PSP Release: PKGi 0.8.0 for PSP (PKG Downloader and installer)


Developer bucanero has released PKGi for the PSP, a PKG File Downloader and installer. This tool will let you download and install games straight to the PSP. No doubt that most people will use it to only install homebrew apps, and games they legitimately own.

Jokes on piracy aside, this is an incredibly useful tool, and it’s insane to see such a cool release on the PSP

What is PKGi for the PSP

PKGi is a PKG file downloader and installer for the PSP. It is technically a PlayStation Portable port of pkgi-ps3.



  • easy to use: list available downloads, including searching, filtering, and sorting.
  • standalone: no PC required, everything happens directly on the PSP.
  • automatic downloads: just choose an item, and it will be downloaded by the app to your Memory Stick (ms0:/PKG/).


  • resumes interrupted downloads: you can stop a download at any time, switch applications, and come back to resume the download later.
  • localization support: Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish


  • content activation: downloaded content requires a valid license to run. If your PSP hasn’t been activated, you can use one of the following plugins:

How to use PKGI on PSP

You need to create a pkgi.txt file in ms0:/PSP/GAME/PKGI/ that contains the items available for installation. The text database format is user customizable. Check this section to learn how to define your own custom DB format.

You can refresh and sync an online database by adding the DB URL(s) to the config.txt file in ms0:/PSP/GAME/PKGI/.

For example:


Using this setup, pkgi.txt will be updated with mylist.csvpgi_demos.txt with otherlist.csv , and pkgi_emulators.txt with emulators.csv.

Next time you open the app, you’ll have an additional menu option Triangle called Refresh. When you select it, the local databases will be syncronized with the defined URLs.


Some premade pkgi.txt files circulate online. I’m not sharing them here as a vast majority of those contain links to commercial games which, while encrypted, can then trivially be installed on the PSP with PKGi.

Download PKGi-PSP

You can Download PKGi for PSP on the project’s github here.

Source: Bucanero, thanks to Roc6d