Half Byte Loader for OFW 6.60

What is it?

This page is for the “XMB” version of HBL for 6.60, a version of Half-Byte Loader that runs on 6.60 firmware only, without the need for any “exploit” or “hack”.
This page is the official Download page for Half-Byte Loader
. If you have questions please check the FAQ. For the latest news about Half Byte Loader, check the HBL Category on this blog.
Half-Byte Loader (HBL) is an open source Homebrew Loader for the Sony PSP. It allows to play fan-made games on any PSP up to firmware 6.60 included. HBL allows to run emulators for the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, Sega Megadrive, NES, Super NES… and many other applications.

On this page you will find my own works related to the HBL: downloads for the latest version, and other cool stuff.

Downloads




Latest stable release. Fast and reliable, this is the version I currently recommend.

Additional downloads

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Previous Versions

Nothing here yet, but for history reasons you might want to have a look at previous versions of HBL that ran on other exploits: the Patapon2 Demo, the hot shots golf games, and the Minna no Sukkiri Demo.

How to use

Unzip the archive at the root of your psp and run from the XMB. Check the README file of the archive for more info :)

More Info

HBL is a work in progress and sometimes it might fail to load your favorite homebrew. However we believe it is harmless for your PSP and I personally test my work on several PSPs before releasing it. We are also confident that this program cannot “brick” your psp and it will not void your Sony Warranty.

HBL is open source, the compiled versions I provide are a compiled version of the sources available freely here

Need Help?

If you have questions/issues please go to the official forums

Want to Help?

HBL is a work in progress and we need your help. Bug reports, test reports, and code patches are welcome. I also accept donations if you want to support my releases.

39 Responses

  1. HBL-Lover says:

    Does PSP Filer 6.6 works on this HBL?

  2. toBsucht says:

    HBL>Lover most likely not .. if you have a look to the old hbl none of them run filer6.x zou should try lower ver. but not all options does work 100%
    here is a compatibel list for the 6.39 http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4498 at that subform zou can find two other list!

  3. eva says:

    Do Go!Tube work with this (My psp: 3004 firmware 6.60)

    • toBsucht says:

      eva if it doesn´t work you can use a signed ver. of open tube to download videos from youtube. ^^i signed a ver. of go!tube 1.2 which does play videos but for me wifi doesn´t work. Note signed eboots doesn´t work with hbl :(

  4. CAMILO MORALES says:

    ayuda con mi psp go en version 6.60 no puedo jugar nada muchas gracias por sus respuestas :(

  5. deejay says:

    Can someone please tell me some good emulators that work with this version of hbl for 6.60 ofw? I have picodrive, vice for c64 and a nes emu running fine but the snes, mastersystem and gameboy emus that I had running before I stupidly updated my psp dont work now. Also if there is any ps1 emu available or does that require a homebrew? Thanks.

    • diego says:

      pues tambien puedes hackear o piratear tu psp yo tambien tengo la version 6.60 y yo ya la hackie solamente pones en google descargar 6.60 pro-b9 y lo descomprimes pasas la carpeta a la raiz de tu psp y luego en el menu juego de tu psp ejecutas el pro upate y para que se te bean los juegos q metiste tienes q crear una carpeta ISO EN LA RAIZ y listo nota la carpeta iso debe estar en mayuscula

  6. Mark says:

    I have a psp 3001 on 6.60 firmware and hbl is working great but I can’t get prometheus to work but picodrive work fine .I wondered if there will be a hen for 6.60 because the lowest hen is 6.39 and I don’t know how to downgrade my psp.I don’t know if my psp is compatable with a pandora battery for the downgrade.

  7. leonardo says:

    it doesnt work with my psp 3004 ofw 6.6, my psp just turns off during loading it

  8. darasovci says:

    And you can add the internet connection?

  9. coco says:

    hey no puedo instalr el ese en el psp que tengo que hacer

  10. Razor says:

    I have psp 3001 firmware 6.60, but when ii go to the HBL it wont load all the way to the menu. It would only Show the things where it has those words in RED and thats it… Do ii have to wait longer or what?

  11. kkk says:

    hepl my semi-brick psp 3004 soft 6.60

  12. toBsucht says:

    use a 6.60 hen http://wololo.net/talk/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=7169 or Wololo´s cfw for dummies guide (link @ top).
    hbl isn´t updated since kernel hen release. .. lower fw hbl are better

  13. kkk says:

    how to fix semi-brick in the psp 3000 with motherboard TA-093 6.60 soft and help me

  14. kkk says:

    how to fix semi-brick in the psp 3000 with motherboard TA-093 with 6.60 soft help me as it is possible please help

  15. hello, i not can play games ofw psp with update 6.60. help for more games with uptate 6.60. has a new carecteristics , new software and news games.

  16. Bueno , no puedo jugar juegos firmados con mi psp version 6.60 porfavor, slguien me ayuda?

  17. perdon por tener faltas ortograficas cuando escribia en ingles

  18. diego says:

    porfa ayudenme como le ago para cambiar la version del psp de la 6.60 a la 5.03

  19. diego says:

    pues si estas cansado mejor hackeala o pirateala como tu le quiieras llamar solamente en google le pones descargar 6.60 pro-b9 descomprimes el archivo pasas la carpeta a la raiz de tu psp despues creas una carpeta llamada iso en mayuscula ai guargas los juegos iso o cso despues bas al menu juegos de tu psp y ejecutasel pro upate y te ban a apreser los juegos q petiste a y otra cosa si se te cicla y apaga el psp siges los mismos pasos de ejecutar el pro upate y listo

  20. Roy says:

    Same problem as the spanish dude. I have 6.60 ofw. so what can i do to play with ISO games too?

    • wololo says:

      please ask your CFW specific questions on our forums at http://wololo.net/talk .
      for isos, it’s usually as simple as creating an “ISO2 folder on your memory stick and putting them there. If you have specific questions about specific games, I can’t help you much and you’d rather use the help forums

  21. JOSH says:

    any 1 know of a iso runner :/
    4 6.60?!

  22. toBsucht says:

    as Mr. Wololo wrote (13.1.) use “hen/cfw” link at the top for example pro hen b10 or neuron hen support isoloading or you can try fake np v1

  23. jur says:

    Hi mr wololo i have a psp3000 vers.6.50 i have already install evrything,it works..but sometimes it can’t load a iso-game..what can be the problem?must i “update” my “hbl”..some plugins for example..
    BTW thank u..

  24. berk says:

    if you install hbl you can still run signed apps or eboots,can’t you?

  25. Ankit says:

    works perfectly fine thanks a lot

  26. link12364 says:

    Half Byte Loader can load iso’s cso’s

  27. Micheal kelleher says:

    How do I actually get it?

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