


Q: Is irshell compatible with all PSP models and versions?




A: Yes, irshell is compatible with all PSP models (1000, 2000, 3000, Go, E1000) and versions (6.60 or 6.61). However, depending on your PSP model and version, you may need different types of custom firmware and installation methods.


Q: How can I update irshell to the latest version?




A: You can update irshell by downloading the latest version from here and copying it to the root of your memory stick or internal storage.


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