Video: PSP Iso running on the PS Vita


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102 Responses

  1. G0l3m says:

    It wasn’t me 😛

  2. MikeBeav3r says:

    Although I would like to see all my PSP games on the Vita, not sure I can afford a sizeable memory card, am happy enough playing gPSP at the moment, and Cave Story is a nice looking little beast on the Vita screen.
    PS1 stuff would be nice though :)


  3. MakoChild says:

    That is exciting!

  4. finaly ISO says:

    THES real hack i wanna play my piret ISO on ps vita

    • loketar says:

      Why do you want pirate stuff on your vita this soon? Do you not realise it would most likely kill the console due to fall in sales? If you only want pirated material then don’t buy consoles this soon after their release .

      • SofaKing™ says:

        hahaha “fall in sales” i dont think sales could get much worse for this thing, the PSP still sells alot of units BECAUSE it is hackable, and cheap. and dont forget PSP was hackable MOST of its life too, i had to do the GTA LCS crash down to 1.0 just to bump up to 1.5 mmm memories!

      • un3gr0 says:

        One more $ony employer. If sony cut ps vita’s console, acessories and games, it will sell more than 3ds, but psvita is overpriced, the games are overpriced, the game publishers have to pay HUGE amont of money to release a psvita game. I want to see $ony broken, they dont respect consumers. Where is the remote play? Where is linux on ps3? Where is the backward Original disks compatibility? And the trophie issue for the original game cards? They made it for the buyer dont have trophies.

        I wanna see ps vita fully open, and $ony in the ground.

    • Zer01ne says:

      You will never play your Pirated iso on PSVita because this hack will never be released because of you !
      SHAME ON YOU !

  5. xoombie503 says:

    He probably did it on purpose and deleted after people copied it…anyways I would really like a hen at least to be on the vita.the reason is that Sony is so slow to put psp games on the store and they put the crappy ones.i have a few titles in mind I would love to try on the vita controls

  6. finaly ISO says:

    i hacked my psp i jast wanna play psp games isos on ps vita in HD XD piret iso is good well good for me not for sony XD

  7. finaly ISO says:

    i buy games that last long i parite games that dont got online

  8. OutcAst2myself says:

    Wololo…… I thank some one is tring to “f” you ‘n the “a.” just a lot of fuz bout “pirate.”

  9. MarSprite says:

    I’m not worried about PSP ISO Loaders killing the Vita. I figure a PSP ISO loader could help hardware sales, and as long as Vita ISOs aren’t loadable, the system remains viable for developers making vita games.

    • rex0112 says:

      yeah sure. why should sony bother anymore about PSP iso loader at this time right? It is too late already..XD

      • yeah sure and the games will be soon poor.. Game developers will turn against sony and all will go to iOS, Wii, 3DS, and etcs with a beautiful games…

      • JCSeto says:

        Well, Sony will lose tons of money by PSP ISO running on VITA. It is simple reason.
        People will no longer buy PSP Games from PSN.
        I know not much of people buy here, but it is big enough for sony to try to stop.

        • Mr McGoo says:

          I hate to tell you but im not paying $40 for a copy of tekken 6 that I already own. The games on psn are at original launch price. Definitely not worth it for me. I am indifferent upon the hen for the vita. I. Just set up my 60gig psp so that should keep me just for a while

        • N says:

          Anyone who was going to pirate PSP games would just get a cheap PSP.

    • Adin says:

      You mean Vita ROM? ISOs are for optical (i.e. disc) ROM’s cartridges.

  10. BigCockSurprise says:

    Damn its awesome! i really wish it could be released soon but don’t think it will happen. anyway i would kill to continue my psp2 game and other games i have that were removed from the damn psn..

  11. N0TR0LL says:

    you guys are sure vhbl isnt nedded ?

  12. N0TR0LL says:

    Okay thanks for the answer i won’t install vhbl then coz running ps1 and psp iso is my goal (X

  13. Elratauru says:

    I’m with the people that would love to run backups on their Vitas, I still have my old PSP laying around, however, the Vita is the console I carry the most and I refuse to re-buy my games on PSN, plus, I have imported a lot of Japanese games that you cant find on the US store and some that you cant even find on the JP store.

    I’d totally love to see a release of a PSP loader, but VITA loader? No thanks, I dont want a dead console on my pocket. The “meh” part is that some people use those loaders to pirate isos all over the internets, and that would hurt a lot.

    But anyways, nice to see that we have at least a way to load isos, I guess that being able to inject code inside the psp emulator has its things, with the knowleadge that we have about its firmware and layouts, it’s no surprise that someone came with a way to boot isos 😛

  14. livepixel says:

    I support this hack purely to play FF7:CC since Sony/Square Enix really don’t want to put it on the PSN for some reason.

    • Mr McGoo says:

      I second this. I actually contacted Sony to have them list it and they gave me the run around. I spoke with a friend that works for them and he stated that it more than likely wont make it to psn due to licencing issues.

      • livepixel says:

        What! I don’t even…

        The hypocrisy of Sony fighting hackers tooth and nail for control of a system they have sold to users and then providing abundant legitimate reasons for said users to want to hack, so they can get some actual value out of their expensive purchase, astounds me.

        It’s also quite sad that I feel reduced to wanting to play PSone classics and PSP games because the Vita game offering is limited in quality titles. Then they don’t even release the PSP titles that were incredibly popular.

        I don’t normally comment or condone the running on PSP iso/csos, but I can’t help but support it when Sony is thumbing their nose at it’s faithful users after promising so much and delivering so little.

        I truly feel at a loss that I am not getting nearly the quality gaming experience I was promised from the Vita.

  15. Norml says:

    One day, I won’t have to rebuy all the games I already bought for the PSP and Playstation, both have games that the PSN will never have.

  16. darkkitsune says:

    exelente *u*

  17. Chase says:

    There is a vita iso loader called vitainstaller ive seen it on a website

    • wololo says:

      This is most likely fake. The day an actual vita iso loader is made available, you can expect all scene websites (including us) to talk *a lot* about it

  18. Davee says:

    As mentioned, nothing to do with me!

  19. Arch says:

    Finally I can play Valkyrie Profile on my Vita.

  20. Chase says:

    The vitainstaller iso loader computer program is on a survey website

  21. Cristal666 says:

    Hey wololo,i have problems with the system update 1.8 on vita,is this fault of the company store or what.I would like to play megaman powered up on vita because they cant make it works that why they didnt put it on store,god of war would be perfect i bought mk9 and i thought it was 10 dollars but i was wrong the game cost 20 dollars jajaja,instead of cry i bought megaman maverick hunter x such a perfect remake and in that game i found the powered up i love rockman 1 and still play it in rocknes.

  22. 7 says:

    Eye haz geamez >_<

  23. Brandon says:

    I hope this hack doesn’t become public, I really don’t. As much as I would love to play my Gran Turismo UMD on my PS Vita it’s just not worth it to have wasted $300 on a handheld that’s going to die.

    If Sony gives up on the PS Vita and then this comes out, I’ll fully use it to my advantage but as the Vita still has some life in it, even marginal – I really don’t want to see this hack around.

    Pirates – pay for your damn games. People have a right to play backups, but you don’t have a right to download for free.

  24. jdubs says:

    Yea I support this…the only problem is this will most likely lead to the inevitable vita loader which I don’t really want to see happen. I’m just with those that don’t want to pay original launch cost of psp games that I already purchased UMDs for. They cut you NO slack in price…even for digital copies. Boo sony!

  25. ndh777 says:

    Well piracy isn’t the best news, but this is great news as it is progress. This not only means progress but also that we have new devs that might emerge. Anyone else thinking that we may see CFWs for us common folk by next year? 😉

  26. super says:

    Make that 7 groups that have that kind of access wololo…

  27. Shelton Lee says:

    I thought it was a fake.But it seems that the game “shining blade”is not the Jap version but the CHS version (Chs version is not’s translated by a Chinese group named ACG ,and this version you can only find it as a “.iso” file ) .So if it is the REAL VITA,this will be a real breakthrough.(sorry im not good at English :( )

  28. Norman says:

    Is this the work of Lu Yifan aka yifanlu?? the one that made it possible to run PSX games on the Xperia Play through PSXPeria…

  29. Kefkiroth says:

    Just as long as a Vita ISO loader doesn’t come around, as PSP ISOs are already runnable on PSP. But I guess that it is still possible for a PSP ISO loader to scare away devs from the Vita.

  30. Aces says:

    Ok, i am against piracy myself, but all you people saying piracy killed the PSP dont know what you’re talking about. The PS1 and PS2 were rife with piracy, did they die?
    The XBox360 and the Wii were both hacked for years before the PS3, did they die?
    Sony killed the PSP. UMD, Poor planning and poor advertising, thats all it was.

    • tusso says:

      Absolutely quote

      • dante says:

        I agree.People are so easy to blame piracy for everything. But piracy has been there from the time I started playing games on my old amiga and IBM XT (lode runner, pong, etc)
        People then say yes but today the internet made it easier to pirate…agree and so internet also helped companies sell millions of copies of games instead of 100k or less.
        It goes both ways. All the previous sony systems were hacked and still were the best consoles and games still sold for years.
        The psvita is not doing too well already because of all the limitations, false hopes, etc that sony gives us.
        Maybe I should do my Phd in this piracy thing, seeing that everyone just believes the corporations ranting about piracy. (heck even the music business did not go under when people could record songs and movies on their tape drives and vhs etc)
        I for one hope it gets released some day so I can play my orignal psp games on psvita as I am carrying both my psp and psvita around all the time now.(and my 3ds and nds it is getting a bit silly now)

        • dante says:

          O also just had to add, this is not 1980 – 1998 where every company makes their own hardware that only works with their products etc. These days people want interconnectivity, so either you have to move along with times and what people want or you will sufeer, whether it takes 5 years or 20 years you will lose in the long run, just as Sony is doing at the moment since Samsung,LG, etc are a bit more lenient with their products (yes not game systems etc) but it is only an example. Sony must start to understand people want to use the same SD card they are using in all their devices. I believe that if they made it a bit more user friendly, like better remote play for all ps3 games, ps1 and psp support if you already owned the games etc would boost their sales and thus get more people to maybe buy a psvita game or 2 as well. but hey that is just me.

  31. C:D says:

    Most of the psp games are not in hd for ps vita even tho they have it hacked it will be like having a old psp. Plus we dont have many games coming out for ps vita.

  32. tusso says:

    I don’t understand all this fear for the vita “to die”. The ps2 was one of the most hacked consoles ever, and it’s still alive!!!

  33. quetz says:

    Great!! 😀 Thats just what i was looking for!! 😉

  34. Samir says:

    This hack will enable us to play pirated psp games on ps vita.

  35. booler says:

    If someone will release a PSP iso loader for vita then vita’s sales will only grow

  36. Lelouch says:

    PSP ISO loading is okay, just not Vita ISO loading.

  37. fruitydz says:

    today a second video running psp iso on 1.80 vita appears in internet,he seems to be using a file browser to load an iso(FF7CC),and the background of the browser,suprisingly again, to be very familiar with us,wololo, does it mean that VHBL has the ability to run iso,though you didn’t add this feature for it’s illegal?

  38. jlo138 says:

    I don’t have a vita. But yes this should be released. I mean people are doing this on all the other psp models already and it’s only psp games but on a better screen. Just keep it at that and don’t go further with vita roms. What people want is already being done anyways so why not. Just my thoughts. Sony will make a killing on their memory cards too.

  39. Darkyx says:

    I don’t like piracy, but, well, Sony should had in mind that some vita user have or had a psp, and maybe still got UMD.
    So … well, it’s just like on PSP: my fat didn’t have any UMD reader anymore, so I need an hack to play my games; now, I “need” this exploit to read my PSP games, since sony didn’t made anything so that i could use my paid game on my vita.

  40. Ryan says:

    I hope I can play psp game on vita. My psp is broken, and I don’t want to buy a new one……

  41. Aggie says:


    • Uncle Pirate says:

      I pirate..
      And I have been buying a shitload of vita and PSP games as of late.
      Even bought a 16GB Vita mc..

      Most supported system by a pirate you ever seen.

      • Jd8531 says:

        This. I buy games for PC, Iphone and Vita even tho i could easily pirate them. If its something good enough i will buy it as will alot of people.

  42. INFINITY says:

    Can I just say first of all wololo thanks the work on VHBL and all the developers who put there time into it. I installed it yesterday and it was running great.

    I would like to try the ISO loader myself (won’t we all) I would love to see how they did it. I’m not interested in playing ISOs I just like seeing how things work. :)

  43. NakedFaerie says:

    I would love an ISO loader so I can play the PSP games that arn’t in the shop or banned. Manhunt 2 is my favorite PSP game and its banned so I will never see it in the shop so I can never have it legally so the only way for me to play it is with the ISO.

    Same as EyePet. Thats not in the PSN store but I own the UMD. There is no way for that to be played in the Vita unless an ISO loader is released.

    Just release the ISO Loader and you will see the sales of the Vita go through the roof. It will be sold out in weeks. Now tell me how that will be bad for it? Was it bad for the PSP having a CFW on it all the time? No, was it bad for the PS2 as that could also run backups which are still selling…

    The only bad thing about backups are YOU PEOPLE saying they are bad and complaining about them all the time. BACKUPS ARE GOOD FOR SALES OF CONSOLES AND GAMES.
    I buy a game on a console, I back it up and play it on another console EG PSP – VIta. Nothing wrong with that just you complaining is the only thing wrong with it.

    $ony say that you are only renting the games and the console, This gives us the console back to us the real owners.

  44. OsirisFael says:

    It’s always good to see more progress, in any form, but in cases like this, and I’m sure others agree, the people really just announce it as a tease to everyone else. It’s more of a “look at the cool toy I brought to school, but I won’t let you play with it”-type situation. It’s unfortunate that kernel exploits are now saved for the private groups and their buddies as a more of a status symbol, or demonstration off their “l337 h4ck1ng 5k1ll5” (much like the ps3 scene) instead of the old days on psp where progress was shared and tons of cool stuff came out of it as a result. If you aren’t going to share your toys, don’t rub them in people’s faces, just enjoy them yourselves.

  45. Drakul Inchivarika says:

    Here in china, they already have hacked ps vita’s for the price of $489 American dollars. This guy is running the iso on a ps vita dev system. check your’e resources first guys.

    • un3gr0 says:

      I dont belive in you 2 times.

      -1. ps vita is not “public” hacked anywhere in world, all hacks are in testing phase. Ok, a guy from one of the testing team can be selling “their” team’s work for U$500,00 (2 psvita official price), but i dont belive this is happening, to load a iso you have to be at least an average user(Everyone knows how dificult is to copy files to psvita’s memory), and a noob wont pay 500 bucks for an exploit.

      -2. How can you Know this is an “DEV SYSTEM”? He is using 1.80 FW it can cleary be seen, how god they got a 1.80 DevFW?

    • wololo says:

      I dont know about the chinese black market, but I know what this iso loader is and I can tell you this is not a dev unit.

      • V says:

        To Un3gr0
        – I’ve confirm in the chinese website that 1.80 is an official firmware in the china market release on the 28th of August for PS1 support

        To Wololo
        – You might already have the full source, but there is a scene of Credit with “Hacked by” in Mandrin and i found a chinese article about the hacker. You have my email and let me know if you’re interested. In the China Market is using his work to hack PSV and sell to others, even though i believe that he manage to build the custom firmware but he doesn’t want to get too involved?? (i don’t see anything reveal in his blog unless my source is fake)

    • Sin says:

      lol , that was expensive , here in malaysia that mod vita only cost RM1200 … in USD its should be around USD380 … that vita comes with mod psn store , only psp games available to purchase in that store , no pirated vita games yet ..if want to play vita games , have to buy the game card since u dont have official psn store , also cannot update to 1.8

  46. mr.prirate says:

    Look at the DS and 3DS, you didnt even need to hack that system. its a simple game cartridge with a memory stick and you have access to the entire catalogue of DS games.

    And its a very successful system with lots of developers. I have a VITA and can honestly say im disappointed.

  47. Popi421 says:

    This is not a hack if you have peace walker on the psn you can copy it to your ps3 then plug in your vita and copy it to mem. Stick wha lha push play

  48. michael says:

    I’m afraid an employee of Sony Corporation is selling information to hackers one way or another the vita will be hacked and peace will be restored and the earth will be saved.

  49. tatsuya says:

    noo shining blade XD i don have credit card and malaysia dont sell psn card in convenient store :(
    oh well

  50. Alfredo Fruscella says:

    how do I suppose to hack it if we cannot download the game anymore. Is there any way to any of you send me the game and any way to patch it for my vita?

  51. clicks says:

    Then I suggest you go play $1 glorified flash games on an iPhone. I only want to run PSP isos on the Vita because I don’t feel like re-purchasing my old UMDs (which I just did recently with MHFU for obvious reasons).

  52. Goody says:

    I believe the RICH hate piracy and the POOR who can’t afford love piracy. That’s the truth.

  53. wololo says:

    This was not posted by a Dev, as I said, it was leaked by a beta tester. This is extremely different. The tool is not his to release.

  54. Keyblade Spirit says:

    I’m not poor and I support piracy.

  55. jason says:

    i agree. if you don’t have money, why would you give it to the people that already have money? almost a rhetorical question.

  56. tatsuya says:

    lol me poor but still buy original game XD

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