Vita Half-Byte Loader

What is it?

Vita Half-Byte Loader is a homebrew loader HBL for the Playstation Vita, running through the PSP emulator on the Playstation Vita.
For the latest news about Vita Half Byte Loader, check the VHBL Category on this blog.

Half-Byte Loader (HBL) is an open source Homebrew Loader for the Sony PSP and the PS Vita. It allows to play fan-made games on any PSP and PS Vita. HBL allows to run emulators for the Game Boy, Nintendo 64, Sega Megadrive, NES, Super NES… and many other applications.


  • VHBL does not technically allow you to play any pirated PSP or Vita games.
  • Although VHBL is free and open source, the current version relies on vulnerabilities in specific PSP games that you need to buy from the PSN. VHBL comes with no guarantee, especially I cannot guarantee it will work on your Vita, so remember that you pay for a PSP game, and not for anything else. I do not do refunds for the money you gave to Sony :)
  • It is super easy for Sony to patch the vulnerabilities used by this tool, given the amount of control they have on the PS Vita. VHBL runs fine and is extensively tested, but for all I know it is possible for Sony to patch the game’s vulnerability without a firmware update. So, once again, before buying the game and downloading VHBL, you need to understand that you pay for the game, and VHBL is a bonus that might or might not work. Easter Egg: 6NH7-M5NJ-359B


The Version of VHBL you need to download depends on the PSP Game you own. Click on the game you own to get redirected to the appropriate download page (the download page of each game also contains installation and usage instructions). Currently, VHBL is available for the following PSP games:

Sony’s strategy so far has been to remove these games from their store, and put them back once the Vita firmware is patched. Most likely, if you didn’t buy the vulnerable game(s) in time, you will not be able to run VHBL. But we are regularly bringing more exploits to VHBL, so stay tuned on this page for further updates.

  1. braybray’s avatar

    How do I put this in king of pools


    1. bido’s avatar

      does it work for 3.01?


  2. Wilson’s avatar

    make a explot for god of war chains cus i have the make plsss do it soo that i can hack my vita plss man i really want a hacked vita but im allways to late :( plss wooloo


  3. bido’s avatar

    does it work for fw 3.01


  4. Claudio’s avatar

    Many of us just can’t buy the Fifa 11 or 12 exploit because was too expensive…I just hope that VHBL for 3.01 releases soon…I’m not interested in playing Psp games…just want to run emulators and homebrew with this VHBL…so PLEASE…release it soon…the Zett told that in the December-January period it will be released…but its February… :(


    1. Matt’s avatar

      If you bought a Vita just for homebrew/emulators, why didn’t you just get a cheap android console instead? If you can’t afford PSP games, you certainly can’t afford Vita games… so why do you even have a Vita?


  5. Bruno’s avatar

    Cant u guys make a more reliable hack for the public?

    I mean tn-v whatever depends on the random chance that i might have the game, at the right time, which to me dosent really help,

    i mean all the work you guys do is incredible.


    1. Claudio’s avatar

      The only way… every day check wololo… isn’t easy but its sure way…!!! I noticed by this way of Fifa 11/12 TN-V explot game…just I haven’t the money to buy it…(only by $3 ) bad luck damn it… :(


  6. jaffopunx80’s avatar

    hi wololo i have a vita cfw with fifa 11 but can’t find th vhbl for it. i must only wait for it or there is one already??and i have another answer: when i start fifa 11 and going into the 6.60 psp i use 6.60pspfiller to install iso like god eat2 but when i tryed to install any other game the filler don’t see any change in the memory like i don’t copy the iso into the mem stick but with god eat…all going well like the tutorial tell can u explain me why???sry for my english tooand bye jaffopunx80


  7. mc lester’s avatar

    plsss make an exploit on reality fighters or leggo batman 2 or little big planet. i really want to play psp games on my vita. T.T ;((


  8. andrei’s avatar

    hi you can create a FAKE NP to sign psp games without hack ps vita and pass them to the vita without THROUGH exployts or other games? It is better to create an application to sign psp games and pass them to the PS Vita .. I can try?


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  10. another one’s avatar

    at this point the dev kit has been free for awhile I have searched and searched but I can not find any compiled game or source code to put on the vita by means of the dev kit to launch and exploits like vhbl or otherwise am I looking for something that has not been done yet or is it there but I am not doing the right search


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