PSX4Droid for Galaxy Tab (Free)
A few days ago, the PlayStation 1 emulator app PSX4Droid was pulled down from the Android Market due to copyright claims from Sony, according to recent reports. It was one of the best paid apps on the store, but now that it’s no longer up there, the developer has decided to launch it free on the official website. It’s a huge step towards bringing the good old PS1 graphics and games back to Android. You have to download PSX files, transfer them to your phone and get them recognized by the emulator to play.
So here’s how it works:
1: I am sorry to say that the file on the website has been put down only hours after it’s launch, most probably, again due to copyright claims. Contact me for download instructions: firstname.lastname@example.org
2: Once you have installed the app successfully, you need to download the bios file that is available here, The file is named as SCPH1001.bin Tranfer it to your phone’s memory card via USB Cavle.
3: Open PSX4Droid app, go to Settings and set the bios file as the one you downloaded above: “SCPH1001.bin”
Your emulator is now ready for Roms with the correct format to be played. You can download Roms of popular PS1 games here. Most files are likely to be above than 200mb in size. When you have downloaded a Rom, go to the app and select the one you downloaded. This will open up the game.
What if some files are in ECM format and/or cannot be read by the emulator?
Some of the Roms when downloaded are in .rar format and once you extract them, a file with ECM format appears. To correct the format of this file and make it readable from PSX4Droid app, you have to follow the following steps:
1: Download an application that corrects file formats here. Choose between Windows or Mac accordingly.
2: The file might want Authentication when about to be downloaded by DAP. It will demand for a Username and Password. To get rid of this, simply remove the file from DAP download list and download the file again. It should work this time.
3: Extract the file. Put the UNECM.exe file on your desktop.
4: Drag the (unrecognized by PSX4Droid) file to the UNECM on desktop. Wait for the process to finish. Now another file will appear where you dragged the original one from. This NEW file will have the correct format.
5: Move the NEW file to your phone’s Memory Card. Open PSX4Droid and search for it. This time, the app will recognize and play the game.
That’s it! This is rather of a tutorial than a review, and I hope it helps! Now you can play all your favorite PlayStation 1 games on your Android phone. PSX4Droid works perfectly well on the Galaxy Tab, along with other Android devices with an up-to-date OS.
If you have any questions, ask away in the comments or else contact me by email: email@example.com