Install PPSSPP (PSP emulator) on Linux ARM Device

PPSSPP (PSP emulator)

A PSP emulator that can run PSP games in full HD and can upscale textures also.

To run: Menu > Games > PPSSPP
To run in a terminal: ~/ppsspp/PPSSPPSDL

Fortunately, PPSSPP (PSP emulator) is very easy to install on your Linux ARM Device in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Linux ARM Device.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install PPSSPP (PSP emulator).


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest LTS of Ubuntu or Debian from your hardware manufacturer.
PPSSPP (PSP emulator) will run on either an Ubuntu/Debian ARM32 OS or ARM64 OS.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Linux ARM Device with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install PPSSPP (PSP emulator)

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install PPSSPP (PSP emulator).
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Games category.

Now scroll down to find PPSSPP (PSP emulator) in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install PPSSPP (PSP emulator) for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at