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.