Play PSP Games on Samsung Galaxy S4 Using PPSSPP Emulator

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Considered to be one of the most powerful phones of 2013, Samsung Galaxy S4 has no problem playing heavy and graphic-extensive Android games. There are a lot of games to choose from in the Play Store - from all genres. If you are one of those gamers who wants more, it may be good news to you that you can play PSP games on your Galaxy S4 by using an emulator.

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Before proceeding, it is important to note that not all PSP games are supported with the Android version of PPSSPP, though most casual and non-graphic-excessive games can be played without any problems. To play PSP games on your device, follow the procedures in the following sections.

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Download and install PPSSPP on your Samsung Galaxy S4

Before you can play PSP games on your Galaxy S4, you need to download and install an emulator on your device. To install one on your device, follow the procedures below:

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    Go to your Galaxy S4's Home screen.
    You can get to your Home screen by pressing on the Home button once or tapping on the Back key for a few times until you will get to the Home screen.
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    Tap on the Apps icon.
    The Apps icon is located to the extreme right part of the Favorites tray. The Apps icon will take you to the list of applications installed on your device.
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    Tap on the Play Store icon.
    From the list of applications on your device, tap on the Play Store icon to open it.
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    Tap on the Search button.
    From Play Store, tap on the search button on the upper-right part of the screen.
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    Search for "PPSSPP".
    Using the on-screen keyboard, input "PPSSPP" on the search bar.
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    Tap on the first result that has the name, PPSSPP-PSP emulator.
    A list of results will show. Tap on the free version of the PPSSPP to proceed to the application page
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    Tap on the Install button to begin installing.
    From the application page, tap on the "Install" button to initiate download of application.
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    Tap on the Accept button.
    PPSSPP will ask for some access from your phone. Tap on "Accept" to start downloading.
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    Wait for the application to download.
    The application will now start downloading.
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    After download, the application will automatically install.
    Installation will automatically follow after download completion.
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    When installation is done, tap on the Open button.
    After installation, you can tap on the "Open" button to open the application.
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    Alternatively, you can open the application through the application list.
    Once installed, PPSSPP will now show on the application list.
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    You have successfully installed PPSSPP on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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Play PSP games on your Samsung Galaxy S4 using PPSSPP

Download your owned PSP ISO file on your Samsung Galaxy S4. Now that you both have the PPSSPP application and the ISO file on your Galaxy S4, it is time to play the game. Follow the procedures below to start playing PSP games on your Samsung Galaxy S4.

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  1. 1
    Go to your Galaxy S4's Home screen.
    You can get to your Home screen by pressing on the Home button once or tapping on the Back key a few times until you get to the Home screen.
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  2. 2
    Tap on the Apps icon.
    The Apps icon is located to the extreme right part of the Favorites tray. The Apps icon will take you to the list of applications installed on your device.
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  3. 3
    Tap on the PPSSPP icon.
    From the list of applications on your device, tap on the PPSSPP icon to open it.
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  4. 4
    Search for the ISO file.
    Tap on the "Up arrow" icon to search your phone folders for the downloaded ISO file.
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  5. 5
    Tap on the downloaded ISO file.
    The downloaded ISO file will now show. Tap on it to open the game.
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    The game will now start.
    Assassin's Creed - Bloodlines will now start.
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  7. 7
    Enjoy playing your favorite PSP games.
    Enjoy Assassin's Creed - Bloodlines on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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    You have just learned how to play PSP games on your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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Questions and Answers

Hello, I have problem with my phone. It's written "couldn't find sysdir/boot.bin". May I know how to solve this? Thanks?

"couldn't find sysdir/boot.bin"

This is a part of the emulator it could have been deleted by you or by you changing up details of your emulator. Uninstall the emulator from your device and re install to have the problem resolved.

I downloaded the game but it does not start? why?

How do I run the game that I downloaded?

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How do I decompress first (try un-RAR)?

How do I decompress first (try un-RAR)

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    Open a browser.
    You can use Edge or Internet Explorer, which are built-in for Windows.
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    Download WinRAR.
    This is a direct link. If you want to download a more recent version, a version in another language, or a 64-bit version, navigate to http://www.rarlab.com/ and click the required version to be downloaded.
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    Install WinRAR by running the EXE.
    You can associate the archiver with all of the offered extensions.
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    Launch File Explorer by pressing the Windows key + "E".
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    Now, just locate the file you need to decompress in File Explorer.
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    Right-click it and select "Extract Here".
    Now, look for a new folder or file in the current folder. These will be the decompressed files or a file.
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Hi, download God of War game US, but do want to play the Juejo, it is hitting and hitting and I can do so the game does not stick?

How do I get it from sticking the game

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I would like to know the price for the PSP in Fijian dollars?

What is the price in Fijian dollars.

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Installing Tekken 6 on Galaxy S4?

I did everything as instructed but when I open the game it says now loading but it doesn't finish! Could you please tell me what should I do?

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I am having a problem in my internet, I am asking whether it only uses WiFi and not data (mbs)?

I want my internet settings being set

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How do you install PSP games on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4?

I already got the emulator I just can't figure out how to make the games work.

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    Firstly, you need the game itself.
    To create an ISO image, you will need a computer and the official instructions from the PPSSPP Web page.
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    Connect your Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 to your computer.
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    Open the "Android" device in File Explorer (press Windows and "E" keys to launch it).
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    On your Android device, create a folder named "PSP" in the root folder.
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    Enter the "PSP" folder by double-clicking it.
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    Create a folder named "Game".
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    Copy the created ISO image from your computer into the "Game" folder.
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    After the file has been copied, disconnect Tab 4 from your computer.
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    Launch PPSSPP.
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    Tap on "PSP".
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    Tap on "Game".
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    Tap on the game file.
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