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.


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.

40 Responses

  1. HBL-Lover

    Does PSP Filer 6.6 works on this HBL?

  2. toBsucht

    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

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

    • toBsucht

      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 :(


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

  5. deejay

    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

      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

    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

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

  8. darasovci

    And you can add the internet connection?

  9. coco

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

  10. Razor

    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

    hepl my semi-brick psp 3004 soft 6.60

  12. toBsucht

    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

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

  14. kkk

    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. sorry , not speac inglish

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

  18. perdon por tener faltas ortograficas cuando escribia en ingles

  19. diego

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

  20. diego

    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

  21. Roy

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

    • wololo

      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

  22. JOSH

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

  23. toBsucht

    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

  24. jur

    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..

  25. berk

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

  26. Ankit

    works perfectly fine thanks a lot

  27. link12364

    Half Byte Loader can load iso’s cso’s

  28. Micheal kelleher

    How do I actually get it?

  29. dood

    To this day it seems that STILL there is NO actual ISO LOADER for OFW 6.60 YET, just for any of you asking, the two possible ways of running ISOs are (without installing a custom firmware of course):

    1. Using the 6.60 HEN that it is said to run ISOs by default (not including PSX) tried this on a psp 1000 (fat) and didn’t work, at least that was for me, you had to put your ISOs and CSOs in a folder called ISO in the root of the psp.

    2. Using the fake-np method, done that, and worked, when i used it it only accepted ISOs (you can convert CSOs to ISO, dont worry) but there was a size limit (which i think it was about 1.4GiB or something like that) and also uncompresses the ISO so it takes more space, but basically converts your ISO into an EBOOT (signed-homebrew-like) that you place in the /PSP/GAME folder, worked great but took up a lot of space and the size limit wouldn’t let me play heavier games, you can try to look it up if there’s a new version.

    Hope this could help someone, thanks wololo

    Hasta hoy en día parece que AÚN NO EXISTE manera de CORRER ISOs para el OFW 6.60 sin piratear la PSP, solo para los que estén aún preguntando, hasta ahora solo hay 2 soluciones (sin instalar CFW):

    1. Usar el HEN 6.60 que aparentemente te deja correr ISOs por defecto una vez reinicie el PSP luego de correr la aplicacion, las ISOs deben ser guardadas en el directorio base en una nueva carpeta llamada ISO que deberan crear, probé este metodo en un psp 100 (fat) y no funcionó, no puedo hablar por los demás pero vale la pena probar.

    2. La aplicación fake-np, probado yo mismo y funcionó, funciona solo con ISOs (los CSO se pueden convertir a ISO) funciona a la perfeccion, el unico problema que me encontré fue que tenia un límite del tamaño (como de 1.4GiB mas o menos) y mas grande que eso no te dejaba usarlo, la aplicacion convierte el ISO en un EBOOT (que puedes correr como aplicacion instalada) que debes poner en la carpeta /PSP/GAME de la psp, el unico problema era el de el limite de tamaño que no te dejaba jugar juegos de gran tamaño, y el hecho que al pasarlo de iso a eboot se hacia mas pesado el archivo, consumiendo mas espacio. A los interesados pueden buscar a ver si hay una version nueva sin límite de tamaño para los juegos, pero de verdad que super recomendado

    Espero que le sirva a alguien, gracias wololo.

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