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.

Disclaimer

  • 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

Downloads



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. rafael707’s avatar

    nice, hope to be one of the first to get HBL on my vita :(

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  2. Jet Chen’s avatar

    Is it a specific psp game we have to buy to use it or any psp game?

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      It is a specific game.

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      1. William’s avatar

        How much will the game cost

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        1. SPRING BROTHER’s avatar

          We all appreciate that what you have done to bring such a lot of surprises .So,come on ,we all trust you,don’t be afraid of Sony, and it’s just a tiger made of papers~(*^__^*)

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  3. schmammal’s avatar

    One question; is the game good… cuz if it is a total crapfest that would suxxor.

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  4. santos’s avatar

    lol@ “any psp game” wololo: any chance I can get a pre – release. maybe test for bugs etc. Im on the forum username senas8. joined this forum over a year ago.

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  5. Eva’s avatar

    加了个油少年!

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  6. DreaMaster’s avatar

    Great~

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  7. ChenPan’s avatar

    I’m a chiese.You are very great!(我是中国人,你很棒!加油!)

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    1. kaede’s avatar

      chiese? chinese?
      实在不行就谷歌翻译一下嘛……

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  8. SIyan’s avatar

    Hope this “game” is not so bad

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  9. schmammal’s avatar

    so yeah, does this game suck!? i don’t wanna have to by barby’s pony party…

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      depends on your preferences ;)

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  10. catking’s avatar

    加油吧~~~PSV游戏太贵了。。。

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  11. holic of stockings’s avatar

    大神ファイト!希望psvが運行したpspのisoだった!

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  12. 送葬者死神’s avatar

    期待啊~

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  13. chinese boy’s avatar

    wait for the awesome day!!keep going!!dude

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  14. bug大神’s avatar

    大力支持哦,雄起!!

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  15. 陈锦鸿’s avatar

    加油吧.你是我们心中的神,我们会永远支持你的.

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  16. Jimmy’s avatar

    Ya, personally. I cant imagine what will happen after u people crack the Vita, maybe others just jump into it n crash the game thing. But thanks for paying effort for it anyways~~ Hope u can success on the program, both for the hacker like u n the poor guy who can not pay their game like me~

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  17. hfc1971’s avatar

    我们会永远支持你的.

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  18. 咸蛋超人’s avatar

    The world of the game player are in support of you, not for other, may buy 1~2 games, but the game economy ability to reach and buy game player is still very much. Although genuine support, but also hope that more effort to master, and hope that more can not afford to buy genuine game player can play the game desire.

    (全世界的玩家都在支持着你,不是为了别的,可能会买1~2张正版游戏,但是渴望游戏的经济能力够不到买正版游戏的玩家还是非常多的。虽然支持正版,也希望有更多高手来努力,希望能让更多买不起正版的玩家能玩到渴望的游戏。)

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  19. 咸蛋超人’s avatar

    A 200-300 game coin, for the ordinary family, it is a luxury, but a love of the game of the heart, is the enthusiasm of each game player. The game business to sell the price, they are already very high profit, is not willing to put the game cheap, let more people to play good games. If the game is up to 50 ~ 80 yuan, believe that people will go and buy it.

    (一款游戏200-300人名币,对于普通家庭来说,这绝对是奢侈品,但是热爱游戏的心,是每个玩家的热情。游戏商卖这个价格,他们已经是利润很高,确不愿意把游戏廉价化,让更多人玩到优质的游戏。如果游戏能到50~80人名币,相信人们都会去买正版了。)

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  20. 咸蛋超人’s avatar

    以上の翻訳2条:

    全世界のプレーヤーは、君を支えるためではない別の可能性がありますが、1~2枚買う正規ゲームが、渇望ゲームの経済能力が届かない正規版を買うのゲームのプレーヤーはやはりとても多いの。支持が正規版も多く高手来ように努力をして、たくさん買えないプレイヤーが正規の渇望のゲームを遊び。

    ゲーム200-300人名の貨幣、一般の家庭にとって、決して贅沢品が、熱愛ゲームの心は、それぞれのプレイヤーの情熱。ゲーム商売ってこの価格、彼らは利益が高く、確かにしたくないゲーム低廉化を、もっともっと多くの人にまで遊んで上質なゲーム。もしゲームが50~80人名の貨幣を信じて、人々は正規版を買う。

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  21. meteorGX’s avatar

    Hello, wololo.
    Somebody is always entangled in the ISO loading, please you to tough tone to illustrate the feasibility of ISO loading, otherwise some people always entangled in the ISO loading of what, thank you

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  22. Start·Sky’s avatar

    加油!我们真心喜爱游戏!因为我们才是核心玩家!

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  23. BloodyDaisy’s avatar

    加油!!!绝对支持你!!!
    keep on going!

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  24. Jill’s avatar

    少年V587 这下可以用vita看电子书了。。。

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  25. zsp2002’s avatar

    頑張って!大家支持你

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  26. the boss’s avatar

    your are vevy good,i support to you —the chinese

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  27. lanxin’s avatar

    i am going to buy that ps vita when it release in North America, i hope that i can play the ISO game of the psp and the ps vita game, we all support at you forever, just show your work, i believe that you can do it

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  28. dane’s avatar

    很好,加油大神

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  29. 咸蛋超人’s avatar

    亲爱的 wololo!我有个非常好的建议。对于发布VHBL。你提到会以另外一种方式发布给真正需要的人研究。你可以在博客里发布有真正需要的朋友,可以在你的博客里留言,然后你把vhbl发给这些需要的朋友的邮箱里。正常发邮件应该是没有影响的。希望各国大神来支持!
    Dear wololo! I have a very good suggestion. For the VHBL release. You mentioned will be another way to release to the real needs of the people on the. You can publish in the blog is really a friend in need, you can in your blog in the message, and then you put the vhbl issued to those in need of friends mailbox. Normal mail should be no effect. Hope that all great spirit to support!

    親愛なるwololo!私は非常に良い提案。リリースについてVHBL。あなたとはまた1種の方式に本当に必要な人の研究発表。あなたのブログで発表が本当に必要な友人、あなたのブログにメッセージを送って、それからあなたvhblこれらの必要な友達のアドレスに。メールは正常に影響がない。各国大神をサポートする!

    친애 하는 wololo!나 도 그 데요. 좋 은 제안 했 다. VHBL. 너 언급 에 대해 발표 할 또 다른 방식 으로 배 포한 것 을 정말 필요 한 연구 할 수 있 는 사람 이다. 너 블 로그 에 발표 가 정말 필요 한 친구 를 할 수 있 는 당 신의 블 로그 글 을 한 뒤 이 들 을 VHBL 당신 에게 필요 한 친구 의 e – 메일 보관 해 야 한 다. 정상 에게 e 메일 을 보 내 는 지장 이 없 는 되도록 대신 뒷받침 하 겠 다

    Chers wololo! — j’ai d’excellentes recommandations. Même si la publication de VHBL. Votre un autre moyen pour ceux qui en ont authentiquement besoin au blog. Vous pouvez, il existe une demande réelle publié, dans des blogs, puis vous à ces besoins VHBL amis. La boîte de courriers électroniques, ne devraient être normale. Ecclésiastique au grand séminaire espère que les états

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  30. wat’s avatar

    Although I don`t know more about your work,I support you.Everyone who can`t buy the PS Vita are looking forward to your groundbreaking work!

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  31. lee’s avatar

    Thx~ I wish i can run n64 emu at a full speed on psvita in future.

    I donot wanna to see “psv cracked”.because i donot wanna to see classic console die ~

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    1. syafiq tatsuya’s avatar

      but still psp gonna die anyway because pspcfw and psphacking well hope they is cfw for psvita or iso loader for playing psp game on vita :(

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  32. sky’s avatar

    Come on, we support you, whether the result is good or not

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  33. fiy’s avatar

    居然这么多的中国人额 =w=、、

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  34. 咸蛋超人’s avatar

    顺便说一句,欢迎你来中国玩,中国各大游戏网站都在时刻关注你,希望你继续努力,也希望有更多的达人能够与你各显神通。我们支持正版,更希望更多普通老百姓也能玩到好的游戏。

    BTW, you are welcome to visit China, Chinese major gaming sites are always pay attention to you, I hope you continue to work hard, also hope to have more master and each shows special prowess. We hope that more support, ordinary people can also play a good game.

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      I’m actually in Beijing for work right now :)

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  35. syafiq tatsuya’s avatar

    well it seem SO stupid that sony making umd passport for psvita that have to pay twice even though you have the umd….. right?

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    1. rafael707’s avatar

      just stfu, no one cares about isos, and umd supports, god i hate people who troll

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  36. zhuangyan’s avatar

    加油啦!

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  37. syafiq tatsuya’s avatar

    well whatever rafael and keep up the good work coldbird, wololo and anyone that making hbl for psvita :D

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  38. 咸蛋超人’s avatar

    每日天都要来顶你

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  39. 咸蛋超人’s avatar

    wololo!wololo!wololo!The world is calling :wololo!

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  40. wangzii’s avatar

    不错,支持~!:)

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  41. syafiq tatsuya’s avatar

    well keep up for a good job wololo ,coldbird and the people that try making hbl on vita

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  42. Samuel’s avatar

    Good news not planning to upgrade my vita when it comes thanks for the hard work

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  43. ZJQ’s avatar

    We’re all rooting of you. but i can’t speak much english…

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  44. 朱月’s avatar

    加油!

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  45. king’s avatar

    Hi Wololo
    Every day is a good day ,keep going my friend.

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  46. Nike’s avatar

    希望PSV快点破解啊!WOLOLO雄起!

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