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.

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.

783 Responses

  1. Peleep says:

    Does anyone know if VICE for PSP works on VHBL … to run Commodore 64 roms? I love the old Galaga, Galaxian, Defender, Bruce Lee era…..!

    Or is this a silly question? Feel free to delete this question if it is inappropriate. thanks!

  2. Bruce Tyler says:

    Hello, I’m sorry for such a newb question but it seems this site shows how to set up vhbl, plus there are videos on youtube, but what about actually setting up different emulators or games once vhbl is working? I am new to this stuff and I am not worried about getting vhbl functioning but I won’t know how to proceed from there. I am mainly wanted to get emulators on my vita I am ok with paying for vita games since I want trophies. Is there a link to a tutorial on how to set up snes and other emulators once you have vhbl working on the vita?

  3. Max Meechegan says:

    Maybe u can flash the vhbl in to the vita using the recovery menu?!?!

  4. Mastershake01 says:

    thank you wololo

  5. noah says:

    im looking for the same thing as bruce tyler how to setup the snes emulator i even tryed it on the ps vita hombrew prepare thing n when i clicked to install it it just says 1 file remaning n just keeps making the installing sound i let it sit for like 20 min n it was still doing it is there a link any where to setup snes emultaor n roms please and thank you

  6. Sparkey480 says:

    Hey Wololo, how would one go about deleting games from the games folder on the VHBL?
    Because there are a few that I decided I don’t like… And I would like to remove them.

    Respond quick!

    -Beloved VHBL user

    • Sparkey480 says:

      Scratch that, I think I got it.

      Isn’t it just saving the VHBL savedata on to the computer and deleting it from there?

      • Sparkey480 says:

        Scratch that scratching that.
        No clue how.

        • Gamblor420 says:

          It’s under the settings data in the psvita good sir. Go to application data manager and under Save data for psp. Once u wanna uninstall u would go under Add on data(psp)

          • SMOKE says:

            Actually there’s a easier way! Just install “psplorer”
            Its a file manager app and you can use it for PSVita! 🙂

          • SMOKE says:

            Man, I have been promoting psplorer alot lately! Lol

    • Go to settings > Application Data Management > Add on data (PSP) > Now you must count from last homebrew installed to bottem of the list says corrupt data on all files. BTW

  7. BG says:

    Any news on another title support for vhbl? I’ve just found out about this project after a brief search. How can I be in the know as soon as another title is released? Thanks, keep up the good work!

  8. konayzawoo says:

    Hi Friends
    Everybody tennis wouldn’t work on my vita, Why i don’t know.
    I already patch open CMA. run.dat patch already.
    already copy the homebrew file to the vita directory and
    transfer from pc to vita already and i already seen the game in my vita at others psp data category.
    But i cannot see the game icon and cannot install homebrew.
    Please help me. My vita is (1.67 singapore version).
    Thanks and regards

  9. Papote says:

    Hi, I accidentally erase via Content Manager Assistant Super Collapse 3. I have look everywhere in the PC: Recicle Bin, Temp Files. And could not find the erase game that I deleted via the CMA.

    If anyone knows where the deleted files are kept in the computer. Please let me know in order to have available again the VHBL.

    If not, how long would it take to reveal the next PSP game.

    Thanks,

  10. Ahmad says:

    hi everyone i have just upgrade my ps and at the moment i though about opning wololo.Net and i figure out that the hacker has just upload the newest hack so i looked up on the psn on my ps and i found out that it is not there (i have version 1.67) its the newset version yet so what should i do

    • SMOKE says:

      There is nothing that you can do. Sony removed it from their stores about 2 weeks ago. Sorry 🙁
      Just listen up for the next exploit game and maybe you can grab the next one

  11. noah says:

    I accidently deleted supper collapse 3 *** I have to wait for the next exploit this really sucks on my part keep up the awesome Wrk guys

  12. Bizzyb says:

    Dammit I missed this AGAIN! I’m 30 and don’t have the time I used to to spend my time checking for exploits on a toy like I did in the early psp days. I still remember kxploit. But I will try and get the next one keep up the good work!

  13. Mac says:

    Hi everyone and Wololo. If you have demos like Hustle Kings, Little Deviants and other games that have same sizes as the paid ones. Maybe some hacker can just change one or more files to make it complete? I’m not good at hacking so i’ll just be patient.

  14. asdfADRiAN says:

    I would like to help out with homebrew applications but its been a while since Ive visted the scene. Where exactly can I pick up on tutorials?

    I could care less about pirating, it would just be beneficial for hands on experience for my major.

    Best Regards,
    asdfADRiAN

  15. hook2008 says:

    Has been the use of PSS made ​​a FC simulator, but the speed is only 15, for unknown reasons.
    Download: http://115.com/file/dpvxc53f#
    Use of VitaConnector.exe upload to PSVita be able to run.

  16. Jakob says:

    Well we all know there is a problem downloading the Super Collapse 3 and wondered if someone could help me out getting it :/ if not well i’m totally understanding on why “who would trust a random guy of the internet. but if you could help me out message me on http://www.youtube.com/zyphsmw2

  17. Shaq says:

    Ugh… Playstation is a pain. Please though send me the super collapse game 3 or help me or help me to get the vhbl. Please help me thought and I will return the favor in the future
    Message me at http://www.youtube.com/user/BoomJustGotOwned?feature=mhee

  18. Skud says:

    You dont need a pirated copy of SC3 for which to load your vhbl…..you need an exploit to load it without breaking the rules. Only when you truly know what your looking for can you begin your path to finding it.

  19. asdf;lkj says:

    Jeez. I cant believe sony is making it so dang tough just so I can download my manga and put them in folders by manga issue. I really dont even mind the whole “no iso, cso” working. I just wanna put some freaking folders in my photo folder. And get bookr on my vita. I likes my translated light novels. Seriously, the vita has really been a step back in my “portable entertainment” experience.

  20. jobzombi says:

    I have a question. Is the vita OS based on android or HP webOS? When I tried to go to ebay.com, it showed it being redirected to the HP version of it, as it does when you are on a smartphone, you can later choose to go to desktop version. My inquiry is because at my job, the internet is run through a proxy. I know both are Linux based, but both my android phone and my vita work fine if I try to access the internet on them at my job. But if I try to run any app on them, it does not work. Stuff like Skype does not connect on either of them. My job requires me to put the URI for proxy access, which at least the vita lets me program that from the settings are for the specif access point, and then log in when I try to use the internet. What I’m guessing is that the apps try to access the internet but because they never ask for user/pass info they are not allowed access. I’ve been working on my android to get this fixed, so if anyone has any info on someone who already has done that, please help me out, at least I don’t have to keep on trying, or if you can let me know what OS is being run by the vita. I’m sure since both are linux based, if I get root access I can try to work on it as well.

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