PS VITA Firmware xTractor 2.01 by SKFU

Developer SKFU is back with an update to his PS Vita Firmware xTractor application, an application designed to extract the files inside the playstation Vita Firmware (duh…). Now that the Vita firmwares are publicly available, this application is becoming more interesting for more devs.

The new “download firmware” option simply opens your browser to the official Sony update xml file, itself containing URLs that you can copy/paste to download the firmwares to your PC. I tried it on the JP firmware 1.5, and, surely enough, it does extract the firmware files from the archive, including readable ones such as licence.xml or version.txt. Most of the other files are probably encrypted though, but that’s already a first step.

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PS Vita firmware xTractor 2.01

PS Vita Firmware 1.5

  1. NoobGamer’s avatar

    So what I get from the post is that if you guys decrypted the files, there is a higher chance of finding exploits that may lead to getting kernal access then installing a CUSTOM FIRMWARE!!??

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    1. svenn’s avatar

      Decrypting the files is pretty hard. Beside that, even if they can decrypt it, and there is a exploit, then its still months/years work before you could even think about cfw and even then its doubtful it will be public cfw.

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      1. *BANNED*’s avatar

        Hubalahbahlahbah

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  2. Alpha’s avatar

    @wololo, can I get banned for creating multiple account because I read the registration agreements and it didnt say anything about it.

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    1. wololo’s avatar

      Yes, we don’t have it in the rules yet but we usually close multiple accounts. It felt so natural to me that one individual should have only one account on a forum that I never wrote a rule for that.

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      1. Alpha’s avatar

        Ok, so I am, by your present terms and registration agreements, allowed multiple accounts without being banned?

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        1. wololo’s avatar

          Theoretically, yes. Practically, people who create several accounts on the forum usually do so in order to do ban evasion, or to cause chaos. As a result, they get monitored much more closely than other members, and end up being banned, not directly for having multiple accounts, but for lack of respect of the netiquette, which is mentioned in the rules.
          Also, trying to be a smartass about the rules never helps. Moderators are not robots but human beings, they interpret the rules the best they can. The rules of the forum are an indication of what you can and cannot do, but not an exhaustive list of all the bad behavior. There’s a thing called “common sense”.

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          1. Alpha’s avatar

            Ok. How do I get unbanned? and if I have been “perma” banned am I stil able to register?

          2. wololo’s avatar

            In theory you can’t get unbanned for a perma ban. We have a system of warnings that is supposed to give people enough “possibilities” to behave correctly. If you got perma banned it means you got several warnings and didn’t start to behave. Practically if you wait for a few days and come back with a different account (and a different behavior!!!) there’s a chance the mods won’t notice it’s you. Don’t tell them I told you that :D

  3. Alpha’s avatar

    Your…… awe……… some :)

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