Half-Byte Loader for the Sukkiri Exploit (up to OFW 6.35)

Important announcement

I am not supporting the HBL for the Sukkiri 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 The information below is outdated but remains for archive reasons.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?

This page is for HBL on the Sukkiri Demo. This exploit works for PSPs on firmware up to 6.35 included, and requires the demo of the game Minna no sukkiri which can be downloaded here.

If you have a firmware 6.36 or lower, we suggest that you give a try to a Homebrew Enabler which will enhance your experience. Some versions of the Hen don’t require HBL to run, although some users might still need to use HBL in some cases.

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 6.35. 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 downloads for the latest version, patched games that improve compatibility, the savegames necessary to trigger the exploit, and other cool stuff. New releases are announced on my blog here


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 with Minna no sukkiri

Additional downloads

If you’re looking for good homebrews that run on your PSP, don’t look any further, those are 15 games and utilities that will keep you entertained for hundreds of hours.

Previous Versions

None yet :)

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.

112 Responses

  1. mr-crazy

    hey iso loader starts.but i newer tested any game .need to download them .first comment

  2. Alexander

    i have a psp 3000 with firmware 6.31 should i update it till 6.35?

    • Kira

      @Alexander pls don´t update ur fw… I didn´t know that there was such thing as HEN and updated my to 6.35, so u know how do I feel now… So sad =/

  3. onemal

    No. Don’t update.
    Maybe Total_Noob release HEN for 6.30/6.31 first.
    And if you update to 6.35 you need to wait longer.
    Sukkiri Exploit work on 6.31 OFW too. Why you want to update?

  4. sandesh

    @wololo, links are not working. please fix ur link. thank you very much.

    • Willy

      Links do work!……but if you are using Chrome or Firefox then you may have a hard time, switch to Internet Explorer for a minute and download without any problems…..

  5. onemal

    All links are working. Don’t see any problem.

  6. Ark

    yey picodrive 100 run thx 😀 i can play my dear ps4 *_*

  7. ChorizoConWebo


  8. ChorizoConWebo

    also links aren’t working i can’t download the new hbl

  9. ChorizoConWebo

    what is the download.php file???

  10. ChorizoConWebo

    Can some one post the link to HBL R112, the one here doesn’t work so I can’t download it :(

  11. DarkShadow

    you guys need to download this using a computer it dosent work for psp you will get download.php

  12. mega

    My system is psp 3001. Purchased it during black friday 2010, the karate kid and LBP with 1gb memory card bundle. It came with OFW 6.31 and upgraded it to 6.35 to get the upgrade for LBP. I did not know I can download upgrades using the computer at the time. One of the thing I noticed my hand crams after playing for 20-30 mins.

    Anyway, I installed the HBL 6.35 and it works well. I download and tested the Bookr from wololo’s 15 essential homebrew link. It also works well. However I downloaded the snes9xTYL and mh gpspkai from the same link. Unfortunately neither worked. The snes9xTYL does not load and freezes at a white screen. From there whole system freezes. The roms are placed in the rom folder (I don’t know if there are any bios for this system, and I own the cartridge-super mario all star) I could not turn it offf so I took off the battery and put it back and restart the system. The mh gpspkai loads well and after selecting a rom (I own both cartridges-harvest moon, dragonball z) from the menu but on the right side it says no game found or something similar. I can explore all the menu on the software, but can’t load the roms.

    Can anyone tell me if I am doing something wrong? Thanks in advance.

    • clockdryve

      One thing….if you ever have the problem where the PSP will NOT shut off, you just hold UP on the power button and HOLD for like 10 seconds or something. It will turn itself off…then let go of the button.

    • clockdryve

      For the mh gpspkai you will need the GBA Bios http://www.mediafire.com/?aylfnzmpyeb just drag and drop (or copy/past) onto the main section inside the emulator. You will need to make a ROMS folder inside the GBA folder that is in your emulator also…..to put your games. Then when you start the emulator you might need to direct your emulator (once) to the location of the ROMS by choosing it from the list shown.

      • mega


        Thanks for the tip on the freeze. As for GBA, I do have have the bios file in the folder. The rom folder is already included. The system did gave me an option to choose the roms automatically (the rom files are unzipped). Once I select the rom, I just get a no image message on the right side. But I’ll try the link you provided and see if works.

        Thanks again.

  13. sandesh

    @wololo, the link doesnt seem to work for firefox and opera. but it works on internet explorer. well, for me atleast. and other people here are probably facing the same problem… i guess…

  14. sam.c

    i didn’t work at mine.. i got a psp ofw 6.35..
    I downloaded it with a macbook… could it be the problem?

  15. ChorizoConWebo

    Does iso loader work with the new HBL?

  16. assault

    HBL R112 works fine wololo.. thnx again. :)

  17. mo24

    GPSP works fine but deadalus doesn’t work it freezes if i press start emulation

  18. Fragon

    i am a new guy to psp
    juz brought a 3006 and found that its 6.30
    juz want to know is there any way to play iso ??

  19. Noth

    Hmm.. Still having some issues with larger roms in MVSPSP/CPS2PSP as well as Daedalus. Not enough memory…
    I think this should be possible to fix as it now is much better than with the first HBL release for Sukkiri. The R109 did not load Last blade 2 in MVSPSP whereas R112 does load it. Just not Garou and Metal Slug 3…

  20. wait is there a iso loader for hbl? if there is post link and make it sendspace please

  21. Dee

    Hi Wololo,

    Just try the Sukkiri exploit with 2000v3 with 6.36OFW and HBL R112.
    After load the game and select continue, the screen black and then jump to the XMB but not the HBL.

    Is it normal? since in HBL R112, it said its for firmware 5.XX o 6.36

    Thank you


  22. flowers--

    hi, i’m new so i’m really not to sure of the etiquette for forums but I hope someone can help me. Like Alexander, I am currently on firmware 6.31 on my psp go and was wondering should I upgrade to 6.35 firmware? this being that i want to sign into my PSN account.

  23. noth

    DON’T upgrade :).
    Unless you absolutely need to onto PSN from your PSP – you can buy games etc on a PC using Media Go, that’s what I do for the stuff I want to pay for.
    I have a PSP-GO with OFW 6.31 (like that when I got it) and I use the sukkiri exploit for now.
    BUT the main point is, there will be a HEN coming from Total_Noob and we don’t yet know for which OFW/firmware it will be for first..
    I’m sure interested in the HEN since it should enable more stuff, like converted PSX games and so on :).

  24. me

    DO NOT UPDATE, hbl worked fine on my psp 3001 OFW 6.31 with mini no sukkuri (something like that), some problems with some emulators, but no big deal, DO NOT UPFATE

  25. wonder why???

    this HBL rev 112 Sukkiri not working with my psp 2000 ofw 6.31.
    anyone can help me???

  26. David Marfil

    I test this HBL in 6.35.
    It works very well and I play very weel in Picodrive, Snesxtyle and emulators of gameboy Adv and Mastersystem.
    GPKai needs a GBA BIOS
    I test too the HEN 6.20, don´t works in 6.35, teh PSP is freeze if you use HEN 6.20 in 6.35
    I test Prometheus ISO loader and don´t works in 6.35, the program returns you to the HBL patch and you can select another homebrew.
    Thanks wololo for your work, I think that in a few days you launch HEN and ISO loader for 6.35.
    Thanks you very much

    PD: PSX games it will be available in the next HBL?

  27. DarkGuyver

    I cann’t the files to download. I keep getting re-directed to the page annoucecing the Sukkiri Exploit.

    Can somebody help me?

  28. Damon88

    Cheers 😀

    Download all files from this website only , it worked for me
    i have PSP 3000 OFW 6.31

    i earlier used the files from PSP slim hacks website , didnt work.

  29. psp_passion

    I have PSP 1000 with PSP OFW6.30. I need to play ISO/CSO or homebrew games on that. Kindly let me know the way out of this

  30. zoomboy

    Hi I have just followed the instructions and got all my downloads. When I start the demo it just loads to play the game? Amusing as the game is, its not what I am after lol! I have a psp 300(4) uk model? SW 6.31. Well done for all the good work!

  31. bambam

    my psp jus returns to the main menu when i try to load hbl. what am i doing wrong

  32. Landou

    I tested in OFW 6.35 ! Great ! Thanks !

  33. gendai

    i have a psp 3004 with OFW 6.35. does the sukkiri exploit will work?

    • ChorizoConWebo

      Yes it works, I tested it on my 3001 OFW 6.35. I also hope Total_Noob is working on the 6.35 HEN or on a 6.35 downgrade.


    wigic dosnt work on hbl r112


    wagic crashes as soon as i open it every time what m i doin wrong plz help cause i havent used wagc before and i dont no what it is

    • wololo

      KHYLEBRA7: did you install ALL the files of wagic correctly? You should have a folder PSP/GAME/WTH AND a folder PSP/wagic_res. Be sure that you have both these folders (with stuff inside) on your machine!

  36. arshad


  37. GÜNEY

    ich will ps1 spiiele spielen auf psp version 6,35 hoffenklich kommt ein emulator für die psp XD

  38. evil_iori

    where would i put the exploit pls reply

    • ChorizoConWebo

      You unzip the exploit, put the “hbl” and “h.bin” in the root of your memory stick(Where PICTURE,VIDEO, and MUSIC, are located). Put the demo in the “GAME” folder. Now run the demo on your psp and when it loads press “O”, HBL should load.

  39. AnonDi

    Hey I can’t download this thing?! The link opens to Wagic page and it doesnt work for me whyyyy????

  40. Fear013

    OMFG!!!! i thought i was screw when i update to 6.35. my psp ofw was 6.31. Glad i found this. it freaking works!!! THANK YOU!!!!

  41. Natoo_man

    My GOD it WORKS THANK YOU *Biggest hug*

  42. cocoy

    please help i dont know what to do..
    i cant install the files…
    what do nid to do exactly..
    just brought the psp a day ago
    iam using psp3000 6.30
    thnx so much!

  43. daho

    when this hbl(everybody sukkiri version) will be having wlan support?.is it possible on everybody sukkiri demo?

  44. hene

    I installed everything but when i try to boot hbl it only crashes. so i need HELP!! Everybodys golf work but this don’t work
    psp 3004
    ofw 6.31

    AND it won’t work HEEELLPP

  45. hene

    Ok i got it working i reseted my psp now it’s fine

  46. arshad

    is HEN works in psp 3000 and running ofw 6.31


  47. MO

    Dear Wololo,

    I recently bought a PSP 3004, Firmware 6.31.

    How can i play games without buying UMD or save games? it here a software where i can download the games and play them from the memory stick?

    need your help!

    • wololo

      @MO: yes, just download the sukkiri exploit and HBL on this page, and you can then play homebrews such as Wagic through HBL

  48. James


    I’m not a hacker nor do I know much about the topic … I was just wondering …….. I know HBL uses a user exploit … and tn hen uses a kernel exploit … couldn’t HBL also take advantage of the kernel exploit as well? Wouldn’t that improve HBL’s ability to use homebrew?

    Sorry is my question is noobish.

  49. mo24

    Is there a version of deadalus that works and boots a rom with this hbl

  50. Mice

    wololo, can I play PSX games and does putting popsloader will work on 6.35?

  51. xDanilo

    Wololo, can’t download the final version of hbl, it redirects to your site…

  52. yankee127

    HEN available for 6.31 tested it and works.

  53. niko.r

    how do i load it up to enter hen mode, i installed all the files onto my psp 2001 with 6.35 but the demo is in japanese and even if i justm try random buttons it goes to a screen where it doesnt move and it has some words in japanese