Tutorial: How to copy ISO/CSO/Homebrew on Urbanix

A lot of you seem to be having problems so here is a fool proof, easy to use and understand tutorial on how to copy any ISOs, CSOs and Homebrew over with the Urbanix Exploit.

I’ve noticed a lot of people complaining about not being able to copy files and its simple mistakes so double check everything. Just follow this tutorial closely and you will be good to go! Its best if you use Open CMA and if you have problems comment; ill try to help everyone as much as possible.


Copying & Installing Homebrew

  1.  Assuming you have the exploit already on the Vita and know how to copy this over it’ll be easy. When you need to add more homebrew using this method you have to copy over the save data every time. The FTP ISO/CSO method explained below works too for homebrew.
  2. Go to where your Urbanix exploit is from CMA, its location should be something like C:\My Documents\PSvita\PSAVEDATA\d6def6b623fe3e46\NPUZ00077\
  3. Make a folder called PSP and then another folder inside of that called GAME
  4. Inside of GAME is where you put the homebrew.

 So for example I wanted to copy Half Life 1

  •  I made a folder inside GAME called HALFLIFE (Remember all caps, 8 characters)
  • Then inside of HALFLIFE is all of the files (EBOOT.PBP, DATA.BIN. PARAM.SFO ect)

5. Next go back out to the main folder where the exploit is and the PSP folder is; Use Winrar or something similar to zip it, I used Winrar:

  • Right click PSP and add to archive
  • Change the compression to store
  • Change the compression type to zip
  • Rename the files to whatever you want with .ZIP in capitals at the end instead of .zip BEFORE you hit OK

5. Transfer the save of Urbanix over and run the exploit: You should then see your home-brew, scroll over it and hit X and then install. You are all done!


Copying ISO/CSO Method One (Easy way)

1. Install the FTP Homebrew app and launch it. I’m using Kingdom Hearts in this example…

2. Take your ISO/CSO and make sure it is named with 8 characters (Try not to use numbers to avoid issues) and that its all caps. (Do not ask me where to get isos or csos!)

            > KINGHRTS.ISO  -GOOD

            >KingdomHearts2.iso -BAD

3. On your vita you will be shown the address for the FTP server. Type that into your browser (example: Its best to use Firefox with the FireFTP addon.

4. Find your ISO/CSO on your computer and drag it over into the ISO folder (Make sure you have a folder named ISO at the root if not make one.)

5. After its finished copying over, exit out of FTP Vita and your ISO or CSO will be there, just hit X to launch it (Note*: Most games will work, some wont)

 Copying ISO/CSO Method two (Harder way)

The reason this is harder is that sometimes the ISO/CSO will not show up or wont copy and using PSPFILER every time is a hassle. FTP is the best way to do it.

1. Move the ISO/CSO into the save data folder (Exploit) and move it onto the vita like normal (Use the same rules of naming the ISO/CSO 8 characters, all caps)

2. Using PSPFILER or something similar and move through the file manager and find the ISO/CSO

3. On the root make a folder called ISO if you havent already and move your ISO/CSO inside

4. Your structure should be something like ms0:/ISO/

5. Back out to Tmenu, find the game and launch it and Enjoy!

Note by Wololo: Independently of each blogger’s personal opinion, this site does not condone piracy. Do not request (or point people to) places that distribute pirated content

  1. Spartacus’s avatar

    you know it’s sad that I figured out most of the stuff here and have got PSPFiler 6.6 homebrew to work…PSP ISO backups are working…but when I used filer6.6 and accidentally deleted a folder I thought was a duplicate because my filer homebrew keeps showing up twice, one is the application that runs and the other is the installer it messed up my FTP VITA homebrew and dissapeared. No big deal right? just reload it up on the vita like you had 20 min prior? wrong, no homebrew works on my vita now despite the fact I have PSP Filer and PSP iso’s working flawlessly. Any thoughts? I’m really at a loss.


    1. frank’s avatar

      Where should i place the psp2updat file


  2. LOS’s avatar

    ok i have the urbanix game and have copied the exploit as well but i cant get anything else to work at all. can someone make a video tutorial on how to do this please. i would love to play my old isos and things on my new vita but i guess im a noob when it come to this vita. pleae help!!


  3. LOS’s avatar

    my vita is running the 1.81 firmware


  4. Hell666’s avatar

    Does this mean we can play psp games on vita?,call me stupid but i dont understand any of this jajaja.


    1. vcb04’s avatar

      Yes stupid thats exactly what it means (although we could b4 too we were just limited to psn titles)

      And before anybody whigs out, he said to call him stupid. lol


  5. Whackm’s avatar

    Hi guys, another quick question. Has anyone gotten PS1 games working?

    Let’s see if I can remember my Japanese, the translation for this would be …




    1. OsirisFael’s avatar

      Unfortunately not to my knowledge, no.

      p.s. For the last sentence this is probably better “UrbanixのハックでPS1ゲームを再生するのができますか”


      1. gunblade’s avatar

        did u try nameing it right……………(Use the same rules of naming the ISO/CSO 8 characters, all caps)


      2. Nemo’s avatar

        再生 is to play a video.


  6. william’s avatar

    Can someone please make a brief youtube tutorial on how to copy homebrews….i tried like 15 times literally and still fail im trying to copy FTPSERVER. thnks


    1. CronoFear’s avatar

      Don’t use FTP, It is really slow.

      -Create a PSP/GAME Folders.
      -Download a Homebrew and put it in PSP/GAME/
      *For example, if the homebrew is VFTP, the result should be
      *PSP/GAME/VFTP/EBOOT.BIN(take note EBOOT.BIN is always inside in homebrew folder).
      -Then right-click on PSP folder and compress with Winrar. *Name the file as XXXXXXXX.ZIP (less than 8 letter and CAPITAL), compression *method=none and accept.
      -Move the XXXXXX.ZIP to GameXploitSavedata folder (the one that you use for installing TN-V).
      -Go to your PSVITA and copy the new savefile, accept the overwrite.
      -Now go to TN-V4(pspemu)>>games, you should see the homebrew in the list, press triangle and install.
      -After the instalation, accept the erase petition.
      -Go to pictures or video (for refreshing) and then return to game, now you should see the homebrew.

      FOR ISO:
      -Name your ISO as XXXXXXXX.ISO (less than 8 letter and CAPITAL).
      -Move your ISO to GameXploitSavedata folder (the one that you use for installing TN-V).
      -Go to your PSVITA and copy the new savefile, accept the overwrite.
      -Now go to TN-V4(pspemu)>>games, you should see the GAME in the list, press triangle and install (installing is optional).
      -After the instalation, accept the erase petition.
      -Go to pictures or video (for refreshing) and then return to game, now you should see the GAME.

      Srry for my english.


      1. CronoFear’s avatar

        God i’m so stupid xDD. I thought i was on a TN-V4 post.


  7. Dakota’s avatar

    how do i create i file in the root folder? with out psp filer mine always crashes tried many versions…


  8. Norml’s avatar

    Works like a charm, thanks sooooooo much!


  9. vcb04’s avatar

    I had a way easier time using windows ftp explorer (I know not everyone has windows, but still it might help those that do) Every ftp browser plugin I tried just kept asking me to save it to my computer whenever I’d drop an ISO into the folder. What was I doing wrong?


  10. wololosupporter’s avatar

    Thanks WOLOLO works great off of the mad blocker exploit


  11. Symon’s avatar

    IF anyone is having trouble with the VITAFTP instructions, here is a simpler version:

    1. Install the VitaFTP homebrew app (Copy the file inside install.rar into PSP/GAME/”8 Letter Name”
    2. Run the Homebrew from the Menu after running Urbanix / MB:ROTF
    3. Ensure your wireless is enabled on your Vita & run Filezilla from your Windows machine
    4. connect the the ftp server by typing in the ftp server address given on your vita screen into the “host” section of the “Site Manager”
    5. Create a folder called ISO onto the root directory of the PSV
    6. Drag your ISO’s / CSO’s into this newly created ISO folder
    7. hit Square on your vita once the tranfer is complete
    8. click on the ISO from the homebrew menu
    9. HF.


    1. UKDNA’s avatar

      Thanks! I certainly love everything wololo does for us, but the how-tos on here leave out a lot of info or refer to earlier posts that refer to earlier posts that refer to earlier posts…


      1. UKDNA’s avatar

        Also is there any danger of having an update forced if wifi is turned on?


    2. supadupakoopa’s avatar

      Thanks so much!
      Also, if anyone can’t can’t connect to their vita, try this helped me http://ks389188.kimsufi.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=15531&p=173458

      “So – I suggest using FileZilla client, go into its settings, click “FTP” – set transfer mode to active, click on “Downloads” – change connections from 2 to 1… and press OK to save it.”


  12. gregdaleg’s avatar

    What is the root folder on the vita I’ve put the ISO folder everywhere and nothing shows up on the ftp server :(


  13. Yatashi’s avatar

    Thanks Wololo, got it working!


  14. Karma_Darkly’s avatar

    I have no idea how to create a folder in the root directory. can someone help me out.


  15. Faceless_Sinner’s avatar

    My ISO’s run out of the exploited save from the exploit. For some reason they don’t show up when I move them to my ISO folder in the root. Unique problem I guess but it still works like a charm…


  16. gunblade’s avatar

    got it to work … anybody no how to fix dat thing dat happens in 1.81 dat they added in 1.80


  17. Arashi no yoru ni’s avatar

    I’m having a problem i managed to get FF crisis core on my vita using the FTP. But when i try to put another ISO/CSO in i get this:

    *An error occurred while copying a file to the ftp server. make sure you have permission* blah blah shit.

    So how do i solve this problem? please help me.


  18. richie’s avatar



  19. MUD’s avatar

    How do I make a .iso to a .ISO?
    From this MORTKOMB.iso to this MORTKOMB.ISO

    Thanks in advance.


  20. CJW’s avatar

    Well after buying a few vHBL programs and then never bothering to even install it, finally there is good reason. I am on 1.8 and setup the -B version of the MHFU hack last night and it works wonderfully. I wish there was a simpler way to get into the CFW but hey it works and for me it has worked well. Seeing that the setup of HomeBrew is kind of wanky thing I wish someone would make a pre-pack with all the good stuff like FTP, PSPFiler, and Wagic and other favorite homebrews all packaged up and in the proper directory. That way when you did the oCMA transfer everything you need would be ready to go…..anyone done this?


  21. DAMARR B’s avatar

    Whats going on everyone i have monster hunter us version 1.80 i followed the instructions 2 to a tee (apparently not)
    and after i got the homebrew store change the zip 2 capitals and all only monster hunter comes up on the tn-b menu. Can someone please give me a pointer i want 2 play some Sonic! thank you


    1. MUD’s avatar

      Load TN-B then press up on the + pad and find the game in the SaveGame folder and install it.
      Also I recommend getting FireFTP it makes everything way easier. ;)

      Now how do I change a .iso file in to a .ISO file?


  22. RICHIE’s avatar

    I dont have the Urbanix Exploit, how do i get it what if i cant get it from the psn store, will this hack still work,
    Please Help…. Thanks in Advance for your Fantastic work
    and help..


    1. MUD’s avatar

      Wait for the next game with a exploit, join the Wololo chat and get in on the Ninja Release to insure getting the game before Sony pulls it from the online store.

      lol, I need help changing .iso to .ISO any one?


  23. Joey Gernaat’s avatar

    Do i need VHBL to launch the FTP-app? I only have the Urbanix exploited game.


    1. MUD’s avatar

      No, you “can” install FireFTP using Urbanix. TN-B/Urbanix is better than VHBL in alot of ways.


      1. t’s avatar

        how do you create a ISO folder on the root of the vita?


  24. PanamaJack’s avatar

    can someone confirm YS Seven working?!?!?!?!?!?


  25. PanamaJack’s avatar

    and in Metal Slug Anthology i can play every game exept the 6th has someone had this problem?


  26. el o el’s avatar

    So, can anyone confirm that Valkyria Chronicles II is working?

    I renamed it to VALKCRON.ISO (which showed in properties: VALKCRON.ISO.iso) and transferred it over, and it showed up perfectly in my games list.

    However, the game crashed upon launching.
    Am I doing something wrong? Ace Combat X worked perfectly.


  27. Jake Granado’s avatar

    My iso’s work but if i put any on it stop my PSN downloads from working…fix?


  28. RICHIE’s avatar

    This Hack is of no use because it depends on psn psp games
    which are not possible to buy or download for everyone,as
    there are removed from the store as soon as there read this hack, Please make a hack that dosent need PSN GAMES,



    1. wololo’s avatar

      Feel free to do that and share it with the community. Beggars can’t be choosers.


  29. MajorSnipes’s avatar

    It works if you copy the iso/cso to the exploited save data folder and providing that you have already created the ISO folder to ms0 (root) then when you starts TN’s menu the .iso/.cso file should show> press x on same and you will be prompted to copy it to the ISO folder… It seem faster than ftp


  30. Leona’s avatar

    I just get a blackscreen whenever I try to run the exploit now, a FTP transfer failed halfway and now I’m at a loss…


  31. Mario’s avatar

    Hey i need help please i can’t install the FTP when i put this on the INSTALL.zip my vita wont install it sorry for my bad English


  32. Breed’s avatar

    pls guys i just got a PS VITA VERSION 2.11 as a gift from my nice in south Africa which she was using but, me in Nigeria i can’t afford buying any game so i made my reach to this site now i know some thing can be done for me to run only one ISO game which is Pro Evolution 2012 cause that’s the only game i need; but the game came with one game called WIPEOUT in a PlayStation Vita Card so please if its possible for you to send me Tutorial on how to hack PS Vita VERSION 2.11 directly in to my Mail i will be please E-mail- breedlastcom9@gmail.com


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