Homebrew EBOOT Loader
The EBOOT Loader (now called "eLoader") is a program that lets you run free, non-commercial software ('homebrew')
on PSPs with firmware version v2.0 - v2.80 (NOTE: not v2.81+). This page is here to tell you all about it, and how
to get it.
IMPORTANT: The EBOOT loader currently works on v2.0 - v2.80 firmware only.
It's very much work in progress, but can load quite a lot of
existing EBOOTs. You can see a list of the test results for the
current release using the TIFF method here,
and using the GTA method here.
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eLoader v0.995 ("Kriek" edition) (updated 16 Nov 2006)
The latest version of the eLoader allows you a choice of three methods of launching the
loader. The TIFF method works as before, using the PSP's PHOTO menu, and is usable on
on v2.00-v2.80 PSPs. The GTA method uses the Grand Theft Auto savegame exploit, and is activated
by loading a special saved game slot, within the GTA game. The GTA method is usable only on
v2.00-v2.60 PSPs. The final method is 'xLoader', which allows you to run a special patcher
image that then allows you to load EBOOTs directly from the PSP's GAME menu.
The eLoader now comes in two versions. If you're using a Windows PC, then the
recommended option is to download the
automated installer version. This will automatically install eLoader into the correct
places on your memory stick.
Alternatively you can download the
ZIP file version, and unpack it manually.
For more detailed information on how to install and use the eLoader, you can view the current
Please let us know if you are able to get any interesting EBOOTs
to run, or details of any EBOOTs that it is unable to run, so that
we can try to enable them. You can report your results in the
PSP Homebrew Database.
Come along and discuss the loader in the new official forums,
the excellent PSPUpdates
website. You can also discuss the loader in the official IRC channel, #noobz at
irc.toc2rta.com - or click here
if you don't have your own IRC client.
Previous loader versions
If you need to download older versions of the loader, use these