HEN

A HEN (Homebrew Enabler) is a piece of software that allows you to run homebrew games and backups on your Sony PSP. The goal is similar to Half-Byte Loader but a HEN usually has more compatibility than HBL, as it has access to the Kernel functions.

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The Hen you need to download depends on the firmware of your PSP, and is independent of the model (it works on all models, 1000, 2000, 3000, and PSP Go). Click on the firmware installed on your PSP to be redirected to the appropriate download page:

If you have a firmware below 6.20, we suggest you upgrade to 6.20 or higher, and install one of the above.

Still confused? Then CFW For dummies will help you!



  1. mister munch’s avatar

    dammit it srewed up the diagram :(

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  2. equis’s avatar

    Yeah, I know by now, googled it. But I will tell you what is read in the readme.txt:

    “IMPORTANT READ: I made a mistake when setting archive Iver PSP folder that is named theme, which is in the dossierPSP / GAME folder to rate Iver PSP is not the right place Please save this file “theme” in the PHOTO folder of your MS, otherwise you’ll get an error at the start of the homebrew, I wanted to say again because the archive take much time, at least the upload. Thank you.”

    Also, it was common in that times a shell making changes in the flash of your PSP, I hope you didn’t screw up your console. You should have considered that before using a very old shell in a new firmware.

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  3. help’s avatar

    i downloaded the downgrader and when i ran it on my psp it said “error,updater MD5 mismatch!” what does that mean? HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. equis’s avatar

      You give very little information, but that error comes usually from the fact that you are using the downgrader in a very recent PSP, trying to downgrade to 6.20.
      Just try to downgrade to 6.35 and download an appropriate CFW.

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      1. help’s avatar

        i tried to downgrade it to 6.35 but it said the same thing

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        1. equis’s avatar

          Then you are doing something wrong. If the error continue, just install a custom firmware in 6.39. You need to give more information

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        2. equis’s avatar

          Also, you can go to http://wololo.net/wagic/cfw-for-dummies-6-37-or-above-on-a-psp-go-psp-3000-or-ta88v3/ and answer that test, follow intructions. Probably you would solve your problem

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        3. TRUST ME!!!’s avatar

          hve u placed the 6.20/6.35 update in the game folder ??????

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  4. Poo’s avatar

    Will using this over HBL show significant improvement in framerate and stability of emulators? Specifically in MAME and SNES?

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Yes, in theory it should improve the experience.

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  5. ahmed’s avatar

    my psp version is 5.55 i cant update , how to update this version ? plz help me

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    1. equis’s avatar

      What’s the reason you can’t update? Give all the details.
      Are you updating from 5.55 OFW? To which OFW? Which console? When searching for some help, be in the habit of give all possible information.

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  6. Awwal’s avatar

    I’v been running HEN on my 6.20 firmware.it unhackd yesterday and since then each tym i try 2 load it,my psp freezes wit the memory acess lyt staying on and pops then goes off. . .wat do i do please?

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  7. javy’s avatar

    if you run the downgrader and it gives you that mismatch error download the ofw 6.20 eboot and replace the eboot inside the update folder in the downgrader and it should work

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  8. Awwal’s avatar

    Sum1 help me please

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    1. war10ck’s avatar

      Give more details like your PSP version, then what OFW[original formware] it had, and whether you have updated it or not – and also do tell me to what OFW you are trying to OFW

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  9. KazTSB’s avatar

    Hey I have a question, I have 6.37 ofw, i want 6.37 pro. I’ts a Psp Go by the way. How can I install 6.37 pro? Also I have looked every for that firmware but I cant seem to find an actual dl link. Its like they skipped it and went straight to 6.39 pro.

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    1. war10ck’s avatar

      I think downgrade is your only choice…I did not find 6.37 Pro anywhere. But I am sure that it needs to downgrade – because when I got the PSP 3000, 6.37 had come out — and a downgrade came out for it. For proper downgrading see Chronoswitch v5.0 by Davee – this one can downgrade upto 6.20 in 7g/9g type of Motherboard too.

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  10. chuckles@u’s avatar

    the psp scene is dead. just face it

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    1. equis’s avatar

      Ok, I’ll take it as truth because is coming from your mouth

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  11. Nick’s avatar

    PSP Scene is alive and well! Everything has been developed :D

    I would love some help, I have a PSP-2000 with Firmware Version 3.80 (super old!) What should I do to get the most out of it? I would love to play NES/SNES/GBA/PSX games all the time, as well as some movie playing. Since I have a nice fully moddable PSP on my hands here, I am hesitant to upgrade to 6.2 to put HEN on, but maybe that is the best? I am COMPLETELY out of the loop! What CFW should I do to get the most out of this PSP? :) Thanks.

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    1. equis’s avatar

      Actually, best supported OFW are 6.39 and, slowly, 6.60. Besides, there are more CFW to choose from (PRO, ME, even a TN HEN) and in some cases, those CFWs allow more flexibility to consoles like yours (but is better if you get a pandora). My advice is to upgrade to 6.39 and try one of those. Once you are comfortable, and feels need for anything more, you could update to 6.60.

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  12. NICK S’s avatar

    hello im having sum probs with my psp go ofw 6.3.0. iv been doing a itouch jailbreaking series on my youtube channel and its been a year or so since ive used this psp. i got hbl on here and i (1) cant find my five dollar games and (2) have been confused as to why the hbl worked the first time i used it and the second after the text loading process it freeses, the battery light blinks ( i have the psp at full charge btw) and the device shuts down. any help would be greatly appriceated!

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Hi Nick. First of all, please try to upgrade to 6.60 and use Pro CFW instead of HBL. HBL is now on the deprecation path, and we do not maintain it anymore. You can find information on how to install the latest CFW on your psp Go here. The process is risk-free.
      About your 5 dollar games, are you talking about official PSP games? In that case I would suggest you re-download them from the PSN, either with your PSP, or using Media go. HBL has nothing to do with this.

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      1. NICK S’s avatar

        ok like psp hackerz im trying to run go tube. i however have access to a computer. when i put the update on it the psp told me to press O and restore to factory settings. the update wasnt on there after this happened. help me pppplllllzzzzz! :)

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        1. NICK S’s avatar

          also they wont let me re-download my game from PSN

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  13. NICK S’s avatar

    psp hackerz and i are freinds but the diff is he is the developer 4 my website. he also is in college and i am out of it so i always mock him 4 that :P . so just a quick littile fact

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    1. pap hackerz plus’s avatar

      Dude dont give out my info. Why didn’t u come to me w help?

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      1. NICK S’s avatar

        james u r using my email. lets talk about it on our site.

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  14. exodiac47’s avatar

    i ot a psp 2000 on 6.20 every time i try to use tn-e it turns off i even tried using hbl to make it work but i just brings me to the xmb menu. what do i do?

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      try to update to 6.60 and follow the guide here: http://wololo.net/wagic/cfw4dummies

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  15. obsession’s avatar

    hey, sorry to sound like a noob but my psp system software im using (5.00 m33-4) and for some reason it will not allow me to update at all. can someone help me cause it makes no sense

    thanks

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      I had this problem with an old psp phat (ta82). The only way I got this to work was to use Despertar Del Cementerio 8, and to “recreate new idstorage” on the machine. It will lose the content you bought on the PSN, but allow you to upgrade again: http://wololo.net/downloads/index.php/download/933

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