Half-Byte Loader for Patapon 2 (up to OFW 6.20)

Important announcement

I am not supporting the HBL for the Patapon exploit anymore for now, and this page will not be updated anymore. For the new HBL versions, please check the HBL main page. The information below is outdated but remains for archive reasons.

What is it?

Note: although HBL might still be useful to some people, we now recommend to 6.20 users that you use a Homebrew Enabler which will enhance your experience.

This page is for HBL on the Patapon2 exploit. This exploit works for PSPs on firmware up to 6.20 included. If you have a firmware higher than 6.20, please go back to the HBL main page and select the version that matches your firmware
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 6.31. 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, patched games that improve compatibility, the savegame necessary to trigger the Patapon exploit, and other cool stuff.


Latest stable release. Fast and reliable, this is the version I currently recommend. We don’t accept bug reports for this version!

Development version of the HBL. We only accept bug reports for this version

This crafted Savegame is required to run the HBL

Additional downloads

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Previous Versions

How to use

Check the README.txt file in the zip file 🙂

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.

267 Responses

  1. plz name some good sites where i can download some games that work on HBL or games that work on sega,nintendo,etc emulators as in where can i get the roms from……

    plz post the links….it would be of great help…..Cheers!! \m/ wololo u rule!!
    thanks alot bros…!

  2. Manouel Pixell says:

    wololo si aora hackeo mi pspgo ke counseguiria es decir como podria meter juegos y eso o descargaria gratis o algo es ke no lo entiendo?espero respuasta porfa please

  3. Manouel Pixell says:

    wololo si aora hackeo mi pspgo ke counseguiria es decir podria meter juegos y eso o descargaria gratis o algo? es ke no lo entiendo espero respuasta por favor, porfa

  4. juan321 says:

    @Manouel Pixell
    nose por que escribes en español en este sitio pero si se logran hackear las psp 6.xx 1000, 2000, 3000, GO y se desarrolla un iso loader para el hen de total_noob podras meterle isos aparte de todos los homebrews que son muy entretenidos ojala total_noob logre liberar los otros 32 mbs el las slim y go en su Hen

  5. SLAYER says:

    if i update to hlb can i downgrade to other virsion?>??/

  6. james1552 says:

    PSP: 3000
    OFW 6.20
    Revision 109
    Latest Patapon Save 11/14

    I start up patapon and go through the standard procedure, one I press the r trigger, the r109 screen pops up and does its thing but then its just a black screen, it doesn’t continue to the HBL. The psp isn’t frozen because it allows me to use the PS button menu. It takes about several trys before it goes to the HBL but even then if I stay at the HBL menu for too long it freezes there, and exiting emulators freezes and restarts when before it went to HBL menu.

    I have re-installed as well but to no avail 🙁

    Is this normal?

  7. Bryan says:

    I need help im going to get a new psp for chirstmas. What is the probability of getting a psp 3000 v5.03 please tell me!!

  8. Bryan says:

    The psp is 3000 the one im getting

  9. Littlefighter says:

    wololo, when are you going to realease the r110, i tried to compile it, but when opening the wmenu it freezes

  10. james1552 says:


    If you buy a PSP 3000 from the store it’s going to have 6.20 or later

    You can buy a PSP 1000 or 2000 on Amazon or Ebay and get a pandora battery and have custom firmware that way.

  11. charan says:

    i hav a psp go n1004… i tried the hbl but my psp freezes and shuts down!!
    plzz help…… what is root memory in my psp go??

  12. sorry for my english i`m german
    first i say german then english:
    1.Ich habe eine psp 2004 code 8c fw 6.20 und hbl 109
    bei mir stürtzt nach einer weile immer jelly car ab. Normal?
    2.I have a psp 2004 code 8c and hbl 109
    my psp crash after a wile when i play jelly car. Normal?

  13. Alan says:

    what time can 6.20 start hen
    I’m Chinese

  14. Pasarel says:

    How can I figure to download HBL r110? I know, Wololo said a while ago that the revisions that doesn’t appear on the blog page aren’t as stable as the previous ones, but this guy says that ApocalySP is now working.
    So, does anyone have a download link?

    • Soulboy says:


      I don’t think theres hbl 110 out yet but, check out Pspslimhacks.com it has all of the updates for hbl, tn’s cfw and many more thing i check daily to look for new things.

  15. jack says:

    how do i use the ds emu i downloaded from twisted download im on rev 109,3004 6.20 and when i try to use it just goes back to the xmb

  16. Madison says:

    So i have a psp 3000 and my games dont spin and i have the 6.2 version and im doing this so i can play free games and not throw my psp away. Any advice how to jailbreak my psp?

    • omar says:

      please dont trash ur psp.i will email u the files if nes…but anyway u need-1.patapon2 demo.2.patapon2 savedata..save both 2 ur game file on mem stick…next u need hbl-r109(half byte loader).save eboot 2 ur memstick core and put the rest of ur hbl into game folder.thats it,now download emulators&homebrew.

  17. KK says:

    Hi there,

    After pressing “R”, i went into the BHL menu i think. Then, should i need to press any button like “x” or “o” or should i wait for a long time until it proceeds itself? Thank you very much Bro.

  18. juan321 says:

    i have a question about the hbl why the hbl can’t load .prx files from a homebrews?
    please answer me a concrete answer i don’t wanna hear ***
    or the .prx only can be loaded in a kernel exploit?

  19. ballu says:

    bc aanrazee mai baat karlo tmkc

  20. bjorn24 says:

    Sir good morning, when I open the PATAPON 2 Demo game it says: The game could not started. (8021001). Pls help Sir. This is my PSP Model & OFW
    OFW version 6.20

  21. Bruno360 says:

    I’m using a PSP 3004, when i press “R” the PSP crash and shutdown.

  22. kenichi says:

    how to upgrade ur psp form 5.70 to 6.20

    • clockdryve says:

      Get your download from here (no higher than 6.20) http://www.mediafire.com/?6e2w8kz473pbk Download to desktop or somewhere that you remember. Now unzip the file into (or put into) a folder you call UPDATE. Now connect your PSP with DATA cable and put this UPDATE folder into your GAME folder that is inside the PSP folder (if there is already one in there…delete the old one). Now disconnect PSP from computer and start the PSP. Look over to GAME icon and you will see the update. You must have a full battery charge (over 85 percent) or be plugged into power cord. Read directions for download and accept….you CANNOT turn off the PSP or remove power cable once you start or you will BRICK the PSP. Bricks are BAD….means DEATH to most game systems. The Brick can happen while running ANY update….even from a UMD so always be carefull during an update. Just START it and set the PSP down untill finished. **Inside your PSP (under battery), what numbers does it say… 1001 or 2001 or 3001 ?? Just wondering??

  23. cloud says:


  24. Behi says:

    Hi I have an PSP-3004 v6.00
    When I Pull the Rtrigger my psp show an black page then write some text and it will restart but nothing happens. what can I do???

  25. ankit gupta says:

    pls anyone can tell the whole process of running games on memorycard on psp.i don’t know anything abt psphacking,i also don’t know about firmware,homebrew,xmb,root directory.pls explain in very easy way.

    • Parteek says:

      frimwer is a oprating system of psp hombreo is hack for psp root directory meas when we open memorycard from computer that is root of memory card

  26. Parteek says:

    Your hack is suparb but i have a problem in a game the POP Forgotten sands is not working in my psp i try pach when i use patch game first loadin is start but in 1 or 2 seond the psp crashed i try Openidea loaidea and prometheus ISO Loder did not work for me i have psp 3004 and it have OFW 6.20 with using your system i got 6.20 TN-B pleas help me thanx

  27. humpty2311 says:

    thanks wololo i hacked my psp slim with the 6.20 TN-B (HEN). I used this hombrew called psp tool then i went to cfw 5.00m33-6. thanks alot for the hen.

  28. Wilmor says:

    I Have a:
    PSP 3004
    Date Code 8D
    Version 6.20

    and the downgrader works..

    But my friend has:
    PSP 3004
    Date Code 9D
    Version 6.20

    and it don’t really work..
    I tried it 10+ times but it doesn’t work..
    It can read the TN B HEN
    but when i open any game
    It crashes..

  29. 1hand-play says:

    i just hope the new nintendo console is more of a gamecube instead of a wii

  30. Mac_Daddy says:

    im on the 5.50 prome-4 version..
    i wanted to know if i can update to the lastest hack version and how

  31. MacDadddyJ says:

    im on the 5.50 prome-4 version..
    i wanted to know if i can update to the lastest hack versions and how

  32. Bryan says:

    how to load game in patapon ? plz help

  33. clockdryve says:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?6e2w8kz473pbk I’m putting this LINK down here now (link to PSP firmwares including PSPGO) Because……NOW my link sends me HERE now for some reason (spammed I guess)…..so I will not need to look for the link on this page for awhile. It will be at the bottom of the list (for awhile). I don’t understand WHY my bookmark sends me here now. What did you do here at this “website” to hijack that link?? I had that link WEEKS before I posted it here, and it used to work FINE. ???

    • wololo says:

      I have absolutely no clue what you’re talking about. Obviously my website cannot hijack your browser, the problem is somewhere on your machine.

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