psx4all – Playstation for the iPhone

The Playstation emulator for the iPhone has finally been released. As of now it still is very slow for the games I’ve tested. I will try to give you step-by-step instructions on how to install and run this app, upload ROMs and bios and how to rip your own games right from your Playstation discs.

1. First install the app from Installer app.
2. Next you will need some ROMs. You can download some at This game can play ROMs with the following file extensions: .ISO, .IMG, .BIN, .Z, .ZNX
3. Now you need to use SSH to upload the ROMs to the var/root/Media/ROMs/PSX folder. You will have to create the ROMs folder if you haven’t already and also the PSX folder. You can do this with the SSH program. Make sure you use exact capitalization.
4. Now you need to download the bios. Just google search for the flie scph1001.bin. Just upload it to the /Applications folder and set it’s permissions to 0755.
5. Now you just run the app and pick a game to play.

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All games I’ve tried run VERY slow and are unplayable. I also was able to play “Driver” without the bios. I did get an error asking for the bios so I uploaded it and saw no change in performance. I also didn’t set the permissions to 0755 right away and saw no difference. I will try some more games and let you know how it goes. Here is some info on how to make .iso files from your original Playstaion CDs:

1. Download the free version of Alcohol (52%) from:
2. Put your original Playstation CD into your CD/DVD drive of your computer.
3. Open Alcohol 52% and click “Image Making Wizard” on the left.
4. Check the box that says “Read Sub-Channel Data from current disc”.
5. From the Datatype drop-down list, select “Play Station”.
6. In the Image Name box, enter the name of the game. This will be the name of your .iso file.
7. From the drop-down list on the right, choose “CloneCD Image File”.
8. Finally, choose a place to save the .iso file in the folder selector, and click start.

These ROMs can be very large so here is some instructions on how to upload files using USB instead of SSH & Wifi. This is a guide for PC users. This is possible for Mac users as well, but requires Erica’s Macintosh tools.

1. Download and install Total Commander from:
2. Download a plug-in for Total Commander called t-pot:
3. Install Total Commander.
4. Run Total Commander and go to “Configuration/Options” in the file menu. Select “Plugins” and then click the “WFX” menu button. “ADD” the t-pot’s .wfx file. You will need to unzip the original file t-pot file we downloaded. You will need to restart Total Commander for the plug-in to work.
5. Connect the iPhone via USB.
6. At the top of the two window panes is a drop down menu usually labeled [-c-]. Select Network Neighborhood [–] from it. Choose t-pot from the window pane. Now you can see all your files on the iPhone and you are connected. Just drag and drop!

If you need more help with psx4all there is a FAQs at

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  1. hey, i tried this with my own game Rapid Racer. I did everything as you said in the instructions, and when i go on the app and click on rapid racer to start, first a little BIOS not found thing comes up but after 2 seconds it goes, then it goes onto like something that i can see half a screen off, it sais like ”the unauthorised …… blah blah which i cant see becuase i can see only half the screen, and it stays like that, it doesnt go onto the game!
    i think when you actually play the game on the playstation that thing comes up warning about piracy only for like a minute then goes onto the game, but here nothing happens even as i click on all the button!

    what shall i do?

  2. Yeah…that is bound to happen since this is the first release of this app. Some of the games just don’t work yet…hopefully we will continue to see updates. For now, I would check out the developer’s f.a.q. at

  3. yes i sorted it out now, and it does work! wohoo but 10x slower than the actual game speed which is a killer, im tryin some other games i have to see if any are better!

  4. I’m glad you got it all sorted out…what did you have to do to fix it? And…all the games I have tried are really slow too!! It’s enough to drive you crazy!

  5. How do you do this step:
    Just upload it to the /Applications folder and set it’s permissions to 0755.

    I added the file scph1001.bin to the /applications using ibricker but i still can’t play the game. It tells me bios not found


  6. I don’t think iBrickr allows you to change permissions…you will need to use another program like WinSCP.

  7. yea im having the same problem as him i was using total command it keeps saying remove write protection on the rom and bios when im trying to add them. please help thanks

  8. The same…Ive used Squid to remove write protection…but it is still asking the bios.
    Somebody help me!!!

  9. dermapthera says

    the first thing is make sure the bios is all in lowercase, even the file extension. I realised mine wouldn’t work, but once I changed it into all lowercase, it doesn’t make noise anymore.

    next you’ll need to set the permission to the bios. if you used squid, check these into (must have a X next to it):
    – Owner (Read, Write, Exec)
    – Group (Read, Exec)
    – Other (Read, Exec)

    that will make the bios file having a permission of 755.

    i hope this helps all of you other there. take care!

  10. i have the same problem.. but i fix it

    1) If you use ibrickr , copy the file to /Applications/psx4all folder .
    2) Make sure the name scph1001.bin is small capital letter . Even a single big letter will not work
    3) Set the permission of the file to 755 which is
    – Owner (Read, Write, Exec)
    – Group (Read, Exec)
    – Other (Read, Exec)
    4) Run psx4all .. it is very slow … enjoy it

  11. it says the bios file thing and then it just continues after 2 secs! Thanks! (but one problem… the ISO hangs at the beginning screen… with the Copyright info, etc… is this a problem with the app or ISO?)

  12. Hello… I need some help.. I have the 1.1.3 firmware and I dont have the /Applications folder… Where I must create it to work?!
    Please help..

  13. …….To upload scph1001.bin file….

  14. peux tu m’aider pour les roms que je n’arrive pas tous a t

  15. Anyone have a working repo with this? zodttd is failing for me

  16. I have manually installed the into my iphone. Then I dowload the scph1001.bin and set the permission to 0755. After I reboot my iphone I can see the psx4all icon. Then after I click on it, it came up with a white screen. Then after 30 sec, it went back to my main screen. I have search the web for two days and could not find any help on this problem. I wounder any one can help me out? PLEASE!

  17. this whole trying to play psx games on iphone is lame. i can’t find any rom sites for iso roms. if i do, they don’t work with the emulator. zodtt has released a new version that is supposed to support 1.1.4, but when you go to the site there is no mention. just 1.1.3. he also does not mention if you need the bios with the new version. he just says he moved it. very confusing zodtt.

  18. Hi! i have already fixed that bios thing and all but i have this small problem. The game starts playing but it stops after few seconds ??? please help me!!!

  19. It’s no fun playing Playstation on iPhones. all the games are lagging seriously

    • This emulator needs a lot of work done to it so the games can run smoother and compatibility needs to be worked on. I have tried Final Fantasy IX and VIII and both of them when they reach the beginning CGI they stay at a black screen and nothing happens, only the menu works.

  20. after loading the game, it says *please select a memory card slot*
    and there is no way to skip this, so annoying. Anybody knows how to disable the memory checking ?

    I was trying to play *blaze and blade*, by the way.
    Anybody can help?

  21. where do you upload the bios?

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  24. toad green says

    hi i havent had many of theese problems as i followed the instructions from this site and another all works fine but i do still have realy slow game play has anyone figured out how to speed games up if so please let us all know cheers

    p.s. i been looking foward to getting this app working properly for more than 3 months please help please ! :)

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