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. Not stressiN’s avatar

    What up wololo.
    Just wondering if there is anything else I can use to run the SNES emulator on other than VHBL. Got the UNO exploit and I’m dying to play my roms, but haven’t seen a UNO version of VHBL. Either way I’m sure it will be around soon.

    #idontstress

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      We didn’t port VHBL to UNO. Instead, you can use CEF or ARK

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      1. Not stressiN’s avatar

        Figured it out. Thanks wololo

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    2. Dennis’s avatar

      Hallo zusammen und zwar hab gestern ps vita geholt und es ist kein Munster hunter instaliert oder drauf was kann ich jetzt alles noch damit machen ist verson 1.80

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  2. jake’s avatar

    Somebody pleeeeeeeze post a link to a download of an unpatched PSP version of UNO

    Thankx,

    Jake

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      This would be useless. You need a legit copy

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  3. cheneyboy’s avatar

    sup wololo i was wondering what exactaly is VHBL and is it already download on my ps vita system or do i have to download it from my pc and if so how do i download it?

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  4. atrumincendia’s avatar

    I missed the opportunity to download the Uno game before it was removed… I was just wondering if there is any news on any other game that could have the exploit to install arc or TN-C?

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  5. THATDUDEXAVIER’s avatar

    hey wololo does the monster hunter version still work on update 2.5?

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    1. kingthilo’s avatar

      I tried but it dont work they freez by loading the savedata

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    2. onnz423’s avatar

      no. it is patched in newest fw. read the description

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  6. jorge’s avatar

    hey wololo i got a legit version of super collapse 3 and i got all of the files from your website and after i load the game on my psvita it says load failed the data is corrupted

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  7. Under’s avatar

    A bit crazy, but got an idea you might be able to run with. I used to do some programming back in Linux, so I know most of my knowledge there is irrelevant, but followed Dark-Alex for years when I had my PSP.
    Well, getting a signed homebrew would allow you to play it on psp without CFW, correct? Maybe it is possible to reverse engineer some coding for the exploitable psp games, and have them at ready access for hacking purposes?
    As well, no current method to downgrade, but maybe it is possible to trick the vita while offline, into believing an old patch is a new one? Trade some registries around, rename a few things, recode the outline of the update, etc.
    Now, I know both are possible long-shots, but wasn’t sure if those ideas had come up. I just bought my Vita, and it was at 2.05, so I am gonna sitting around a while for TN to get the PSP 6.60 to me, lol! But, just figured I’d mention my thoughts. Oh, and always, thanks for Wagic. Was the reason I hacked my PSP to begin with. :)

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  8. Je-Al’s avatar

    wololo i dont have anything unibrix /uno mad block or something to run the iso’s or hmbrews what should i do…the unibrix is not free and i dont have credit card $1.99 to buy..what should i do bro plsss help i’ve been dying to figure it out but still not working…?i know your the only one can help us…tnx

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  9. Akasniper69’s avatar

    Wololo or anyone that can help me out. Im on 2.02 and i missed the uno exploit. Is there a way i can get CEF or ARK installed by using another method or will i have to update to 2.05 and wait for the next exploit. Thanks

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  10. vita_m33_DA’s avatar

    I’ll be first to say it, if you got a ps3 and buy stuff off of it today Sony sent me 10 bucks for free and it’s legit guys!!! so if you guys get a mail (it might work for the vita idk) you guys should get them ^_^ lol

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  11. mohdsajid’s avatar

    hi u tell me plz make ps vita vhbl for a demo game for ps vita plz and email me mohdsajid528@gmail.com

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  12. BarretPL’s avatar

    best would be free game, best regards ;) grafikapiotrowski@gmail.com

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  13. hardgamer’s avatar

    ive udated my psvita to the most recent firmware but can i still download monster hunter and hombrew my psvita

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    1. LennyVita’s avatar

      Hello,

      You wont be able to add homebrew to your vita because if your firmware is 2.06. the monster hunter will only work for firmware up to 1.80. if your vita has higher firmware you must wait for a new exploit game and VHBL. its a waiting game now for people on 2.06.

      Monster hunter was probably patched by sony, so not sure if it will still work even if you were on 1.80 firmware. Someone correct me if im wrong.

      Thanks

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  14. SofaKing™’s avatar

    i can afford a pc, and a PS3, and a PSVITA, and the internet, but can someone please give me a $3 game for free?
    IDIOTS!!
    Thanx for all this work you all have done! works like a charm, after the initial C-100something error,but my previously installed WTH and FTP is not working, yet. i wonder if i will have to delete then re-install these homebrews?

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  15. Shi Haonan’s avatar

    Hello , I am Chinese game player , from a Chinese game player to crack the idea ( for him ) , ” when you look at this post I write what I want to tell you what I did not break the master but I found a very interesting things I want to
    I found this on WOlolo hacker said but you know people like us can’t contact him no contact in fact this is a forum users found after his tell I found the secret . The following is his words
    Last night the struggle to 3 points undefined I say in detail . The extracted psvimg files can not only know .Psvimg is just a Sony package . I put the internal file is extracted . In addition PSP module of the system is FW6.60.. I can tell the file with ISO in all PSP games within the game.psvimg document is a as like as two peas is UMD_DATA.BIN is a PSP_GAME. ( if you use ISO to package can be run in PSP ) but I did not write permission for it . Otherwise, the font is finished the game into oh.
    PSV the crack in the primary stage . Now just PSP vulnerabilities based on future . If conditions allow cassette within the file can be extracted
    ( another one is found RAMDISK is writable )
    In fact, I passed his description of the game.psvimg file is the ISO is not a method of embedded for example
    For example, you have a private information to be hidden, please input and saved as a text file , hypothesis ( MHP3.ISO ) . The Internet to find IMG format picture is the best psvimg . The image file as an example , a file named PSV.img . If they are put in a disk root directory, then run the following commands in Windows MS-dos mode :
    A: , Copy PSV.img/b MHP3.ISO/a psvimg
    The /b parameter specifies copy , merge files in binary format ; the /a parameter specifies , in ASCII format file merge replication . Here we should pay attention to the order of documents, binary file should be placed on the plus sign , text format files in the following .
    After executing the command , generates a new psvimg file .
    For example :
    Hide important documents using ISO img image
    For example, a PSV.IMG image file
    And then you have a more important ( do not want to let others see the file ) folder called MHP3 here is to teach you how to crack the visa and then packaged restore files PSV
    The so-called visa is your link to content manager visit the following a channeling number is your PSV visa all PSV games visa
    1050ecH709XXXXXX
    All PSV files downloaded the game regardless of the APP folder PGAME folder PS Vita files in the PSAVEDATA folder PSGAME folder PSM folder SYSTEM folder also have those figures of these digital documents
    If you want to run PSP games and PSV games you download the game must modify the game in the visa only number of these games to be alone
    And your machine in the folder digital is the same as your PS Vita can run the game can even see the game … On the computer if the crack PSV.. CFW must certainly unify game visa number is the same as 1050ecH709F25f1F this is a number
    That is to say the PSP ISO game file visa
    All united as one number can see
    So PSV can break the running game
    Below is the unified authentication type ISO game number visa reduction into psvimg files
    Methods are as follows :
    1 compressed MHP3 file – > MHP3.ISO
    2 into the command line, execute the following command : the computer is running WIN7 CMD XP .
    Copy /b PSV.img MHP3.ISO psvimg
    Thus, MHP3.ISO is hidden in the psv.img image file . Psvimg can also be the same as before
    Is this the end … “

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    1. VodSpex’s avatar

      Hey so some how you have found a way to allow PSP images to be turned into a file that can be played on a vita system without a legitimate license.

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  16. s4f3m0d3’s avatar

    There is a way to use this trick with original card of “Metal Gear HD”???

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  17. Hideo’s avatar

    Hi,

    Can I play PS1 backups & PSP isos using the Apache exploit?

    Thanks

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    1. eesnahkhiir’s avatar

      how to install a exploit on ps via 2.11 using uno

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  18. chikomandy’s avatar

    i have the latest version 2.06 and i ve tried all that was instructed to no avail, i just bought ps vita console and i still misses my psp games so my question is how will i play psp cos i ve used uno exploits and apache overkill please kindly assist me.

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  19. gingerbread’s avatar

    they removed apache overkill already too late :(

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  20. gingerbread’s avatar

    when will there be a cfw hack for the vita. deffently need a mod chip for it already so we can have access to the nand

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  21. gingerbread’s avatar

    and d0oes anyone know where to buy a r4 for the vita

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  22. elyas’s avatar

    make a new one for patapon 2

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  23. sonofgods’s avatar

    Why dont you Make it for a free game like, Frobisher says!,Cliff diving fireworks lemmings, or talbe soccer?

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  24. supleed2’s avatar

    Hi, I was trying to get Motorstorm Arctic Edge but the store made me update. Can you please make an exploit for FW 2.10

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  25. Mili’s avatar

    Whennnnnn ???!!!

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  26. adam’s avatar

    i just got my ps vita with latest firmware 2.10
    so,which homebrew should i get to play psp game on my vita ?
    please help..thanks in advance :)

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  27. ManiFest’s avatar

    would it be possable to make a exploit for “Little Big Planet PSP” of a game that many people already have???

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  28. Billy’s avatar

    Can someone send me a email when they anounce the game you need williamstogdill@hotmail.com is my email

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  29. eesnahkhiir’s avatar

    plz help me

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  30. eesnahkhiir’s avatar

    i cant run a exploit on my uno

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  31. janclo’s avatar

    can anyone direct me on where to start? i’m trying to get emulators on my vita but don’t know where to start!

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  32. Jared’s avatar

    I dont own apache overkill, but i have firmware 2.01 so i could run vhbl if i could get apache. unfortunately I need apache which would require updating my software…. help?

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  33. theo’s avatar

    Can anyone send me FULL the GPSP file for PSVITA in my email right here (teopao99@gmail.com)pleassssse.

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  34. trivo’s avatar

    can somebody verify this ? :)

    first update to the latest firmware where u can download the game u want
    then download the savegame and maybe already or later transfer it via cma or opencma …
    what works best for u?

    update to 1.81 firmware
    first i installed ps3 proxy server gui
    then i setup the proxy settings in the psvita, set the ip address to that of my PC, and port to 8080
    i downloaded the 1.81 firmware from this link http://www.mediafire.com/?0whou4093twfp7v
    i started the normal update process (via wifi) on the vita to get the logs/links on the proxy gui
    in the gui i went to the replace files tab and put “http://dus01.psp2.update.playstation.net/update/psp2/image/2012_1116/rel_fab2db211065450e8091ee506b067973/PSP2UPDAT.PUP?dest=us” in the left box and then linked the 1.81 PSP2UPDAT.PUP to the right box
    then started the system update via wifi again, still said update was 2.00 but instead of 110 MBs it was 102 MBs, wala let the system update and now im on 1.81 firmware.
    note this is not to be confused with downgrading from 2.00 to 1.81 but thats what im trying anyway

    so then copy savegame data with xplo to xploitable firmware and game u have allready got from first update via via
    and happy exploiting :)

    trivo

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  35. ivo’s avatar

    hmm its harder then then replacing updatelist and ver set … sid has to fit
    greets

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  36. BIODUN’s avatar

    I NEED MORE THINGS?

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  37. mark’s avatar

    hello isen ther a explore or vhbl for the game nfs most wanted ore asphalt injection plz help

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  38. Feith’s avatar

    This may sound stupid, but it’s a question that’s gnna bug me until I ask it…

    Do signed homebrews work? or is it just exploits? If Signed homebrews work, why not make VHBL a signed homebrew?

    Also… I’ve noticed that the game “Atelier Totori Plus” isn’t showing up in the PSN store. Is it showing up for anyone else who isn’t using a PS3 to check?

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  39. Bruno’s avatar

    HELLO GUYS!!
    CAN SOME ONE HELP ME? ID LIKE TO PUT EMULATOR ON MY PSVITA… MY VERSION IS 1.60 WHAT SHOULD I DO FIRST!! HELP ME PLSSSS! THANK YOU

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  40. zouaoui’s avatar

    my update is 2.12 plz help me

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  41. Evandro Aguiar’s avatar

    Someone… Please help me. I have the version 2.12.

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  42. Evandro Aguiar’s avatar

    Someone… Please help me. I have the version 2.12.

    You guys can send on my email ? PLEAAAAAASE !

    evandrowas@hotmail.com

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    1. LOOP’s avatar

      Hey i’ve the same problem if anyone told you how to solve the problem please can you help me too? :)

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  43. n64’s avatar

    Ps vita 2.06 n64 daedalus psp CFplusvR13 VHBL 1.62 jeoway wMenu

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD6ZCD7jmNw

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  44. n64’s avatar

    Ps vita 2.06 n64 daedalus psp CFplusvR13 VHBL 1.62 jeoway wMenu.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD6ZCD7jmNw

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